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The fatal accident involving an Uber self-driving vehicle is the most significant involving autonomous-driving technology since a Tesla driver's death touched off months of finger-pointing.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 9:48 pm
A California regulator issued a proposed decision classifying Uber as the same type of transportation as limousines and tour buses, signaling a possible major change in how the company is regulated.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 9:39 pm
After 20-odd years of "marriage" in China, Ford is preparing a product blitz and campaign to localize management to maintain and build trust with partners Changan Auto and Jiangling Motors Group.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 9:00 pm
Ford is in discussions to purchase the dilapidated Michigan Central Station just outside of downtown Detroit, sources told Crain's Detroit Business, an affiliate of Automotive News.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 7:47 pm
Volkswagen plans to invest $340 million to bring a third vehicle to its assembly plant in Chattanooga -- a five-seat version of its large Atlas crossover.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 7:30 pm
Volkswagen plans to show off its electric powertrain tech by taking a run at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. VW previewed its race car for the summer event via computer-generated images.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 7:00 pm
An Uber vehicle operating in autonomous mode in Tempe, Ariz., struck and killed a pedestrian crossing the street Sunday night. Uber has suspended pilots in all cities following the deadly accident.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 6:26 pm
Companies seeking exclusions from new steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump must apply separately for each unique steel or aluminum product, according to rules published Monday by the Department of Commerce.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 6:09 pm
Former General Motors and Microsoft CFO Christopher Liddell was named White House deputy chief of staff for policy coordination.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 4:29 pm
Why all the crisis talk at Toyota? Akio Toyoda and his team seem to like it that way.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 5:01 am
Ghosn moves a step closer to reassuring Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi shareholders that their Alliance will outlast him.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 5:01 am
Trump's rhetoric and policies have put a dent in Mexico's auto industry over the last year, but the damage is far less than what some economic analysts on both sides of the border feared.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 5:01 am
A online search for the perfect CPO hatchback quickly turned into a technological nightmare, including accusations of attempted fraud.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 5:01 am
Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft left the Texas capital to protest what they considered to be too-stringent rules. Now they're back, but tension remains.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 5:01 am
German supplier Kiekert believes autonomous vehicles will need smarter doors.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 5:01 am
Trump's tariff on steel imports could have a cost impact on automakers -- but in a better-case scenario, it could spur investment in hot specialty steels.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 5:01 am
Audi of Wallingford in Connecticut uses a Web-based application that allows its service advisers to text repair updates, videos and files to customers, increasing sales and customer satisfaction.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 5:01 am
Britta Seeger, Mercedes-Benz's global sales chief, says dealers are cool with the subscription service it is launching in Germany and plans to bring it to the U.S.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 5:01 am
A Land Rover designer says he wishes the new Defender would have bowed at the same time as Mercedes' G class.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 5:01 am
Jim Hackett is plotting a course for Ford Motor built around the ideas that trucks are what Ford does best, and trucks are what consumers want most. And if fuel prices soar, the CEO will have a new range of hybrids as a backup.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 5:01 am
Japanese automakers and energy companies have united in a consortium to jump-start construction of a hydrogen refueling network across Japan.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 5:01 am
Tom Benson, a longtime car dealer who bought the New Orleans Saints football team and New Orleans Pelicans basketball team, died on March 15 at age 90.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 5:01 am
Jim O'Sullivan, the retired CEO of Mazda North American Operations, has been named a board member of LotLinx, a digital marketing company.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 5:01 am
Chassis Brakes, barred from the U.S. market by contract for three years, is now making up for lost time.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 5:01 am
The new head of global human resources will serve a critical role at an organization that's trying to balance its industrial heft and heritage with a Silicon Valley-style agility.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 5:01 am
You've read about the splashy debuts at the big Swiss auto show this month, but here are seven intriguing vehicles that may have escaped your attention.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 5:01 am
UAW complaints, combined with production problems, could make it easier for the union to organize Tesla plants, experts say.
Posted: March 18, 2018, 5:01 am
Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce engaged in a public spat at the Geneva auto show over what the superluxury sedan of the future should look like.
