The biggest barrier to autonomous vehicles could end up being consumer acceptance, one expert said during a panel discussion on driver distraction that marked the first day of the SAE World Congress here on Tuesday.
The falling value of the Japanese yen poses "a real threat" to General Motors as it seeks to gain U.S. market share this year amid a slate of new-vehicle launches, GM North America chief Mark Reuss said today.
Aluminum wheel supplier Superior Industries International is planning to build a wheel plant in Chihuahua, Mexico. The California company, which had a sharp drop in fourth-quarter profits, said last month that it would build a plant in Mexico but had not picked a location.
Those with keen eyesight will have noticed an aberration in the production numbers listed by the Automotive News Data Center. The Honda plant in Indiana built just 91 units of the nearly new Acura ILX entry-luxury sedan in March. This came after a couple of previous slower months.
Automakers are undermining the progress they're making in expanding the market for electric cars and other zero-emission vehicles by petitioning against California's mandates, a state regulator said today.
German lawsuits from investors seeking 4 billion euros ($5.2 billion) from Porsche SE over its failed takeover of Volkswagen may be helped by details from ongoing criminal probes into senior company executives.