GUEST COMMENTARY: William H. Noack
Trump mpg proposal is a step in the right direction
What the green groups fail to acknowledge is how mandates — particularly those that require technology changes — put upward pressure on prices while encouraging the development of products consumers might not want.
COMMENTARY: Yang Jian
Chinese real estate developers bet on EV market
Limits on housing market investments in China have real estate developers looking to the EV market for new money-making opportunities.
COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Maybe they got this trade deal right
Automotive News Editor-In-Chief Keith Crain says it looks like real progress is happening in the trade talks between the U.S. and Mexico.
COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
It seems alive and well
Automotive News Editor-In-Chief Keith Crain points to Detroit's Dream Cruise and other auto shows as evidence America's love affair with cars hasn't died.
GUEST COMMENTARY: Rami Sass
Protecting the promise of open-source code
Open-source software, with its clear advantages for developers, comes with its own set of security challenges for the auto industry.
COMMENTARY: Richard Truett
Automakers need to help dealers control tool costs
Our in-depth look at collision repair in the June issue of Fixed Ops Journal covered the problems dealers face competing in the body shop business. But what about the unnecessarily high cost of tools?
COMMENTARY: Michael Wayland
Function without the flair
The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado may set a new industry standard for engineering and ride. It's a smooth and nimble V-8 tjat os a joy to drive. However, the new truck lacks features and amenities -- particularly on the interior -- that are key for attracting younger and luxury buyers.
COMMENTARY: John Boesel
Fuel-economy retreat would be a lost economic opportunity
The Trump administration's proposal calling for freezing the standards at 2020 levels seems completely disconnected from what is happening in the industry.
COMMENTARY: Jonathan Smoke
A sizzling summer for vehicle prices
Used-vehicle prices are rising this summer, not declining as expected. What's going on?
Let's not make an exception
Automotive News Editor-In-Chief Keith Crain says granting a tariff exemption to GM for its China-made Buick Envision would be a bad idea
COMMENTARY: Ujj Nath
Your dealership's service department is moving -- to your customer's home
Fending off Amazon and other online competitors will require dealership service departments to work at customers' convenience, our guest columnist says.
COMMENTARY: Edward Niedermeyer
Tesla too closely tied to its troubled CEO
Tesla's story has been such a soap opera that it's hard to know which twists and turns are worth heeding. Tesla CEO Elon Musk's pathos-laden interview last week with The New York Times might seem like just another distraction, but it's probably as important as anything to do with Tesla's manufacturing or sales.
There will be lots of implications
Proposed new fuel economy standards may cause plenty of hand-wringing, but they offer greater choices to American consumers.
COMMENTARY: Jason S. Miller
U.S. administration's fuel efficiency plan would hurt industry, consumers
None of the diverse stakeholders that supported an Obama era program that sought to establish a single national emissions policy are supportive of the Trump administration's CAFE proposal.
Keep your eye on the used-car lot
As more and more cars come off short-term leases, there is a huge inventory of vehicles that is playing havoc with retailing.
COMMENTARY: Kristin Kolodge
Driver assistance systems a roadblock to AV adoption?
The J.D. Power 2018 Initial Quality Study marked the fifth year in a row that we have seen the industry improve. So all is good, right? Well, driver-assistance system problems increased 57 percent in 2017. And this year, the number of problems rose 17 percent. The industry has to get this right.
COMMENTARY: James B. Treece
Time to look back on a career
As I retire, the U.S. is in a trade war. How fitting. Trade disputes dominated much of my 42-year journalism career, including 32 on the auto beat.
COMMENTARY: Jason Stein
Like a 'comet across the sky': Brilliant, fast, 'then it's gone'
"This is either gonna be magic or tragic," AutoNation boss Mike Jackson tells our publisher, reflecting on his first meeting with Sergio Marchionne. Suspicion blossomed into an enduring friendship that ended too quickly.
COMMENTARY: Bradford Wernle
Star of the 2011 L.A. show, but a big failure at market research
A retired Automotive News reporter remembers the time Sergio Marchionne failed miserably in his audition as an entry-level market research intern.
COMMENTARY: Grace Macaluso
Windsor days were a 'high point' for Sergio
Sergio Marchionne, who pumped more than $1 billion into upgrading the FCA minivan plant in Windsor, Ontario, is credited as the area's economic savior. He wore his Canadian citizenship proudly.