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Tesla gears up for fully self driving cars amid skepticism
April 26, 2019 by Michael Liedtke And Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears poised to transform the company’s electric cars into driverless vehicles in a risky bid to realize a bold vision that he has been floating for years. The technology required to make that quantum leap is

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Volvo’s European models to warn each other of hazards
April 22, 2019 by Adam Malik

Volvo Cars is introducing connected safety technologies to its vehicles in Europe. As the evolution of the connected car continues to grow, the technology from Volvo will allow its vehicles to communicate with each other and alert drivers of slippery

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Electric car makers woo Chinese buyers with range, features
April 17, 2019 by Joe McDonald, The Associated Press

Automakers showcased electric SUVs and sedans with longer range and luxury features Tuesday at the Shanghai auto show, wooing Chinese buyers as Beijing slashes subsidies that helped to launch the industry. Two of China’s biggest state-owned automakers unveiled models they

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Former Volkswagen CEO charged with fraud in Germany
April 16, 2019 by David McHugh, The Associated Press

German prosecutors charged former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others with fraud in the emissions cheating scandal that has helped turn many Europeans against diesel engines and accelerated the push toward electric cars. Prosecutors said Monday that Winterkorn knew

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Tariff waffling hurting suppliers, Vision Conference hears
April 12, 2019 by Adam Malik

End the guessing game and bring back certainty, panel says

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Close the border? MEMA, Auto Care say no way
April 8, 2019 by Adam Malik

Two of the automotive aftermarket’s largest groups are demanding that the United States-Mexico border stay open. The missive follows threats from U.S. President Donald Trump that his government would shut down the border over supposed border security. Trump claimed Mexico

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Denso expands North American operations
March 21, 2019 by Adam Malik

Denso is investing nearly $10 million in a new distribution centre in Indiana to boost its offerings in North America. With 50 full-time jobs being added thanks to the new hub in Jefferson, Ind., it will be fully operational this

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Aftermarket women gather in New Orleans
March 19, 2019 by Adam Malik

Women in Auto Care held its latest Winter Leadership Conference with 138 attendees. Held over two days at Le Meridien New Orleans, women from across the aftermarket listened to keynote speeches on topics of leadership styles, avoiding burnout, self-coaching and

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Regulators charge VW, ex-CEO with defrauding investors
March 18, 2019 by The Associated Press

U.S. regulators charged Volkswagen and former CEO Martin Winterkorn with defrauding investors during its massive diesel emissions scandal. The charges from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission come two years after the German automaker settled with the U.S. over criminal

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AASA, MEMA fight back against law targeting aftermarket parts
March 12, 2019 by Adam Malik

A proposed law to discourage the sale of aftermarket parts is facing backlash from the associations representing the industry. A Nevada bill recently proposed calls on insurers to not use aftermarket parts when repairing physical damage to a motor vehicle

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Magna says tariffs still a problem, but USMCA could eventually give it a leg up
February 28, 2019 by Christopher Reynolds, The Canadian Press

The head of Magna International Inc. says U.S. tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum continue to dent the auto parts maker, but suggested President Donald Trump’s move to rev up production lines on U.S. soil could give it an advantage.

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MEMA raises alarm over failed California talks
February 26, 2019 by Adam Malik

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association has issued a warning over collapsed negotiations in California. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were negotiating with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on the Safer