Automobile manufacturing

August 27, 2019 - 1:31 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A survey shows that alerts from new driver assist systems are so annoying that some motorists are turning the features off. The 2019 J.D. Power Tech Experience study also found that frustrated drivers may avoid the systems in future vehicle purchases. J.D. Power says the findings are...
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August 26, 2019 - 10:41 pm
BEIJING (AP) — Volvo Cars' performance electric car brand, Polestar, has opened a factory in western China to produce a gasoline-electric hybrid for export to Europe and the United States. Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath said Tuesday exports of the two-door, carbon fiber Polestar 1 coupe start this...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2019, file photo, a traveller pulls a trolley past a U.S. embassy car outside a hotel in Shanghai. China has announced it will raise tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. products in retaliation for President Donald Trump's planned Sept. 1 duty increase in a war over trade and technology policy. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
August 23, 2019 - 2:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies (all times local): 5:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says products coming from China that were slated to be hit with a 10% tariff on Sept. 1 will now face a 15% tariff. Trump also...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump, left, meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. China has announced it will raise tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. products in retaliation for President Donald Trump's planned Sept. 1 duty increase in a war over trade and technology policy. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 23, 2019 - 1:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and China escalated their 13-month trade war Friday, sending financial markets tumbling and intensifying worries about the health of the global economy. Trump answered a new round of trade sanctions from China by promising a still-secret response, joking...
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August 16, 2019 - 12:48 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado is tightening its air quality regulations and requiring at least 5% of the vehicles sold in the state by 2023 to emit zero pollution. The rule approved Friday by the state Air Quality Control Commission applies to auto manufactures, not buyers. It's aimed at boosting electric...
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In this June 13, 2019 photo, truck driver Terry Button looks over his trailer during at stop in Opal, Va. The Trump administration has moved a step closer to relaxing federal regulations governing the amount of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel. (AP Photo/Tom Sampson)
August 14, 2019 - 9:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has taken a step closer to relaxing federal regulations governing the amount of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel, winning praise from the trucking industry and drawing scorn from highway safety advocates. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2015, file photo Ford Focus vehicles are seen on a storage lot in Ypsilanti, Mich. Ford is extending the warranties on about 560,000 small cars to cover a litany of problems with a troubled six-speed automatic transmission. The latest move covers 2014 through 2016 model year Focuses built before Nov. 5, 2015, as well as 2014 and 2015 Fiestas built before Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
August 14, 2019 - 7:15 am
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is extending the warranties on about 560,000 small cars in the U.S. and Canada to cover a litany of problems with a troubled six-speed automatic transmission. The company has faced a string of lawsuits and complaints about the transmissions, which can lurch into gear or feel...
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FILE - In this June 26, 2019, file photo, a man adds fuel to his vehicle at a gas station in Orlando, Fla. A coalition of states is suing the Trump administration for the second time to block a planned reduction in penalties automakers pay when they fail to meet fuel economy standards. Twelve states and the District of Columbia sued the administration Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, for replacing an Obama-era regulation that imposed a penalty of $14 for every tenth of a mile-per-gallon that an automaker falls below the standards. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
August 02, 2019 - 3:52 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A coalition of states sued the Trump administration Friday for the second time to block a planned reduction in the penalties automakers pay when they fail to meet fuel economy standards. Twelve states and the District of Columbia sued the National Highway Traffic Safety...
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August 02, 2019 - 4:11 am
MILAN (AP) — Ferrari says second-quarter profits rose 14% on higher deliveries, driven by its Portofino and 812 Superfast brands. The Italian luxury sports car manufacturer said Friday that net profit in three months to end-June came in at 184 million euros ($204 million), up from 160 million in...
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People walk by the logo of Toyota at a show room in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. Toyota has reported a nearly 4% increase in fiscal first quarter profit on improved sales, but the Japanese automaker slightly lowered its full year forecasts because of unfavorable currency exchange rates. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 02, 2019 - 12:18 am
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota reported a nearly 4% increase in fiscal first quarter profit on improved sales, while rival Honda reported a 29% decline in fiscal first quarter profit. Both Japanese automakers on Friday lowered their profit forecasts for the fiscal year, blaming an unfavorable foreign exchange...
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