Nissan takes first stop on road to autonomous taxis with Easy Ride

Nissan is taking its first steps to becoming an operator of autonomous vehicle services, hoping to break into a segment set to be dominated by Uber and other companies.


GM plans to build 2 new models in S. Korea, says lawmaker

General Motors plans to produce two new models in South Korea, a local lawmaker quoted GM executive Barry Engle as saying at a meeting with South Korean members of parliament.

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UPDATED: 2/12/18 9:51 pm ET - adds details
GM to close 1 of 4 plants in South Korea

GM plans to close one of its four South Korean assembly plants as the first step in a larger restructuring of its unprofitable GM Korea operations.

GM Korea becomes latest cost target

A restructuring of GM's Korean operation could combine elements of its Australia strategy — where it quit manufacturing but remained in the consumer market — and its India strategy, where it kept manufacturing for export, but abandoned the consumer market.

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Former Toyota President Tatsuro Toyoda dies at 88

Tatsuro Toyoda, the second son of Toyota Motor Corp.'s founder and whose short tenure as the company president in the 1990s was marked by health issues, has died at 88.


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