Once a tech leader, Japan's auto industry plays catch-up
Mazda's coming technology blitz epitomizes the rush by Japanese carmakers to keep pace in an era of rapid change.
Change bearing down on rearview mirrors
IHS Markit predicts a surge in global production of panoramic rearview display cameras -- even though safety regulators are still undecided about them.
High-tech taxi for old-school Japan
In the era of Uber and ride-hailing, Toyota is turning its attention to building a better taxi that could give Tokyo's streetscape its biggest makeover in two decades.
Speedy tech deals may crash and burn later
Suppliers are trying to move fast, but experts say they may be getting involved in messy deals that could hurt later.
Tesla reaffirms effort to build cars in China; mum on deal report
Tesla said it is talking with the Shanghai municipal government to set up a factory in the region and expects to agree on a plan by the end of the year.
Toyota to halt operations at all Japan plants as typhoon precaution
Toyota said it will suspend operations at all of its assembly plants in Japan, including those of its subsidiaries, from Monday morning as a powerful typhoon approaches...
Two-tone cars are back in vogue
It could be the first inkling of a trend -- or a strictly European phenomenon.
Battery suppliers face capacity crunch
Concerns are growing that battery suppliers such as LG Chem and Samsung won't be able to keep up as automakers promise dozens of new electric vehicles in the coming years.
Mitsubishi plans for U.S. growth -- alone, for now
Mitsubishi's new three-year business plan identifies a U.S. resurgence as a key target. But lingering U.S.
Tesla misunderstands 'positive' Model 3 rating, Consumer Reports says
Consumer Reports said Tesla apparently misunderstood the "average" reliability rating the magazine assigned to the Model 3 sedan this week, calling it generally "positive"...
BMW boycott sought by Jesse Jackson
Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson is calling for a boycott of BMW products because of a lack of diversity among its dealer body.
Ford stamping plant worker fatally shoots himself
A Ford employee shot and killed himself at the company's stamping plant in Woodhaven, Mich., on Friday.
Internet billionaires swap ride-hailing bets
The future of the ride-hailing industry depends on the capricious largesse of two internet billionaires on opposite sides of the globe.
Battle between Piech, Porsche families highlighted in German documentary
In a TV documentary, Wolfgang Porsche talks about his father, his grandfather and his cousin, Ferdinand Piech, and infighting between the Piech and Porsche families.
Gentex net income slips 2% for Q3
Gentex said its third-quarter net income slipped 2 percent to $90.2 million from last year.
Wells Fargo faulted by U.S. regulator for auto insurance abuses, report says
Wells Fargo wrongly pushed auto insurance on customers who did not need it and took too long to halt the abuse, the New York Times reported, citing a confidential...
Bentley to replace CEO, 3 board members in overhaul
Wolfgang Durheimer will step down as CEO of Bentley effective February 1 and be succeeded by Adrian Hallmark, former global strategy director at Jaguar Land Rover.
BMW raided in cartel investigation as Daimler claims immunity
BMW's headquarters were raided by European Union officials investigating an alleged cartel among German carmakers as rival Daimler claimed whistleblower status in an effort...
Nissan's lax inspections started at least 20 years ago, report says
Nissan's inappropriate inspection practices have been going for at least 20 years, Japanese broadcaster NHK said.
Daimler Q3 profit falls 14% on diesel costs
Daimler's Q3 profit slumped 14 percent to $4.1 billion as earnings at Mercedes dropped on costs to fix emissions on older diesel vehicles.
Mexico auto group rejects U.S. proposal on NAFTA rules of origin
The Mexican Auto Industry Association rejected U.S. proposals to increase North American content for light vehicles produced in the region.
NXP plans for future while waiting for Qualcomm deal approval
Combined operations between Qualcomm and NXP will open up broad self-driving car uses.
NADA Data shows dealer profits eroding
New-vehicle dealerships sold about the same number of new vehicles through June this year as they did a year earlier, but dealers are making less money on them, an NADA...
IIHS beefs up crash testing for top pick designation
Automakers looking to land top safety accolades should give the same level of attention to both front-passenger safety and the driver's safety, a leading automotive safety...
Google parent company leads $1 billion investment in Lyft
Google parent company Alphabet's investment arm, CapitalG, led a $1 billion investment in Lyft that values the ride-sharing startup at $11 billion, the ride-sharing startup...
Toyota dominates CR reliability survey again; lots of shifts seen among other brands
For the fifth year in a row, Toyota and Lexus rank as the top two brands for reliability based on a survey of Consumer Reports subscribers.
GM to settle state ignition-switch litigation claims for $120 million
General Motors agreed to pay $120 million to resolve claims from 49 U.S. states and the District of Columbia over faulty ignition switches, state attorneys general said.
Chinese-funded EV startup buys tech firm headed by former Tesla exec
SF Motors, a California-based electric vehicle unit of China's Chongqing Sokon Industry Group, acquired an EV and battery tech firm headed by former Tesla executive Martin...
Ford's $28 billion cash pile doesn't buy love on Wall Street
Ford may be both flush with cash and struggling with its stock price, but new CEO Jim Hackett is in no rush to buy Wall Street's love.
Death of Australian car output leaves chasm
GM closed its Holden factory in Australia on Friday, ending more than a century of car manufacturing in the country.