Automobile manufacturing

July 25, 2017 - 9:44 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker BMW says it will manufacture the electric version of its Mini compacts at its factory in Oxford, England. The production decision comes at a time when automakers are scrutinizing investment plans due to Britain's impending departure from the European Union...
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In this April 25, 2017, photo, a Chevrolet truck sits in a General Motors dealer's lot in Nashville, Tenn. General Motors Co. reports financial results, Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
July 25, 2017 - 8:33 am
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' second-quarter net profit fell more than 40 percent as the company posted a loss from the sale of its European unit and charges for restructuring in India and selling its business in South Africa. The company posted net income of $1.66 billion, compared with a record...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017 file photo, the four ring logo of German car producer Audi is photographed at the headquarters after the annual press conference in Ingolstadt, Germany. German automaker Audi says it will fit up to 850,000 diesel cars with new software to improve their emissions performance, following a similar move by rival Daimler as the auto industry tries to get ahead of public controversy over the technology. Audi, the luxury brand of the Volkswagen Group, announced the voluntary retrofitting program on Friday, July 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)
July 24, 2017 - 6:28 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German auto industry's troubles over excessive diesel emissions are looming larger. Shares in the three biggest German automakers fell Monday after a newsmagazine report claimed they had colluded for years over diesel technology. BMW was off 2.3 percent, Daimler 3.4...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2017 file photo, TK Holdings Inc. headquarters is shown in Auburn Hills, Mich. Australia’s consumer watchdog says it is urgently seeking information from the government regulator and car manufacturers after a magazine reported that recalled Takata air bags were being replaced by faulty air bags. Australian consumer magazine Choice said on Monday, July 24, 2017, it had discovered car makers were refitting faulty Takata air bags in recalled vehicles as a temporary solution after questioning 14 car manufacturers in Australia.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
July 23, 2017 - 11:23 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's consumer watchdog said on Monday it was urgently seeking information from the government regulator and car manufacturers after a magazine reported that recalled Takata air bags were being replaced by faulty air bags. Australian consumer magazine Choice discovered car...
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July 23, 2017 - 10:38 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's consumer watchdog says it is urgently seeking information from the government regulator and car manufacturers after a magazine reported that recalled Takata air bags were being replaced by faulty air bags. Australian consumer magazine Choice said on Monday it had...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2016, a Lyft ride-hailing service logo is displayed on a vehicle at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Ride-hailing service Lyft carried more passengers through June 2017 than it did in all of 2016 as it capitalized on missteps at Uber. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
July 21, 2017 - 11:08 am
DETROIT (AP) — Lyft said Friday that it is setting up its own unit to develop autonomous vehicle technology, but its approach will be different from other companies and partnerships working on self-driving cars.. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing service says it will open its network, inviting...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017 file photo, the four ring logo of German car producer Audi is photographed at the headquarters after the annual press conference in Ingolstadt, Germany. German automaker Audi says it will fit up to 850,000 diesel cars with new software to improve their emissions performance, following a similar move by rival Daimler as the auto industry tries to get ahead of public controversy over the technology. Audi, the luxury brand of the Volkswagen Group, announced the voluntary retrofitting program on Friday, July 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)
July 21, 2017 - 8:43 am
BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Audi says it will fit up to 850,000 diesel cars with new software to improve their emissions performance, following a similar move by rival Daimler as the auto industry tries to get ahead of public controversy over the technology. Audi, the luxury brand of the...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017 file photo, the four ring logo of German car producer Audi is photographed at the headquarters after the annual press conference in Ingolstadt, Germany. German automaker Audi says it will fit up to 850,000 diesel cars with new software to improve their emissions performance, following a similar move by rival Daimler as the auto industry tries to get ahead of public controversy over the technology. Audi, the luxury brand of the Volkswagen Group, announced the voluntary retrofitting program on Friday, July 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)
July 21, 2017 - 8:39 am
BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Audi says it will fit up to 850,000 diesel cars with new software to improve their emissions performance, following a similar move by rival Daimler as the auto industry tries to get ahead of public controversy over the technology. Audi, the luxury brand of the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2015 file photo the logo of a Mercedes car is photographed during an annual press conference of Daimler AG in Stuttgart, Germany. German automaker Daimler says Tuesday, July 18, 2017 it is voluntarily recalling 3 million diesel cars in Europe to improve their emissions performance. The Stuttgart-based company, which makes Mercedes-Benz luxury cars, says it is taking the step to reassure drivers and strengthen confidence in diesel technology. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
July 19, 2017 - 9:47 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government has invited leading automakers to a meeting next month to discuss how to reduce diesel emissions. Transport Ministry spokesman Sebastian Hille said Wednesday the CEOs of Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Daimler, Ford's German branch and Opel are invited for the Aug. 2...
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July 19, 2017 - 6:06 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish truck maker AB Volvo says second-quarter profits surged more than threefold amid solid sales, particularly from Europe and Russia. Net profit jumped to 6 billion kroner ($725 million) in the period, from 1.9 billion kronor a year earlier. Last year's profit had been dented...
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