Toyota's safe-driving app plays parents' uncool music when teenagers speed

How can terrified parents of newly qualified teen drivers persuade them to drive safely? Toyota has come up with what could be an ingenious method -- embarrassing them.


China's Guangzhou joins rivals in denying plans to buy Fiat Chrysler

Chinese carmaker Guangzhou has joined domestic rivals Geely and Dongfeng in saying it has no plans to acquire Fiat Chrysler.

Robots won't be taking over the road anytime soon, Ford CEO says

Ford's newly minted CEO doesn't foresee a robot takeover when it comes to the advent of autonomous vehicles. Jim Hackett says technology will gradually augment current challenges, easing pain points such as limited parking and vehicle access that commuters deal with daily.

GM and the speed of social change

Silicon Valley sees itself as driven to change the world for the betterment of mankind. And consumers have come to demand a higher level of social awareness from tech companies than from auto companies. But that may be changing, and the auto industry needs to react faster to societal issues if it wants to be seen as a leader and not part of a stodgy, old-world mentality.

BMW remaps the roadster with Concept Z4

BMW is returning to the roadster market and previews the styling with the Concept Z4 -- the automaker's vision of a modern, small and sporty car. The next Z4, due in 2019, features a new lightweight platform and is expected to grow in size.

Newsletters