107-year-old Stelco, once seen as a relic, is stirring to life
After decades of crisis, a renewed sense of purpose has settled over 107-year-old Stelco, which just completed the first initial public offering of a North American steel maker in seven years.
Self-driving CEO sees 2018 as dawn of robotaxis, delivery cars
Self-driving vehicles will be ready to roll next year, though the work to make them affordable to individual consumers is still "in the first inning," according to the CEO of a company working on the technology.
BMW denies diesel cars have 'shut off' device to mask high NOx emissions
BMW denied allegations that engine management software shut off a system filtering emissions in some of its diesel cars. A German environmental group alleged that a 3-series diesel wagon emitted amounts of NOx seven times above the legal limit.
Toyota will decide on new U.S. plant location in early 2018
Toyota should decide by early 2018 on a site for a new United States assembly plant to be built with Mazda, a Toyota executive said, adding more than one state is in the mix.
Automakers can begin applications for Takata restitution
Automakers that installed faulty Takata airbags can now apply for compensation, the special master in charge of managing the $850 million restitution fund said Monday.
Ohio firm eyes major steel plant in Michigan to serve automakers
An Ohio steel technology firm is eyeing nearly 1,000 acres of rural Michigan farmland to build a massive steel plant along Interstate 69. GM and Tesla may have interest in the project.
Why the auto industry needs a new toolbox
As the auto industry perches on the edge of a drastic technological disruption, its mechanical engineering prowess is no longer enough. The autonomous and connected future is going to require a new set of tools.
Mercedes CLS to get 5th seat, V-6
As U.S. demand falls toward an all-time low, the four-door coupe is getting a redesign that pulls new technology from the S class.
Continental gains edge with electronics
In this Q&A, the head of Continental's powertrain business discusses how the supplier will respond to the rise of electrified vehicles, and the future of diesels.
Intel chief says chip edge goes to Intel
The war over the self-driving car chip got a little personal last week at the Los Angeles auto show, where Intel CEO Brian Krzanich started naming names and calling out the competition.
Short product life cycles coming, Panasonic chief says
Panasonic North America CEO Tom Gebhardt says short cycles are used to fix errors.
Recall process still waiting for repair
Three years after massive recalls engulfed the auto industry, the process for finding vehicle owners and completing the necessary repairs remains disjointed at best, with few reforms to protect the public when the next major vehicle safety crisis hits.
PSA, Nidec plan joint venture for electric motors
PSA envisages production capacity of 900,000 electric motors annually by 2022 from its joint venture with Nidec to produce motors for EVs, plug-in hybrids and mild hybrids.
Now in Chinese hands, MagneRide is riding high
Eight years ago, a little known Chinese venture stepped up to buy the chassis business from American parts giant Delphi. A jewel of a technology there has translated to global fortunes — and now the Chinese company is reinvesting in U.S. manufacturing.
FCA, Hyundai in talks over tech partnership, Marchionne says
Fiat Chrysler and Hyundai are exploring a technical partnership, but there are no merger talks, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said. FCA also has not made a decision on spinning off its supplier division, Magneti Marelli, and robotics maker Comau, he said.
Subaru plans $140 million investment to build Ascent at Ind. plant
Subaru said it will invest $140 million and add 200 jobs to produce the 2019 Ascent at its plant in Lafayette, Ind.
Too few highway chargers are last 'hurdle' for electric cars
Rolling out super chargers along highways in Europe and North America is key to unlocking sales of electric cars, according to the head of the biggest network provider.