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Uber agrees to buy 24,000 Volvo SUVs in its march toward self-driving vehicles

Uber self-driving prototype in San FranciscoUber will purchase up to 24,000 Volvo XC90 SUVs between 2019 and 2021, the ride-sharing company announced Monday. According to Volvo, the vehicles are an “autonomous driving-compatible base.” As the name suggests, they constitute the next step for Uber as the rideshare company looks for ways to implement the self-driving technologies…
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Report: Roughly two-thirds of Takata recall vehicles still need airbag fix

Inflated airbagThe infamous Takata recall still looms over the industry and the latest report from John Buretta, the independent monitor overseeing the recalls for the Justice Department, shows that a majority of impacted vehicles haven’t been repaired. In what already stands as the largest recall in automotive industry, as of mid-September over 20 million…
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New Ford CEO slashes development budgets, plans to focus on trucks and electric vehicles

Jim Hackett (left) and Bill Ford Jr.Ford Motor Company’s new CEO isn’t ready to abandon the traditional sedan just yet, but the recently minted executive is already on a budget-slicing mission that will focus the automaker on SUVs, trucks, and electric cars in the near future. Jim Hackett, who took the helm at Ford in May after heading up the company’s self-driving cars program…
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