Cadillac XT5, Subaru Outback nab top rating in rear-crash program
The Cadillac XT5 and Subaru Outback fared the best in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's new rear-crash prevention rating system.
Denso chairman Katoh retires; Arima remains CEO
Nobuaki Katoh, who led Denso through a recession and the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, is stepping down as chairman of the world's fourth-largest parts supplier.
Takata agrees to settle U.S. probe by 44 state AGs over deadly airbags
Takata agreed to settle a probe by 44 state attorneys general into claims it concealed a deadly safety defect with air bag inflators.
Delphi Technologies posts record quarterly revenue, higher operating income
In its first quarterly report since Delphi Automotive split, Delphi Technologies reported record revenue and higher operating income.
GM to extend cutback in car production at Oshawa plant, report says
General Motors is reportedly extending its cutback of car production at its Oshawa, Ontario, assembly plant until May 28 amid sharp declines in North American car sales.
Magna Q4 sales up on BMW, Jaguar launches
Canadian supplier Magna International reported stronger fourth-quarter profits and revenue, driven by more business in Europe and the launch of new cars for BMW and Jaguar.
German neo-Nazis are trying to infiltrate Daimler, works council says
Neo-Nazis are attempting to infiltrate Daimler to turn a key German engine factory into a showcase for their views, the plant's works council said.
VW may face new U.S. emissions probe, lawmaker says
Congress should investigate new allegations that VW diesel cars were sold overseas with rigged software, a Republican lawmaker said.
Bosch establishes new mobility services division
Robert Bosch is joining the wave of suppliers shifting their organizational structures to brace for massive industry changes.
GM offers 10-year, $2.8 billion plan for Korea unit, lawmaker says
General Motors has offered a new investment plan for its South Korean business after threatening to exit the country amid mounting losses, a lawmaker from the nation's ruling party said.
Deadly cobalt mines linked to child labor thrive in rush for EV batteries
The appetite for EVs is driving a cobalt production boom in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where some mines are dangerous and employ child labor -- a concern for carmakers.
Israeli startup Otonomo takes on Google in rush to process car data
Israeli startup Otonomo is taking on giant software companies including Google in the rush to process and monetize the mass of data being produced by today's connected cars.
Toyota readies cheaper EV motors by halving rare-earth metal use
Toyota is readying electric motors that use as much as 50 percent less in rare-earth metals amid concern of a supply crunch as automakers race to expand their EV lineups.
GM offers $2.2B debt-for-equity swap in return for S. Korea's support, report says
GM has offered to convert debt owed by its ailing South Korean operation into equity in exchange for financial support and tax benefits from Seoul.
Gentex's two-way mirror strategy
Auto mirrors will change in the future -- but which technology to bet on? Gentex is ready to go either way.
Another reinvention for AxleTech
Detroit's heavy-duty and off-road axle and brake maker AxleTech is being reborn as a supplier to electric garbage trucks, buses and construction vehicles.
Pininfarina preps another Asian tiger
Italian design house Pininfarina will help to develop a sedan and SUV for VinFast, which aims to be Vietnam's first domestic automaker.