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Individual Ashtrays, Hourly Disinfection: French Carmakers Eye Production Restart

PARIS — Peugeot-owner PSA and Renault are planning new safety measures in a push by France’s major industrial groups for a breakthrough with workers to reopen some factories before the government lifts its lockdown from mid-May, unions said. Japanese carmaker …

Vietnam-linked Hacking Group Targets Toyota, Other Companies

A Vietnam-based hacking group is learning from China’s playbook, using increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks to spy on competitors and help Vietnam catch up to global competitors, according to cybersecurity experts. In the last two years, the group, which is believed to …

Toyota to Use Advanced Self-Driving Tech in Commercial Vehicles First

Toyota Motor Corp plans to first deploy advanced self-driving features in commercial vehicles before adding them to cars meant for personal use, a senior official at the Japanese auto major said on Tuesday. It will be easier to apply self-driving …

‘Talking Car’ Dream Gives Way for Gadgets Under FCC Proposal

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has proposed taking back some of the spectrum long promised to automakers and re-allocating it to other wireless uses, according to people familiar with the matter. It’s a potentially significant development in a years-long debate …

U.S. to Test Mirrorless, Camera-Based Systems in Autos

WASHINGTON — The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to test how drivers could use cameras to replace traditional rearview mirrors in automobiles, a technology already allowed in other countries, the agency said on Tuesday. The planned test by …

Hundreds of Japan Flights Canceled as Thursday Storm Looms

Hundreds of flights and bullet train services within Japan were canceled as severe tropical storm Krosa bore down on the country’s southwestern flank. The transportation services were halted on forecasts for sustained winds of as much as 67 miles per …

Tesla Fires Sound Alarms About Safety of Electric-Car Batteries

Electric vehicles may be less prone to catch fire than gas guzzlers, but recent blazes involving Tesla Inc. and NIO Inc. cars in Greater China are prompting the industry to take steps to alleviate concerns from potential customers in the …

U of M, Carmakers Fund Research Toward Communicating Cars

A group of companies, including several large automakers, have joined a public-private research initiative to lay the groundwork for a system that wirelessly connects vehicles and helps smooth the flow of traffic, the University on Michigan said. The university’s Mobility …

Toyota Loses Bid to Get Acceleration Suit Thrown Out

Toyota Motor Corp. tentatively lost a bid to get a court to throw out a lawsuit claiming one of its cars suddenly accelerated and caused an accident that left a woman severely injured. U.S. District Judge James V. Selna in …

Toyota Finalizes Multi-State Settlement Over Safety Crisis

Toyota Motor Corp will pay $29 million as part of a multi-state settlement agreement finalized on Thursday over the Japanese automaker’s failure to quickly notify drivers of defects that wound up triggering the biggest automotive safety crisis in history. The …