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U.S. auto safety regulators have opened an investigation into certain airbag assemblies manufactured by parts supplier Joyson Safety Systems over a defect that could prevent the airbags from properly deploying during a crash. NHTSA said 256,181 passenger-side airbag assemblies produced by Joyson could be affected. It opened the investigation on Wednesday, April 7, according to
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South Korean battery makers LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation said on Sunday they have agreed to settle a trade secrets dispute over electric vehicle battery technologies, avoiding a potential setback for U.S. EV ambitions. The last-minute settlement ends a bitter U.S. trade dispute, sparing President Joe Biden from choosing between undermining intellectual property rights
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The Toyota Prius may have popularized the concept, but hybrid cars existed long before the now-ubiquitous Toyota hatchback. The Owen Magnetic featured on this episode of Jay Leno’s Garage dates to 1916—about 80 years before the Prius launched. It’s important to remember that, at the turn of the 20th century, battery-electric cars were quite common.
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TOKYO — Toyota’s advanced new automated-driving system has finally reached the market in Japan, packed with lidar, full over-the-air update ability and machine learning technologies — all firsts for the automaker. The Level 2 driving setup, marketed under the name Advanced Drive, went on sale here last week in a special grade of the flagship
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Daimler’s new flagship electric sedan will generate “reasonable” returns right from the start as the vehicle features top-line technology, CEO Ola Kallenius said. The Mercedes EQS, which debuts this week, will produce attractive profits while still lagging the returns of its combustion engine-powered sibling, the S-Class, due to the higher cost of electric-car components, Kallenius
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Volvo Cars has promoted its head of Europe, Bjorn Annwall, to chief financial officer. Annwall, 45, who joined the automaker’s executive management team in 2015, will succeed Carla De Geyseleer effective April 19. De Geyseleer, who has served as CFO since 2019, will step down for personal reasons, the automaker said. Annwall has been Volvo’s
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Auto retail giant AutoNation Inc. is now the exclusive and official automotive partner of Major League Soccer’s Inter Miami CF, complete with naming rights to its 18,000-seat stadium, which has been renamed after AutoNation’s DRV PNK initiative to support cancer research and treatment. AutoNation, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., said Friday that its deal with Inter
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Jason Trevisan took over the top role at vehicle-listings company CarGurus shortly after the year began. The former finance chief, who succeeds company founder Langley Steinert as CEO, will steer CarGurus through the continuing pandemic while also expanding beyond its core listings business with new retail and wholesale tools — most recently, with the acquisition
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Genesis is making headlines recently. From the unfortunate crash that Tiger Woods suffered in a GV80 to the new GV70 compact crossover and X coupe concept, the Korean luxury brand seemingly can’t avoid the spotlight. And there’s more coming, too. Rumor has it that an electric GV70 is right around the corner (likely dubbed eGV70). There’s also
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DETROIT — GMC plans to limit, and in many cases eliminate, floorplan costs for the electric 2022 Hummer pickup and 2024 Hummer SUV long term to help protect dealer profits and simplify the sales process, the brand told dealers Friday. “We’re going to take the risk on that now,” Duncan Aldred, vice president of global
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