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'Japanese dominate' list of innovators

If companies' r&d chops are measured by the number of patents received, the Japanese auto industry -- led by Toyota and Honda -- appears to be outracing the competition.  » READ

VW finds $2 billion in savings as cost-cut push takes shape


Mercedes to build GLC in Finland starting in 2017


Audi suspends 2 engineers following U.S. emissions probe, report says


VW fined by South Korea, faces recall over emissions cheating


GM, law firm can keep ignition-switch documents secret, U.S. judge rules


Takata ignored employees' inflator concerns, report says


VW sticks to $7.1 billion provision for diesel recall despite simpler fixes


Toyota will replace 1.6 million Takata airbag inflators in Japan previously deemed safe


Smartphones may have role in 8.1% rise of U.S. traffic deaths


GM may contract out van production to boost capacity for pickups


U.S. delays 'quiet car' rules for hybrids, electric cars


FCA agrees to invest $1 billion more in Mich. to receive maximum tax credits


Rivian Automotive to build r&d center for high-tech vehicles in Mich.


Jaguar Land Rover will double size of UK engine plant


Land Rover Defender ends 70-year run ferrying farmers and royals


Toyota monitoring suppliers to ensure disaster readiness


Ford latest automaker to stop using Takata airbag inflators


Ford recalls 451,865 Fusions, Mercury Milans for potential fuel tank problem


Restructured Renesas seeks its footing on platforms


Why Toyota offers 2 battery choices in next Prius


German auto firms try to nurture Silicon Valley boldness


Tesla recalls 90,000 Model S cars for potential seat belt defect


GM contract may yield flat per-vehicle labor costs even with hourly raises, study says


Hyundai to recall about 305,000 Sonatas in U.S. for brake pedal issues


Daimler to invest $375 million to build diesel engines near Detroit


Volvo, Microsoft will bring augmented reality into showrooms


U.S. probes Bosch in VW cheating scandal, report says


N.A. auto production will remain strong in 2016, analyst says


Japanese supplier INOAC agrees to $2.35 million U.S. price-fixing fine


UAW partners with Germany's IG Metall to push for better U.S. wages, union representation


VW mulls closure of showpiece Phaeton plant, report says


UAW 'optimistic' Ford deal will gain approval despite setbacks


Ford contract rejected at 2 more plants; UAW leaders scramble to win approval


Audi says gift cards help it identify owners of tainted diesels


Faurecia, Stanford to study motion sickness in autonomous cars


Ford's Nigerian plant turns out first vehicle


Tesla in talks with Germany over possible battery factory


Ford reboots 2017 Escape with 2 new engines, stop-start, safety upgrades


Takata airbag recall gets more complicated, and messy


New Camaro's light show


Detroit shifts car output to Mexico


Emissions harmony, finally?


Ford workers in Kansas City reject UAW deal


Auto execs expect uptick in M&A deals through 2016


BMW will build X3 in South Africa to ease pressure on U.S. plant


Model S option becomes police matter: We've got a report of a kid in the trunk


Flexible MQB? Sounds more like expendable MQB to this analyst


Brose pushes electrification beyond the powertrain


Tech puzzle: Just what features do drivers want?