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Robots won't be taking over the road anytime soon, Ford CEO says

Ford's newly minted CEO doesn't foresee a robot takeover when it comes to the advent of autonomous vehicles. Jim Hackett says technology will gradually augment current challenges, easing pain points such as limited parking and vehicle access that commuters deal with daily.

UPDATED: 8/10/17 11:07 am ET - adds Ford response

VW labor leaders warn politicians not to put jobs in jeopardy

VW's powerful labor representatives urged lawmakers not to use the carmaker as a political football ahead of national elections next month and risk threatening jobs in Germany.