U.S. regulator may expand Takata air bag probe

Oct 20, 2015

U.S. regulator may expand Takata air bag probe

U.S. regulators said Monday they could expand their investigation into Takata Corp. air bag inflators beyond the current 11 automakers, amid questions about whether vehicle design played a role in the devices posing a deadly risk to the public. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...

Sentiment for big corporations turns positive in July-September

Sep 11, 2015

Sentiment for big corporations turns positive in July-September

Business sentiment for major companies turned positive for the first time in two quarters in July-September, thanks primarily to a recovery by manufacturers such as automakers, a government survey showed Friday. The business sentiment index for companies with capital of ¥1 billion or more ...

Jul 29, 2015

Nissan group net profit hits record ¥152.8 billion in April-June

Nissan Motor Corp. reported Wednesday a record group net profit of ¥152.8 billion for the April-June quarter, up 36.3 percent from a year earlier, reflecting strong sales in North America and Europe and the weak yen. Nissan’s consolidated operating profit rose 58 percent to ...

China tells its road-rage motorists to cool it

May 18, 2015

China tells its road-rage motorists to cool it

The horrific incident shocked the nation when it went viral in China earlier this month: a woman dragged from her car, thrown to the ground and kicked repeatedly in the face and head in a case of road rage in Sichuan. And it was ...

Mar 3, 2015

Apple car rumors fuel Geneva debate about car of future

The main talking point at this week’s Geneva car show is likely to be a vehicle that may never be built: the Apple car. The world’s automakers will gather in the Swiss city to tout their latest minivans, city cars and sport utility vehicles ...

Feb 27, 2015

Automakers select aerospace company for Takata air bag probe

A group of 10 automakers affected by faulty air bags made by embattled Japanese parts supplier Takata Corp. said Thursday it has selected the aerospace company Orbital ATK Inc. to lead an independent investigation into the defect. The automakers also announced that David Kelly, ...