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Toyota, Visteon begin using new $135 million autonomous vehicle testing center in Mich.
Dustin Walsh |

Michigan's autonomous and connected vehicle testing site, the American Center for Mobility, officially opened this week near Ann Arbor, Mich., with Toyota and Visteon beginning testing.

Continental to showcase 2 battery charging systems at CES
Anisa Jibrell |

Continental has developed two battery charging systems that aim to tackle the obstacles of range, weight and cost often associated with charging technology.

Aptiv preps new tech center in Boston
Anisa Jibrell |

Aptiv, formerly Delphi Automotive, will open a technology center in Boston next year to expand engineering efforts and advance autonomous-vehicle programs.

Uber poised to hire media agency, report says
Megan Graham |

MediaCom is poised to win media duties for Uber in North America, people with knowledge of the matter told Advertising Age.

Tesla wins largest Semi truck preorder yet, from PepsiCo
Eric M. Johnson |

PepsiCo has reserved 100 of Tesla's new electric Semi trucks, the largest-known order of the big rig, as the maker of Mountain Dew soda and Doritos chips seeks to reduce fuel costs and fleet emissions.

Volvo's Drive Me takes detour on road to full autonomy
Douglas A. Bolduc | BolducANE2014 |

Volvo's Drive Me autonomous driving project is taking some detours compared with promises the automaker made when it announced the program four years ago, but Volvo says the changes will make its first Level 4 vehicle even...

GM could re-enter Europe with self-driving tech or mobility services
David Welch |

GM could return to Europe by offering self-driving technology or mobility services, CEO Mary Barra said. GM has been investing more in self-driving cars, electric vehicle technology and ride-sharing services.

AutoNews Now: GM's push for 'harassment-free' workplace
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GM wants 'harassment-free' workplace, Barra says; Volkswagen to redesign Jetta for '19; Volvo enlists families in autonomous-tech push; Parked VW diesels survive stadium's big bang.

GM's crystal ball includes owner-driver model, Barra says
Jackie Charniga |

GM is investing heavily in ride-sharing, electric vehicles, autonomy and other mobility services in order to put customers and consumers first, and dealers will have to adjust, CEO Mary Barra says.

After split, Delphi looks to the future
Dustin Walsh |

Last week, storied auto supplier Delphi split into two separate public entities -- one focused on the headline-grabbing autonomous vehicle phenomenon, the other on the century-old powertrain.

Lear to acquire GPS technology company EXO Technologies
Tyler Clifford |

Lear said it agreed to acquire EXO Technologies, a GPS technology firm based in Israel, to boost its connected vehicle systems. Terms were not disclosed.

GM-Lyft relationship? It's complicated
Michael Wayland | @MikeWayland |

General Motors has reaped financial benefits and learnings from its $500 million investment in the ride-hailing company Lyft; however, the long-term parameters of the relationship between the two remain uncertain.

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