Tag: Industry

Dutch Forensic Investigators Decrypt Tesla Driving Data, Revealing Treasure Trove Of Info

Tesla’s driving data storage system has been decrypted, claims the Dutch government’s forensic lab. Long kept from others, the information gives the lab access to considerably more information than it previously knew existed. Although it has long been known that Teslas record driving data and some data has historically been presented to investigators after accidents, […]

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Toyota Is Investing $3.4 Billion In U.S. Battery Production

Toyota announced today that it will invest $3.4 billion (¥380 billion) in automotive battery advancement in the U.S. through 2030. The money will go towards developing and building batteries for electric vehicles, though the initial focus will be on batteries for hybrids. “This investment will help usher in more affordable electrified vehicles for U.S. consumers, […]

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It’s Official: The Ford Mustang GT Is America’s Most ’Murican Car

It’s hard to think of a more quintessentially American car than the Ford Mustang GT V8. But that’s not just nostalgia talking, it’s maths and science, people. The 2021 Mustang 5.0-liter GT has just nabbed top spot on a league table that measures the volume of U.S.-built content in the nation’s cars. According to the […]

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Supplier That Makes Plastic Parts For A Third Of All Cars Seeks Millions In Compensation For Canceled Orders

Novares, a French auto parts supplier, is seeking tens of millions of dollars in damages from its customers after the semiconductor chip shortage forced carmakers around the world to halt production of various models. The company makes plastic parts that find their way into a third of all vehicles globally, reports Reuters, and says that […]

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Stellantis and GM Announce Vaccine Mandates For Canadian Workers

GM Canada and Stellantis Canada today separately announced that they would be enforcing vaccine mandates at their sites in the country. Unifor, the union representing the companies workers, said it supported the mandate. Both GM and Stellantis Canada said that they had advocated for employees to get vaccinated as soon as they became available and cited […]

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Japan’s Biggest Steelmaker Sues Toyota, Supplier For Alleged Patent Infringement

Nippon Steel Corp, Japan’s largest steelmaker, has filed a lawsuit against Toyota and its supplier, China’s Baoshan Iron & Steel Co. Ltd., for alleged patent infringement. The automaker called the suit “regrettable.” The steelmaker is seeking 20 billion yen ($176 million) in damages from the companies, alleging they have infringed on its patent for non-oriented […]

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