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Faraday to lease former tire plant in California


by CarSpotter Struggling EV startup Faraday Future will use an existing California factory for its first production vehicle, due in 2018, pivoting from an earlier plan to build a plant in Nevada. … Automotive News Breaking News Feed

Former FBI boss expected to leave role at Takata fund to head U.S. election probe


by CarSpotter Former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who was named in April to lead a compensation fund for automakers and people harmed by faulty Takata airbags, was appointed special counsel to investigate alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential… … Automotive News Breaking News Feed

Former Saab CEO Muller, other execs cleared of tax, fraud charges


by Frankenspotter Photography A Swedish court acquitted former top managers at Saab of tax evasion and fraud charges relating to their failed attempts to save the famed Swedish brand, which went bust in 2011. … Automotive News Breaking News Feed

Waymo claims former employee stole self-driving tech secrets


by pedrosimoes7 Waymo, in a lawsuit filed Thursday in California, claims Anthony Levandowski downloaded 14,000 files before leaving to start his own company, Otto, which was later bought by Uber. … Automotive News Breaking News Feed

Hyundai Motor hires former GM researcher to lead self-driving car center


by Fi Exhaust Hyundai Motor Group has hired a former GM researcher to oversee its center to develop fully autonomous vehicles, joining other automakers and Silicon Valley giants in accelerating efforts on the fast-growing technology. … Automotive News Breaking News Feed

Takata to plead guilty, pay $1B penalty over airbag defects; 3 former executives indicted


by SeeMidTN.com (aka Brent) The federal government charged Takata with criminal wrongdoing on Friday in connection with airbag inflator ruptures linked to at least 16 deaths worldwide. The company was charged with a single felony count of wire fraud. … Automotive News Breaking News Feed