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For GM, Clemson designs a party car

9:47 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
The Deep Orange 5 concept, unveiled publicly here Sunday night as industry managers gathered for the 50th annual CAR Management Briefing Sessions, is one part affordable small car and one part social hangout.
JASON STEIN

Putting Sergio's thesis to the test

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Automotive News has devoted enormous time and resources and turned a mirror on the industry -- questioning whether the entire structure, the bones of the business, needs a rethink.

NHTSA uses FCA order to clean up industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's July 24 consent decree with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles seeks to punish and remedy the automaker's...

BMW, Audi, Daimler will boost self-driving push with Nokia maps acquisition

2:05 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
BMW, Audi and Daimler will buy Nokia's digital-map unit for 2.8 billion euros ($3.

HARD-CORE SOFTWARE

A new breed of software engineer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
As auto suppliers beef up their software development, the hunt for software talent has taken on the urgency of a gold rush.

Today's Volvo XC90: A rolling computer chip

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
When the XC90 was introduced in 2002, it had as many as 38 electronic control units -- small computers that receive data from sensors and components...

Seeking N.A. niche, China's Minth expands in Mexico

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Minth Group, a maker of roof racks, hopes to gain a niche in North America.

Diversity is Calsonic Kansei's top priority

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Hiroshi Moriya, CEO of Calsonic Kansei Corp., wants a bigger slice of sales from customers beside Nissan Motor Co.

OESA zeros in on Mexico, new-tech suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Tier 1 companies are struggling to build networks of Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers in Mexico because smaller vendors are reluctant to shoulder the...

Swift and secure vehicle software updates?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
When it comes to connected cars, Redbend, an Israeli software company, is sitting in a prime position.

Denso maps out two-pronged mpg drive

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Yasushi Yamanaka, the newly appointed global r&d chief at Toyota Group mega supplier Denso Corp.

JTEKT targets diversification and steer-by-wire technology

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
JTEKT Corp. is not just the world's biggest supplier of steering systems, it is the world's 19th largest auto parts supplier, period.

Aisin aims to increase sales beyond top customer Toyota

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Aisin Seiki, Toyota Motor Corp.'s second-biggest supplier, is taking a counterintuitive approach to building business with its top customer.

Japanese score big in N.A. in 1st quarter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Booming business in North America was a gleaming bright spot for Japanese automakers in the latest quarter, as sales and operating profits climbed...

Delphi invests in connectivity, driver assistance

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Delphi agreed to buy the HellermannTyton Group for 1.07 billion ($1.7 billion) to add cabling gear used in cars.

VW to roll out high-end safety tech across lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Volkswagen Group has long sold sensor-based crash prevention systems in high-end models from Audi, Porsche and Bentley.

In Bob Lutz's crystal ball, Apple, Google may win

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015
Bob Lutz, 83, has been around longer than most in the auto industry.

Management Briefing Seminars will resume this afternoon

10:09 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2015
Organizers of the 2015 CAR Management Briefing Seminars said they will hold afternoon sessions beginning today at 1 p.m.

Nissan inspired by high-end fashion

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2015
Nissan wanted some European fashion to move its American-made Maxima sedan further upscale for 2016.

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