Wanna sell cars? No, job seeker study finds
A Cox study found job seekers' interest in working at a dealership jumps when told they won't have to sell cars, while most dealers don't have a staffing strategy.
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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...
GM Canada prepares to idle transmission plant if CAMI strike continues, union says
GM Canada has warned about 300 workers who make Chevy Equinox transmissions in Ontario they will be laid off soon if the automaker and Unifor can't reach a new contract at...
Mitsubishi readies low-slung electric crossover concept
Mitsubishi called the e-Evolution Concept a "beacon" of renewed ambition for the automaker, which is now controlled by Nissan.
Delphi, BlackBerry form partnership on turnkey self-driving software system
Delphi Automotive has entered into a commercial partnership with BlackBerry for the development of its turnkey automated driving platform.
Tesla, AMD partner to develop chip for autonomous cars
Tesla is working with Advanced Micro Devices to develop its own artificial intelligence chip for self-driving cars, CNBC reported, citing a source familiar with the matter.
Fake charity was tied to UAW-FCA scam, prosecutors say
Federal prosecutors seized $292,000 funds they allege were laundered through a fake hospice center in connection to corruption scandal by UAW and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles...
New diesel cars no better for environment than gasoline counterparts, German officials say
New diesel cars do not produce less of the environmentally damaging carbon dioxide than gasoline vehicles, a group of newspapers cited the German Transport Ministry as saying.
Toyota supplier Toyotetsu expanding in Ontario to supply new Lexus, RAV4
Toyota supplier Toyotetsu is transferring stamping work to Ontario from Kentucky to supply the new Lexus RX.
China said to mull relaxing restrictions on foreign EV makers
China may allow foreign automakers to set up wholly owned EV businesses in its free-trade zones, Bloomberg reported.
KAR, ADESA's parent, plans new HQ
KAR Auction Services plans a new $80 million headquarters two miles south of its current headquarters in Carmel, Ind.
Ford schedules downtime at 5 N.A. assembly plants amid slowing sales
Ford said it will temporarily shut down production lines at five assembly plants in North America before the end of the year to fix recalled commercial vans and reduce output...
Fiat Chrysler recalls 494,000 pickups for fire risk
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it will recall 494,000 medium and heavy-duty Ram pickups worldwide because of a water pump that could overheat and potentially cause a fire.
NRDC calls for investments leading to 100 mpg fleet
The Natural Resources Defense Council's clean-energy plan says climate-change goals can be met through energy efficiency and renewable fuels at much lower cost than predicted.
The complexity and engineering challenges of the electric motor
The change from internal combustion engines to electric motors will be one of the biggest the industry has ever faced.
Volvo plans U.S. plant expansion, doubling original investment, reports say
Volvo is doubling investment in its first plant in the United States, which is under construction, to add a second production line at a total cost of $1 billion.
Toyota revs up with GR performance line
Toyota is introducing a high-performance "GR" series consisting of seven variants including the Prius plug-in hybrid and Vitz subcompact.
Chicago mechanics OK contract, return to work after strike
Mechanics at Chicago-area new-car dealerships returned to work on Monday after agreeing to a new four-year contract on Sunday, ending a strike that lasted about seven weeks.
Tesla worker claims timing of firing denied him lucrative shares
A former Tesla factory worker filed a lawsuit alleging the company fired him a day before his one-year anniversary, denying him hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of...
Tata seeks to protect Jaguar Land Rover from potential takeover bids, report says
Tata Sons is buying as much as $312 million of Tata Motors shares, as India's biggest conglomerate seeks to protect Jaguar Land Rover from potential takeovers, Bloomberg...
An idea that could stop robots from hurting factory workers: Airbags
In a development that's drawn interest from automakers, two entrepreneurs in Germany say they have designed a way to better safeguard interactions between humans and factory...
How best to use Google? Now, there's a playbook
Dealers and their ad agencies have been asking Google for more transparency and guidance as they work to keep pace with the tech giant's growing portfolio of marketing tools.
Driverless taxis might be riderless, too
Many drivers say they want no part of a robo-car. But that might be an opportunity for suppliers.
'No limits': Chehab sees power in Kia's youth
After leaving FCA on a hot streak in 2015, Saad Chehab is back in the advertising game, this time as chief marketing officer for Kia Motors America.
Ford patents retractable table for autonomous cars
Ford thinks the interior of autonomous vehicles could resemble a kitchen or office conference room.
Honda invests $267 million, will add 300 jobs to increase Accord production in Ohio
Honda said its invested $267 million and will add 300 new jobs to support increased production of its revamped 2018 Accord sedan model at the Japanese automaker's plant in...
VW documents can't be shared by U.S. with German law firm, judge rules
A federal magistrate judge blocked the Justice Department from sharing with a German law firm 25 million pages of records disclosed by VW in the government's diesel emissions...
Intel collaborates with Waymo on self-driving compute design
Intel said it will collaborate with Google affiliate Waymo, saying it worked with the company during the design of its compute platform to allow autonomous cars to process...
Ford explores strategic alliance with India's Mahindra
Ford Motor Co. and Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd. are exploring forming a strategic alliance as the U.S.
New dealer confidence index edges up
Dealers expect the auto market will remain strong in the near term, but profitability is constrained by market conditions and competition, a new survey found.