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Nissan plans big strides in connectivity

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
Nissan is working to leverage its early lead in electric vehicles for bigger strides in autonomy and connectivity. Richard Candler, Nissan Europe's head of advanced product planning, provided details in an interview.

Army marches forward with self-driving trucks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2016
The U.S. Army is developing driverless trucks and could end up operating the largest fleet of autonomous vehicles. A key test comes this summer when the Army conducts road tests in Michigan.

Obama seeks $10-a-barrel oil tax for self-driving cars, transport outlays

4:24 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2016
President Obama will propose a $10 per barrel tax on oil in his fiscal 2017 budget to finance self driving cars, public transit, railroads and other...

Delphi Q4 net income slides 44% in 'challenging global marketplace'

11:59 am U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2016
Automotive electronics and technology supplier Delphi Automotive's fourth-quarter net income fell 44 percent from the year-earlier period to $192...

Cybersecurity experts urge automakers to take steps to stop hackers

4:49 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2016
As vehicles become increasingly more connected to smartphones, infrastructure and other vehicles, it will become vital for all parties to collaborate...

Google expands self-driving car testing to Washington state

2:14 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2016
Google parent company Alphabet said its self-driving car project will expand testing to Kirkland, Wash.

Microbus-styled mini-MPV to use new electric platform

11:09 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016
The purely electric and distantly Microbus-related Volkswagen BUDD-e will see production in the near future, Britain's Car magazine reports.

Got gadgets?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016
Some of the most revolutionary innovations originate not with carmakers but with the suppliers who provide the building blocks and concepts that...

Zetsche: Apple, Google 'can do more' than we thought

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche and other a handful of his senior execs met recently with around 70 companies in Silicon Valley, according to the German...

Cheap gas hits hybrid, EV residuals

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2016
Beware! Falling gasoline prices are hitting the residual values of used hybrids, electrics and plug-ins - hard.

GM names executive to lead autonomous driving efforts

4:13 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2016
GM is reorganizing certain vehicle engineering operations to speed efforts to develop autonomous and electrified vehicles.

Harman posts strong quarterly gains from auto business

11:13 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2016
Harman International Industries, which supplies audio and telematics systems to the auto industry, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit,...

Cox Automotive acquires stake in F&I company

1:16 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2016
Cox Automotive has acquired a minority interest in SilverRock Holdings, which owns three service-contract and insurance companies.

ZF TRW signs office lease for global electronics business

3:23 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2016
ZF TRW plans to open its global electronics headquarters in suburban Detroit by the end of the second quarter following a lease of a...

DAVID UNDERCOFFLER

A driving enthusiast can't wait for self-driving cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016
My love for cars is in my DNA. So why I am looking forward to the day I don't have to drive?

RICHARD TRUETT

The risk of being an auto pioneer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016
Some companies making the most noise about transforming the car have a poor record of delivering world-class vehicles when they are distracted.

Over-the-air updates on varied paths

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016
Over-the-air vehicle updates aren't just for Tesla anymore. But other manufacturers lack such easy remote access to their vehicles in service.

PORT AUTHORITY

Why Mercedes-Benz is reasserting control over connectivity

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016
Well-funded startups such as Automatic, Vinli and Zubie are selling under-the-dashboard dongles that can plug into a car's electronics and...

Apple, Google making progress on car projects, Daimler's Zetsche tells paper

6:07 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2016
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said a recent trip to Silicon Valley revealed that Apple and Google have made more progress on automotive projects than he...

Apple's Zadesky, head of electric car project, to leave company, report says

10:36 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2016
Apple's Steve Zadesky, who has been overseeing the company's electric car project for the last two years, has said he is leaving the company, The...

Ford to boost F-150 fuel economy with stop-start technology

1:59 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2016
Ford is planning to put automatic stop-start technology on hundreds of thousands of F-150 pickups, including the high-performance Raptor version, to...

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