Ex-Toyota exec Julie Hamp working as adviser to PR firm

Julie Hamp, who left Toyota following an arrest for suspicion of violating Japan's drug laws, is working for global public relations firm Finsbury.


BMW eyes global luxury crown again with 8-series concept

BMW unveiled a concept of its revived 8 series that will become a new flagship coupe and try to help it supplant German rival Mercedes-Benz for leadership in luxury vehicle sales worldwide.

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Prosecutors investigate Bosch employees in Daimler probe, report says

German prosecutors who searched Daimler's offices this week as part of a probe into diesel pollution are also investigating employees at Bosch, a report said.

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GM accused in lawsuit of using VW-like defeat devices

GM was accused of putting defeat devices in its trucks to beat emissions tests, the sixth carmaker linked to diesel cheating since 2015, when VW admitted to installing software to bypass pollution rules.

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Tesla names new HR head amid worker allegations

Tesla replaced Arnnon Geshuri, vice president of human resources, with Gaby Toledano, a former executive at video game company Electronic Arts, amid employee claims of a harsh work environment at the EV maker's California plant.

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FCA stumbles into U.S. regulatory crosshairs again

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will now have to defend itself against accusations it's run afoul of environmental, safety and securities laws in the span of just a few years.

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