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Auto Blog News Feed: Ford briefly stops work at two plants as workers test positive for COVID-19

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 23:52

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Ford Motor Co on Wednesday closed two U.S. assembly plants as the coronavirus pandemic wreaked early havoc with the No. 2 U.S. automaker's plan to restart North American production and begin making its most profitable vehicles again. Ford closed its Dearborn, Michigan, plant due to a positive COVID-19 test by one worker, while its Chicago assembly plant was closed due to a parts shortage, Ford spokeswoman Kelli Felker said.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Volkswagen admits car ad racist, apologizes

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 23:30

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Volkswagen withdrew on Wednesday an advert posted on its official Instagram page for its Golf cars that it admitted was racist and insulting, saying it would investigate how it came about and draw consequences. The German car company, which has seen its reputation tarnished in the last five years after it admitted cheating diesel emissions tests, said it did not tolerate any form of racism. German television noted that the hand could be interpreted as making a "white power" gesture

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Auto Blog News Feed: Feds arrest two men accused of smuggling Carlos Ghosn out of Japan in a box

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 20:08

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A former Green Beret and his son were arrested Wednesday in Massachusetts on charges they smuggled Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn out of Japan in a box while he awaited trial there on financial misconduct charges. Michael Taylor, a 59-year-old former Green Beret and private security specialist, and Peter Taylor, 27, are wanted by Japan on charges they helped Ghosn escape the country in December after he was released on bail. The tale of the daring escape began on Dec. 28, 2019, when Pe

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Auto Blog News Feed: Autoblog is Live: Playing Rocket League

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 17:50

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We're playing F1 2019 today.

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Auto Blog News Feed: GM Super Cruise is evolving into Ultra Cruise, for hands-off city driving

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 23:09

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GM has a "big team" working on an advanced version of its hands-free driving assistance system, Super Cruise, that will expand its capability beyond highways and apply it to city streets, the automaker's vice president of global product development Doug Parks said Tuesday. GM is also continuing to improve its existing Super Cruise product, Parks said during a webcasted interview at Citi’s 2020 Car of the Future Symposium. "As we continue to ratchet up Super Cruise, we continue to add capabili

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