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U.S. to tackle 'challenging' issues in next round of NAFTA talks

The United States will present new text proposals and begin to weigh into thornier issues -- such as rules of origin -- of the North American Free Trade Agreement in the third round of negotiations.

Best self-driving tech going nowhere as rules stall under Trump

The technology that gives cars superpowers to see around corners and through walls won't be on the first self-driving rides hitting the road in the next few years.

Strike at Chevy Equinox plant pinches GM powertrain output

General Motors is reducing production at powertrain factories in Canada and the U.S. as a result of a strike at the Chevrolet Equinox plant in Ontario, now in its fourth day.
■ GM invited to resume negotiations with striking Canadian union

BREAKING NEW GROUND

Volvo, taking aim at Lexus, BMW and Audi, packs XC40 with firsts

UPDATED: 9/21/17 3:11 pm ET - updates pricing

Volvo breaks new ground with the XC40, its first model in the fast-growing premium compact crossover segment that will challenge the Lexus NX, BMW X3 and Audi Q3. It's Volvo's first model with inductive charging for mobile phones and the first to offer a car-sharing option.
■ BLOG: Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40
■ BLOG: Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service
■ GALLERY: Volvo XC40

UPDATED: 9/21/17 12:10 pm - adds press materials
Daimler plans $1B investment in Ala. to build EQ electric utility vehicles

Daimler AG is investing an additional $1 billion in its U.S. factory in Vance, Ala., expanding the 20-year-old site to build fully electric utility vehicles under its EQ subbrand along with their battery packs.
■ Daimler joins rush to add more North American auto plants

Self-driving startup Quanergy explores IPO, report says

Quanergy Systems could be the first initial public offering to emerge from a fleet of autonomous driving technology companies, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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BLOG: From staff and wire reports UPDATED: 9/20/17 9:30 pm ET -- adds Webasto statement
Automakers survey earthquake damage in Mexico

Automakers were surveying plants in central Mexico for earthquake damage on Wednesday, with Nissan evacuating two facilities while VW and Audi temporarily halted production...

FIRST OF A 2-PART SERIES

GM plots next phase of IT overhaul

Randy Mott built General Motors' in-house IT team from virtually nothing. Now he must unlock the potential of the operation, bolster GM's bottom line and position it to be a leader in connected and autonomous vehicles.
■ No shades of Perot-era drama with IT this time
■ GM's complex relationship with IT

DEALER SPEAKS: BILL MCDANIELS

'The car business will become an Amazon.com'

Builder-dealer Bill McDaniel says a few auto retailing groups will control the entire industry in a few years, with huge sway over products and pricing.

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