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Renault Could Trim Products, Markets

By: Bill Hampton - November 20, 2019 at 1:38 AM

Interim Renault CEO Clotilde Delbos says the carmaker is reviewing midterm goals that could include trimming its product lineup and exiting some markets.

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Cadillac Ready to Relaunch Subscription Service

By: Bill Hampton - November 20, 2019 at 12:42 AM

General Motors Co.’s Cadillac brand plans to launch a new version of its Book by Cadillac subscription service next spring.

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Pessimism High Among N. American Suppliers

By: Bill Hampton - November 20, 2019 at 12:06 AM

Trade tensions and slower sales are keeping automotive suppliers in North America pessimistic about the future, says theOriginal Equipment Suppliers Assn.

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Pininfarina Teases Modular EV Lineup

By: Steve Plumb - November 19, 2019 at 10:18 AM

Automobili Pininfarina plans to build at least five electric vehicles off the modular platform that it is developing with Bosch and Benteler International.

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Ghosn’s Attorneys Renew Judicial Critique

By: Bill Hampton - November 19, 2019 at 3:05 AM

Carlos Ghosn’s defense lawyers are renewing their complaints that harsh and unjustified actions by Japanese prosecutors have hampered his ability to prepare an effective defense.

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Juno Ride-Hailing Service Ends in New York City

By: Bill Hampton - November 18, 2019 at 6:45 PM

Juno—the ride-hailing startup that touted itself as more driver-friendly than Uber—shut down public service in New York City today.

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Pirelli Demos 5G-Enabled Tire

By: Steve Plumb - November 18, 2019 at 3:43 PM

Italy’s Pirelli & Co. has tested a tire that uses an embedded 5G-chip to transmit road data back to the vehicle and other road users.

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Lyft Cuts Scooter Service in 6 Cities

By: Steve Plumb - November 18, 2019 at 10:42 AM

Lyft Inc. has discontinued its scooter sharing service in six of the 18 U.S. cities where it was launched a year ago.

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Autoliv Readies Front Row Divider Airbag

By: Steve Plumb - November 18, 2019 at 9:11 AM

Autoliv Inc. has developed a new airbag that deploys between the driver and front-seat passenger to prevent them from colliding during a side-impact crash.

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Ford Unveils Electric Mustang Crossover

By: Steve Plumb - November 18, 2019 at 2:15 AM

Ford Motor Co.’s all-new Mustang Mach-E electric crossover will be available in rear- and all-wheel-drive configurations with multiple battery and performance options.

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Next-Gen Lighting Options

November 17, 2019 at 11:44 PM

Future cars are likely to be equipped with thousands of LEDs that enable everything from glare-free high beams to projected messages that signal the vehicle’s intentions, says Osram Continental’s Julian Dench.

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Grab to Expand Ride-Hailing App to Taxis in Japan

By: Bill Hampton - November 15, 2019 at 4:21 PM

Grab Group, the Singapore-based ride hailing service, will enable users of its smartphone app to summon conventional taxis in Japan, beginning Nov. 18.

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