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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Marchionne: Predicting problems can stem recalls

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, said the U.S. industry in 2014 recalled a "nonsensical number" of vehicles. He said the record number of recalls, more than 60 million vehicles, resulted from a "paradigm shift" between the industry and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.... Read More »

 

2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Barra: A female CEO shouldn't be a shocker

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
Mary Barra's first year as General Motors CEO was full of surprises. Perhaps the biggest for her, though, happened at the very beginning: the global media frenzy generated by her appointment as the first female CEO of a major automaker.... Read More »

 

2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Google car project finds friends in industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
Chris Urmson, the director of Google's autonomous driving project, revealed at the Automotive News World Congress last week that Google is working closely with global suppliers such as Bosch and Continental to build the prototypes that it plans to begin testing on California roads this year.... Read More »

 

2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Ford vows not to rush Sync 3

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
In announcing Sync 3 last month, Ford Motor Co. said only that it would come to market starting in the 2016 model year, without saying exactly when or in what vehicle. That's a change from five years ago, when it unveiled MyFord Touch. Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president for the Americas, said the company won't make that mistake again.... Read More »

 

2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Musk: 'Keep driving our volume' to hit targets

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
Electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc. should be able to sell "a few million" cars per year by 2025, after the company has broadened its lineup beyond the Model S sedan and opened a "gigafactory" to double the world's supply of lithium ion battery cells, CEO Elon Musk said last week at the Automotive News World Congress.... Read More »

 

2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Good times won't last forever, analyst says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
The U.S. auto industry is in good shape. But the good times won't last forever, so watch your balance sheets and don't blow it. That was the advice to automakers from John Murphy, lead U.S. auto analyst in equity research with Bank of America Merrill Lynch.... Read More »

 

2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Purchasing chief: Thriving suppliers are good for GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
If Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is looking for an ally to wring price concessions from suppliers, he won't find one in Steve Kiefer, General Motors' newly installed head of purchasing.... Read More »

 

2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Luxury brands seek an edge with tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
The horsepower race is dead, giving way to advanced hybrid technology and smaller displacement engines. Digital technology has become central to selling vehicles, not only on smartphones and tablets but in innovative showroom settings. These are some of the ways that luxury brands are embracing the megatrends discussed at the Automotive News World Congress.... Read More »

 

World Congress panel to explore vehicle innovation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014
Aluminum vs. high-strength steel. It's one of the industry's hottest technological battlegrounds as automakers push to reduce vehicle weight while cutting costs and improving safety.... Read More »

 

2015 WORLD CONGRESS

Panelists to focus on retail trends

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
Three experts with rich backgrounds in auto retailing will discuss the convergence of trends and what they mean for the future during next month's Automotive News World Congress in Detroit.... Read More »

 

Porsche sales exec to speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014
Porsche's Bernhard Maier joins a World Congress roster of speakers that includes Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and General Motors CEO Mary Barra.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Why I won't be at the conference

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014
A full-page ad on Page 60 of the Nov. 10 issue requests our attendance at the Automotive News World Congress. Among the featured speakers, though, are two whose business models undermine the highly successful and competitive franchise system.... Read More »

 

Google exec to speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2014
Does Google want to become an automaker, or is it more interested in producing the software and maps required for the driverless car? Chris Urmson will outline Google's agenda and explain the road ahead for autonomous driving on Jan. 14 at the Automotive News World Congress.... Read More »

 

Robertson to speak at congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014
Ian Robertson, BMW AG's board member for sales and marketing, will speak during the opening afternoon of the Automotive News World Congress here on Jan. 13.... Read More »

 

World Congress kickoff speaker: Audi's de Meo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2014
Luca de Meo, Audi AG's board member for sales and marketing, will be the opening speaker at the Automotive News World Congress on Jan. 13.... Read More »

 

Bigland joins congress lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2014
Reid Bigland, head of Chrysler Group's U.S. and Canadian sales and newly named executive in charge of Alfa Romeo's return to North America, will speak at the Automotive News World Congress on Jan. 14.... Read More »

 

Ford's Hinrichs to speak at 2015 World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014
Joe Hinrichs, the executive guiding Ford Motor Co.'s high-stakes move to an aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup, will speak at the 2015 Automotive News World Congress in Detroit.... Read More »

 

Barra, Marchionne keynote World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2014
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and GM CEO Mary Barra will be keynote speakers at the 2015 Automotive News World Congress in Detroit. Marchionne will speak on the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 13, and Barra will address the Congress the following evening, Jan. 14.... Read More »

 

BMW, M-B, Porsche open to ideas, suppliers say

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche were named the top three automakers in terms of openness to supplier innovation, according to the 2014 European Supplier Choice Survey.... Read More »

 

Opel exec: EU regs make car design tougher

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Europe's increasingly stringent emissions standards are putting more pressure on vehicle designers. "In the last five to 10 years designing cars has gotten a hell of a lot tougher," Opel/Vauxhall design chief Mark Adams said at the Automotive News Europe Congress in Brussels.... Read More »

 

M-B: Simple design lures new buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Mercedes-Benz' styling chief Gorden Wagener says the automaker has attracted younger buyers by adopting styling themes such as simplicity, authenticity and craftsmanship.... Read More »

 

L.E.A.D.E.R. winners: Volvo, Audi, Continental

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Volvo, Audi and Continental are the 2014 winners of the Automotive News Europe/Automotive Intelligence Center Leaders in European Automotive Development, Excellence, and Research awards, which recognize innovations in product development, environmental technology, supplier technology and retailing.... Read More »

 

PSA will defend position as No. 2 carmaker in Europe, Tavares says

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
PSA Peugeot Citroen will defend its position as Europe's No. 2 carmaker after Volkswagen Group, CEO Carlos Tavares said at last week's Automotive News Europe Congress. "We want to keep a strong No. 2 position in Europe."... Read More »

 

PSA chief Tavares to keynote Brussels congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
Carlos Tavares, the ex-No. 2 executive at Renault who recently took over as CEO of France's other automaker, PSA Peugeot Citroen, will be the keynote speaker at the Automotive News Europe Congress on June 4 in Brussels.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

UAW's King clings to hope for VW victory

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Bob King admits he was overly optimistic early in his four-year term as UAW president when he predicted the union would be able to organize at least one of the foreign-owned auto plants in the southern United States quickly.... Read More »

 

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