The decisions by automakers in Takata's home market of Japan are likely to hit the company hard as U.S. authorities probe faulty air bags.
The Japanese automaker plans to invest $1 billion in artificial intelligence and robotics, establishing centers of excellence in Silicon Valley and at MIT.
But now Apple has reportedly hired hundreds of staff to work on a electric vehicle, codenamed "Project Titan."
On Tuesday, the U.S. NHTSA fined Takata $70 million for lapses in its air bags and ordered it to stop using a chemical in its product.
The move comes days after the South Korean carmaker reported its lowest quarterly earnings in over five years.
The carmaker says 800,000 cars could be affected in the latest issue involving "irregularities" in carbon dioxide emissions data, and cost the company $2.2 billion.
The California maker of electric cars, which reported quarterly earnings Tuesday, also named a new vice president of sales and service.
The California maker of electric cars said in its latest earnings report that it would sell fewer vehicles this year. Don’t believe it.
Tesla, which is expected to widen its quarterly losses, began selling its Model X the same month Consumer Reports withdrew its recommendation for the flagship Model S.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that certain Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen models with 3.0 liter engines were also rigged to pass pollution tests.
Despite being previously cleared of issues, a Takata airbag in a Nissan car may have injured another passenger last week.
Nissan raised its profit forecast Monday, citing strong sales in the United States and Europe.
British scientists say they tweaked lithium-oxygen battery chemistry, and with a little graphene they made a better cell.
The auto industry has said, in effect, that drivers own the steel in their cars, but not the software. But the U.S. government has ruled differently.
As Ford, GM and Fiat Chrysler post impressive profits, workers look to capture their piece of the pie.
A Volkswagen representative confirmed CEO Matthias Mueller would accompany German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her trip to China.
The automaker anticipates the costs of the scandal might exceed 30 billion euros ($33 billion), according to a German monthly magazine.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration could invoke a rarely used measure to speed up history's largest auto safety recall.
The German automaker admitted last month that nearly 11 million vehicles globally may have been equipped with the cheat software.
Porsche's 2008 market manipulation case has been eclipsed by majority shareholder Volkswagen's ongoing legal troubles.