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A transformative decade for the country, the industry and NADA

From 2001-2012, Phil Brady served as president of NADA. Here, in his own words, is an account of those years.

 

GM plans to announce $1 billion in U.S. investments, creating 1,000 jobs

UPDATED: 1/16/17 9:43 pm ET - adds detail

General Motors, days after being called out by President-elect Donald Trump for expanding operations in Mexico, plans to announce U.S. investments totaling at least $1 billion that would create more than 1,000 jobs, two people with knowledge of the plan said late Monday.

A lighter Traverse with high-end trim levels

After a first generation that has been forced to last nine years, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse has a more trucklike appearance.

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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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Industry should aim for zero-fault software

Despite the dramatic losses affecting businesses today because of computer software that is rife with bugs and susceptible to cyberactions, the autonomous vehicle race is on.

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