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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months

June 21, 2017 12:44 CET

Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joining the electric carmaker.
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
June 19, 2017 10:46 CET

Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese company in his new role as design boss for German automotive engineering c ...

 

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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
June 14, 2017 06:01 CET

Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the brand's Americas division ...

 




 

Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months

June 21, 2017 12:44 CET
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joining the electric carmaker.

Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China

June 19, 2017 10:46 CET
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese company in his new role as design boss for German automotive engineering company Edag.

Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post

June 14, 2017 06:01 CET
Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the brand's Americas division.

Finance chief Lohscheller to be Opel CEO after Neumann quits

June 12, 2017 14:47 CET
GM's European division Opel is losing its CEO, Karl-Thomas Neumann, just as it prepares to be acquired by PSA in a move that could see Neumann rejoin Volkswagen Group to run its Audi division. Opel finance chief Michael Lohscheller will succeed Neumann.

McLaren names Melville design chief

June 7, 2017 14:13 CET
McLaren has promoted former Land Rover and Cadillac executive Rob Melville to be its top designer.

BMW Designworks chief Heilmer will head Mini design

June 1, 2017 10:04 CET
BMW has picked Oliver Heilmer to head design at its Mini brand. Heilmer is currently president of BMW's Designworks subsidiary.

Renault names new boss for India, Africa and Middle East

May 26, 2017 09:34 CET
Renault named Fabrice Cambolive as head of the automaker's operations in Africa, the Middle East and India, replacing Bernard Cambier, who has held the post since 2014.

Ford appoints Armstrong head of Europe operations

May 25, 2017 13:35 CET
Ford named company veteran Steven Armstrong as head of its European operations. In other changes Raj Nair will be president of Ford North America and Peter Fleet will take charge of the Asia Pacific region.

Toyota hires key U.S. marketing exec from VW

May 24, 2017 22:37 CET
Toyota has named Volkswagen of America marketing executive Vinay Shahani its vice president of integrated marketing operations.

VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief

May 24, 2017 12:08 CET
Volkswagen Group has recruited Hyundai's Jochen Sengpiehl to be global marketing director for its core VW brand, a source familiar with the matter told Automotive News Europe.

BMW adds 2 execs to North American leadership

May 19, 2017 18:19 CET
BMW's new North America chief has appointed two lieutenants to help him as he works to revive the automaker's growth in the key U.S. market.

VW names U.S. compliance officer after diesel scandal

May 11, 2017 16:18 CET
Volkswagen's U.S. unit named a KPMG director, Stephanie Davis, as its chief compliance officer after the automaker was sentenced in April in its diesel-emissions scandal.

Continental names new head of China operations

May 9, 2017 11:19 CET
Continental appointed Enno Tang, who runs the German supplier's chassis and safety business in China, as president of the company's China operations. Tang replaces Ralf Cramer, will leave the company after his contract expires in August.

BMW i subbrand exec to join energy group Innogy

May 5, 2017 11:39 CET
German energy group Innogy has recruited Stefan von Dobschuetz, a key executive from BMW Group's i subbrand, to bolster its e-mobility business.

Mini USA appoints new heads of sales and marketing

May 3, 2017 06:01 CET
Mini USA has appointed new heads of both sales and marketing. Tom Salkowsky becomes department head of sales for Mini USA, while Patrick McKenna becomes department head of Mini brand communications.

VW names new communications, logistics chiefs for North America

May 2, 2017 23:26 CET
Volkswagen Group of America has promoted two executives to top positions running the company's communications and parts and vehicle logistics.

Ex-Ferrari exec Lanzone hired by autonomous car start-up Zoox

May 1, 2017 14:55 CET
Autonomous vehicle startup Zoox said Corrado Lanzone, former operations director of Ferrari's racing division, has joined the company as its vice president of manufacturing operations.

Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board

April 6, 2017 15:00 CET
Former GM chief Rick Wagoner, who introduced the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid during his last year as CEO of the automaker, is promoting vehicle electrification once again.

Bentley Americas chief Winkler to step down

April 4, 2017 16:57 CET
Bentley's Americas chief Michael Winkler will step down from his post on June 1. Mark Del Rosso, Audi of America's COO, will replace Winkler.

Volvo recruits former BMW, GM exec to lead procurement

April 4, 2017 11:22 CET
Volvo has lured former BMW and General Motors purchasing executive Martina Buchhauser to take a newly created board level procurement post at the fast-expanding automaker.

VW recruits Daimler exec as chief compliance officer

March 30, 2017 06:01 CET
VW Group has named Daimler executive Kurt Michels as its chief compliance officer. Michels previously worked in the same position at Daimler's trucks, vans and buses division.

Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected

March 24, 2017 14:21 CET
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, giving the VW Group premium brand a boost amid the diesel-emissions scandal.

Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe

March 23, 2017 11:39 CET
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. Toukura succeeds Takashi Shirakawa, who will be chief vehicle engineer at Nissan's global product development division.

Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief

March 15, 2017 15:05 CET
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his current role as vice president for sales.

Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief

March 14, 2017 11:16 CET
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the brand's new chief designer.

 
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Why VW will not sell Polo in the U.S.


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Geely, a winner in China, faces uphill battle establishing itself overseas

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