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  • Teams from the United States, Mexico and Canada kicked off the third of seven planned rounds of discussions in Ottawa amid warnings from trade experts that time was quickly running out to seal a deal by the end of the year as planned. The American side did not mention a specific goal in the first two rounds and Canada's chief NAFTA negotiator on Saturday said he did...

  • An employee cleans the floor around an electric concept car EQ A at the booth of Mercedes prior to the visit of the German Chancellor during her inauguration tour of the Internationale Automobil Ausstellung (IAA) auto show on September 14, 2017 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

    Jason Hoff, the CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA, discussed the automaker's $1 billion investment in electric vehicle production.

  • SPRING HILL, Tenn.— General Motors is laying off the third shift at its Spring Hill, Tennessee, SUV factory as it deals with a slowing U.S. auto market. GM also confirmed Friday that it's investing $294 million in the factory to build a new Cadillac SUV. The Spring Hill plant makes the Cadillac XT5 and GMC Acadia midsize SUVs, both of which have had strong sales this year.

  • NEW YORK— More than a month after a liberal advocacy group publicly called on advertisers to boycott Sean Hannity's show on Fox News Channel, luxury carmaker Cadillac has been the only new company to publicly back away from the program. His show, which averaged nearly 2.7 million viewers in August, was the second most-popular program in cable news behind MSNBC's...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 22- Carmakers squeezed between carbon emissions cuts and falling sales of fuel-efficient diesels have used the Frankfurt auto show to spotlight a future generation of electric cars that will largely come too late to help them out of their bind. While diesel pollution problems became notorious with the Volkswagen test-cheating scandal, the...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- Seeking to bolster its case for tougher rules of origin in the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Trump administration released a new study on Friday that shows U.S. value-added content is declining for manufactured goods imported from Mexico and Canada. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has frequently criticized NAFTA's rules of...

  • *Group launching 50 billion euro procurement drive. LONDON, Sept 22- Germany's Volkswagen is moving to secure long-term supplies of cobalt, a vital component of rechargeable batteries, as the group accelerates its ambitious shift to electric cars. Volkswagen, which decided on the strategic shift to electric vehicles after it was engulfed in the "dieselgate"...

  • AMSTERDAM, Sept 22- Germany's three biggest carmakers have accelerated R&D spending at HERE after their 2015 acquisition of the digital mapping company as they race to develop the navigation technology needed for self-driving cars. HERE, the biggest provider of digital maps for the automotive industry, spent 640 million euros on R&D in 2016, or around 55...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— Carmaker Mercedes-Benz announced Thursday that it will invest $1 billion to set up electric vehicle production at its Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant and to build a battery factory nearby, moves it said would create 600 new jobs. The luxury division of Germany's Daimler AG said it plans to manufacture electric SUVs under Mercedes' EQ sub-brand at...

  • DETROIT, Sept 21- U.S. automakers are facing mounting pressure amid slowing demand in the country, as automakers from Asia and Europe aggressively ramp up vehicle production in North America, including a new investment by Daimler AG. In the latest move, German automaker Daimler said on Thursday it will spend $1 billion to expand its Mercedes Benz operations near...

  • DETROIT— Tesla Inc. is denying claims that it threatened to fire pro-union workers at its Fremont, California, factory and tried to prevent them from passing out union literature. The National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against Tesla earlier this month, citing multiple incidents in which Tesla security guards allegedly refused to let off-duty...

  • *General Motors Co: $1 billion in various plants to keep or create 1,500 jobs. *Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV: $1 billion in Ohio and Michigan to create 2,000 jobs. *Hyundai Motor Co: $1 billion in various plants; new jobs to be determined.

  • DETROIT, Sept 21- U.S. automakers are facing mounting pressure amid slowing demand in the country, as Asian and European automakers aggressively ramp up vehicle production in North America, including a new investment by Daimler AG. In the latest move, German automaker Daimler plans to spend $1 billion to expand its Mercedes Benz assembly plant near Tuscaloosa,...

  • DETROIT, Sept 21- U.S. automakers are facing mounting pressure amid slowing demand in the country, as Asian and European automakers aggressively ramp up vehicle production in North America, including a new investment by Daimler AG. In the latest move, German automaker Daimler plans to spend $1 billion to expand its Mercedes Benz assembly plant near Tuscaloosa,...

  • DETROIT, Sept 21- U.S. automakers are facing mounting pressure amid slowing demand in the country, as Asian and European automakers aggressively ramp up vehicle production in North America, including a new investment by Daimler AG. In the latest move, German automaker Daimler plans to spend $1 billion to expand its Mercedes Benz assembly plant near Tuscaloosa,...

  • MILAN, Sept 21- Volvo Cars showed off its first compact SUV on Thursday with the launch of its new XC40 model, the latest in a sweeping overhaul of the carmaker's line-up under Chinese ownership. Since it was bought from Ford by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group in 2010, Volvo has taken on larger rivals such as BMW and Daimler's Mercedes-Benz with new, more upmarket...

  • *China has said mulling ban on traditional fuel cars. *UK, France have said to ban new petrol, diesel cars from 2040. The United Kingdom and France have said they will ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2040..

  • Sept 20- Electric carmaker Tesla Inc is working with Advanced Micro Devices Inc to develop its own artificial intelligence chip for self-driving cars, CNBC reported on Wednesday, citing a source familiar with the matter. AMD spin-off GlobalFoundries Inc Chief Executive Sanjay Jha said his company is working directly with Tesla, according to the CNBC report.

  • Glen De Vos, Delphi's chief technology officer, said BlackBerry QNX would provide an operating system that was already certified to high levels of safety for Delphi's CSLP system, which uses software developed by Delphi's Ottomatika unit. De Vos said Delphi expects to begin testing its automated driving systems in pilot projects with ride-service fleets by...

  • DETROIT— Blackberry QNX and auto parts supplier Delphi are joining to build an autonomous car system that is scheduled to debut in 2019.. Blackberry will provide operating software for the end-to-end system, which Delphi wants to sell to automakers and other companies. Waterloo, Ontario- based Blackberry QNX and Gillingham, England- based Delphi Automotive...