10 GM models to get 9-speed automatic by end of '17

Chevrolet's new nine-speed automatic transmission illustrates the difficulty of eking out fuel economy improvements as automakers work to meet increasingly stringent fuel efficiency standards.

Ford's Hinrichs on Trump, EPA and the year ahead

Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of the Americas; Joy Falotico, Ford Motor Credit CEO; and Stephen Odell, Ford's global marketing, sales and service

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Detroit wants to maintain control of technological advances

Detroit is willing to let Silicon Valley into the car, but it’s not ready to hand over the keys. Automakers and suppliers said today that while the technology coming from the West Coast has been key to industry advancement, traditional companies still will control the fate of future vehicles.

Ford dives into city of tomorrow

Ford Motor Co. wants to create futuristic urban utopias where curbsides don't get clogged with illegal parking; where eco-friendly bicycles help commuters navigate the final mile of their trips to work; and where key arteries leading into and out of downtowns aren't stifled by heavy traffic during rush hour.

Colorado's rocky roads

Colorado, a boom state that is growing much faster than planners expected, faces a complex road problem. So state officials are looking for solutions, and they may have found one: autonomous vehicles.

Mazda solves its diesel dilemma

Six years and three delays after Mazda proclaimed its readiness to sell diesels in the United States, CEO Masamichi Kogai says his company has finally achieved a way to balance driving performance with clean emissions.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Driverless cars? Count me out

I read Keith Crain's Oct. 17 comment, "Industry is crazy over technology." One factor you never hear mentioned is driver/enthusiast rejection of driverless vehicles.

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