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Continental's technology chief grapples with how to bring AI and connectivity together for a seamless auto experience.
Posted: May 26, 2018, 5:01 am
In a quest to establish itself in a world that grew to include Lexus and Infiniti, the brand chief says Acura went down a "wandering road" where it lost touch with its roots.
Posted: May 26, 2018, 5:01 am
The auto retail legends of today discuss the individuals who mentored them, and how that has prompted them to do likewise for the next generation.
Posted: May 26, 2018, 5:01 am
When Fiat Chrysler presents its 2018-22 business plan June 1, the biggest question mark will be the future of the core Fiat brand, which has been losing share steadily in its two main markets #8212; Europe and Brazil #8212; and is progressively...
Posted: May 26, 2018, 5:01 am
Tesla asked a court to dismiss a securities fraud lawsuit by shareholders who said the electric vehicle maker gave false public statements about the progress of producing the Model 3 sedan.
Posted: May 26, 2018, 3:38 am
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said the company's diesel emissions affair was not over and promised to stay at the helm of the German luxury automaker, a German newspaper reported.
Posted: May 26, 2018, 3:25 am
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with President Trump on Friday and raised "strong concerns" about a controversial U.S. probe into car and truck imports.
Posted: May 26, 2018, 3:12 am
Michael Brown was charged with lying to a federal grand jury about the scope of the scandal.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 9:04 pm
Tesla has flown six planes full of robots and equipment from Europe to California in an unusual, high-stakes effort to speed up battery production for the Model 3 electric sedan.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 7:37 pm
Volkswagen plans to reinstate its chief lobbyist, Thomas Steg, who was suspended while the company investigated his role in tests that exposed monkeys and humans to toxic diesel fumes, a German newspaper reported.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 7:06 pm
A dispute between majority and minority owners over the sale of Mac Churchill Acura of Fort Worth, Texas, has led to the store filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:32 pm
The energetic, good-humored native of Detroit was an endless source of marketing and promotional ideas #8212; a sales executive who loved the automotive industry and, above all, valued the editorial integrity of the publication.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:19 pm
Toyota's redesigned Corolla hatchback, aimed at first-time buyers and manual-transmission fans, will go on sale in showrooms this summer for $20,910 for the entry-level model, including shipping.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 4:02 pm
Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million U.S. vehicles over a defect that could prevent drivers from deactivating cruise control and warned owners not to use the function until they receive software upgrades.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 2:19 pm
Tesla reached an agreement to settle a class action lawsuit with buyers of its Model S and Model X cars who alleged that the company's assisted-driving Autopilot system was "essentially unusable and demonstrably dangerous."
Posted: May 25, 2018, 2:10 pm
Daimler faces a recall of more than 600,000 diesel-engine vehicles including Mercedes C-class and G-class models because of suspected emissions manipulation, a German magazine reported.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:50 pm
Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess is hopeful that diplomacy can help defuse trade tensions with the United States, which is exploring putting tariffs on auto imports.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 11:23 am
China is considering encouraging state-owned automakers to bring in private car manufacturers as investors as it seeks to create an industrial champion to compete with global companies such as Toyota and Volkswagen, Bloomberg reported.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 9:26 am
A few years ago, Apple was in the driving seat as it sought to carve out self-driving deals with automakers including Volkswagen. Now the tables have turned.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 5:01 am
Novelis is investing about $180 million to double its automotive aluminum body sheet capacity in China, as it seeks to tap demand from the country's growing electric vehicle market.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 3:52 am
California's top air-quality official disputed the Trump administration's description of a meeting about the future of fuel economy standards, suggesting it was actually a dud.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 12:19 am
Several U.S. dealership groups derive a significant portion of their revenue from imported vehicles, which could be affected if tariffs are imposed on car and light-truck imports under a controversial White House plan.
Posted: May 24, 2018, 9:06 pm
Some of President Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress say the administration's national security investigation of car and truck imports amid a trade spat with China is being pursued under false pretenses and could hurt U.S. consumers.
Posted: May 24, 2018, 6:43 pm
UAW President Dennis Williams is supportive of the Trump administration's efforts to launch a national security investigation into car and truck imports that could lead to new U.S. tariffs.
