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VW board to discuss chairman search

7:49 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Volkswagen's supervisory board today will discuss finding a new chairman to fill the void left by Ferdinand Piech's sudden departure last month, sources told Reuters.

Why so many more VW workers?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2015
Check out the numbers in the accompanying table: Volkswagen Group, Toyota Motor Corp. and General Motors each sell about 10 million vehicles annually around the world, yet VW has more global employees than Toyota and GM combined.

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 Sakhti 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...

GM to spend $5.4 billion on U.S. plant upgrades over 3 years

10:30 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2015
GM will invest $5.4 billion in upgrades to its U.S. manufacturing plants over the next three years, creating 650 new jobs.

BorgWarner Q1 net income rises 12.5% but revenue falls 4.8% on currency exchanges

11:32 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2015
BorgWarner Inc., the supplier known for its turbochargers and emission systems, said its first-quarter net income increased 12.

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