Volkswagen chairman won't rule out outsider as next CEO
Volkswagen's supervisory board does not rule out doing away with a custom under which the automaker's top executive must be a company veteran, Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch said.
Bentley CEO to step down, report says
Bentley Motors CEO Wolfgang Duerheimer is planning to step down and will be replaced by Adrian Hallmark, currently head of strategy at British rival Jaguar Land Rover, a German magazine reported Friday.
Uber stripped of license to operate in London
Unions, lawmakers and cab drivers have blasted Uber over working conditions and Transport of London said the Silicon Valley technology giant was not fit and proper to hold a private vehicle license.
Upgrade to a self-driving car in two years
Some investors are hyperventilating over Tesla, Google is making new friends and a puppy grabs headlines (yes, a puppy).
California sets demands for emissions talks with automakers, White House
California may reopen discussions on its greenhouse gas limits for cars and trucks for 2025, so long as automakers and the Trump administration embrace significantly tougher targets the state is seeking for later years.
How EVs could create the biggest disruption since the iPhone
With a little help from ride-hailing and self-driving technology, electric cars could be poised to shake up the auto industry as dramatically as Apple's iPhone did to the mobile phone world 10 years ago.
Daimler, BYD plan new EVs for China
Daimler and BYD plan to expand their cooperation in China to bring new electric models to market under the Denza brand. Currently Denza sells just one model.
Employee meetings with CEO aim to soften VW's image
VW aims to overcome a reputation as a secretive and autocratic company by introducing a "Meeting Mueller" program which allows employees to pose questions directly to the CEO. Matthias Mueller hints VW is working on new responsibilities for the board and that the company will use fewer consultants and rely on internal expertise.
U.S. to tackle 'challenging' issues in next round of NAFTA talks
The United States will present new text proposals and begin to weigh into thornier issues -- such as rules of origin -- of the North American Free Trade Agreement in the third round of negotiations.
Strike at Chevy Equinox plant pinches GM powertrain output
General Motors is reducing production at powertrain factories in Canada and the U.S. as a result of a strike at the Chevrolet Equinox plant in Ontario, now in its fourth day.
Fiat Chrysler recalls 50,000 Pacificas for seat belt issue
FCA is scheduled to recall 50,000 Pacifica minivans following a report that "extreme handling maneuvers" could cause a second-row seat belt to unbuckle.
GM invited to resume negotiations with striking Canadian union
The union representing 2,500 striking workers at GM Canada's CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont., says it has invited management to get talks rolling again in hopes of reaching a settlement.
Daimler plans $1B investment in Ala. to build EQ electric utility vehicles
Daimler AG is investing an additional $1 billion in its U.S. factory in Vance, Ala., expanding the 20-year-old site to build fully electric utility vehicles under its EQ subbrand along with their battery packs.
Daimler joins rush to add more North American auto plants
U.S. automakers are facing mounting pressure amid slowing demand in the country, as Asian and European automakers aggressively ramp up vehicle production in North America, including a new investment by Daimler.
Best self-driving tech going nowhere as rules stall under Trump
The technology that gives cars superpowers to see around corners and through walls won't be on the first self-driving rides hitting the road in the next few years.
Ford expands use of augmented reality for design
Ford is hoping to speed up vehicle design time and supplement traditional techniques like clay modeling with a new-age technology: augmented reality.
Self-driving startup Quanergy explores IPO, report says
Quanergy Systems could be the first initial public offering to emerge from a fleet of autonomous driving technology companies, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
PSA will launch EV versions of Peugeot 208, 2008 and DS 3 Crossback
PSA will launch full-electric versions of its Peugeot 208 and DS 3 Crossback cars in 2019. The Peugeot 2008 will get an EV option in 2020.
Volvo, taking aim at Lexus, BMW and Audi, packs XC40 with firsts
Volvo breaks new ground with the XC40, its first model in the fast-growing premium compact crossover segment that will challenge the Lexus NX, BMW X3 and Audi Q3. It's Volvo's first model with inductive charging for mobile phones and the first to offer a car-sharing option.
Tesla, AMD partner to develop chip for autonomous cars
Tesla is working with Advanced Micro Devices to develop its own artificial intelligence chip for self-driving cars, CNBC reported, citing a source familiar with the matter.
Fake charity was tied to UAW-FCA scam, prosecutors say
Federal prosecutors seized $292,000 funds they allege were laundered through a fake hospice center in connection to corruption scandal by UAW and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles executives.