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Toyota debuts hydrogen-fueled Corolla race car as auto racing begins shift away from gas guzzlers

Jun. 01, 2023 01:32 AM EDT

OYAMA, Japan (AP) — In a sprawling circuit near Mount Fuji, a humble Corolla running on liquid hydrogen has made its racing debut, part of a move to bring the futuristic technology into the racing world and to demonstrate Toyota’s resolve to develop green vehicles. Toyota...

Jaguar recalls I-Pace electric vehicles due to fire risk in batteries, tells owners to park outside

May. 31, 2023 20:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Jaguar is recalling more than 6,000 I-Pace electric SUVs in the U.S. due to the risk of the high-voltage battery catching fire, and it’s telling owners to park them outdoors. The recall is the latest in a series of electric vehicle battery recalls because of the...

Waymo, Uber set aside past rift over self-driving car technology to team up on robotaxis in Phoenix

May. 23, 2023 08:05 AM EDT

Self-driving car pioneer Waymo is teaming up with ride-hailing leader Uber in the Phoenix area to transport passengers and deliver food in robotic cars that triggered a bitter technological dispute between the two companies. The partnership announced Tuesday provides Waymo with...

Book Review: 'V Is For Victory' explores FDR's bid to win public and industry support during WWII

May. 22, 2023 15:55 PM EDT

“V Is For Victory: Franklin Roosevelt’s American Revolution and the Triumph of World War II” by Craig Nelson (Scribner) There are plenty of battles that were crucial to the Allies' victory in World War II, and even more books chronicling them. But the key fight didn't occur on...

Man fatally shot engine factory coworker in feud over woman, police say

May. 19, 2023 17:20 PM EDT

MORAINE, Ohio (AP) — A feud over a woman led a man to fatally shoot a coworker and then shoot himself in the head at a General Motors engine factory in Ohio, police said Friday. A third employee was wounded at the DMAX plant Thursday night, possibly by a stray bullet as the man...

More than 30 million US drivers don't know if they're at risk from a rare but dangerous airbag blast

May. 18, 2023 23:51 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — More than 33 million people in the United States are driving vehicles that contain a potentially deadly threat: Airbag inflators that in rare cases can explode in a collision and spew shrapnel. Few of them know it. And because of a dispute between...

Warren Buffett's company recommits to Bank of America stock while dumping other banks

May. 15, 2023 18:43 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett recommitted to his favorite bank stock, Bank of America, during the first quarter while dumping two other banks as part of a number of moves in Berkshire Hathaway's stock portfolio. Berkshire provided a quarterly update on its U.S....

Tennessee company refuses US request to recall 67 million potentially dangerous air bag inflators

May. 13, 2023 12:58 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Tennessee company could be heading for a legal battle with U.S. auto safety regulators after refusing a request that millions of potentially dangerous air bag inflators be recalled. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is demanding that ARC Automotive...

Tennessee company refuses US request to recall 67 million potentially dangerous air bag inflators

May. 12, 2023 21:37 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Tennessee company could be heading for a legal battle with U.S. auto safety regulators after refusing a request that millions of potentially dangerous air bag inflators be recalled. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is demanding that ARC Automotive...

General Motors hires former Apple exec to run software unit

May. 09, 2023 09:34 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors has hired a former high-ranking executive at Apple to run a new software organization at the automaker. Mike Abbott is joining GM as executive vice president of software on May 22, the Detroit manufacturer said Tuesday. He'll report directly to CEO...