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Takata Beefing Up Replacement Airbag Production, Again

Just as federal regulators caution that it could take years before the nearly 34 million recalled vehicles equipped with Takata airbags that can spew shrapnel upon deployment are replaced, the Japanese auto parts maker says it expects to speed up its output of replacement parts by year’s end. 286 more words

GM is investing billions in its U.S. plants. Here’s why

When General Motors makes a die for one of its enormous stamping presses that turns sheet metal into auto parts, each die first must be fine-tuned and validated. 565 more words


Ferrucio Lamborghini

Like nearly all contemporary boys and men I have admired stylish, fast automobiles.  As a boy, I was aware of the American rivalry between General Motors and Ford admirers.  935 more words

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Self-Driving Cars

By Andrew Riddle

“What am I doing?” I thought to myself as my car, no longer attached to the earth, was spinning out of control with me along for the ride. 1,140 more words

Analysts make the case for the Apple Car

SAN FRANCISCO — Sanford C. Bernstein analysts Toni Sacconaghi and Max Warburton have issued the report “5 Reasons Why We Believe Apple May Indeed Be Looking to Build a Car.” 437 more words


Automakers, labor union face a long, hot summer of contract talks

Although the Detroit-based auto industry and the United Auto Workers union are still a few months away from serious negotiations, early signs aren’t favorable for a labor contract settled on mutually agreeable terms. 575 more words


VW’s key to overtaking Toyota for global auto domination

Volkswagen’s push to become the No. 1 global automaker hinges critically on its MQB architecture, a method of designing and building cars that VW has hailed as ultra cost-efficient. 506 more words