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Once a tech leader, Japan's auto industry plays catch-up

Mazda's coming technology blitz epitomizes the rush by Japanese carmakers to keep pace in an era of rapid change.

Change bearing down on rearview mirrors

IHS Markit predicts a surge in global production of panoramic rearview display cameras -- even though safety regulators are still undecided about them.

High-tech taxi for old-school Japan

In the era of Uber and ride-hailing, Toyota is turning its attention to building a better taxi that could give Tokyo's streetscape its biggest makeover in two decades.

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2019 'Ram-erado' won't outsell competition

Next-gen Ram 1500 needs more to win No. 2 pickup spot. Plus, who can afford pricey car subscriptions?

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Speedy tech deals may crash and burn later

Suppliers are trying to move fast, but experts say they may be getting involved in messy deals that could hurt later.

UPDATED: 10/22/17 12:35 pm ET - adds details
Tesla reaffirms effort to build cars in China; mum on deal report

Tesla said it is talking with the Shanghai municipal government to set up a factory in the region and expects to agree on a plan by the end of the year.

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High-tech taxi for old-school Japan

In the era of Uber and ride-hailing, Toyota is turning its attention to building a better taxi that could give Tokyo's streetscape its biggest makeover in two decades.

Battery suppliers face capacity crunch

Concerns are growing that battery suppliers such as LG Chem and Samsung won't be able to keep up as automakers promise dozens of new electric vehicles in the coming years.

UPDATED: 10/20/17 3:51 pm ET - adds BMW statement
BMW boycott sought by Jesse Jackson

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson is calling for a boycott of BMW products because of a lack of diversity among its dealer body.

NADA Data shows dealer profits eroding

New-vehicle dealerships sold about the same number of new vehicles through June this year as they did a year earlier, but dealers are making less money on them, an NADA...

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