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Nissan urged to shake up governance after Ghosn arrest

Yokohama, Japan | AFP | An advisory committee established by Japanese car giant Nissan to improve governance after the stunning arrest of former boss Carlos Ghosn on corruption allegations unveiled recommendations Wednesday to prevent further scandals. The seven-person body suggested abolishing the position of chairman vacated by Ghosn, with an external …

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T-cut with care

Removing the clear-coat paint on your car body means you must wax regularly to avoid algae | The Independent | Scratches on the body of your vehicle irritate. Yet they are unavoidable with our narrow roads, bushes, bodaboda, rough car washers, and naughty kids who think your black car is …

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Nissan says to stop producing Infiniti cars in UK

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Nissan will stop production of Infiniti cars at its factory in Sunderland, northeast England, the Japanese carmaker said Tuesday, one month after cancelling the plant’s plans for the X-Trail SUV. Infiniti Motor Company, a division of Nissan, said in a statement that it would stop production of Q30 and …

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Tyres of the future

They will be smart and communicate A recent article in Autocar noted how tyre manufacturers sometimes come up with wacky-sounding concepts. But, it said, one idea consistently touted has been the value of smart tyres that can communicate their condition and wear status. It described a Smart Tire; with treads …

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Why are BMWs catching fire?

BMWs are catching mysterious fires in the U.S. and owners have filed more than 90 complaints about the issue to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. But the government watchdog for automotive safety does not have an active investigation into possible causes. “These BMWs have [had] these fire problems for …

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