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GM to stop selling cars without air bags in emerging markets

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com - Earlier this year, GM CEO Mary Barra defended selling cars without air bags in markets that don’t require them, saying they’re more affordable for low-income buyers.

GM Recalling Certain 2014-15 Pickups to Repair Seat Belts

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http://www.media.gm.com - GM is voluntarily recalling 895,232 model year 2014-15 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups in the United States because the flexible steel cable that connects the seat belt to the vehicle can fatigue and separate over time as a result of the driver repeatedly bending the cable when entering the seat.

Global NCAP Asks GM To Improve South American Cars After Record Zero-Star Ratings

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http://www.carscoops.com - The lack of airbags and other safety requirements such as seatbelt pretensioners on Chevrolet cars sold in South America has led to record zero-star safety ratings.

Sergio Marchionne isn't giving up on merging Fiat Chrysler with another automaker

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http://www.businessinsider.com - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne isn't giving up on merging the automaker with another company. Toyota , Volkswagen and Ford are the only remaining potential merger candidates for FCA, he said on Friday.

Automakers Seek Insurance Industry Help Boosting Recall Repair Rate

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http://www.thedetroitbureau.com - With 47 million vehicles on the road that haven't been repaired despite potentially deadly defects, automakers are looking for ways to increase recall repair rates, and turning to an unexpected ally -- the insurance industry.

More DC Fast Chargers Come to California through State Grant

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http://www.hybridcars.com - California will see 61 more DC fast chargers through a $9 million California Energy Commission grant. The 61 DC fast chargers will be installed at 41 sites along major routes on Interstate 5, Highway 99, and Highway 101.

FCA: Merger Could Save Us $10 Billion Per Year

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http://www.motortrend.com - It’s no secret that Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has sought to form partnerships with other automakers. Now, FCA Chairman John Elkann has renewed the push toward a merger, claiming the move will save the company close to $10 billion annually.