Google hires Airbnb exec to commercialize self-driving carsGoogle's self-driving car project took a step closer to market with the hire of a top executive from Airbnb, the online vacation home rental marketplace. Shaun Stewart is joining Google as a director of the self-driving car project, spokesman Johnny Luu said today.
GM joins White House initiative to address gender pay gap
General Motors, the first U.S. automaker to have a female CEO, is among more than two dozen companies that added their names to a White House pledge to study gender pay gaps among their employees.
VW labor boss suggests taking stakes in suppliersVolkswagen Group should consider taking stakes in key suppliers after two parts makers brought production at six of the automakers factories in Germany to a standstill by refusing to deliver components, VW's labor boss said.
Mercedes names new U.S. sales exec in management shuffleMercedes-Benz USA is shuffling some senior managers to new jobs. Bart Herring becomes general manager of sales operations, overseeing the development and implementation of all policies, programs and activities in support of new-vehicle sales and objectives. Herring also will head up sales volume planning.
Daimler adopts Silicon Valley tactics to counter new rivalsDaimler is embracing Silicon Valley management techniques in a drive to speed up decision making, empower staff and fend off new rivals such as electric-vehicle maker Tesla Motors.
Consumer interest in automotive technology, safety is growing, survey shows
As the list of available automotive tech features gets longer, consumer interest in such features has reflected advancements, a new survey shows.
Borgward turns to Daimler again to fill top engineering rolesBorgward, the German brand being revived with Chinese backing, has once again tapped former Daimler executives in its latest round of management hiring.
NADA seeks donations to help dealership families affected by floodsNational Automobile Dealers Association President Peter Welch is asking dealerships across the U.S. to donate $1,000 each to NADA's Emergency Relief Fund and is hoping to raise $2 million total for dealership employees affected by the floods in Louisiana.
Akerson: Trump can't be our CEOFormer GM CEO Dan Akerson endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton for president and sharply criticized Donald Trump.
Ernie Lofton, former head of the UAW's Ford department, died Aug. 4. He was 84.