Thursday morning car news roundup Oct. 31, 2013

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California woman ticketed for driving with Google Glass – Reuters.  ” Does pose a thorny legal question that police, judges and drivers will have to face as these wearable devices become more prevalent.”

Chinese carmakers narrow quality gap with global brands – Reuters.  China’s GAC Motor scores better than Buick, Chevrolet, Ford , Nissan, Honda on J.D,Power survey,

Daimler wants to expand cooperation with electric-car maker Tesla – Reuters. “I told my guys, go back to Tesla and look for other opportunities” to work together, Bodo Uebber, Daimler’s chief financial officer, said at a press briefing. “We want to look for more cooperation.”

Fuji Heavy forecasts bumper profits as Subaru demand takes off – Reuters.  “We boosted capacity to match what we expected to sell, but it’s surpassed even that, faster than we’d ever imagined,” Fuji Heavy’s chief executive Yasuyuki Yoshinaga said.

South Korea September output hit by auto strikes; recovery seen intact – Reuters. Central Bank expects October bounceback.

China’s Dongfeng Motor posts 39 pct rise in Q3 profit – Reuters.

Fuji Heavy raises U.S. sales forecast for Subarus to record high 420,000 vehicles – Reuters.

Ford Otosan Q3 net profit falls 45 percent – Reuters. Despite sales rising 35 percent

Fiat’s Serbian unit halts production – Reuters. After supplier can’t deliver parts

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