Time to rethink auto safety

I am looking forward to seeing how new Administrator Mark Rosekind reshapes the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. He has spent a great deal of time at the National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates transportation ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26

Week 1 down; now for Week 2

The car business is alive and well. The opening days of the North American International Auto Show last week in Detroit were a spectacular success. And I am pleased to say that the 39th Automotive News World Congress was also a hugely successful ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19

Everyone is in Detroit this week

It was just over 25 years ago that the Detroit auto show changed from a sleepy local event into the substantial international motor show that it is today. If you are a journalist, you don't dare miss this Motor City event. Auto executives from China ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12

Changes big and small ahead

Every year seems to bring changes big and small to the auto industry, and 2015 will be no different. There will be loads of changes on the dealer side this year. Franchise values are getting so high that many owners will be tempted to sell their ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5

Even the holidays are busy

Auto industry executives have gone home. Except for a few plants running overtime, the offices are dark. Most executives probably think the industry is sleeping. That couldn't be further from the truth. During the holidays, thousands of auto ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29

It's as if the recession didn't happen

It wasn't so long ago that the U.S. auto industry was on very shaky ground. There were two bankruptcies, the UAW was a shambles and even the strongest companies were worried about the future of this business. But there were lots of changes. General ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22

Big recalls are a dilemma for us all

You have a problem. A supplier sold you a part that you have just discovered is defective after installing millions of such parts into your cars and trucks. There aren't any more parts. The supplier went out of business. Meanwhile the defective ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15

Takata just doesn't get it

Takata has become the poster child for how to mishandle recalls and customers. Company executives seem to be stonewalling their automaker customers, then stonewalling federal regulators and, finally, stonewalling Congress. And I guess we'd have to ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8

Recalls: Dealers in the hot seat

Say you're a dealer. You have a new car on your lot and discover that the model has been recalled for a severe safety problem. Replacement parts are not yet available and may not be for months. Are you supposed to just park it in the back lot? You ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1

Where's HQ? It's like musical chairs

The music stopped, and Nissan and Infiniti moved to Franklin, Tenn. The music stops again, and Toyota is moving to Plano, Texas. Once more the music stops, and Cadillac is moving its headquarters from Detroit to the Big Apple. Once Toyota is gone, ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24

Want to buy a good, used crystal ball?

The scenario was clear: Constantly rising prices at the gas pump would encourage more and more people to switch to smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles. As corporate average fuel economy standards continued to march toward 54.5 mpg, the U.S. auto ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17

SEMA is still a 3-ring circus

Last week was the annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas to celebrate the automobile at the SEMA show. For years, the Specialty Equipment Market Association has bedazzled the automotive world with a trade show in Vegas. It is nothing short of breathtaking. ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10

Dealers? Yes. Franchisees? Not necessarily

There has been great debate lately in the retail business about whether the U.S. auto industry needs dealers. I believe strongly that the customer, who should be the driver of this conversation, needs a dealer to help with the multitude of ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2

The recall process must change

In recent days, we have learned that there are faulty airbags in millions of cars and that some have malfunctioned and killed or injured occupants. Some suggest that people should park affected vehicles until manufacturers have parts available to ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27

Something new at NADA

In January we're going to add a new wrinkle to the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in San Francisco. Automotive News is hosting its first annual Retail Forum -- a half-day conference focused exclusively on issues that matter to ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20

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