Bankruptcy won't clean up Takata's wreckage
We can only hope that the Takata disaster will prove instructive to automakers and suppliers about how to manage the next safety crisis — or better yet, avert it.
Focus makes it clear: Small cars still a conundrum
Ford's decision to move production of the Focus to China shows that automakers continue to grapple with building small cars that can be sold profitably in the U.S.
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.
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.
Vision in leadership is important. So is focus.
Ford has installed a “visionary” as its CEO. But without enough focus to go with that vision, Ford may end up just spinning its wheels.
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.
Don't let VW fund become Tobacco 2.0
States should use their portion of the $2.7 billion Environmental Mitigation Trust fund for reducing air pollution.
Lessons of the Massachusetts auction tragedy
The deaths of four people, with eight more hospitalized, at Lynnway Auto Auction outside Boston should be a wake-up call to the industry.