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Uber ordered to hand over Otto term sheet

The judge hearing the Waymo vs. Uber lawsuit ordered Uber to hand over to Waymo an unredacted copy of its term sheet with Otto--the company Uber purchased for its LiDAR technology which Waymo claims was as its IP. TechCrunch reports that Judge Corley didn't see any basis for Uber's desired redactions.   http://tcrn.ch/2rlZItt

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Nissan Juke discontinued?

The Nissan Juke is getting the axe in North America, The Truth About Cars reports. The same source said it will be replaced by the Nissan Kicks.   http://bit.ly/2rV9sbh

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BMW formally introduces its new 8 Series concept

It's big; it's brash; it's back. The BMW 8 Series returns in concept form, with production slated to begin next year.   

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GM issues statement in response to diesel lawsuit

General Motors spokesperson Pat Morrissey released a statement in response to the lawsuit filed by owners alleging that its diesel HD pickups employ an emissions "defeat device," stating: "These claims are baseless and we will vigorously defend ourselves. The Duramax Diesel Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra comply with all U.S. EPA and CARB emissions regulations."   http://bit.ly/2rVgCMK

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Lawsuit accuses GM of emissions cheats

A lawsuit filed by owners represented by the law firm Hagens Berman accuses General Motors of implementing "defeat device" software in its heavy-duty trucks, Bloomberg reports. A GM spokesperson flat-out denied any wrongdoing, saying the suit is "without merit."   https://bloom.bg/2rUNFk1

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Several Nissan GT-Rs lost in a fire

A British shop that specializes in working on high-performance Japanese cars burned down recently, taking with it several rare and valuable Nissan GT-Rs. The owners also lost countless tools and parts, but there were no injuries. The cause of the fire hasn't been determined yet.   

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Lamborghini Huracan could get even faster

Lamborghini is ready to build an even faster version of the Huracan, according to one of its top executives. If approved for production, the model would be a more hardcore, stripped-down version of the Performante.   http://bit.ly/2rk2rUk

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Lamborghini plotting fourth model

Lamborghini is open to the idea of adding a fourth model to its lineup, company boss Stefano Domenicali has confirmed. "GT cars, four seaters, heritage gives us some ideas," he added, though nothing is set in stone yet.   

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Researchers identify VW defeat device

Computer scientists have identified the precise line of code that Volkswagen used to cheat on emissions. "We found evidence of the fraud right there in public view. We were able to find the smoking gun," said researcher Kirill Levchenko.   

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2018 Ford Expedition towing rating released

The brand-new 2018 Ford Expedition can tow 9,300 pounds when it's properly equipped. Trailer Backup Assist technology is offered at an extra cost.   

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