FCA moves to lock down security codes
Fiat Chrysler is threatening serious repercussions to anyone who uses its internal DealerCONNECT software and provides outsiders with “key codes, radio codes and other anti-theft or security measures.”
LOSS: 'Everybody’s lives at the curb'With his house and cars wrecked by flood waters, this dealership employee is focused on rebuilding and reuniting his family.
EVACUATION: 'No one was coming for us'After two days stranded in a second-story loft, Tara Andrews, a dealership Internet director, escaped Baton Rouge's flood waters with her parents, three-year-old daughter and nine dogs.
In Louisiana, devastation 'beyond belief'Devastating floods in Baton Rouge have displaced 1,500 or more families with members working at the area's dealerships. NADA aims to raise $2 million for relief aid to the flood victims and already has begun handing out relief checks.
Amazon primed for shoppers, not buyersThird-party sites are keeping an eye on Amazon Vehicles. The new site offers photos, reviews and other vehicle information, but doesn't sell vehicles or offer links to dealerships, so sites such as Cars.com and Autotrader don't see Amazon's site as a direct competitor -- yet.
Ford puts a 14,000-kg twist on adaptive cruise controlIt's one thing to have an adaptive cruise system that adjusts the speed of a car to match traffic, but it's another to do the same when the vehicle is a 2500-series pickup towing a 14-tonne trailer.
Toyota opens Ga. parts distribution center for Lexus dealershipsToyota Motor Sales said it opened a new parts distribution center in Georgia to better serve Lexus dealerships in the Southeast.
Hyundai's S. Korean union overwhelmingly rejects wage dealHyundai's unionized workers in South Korea overwhelmingly voted down a tentative wage deal reached with the automaker, signaling more strikes and production losses at its biggest manufacturing base.
August forecast to produce third monthly U.S. sales dip of 2016August is expected to mark the third month in 2016 that U.S. new-vehicle sales declined from a year ago, forecasters said, offering more evidence that the market is at or possibly past its peak. Four forecasts call for sales to fall from 2.1 percent to more than 5 percent.
Jaguar Canada's new models have diesel engines standardA four-cylinder gasoline base engine is the norm these days in compact luxury sedans, and in just one case, a four-cylinder diesel engine is optional. But Jaguar Canada is rewriting this formula.
Marchionne says FCA approached by several suitors for Magneti MarelliUPDATED: 8/26/16 2:46 pm ET - adds comments Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been approached by several suitors for its components business Magneti Marelli, the carmaker's CEO said, without giving names or mentioning how many.
Mazda recalling 190,000 CX-7 vehicles in U.S.Mazda Motor Corp. will recall 190,000 of its CX-7 crossovers from model years 2007 to 2012 in the U.S. because of an issue that may cause a loss of steering control, U.S. safety regulators said today.
Google hires Airbnb exec to commercialize self-driving carsGoogle's self-driving car project took a step closer to market with the hire of a top executive from Airbnb, the online vacation home rental marketplace. Shaun Stewart is joining Google as a director of the self-driving car project, spokesman Johnny Luu said today.
GM joins White House initiative to address gender pay gap
General Motors, the first U.S. automaker to have a female CEO, is among more than two dozen companies that added their names to a White House pledge to study gender pay gaps among their employees.
Takata shortlists Daicel, KKR, Ningbo, others in rescue search, report saysUPDATED: 8/26/16 7:58 am ET - adds detail Takata has shortlisted six or seven companies, including a competitor and private-equity funds, as potential financial investors to bail out the Japanese supplier, people involved in the process told Reuters.
One key software challenge to autonomous car ownership
Despite the stampede to develop self-driving cars that can negotiate an entire trip door to door, it may be awhile before ordinary motorists are actually allowed to own one.