Automakers get mixed grades on Takata recalls at Senate hearing
Automakers are doing a better job repairing vehicles with open recalls for defective Takata airbag inflators after slow initial responses, an independent monitor told Senators.
Fatal Uber crash provides ammo for opponents of Senate autonomous vehicle bill
Safety advocates urged the Senate to suspend consideration of legislation governing autonomous vehicles until regulators complete investigations into Sunday's fatal accident involving an Uber vehicle and the January crash in California involving a Tesla vehicle and a parked fire truck.
BMW searched by German prosecutors over suspected defeat devices
German prosecutors searched BMW premises at the automaker's Munich headquarters and in Austria, investigating suspected defeat devices capable of manipulating diesel exhaust emissions.
U.S. outlines hurdles for tariff exclusions
Companies seeking exclusions from new steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump must apply separately for each unique steel or aluminum product, according to rules published Monday by the Department of Commerce.
Will tariffs lift American steel to higher grade?
Trump's tariff on steel imports could have a cost impact on automakers -- but in a better-case scenario, it could spur investment in hot specialty steels.
Japan's automakers warn of higher vehicle prices
Japan's automakers warn that car prices will rise following President Donald Trump's new tariffs on steel and aluminum.
Mexico auto sector down but still kicking
Trump's rhetoric and policies have put a dent in Mexico's auto industry over the last year, but the damage is far less than what some economic analysts on both sides of the border feared.
GM looks for an encore from Brycz
The new head of global human resources will serve a critical role at an organization that's trying to balance its industrial heft and heritage with a Silicon Valley-style agility.
Chassis Brakes reclaims its roots
Chassis Brakes, barred from the U.S. market by contract for three years, is now making up for lost time.
Ford recalls 1.4 million cars for loose steering wheels
Ford Motor Co. is recalling nearly 1.4 million Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans in North America because loose bolts could allow the steering wheel to come off.
Hurry up, say lidar customers to supplier
Customers of lidar supplier LeddarTech are urging the company to move faster in its technology development.
Kiekert readies smarter latches for autonomous driving
German supplier Kiekert believes autonomous vehicles will need smarter doors.
Suppliers develop a foam structure
BMW, IAC and Sabic together figured out how to make a lighter weight instrument panel carrier using foam. Now they want to perfect it for high-quality interior parts.
Acura dealers excited to have edgier RDX fronting their lineup
Jack Hanania felt a sense of excitement around the Acura brand at the Detroit auto show this year that he hasn't experienced in years.
Magna Steyr will build BMW, Toyota sports cars
Contract manufacturer Magna Steyr will build two new sports cars jointly developed by BMW and Toyota, industry sources said.
Battle for GKN heats up as Melrose, Dana sweeten deals
The battle for the UK supplier GKN intensified, with both Melrose and Dana sweetening their proposals, ahead of a March 29 takeover deadline.
UAW vs. Tesla: It's on
UAW complaints, combined with production problems, could make it easier for the union to organize Tesla plants, experts say.