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NHTSA investigates Tesla touchscreen failures

Auto Blog News Feed - Wed, 06/24/2020 - 16:55

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The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Tuesday it had opened an investigation into 63,000 Tesla Model S cars after reports of media-control unit failures that led to the loss of the use of touchscreens. The auto safety agency said the preliminary evaluation, covering 2012-2015 model year vehicles, comes after it received 11 complaints alleging premature failure of the media-control unit due to memory wear-out. Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for com

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Pope writes to Alex Zanardi, saying his life is a 'lesson of humanity'

Auto Blog News Feed - Wed, 06/24/2020 - 13:45

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Pope Francis has written to former Formula One driver and Paralympic champion Alex Zanardi, who is in intensive care after suffering severe head injuries in a handbike accident on Friday, telling him his life is a "lesson of humanity". In a handwritten letter published by the Gazzetta dello Sport, Pope Francis said the 53-year-old, who turned to handbike racing after losing both legs in a 2001 Champ Car crash in Germany, was an example of how to live life to the full. Zanardi is an inspiration

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Toyota holds a $293 million stake in Uber

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Toyota Motor Corp holds a $293 million stake in Uber Technologies, as it partners with the ride-hailing company to further expand into new mobility services, Toyota's latest corporate governance report released on Wednesday showed. The Japanese automaker has also unloaded shares in some of its suppliers, adjusting its portfolio to reflect partnerships with rival automakers and technology firms as it transforms into a mobility services company, the report showed. Reporting the total size of its

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Italy reportedly guarantees $7.1 billion loan to Fiat Chrysler

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Italy has approved a decree offering state guarantees for a 6.3-billion euro (£5.7 billion) loan to Fiat Chrysler's (FCA) Italian unit, a source said, paving the way for the largest crisis loan to a European carmaker. The source said Italy's audit court had signed off on the decree, in a final step of what had been a lengthy and contested process to get the loan approved. FCA's Italian division has tapped Rome's COVID-19 emergency financing schemes to secure a state-backed, three-yea

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Mercedes-Benz, Nvidia deepen autonomous driving alliance

Auto Blog News Feed - Wed, 06/24/2020 - 12:30

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The alliance between a deep-pocketed tech player and the world's oldest carmaker allows Mercedes to jointly develop new automated driving capabilities and software applications at a time when the auto industry is struggling to generate profits. "We want to launch a ground-breaking software-defined computer architecture for driving assistance and autonomous drive," Daimler Chief Executive Ola Kaellenius said during a joint presentation by the two companies on Tuesday. The Nvidia Drive AGX Orin

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Noose in NASCAR pit garage had been there for months, FBI concludes

Auto Blog News Feed - Tue, 06/23/2020 - 23:04

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The noose found hanging in Bubba Wallace's garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway had been there since at least last October, federal authorities said Tuesday in announcing there will be no charges filed in an incident that rocked NASCAR and its only fulltime Black driver. U.S. Attorney Jay Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp Jr. said its investigation determined “although the noose is now known to have been in garage number 4 in 2019, nobody could have known Mr. Wallace would b

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