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  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 7- Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler AG is developing plans to produce a family of new battery-powered luxury vehicles, the automaker's research chief said. Mercedes also could use software updates to extend the hands-free driving range of its new Mercedes-Benz E-class, which launches later this year, depending on testing underway in Nevada and...

  • GM's move and others underscore Detroit's determination to battle Silicon Valley for dominance of clean urban transport. Ford Motor Co used this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to announce that Toyota Motor Corp, the No. 1 global car maker, will use Ford software to connect smart phones to dashboards and join Ford in promoting that...

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 3- Toyota Motor Corp and Ford Motor Co said on Monday they will adopt the same software to link smartphone apps to vehicle dashboard screens and invited other automakers to join them to counter Apple Inc and Google's push to control cars of the future. Adopting a connectivity standard not linked to Apple or Google may help automakers in China, the...

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    GM and Lyft are forming an unprecedented partnership that could help them beat their rivals to the self-driving future.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 16- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, which lags the auto industry in fuel efficiency, purchased U.S. greenhouse gas emissions credits from rival automakers Toyota Motor Corp, Tesla Motors Inc and Honda Motor Co, a government report released on Wednesday show. Fiat Chrysler, which previously purchased nearly 1.7 million megagrams of emissions...

  • *Mercedez-Benz says ban to impact future investment in India. According to an order passed on Wednesday, the registration of sport-utility vehicles and other diesel cars with an engine capacity of 2,000 cc or more is banned in Delhi and the surrounding region with immediate effect until March 31. Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz, for whom the Delhi region...

  • Dec 15- Ford Motor Co said on Tuesday it secured a permit from California to begin testing its self-driving car on public roads from next year. Other carmakers already approved by California include Honda Motor Co Ltd, Daimler AG's, Mercedes Benz, Tesla Motors Inc, Nissan Motor Co Ltd and BMW AG. California is one of a handful of states, along with Michigan, Florida and...

  • European equities finished sharply higher on Tuesday, as investors cheered a recovery in oil prices and positive data from the autos sector.

  • Dearborn, Mich., Dec 10- Ford Motor Co wants to develop ride hailing services that could compete with existing providers such as Uber or Lyft, the company's head of research said on Thursday. "Our vision is to be a mobility service provider, beyond building a vehicle that would be in somebody else's fleet," said Ken Washington, Ford's vice president of research.

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 10- The European Union is taking Germany to court for failing to stop automaker Daimler using a banned, climate-harming coolant in the air conditioners of its Mercedes cars. The European Commission's move on Thursday sets the EU executive against its biggest member state and Germany's powerful manufacturing lobby, three months after Berlin and...

  • DETROIT, Dec 4- The United Auto Workers union won its first organizing vote on Friday at a foreign-owned auto assembly plant in the U.S. About 71 percent of skilled trades workers who cast ballots at Volkswagen AG's factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee voted to join the UAW, according to the company and the union. Gary Casteel, UAW secretary-treasurer and head of the...

  • If the UAW wins, and survives an appeal by Volkswagen to the National Labor Relations Board, the 164 skilled trades workers will be the first members of UAW Local 42 in Chattanooga to gain collective bargaining rights. Gary Casteel, UAW secretary-treasurer and head of the union's organizing efforts, downplayed the significance of the vote and its influence on...

  • A scientist at Gilead Sciences analyzes patient antibody levels at the Gilead laboratory in Foster City, Calif.

    Roughly two-thirds of the top 50 innovative companies are not squarely in technology, according to a ranking by The Boston Consulting Group.

  • Figures may be revised on Wednesday when Daimler AG issues Mercedes-Benz results, Autodata said. "Black Friday has become a much bigger part of the auto industry over the last several years," said Nissan's U.S. sales chief, Dan Mohnke. Jeff Schuster, forecaster for LMC Automotive, said promotions drew customers even if incentives did not rise sharply.

  • Volkmar Denner, CEO of German technology company Robert Bosch GmbH, poses next to a condensate boiler which can be operated with a smartphone during the company's annual press conference at the Bosch headquarters in Gerlingen near Stuttgart, southwestern Germany

    U.S. authorities are investigating German auto supplier Robert Bosch GmbH over its role in Volkswagen massive scheme to cheat U.S. emission standards.

  • Mercedes recalls 126k cars for faulty air bags

    Mercedes-Benz is issuing a recall for 126,000 cars for air bags that can inflate without a crash.

  • Finished Volkswagen cars arrive at the end of the assembly line prior to a visit by Volkswagen Group Chairman Matthias Mueller and Lower Saxony Governor Stephan Weil at the Volkswagen factory on October 21, 2015 in Wolfsburg, Germany.

    After a relatively quiet few week for European auto manufacturers, the scandal involving Volkswagen has come back with a vengeance this week.

  • Daimler has better product momentum: Pro

    Arndt Ellinghorst, head of global automotive research at Evercore ISI Group, discusses why Daimler is proving successful, even in China.

  • Daimler has delivered good earnings for years: UBS analyst

    Philippe Houchois, autos analyst at UBS, discusses the German car maker Daimler and whether its sales have been affected by the Volkswagen emissions scandal.

  • Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn arrives for the Volkswagen annual general shareholders' meeting on May 5, 2015 in Hanover, Germany.

    In Europe, some automakers have taped up test cars' doors and grilles to bolster their aerodynamics, the NYT reports.