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    UPDATE 2-Honda expands air bag recall after Takata complies with U.S. order  

    (Adds expanded recalls in United States, Canada) By Chang-Ran Kim TOKYO, May 28 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co called back about 690,000 cars in Japan and the United States to replace air bag inflators made by Takata Corp after the Tokyo-based parts supplier last week agreed to comply with U.S. orders to expand some of its previous recalls. Honda, Japan's third-biggest automaker, disclosed the recall in filings in Tokyo and Washington....More
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    UPDATE 2-Ford to offer access to electrified-vehicle patents for a fee  

    (Adds details on EV plans from Tesla, Ford, GM, Nissan, VW) May 28 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said it would give other automakers access to its electrified vehicle technologies for a fee to accelerate research and development of such vehicles. Ford's offer comes nearly a year after a move by Tesla Motors Inc, the California electric car maker, to share its patents with other companies, though at no charge....More
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    China's BYD to Raise Funds for Expansion Plans  

    The Chinese automaker, which is backed by U.S. investor Warren Buffett's firm, reportedly plans to raise RMB12 billion to raise battery-production capacity and develop new models....More
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    UPDATE 1-Takata faces questions over air bag fix as recalls expand  

    * Air bags can explode too forcefully, spewing shrapnel * Do Takata's replacement inflators address root cause? * Takata says confident new air bags are safe * Regulators, automakers pursue separate probes of issue (Adds details on Takata's independent quality assurance panel, paragraph 7) By Ben Klayman...More
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    Daimler, Chinese Tech Power to Team on Connected Cars  

    The German automaker's Mercedes-Benz cars will offer software made by web-services company Baidu that allows consumers to access content from their smartphones via their dashboards....More
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    Mazda, Mitsubishi Expand Takata Airbag Recall  

    Mitsubishi and Mazda are expanding their recalls of vehicles with potentially defective Takata airbag inflators to 512,000 and 112,000 units, respectively....More
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    Study Warns of Car Connectivity Overload  

    The report by Machina Research recommends careful design and management of local networks that manage navigation and collision-avoidance systems in connected cars....More
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    Japan Auto Lobby Awaits Takata Report  

    Japan Automobile Manufacturers Assn. Chairman Fumihiko Ike, whose group is conducting one of several probes of Takata airbag defects, says he expects a report from any of several teams of investigators by year-end....More

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