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KEITH CRAIN

Volvo is either very smart, or very dumb

Volvo is betting big on electrified vehicles. Time will tell how it fares.

KRISHNAN M. ANANTHARAMAN

How the iPhone changed our industry

We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to acknowledge the profound influence this youthful product has had over the century-old auto industry.

BETSY ATKINS

What boardrooms can learn from Uber's woes

While Uber's woes make the news, they can also serve as a spark for making the support and advancement of women in your company a boardroom mission.

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COMMENTARY: Krishnan M. Anantharaman
How the iPhone changed our industry

We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to acknowledge the profound influence this youthful product has had over the century-old auto industry.

COMMENTARY: Nick Gibbs
Goodwood is now Britain's auto show

The Goodwood Festival of Speed, held last weekend in England, has taken over from where Britain's formal auto show left off in 2008 after losing support from automakers.

COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Tech: Will consumers care?

In the next few years the auto industry will throw a lot of new technology at customers. Whether consumers accept or reject this technology will have tremendous influence on engineering.

COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Whose fault is it anyway?

We are heading into a lot of uncharted waters with autonomous vehicles. Should we be worried about Big Brother?

COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
A self-fulfilling prophecy

Right now it is being whispered: The recession is coming, the recession is coming. It may be a good time to take a look at your operation and see about cutting the fat.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Chris Bryant
The auto industry is losing its head over Uber

Sergio Marchionne gets right to the point when it comes to one of the big trends sweeping the auto business: “Contrary to what some of my colleagues believe, we are not in the mobility business."

COMMENTARY: Michael Wayland
A tale of two shareholders meetings

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of mobility, it was the age of Wall Street foolishness ...

COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Makeover mania won't go away

It does not make sense why all dealerships of a certain brand have to look the same like McDonald's, Keith Crain writes.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Richard Hell Daniel Partsch
Rethinking quality in the digital age

Without proper safeguards, the sophisticated components of autonomous systems could become the Achilles’ heel of next-generation vehicle design.

COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Mr. President, you are wrong

President Donald Trump has been making a lot of noise criticizing Germany and German auto manufacturers for all the cars they sell in the U.S. He is wrong.

COMMENTARY: Jason Stein
After Fields, is anyone safe?

Mark Fields managed the F-150 pickup transformation, repositioned the Lincoln brand, restored European profits, renegotiated labor agreements and started a movement to the world of mobility. That he was fired begs the question: Is anyone safe?

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