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Tesla was ‘pushing the envelope in terms of safety,’ Mobileye says

Mobileye broke ties with Tesla because the Silicon Valley firm was "pushing the envelope in terms of safety" with the design of its Autopilot driver-assistance system, Mobileye's chairman said. ... Read More »

Mercedes-AMG adds 2 roadster variants to GT family

Mercedes-AMG is adding two open-air variants to its high-performance GT lineup. The Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster and GT C Roadster will be powered by 4. ... Read More »

Consumers Want Price Transparency From Service Centers, Survey Finds

SEATTLE — Price uncertainty is the No. 1 reason a customer won’t visit a dealership’s service center for maintenance, according to results of a survey commissioned by Record360, which provides asset condition reporting app.If dealerships want...

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Google seeks changes in Mich. robot car legislation

Google has proposed changes to two bills intended to advance autonomous driving in Michigan, citing concerns that companies that don't build cars -- such as the Silicon Valley tech giant -- would be excluded from their protections. ... Read More »

New F&I e-Rating/e-Contracting Provider Partners With Compliance Expert

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Over the Edge is a relatively new player in the F&I product e-rating and e-contracting arena, having launched its TecAssured software suite this past May. OnMonday, the technology development and design company announced its partnership...

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GM and Canada’s Unifor remain ‘miles apart,’ strike possible, Dias says

General Motors and Canadian union Unifor remain "miles apart" on labor negotiations and could be facing a strike as Monday's deadline approaches, the union's chief said today. ... Read More »

Toyota recalls 7,600 Prius models to fix passenger-side airbags

Toyota is recalling about 7,600 Prius vehicles from the 2016 model year because passenger-side airbags that may deploy accidentally due to malfunctioning inflators, the company said. ... Read More »

Vinli Partners With Cox, Meineke Car Care on Connect Car Offering

DALLAS — Mobile WiFi provider Vinli has reached agreements with Cox Automotive and Meineke Car Care to offer Cox's 40,000 dealer clients the ability to sell connected car capabilities to their customers as an aftermarket product, the companies announced...

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Lithia Motors Acquires Carbone Auto Group

MEDFORD, Ore. — Lithia Motors Inc. has acquired Carbone Auto Group, a New York- and Vermont-based dealer group that generates an estimated $600 million in annual revenue, according to a company announcement.The purchase adds 13 stores to Lithia's portfolio,...

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Ford expects investments to cut into 2017 profits, then a rebound in ’18

Ford today said it expects profits to decline next year before rebounding in 2018 as it increases investments in new business models but targets cost savings of $3 billion annually in its core operations. ... Read More »