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Ford removes Chicago Assembly managers amid sexual harassment investigation

4:00 pm U.S. ET | May 5, 2015
Ford has replaced the plant manager, human resources officials and labor relations officials at its Chicago Assembly Plant after a federal investigator found evidence to support allegations of rampant sexual harassment and racial discrimination against...

FCA worker dies accidentally at Jefferson North plant

8:33 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2015 | UPDATED: 5/5/15 4:08 pm ET - adds details
An employee at Fiat Chrysler's Jefferson North Assembly plant died accidentally this morning after being crushed doing maintenance work. The UAW identified the victim as Donald Megge, 53, of Sterling Heights, Mich.

Lamborghini offered tax breaks to build SUV in Italy, report says

6:06 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2015
Lamborghini is being offered incentives by Italy's government to make sure the automaker builds a production version of its Urus SUV concept in the...

TRW says Q1 revenue up 7%, profits rise

3:36 pm U.S. ET | May 5, 2015
TRW Automotive, which is being acquired by German supplier ZF Friedrichshafen, said today that first quarter revenue grew 7 percent from last year,...

TomTom eyes autonomous cars

6:49 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Dutch navigation company TomTom aims to become a main provider of technology for self-driving cars as it charts its way back to success after seven...

Audi to focus on plug-in hybrids even as it plans EV to take on Tesla

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Although Audi plans an electric crossover to challenge Tesla's Model X, CEO Rupert Stadler says he remains cautious about the future of electric...

Supplier Sakthi bets on hiring ex-felons

9:17 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Sakthi Automotive Group USA, in the nascent stages of a massive expansion project on the Detroit waterfront, is betting big on a nontraditional sort...

2 industry titans in turmoil

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Two of Europe's automotive titans, long used to getting their way in boardroom intrigues, suffered rare defeats in late April that threaten to alter...

Hyundai Mobis moves fast on autonomous tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Hyundai Mobis, South Korea's biggest supplier, is moving fast to bulk up its autonomous drive technology program, to boost the competiveness of the...

Civil settlements for price fixing rise

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Civil settlements have exceeded $270 million in federal litigation stemming from the ongoing U.S.

FCA transmission fix focuses on snap ring

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2015
The software in over half of the troubled 9-speed automatic transmissions has been reflashed in Jeep Cherokees and Chrysler 200s, though complaints...

Nissan Versa carpet probe expanded by NHTSA

11:25 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2015
NHTSA is expanding an investigation of 360,000 Nissan Versa sedans and Versa Note hatchbacks to include the 2015 models.

Tesla unveils batteries for homes, businesses

6:26 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2015
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveiled a suite of batteries to store electricity for homes, businesses and utilities, saying a greener power grid...

Honda, Takata sued over fatality in Malaysia

6:43 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2015
The father of a pregnant woman killed by shrapnel from an airbag that deployed during an auto accident in Malaysia sued Takata and Honda in the US.

American Axle profits rise; non-GM sales grow

8:53 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2015
American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings reported improved first-quarter earnings thanks to strong North American truck and SUV sales.

Aluminum castings supplier Sakthi plans $31.9 million expansion in Detroit

1:09 pm U.S. ET | April 30, 2015
Aluminum castings supplier Sakthi Automotive Group USA is planning a $31.9 million expansion of its plant in Detroit.

Delphi looking for acquisition of $1 billion-$3 billion, CEO says

9:58 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2015
Delphi CEO Kevin Clark said the company could spend $1 billion to $3 billion this year on a large acquisition related to its traditional "hardware"...

GM Canada to cut about 1,000 jobs at Oshawa plant

1:50 pm U.S. ET | April 30, 2015
GM will eliminate one shift at its Oshawa, Ontario, assembly plant in November, the company said today, cutting about 1,000 jobs as it makes...

REGULATION AND SAFETY

Almost half of U.S. vehicles aren't covered under existing safety regulations

7:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2015
Hundreds of crashes involving defective cars are going unreported each year because under federal safety rules automakers aren't required to report...

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