Drive.ai raises $50 million in new funding

Self-driving startup Drive.ai raised $50 million in a second round of funding as the Silicon Valley company prepares to deploy its technology in pilot vehicles later this year.

U.S. plaintiffs' lawyers warn of automaker role in Takata bankruptcy

Lawyers for people injured by exploding Takata airbags told a U.S. bankruptcy court judge that the company's restructuring plan is being skewed to benefit automakers over victims.


FEV North America to expand vehicle testing at new tech center

The cornerstone of FEV North America's expanded suburban Detroit campus will be a vehicle emissions test center -- adding to its existing prototyping, design and development facilities.

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COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Whose fault is it anyway?

We are heading into a lot of uncharted waters with autonomous vehicles. Should we be worried about Big Brother?

How Ford pulled up its quality score

The Ford brand achieved its highest initial-quality mark since the J.D. Power study started 30 years ago. Joe Hinrichs credits the turnaround to a series of moves begun in early 2013.

Subaru takes slow lane for self-driving cars

While major automakers race to develop driverless cars, Subaru is taking a slower approach, saying its vehicles may be less advanced than its rivals' by 2020 as autonomous features remain costly for the buyers of Japan's smallest carmaker.

3 automakers add to mobility ventures

German luxury rivals BMW and Daimler have each made new investments in mobility companies, and Ford Motor Co. has opened a smart mobility office in the U.K.

'18 Camry showcases new Entune system

Toyota doesn't offer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, and so it's stepping up its game to try to keep buyers from pining too much for the smartphone-style systems and interfaces.

Let's think autonomous cars through

Bill Ford, Ford Motor Co.'s executive chairman, addressed some of the mind-bending topics surrounding autonomous driving in a speech last week at The Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Richard Hell Daniel Partsch
Rethinking quality in the digital age

Without proper safeguards, the sophisticated components of autonomous systems could become the Achilles’ heel of next-generation vehicle design.

Who can resist 
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Lincoln has received the U.S. Postal Service's Irresistible Mail Grand Champion Award for the best interactive mail piece that engages through innovative print design and digital technologies.

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