Posted: May 24, 2018, 6:17 pm
A top EPA official says he is not satisfied with Volkswagen AG's efforts to improve accountability after the company's sweeping diesel emissions fraud and violations, a German newspaper reported Thursday.
Posted: May 24, 2018, 5:50 pm
President Donald Trump has drawn swift and widespread condemnation for his potential crackdown on U.S. light-vehicle imports.
Posted: May 24, 2018, 5:02 pm
In a complaint, the UAW alleges that Tesla CEO Elon Musk violated the National Labor Relations Act by threatening to take away employee stock options in retaliation for engaging in protected union activity.
Posted: May 24, 2018, 4:43 pm
An Uber autonomous vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March failed to identify the pedestrian or to brake, raising serious questions about its performance, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report...
Posted: May 24, 2018, 3:05 pm
Elon Musk, barely a month after his behavior on an earnings call shook investor confidence, hit out on Twitter with a series of combative posts this week, leaving many scratching their heads at best and prompting scrutiny from labor regulators at...
Posted: May 24, 2018, 12:34 pm
Toyota plans to build a plant to manufacture hydrogen fuel cell stacks, a key component of fuel cell vehicles, as it seeks to increase global annual sales of the vehicles to at least 30,000 from 3,000 now.
Posted: May 24, 2018, 8:22 am
Apple and Volkswagen struck a deal that let the technology giant equip VW vans with self-driving technology to transport Apple employees between offices, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Posted: May 24, 2018, 4:06 am
Uber is navigating fraught political waters as it attempts to get its autonomous vehicles back on other roads in the coming months following a fatal collision under investigaton in Arizona.
Posted: May 24, 2018, 1:19 am
California's top air-quality official on Wednesday held a series of meetings with auto industry and federal officials in Washington, who reaffirmed a desire to maintain a single national standard for auto efficiency.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 11:43 pm
Longtime race team owners Jack Roush and Roger Penske have been elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame's Class of 2019.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 11:03 pm
The Trump administration started a controversial investigation into whether car and light-truck imports threaten national security, a move that could lead to new U.S.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 9:49 pm
Car seat leather supplier GST AutoLeather emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy under new private equity ownership and leadership.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 9:39 pm
General Motors CEO Mary Barra wants China to further reduce its protective tariffs. "I'd like to see it be level," she told Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein during an event in New York.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 9:09 pm
Most new-vehicle buyers say the recent fuel price surges will unlikely influence their vehicle purchasing decision, a new study indicates.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 9:04 pm
Volvo hopes so as it takes bold steps to re-establish itself as more than a niche brand for staid college professors and safety-obsessed parents.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 8:39 pm
Joydrive wants to become the first nationwide platform that allows buyers to complete their transactions without setting foot in a dealership -- for new and used cars.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 7:24 pm
Uber said it shut down its self-driving car operations in Arizona two months after a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 6:30 pm
The automaker is offering a shipping benefit for employees working and traveling in North America with Milk Stork, the only breast milk shipping company in the United States.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 4:40 pm
Jaguar Land Rover will spend about $6 billion in the current financial year on new models and technologies as the luxury carmaker looks to spur sales that grew at a slower pace.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 3:50 pm
President Donald Trump's tweet that 'big news' is on the way for American auto workers refers to China's plans to slash tariffs on imported passenger cars, according to an aide.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 3:12 pm
Two consumer advocacy groups urged the FTC to investigate what they called Tesla's "deceptive and misleading" use of the name Autopilot for its assisted-driving technology.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 12:50 pm
The UAW has been Elon Musk's target for days of derision on Twitter, and his posts may open Tesla up to trouble with federal labor regulators
Posted: May 23, 2018, 12:35 pm
As the head of CARB, Mary Nichols is arguably California's most powerful weapon in its war with President Donald Trump over the state's plan to combat climate change and have automakers toe the California line.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 12:18 pm
Carlos Ghosn tamped down expectations of a quick deal to combine Nissan and Renault, saying the specter of failed mergers in his industry loomed large.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 11:37 am
The biggest beneficiaries of President Donald Trump's drive to get China to "play fair" on trade are automakers such as BMW and Mercedes, which export expensive sedans and SUVs from Germany and the U.S.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 11:30 am