David Strickland was appointed by President Barack Obama to head NHTSA in December 2009. He oversees a broad range of vehicle safety standards and policymaking programs. In this video, he addresses driver distraction, counterfeit auto parts and autonomous vehicles.
Production at Ford's factory in Genk, Belgium, remained halted as protests over plans to shutter the plant showed no sign of letup. Ford hasn't shipped a vehicle from Genk since saying Oct. 24 that the plant will shut for good in 2014.
Viktor Mizo is all smiles and speaks fluent English as he explains why the Republic of Macedonia would be an excellent spot to build an auto parts plant. Mizo can rattle off his country's virtues faster than you can take his business card.
French car orders fell 3 percent last month, led by declines at Renault and U.S. automakers, according to a dealership survey. The French auto market is expected to decline by up to 5 percent this year.
The new Audi A3 is available with either a five-speed manual or seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission. Metaldyne supplies the differential gears for the dual-clutch transmission while the shift paddles come from Preh.
Sales of VW brand cars in Russia rose 40 percent year-on-year in 2012. This helped VW Group, which also includes Skoda, Audi and Seat, boost its 2012 volume in the country 39 percent to 317,700 vehicles.