BMW, Mercedes and Porsche were named the top three automakers in terms of openness to supplier innovation, according to the 2014 European Supplier Choice Survey conducted on behalf of Automotive News Europe.
Opel/Vauxhall design chief Mark Adams told the Automotive News Europe Congress that car designers are facing increasing pressure to meet the demands of tougher EU rules on CO2 and pedestrian protection.
A federal grand jury has indicted a former top-tier global sales executive at Takata on a charge of participating in a conspiracy to fix the prices for seat belts, the Department of Justice said today.
Volkswagen and Suzuki are a step closer to resolving a dispute over their failed partnership after a court of arbitration wrapped up witness hearings, paving the way for a verdict by the end of the year, sources said.
General Motors has dismissed 15 employees, including at least eight executives, after an internal investigation found “a pattern of incompetence and neglect” that led to 11 years of delays in recalling millions of cars for a fatal defect related to flawed ignition switches, CEO Mary...
General Motors acknowledged today that the number of deaths related to its faulty ignition switch could rise from 13, and said outside attorney Kenneth Feinberg will determine who is eligible for compensation and how much money GM ultimately will pay.
GM CEO Mary Barra today gave the most forceful and forthright speech of her short tenure, telling thousands of employees that she was "saddened and disturbed" reading the internal report detailing the company's deadly ignition switch defect while vowing to never let the company forget the lessons...
The two congressional committees investigating General Motors' recall crisis said today that they will hold follow-up hearings, with GM CEO Mary Barra and independent investigator Anton Valukas invited to testify.
General Motors says its top attorney has survived today's wave of firings, but outside investigator Anton Valukas is calling for a sweeping overhaul of GM's legal department based on its handling of the ignition switch crisis.
The list of 15 employees losing their jobs in the aftermath of General Motors' ignition switch crisis includes Mike Robinson, vice president of sustainability and global regulatory affairs, Bloomberg reported.
GM ousted Bill Kemp, a senior lawyer who was responsible for safety issues within its legal department, as the automaker reforms the operations that failed to address defective parts linked to 13 deaths, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.
GM's investigation into the mishandling of faulty ignition switches spreads blame among dozens of employees at various levels of the automaker, but it says the problem began and then continued unresolved for years largely because of “a single engineer” who just lost his job.
GM said today its 2014 profit could be stronger than it expected and painted a more rosy picture in Europe, on the same day it said "incompetence and neglect" at the company failed to catch a defective ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths.
Mercedes-Benz plans to double its downtown sales outlets worldwide by 2020 to serve the boom in city living with retailing that offers more technological wizardry and tasty treats than car models in showrooms.
The outlook for the global auto industry is fairly bright, but government interference is clouding the picture in Europe and China, Philippe Houchois, UBS Head of European Automotive Research, told the Automotive News Europe Congress.
Chinese carmaker Qoros expects to sell more than 10 percent of its cars in Europe after it extends sales across the region by 2016, Stefano Villanti, Qoros' head of sales told the Automotive News Europe Congress.
PSA aims to maintain its No. 2 position in Europe after VW Group, CEO Carlos Tavares said at the Automotive News Europe Congress. But to ensure that, the CEO must bring the automaker back to profit after years of losses.