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Self-driving startup Nuro gets green light in California

Self-driving startup Nuro gets green light in California

Tuesday's approval in California comes during growing overall demand for automated delivery services, as consumers across the country shelter in place in an attempt to stave off the coronavirus.


Self-driving startup Zoox cuts safety drivers

Self-driving startup Zoox cuts safety drivers

With stay-at-home guidelines grounding its self-driving fleet, Zoox will stop paying human safety drivers today.


Nissan, Honda, BMW take rare step of unpaid furloughs

Nissan, Honda, BMW take rare step of unpaid furloughs

The non-Detroit 3 automakers have for decades avoided sending workers home with no pay. The COVID-19 pandemic is a different matter.


Renault, Nissan say strategic plans on track despite virus crisis

Renault, Nissan say strategic plans on track despite virus crisis

Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard and Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that the three-year strategic plans for the automakers and alliance member Mitsubishi were needed to restore investors’ confidence.


Mazda, marking 100 years, readies special editions

Mazda, marking 100 years, readies special editions

The special editions, available later in the U.S., draw their inspiration from styling touches on Mazda's first passenger car — the R360 Coupe from 1960.


With EV deal, Honda plays catch up, GM polishes engineering chops

With EV deal, Honda plays catch up, GM polishes engineering chops

Only rarely has Honda, fiercely protective of a sterling reputation for engineering and quality, put one of its brand names on vehicles designed and built elsewhere.


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Auto supplier's back-to-work guide shows daunting task ahead

Lear’s 51-page “Safe Work Playbook” outlines protocols ranging from advanced social-distancing practices to on-site health screening of workers, visitors and contractors.


Tesla nears debut of longer-range Model 3 in China

Tesla nears debut of longer-range Model 3 in China

The sedan, built at Tesla's Shanghai plant, would have a range of more than 650 kilometers (404 miles) on one charge, compared with about 450 kilometers for the current most basic version that starts at 323,800 yuan ($45,800), Bloomberg reported.


FCA, PSA seek to boost cash before merger

FCA, PSA seek to boost cash before merger

The two automakers have set up additional credit lines to bolster their reserves ahead of the closing of their merger deal. Dividends, including those tied to the merger agreement, could be canceled or postponed, analysts have said.


Mexico asks U.S., Canada to grant automakers transition for USMCA rules

Mexico asks U.S., Canada to grant automakers transition for USMCA rules

Mexico's automotive lobby AMIA, insisting automakers and parts suppliers can't adapt supply chains to meet rules of origin requirements under the USMCA by July 1, urged authorities to postpone until January 2021 the start of sectoral rules in the trade pact.