Editorials

To protect NAFTA, create job openings

If the auto industry wants to preserve NAFTA, then automakers and suppliers ought to offer something in return: good jobs for skilled workers.

Cox must make its size work for dealers

Bigger is better only if it adds value and efficiency for dealers.

Tesla has a lot to learn from the industry

The mess at Fremont shows that in terms of managing a factory, Tesla is not at the cutting edge, but surprisingly behind the times.


Ford must curb the infighting — again

When Bill Ford handed over his job to Mulally, he had his back. It worked. He needs to make that a priority again.

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Why racing matters

Racing is the soul and maybe even the starting point of the auto industry. That's why this issue of Automotive News is dedicated to the sport of automobile racing.

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Keep the Dodge Demon off our roads

The 840-hp Dodge Challenger SRT Demon from Fiat Chrysler is so inherently dangerous to the common safety of motorists that its registration as a road-worthy automobile should be banned.

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It’s time to refocus incentives

Dealer-factory relations have always been uneasy in the auto industry, but a relentless fixation on new-vehicle volumes is creating fresh tensions.

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Fuel economy standards may ease up, but r&d shouldn't

When r&d executives at big automotive companies say there's no end in sight to all the spending needed to do everything the industry wants to do, we believe them. Stirring the global business are new safety technologies, autonomous drive strategies, new concepts in mobility and the industry's efforts to improve fuel economy.

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Trump's sop to coal miners betrays the auto industry

In the name of saving coal-mining jobs - which electric utilities say won't be saved anyway - President President Donald Trump has turned his back on the skilled workers of the auto industry who are on the front lines of improving the quality of the air and America's global competitiveness.

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GM plays Moneyball

Today's GM can act more decisively because its finances are not only more stable, but also more transparent. Thanks to an accounting system overhaul that Dan Ammann spearheaded as CFO, GM has much clearer intelligence on the performance of its various markets, subsidiaries and product lines.

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Even disruptors must play by the rules

There is a clear line between civil disobedience and criminal activity. Over the past several weeks, it has become clear that Uber is struggling to stay on the right side of that line.

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Start talking, Volkswagen

Volkswagen hasn't yet publicly released the findings of an internal investigation. So much remains to be disclosed about who at the company enabled the conspiracy to cheat on diesel emissions tests.

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