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Takata files for bankruptcy, agrees to be acquired by Key Safety

UPDATED: 6/26/17 9:10 am ET -- adds details

Takata filed for bankruptcy protection, saying it would sell most of it assets to Key Safety for C $1.7 billion (US $1.59 billion). The supplier is at the center of the industry's biggest ever recall for faulty airbags.

Subaru safety push targets Japan's accident patterns

Subaru's new safety technologies came in response to a very Japanese problem: Vehicle accidents involving pedestrians and seniors are more common in Japan than elsewhere.

Takata files for bankruptcy, agrees to be acquired by Key Safety

UPDATED: 6/26/17 9:10 am ET -- adds details

Takata filed for bankruptcy protection, saying it would sell most of it assets to Key Safety for $1.59 billion. The supplier is at the center of the industry's biggest ever recall for faulty airbags.

Japan dreams of a hydrogen society

As home market to two of the three global carmakers selling hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, Japan is understandably optimistic about the outlook for hydrogen-powered cars.

A gross but green path to hydrogen

Masaki Tajima is trying to pave a greener hydrogen highway for Japan. And the road starts at a simmering sewage field on the southwestern island of Kyushu.

Developing hydrogen beyond the car market

Imagine a city where houses and businesses have their own on-site fuel cell stacks that turn hydrogen into electricity for lights, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners.

Here, Pioneer to expand high-def mapping

Here, the digital mapping company owned by major German automakers, is turning to a partnership with a Japanese sensor maker to expand high-definition mapping services aimed at self-driving cars.

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