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Subaru aims to get serious about micro sales in world's biggest market

Subaru has a growing sense of urgency to get serious about China, where the brand is barely treading water.


With AI digital assistant, drivers talk to their cars

The auto industry is in the early days in utilizing smart digital assistants to create unique, in-car user experiences. Here's what CES attendees see in the future.

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COMMENTARY: Jason Stein
At CES, a mad dash to nowhere

A gridlocked Las Vegas during CES prompts our publisher to ask: Are auto companies risking their future in their headlong and expensive embrace of autonomy? A slower, more cautious approach may be the better way.

At CES, time to make cool stuff real stuff

There was lots of talk and several demonstrations of self-driving cars at CES, but it was striking to notice which companies did not attend this massive consumer electronics extravaganza.

Alliance measures 'troops on ground'

Carlos Ghosn uses a broad definition of autonomous technology to defend his claim that the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is at the front of the race.

COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Don't invest in steam engines

Way back when, a lot of folks were convinced that steam engines would be the powerplant of choice. Still, steam went the way of the buggy whip. Don't be surprised if battery power goes the same way.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
EVs? Not with our current power grid

The massive power outage at the Atlanta airport last month is just a small taste of what is in store for most of the continental U.S. if our demand for electricity continues to increase and the much-needed updating and repairs of our present infrastructure are not immediately dealt with.

CES 2018: Coolest gadgets and gizmos from the show

CES showcases a lot of wild and crazy products every year, but many will never make it to consumers. Still, some of the coolest tech we saw at the show were features you might see in cars in the next few years

Hyundai's next-gen fuel cell showcase

Hyundai, which leapfrogged rivals Honda and Toyota in offering a hydrogen-powered vehicle to the American public in 2014, is ready for another leap: a next-generation fuel cell vehicle to be introduced on Monday at CES in Las Vegas.

Willow Run now magnet for industry

Willow Run, on the outskirts of Detroit, turned out Chevrolets, Kaisers, transmissions and even B-24 Liberators before being abandoned. Now, the site could pull future-generation auto industry development back to Michigan.

CES preview: Back to the future

Expect to see more autonomous and connected-vehicle news as well as buzzy concepts that seem more science fiction than actual product plan.

China's Byton gets in line to test U.S. market

With a mission to redesign the cockpit as a personalized digital experience, Byton is building up a manufacturing base in China and forming partnerships with Tier 1 suppliers to begin sales of its first electric SUV by the end of 2019.

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