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Toyota rallies the troops, waves the flag

Toyota's CEO sought to give U.S. dealers an extra dose of motivation ahead of the critical launch of the redesigned, eighth-generation Camry.

Will Facebook be the next big thing in online used-car ads?

Facebook has the potential to be a major force in used-car sales with a new feature called Marketplace, which eases concerns about dealing with strangers.
■ Kicking tires on Facebook Marketplace

NISSAN'S JOSE MUNOZ: Pushing forward on all fronts

Jose Munoz says there is money to be made for Nissan in fleet sales -- if it is done correctly.

Failed Google deal left Fields in the lurch

A look back at the timeline of the failed Ford-Google talks reveals a moment that became a turning point in Mark Fields' career at Ford. The episode indirectly left Ford struggling to voice an autonomous vehicle strategy and led to the emergence of Jim Hackett.
■ Twin power centers emerge at Ford
■ Will Ford's 'sharpening' nick Fields' agenda?
■ Who's who at Ford

SUBARU'S TOM DOLL: Ready for another sales record

Subaru of America President Tom Doll wants Subaru's younger employees to realize that one day setting sales records might not be this easy.

A savvy plan for the Trump era

Mirror supplier Gentex ended production at foreign plants in favor of American ones. But to do that, Gentex needed robots.
■ Friendly robots apply for supplier jobs

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A savvy plan for the Trump era

Mirror supplier Gentex ended production at foreign plants in favor of American ones. But to do that, Gentex needed robots.

Mini seeks higher used-car sales

Mini executives want the brand's U.S. dealerships to pursue used-car sales with more vigor, so they're offering bonuses to dealerships that hit used-volume targets.

When the minivan gets too quiet

If a central challenge of autonomous vehicles is easing the tedium of driving, it's the same challenge facing the developers of the modern minivan.

Turning auto plants into WALL-E worlds

While Elon Musk has laid out a futuristic vision of car factories staffed by robots, the legacy auto industry is quietly putting a version of that vision into motion.

Len Bellavia's 'new lease on life'

A year ago, noted dealer lawyer Len Bellavia was told that he had terminal cancer and would soon be dead. That's not the way things turned out.

HIGH-TECH ODYSSEY

When the minivan gets too quiet

If a central challenge of autonomous vehicles is easing the tedium of driving, it's the same challenge facing the developers of the modern minivan.
■ 2018 Honda Odyssey
■ Learning curve but not tech lectures for Odyssey owners

Futurismo Podcast

Jumping into a hydrogen world

In the penultimate episode of our latest podcast series, we explore how Japan wants to transform into a society powered by clean hydrogen, if it can overcome cost and confusion first.

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