A savvy plan for the Trump era

Mirror supplier Gentex ended production at foreign plants in favor of American ones. But to do that, Gentex needed robots.


Gestamp opens r&d center near Detroit

Spanish-owned Gestamp North America, a metal parts supplier, opened its first r&d facility in the US in suburban Detroit.

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While Elon Musk has laid out a futuristic vision of car factories staffed by robots, the legacy auto industry is quietly putting a version of that vision into motion.


May U.S. auto sales projected to rise -- slightly

U.S. new-vehicle sales are expected to rise very slightly in May from a year ago, narrowly snapping the industry's streak of four consecutive monthly declines. But one forecaster is cutting its outlook for the year after the spring selling season has come in weaker than anticipated.

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Ford's leadership reboot brings focus on Europe

Ford's replacement of CEO Mark Fields with turnaround specialist Jim Hackett has put its European operations under scrutiny, with industry watchers speculating whether the company will exit the region like its rival, GM.


Innovations at the Indianapolis 500

Technological advancements tested on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's historic 2.5-mile oval have transitioned to everyday production models since the very first race.

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