BMW's ride-hailing project takes on Uber with autonomous cars
BMW will test autonomous vehicles in Germany as it seeks to keep up with ride-hailing firms such as Uber. The automaker will test self-driving functions in Munich before expanding the project to other cities.
CO2 ruling puts Trump, automakers in a bind
The EPA's surprise decision last week to uphold its greenhouse-gas targets keeps the auto industry pretty much where it was before the presidential election.
Ex-FCA exec joins law firm, gets connected-vehicle role
Former Fiat Chrysler general counsel Marjorie Loeb is re-establishing ties with the auto industry, having been named a partner in the corporate and securities practice of Mayer Brown in Chicago.
Chuck Greenway, an Illinois dealer for nearly five decades, died Nov. 11. He was 84.
Nissan, Harman execs join World Congress panel
Rachel Nguyen, executive director of Nissan's Future Lab, and Dinesh Paliwal, CEO of the Harman Leadership Institute, will speak at the Automotive News World Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 11.
AutoNation retreats on used-car recall policy
AutoNation is reversing its policy prohibiting the sale of used vehicles with open recalls after concluding that Donald Trump's election victory doomed prospects for recall reform.
Jaguar Land Rover’s Speth: Keeping pace with EV demand
Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth has the British automaker growing at a record pace, but he wants to make sure the company always puts profits ahead of volume. Speth outlines the next steps in JLR's model and plant expansion.
Making cars? Simple, Li says
Chinese billionaire Li Shufu, whose Zhejiang Geely Holding Group owns Volvo, Geely and Lynk & CO, says there is “no magic in car production.” The usually media-shy mogul explained why during a roundtable interview in Shanghai last month.
Another strange tale from the world of Lapo Elkann
Trouble seems to be Lapo Elkann's middle name. The flamboyant 39-year-old heir to the Fiat fortune, no stranger to lurid headlines, was arrested in New York on Nov. 27 on suspicion of falsely reporting his own kidnapping.
Mazda’s Kogai: New product, pricing drive move upmarket
CEO Masamichi Kogai is piloting Mazda Motor Corp. through a massive transition more befitting automakers double its size. It starts with a diversification of drivetrains to meet more stringent emissions rules. A diesel engine finally arrives in the U.S. with the redesigned CX-5 crossover next year.
Mazda looks to next-gen CX-5 for a lift
Mazda Motor Corp. CEO Masamichi Kogai, fighting sliding sales and a tougher U.S. auto market, is banking on an ambitious next-generation product plan to lift the boutique Japanese brand above its mass-market competitors.