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Rivals wary of Uber's latest ambitions
Feb. 25
Author: Shiraz Ahmed Katie Burke

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is spearheading an aggressive expansion into public transportation.

Bigger Subaru sales, bigger office building
Feb. 25
Author: Jack Walsworth

There's more going on at Subaru of America than record sales. It's finally moving to a bigger building in Camden, N.J.

Who's the world's best car salesman?
Feb. 25
Author: Jackie Charniga

Two supersalesmen, Joe Girard and Ali Reda, are contesting the title of most cars sold in a year. Here's a look at their stories and their selling styles.

Innovative minds help tech's dream come true
Feb. 24
Author: Michael Martinez

At Kenny Kent Toyota in Evansville, Austin Frazier, a 23-year-old with spina bifida, may be the dealership's most inspirational employee yet.

Stability at Sergio's house, a shakeup at Ford's Glass House
Feb. 24

Will Sergio's successor be a product, numbers or turnaround guru?; Pronouncing Marchionne can be maddening; Ford won't tolerate 'inappropriate behavior.'

Program to speed border crossing advances
Feb. 24
Author: Eric Kulisch

After testing the waters for more than a dozen years, authorities are gearing up to operationalize the concept of placing U.S. Customs officers on Canadian soil to clear shipments there, rather than at the U.S. port of entry.

Backers of V2V aren't waiting for a mandate
Feb. 24
Author: Shiraz Ahmed

Government groups and auto industry insiders are meeting up at conferences to talk about how to get this complicated tech out there.

First Shift: A break for Tesla faithful?
Feb. 23

Break for Tesla faithful?; GM said to mull Korea wage freeze, extension of Canada production cuts; Nissan robotaxi test; Mini output in China?; Losing incentive for incentives.

AutoNews Now: Geely chair Daimler's biggest solo shareholder
Feb. 23

Geely chair Daimler's biggest solo shareholder, Senators seek Daimler probe; Cashing in on car's data; VW's '18 outlook; Buick Envision gets family makeover; Mustang painted-pony promo.

VW preps r&d rules to ensure moral, ethical behavior
Feb. 23

VW will take steps to bring its academic research projects into line with moral standards, the carmaker said, seeking to demonstrate lessons learned from the latest diesel scandal aftershock.

VW settles diesel owner suit on eve of trial
Feb. 23

Volkswagen AG's U.S. unit on Friday resolved a lawsuit brought by a North Carolina man whose diesel emissions case was set to be the first to go to trial on Monday.

U.S. senators press Justice Department on Daimler emissions probe
Feb. 23

Two senators urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to thoroughly investigate Daimler after a media report alleged the automaker used potentially illegal software to pass diesel emissions tests.

GM Korea seeks to trim benefits, wages, letter says
Feb. 23

GM will propose a base wage freeze and no bonuses this year along with a suspension of some worker benefits at its money-losing South Korean unit to cut costs, according to an internal letter.

BMW will seek China production site for Mini EVs
Feb. 23

BMW said it plans to choose a production site in China for Mini electric cars after signing a letter of intent on a joint venture with Great Wall Motor Co.

Tesla expects to hit cap for federal tax credits in 2018
Feb. 23
Author: Katie Burke

Tesla said it will likely sell its 200,000th vehicle this year -- the volume cap at which the $7,500 federal tax incentive for electric vehicles begins to be phased out.

Nissan takes first stop on road to autonomous taxis with Easy Ride
Feb. 23

Nissan is taking its first steps to becoming an operator of autonomous vehicle services, hoping to break into a segment set to be dominated by Uber and other companies.

Chief of China's Geely builds $9 billion stake in Daimler
Feb. 23

Li Shufu, the chairman and main owner of Chinese carmaker Geely, has amassed a stake of 9.69 percent in Daimler AG, the German company said Friday. The stake, worth nearly $9 billion at the current market price for Daimler shares, makes Li the biggest single shareholder in the maker of Mercedes Benz cars, trucks and vans.

BMW to recall 11,700 cars after installing wrong engine software
Feb. 23

BMW said it would recall 11,700 cars to fix their engine management software after it discovered that the wrong programming had been installed on its 5- and 7-series models.

Self-driving cars with 'remote' drivers could test on Calif. roads in April
Feb. 23

Self-driving cars that back up their computerized system with a remote human operator instead of a fallback driver at the wheel could be tested on California roads as early as April.

Founder of Ford-owned Chariot out as CEO
Feb. 23
Author: Michael Martinez

Ali Vahabzadeh, who co-founded the Chariot shuttle service, will remain on its board of directors following an early February departure as CEO.

VW nearly doubled 2017 profit, tempers 2018 outlook on economy, diesel risks
Feb. 23

VW offered a cautious earnings and sales forecast for 2018 after nearly doubling profit last year -- helped by record sales of Audi and Porsche models and cost cuts at its VW brand.

GM to hire at Oshawa plant despite current production decline, Unifor says
Feb. 23
Author: John Irwin

GM Canada will likely hire fewer people than originally thought at its Oshawa assembly plant as a result of cutbacks in car production, a local Unifor official said.

Valeo second-half net income falls 24% on r&d push, U.S. tax charge
Feb. 23

Valeo's net income fell 24 percent in the second half of 2017 as the supplier faced adverse exchange rates and raw material prices, invested more into r&d and took a one-off tax charge.


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