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Porsche SE denies misleading investors as legal claims mount

Porsche Automobil Holding denied it misled investors about emissions cheating at Volkswagen as the holding company's board members battle lawsuits and investigations tied to the carmaker's diesel scandal.
■ BLOG: Piech isolated at family gathering

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

Breaking bots' grip on digital ad traffic

When a dealership pays vendors to generate clicks on its advertising, every dollar spent on a click that came from a bot and not a human is a wasted dollar.

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

Good communication can ease a DMS switch

A top CDK official explains the process of installing a new dealership management system and the importance of good communication between vendor and dealer.

BMW to seek compensation from Bosch for production stoppage

BMW will seek compensation from Bosch after missing parts for models including the 3-series sedan caused production stoppages in Germany, China and South Africa.

COMMENTARY | Jason Stein
After Fields, is anyone safe?

Mark Fields managed the F-150 pickup transformation, repositioned the Lincoln brand, restored European profits, renegotiated labor agreements and started a movement to the world of mobility. That he was fired begs the question: Is anyone safe?

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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

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