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    CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Faulty Takata airbags prompt expanded Toyota recall  

    (Corrects second paragraph to say more than 7 million, not 6.5 million; corrects bullet point to say the same) * Takata says more vehicles could be recalled * Record-keeping errors at plant in Mexico * Honda, Nissan, Mazda check for problem * 7 mln cars with Takata airbags recalled since late 2008 By Yoko Kubota...More
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    U.S. Safety Regulators End Daily Fines for GM on Switch Recall  

    The automaker will pay about $430,000 in cumulative fines for not meeting the safety agency's April 3 deadline to answer 107 questions about its recall of 2.6 million vehicles because of the faulty switch....More
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    NYC 'Taxi of Tomorrow' Program Approved by State Appeals Court  

    Nissan had in 2011 won a 10-year contract worth $1 billion to provide its Nissan NV200 cabs, a fuel-efficient minivan with the potential to convert to full electric power, only to have a state supreme court justice rule last October that the TLC had overstepped its authority....More
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    GM Faulty-Switch Cases Sent to New York Court  

    More than 80 lawsuits have been filed by customers who allege their cars lost value as a result of the recall. GM had asked that the cases be consolidated and transferred to New York, the same district where it filed for and emerged from bankruptcy in 2009....More
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    China Launches Anti-Trust Review Across 80 Industries, Includes Cars  

    Beijing last year stepped up a crackdown on anti-trust practices. The Commerce Ministry's review is part of a campaign launched last December targeting practices that hinder free market competition....More
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    RPT-New models, European recovery set to boost Turkish auto exports  

    (Repeats to additional subscribers with no changes to text) * Recovery in European demand boosts producers in Turkey * Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Hyundai rolling out new models * Autos account for 14 percent of Turkish exports By Evren Ballim...More
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    BMW Bringing EV, Hybrid to Chinese Market  

    The German automaker will sell its all-electric i3 and i8 hybrid in four cities starting in September as it pursues a share of the country's developing market for environmentally friendly vehicles....More
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    Automakers Hope New India PM Simplifies Tax System  

    Automakers hope sales will break out of a 2-year-long slump with the adoption of a simple goods and services tax favored by newly elected Prime Minister Narenda Modi....More
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Aug 28, 2014
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Why Young People Shun Auto Industry 4

The difference today is automakers have stopped selling the dream in favor of selling the deal. Dream cars disappeared decades ago, and concept cars are merely production cars with the door handles and side mirrors removed....More
Aug 25, 2014
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Finally, Voice of Reason

The concept of an autopilot is not new, particularly in aerospace. But Owens notes even the airline industry has never crossed that threshold by placing hundreds of lives solely in the digital hands of a computer....More
Aug 21, 2014
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Michigan, Great Lakes Region Still Core of North American Production

The Great Lakes Region is well-positioned to remain a North American production hub for years, perhaps well into the next decade....More

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