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FTC Seeks Technologists for New Research, Investigations Office

Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Jessica Rich announced in a blog post published today the formation of the Office of Technology Research and Investigation (OTRI), a successor to the Bureau’s Mobile Technology Unit (MTU) that...

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Honda hires U.S. engineering firm Exponent to investigate Takata airbags

Honda has hired Exponent, a U.S. engineering consulting company enlisted by Toyota during its recall crisis in 2010, to investigate the cause of ruptures in some airbags made by Takata. ... Read More »

Remote updates speed Tesla’s Autopilot push

Tesla doesn't have the randd budget of rivals such as Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. But the Palo Alto, Calif. ... Read More »

Cadillac looks to exploit mismatches vs. Germans with CT6

Cadillac is taking a decidedly different approach to the full-size luxury sedan category with the upcoming CT6. ... Read More »

Nissan faces U.S. safety probe into airbag recall

U.S. safety regulators are looking into whether a recall last year by Nissan failed to fix a flaw in the airbag control systems on almost 1 million vehicles. ... Read More »

In era of streaming music, radio rocks on

Radio has proved incredibly resilient, and the auto industry has taken notice, investing in digital radio even as CD players disappear from the dash. This year in the U.S. ... Read More »

Is high-paying Tier 1 at risk in UAW talks?

The slogan "No More Tiers" will be on the lips of thousands of UAW delegates trekking to the union's bargaining convention this week. ... Read More »

Why a Japanese supplier is upping its game

Aisin Seiki, the world's fifth biggest auto supplier, is doubling the size of its global design division as it expands into new products and targets new customers. ... Read More »

Navistar deal shows UAW boss’s pragmatism

The UAW's latest pact with Navistar -- including a raise for workers and changes that embrace lean manufacturing to aid the company's turnaround -- signals the pragmatic approach new union chief Dennis Williams is expected to deploy in talks later... ... Read More »

Toronto dealers recruit staff by listing jobs, cars

Attacking a problem that plagues all dealerships, new-vehicle dealers in Ontario have launched a multipronged campaign to get more high school and college students to consider careers in auto retailing. ... Read More »