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Self-driving technology could boost market for mergers and acquisitions
Katie Burke | @KatieGBurke |

The race to deploy self-driving cars could bring new life to the mergers and acquisitions market.

Apple, automakers suggest changes to California's self-driving car testing policies
David Shepardson |

Apple asked California to make changes in its proposed self-driving car policies, the latest sign the company is pursuing driverless car technology. Automakers also suggested changes.

Uber demotes executive at center of Waymo self-driving car lawsuit
Eric Newcomer |

Anthony Levandowsk stepped down from his post overseeing self-driving car technology. Uber said he won't be involved in decisions relating to lidar technology.

Apple's autonomous test vehicle photographed in Silicon Valley
Mark Bergen and Alex Webb |

Almost two weeks after Apple secured permission to test its autonomous-car technology in California, the first images of the vehicle have been captured on Silicon Valley roads.

Toyota expands connected-car hub in Texas
Laurence Iliff |

Toyota Connected, the automaker's global data-science hub, is expanding staff and operations near the company's new North American headquarters in Texas.

First Shift: GM Q1 profit jumps 34%
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GM profit up 34%; Honda, Mazda, Volvo earnings; Uber demotes self-driving exec; Apple car seen?; Hyundai Kona peek; Facebook CEO helps make F-150; Toyota gets advertising honor.

Detroit auto show to open mobility showcase to public
Dustin Walsh |

The North American International Auto Show plans to expand its mobility and technology showcase, Automobili-D, to the public next year with a focus on talent recruitment.

European ride service Gett buys U.S. rival Juno for $200 million
Heather Somerville |

European ride-service Gett has bought New York rival Juno for $200 million in a deal that further consolidates the ride-hailing industry. Were Juno drivers short-changed?

Automakers ask California to ease rules for self-driving car tests
David Shepardson |

Automakers urged California to further ease its proposed regulations for autonomous vehicles, saying the state did not respond to their earlier objections by making enough revisions to its planned set of rules for...

Self-driving testing center gets $15 million from Michigan
Dustin Walsh |

A Michigan state government fund approved an additional $15 million for the construction of the American Center for Mobility at Willow Run in Ypsilanti Township, Mich.

Tesla workers file charges with NLRB
John Irwin | @JohnDIrwin |

Workers at the Tesla assembly plant in California have filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board accusing the company of illegally surveilling and coercing workers seeking unionization.

Nissan, Mobileye agree to create maps for self-driving cars
Steven Scheer |

Israeli autonomous vehicle technology firm Mobileye said it forged an agreement with Nissan to create next generation maps to enable safe self-driving cars.

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