As automakers race to get robot cars on the road, they're encountering an obstacle very familiar to humans: winter weather. Simple snow can render the most advanced computing power useless and leave vehicles dead on the highway.
Fiat Chrysler's decision to build the new Jeep Renegade in Italy is paying off, helped by strong demand from local customers. Other automakers including Nissan, Honda, Kia and Suzuki have also has been rewarded in the European countries where they have opened factories.
U.S. vehicle safety regulators said the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving Google car could be considered the driver under federal law, a major step toward winning approval for the use of autonomous vehicles on the roads.
Infiniti is bullish about its future in Europe. With Q30 production underway in England and output of the QX30 due to join it later this year, 2016 will be a breakout year for Nissan's premium brand, Infiniti CEO Roland Krueger told Automotive News Europe.
Ferrari is renaming its FF four-seat coupe as the GTC4Lusso and adding rear-wheel steering to boost the appeal of a model launched five years ago as a practical ultraluxury sports car aimed at wealthy families.
Continental is recalling five million airbag control units that affect vehicles made by companies including Volkswagen, Mazda, Mercedes, Honda and Fiat Chrysler. But the German parts-maker says its action is nothing like the Takata airbag recall that has roiled the industry.
Volkswagen named company veteran Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler as head of group quality assurance, replacing Frank Tuch who held the job for six years and, according to sources, was suspended amid the automaker's emissions scandal.
VW's emissions-cheating software has not directly been responsible for any deaths, yet the U.S. Justice Department may treat it more harshly than General Motors and Toyota, two automakers whose vehicles have killed people.
Volkswagen will offer generous compensation packages for the roughly 600,000 U.S. owners of diesel vehicles that emit an illegal amount of emissions, Ken Feinberg, the head of its claims fund, told a German paper.
Volkswagen said it will publish its annual results as soon as April and may hold its annual shareholders' meeting in early June, four to six weeks later than scheduled as the company determines the financial fallout from the diesel emissions scandal.
Intense lobbying by Europe's car manufacturers helped to save a compromise that will let automakers exceed EU pollution targets for now, but the narrowness of their victory shows that politicians are running out of patience.
German supplier Osram is equipping BMW 7-series sedans with laser headlight modules, marking a move to the mass-market for the technology, which is already available on BMW's i8 plug-in hybrid suprcar and Audi's R8 LMX sports car.
Fiat Chrysler has lured former Ferrari chief engineer Roberto Fedeli back from BMW as the automaker faces technical challenges that have delayed the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Maserati Levante launches. Fedeli will be chief technical officer for both Alfa and Maserati.
Volkswagen is launching an advertising campaign in Europe this month that will also roll out globally aimed at winning back trust and sales lost through its diesel emissions-cheating scandal. The campaign drops the slogan "Das Auto" previously used by the automaker in its marketing.
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Renault-Nissan said global sales of battery-powered vehicles rose 2.5 percent to a record 84,754 last year even though there was a slowdown in demand for the Nissan Leaf, the world's best-selling electric vehicle.
The European auto industry ended last year with strong gains in shareholder value across the board at automakers, suppliers and retailers, according to the latest Automotive News Europe/PricewaterhouseCoopers Transaction Services Shareholder Value Indices.
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen plans to cut the night shift and 850 jobs at its Poissy factory near Paris to adapt to lower output levels as production of the Citroen C3 is moved to Slovakia next year, Reuters reported.
Bentley is hatching plans to introduce a sportier, coupelike version of the Bentayga, the brand's first SUV. Bentley CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer said advance design and engineering work on a performance-enhanced, fastback Bentayga variant are under way, though the program still needs formal approval.