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Poor people stand to gain substantial health benefits from the arrival of autonomous vehicles. But a new study finds they’re least likely to afford the rides. Affordability concerns surrounding self-driving technology mean low-income citizens will largely miss out on improved access to transportation and the chance to buy cars equipped with systems that prevent collisions.
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Nissan’s redesign of its flagship Rogue model delivers an improved portfolio of family-friendly technologies expected of a crossover. But also notable is what Nissan’s volume-leading nameplate will not offer — a hybrid powertrain. When the new 2021 Rogue launches this fall, it will offer a single powertrain: a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine. That’s in contrast
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Cox Automotive, facing a sharp decline in 2020 revenue, eliminated roughly 275 jobs on Thursday as the dealership technology company accelerates the realignment of operations in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The cuts are the first permanent job reductions stemming from the pandemic, Cox confirmed. More than 60 percent of affected employees had been furloughed
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DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. next week will show the next generation of its brawny F-150 pickup truck that offers a new sleeper-seat feature and over-the-air software updates. The new F-150, part of the best-selling vehicle line in the U.S., accounts for $50 billion in annual revenue, and a significant share of Ford’s annual profit.
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A federal court has decided not to consider some of the claims made in General Motors’ lawsuit accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles of bribing union officials, opting to assess only the allegations directly related to racketeering. The court declined to hear two of the five counts in GM’s suit, setting aside claims of unfair competition and
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DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said several of its North America plants will not have summer shutdowns this year “in order to meet strong consumer demand.” The plants that will remain open through the summer build vehicles such as the Ram 1500, Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator, and Dodge’s muscle cars. Those plants are Jefferson North
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Lexus opened a Pandora’s box of controversy when it introduced its now-ubiquitous spindle grille in the early part of the prior decade. While the brand’s signature front face may always remain a little bit polarizing, Lexus has given many of its new vehicles a generally cohesive look. The ES and RX have more streamlined, less
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Audi says it has opened a new automated-driving development office in Silicon Valley to help the German premium brand develop advanced driver-assistance systems for North America. The office, in San Jose, Calif., eventually will be home to more than 60 engineers to “develop new functionalities, catered specifically to North American Audi customer needs,” according to
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SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla Inc. investors should vote against the reelection of board chair Robyn Denholm because directors are being highly compensated and pledging significant amounts of stock for personal loans, the world’s largest proxy adviser said. Opposing Denholm is warranted because Tesla has failed to give reasonable rationale for consecutive years of high director
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Mexico continues struggling to bring its vital auto parts supply base back to normal production levels, creating a brake on the entire North American supply chain. The labored restart from the pandemic shutdown comes as U.S. automakers are clamoring for Mexican-made parts to resume building popular vehicles such as pickups and crossovers needed to replenish
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UPDATE: The race is over, with the Rebellion Williams Esport team taking the LMP crown and the Porsche Esports Team clinching the GTE title when the virtual checkered flag was waved. Watch the highlights above. The 2020 24 Hours of Le Mans was originally scheduled to take place this weekend, from June 13-14, but the world’s
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TOKYO — An explosion was reported at Honda Motor Co.’s plant in central Japan, police said on Sunday, with two workers sent to the hospital with burns. The explosion at a switchboard occurred at around 9:15 am local time at Honda’s plant in Suzuka city, Mie prefecture, an officer with the prefectural police said. Two
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The automotive world was treated to a rare look inside the politics of the American auto industry last fall when General Motors filed a racketeering lawsuit against Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) for allegedly bribing UAW officials in a bid to undercut it. But, with the automotive world being a complex place, that was not the only
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FRANKFURT — Herbert Diess may want to watch his back. The Volkswagen CEO, who earned almost €10 million ($11.3 million) last year, no doubt remembers how he came to run the carmaker: The ambitious Austrian went behind his aging predecessor’s back to convince directors he was the best man to lead VW into the future.
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Good racing films don’t happen very often, and rarely do they receive as much critical acclaim as 2019’s Ford v Ferrari. Propelled by the real-life drama behind Ford’s historic 1-2-3 sweep at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, the movie brings the adrenaline and danger of racing in the 1960s to life, carefully weaving
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