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Ford F-150 output pinched by frame shortage, workers say

11:55 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2015
Production of the redesigned, aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 has been slowed by a shortage of frames from a supplier's plant in Kentucky, according to workers and a UAW official.

Honda expands airbag recall in Japan

4:32 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2015
The global Takata airbag recall widened again today with Honda calling back another quarter million vehicles in Japan equipped with possibly defective airbag inflators.

American Axle may land tenants for Detroit site

2:15 pm U.S. ET | May 29, 2015
American Axle & Manufacturing is in talks with prospective manufacturing tenants to be located at its former manufacturing grounds near the company's...

Daimler chases Tesla in solar-powered batteries

12:24 pm U.S. ET | May 29, 2015
Daimler is chasing Tesla Motors in a push to sell batteries for storing energy generated in daylight hours from rooftop solar panels to homeowners...

Harman acquires Bang & Olufsen Automotive

4:13 pm U.S. ET | May 29, 2015
Harman Industrial Industries, a supplier of infotainment, audio and software services, said today it has completed the $156 million acquisition of...

Takata's U.S. deal will lead to faster airbag fixes, Foxx says

6:43 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2015
The legal order signed by troubled supplier Takata with federal regulators last week will speed the investigation to determine the reason airbags are...

Automakers asked by House panel about cybersecurity policies

5:21 pm U.S. ET | May 28, 2015
As in-car Wifi and smartphone integration becomes increasingly common, lawmakers want to know how automakers plan to prevent hackers from...

Volvo inks plant deal with S.C.

12:00 pm U.S. ET | May 28, 2015
Volvo Cars of North America signed an agreement today with the state of South Carolina, where it will build its first U.S. factory.

Key Safety ramps up airbag inflator production

4:10 pm U.S. ET | May 28, 2015
Automotive safety components supplier Key Safety Systems said today it will ramp up production of airbag inflators beginning in December.

GM to invest $175M in Michigan plant to gear up for 2016 Camaro

9:30 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2015
General Motors said today that it will invest $175 million in new tooling and equipment to bring production of the Chevrolet Camaro to its assembly...

GM ignition-switch suits put on ice by U.S. judge, for now

6:22 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2015
A federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday put on hold dozens of lawsuits accusing General Motors of concealing an ignition-switch defect while the...

Ford recalls 423,000 vehicles for power-steering issue

10:55 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2015
Ford today said it is recalling nearly 423,000 sedans and crossovers for a power-steering problem that federal regulators have been investigating...

New Mich. group wants to take driverless-car mantle from Silicon Valley

7:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2015
Detroit put the world on wheels and should be the place that takes the driver out of the driver's seat, according to a coalition of Michigan business...

Apple exec calls car 'ultimate mobile device'

2:35 pm U.S. ET | May 27, 2015
A senior Apple executive said developing a car would be the "ultimate mobile device" when asked about new products at a technology conference today.

GM unveils $1.2 billion investment plan for Indiana pickup plant

1:15 pm U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
GM will invest $1.2 billion to improve the Indiana plant where it makes full-size pickups. The investment, part of the $5.

House panel sets hearing on Takata recalls

3:19 pm U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
A House of Representatives panel has called a June 2 hearing to probe the Takata airbag recalls that last week mushroomed to cover 34 million...

NGK says 2 execs retired before price-fixing indictments

2:38 pm U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
Two former executives with Japanese supplier NGK Spark Plug had retired before they were indicted Thursday on a charge of conspiring to fix prices of...

Auto industry's $23 billion investment in Mexico may face snarls at ports

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
Carmakers from Nissan to Mazda are churning out record numbers of vehicles in Mexico destined for consumers abroad, but some executives are worried...

Hyundai wins race to offer Android Auto

8:00 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
Hyundai has become the first car company to offer Google's new Android Auto interface by launching it in the 2015 Sonata.

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