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IIHS beefs up crash testing for top pick designation

Automakers looking to land top safety accolades should give the same level of attention to both front-passenger safety and the driver's safety, a leading automotive safety organization said.

UPDATED: 10/19/17 1:20 pm ET - adds details, GM statement

Chinese-funded EV startup buys tech firm headed by former Tesla exec

SF Motors, a California-based electric vehicle unit of China's Chongqing Sokon Industry Group, acquired an EV and battery tech firm headed by former Tesla executive Martin Eberhard for $33 million.

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