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Olympic robots offer 'virtual' attendance, help out on field

Jul. 21, 2019 10:27 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A cart-like robot scuttles across the field to bring back javelins and discuses. A towering screen-on-wheels is designed for "virtual" attendance. The cute ones are, naturally, the likeness of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots. Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp., a major Olympic sponsor,...

Jury says Toyota must pay $16M in dealer recall lawsuit

Jul. 15, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Toyota has been ordered to pay nearly $16 million to a Southern California dealer who alleged the company's Prius recalls didn't fix safety problems. The Los Angeles Times says an Orange County jury decided Monday that Toyota had breached "good faith and fair dealing" with Roger...

After years of plenty, auto workers want a bigger slice

Jul. 15, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Contract talks between the United Auto Workers and Detroit's three automakers kicked off with the union president departing from the traditionally friendly tone by telling Ford executives that workers want a bigger share of the companies' record profits. While Ford executives talked...

The Latest: Kurt Busch beats little brother to win Kentucky

Jul. 13, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on Saturday night's NASCAR race at Kentucky Speedway (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Kurt Busch earned his first win of the season by outracing his younger brother in overtime in a door-to-door to the Kentucky Speedway finish line. The victory comes a week after Busch lost at...

VW, Ford team up to make autonomous, electric vehicles

Jul. 12, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Volkswagen will invest $2.6 billion into a Pittsburgh autonomous vehicle company that's mostly owned by Ford as the automakers who were once rivals deepen their partnership to develop driverless and electric vehicles in an ultra-competitive landscape. The two automakers will become equal...

Mazda Toyota alters production plan for new Alabama plant

Jul. 10, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A joint venture between Mazda and Toyota is altering its production plans for a new factory being built in north Alabama. Mazda Toyota Manufacturing said Wednesday it will produce an entirely new Toyota sport-utility vehicle and a new Mazda crossover vehicle at the plant near...

Car manufacturer donates cars to college auto program

Jun. 26, 2019 8:37 AM EDT

BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Toyota Mississippi has donated 10 new model Corollas to Itawamba Community College's automotive technology program to be used for hands-on training. The company donated the 2020 model-year cars last week. In 2013, the school received seven cars. The auto program's head, Brad...

Torrence, Todd take top NHRA qualifying spots

Jun. 8, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Steve Torrence led Top Fuel and J.R. Todd was tops in Funny Car after qualifying Saturday at the NHRA Heartland Nationals. Torrence, the defending champion and Top Fuel points leader, had a second run of 3.760 seconds at 325.45 miles per hour. "I tell you what, probably all of the odds...

Fiat Chrysler-Renault deal collapsed over Nissan role

Jun. 6, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler's surprise decision to withdraw a merger offer with French carmaker Renault stunned the industry, collapsing Thursday on fundamental differences over when Renault's long-time alliance partner, Nissan, would be brought in. The merger plan, which had sought to create the world's...

Fiat Chrysler says French politics ended Renault merger

Jun. 5, 2019 9:39 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Fiat Chrysler abruptly withdrew an offer to merge with French automaker Renault late Wednesday, a shocking reversal of a deal that could have reshaped the global auto industry. The Italian-American automaker blamed its move on France's government, saying that the country's political climate...