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Potential IPO for GM's self-driving unit signals progress

General Motors is going the distance with autonomous cars.


VW executive tally in diesel scandal grows with Stadler arrest

Rupert Stadler's arrest adds to the list of German and American executives at Volkswagen AG that have been held, charged, or both over their alleged involvement in the emissions-testing scandal.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Autonomous vehicle conference needed

Each of the OEMs has at least one private proving ground, and each of the major Tier 1 suppliers has or has access to a proving ground. These proving grounds are secure and have road conditions and driving scenarios that can be safely used and provide reproducible test data.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR
We have proving grounds for this

We have, globally, thousands of acres of outstanding, well-equipped proving grounds available to develop, test and certify autonomous vehicles.


COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
We need to slow way down

Self-driving cars and electric vehicles may become popular in the future, but there is still a lot to be learned about both technologies — and much to be proven. The question in both cases is how the industry should go about proving that they are ready for prime time.

Schaeffler counts on combustion engines

The future of transportation may be electric, but German supplier Schaeffler is confident there is still good money to be made in the future of internal combustion engines.

High-tech startups on getting noticed

Even if the business is built around technology, attention is what brings in the investment dollars and helps make the business understandable to regular consumers.

GM positions OnStar as revenue center, brand builder

General Motors is reorienting its OnStar business to generate more revenue from connectivity services and better position its core auto brands as technological showcases that can compete against innovative brands such as Tesla.

Ford Diesel F-150 cracks 30 mpg mark

The first diesel version of the Ford F-150 will be rated at 30 mpg in highway driving, making it the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup on the market when it hits showrooms next month.

Create auto career paths for women, managers say

Automotive manufacturers are staffing up for a new wave of innovators to drive technological change, and many realize that they need a more diverse pool of talent -- especially women -- to get the job done.


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