Automobile manufacturing

March 11, 2017 - 10:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Nissan is recalling more than 54,000 cars because of curtain and seat-mounted air bags that may unexpectedly deploy when the door is slammed. Nissan North America says the recall affects the 2012 Nissan Versa vehicles. It says the problem may be caused by the degradation of the side...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2015, file photo, Google's new self-driving prototype car is introduced at the Google campus in Mountain View, Calif. Cars with no steering wheel, no pedals and nobody at all inside could be driving themselves on California roads by the end of 2017, under proposed new rules that would give a powerful boost to the technology from the nation's most populous state. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
March 10, 2017 - 7:03 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cars with no steering wheel, no pedals and nobody at all inside could be driving themselves on California roads by the end of the year, under proposed state rules that would give a powerful boost to the fast-developing technology. For the past several years, tech companies and...
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Matthias Mueller, the CEO of Volkswagen, presents VW autonomous concept car Sedric, at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday March 6, 2017. (Uli Deck/dpa via AP)
March 06, 2017 - 5:01 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Looking well beyond its past problems, Volkswagen is projecting off into the future with its self-driving concept car featuring technologies that could someday work their way into the German automaker's brands like Audi, Bentley or Porsche. After a cheeky video riffing off Star Trek,...
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CEO of PSA Carlos Tavares, Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann, right, and GM CEO Mary Barra, left, pose for photographers after addressing the media in Paris, France, Monday, March 6, 2017. General Motors is selling its loss-making European car business, including Germany's Opel and British brand Vauxhall, to France's PSA group in a deal that realigns the industry in the region. (AP Photo/Zacharie Scheurer)
March 06, 2017 - 10:02 am
PARIS (AP) — General Motors is selling its unprofitable European car business to the French maker of Peugeot, marking the American company's retreat from a major market and raising concerns of job cuts in the region. With the 2.2 billion euro ($2.33 billion) deal announced Monday, GM is giving up...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, file photo, the logo of PSA Group is pictured during the presentation of the company's 2016 full year results, in Paris. After billions in losses and years of unsuccessful turnaround attempts in Europe, General Motors decided that a foothold in the world’s third-largest auto market isn’t worth the drag on its bottom line. The Detroit automaker on Monday, March 6, 2017, announced that it’s all but getting out of Europe, selling its Opel and Vauxhall units to French automaker PSA Group. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
March 06, 2017 - 5:02 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on General Motors' sale of its European brands to PSA Group (all times local): 11 a.m. The leader of the Unite union in Britain says the organization's priority is to ensure the long-term future of thousands of autoworkers affected by PSA's purchase of the European...
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March 06, 2017 - 1:58 am
PARIS (AP) — General Motors Co. is selling its loss-making European car business — including Germany's Opel and British brand Vauxhall — to French automaker PSA group. The 2.2 billion euro ($2.33 billion) deal announced Monday in Paris by GM and PSA — maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars — will...
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March 03, 2017 - 4:54 pm
DETROIT (AP) — French carmaker PSA Group is expected to announce Monday that it has purchased General Motors' money-losing European car business, according to two people briefed on the matter. The announcement could still be delayed by last-minute snags but is likely to be made in France, said one...
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March 02, 2017 - 6:22 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A workplace safety agency wants to fine Nissan Motor Co. $21,000, saying its Mississippi plant didn't correctly train a maintenance worker who lost three fingers in July. Nissan spokesman Brian Brockman said last week the company hasn't decided if it will appeal the ruling,...
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