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SOAD 2016: executives bullish on autonomous driving, but issues remain to be tackled

XIAMEN, Fujian – Industry executives and officials who spoke at the 2016 Summit on Auto Data (SOAD 2016) held here on July 21 were bullish on China’s path toward autonomous driving and intelligent transportation but also emphasized that industry stakeholders must work together to move the industry forward and tackle

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GM says Impala ignition recall linked to Chinese-made parts

General Motors Co. said Tuesday a Chinese auto supplier built the parts at issue in its recall of 3.4 million cars for ignition switch problems linked to eight crashes and six injuries. The June 16 ignition recall of the Chevrolet Impala and Monte Carlo; Cadillac DTS and Deville; and Buick

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Volt fires a blow to E-car appeal

DETROIT − U.S. automakers stepped up their internal investigations of fire risks in electric vehicles after the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration started delving into the problem. The fires dealt a blow to electric cars' future as a global player. The inquiry was triggered by fires that struck at

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Toyota recalls a lesson, but should not scare off new entrants

Toyota's February tsunami, as one Detroit 3 executive called it, is a lesson for prospective Chinese carmakers planning to enter the U.S. market. The blitz of headlines and "exclusive" reports on Toyota's unintended-acceleration and brake-failure problems recalls three episodes that beset Audi, Ford and Hyundai in the late 1980s and

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