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Electronics cited as Toyota problem  U.S. Congress: Witnesses at the hearings testified that they believe they have found a possible additional cause of unintended acceleration in Toyotas New US investigation for Toyota  Japanese carmaker is facing a new US investigation into complaints of steering problems in its Corolla model US to probe Toyota Prius brake problems  The Transportation Department has opened an investigation into brake problems in the 2010 Toyota Prius Chrysler's sale to Fiat delayed  U.S. Supreme Court: The US Court has granted a request to delay the sale of carmaker Chrysler to a group led by Italian carmaker Fiat   Obama gets tough with carmakers
Google calls on US to shake-up self-driving car laws  U.S. Senate: Google's self-driving car chief has urged lawmakers to ensure the US sets consistent laws for the technology US plans $4bn for self-driving rules  A 10-year, $4bn (2.8bn) proposal to bring self-driving cars to roads across the US has been announced by the Department of Transport VW sued by US justice department  The department is suing Volkswagen over the emissions scandal that saw the German car giant fit software in millions of cars to cheat emissions tests General Motors fined $35m over recall  The US government fines General Motors $35m for delays in recalling small cars with faulty ignition switches Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president

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  House of Representatives: Toyota's president, Akio Toyoda, acknowledged that the company had made mistakes and apologized for the recent lapses in quality control
 Toyoda apologises for faults behind the recall of millions of its vehicles

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  After ordering the resignation of General Motors chief, President Obama is to reveal how he plans to save the auto industry

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  The government will provide $17.4bn in loans to troubled carmakers GM, Chrysler and Ford
Dec.12 White House considers auto rescue   The White House is considering using money earmarked to rescue the banking industry to bail out the country's struggling carmakers Dec.11 US car bail-out fails in Senate
  U.S. Senate: A $14bn bail-out package for the beleaguered US car industry has died after failing to get enough support in a procedural vote
Dec.10 US House backs car industry plan  House of Representatives: The House of Representatives has approved a $15bn bail-out of the car industry after the White House and Democrats reached an agreement Dec.8 White House cool on car bail-out   The White House has given a cool initial reaction to a plan by Democrats in Congress for a $15bn bail-out of the 'Big Three' US car firms Dec.4 US carmakers' plea under scrutiny  U.S. Congress: Bosses from America's big three car companies face a second day of grilling over their request for a multi-billion dollar bailout Carmakers 'affect entire economy'  U.S. Senate: The chairman of the Senate committee deciding whether to rescue the Detroit 3 has said the health of the entire US economy is at stake Dec.2 US carmakers publish rescue plans  U.S. Congress: Chrysler, Ford and General Motors have all submitted their proposals for multi-billion dollar loans upon which their survival could depend Nov.20 No agreement for US car bail-out  U.S. Congress: Politicians have told the crisis-hit 'Big 3' carmakers to come up with their own viable recovery plan if they want a $25bn government rescue Nov.18 US car firms ask for $25bn aid
  U.S. Congress: The bosses of Ford, GM and Chrysler, have asked Congress for a $25bn bail-out and warned of broader risks to the US economy
 The United Auto Workers is willing to make key concessions to help the Detroit Three carmakers secure vital aid US House backs car industry plan White House cool on car bail-out US car bail-out fails in Senate
Nov.12 Car wrangle looms in US bail-out  Leaders of the Democratic Party, which now has a majority in Congress, have confirmed they are working on a car industry rescue plan

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1. 2016-03-15 Google calls on US to shake-up self-driving car laws U.S. Senate
2. 2016-01-14 US plans $4bn for self-driving rules Washington
3. 2016-01-04 VW sued by US justice department Washington
E. 2014-05-16 General Motors fined $35m over recall Washington
2010-02-24 Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president House of Representatives
G. 2010-02-23 Electronics cited as Toyota problem U.S. Congress
H. 2010-02-17 New US investigation for Toyota Washington
I. 2010-02-04 US to probe Toyota Prius brake problems Washington
J. 2009-06-08 Chrysler's sale to Fiat delayed U.S. Supreme Court

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