China's tax break will sting later

SHANGHAI -- Old habits die hard. Beijing just can't control the urge to intervene in the domestic auto industry. On Oct. 1, the central government slashed the purchase tax on small cars to 5 percent from 10 percent. The tax cut is intended to boost ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26

Anticipate change, then innovate

What triggers change? Does impending disaster spark innovation? Or does a disruptive idea prompt fundamental change? Automotive News PACE Awards judges are often asked what creates innovation. After 22 years of evaluating business models, judges ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19

Reader reaction

The Aug. 31 story of Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne's renewed pitch to merge with General Motors sparked a huge response from our audience. Here's a sampling of comments posted on "This is not about saving FCA but more to do with ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7

Why autonomous cars should drive the way we do

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Imagine for a moment the comfort of having your car driven for you by a finely tuned, meticulously programmed computer, while you relax in the passenger seat, reading a novel, doing the crossword puzzle or taking in the scenery ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24

China's currency move a setback, not a calamity

Auto stocks weren't immune from the shock waves that roiled the world's stock markets after China devalued the yuan by more than 4 percent over a three-day period last week. Shares of Daimler, Volkswagen and BMW -- companies that are heavily ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17

Takata apology is a sign that accountability is new normal

The recent apology of CEO Shigehisa Takada to those killed or injured by Takata Corp.'s faulty airbag inflators signals the end of an era. A half century ago, Detroit was the world's auto capital, home of U.S. automakers, suppliers and industry- ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3

Thinking outside the customers' box

Innovation drives the automotive industry. But what drives innovation? I get that question all the time in the Automotive News PACE Awards Program, now in its 22nd year, where independent judges study companies that commercialize innovative products ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27

The connected car will get better with age

DETROIT -- In the 1990s, America Online helped to bring the dull desktop personal computer to life, offering ordinary people their first taste of Internet connectivity. And with its incessant stream of upgrade CD-ROMs in the mail, it also accustomed ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22

Raise recall repair rates to prevent deaths, injuries

Our first meeting was a little awkward, taking place just moments before we both testified before a U.S. Senate committee investigating deaths and injuries from rupturing Takata airbag inflators. One of us was injured by an inflator in a car ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2

Why can't dealers shake the shady rep?

Auto dealers are pillars of their communities. They sponsor Little League teams. They fund scholarships for disadvantaged children. They donate vehicles to first responders. They pay their taxes and fly big flags. So why do so many consumers leave ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2

China dealers fight back as stock piles up

SHANGHAI -- The China Automobile Dealers Association has been a weak and loose organization. Its main job was to produce an annual list of China's top 100 dealerships and to hold a few national conferences for dealers. But it is not feckless anymore. ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26

'Hive mind' could help cars expect the unexpected

LAS VEGAS -- Perhaps the key obstacle to the adoption of self-driving cars is fear of the unexpected -- a road encounter with an unfamiliar object that the vehicle's computer can't classify and thus can't anticipate. But what if each autonomous car ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12

In D.C., Takata finds no friends, just cross hairs

Years from now, automotive historians will agree that Takata Corp.'s fate in the U.S. was sealed during a congressional hearing on Dec. 3, 2014. One hour into the hearing, Rep. Billy Long, R-Mo., leaned toward his microphone, stared at the witness ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15

Poached from BMW, Diess in position for VW CEO job

Volkswagen's decision to poach BMW product development chief Herbert Diess to run its flagship VW brand puts the 56-year-old manager in the pole position to succeed Martin Winterkorn as head of what could soon be the world's largest automaker. ... 12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15

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