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Ford Develops Smart Headlights and a New Air Filtration System

Ford Develops Smart Headlights and a New Air Filtration System

BUSINESS

Ford Motor Co.’s European Research and Innovation Center has developed smart headlights able to detect road hazards and the contours of the road.

Cameras and GPS systems will illuminate the road based on curves, dips and bends. If GPS is not available, the system will store the road’s data for future use.

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Magna Buys Getrag for $1.9 Billion

Magna Buys Getrag for $1.9 Billion

BUSINESS

Canadian automotive parts maker Magna International Inc., the world’s third largest auto part supplier, has agreed to purchase German automotive transmission systems Getrag for $1.9 billion in order to expand its business.

The deal includes debt and pension liabilities which brings its value to $2.67 billion.

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Ford Stops Sales of 2015 Edge Crossover Due to Leak

Ford Stops Sales of 2015 Edge Crossover Due to Leak

BUSINESS

  • Ford establishes customer-satisfaction program
  • Drivers encouraged to take their cars to the dealership
  • Subaru recalls 32,000 cars because of airbag issue

Ford Motor Co. has stopped the sale of the redesigned 2015 Edge crossovers after the company discovered a leak in the car’s body.

Water is able to drip into the passenger compartment under the dashboard through the hood hinges. The issue could lead to corrosion or mold.

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ARC Automotive Under Investigation for Faulty Airbags

ARC Automotive Under Investigation for Faulty Airbags

BUSINESS

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. safety regulators, are investigating potentially faulty airbag inflators manufactured by ARC Automotive.

ARC Automotive inflators are used by various airbag manufacturing companies.

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Two Visions for Getting Autonomous Cars on the Market

Two Visions for Getting Autonomous Cars on the Market

BUSINESS

Automotive manufacturers and technology companies have differing visions as to how quickly autonomous vehicles should arrive on the market.

Traditional automakers believe in a gradual approach, adding technology slowly over the next decade.

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Honda Expands Airbag Recall Yet Again

Honda Expands Airbag Recall Yet Again

BUSINESS

Honda Motor Co. has expanded its recall of vehicles with Takata Corp. air bags yet again, adding 1.63 million vehicles in Japan and bringing the total number of recalled vehicles to 24.5 million.

The recall is Honda’s third largest this year and an expansion of a May recall.

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Volvo Concept Car Features Baby Car Seat

Volvo Concept Car Features Baby Car Seat

BUSINESS

  • Car replaces front passenger seat with platform
  • Company says it is committed to safety
  • Volvo has decided not to participate in 2016 MATS

Swedish automaker Volvo had designed a concept car with parents of young children in mind, hoping to keep children safer and make parents’ lives easier.

A XC90 SUV had had its front passenger seat removed, replaced with a baby seat pedestal. The pedestal allows the car seat to be locked in rear facing position and to swivel. The baby would be able to maintain eye contact with passengers and the driver, and it would be easier to remove the child from the car.

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Mexico Auto Output Increases 6.7% in June

Mexico Auto Output Increases 6.7%  in June

BUSINESS

  • Most imports destined for U.S.
  • Union concerned about steel prices
  • Mexico forced to import gasoline

Mexican auto output increased 6.7% in June to 306,694 vehicles compared to 2014.

Exports rose to 242,720 vehicles, a 5.3% increase.

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Honda CEO Makes It His Mission to Restore Company’s Reputation

Honda CEO Makes It His Mission to Restore Company’s Reputation

BUSINESS

Takahiro Hachigo, chief executive officer of Honda Motor Co., Japan’s third-largest automaker, says the company needs to focus less on deliveries and more on products.

Honda began producing vehicles in 1963, and is facing many challenges from its sales growth including lapses in quality, lack of innovative technology and stressed employees.

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Ford Recalls 433,000 North American Vehicles

Ford Recalls 433,000 North American Vehicles

BUSINESS

Ford Motor Co., the U.S.’s second largest automaker, has recalled 433,000 vehicles in North America because of a glitch that doesn’t allow the ignition to switch off; 374,781 vehicles are in the United States, 52,180 in Canada and 5,135 in Mexico.

When the ignition is shut off and the key is removed, the engine can continue to run. It also can occur when a driver presses the Start/Stop button. The vehicle could then be stolen or roll away.

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