Can Amazon talk its way into autos?

Amazon aims to rapidly expand its presence in the auto industry through Alexa, its voice-enabled intelligent personal assistant.

UPDATED: 6/23/17 5:04 pm ET - adds detail, background

Takata bankruptcy would cloud auto industry's biggest recall

The expected bankruptcy of troubled airbag maker Takata throws a wild card into one of the biggest and most complicated recalls in automotive history.

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Lithium next German power play?

BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen came together to acquire Nokia's HERE high-definition mapping unit in 2015, and they combined efforts when deciding to build an ultrafast charging network for electric vehicles in Europe. So will the German companies join forces to secure a sufficient supply of lithium, a crucial raw material for battery-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids? BMW, for one, seems willing.

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