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Maven to allow non-GM vehicles on car-sharing platform
Michael Wayland | @MikeWayland |

Maven plans to open its peer-to-peer car-sharing program to non-General Motors vehicles in mid-2019.

Amid EV hype, the internal combustion engine keeps improving
Richard Truett |

This may be the dawn of the electric vehicle era, but 2018 has been a phenomenal year for the humble internal combustion engine.

Diess: VW can help make EVs mainstream
Larry P. Vellequette | @LarryVellequett |

If electric vehicles fail to catch on globally over the next several years, it won't be because Volkswagen didn't try, CEO Herbert Diess says.

Lawnmower sharing? GM's Maven eager to diversify
Michael Wayland | @MikeWayland |

Maven's current "car sharing marketplace" is the first product in a potential line of shared products for the emerging consumer platform.

Ford open to working with rivals on driverless cars, report says
Sebastian Tong |

Ford is open to working with foreign rivals to expand self-driving services internationally, the Financial Times reported.

VW may invest in Ford-backed Argo as alliance talks advance
Christoph Rauwald and Keith Naughton |

The two automakers are nearing a framework agreement to join forces on electric and self-driving vehicles — capital-intensive areas that are reshaping the auto industry and straining carmakers' finances across the...

Ford buying scooter company Spin
Michael Martinez | @MikeMartinez_AN |

The automaker said the scooters will roll out in 100 cities over the next 18 months, including a Thursday launch in Detroit. It did not disclose a purchase price.

First Shift: Ford's latest mobility venture: Electric scooters

Ford's latest mobility venture: Electric scooters; Tesla's Musk gets a boss; Nissan profit slides 21% amid progress in N.A.; Ex-players lose franchises; Next Mazda3 headed to LA.

China's Tencent recruits self-driving car team in Silicon Valley
Jane Lanhee Lee |

Chinese technology company Tencent is recruiting self-driving car engineers in Palo Alto, Calif., joining a crowded field of corporations vying for talent in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Hyundai puts $250 million in Grab in a bet on EV mobility era
Sohee Kim and Yoolim Lee |

Hyundai agreed to invest an additional $250 million into Grab Holdings and sell a fleet of electric vehicles to the Singapore-based ride-hailing company as the automaker expands in mobility services.

BMW Q3 profit falls 27% amid U.S.-China trade tensions
Edward Taylor |

BMW reported a 27 percent drop in third-quarter operating profit to $2 billion amid currency headwinds, trade tensions and higher r&d expenses.

Samsung expects strong auto growth from Harman acquisition
Axel Bugge |

A top Samsung executive said he expects strong growth at the company's audio and auto electronics unit Harman, which has put the company "firmly in the picture of the automotive industry."


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