Automobile manufacturing

November 17, 2017 - 6:15 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A new report on recalls of potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators shows that automakers have replaced only 43 percent of the faulty parts even though recalls have been under way for more than 15 years. The report, issued Friday by an independent monitor who is keeping tabs on...
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November 17, 2017 - 8:38 am
BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen says it plans to spend more than 34 billion euros ($40 billion) over the next five years on developing electric cars, autonomous driving and other new technologies. The German automaker released the figure Friday after its supervisory board discussed the company's plans for...
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November 17, 2017 - 8:36 am
DETROIT (AP) — Mitsubishi is recalling nearly 84,000 small cars in the U.S. because the air bags may not inflate in a crash. The recall covers certain Mirage models from 2014 through 2018. The company says the safety restraint computer can interpret road vibrations or a flat tire as a sensor error...
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Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa bows during a press conference at the headquarters of the automaker in Yokohama, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Saikawa and other executives of the Japanese automaker plan to return part of their salaries to show remorse over illegal vehicle inspections at the automaker’s plants in Japan. Earlier Friday, Nissan submitted to the government a report on its investigation into the scandal. (Suo Takekuma/Kyodo News via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 4:54 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa and other executives of the Japanese automaker are returning a part of their salaries to show remorse over illegal vehicle inspections at the automaker's plants in Japan. Saikawa did not say how big the pay cuts would be or who else would...
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November 15, 2017 - 6:02 pm
___ Republicans set stage for crucial tax overhaul votes WASHINGTON (AP) — A sweeping tax overhaul has cleared a procedural hurdle in the House. Lawmakers voted on Wednesday to approve the rule that sets the stage for a vote on passing the measure. That vote is expected Thursday. In the Senate,...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 13, 2017, file photo, a self-driving Chevrolet Bolt EV that is in General Motors Co.'s autonomous vehicle development program appears on display at GM's Orion Assembly in Lake Orion, Mich. California regulators are embracing a General Motors recommendation that would help makers of self-driving cars avoid paying for accidents and other trouble, raising concerns that the proposal will put an unfair burden on vehicle owners. (Jose Juarez/Detroit News via AP, File)
November 15, 2017 - 5:36 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulators are embracing a General Motors recommendation that would help makers of self-driving cars avoid paying for accidents and other trouble, raising concerns that the proposal will put an unfair burden on vehicle owners. If adopted, the regulations drafted by...
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Pope Francis writes on the bonnet of a Lamborghini donated to him by the luxury sports car maker, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. The car will be auctioned off by Sotheby's, with the proceeds going to charities including one aimed at helping rebuild Christian communities in Iraq that were devastated by the Islamic State group. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 5:49 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis got the keys to a fancy new Lamborghini on Wednesday — but he won't be tooling around the Vatican gardens in it. Instead, the special edition Huracan will be auctioned off by Sotheby's, with the proceeds going to charities including one aimed at helping rebuild...
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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, speaks with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte before the opening ceremony of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila, Philippines, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (Mark Cristino/Pool Photo via AP)
November 13, 2017 - 4:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Day prompted President Donald Trump and his administration to take stock of what's been done to fix health care for those in uniform. They claimed more progress than has been made. That tendency to overreach extended to trade and the economy as Trump visited Japan, South...
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US President Donald Trump speaks on the final day of the APEC CEO Summit, part of the broader Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit, in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on Friday Nov. 10, 2017. World leaders and senior business figures are gathering in the Vietnamese city of Danang this week for the annual 21-member APEC summit. (Anthony Wallace, Pool via AP)
November 11, 2017 - 4:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Day prompted President Donald Trump and his administration to take stock of what's been done to fix health care for those in uniform. They claimed more progress than has been made. That tendency to overreach extended to trade and the economy as Trump visited Japan, South...
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Cars and trucks queue on the highway A5 in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. The World Climate Conference with 25 000 people participating starts on Monday in Bonn, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
November 08, 2017 - 4:57 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The European Commission said Wednesday it wants to cut emissions of carbon dioxide from cars by 30 percent by 2030 and boost the use of electric vehicles by making them cheaper and easier to charge. The proposal stops short of imposing fixed quotas for emission-free vehicles and is...
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