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Takata's remaining two bidders to seek court-led turnaround in Japan, report says

Takata's two remaining bidders plan to propose a court-mediated turnaround for the Japanese operations of the troubled airbag supplier, the Nikkei business daily reported.

 

EPA nominee Pruitt to review vehicle emissions rules

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead the EPA, said he will review the Obama administration's recent decision to lock in fuel efficiency rules.

Apple sued for not preventing texting and driving

Apple is facing a potential class-action lawsuit in California for declining to deploy technology that could prevent iPhone users from texting while

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Mobility business could make room for everyone

In a future filled with mobility services and self-driving vehicles, some executives say there will be room for everyone. Mary Lou Jepsen, a board member at Lear and Silicon Valley veteran, said the transition to new automotive technologies will be more cooperative than competitive.

What was cool at CES

The trade show formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show is arguably one of the most important auto shows of the year, with suppliers and automakers convening in this city of glitz to show off their most forward-thinking ideas.

Infiniti to showcase "co-pilot' driving tech

Infiniti will introduce a QX50 crossover concept with self-driving technologies this week at the Detroit auto show, along with what it says is the world's first production-ready, fuel-saving variable compression ratio engine.

Waymo cutting lidar costs by 90%, building up hardware suite

Waymo, the standalone company formerly known as the Google self-driving car project, said Sunday it is has dramatically lowered the cost of lidar by 90 percent, and is building a suite of hardware that can be integrated as a unit into an existing car.

Audi plans to debut autonomous car in 2020

Audi wants put autonomous cars on the road in less than five years. The automaker said in a joint event with artificial intelligence company Nvidia at CES that it plans to introduce a Level 4 autonomous vehicle in 2020. Such a vehicle would require no human intervention in limited situations.

Driverless cars finally steer near showrooms

Car electronics supplier Delphi Automotive went coast-to-coast in 2015 in a self-driving Audi Q5 SUV to prove the autonomous automobile had arrived. Now, the supplier is shifting from stunts to selling.

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Industry should aim for zero-fault software

Despite the dramatic losses affecting businesses today because of computer software that is rife with bugs and susceptible to cyberactions, the autonomous vehicle race is on.

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