New factory investments? Now?

Falling sales, rising incentives and mounting vehicle inventories — is this really the right time for automakers to invest heavily in new U.S. production capacity? Whatever, several manufacturers have decided to seize the moment.


The next marketing challenge: Targeting

Targeting which consumers to pitch, via which media and with which message is the step in marketing, speakers at the Automotive News Marketing 360 conference said.

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GM plots next phase of IT overhaul

Randy Mott built General Motors' in-house IT team from virtually nothing. Now he must unlock the potential of the operation, bolster GM's bottom line and position it to be a leader in connected and autonomous vehicles.

COMMENTARY: Sharon Silke Carty
Volvo, take the wheel

News Editor Sharon Silke Carty was amazed at her driving skill while at the wheel of a 2018 Volvo XC60. But who was really in control?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Gasoline will not be banned

I do not believe that any country will ban the sale of gasoline — in 2025, 2030, 2040 or any other time this century.

Delphi pitches an alternative to diesel

Delphi has combined two new engine technologies to make gasoline engines more fuel-efficient. But will it be appealing enough attract European automakers away from diesel?

Subaru puts out the fire with record

Subaru avenges its flameout at this year's 24-hour Nurburgring endurance race by conquering the notoriously demanding track with a new record lap time.

COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Major changes in the wind

Whether you're manufacturing vehicles or supplying components or in the business of retailing automobiles, your world is about to change profoundly.

UPDATED: 8/4/17 11:14 am ET - adds details on earnings
As Silicon Valley talent war erupts, Toyota seeks techies at home

Salaries have soared in Silicon Valley for automotive technology experts thanks to the emergence of Uber and Tesla as serious rivals. That's why Toyota and other Japanese automakers are looking for engineers at home.

Bosch: Explaining autonomous to consumers will be critical

When it comes to consumers who are puzzled about mysterious new autonomous driving features, Robert Bosch has a plan: Show, don't tell. Bosch believes it is critical to show consumers what advanced new safety technologies will do for them to overcome future pushback, says Kay Stepper, vice president of automated driving for Bosch.

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