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UAW says it gained more than 12,000 members in 2014

4:20 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
Membership in the UAW rose by more than 12,000 people to 403,466 in 2014, the fifth consecutive year of small gains for the American union, according to an annual filing with the U.S. Department of Labor.... Read More »

Nooses found at FCA minivan plant subject of investigation

1:01 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
A pair of nooses were found late last week on the truck and near the workstation of a black laborer working on the retooling of Fiat Chrysler's Windsor Assembly Plant, the Windsor Star reported today.... Read More »

Jaguar XF redesign boasts more aluminum, interior room

7:00 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
Jaguar is stepping up its game with the redesigned 2016 XF sedan, which features aluminum-intensive technology and boasts increased interior room and...... Read More »

Bosch will plead guilty to price-fixing, pay $57.8 million U.S. fine

1:22 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
German auto parts giant Robert Bosch GmbH has agreed to plead guilty to price-fixing and pay a $57.... Read More »

Audi picks Delphi for technology bundling self-driving functions

10:44 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
Audi is developing a device the size of an iPad tablet that will pack all the computing power needed for a car to drive itself safely along streets...... Read More »

U.S., Japan have 'significant gaps' on auto market access, trade official says

11:25 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
Acting Deputy US Trade Representative Wendy Cutler said on Monday that "significant gaps" in the trade negotiations remain between the United States...... Read More »

Honda will upgrade UK plant, move CR-V production to Canada

4:30 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
Honda will upgrade its UK factory to turn it into a global production hub for the next-generation Civic compact car.... Read More »

Bang & Olufsen to sell car-audio unit to Harman

8:31 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2015
Bang & Olufsen A/S plans to sell its automotive sound-system business to Harman International Industries Inc.... Read More »

Volvo plans $500 million U.S. assembly plant

12:30 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Volvo will spend about $500 million to build its first assembly plant in the United States as part of an ambitious effort to jump-start lagging sales.... Read More »

NHTSA would get stop-sale power under U.S. bill

2:59 pm U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would be able to order automakers to cease the sale of vehicles with dangerous safety defects...... Read More »

Magna negotiating to sell interiors business to Grupo Antolin, report says

12:25 pm U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Canada's Magna International is in talks to sell its car-interior business to Spain's Grupo Antolin, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

Toyota's better cars get better plants

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Toyota Motor Corp., which made "lean manufacturing" a global buzzword, is about to unleash a new wave of ultraefficient assembly plants.... Read More »

Key Safety to use Mobileye vision tech to aid drivers

4:08 pm U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Supplier Key Safety Systems said it has signed an agreement with Mobileye NV to use the software developer's vision processing chip for new types of...... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

SIA was a success from the start

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Lindsay Chappell's March 16 commentary encouraging Jaguar Land Rover to build a North American plant ("A JLR plant in N.... Read More »

Nissan's on-site suppliers free to serve competitors

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
In hopes of wooing more Midwestern parts makers to its side in Tennessee, Nissan says it will allow them to supply other automakers from under the...... Read More »

LG Chem exec: Tesla's gigafactory to cut EV costs

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
Tesla Motors' "gigafactory," a huge battery plant under construction in Nevada, could help suppliers of lithium ion batteries for autos finally turn...... Read More »

Delphi's driverless cross-country adventure

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2015
In 1903, a 31-year-old physician named Horatio Nelson Jackson journeyed from San Francisco to New York in a Winton touring car, the first motor car...... Read More »

Valeo's self-driving systems learn from military drones

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2015
Valeo plans to draw on drone software and other military technologies from partner Safran to offer self-driving vehicle platforms to carmakers by the...... Read More »

Takata sued in Canada over airbag-related vehicle recalls

6:31 am U.S. ET | March 27, 2015
Takata, the Japanese supplier whose airbags have been linked to six fatalities globally, has been sued in Canada in three separate cases, it said in...... Read More »

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