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Mazda Recalls Nearly 174K Cars to Fix Faulty Seats

Mazda Recalls Nearly 174K Cars to Fix Faulty Seats

Feb 16
Mazda is recalling about 174,000 small cars in the U.S. because the seats can change angles suddenly, making the vehicles hard to drive.

Drivers Fear Ford Explorer Leaks Exhaust Fumes

Drivers Fear Ford Explorer Leaks Exhaust Fumes

Feb 15
The Ford Explorer is the best-selling midsize SUV in the country, with around one million on the road. But hundreds of customers have been complaining about exhaust, which contains carbon monoxide, leaking into the cabin.

Ford Bets $1B on Startup Founded by Waymo, Uber Vets

Ford Bets $1B on Startup Founded by Waymo, Uber Vets

By Michael Liedtke | Feb 14
Ford Motor is spending $1 billion to take over a budding robotics startup to acquire more expertise needed to reach its ambitious goal of having a fully driverless vehicle on the road by 2021.

'Harmony Engineners' Make Your Car Sound Musical

'Harmony Engineners' Make Your Car Sound Musical

Feb 13
A decade ago, cars only needed a handful of noises, like a turn signal. Now, as vehicles get smarter, the beeps, ticks, tocks and warnings need to be carefully tuned.

Corolla Turns 50, Gets New Styling and Safety Features

Corolla Turns 50, Gets New Styling and Safety Features

By Ann M. Job | Feb 12
Toyota has marked 50 years of its stalwart and economical Corolla by giving it new styling and features and a nicer interior while keeping it under $20,000.

Made in Mexico, Popular on U.S. Highways

Made in Mexico, Popular on U.S. Highways

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Feb 10
Many Americans have benefited from Mexico's emergence as a production hub. Low-cost production helps keep sticker prices lower on vehicles such as the Ford Fusion and Nissan Sentra.

Honda, Hitachi Automotive to Develop, Make Electric Vehicles

Honda, Hitachi Automotive to Develop, Make Electric Vehicles

By Yuri Kageyama | Feb 8
Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co. has signed a deal with Hitachi Automotive Systems to jointly develop, make and sell motors for electric vehicles, as the industry adapts to concerns over global warming and the environment.

Seeking Attention, Lithuania Builds Virtual Tesla Factory

Seeking Attention, Lithuania Builds Virtual Tesla Factory

Feb 6
Lithuanians badly want Tesla Motors to build its next giant factory on their soil, so to grab the attention of the California tech company they built a virtual version of a facility inside the "Minecraft" video game.

Self-Driving Car Prototypes Need Less Human Help, Data Show

Self-Driving Car Prototypes Need Less Human Help, Data Show

By Justin Pritchard | Feb 3
Self-driving car prototypes appear to be getting better at negotiating California streets and highways without a human backup driver intervening, according to data made public Wednesday by California transportation regulators.

Tesla, BMW Electrics Fall Short of Highest Crash-Test Rating

Tesla, BMW Electrics Fall Short of Highest Crash-Test Rating

By Dee-Ann Durban | Feb 2
Two luxury electric vehicles - the Tesla Model S and the BMW i3 - fell short of getting the highest safety ratings in new crash tests by the insurance industry.

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