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US carmakers agree to share safety data

Regulators seek more collaboration among firms even though recall rates have dropped

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"Real safety is finding and fixing defects before someone gets hurt, rather than just punishing them after the damage is done," says Mr Rosekind.

Detroit

WHEN Mark Rosekind became the United States' top auto safety regulator in late 2014, the industry was reeling from record recalls prompted by a vehicle defect at General Motors (GM) that was later tied to 124 deaths.

Mr Rosekind vowed at the time to punish carmakers for

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