Apple to use VW self-driving vans for employees

Apple and Volkswagen struck a deal that let the technology giant equip VW vans with self-driving technology to transport Apple employees between offices, according to a person familiar with the matter.

UPDATED: 5/23/18 9:42 pm ET - adds details
U.S. launches probe to weigh tariffs on car, truck imports

The Trump administration started an investigation into whether car and light-truck imports threaten national security, a move that could lead to new U.S. tariffs on foreign vehicles similar to those proposed for imported steel and aluminum in March.

COMMENTARY: James B. Treece
Got any leads on that profit statement?

Providing sales leads to dealerships is hardly new. Third-party companies have done it for years, if not decades. But first-quarter earnings statements from four publicly traded lead providers — TrueCar, CarGurus, and AutoWeb — read at times like statements from Internet startups.

At ultra high end, it's build-it-yourself

Given the sheer amount of eye-popping colors, rare materials and the ability to hand-pick how a vehicle looks, feels and drives, a customer is right at home by making it their own.

Genesis changes its mind on retail network -- again

Genesis General Manager Erwin Raphael told Hyundai's dealer council last week that the opportunity to sell the brand would now be offered to all Hyundai dealers in the United States -- a complete shift from the brand's previous thinking.

UPDATED: 5/1/18 5:52 pm ET - new story
Ford shifts U.S. sales leaders following departures

Ford appointed marketing executive Andrew Frick to replace Dianne Craig as director of sales in the United States while naming Craig to fill a void created by the sudden departure of two top executives at the FordDirect joint venture with dealers.

UPDATED: 5/1/18 10:14 am ET - corrected
JM Family Enterprises names Burns as CEO

JM Family Enterprises has named Brent Burns as its new CEO, effective July 1, with current CEO Colin Brown to remain chairman of the diversified concern.

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