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The fate of Chinese tire imports is in the hands of the ITC
Modern Tire Dealer
By July 27, we will know if the duties on consumer tires imported from China will stand. The U.S. International Trade Commission will make that determination. Here's a quick recap of the hot button issue: The U.S. Department of Commerce determined, then confirmed, that Chinese tire manufacturers were not only dumping (selling at less than fair value) passenger and light truck tires into the U.S. market, but also being subsidized by the Chinese government.
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A fair warning to customers, a shrinking market and a plant closure
Tire Review
If commercial tire dealers feel as though business is softening, perhaps it’s not them. Rather, it could be the customer, or lack thereof. The recent State of Logistics Report by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals says that an increasing number of smaller trucking fleets are floundering — even closing the doors — due to higher business costs and rising costs associated with regulatory compliance.
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Lawmakers fear car 'recall fatigue' over air bag
BBC News
U.S. lawmakers have warned of car "recall fatigue" in a congressional hearing with regulators and carmakers about progress in a major air bag recall. A faulty part made by Japan's Takata has been linked to eight deaths and multiple injuries. It has prompted the largest recall in US history. Senator John Thune said the size of the Takata recall was causing confusion and delays in replacing the air bags.
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After 'chicken tax,' a flood of foreign trucks?
Automotive News
In the background of the free-trade debate that has raged in Washington this summer, a sacred cow of U.S. auto and trade policy is under threat. The 25 percent tariff imposed on imported pickups and commercial vans, known as the "chicken tax," stands to be significantly rolled back through big-ticket trade deals being hammered out with Pacific Rim nations and the European Union.
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Subaru recalls 72,000 of its newest vehicles
Fortune
Subaru has announced it’s recalling 72,000 of its vehicles due to a problem with their automatic braking system. The company told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the issue affects its 2015 year models Impreza, Crosstrek, Legacy and Outback, as well as the 2016 WRX, with the optional Eyesight Driver Assist System. That system offers several automated driver safety features.
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Google's self-driving cars are accident-prone — but it may not be their fault
The Guardian
Google’s self-driving cars are having a rough time on the streets of Mountain View, California. But a look at the evidence suggests it’s human error and not robots that are to blame. In recent months, Google’s fleet of experimental self-driving cars have suffered five minor accidents while driving 200,000 miles around this sleepy Silicon Valley suburb. That is nearly 10 times the national average for "property only" fender benders, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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Researchers build miniature Jeep that turns tire friction into energy
United Press International
A newly developed nanogenerator could make vehicles more efficient by deriving power from the friction of rolling tires. The technology works by harnessing the changing electric potential between a vehicle's tires and the road. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison were recently able to demonstrate the device using a miniature remote-controlled Jeep.
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Why talk of GM-FCA tie-up just won't die
Automotive News
Few auto industry pundits seem to be taking Sergio Marchionne's awkwardly public pursuit of a merger with General Motors very seriously. Executives at rival companies sniff privately that the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO's industry-consolidation drumbeat signals desperation. GM CEO Mary Barra couldn't dismiss the idea quickly enough. Even the Wall Street analysts who say it's worth a look are doubtful that he can force GM to the table. And yet, there must be some reason why the idea keeps resurfacing.
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Cars.com tells us which cars are really the most American
Autoblog
With the Fourth of July just a few days away, Cars.com has released its annual American-Made Index to rank the models in the U.S. that could be considered the most red, white and blue. Not only is this the shortest list ever with just seven models, but for the first time in two years, Ford F-150 isn't standing proudly on top. In fact, the truck doesn't make the cut at all because the new 2015 model year version drops below the survey's 75-percent domestically sourced parts cutoff. Instead, Toyota nabs the top two places with the Camry and Sienna, respectively.
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