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Toyota poised to restart production at China plant shut in blast

6:28 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2015
Toyota said it will restart work Thursday at China plants that were shut after explosions in the city of Tianjin.
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Why UAW VEBA could be model for contract talks between union, Detroit 3

2:48 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2015
UAW President Dennis Williams recently said an independent health care cooperative might be formed to negotiate health care services contracts jointly with the UAW trust. The resulting clout of up to 1.

Ten automakers sued in U.S. over keyless ignitions

11:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2015
Ten of the world's biggest automakers were sued today by consumers who claim they concealed the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning from millions of...

Acura, Mercedes, Mazda get top rating in IIHS collision prevention tests

12:29 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2015
Acura, Mercedes and Mazda made an impressive showing in the most recent IIHS testing of vehicles with front collision prevention technology.

T.RAD, Fujikura settle U.S. price-fixing civil litigation

3:21 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2015
T.RAD and Fujikura are the latest to agree to civil settlements linked the ongoing U.S.

Honda to unwrap retooled 2016 Civic sedan on Sept. 16

5:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2015
Honda says the 10th generation of the venerable Civic compact sedan will be introduced Sept.

Jeep Grand Cherokee being probed by NHTSA for rollaway risk

11:07 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2015
An estimated 408,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees are the subject of a preliminary NHTSA investigation after drivers complained that newer models rolled away...

Toyota tests potential alternatives to Takata airbag inflators

4:54 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2015
Toyota said it is testing airbag inflators made by Autoliv and Nippon Kayaku as possible alternatives to potentially lethal parts supplied by Takata.

Jeep hacker leaves Twitter

7:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2015
The security researcher who hacked into a moving Jeep earlier this year has resigned as an engineer at Twitter after three years on the job, a person...

Mazda turbo to do double duty

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
Mazda has engineered a potent turbocharged version of its 2.

GM suspends 800 job cuts in Brazil, ending strike

9:22 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
Workers at a General Motors plant in Brazil ended a two-week strike on Monday after the company agreed to suspend nearly 800 job cuts, buying time in...

3-D printing accelerates Honda Pilot development

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
Automakers are again taking a run at accelerating the new-car development cycle, this time with an assist from 3D printing.

Rare mascots are something to crow about

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015
Du Pont Motors represented a fairly significant portion of awesome mascots - that's hood ornaments - on the show field at Pebble Beach.

PLANT LIFE - PART 3

The Missouri job shop behind Toyota's makeover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 23, 2015
Toyota's New Global Architecture strategy is launching at Bodine, the old Missouri casting company Toyota bought 25 years ago.

North America churning out vehicle records

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2015
Production of cars and trucks in North America is running at historic levels. In July, 1,382,380 vehicles were produced, an increase of 6.

GM, Ford use 'veiled threat' of imports to gain leverage with UAW

7:02 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2015
GM and Ford are contemplating building cars with lower-paid workers in Mexico and China, a strategy that would improve their hand in contract talks...

Tesla engineer joins Apple's growing team of automated car experts

2:53 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2015
Apple has hired a senior engineer from Tesla, according to a LinkedIn posting, as part of Apple's effort to build a team of experts in automated...

GM recalls Impalas for airbags flaw involving infant seats

12:17 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2015
General Motors is recalling 8,989 Impalas for passenger-side airbags that can fail to turn off if an infant seat is in the front seat.

2016 Honda Pilot nabs Top Safety Pick+ rating

3:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2015
Honda’s redesigned 2016 Pilot was awarded the top rating in five crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as well as...

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