Posted: March 18, 2018, 5:01 am
"No regrets" -- That's PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares' assessment one year after striking a $2.7 billion deal for Opel and Vauxhall, General Motors' stubbornly unprofitable European brands.
Posted: March 18, 2018, 5:01 am
NHTSA said it is opening a probe into why some airbags failed to deploy in Hyundai and Kia vehicles after crashes in which four people were reportedly killed and another six injured.
Posted: March 17, 2018, 3:55 pm
It wasn't easy for Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche to go along with the decision for Mercedes to pull out of the Detroit auto show.
Posted: March 17, 2018, 5:01 am
Cox Automotive's vAuto unit says its new Nexi, designed to aid dealerships' used-car operations, is the first AI digital assistant for auto retailers.
Posted: March 17, 2018, 5:01 am
Nissan will introduce the body-on-frame Terra SUV in Asia this spring with a name one letter different from its iconic Xterra.
Posted: March 17, 2018, 5:01 am
The ride-hailing industry is trying to make magic by finding a way to make non-emergency transportation to doctor's offices and hospitals affordable.
Posted: March 17, 2018, 5:01 am
President Donald Trump is negotiating with a number of countries over the possibility of providing exemptions to new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the White House said.
Posted: March 16, 2018, 8:54 pm
Self-driving cars are still working to master the snow. It turns out that excessive sun can also pose a problem for the coming wave of robot drivers.
Posted: March 16, 2018, 5:47 pm
FCA is recalling more than 270,000 older-model pickups in the United States following a company-issued report that said the bracket in certain vehicles could corrode and cause the fuel tank to sag.
Posted: March 16, 2018, 5:34 pm
Proponents of the AV START Act say they're eager to address concerns raised by Sen. Dianne Feinstein and four other Democrats.
Posted: March 16, 2018, 5:14 pm
Lincoln said it will debut its crossover with the resurrected Aviator name this month at the New York auto show, and it will be based off the redesigned Ford Explorer large crossover.
Posted: March 16, 2018, 3:06 pm
It's not often that the head of a major car company will admit to not being up to speed on the latest, hot industrywide trend. McLaren's sales boss, Jolyon Nash, has no such qualms.
Posted: March 16, 2018, 1:30 pm
A federal judge ruled that owners of 150,000 Dodge Rams and Jeep Grand Cherokees can proceed to trial over allegations that the vehicles' software was designed to hide emissions over the legal limit.
Posted: March 16, 2018, 12:11 pm
A Japanese business newspaper reported Toyota may use Uber's automated driving technology in one of the automaker's minivans after Uber's CEO met with Toyota executives in the United States this week.
Posted: March 16, 2018, 11:06 am
At its peak, Benson's automotive empire encompassed 27 dealerships across Texas, Louisiana and South Carolina. The colorful, self-made billionaire sold brands including Mercedes-Benz, Honda and Chevrolet.
Posted: March 16, 2018, 1:49 am
The Georgia State Supreme Court unanimously upheld a $40 million award to the family of a 4-year-old boy killed in 2012 when the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee in which he was riding was rear-ended and burst into flames.
Posted: March 16, 2018, 12:50 am
New England dealer David Rosenberg will now lead one of the largest groups in the nation after the combination of Prime Motor and stores owned by GPB Capital.
Posted: March 15, 2018, 10:02 pm
A bipartisan House bill introduced Monday could change the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's single-director leadership structure into a bipartisan commission.
Posted: March 15, 2018, 8:42 pm
Buick and Lexus will put the game in customer's hands during March Madness, betting on NCAA partnerships for consumer engagement and marketplace penetration.
Posted: March 15, 2018, 7:26 pm
Now that employees are ready to start moving into Mercedes-Benz USA's new $93 million headquarters in Atlanta, the luxury automaker is making another investment in the Atlanta market.
Posted: March 15, 2018, 7:14 pm
Ford says it aims to supplant Toyota as the top seller of hybrid vehicles in the United States in three years as part of a dramatic reshaping of its lineup to focus heavily on utility vehicles and pickups.
Posted: March 15, 2018, 7:00 pm
General Motors said it will build production versions of its self-driving Cruise AV car at its Orion Township assembly plant in Michigan.
Posted: March 15, 2018, 4:27 pm