Penske ends no-haggle pilot

Penske Automotive Group has backed off a no-haggle pricing experiment and returned to a traditional sales model and a commission-based pay plan at Toyota of Surprise (Ariz.).

 

Nissan seeks sequel to 'Rogue One' campaign

After Nissan's Star Wars tie-in kicked Rogue sales into hyperdrive last month, its marketing team is tackling a new mission: spreading the compact crossover's success to other nameplates.

Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering

Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis Kalanick and help grow the

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Mobility business could make room for everyone

In a future filled with mobility services and self-driving vehicles, some executives say there will be room for everyone. Mary Lou Jepsen, a board member at Lear and Silicon Valley veteran, said the transition to new automotive technologies will be more cooperative than competitive.

What was cool at CES

The trade show formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show is arguably one of the most important auto shows of the year, with suppliers and automakers convening in this city of glitz to show off their most forward-thinking ideas.

Infiniti to showcase "co-pilot' driving tech

Infiniti will introduce a QX50 crossover concept with self-driving technologies this week at the Detroit auto show, along with what it says is the world's first production-ready, fuel-saving variable compression ratio engine.

Waymo cutting lidar costs by 90%, building up hardware suite

Waymo, the standalone company formerly known as the Google self-driving car project, said Sunday it is has dramatically lowered the cost of lidar by 90 percent, and is building a suite of hardware that can be integrated as a unit into an existing car.

Audi plans to debut autonomous car in 2020

Audi wants put autonomous cars on the road in less than five years. The automaker said in a joint event with artificial intelligence company Nvidia at CES that it plans to introduce a Level 4 autonomous vehicle in 2020. Such a vehicle would require no human intervention in limited situations.

Driverless cars finally steer near showrooms

Car electronics supplier Delphi Automotive went coast-to-coast in 2015 in a self-driving Audi Q5 SUV to prove the autonomous automobile had arrived. Now, the supplier is shifting from stunts to selling.

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