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US agency urges automakers to speed up Takata recalls

DETROIT — The U.S. government’s road safety agency is urging automakers to speed up replacement of potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement Friday that Heidi King, it’s top official, has met with 19 affected companies urging them to accelerate the …

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NHTSA: More than 400 Kia, Hyundai vehicle fires

ORLANDO, Fla. — A WESH 2 News investigation of vehicle fires now has the government revealing it’s received at least 402 complaints of fires in vehicles built by Kia and sister company, Hyundai. That’s according to complaints to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and obtained by WESH 2 …

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GM and Tesla diverge on autonomous paths

DETROIT — Autopilot. The name connotes a futuristic vision, the automotive equivalent of soaring carefree through open skies. Contrast that with Super Cruise, which suggests an enhanced version of cruise control, relief from road-trip tedium, like a good audiobook. The two brand names reflect the diverging visions of autonomy that …

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