Editorials

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.

Tesla's identity rides on the Model 3

Rarely do we talk about a single vehicle being critical to the mission and possibly the survival of a car company. Yet that is a fair description of the Tesla Model 3.

Health-care security is an auto industry issue

When this debate concludes, regardless of how it concludes, the result will have a major impact on jobs, employment costs and the disposable income of nearly every American. And that will ultimately affect auto sales.


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.

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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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