Drive.ai self-driving service doubles down
In the summer, Silicon Valley startup Drive.ai was among the first to launch commercial service with autonomous vehicles. Now, it's taking the next step, launching its second route in suburban Dallas, this one open to the general public.
New Audi A8 will protect against side impact
The redesigned Audi A8 sedan gives new meaning to the term "active suspension."
Frustrated GM investors ask what more CEO Barra can do
General Motors CEO Mary Barra has transformed the No. 1 U.S. automaker in her almost five years in charge, but that is still not enough to satisfy investors.
Ford summons its swagger, shifts marketing focus to keeping loyalists
Ford is shifting its focus from winning new customers to persuading current owners to stick with its namesake brand.
Autos may lose grip on radio frequency
The Federal Communications Commission may re-evaluate the auto industry's claim to spectrum that enables wireless vehicle-to-vehicle technology.
Daimler CEO Zetsche stumbles on his victory lap
Daimler's turnaround in recent years made Zetsche a celebrity in German business circles, but as he prepares to hand the keys to a new CEO, he's starting to look tarnished.
Financier Tilton seeks potential buyers for supplier Dura, report says
Financier Lynn Tilton is working with an adviser to seek buyers for auto supplier Dura, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg, as she looks to unload some of her investment firm's holdings.
Gentex posts bullish Q3 results, shares rise
Sales and profits increased for mirror and electronics supplier Gentex in the third quarter despite new international tariffs, and despite softer-than-expected new vehicle production.
Tesla drops self-driving option buyers have been unable to use
The self-driving capability that Tesla customers have been able to pay for but not activate for two years is going on hiatus.
Christophe Georges to head Bentley Americas region once again
This marks the second time that Georges will run Bentley in the Americas region, which covers over 20 percent of the brand's global sales. Georges held the same title from 2007 to 2015.
Trump adviser Kudlow tells Detroit the economic boom will last 'bunch more years'
The Trump administration aims to keep up the U.S. economy's trajectory as it faces new trade talks with the European Union, Japan and China in the coming months.
Meet 'the magic man' saving Canada dealerships time, money on key fobs
Shawn Khan's key fob business in Windsor, Ont., allows dealerships to be more efficient during operating hours while providing customers expert service that's cheaper and faster,
Porsche CEO downplays IPO, expects record sales
Porsche does not need a stock market listing to fund growth, CEO Oliver Blume said, adding he is confident the automaker can repeat last year's record sales in 2018.
Northwood University chief to retire after 12 years; successor search under way
Northwood University, a longtime training hub based in Michigan for auto dealership managers and executives, said CEO Keith Pretty is retiring after 12 years at the helm.
Geely 'corrects' rumors about presidential family ties
Geely Automobile Holdings, long the subject of speculation about its political ties, has moved to dispel a widely held belief its chairman's wife was related to Chinese President Xi Jinping.
OEConnection to buy Britain's Bluegrasscoms
OEConnection, which specializes in helping dealers buy and sell auto parts, has agreed to acquire Bluegrasscoms, a Newbury, England company that provides many of the same services.
Ford to build additional 350 GT supercars, extends output by 2 years
The company previously planned to build 1,000 GTs through the 2020 model year. It now says it will build 1,350 vehicles through 2022.
54,400 Ford F-series pickups probed by U.S. after tailgate complaints
NHTSA has opened a preliminary investigation into 54,400 Ford pickups after receiving five complaints that tailgates had unexpectedly opened while the vehicles were in motion.
Steel getting stronger, lighter to compete against aluminum's rise
Advanced high-strength steel, the newest, lightest steel invented, is aiming to hold off aluminum's rise as the metal of choice for an auto industry in the midst of major changes.
How electric car batteries are improving despite drawbacks, risks
In the race for the next generation battery, lithium-ion technology has made huge leaps in recent years. But the power packs continue to have drawbacks.
Tesla's big China play comes as world's top car market slows
Tesla's breakthrough deal to secure land for a Shanghai factory commits the electric-car maker to a multibillion-dollar investment just as the Chinese vehicle market falters.
Studies link higher crash rates with states that legalized marijuana
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute said crashes in states with legalized recreational marijuana have increased up to 6 percent.
Care by Volvo subscription service comes to Canada -- with snow tires
Volvo says some of its dealers were cool to the idea of a subscription service, but Volvo Car Canada Managing director Alex Lvovich believes that the network is now on board.
Porsche to price electric Taycan between Cayenne, Panamera
Porsche will position the Taycan below the brand's Panamera sedan when the electric four-door sports car reaches markets next year, with a likely starting price above 80,000 euros (about $92,500).
Ross tests trans-Atlantic trade truce with outburst
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross challenged a fragile trans-Atlantic trade truce by accusing the European Union of dragging its feet over market-opening pledges.
Senate panel wants Hyundai, Kia to testify on engine fire reports
The Republican chairman and the ranking Democrat on the Senate Commerce Committee said they asked top U.S. executives at Hyundai and Kia to testify at a Nov. 14 hearing on reports of engine fires.
Chase, Wells Fargo take measured approach to auto lending
Wells Fargo and Chase Auto remain cautious on auto finance, although Wells Fargo increased auto loan originations last quarter, and Chase Auto Finance has increased lease originations for its private-label customers.
Luxury EV startup plans for AutoMobility LA debut
Rivian Automotive, an upstart electric vehicle maker headquartered in suburban Detroit, plans to introduce its first pair of electric, off-road vehicles -- a crossover and a pickup -- in November at AutoMobility LA.
Walmart partners with Advance Auto Parts
Walmart announced a partnership with Advance Auto Parts that will create an automotive specialty store on Walmart.com. The news comes one day after its competing retailer Sears filed for bankruptcy.
Tesla, GM in line for EV boost under U.S. Senate bill
Tesla and GM, which have lobbied Congress to lift a cap on electric vehicles eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit, could get their way for up to four years under a new proposal from a Republican senator.