Automotive services

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 file photo, a Ford emblem is seen on a car at a store in London. Ford Motor Co. says it is cutting jobs in Europe in a wide-ranging restructuring as it focuses on its most profitable models and shifts production towards electric cars. In a statement, the company said Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 that "structural cost improvements will be supported by a reduction of surplus labor," both hourly and salaried. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
January 10, 2019 - 8:10 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it is cutting jobs in Europe as it reshapes its business to focus on more profitable commercial trucks and SUVs while shifting production to electric cars over the longer term. On a day that Jaguar Land Rover also announced it is cutting 4,500...
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FILE - This June 25, 2017, file photo shows TK Holdings Inc. headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. More than three years after the government took over management of recalls involving dangerous Takata air bag inflators, one third of the recalled inflators still have not been replaced. That's according to an annual report on the recalls issued Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 by the government and a court-appointed recall monitor. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
December 21, 2018 - 3:57 pm
DETROIT (AP) — More than three years after the government took over management of recalls involving dangerous Takata air bag inflators, one third of the recalled inflators still have not been replaced. That's according to an annual report on the recalls released late Friday by the government and a...
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In this Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, photo, a rental car approaches a biometric scanning machine at the exit of the Hertz facility at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in Atlanta. In a first for the rental car industry, Hertz is teaming up with Clear, the maker of biometric screening kiosks found at many airports and stadiums. Hertz says the partnership will slash the time it takes to pick up a rental car. (AP Photo/Jeff Martin)
December 11, 2018 - 12:02 am
Biometric screening is expanding to the rental car industry. Hertz said Tuesday it is teaming up with Clear, the maker of biometric screening kiosks found at many airports, in an effort to slash the time it takes to pick up a rental car. Clear hopes it will lead more travelers to its platform,...
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In this Nov. 13, 2017, photo, visitors take a look at Toyota cars at the automaker's showroom in Tokyo. Toyota Motor Corp. has raised its earnings forecast after reporting that its profit surged 28 percent in the last quarter on growing sales and cost cuts. The top Japanese automaker said Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, that its July-September profit was 585.1 billion yen ($5.2 billion), up from 458.3 billion yen the year before (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
November 06, 2018 - 2:54 am
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. reported a 28 percent surge in its net profit in the last quarter, helped by growing sales in Europe, Asia and the Americas, and raised its earnings forecast for the full year. The top Japanese automaker said Tuesday that its July-September profit totaled 585.1...
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Representative Director and CTO of SoftBank Corp. Junichi Miyakawa, left and Executive Vice President of Toyota Motor Corporation Shigeki Tomoyama, right, shake hands during a press conference in Tokyo Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Japan’s No. 1 automaker Toyota Motor Corp. and Japanese technology giant SoftBank Group Corp. say they are setting up a joint venture to create mobility services. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
October 04, 2018 - 1:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's No. 1 automaker Toyota Motor Corp. and technology giant SoftBank Group Corp. are setting up a joint venture to create mobility services in what they called a "united Japan" effort to face global competition. The venture, Monet Technologies Corp., capitalized at 2 billion yen ($...
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The Mercedes Vision EQ Silver Arrow is displayed at the Paris Auto show, France, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, 2018. The one-seater vehicle is an homage to the record-breaking W 125 car from 1937. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
October 02, 2018 - 6:04 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the Paris auto show (all times local): 1:25 p.m. BMW says its Mini and Rolls Royce factories in the U.K. will halt production for maintenance during the Brexit period next year to avoid any supply repercussions from the country's withdrawal from the European Union. There...
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FILE- In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, file photo a man walks out of the boarded up Robert's Grocery in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., in preparation for Hurricane Florence. Though it’s far from clear how much economic havoc Hurricane Florence will inflict on the southeastern coast, from South Carolina through Virginia, the damage won’t be easily or quickly overcome. In those states, critically important industries like tourism and agriculture are sure to suffer. “These storms can be very disruptive to regional economies, and it takes time for them to recover,” said Ryan Sweet, an economist at Moody’s Analytics. (Matt Born/The Star-News via AP, File)
September 12, 2018 - 3:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ports are closing. Farmers are moving hogs to high ground. Dealers are moving cars into service bays for refuge. And up to 3 million energy customers in North and South Carolina could lose power for weeks. Across the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia, businesses are bracing for the...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2014 photo a Volkswagen e-up electric car is recharged on a recharging station in front of a building of the Volkswagen AG in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen said Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 it is planning a new car-sharing project and will invest in car connectivity. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, file)
August 23, 2018 - 4:55 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen says it's launching an all-electric car sharing service in Berlin using its battery powered Golf and Up! models as it seeks to build a business serving people in big cities who don't own cars. The company said Thursday that it planned to expand its We Share...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 photo, yellow cabs make their way across 42nd Street outside Grand Central Terminal in New York. Responding to tales of financial woe, New York City lawmakers are considering a proposal to try and stabilize the city's iconic taxi industry by putting a temporary cap on the number of drivers working for companies like Uber and Lyft. The restrictions come after a year in which many drivers for-hire in the city have complained that the explosion in the popularity of ride-hailing services has upended regulations intended to limit competition and ensure that every driver made enough money to survive. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 08, 2018 - 10:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City moved Wednesday to regulate the explosive growth of Uber and other app-based ride services with a temporary cap on new licenses for ride-hailing services. The City Council approved a package of bills that included a one-year moratorium on new licenses for for-hire...
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FILE - This March 27, 2018, file photo shows the Waymo logo on the of a Jaguar I-Pace vehicle, in New York. Google spinoff Waymo and Phoenix's major transit agency are partnering to test self-driving vehicles that would also boost public transportation use. Waymo announced in a blog post the start of a pilot program Tuesday, July 31, that would allow riders to hail an autonomous car to the nearest Valley Metro transit stop. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 01, 2018 - 7:08 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Five months after Uber pulled its self-driving cars out of Arizona following a fatal accident, Google spinoff Waymo is putting the technology back on Phoenix streets in partnership with the city's transit system. Valley Metro, the agency that oversees metro Phoenix's light rail and...
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