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U.S. plaintiffs' lawyers warn of automaker role in Takata bankruptcy

Lawyers for people injured by exploding Takata airbags told a U.S. bankruptcy court judge that the company's restructuring plan is being skewed to benefit automakers over victims.

Key Safety plans to drop Takata name, boost airbag ties with Daicel

Key Safety Systems Inc., the U.S. airbag maker that agreed to buy Takata, plans to unify the products under its own brand and expand ties with other inflator suppliers including Japan’s Daicel.


Ford hatching Ranger Raptor variant, spy photos show

Ford is hatching plans for a Raptor performance variant of the forthcoming Ranger midsize pickup, based on spy photos taken near the company's product development center in Michigan.

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Drive.ai raises $50 million in new funding

Self-driving startup Drive.ai raised $50 million in a second round of funding as the Silicon Valley company prepares to deploy its technology in pilot vehicles later this year.

Genesis G70 comes into focus to take on BMW 3 series

With its global debut just a few months away, the styling of Genesis' first-ever G70 is coming into focus. Spy photographers captured a pair of the new luxury sport sedans undergoing hot-weather testing, alongside a pair of BMW 3-series models for benchmarking.

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