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Here's what's making news on Road Show. Toyota is partnering with the Japanese Air Space Exploration Agency, a.k.a., the Japanese equivalent of NASA, to design a manned moon rover that uses its field cell technology. The self-driving rover would seat Two people with room for two more in case of emergency. The rover would be sealed too, so passengers could remove their space suits while inside it. And it's six wheel drive. Toyota and the JAEA don't expect to have the rover ready until 2029. Infiniti is pulling the plugs on its Western European manufacturing and sales divisions. The company isn't blaming only low sales of its models for its departure though. It's also throwing increasingly strict European emission standards through the bus. Infiniti is working to find jobs for its employees in Europe before shuttering operations entirely. But don't expect this process to drag on for long. And both eastern Europe and Asia will still get the brand. With China in particular expecting as many as five new exclusive models in coming years. The never ending Takata airbag recall rears it's ugly head once again. This time for cars that have already been fixed because Honda and Acura fit 1.1 million with replacement inflators that are also defective. To be fair, when Honda and Acura installed those inflators, they hadn't been deemed effective yet. Though, given the scope of the Takata recall, using more Takata inflators as replacements seems, in hindsight, kind of dumb. In any case, the recall affects tons of models built between 2001 and 2016. Luckily, replacement inflators from alternate vendors are available, so getting yours swapped should be relatively painless. Find more on these stories over at theroadshow.com. We'll talk to you tomorrow.

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