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Jerry Hirsch
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Giant Ford and Toyota investments help fuel Mexican auto industry boom - LA Times http://lat.ms/1yAgROc
Investment in the Mexican auto industry is soaring as automakers take advantage of low labor rates, an increasingly sophisticated workforce and a plethora of free trade agreements.
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Toyota joins Mexico car building rush. Will to spend $1 billion on new Corolla factory  http://lat.ms/1E2ti7S
Toyota Motor Corp. plans to spend $1 billion to construct a new auto factory in central Mexico where it will build the Corolla sedan.
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Dawn of the robots. Major auto industry disruption will lead to robotic taxis, Morgan Stanley says  http://lat.ms/1FitydL
The automotive industry is entering a period of deep disruption that will make it unrecognizable, according to a new analysis from Morgan Stanley.
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Ford to bring back Lincoln Continental, with eye on Chinese market http://lat.ms/1ysTfWl
When Ford Motor Co. reveals its concept of the next Lincoln Continental in New York on Wednesday, the luxury sedan’s high beams will be pointed directly at China.
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Tesla Model S takes top spot, Buick soars in annual Consumer Reports rankings http://lat.ms/1w8kqon
Three U.S. models cracked Consumer Reports’ list of its top picks in 10 automobile categories this year, and Buick became the first domestic brand to land in the magazine’s annual ranking of the best auto manufacturers.
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Is Google the reason Apple is charging into electric car business? http://lat.ms/1G8FnW6
Is Apple really setting its sights on developing electric cars?
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GM shielded from many ignition-switch lawsuits, bankruptcy judge rules - LA Times http://lat.ms/1ywDT8V
General Motors is shielded from claims over deaths and other damages that occurred in crashes before the automaker’s 2009 restructuring in Bankruptcy Court, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, stopping more than 100 cases that center on faulty ignition switches and other claims.
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Get out the bag:  Passengers in robotic cars may be prone to motion sickness - http://lat.ms/1yYQD2Q
Hitching a ride in a robotic car may cause motion sickness, according to a study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
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Helicopter parents rejoice, 2016 Chevy Malibu comes with teen-driver minder http://lat.ms/1BQpmRj
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Toyota Motor Corp. plans to bundle several advanced auto safety features that reduce the frequency of crashes into a low-cost option for its Toyota and Lexus vehicles.
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Elon Musk: Model S not a car but a 'sophisticated computer on wheels' http://lat.ms/1H7HhJY
In a move that demonstrates how the mechanical and electronic worlds are converging, Tesla Motors plans to update many of its Model S sedans with functions that include automatic braking when the vehicle senses a pending collision, a partial autopilot system, and even a robotic parking program that will tuck a car into its garage while its owner watches from the porch.
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NHTSA calls airbag maker Takata "bad actor" Fines Takata for not helping probe into deadly, exploding airbags http://lat.ms/17AvNPC
Federal safety regulators levied fines of $14,000 a day on Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata Corp. for not cooperating with the Department of Transportation’s investigation into defective air bag inflators that have killed at least six people and injured more than 60 others in the U.S and overseas.
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