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  • BERLIN, April 21- German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze has told a newspaper she does not think software updates for diesel vehicles in Germany will be enough to solve air quality problems and that hardware retrofits are the only way to avoid driving bans. Asked in an interview with Tagesspiegel to be published on Sunday whether measures already agreed...

  • FREMONT, Calif.— Workplace safety regulators say they are investigating two incidents at automaker Tesla's factory in Northern California. The New York Times reported Friday that the investigations come after the Center for Investigative Reporting catalogued a series of workplace injuries at Tesla. California's Division of Occupational Safety and...

  • *PSA seeking 3,700 Opel job cuts- works council. *French union urges Opel workers to make concessions. FRANKFURT/ PARIS, April 20- Planned job cuts at carmaker Opel will save enough cash to meet owner PSA Group's turnaround targets, the works council chief said on Friday, as Opel workers' rejection of further concessions began to draw criticism from other PSA unions.

  • *PSA seeking 3,700 Opel job cuts- works council. *French union urges Opel workers to make concessions. FRANKFURT/ PARIS, April 20- Planned job cuts at carmaker Opel will save enough cash to meet owner PSA Group's turnaround targets, the works council chief said on Friday, as Opel workers' rejection of further concessions began to draw criticism from other PSA unions.

  • SEOUL/ DETROIT, April 20- General Motors' South Korean unit delayed a decision to file for bankruptcy protection until Monday afternoon, after the automaker failed to reach a wage deal with its labor union in time to meet a Friday deadline. The U.S. automaker shocked South Korea in February when it unveiled a major restructuring plan for its money-losing unit,...

  • GM Korea held a board meeting on Friday evening to discuss filing for a court-led rehabilitation but it delayed a decision until Monday, said two sources familiar with the situation. GM Korea was not immediately reachable for comment. The U.S. automaker shocked South Korea when it unveiled in February a major restructuring plan for its unit that involved...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— Prosecutors say one person is in custody in an investigation of current and former managers at automaker Porsche, a unit of Volkswagen, over the company's diesel emissions scandal. Prosecutors in Stuttgart declined Friday to identify the person, arrested following raids Wednesday at 10 locations in southern Germany, other than to say it...

  • SEOUL, April 20- General Motors' South Korean unit and its labour union failed to reach a wage deal by Friday, breaching a deadline set by the U.S. automaker to seek bankruptcy protection for the loss-making unit. The U.S. automaker shocked South Korea when it unveiled in February a major restructuring plan for its unit that involved closure of one of its four plants...

  • SEOUL, April 20- General Motors' South Korean unit and its labour union plan to continue talks until 5 p.m. Seoul time on Monday, a union official said in a text message, amid the move by the U.S. automaker to seek bankruptcy for the loss-making unit. GM Korea and its labour union failed to reach a wage deal by the Friday deadline. GM Korea had said it would likely file for...

  • FRANKFURT, April 20- German transport minister Andreas Scheuer is asking carmakers to tell him how they plan to complete by the end of the year software upgrades on diesel vehicles to reduce emissions, he told a newspaper. The German car industry, which accounts for some 800,000 jobs in Europe's biggest economy, is struggling with a global backlash against...

  • *GM has said without Friday deal, unit likely to seek bankruptcy. SEOUL, April 20- General Motors' South Korean unit and its labor union were in a fresh round of wage talks on Friday afternoon, keen to stave off a threat by the U.S. automaker to seek bankruptcy for the loss-making unit. The Detroit automaker has said the unit, which employs some 16,000 people, is likely to...

  • FRANKFURT, April 20- German transport minister Andreas Scheuer is asking carmakers to tell him how they plan to complete by the end of the year outstanding software upgrades on diesel vehicles to reduce emissions, he told a newspaper. The German car industry, which accounts for some 800,000 jobs in Europe's biggest economy, is struggling with a global backlash...

  • SEOUL, April 20- General Motors' South Korean unit and its labor union are set to hold another round of wage talks on Friday afternoon, keen to stave off a threat by the U.S. automaker to seek bankruptcy for the loss-making unit. GM, which in February announced its plan to shut down one of its plants in Korea, wants wage concessions from its labor union as well as...

  • Autonomous driving is at the stage of helping people drive better

    A full-automated driving experience is years away, but the technology that has been developed in the space can help people to drive better, says Bing Xu of SenseTime.

  • TORONTO, April 19- Canada's main stock index fell on Thursday, pulling back from a four-week high reached the day before, as shares of consumer cyclical and materials companies led broad-based declines. *The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index fell 75.55 points, or 0.49 percent, to 15,454.42. *Auto parts producer Magna International Inc, which said...

  • Jay Leno takes the latest Mustang Bullitt for a joy ride

    The Mustang Bullitt continues to evolve. The famous car from the movie, Bullitt is now on its 3rd iteration and Jay gets to experience the latest model for himself. Season Premiere April 19 | Thursday 10P ET

  • Jamie Foxx proves he can do his own stunts in a 200-mph Dodge Challenger

    Comedian, actor and singer Jamie Foxx takes on a new challenge: stunt driving.

  • *Infiniti to produce more models locally in China. BEIJING, April 19- Nissan Motor Co's premium brand Infiniti plans to at least triple sales in China within the next five years by making four additional car models locally and shifting to more of an electrified offering- a fast-emerging market in China. Combine that with a "dynamic and fast" development of the...

  • *Infiniti to produce more models locally in China. BEIJING, April 19- Nissan Motor Co's premium brand Infiniti plans to at least triple sales in China within the next five years by making four additional car models locally and shifting to more of an electrified offering- a fast-emerging market in China. Combine that with a "dynamic and fast" development of the...

  • April 18- Tesla Inc is being probed by a California agency for occupational safety after a report that the electric carmaker failed to disclose serious injuries at a Fremont factory. The state's Occupational Safety and Health Administration disclosed the inspection on Wednesday, two days after news website Reveal said that Tesla's omissions in legally...