Automobile manufacturing

June 27, 2019 - 8:42 am
LONDON (AP) — French carmaker PSA will continue to make its Vauxhall and Opel Astra cars in the U.K. — but only if Britain leaves the European Union with a deal. The pledge comes amid a heated Conservative Party leadership contest to determine who will replace Prime Minister Theresa May. Front-...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, March 28, 2019, the Ford Motor company logo at the auto show in Denver, USA. Carmaker Ford said Thursday June 27, 2019, it is shedding 12,000 jobs in Europe as it streamlines operations in the region to increase profitability. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 27, 2019 - 5:14 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Carmaker Ford said Thursday it is shedding 12,000 jobs in Europe to increase profitability, part of a global trend of cost cuts by automakers facing shifting consumer tastes and heavy investments in electric cars. The job cuts are part of a broad restructuring at Ford that...
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June 26, 2019 - 11:45 am
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple has bought a struggling self-driving car startup as the iPhone maker continues to explore the potential market for robotic vehicles, despite recently curtailing its work on the technology. The Cupertino, California, company confirmed its acquisition of Drive.ai...
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Shareholders arrive for Nissan's general meeting of shareholders in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Japanese automaker Nissan faces shareholders as profits and sales tumble after its former star chairman faces trial on financial misconduct allegations.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
June 24, 2019 - 9:46 pm
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Scandal-battered Nissan won shareholders' approval Tuesday for a new system of committees to oversee governance and for keeping Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa on its board. The Japanese automaker had seen profits and dividends tumble amid a high-profile scandal involving its...
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June 23, 2019 - 11:10 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker Daimler says profits for the second quarter will be hit by troubles with diesel vehicles from its Mercedes-Benz brand and has downgraded its earnings forecast for the full year. The company said Sunday in a news release that it would be hit by "a high three-digit...
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A woman walks past a sign of Mitsubishi Motors at its headquarter in Tokyo Friday, June 21, 2019. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. shareholders approved on Friday the ouster of Carlos Ghosn, who was pivotal in the Japanese automaker's three-way partnership with Nissan and Renault until he was arrested on financial misconduct charges last year. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 20, 2019 - 8:43 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors Corp. shareholders approved on Friday the ouster of Carlos Ghosn, who was pivotal in the Japanese automaker's three-way partnership with Nissan and Renault until he was arrested on financial misconduct charges last year. The vote took place at a two-hour general...
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FILE - This Tuesday, May 8, 2018, file photo shows a Waymo logo displayed on the window of a car at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif. Self-driving car pioneer Waymo is teaming up with automakers Renault and Nissan to make its first journey outside the U.S. with a ride-hailing service that will dispatch a fleet of robotaxis in France and Japan. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 19, 2019 - 11:16 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Self-driving car pioneer Waymo is teaming up with automakers Renault and Nissan to make its first journey outside the U.S. with a ride-hailing service that will dispatch a fleet of robotaxis in France and Japan. The partnership announced late Wednesday underscores Waymo's...
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June 19, 2019 - 6:52 am
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is trying to avoid recalling potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators in thousands of full-size pickup trucks and SUVs for the fourth straight year, leaving owners to wonder if vehicles are safe to drive. The automaker petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety...
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June 14, 2019 - 6:38 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Workers at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have voted against forming a union. A win would have offered the United Auto Workers its first fully organized, foreign-owned auto assembly plant in the traditionally anti-union South. The vote of hourly workers...
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June 13, 2019 - 10:38 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Ford has opened a research center in Israel, joining a legion of major automakers racing to develop new technologies for the world of driverless cars. Chairman William Ford met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday as part of his visit, where he called Israel "ground...
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