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Jury Says Toyota Must Pay $16M to Southern California Dealer in Lawsuit

Toyota has been ordered to pay nearly $16 million to a Southern California dealer who alleged the company’s Prius recalls didn’t fix safety problems. The Los Angeles Times says an Orange County jury decided Monday that Toyota had breached “good …

Toyota’s $1B Investment in Ride-Hailer Grab Opens Door to Data-Driven Insurance

By pumping $1 billion into ride-hailing firm Grab, Toyota Motor Corp. stands to gain a passenger-side view of tens of thousands of cars across Southeast Asia, tracking how fast they drive, how far they travel and the time they spend …

Kobe Steel Can Expect Spate of Lawsuits for Its 10 Years of False Data

Kobe Steel Ltd.’s legal problems are just beginning in wake of the company’s disclosure that it falsified data for years about the durability of aluminum and copper used in airplanes, trains and vehicles. The Japanese company, which supplies many of …

Toyota Makes Strategic Investment in Grab, SE Asia’s Leading Ride-Sharing Firm

Toyota Motor Corp. is pushing deeper into the ride-sharing business. The Japanese carmaker is making a strategic investment in Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing operator, and said it will work with the company to provide services in Southeast Asia. Toyota …

Hawaii Sues Auto Makers over Shrapnel-Spewing Air Bags

Hawaii is suing auto manufacturers Ford, Nissan and Toyota over air bags that can spew shrapnel when they deploy. The complaint filed Wednesday says the manufacturers knew or should have known for more than a decade that air bags installed …

BMW, Intel & Parts Maker Delphi to Develop Self-Driving Platform

German automaker BMW AG, U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp. and parts maker Delphi Automotive PLC on Tuesday said they would collaborate on development of a highly-automated self-driving platform for BMW, with Delphi handling integration of components and software. BMW said the …

New Hampshire Car Dealer Incurred Damages from Municipal Sewer Line

A judge has ruled that a Portsmouth, N.H., auto dealership incurred damages caused by a city sewer line running through the property. The Portsmouth Herald reports Rockingham County Judge William Delker says Toyota dealer James Boyle wasn’t informed when he …

Allianz, Toyota & BMW Partner to Develop Autonomous Vehicle Strategies

Global automakers Toyota, BMW and insurer Allianz will license technology from Silicon Valley start-up Nauto, which uses cameras and artificial intelligence systems in cars to understand driver behavior, Nauto said on Friday. Nauto Chief Executive Stefan Heck told Reuters the …

Jury: Toyota Must Pay $11M Fatal Minnesota Crash

A federal jury in Minneapolis found that Toyota Motor Corp. must pay nearly $11 million to victims of a fatal 2006 crash after deciding that a design flaw in the 1996 Camry was partly to blame for the Minnesota wreck. …

Japan Transport Ministry Weighs Additional Air Bag Recalls

Japan’s investigation into dangerous air bags is leading to a remote scrapyard in the central Gifu prefecture, where the explosion of a car model not included in current recalls suggests automakers may have to yet again expand their safety campaigns. …