Talent pool tops supplier concerns
Supplier executives say the drive toward electrification and autonomous vehicles is going to change nearly every aspect of their businesses.
Barra celebrates Cruise AV, renovated HQ space with employees
General Motors CEO Mary Barra marked the completion of the latest renovation project at the company's world headquarters in Detroit with employees by publicly showing GM's newest self-driving vehicle.
Waymo chief pops up at Detroit show with Chrysler Pacifica tester
Even though self-driving-car company and Google spinoff Waymo didn't make any news in Detroit this week, CEO John Krafcik showed up at Cobo Center in a self-driving Chrysler Pacifica.
Bangle untangles his design language
Chris Bangle knows you think his new car design is out there. That's the point.
Mazda sees Skyactiv-X as base for electrification
Mazda's North American chief said Skyactiv-X will be an "important base engine to add electrification" to the Mazda lineup.
Subscription plan expands Porsche's reach
The Porsche Passport subscription plan being piloted in Atlanta is bringing new and younger customers to the Porsche brand at rates beyond expectation.
Audi's Keogh: Electric apocalypse can be a bonanza
Although not normally a contrarian, Audi of America President Scott Keogh says a coming age of electrified and autonomous connected cars won't be the end of the world for auto dealerships.
Adient expands into aircraft seating with Boeing JV
Boeing is moving into making aircraft seats to try to reduce costly delays to deliveries by plane manufacturers, forming a joint venture with car seating leader Adient.
Quick spin: Daily mobility news for 1.17.18
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Subaru invests $2 million in American Center for Mobility in Mich.
The American Center for Mobility secured $2 million in funding from Subaru of America, the suburban Detroit autonomous vehicle testing site said at the Detroit auto show.
Automakers put on a show in Detroit as policy storms loom in D.C.
New models soaked up the spotlight at the Detroit auto show this week but policy decisions coming from Washington in 2018 may do more to determine the future health of the industry.
Ghosn hints he may leave Renault CEO role
Carlos Ghosn opened the door to stepping down as Renault CEO, as he focuses on the Franco-Japanese alliance he built with Nissan and Mitsubishi. Renault is said to be searching for a successor who could take on a more operational role - with people who work at Renault or who once worked at the automaker as the top candidates.
VW Group's 2017 sales rose 4% to 10.7 million on recovering Russia, Brazil
VW AG's global deliveries rose more than 4 percent last year as the recovering markets of Russia and Brazil helped to offset weak demand in western Europe.
Renault-Nissan will split up various management roles, Ghosn says
Renault-Nissan will split up management roles between those dealing with strategic matters and those handling more operational affairs, said Renault boss Carlos Ghosn.
Mercedes plans more SUVs
Mercedes will respond to growing demand for SUVs by expanding its lineup with more models, most likely in the fast-growing compact segment.
Hackett almost didn't take Ford CEO job, suggested someone else for role
When Jim Hackett was offered the position as CEO of Ford last May, he almost declined. "I needed time with my family and a deep moment to think about it," he said.
Cadillac projects record global sales in 2018
Project Pinnacle, Cadillac's overhaul of dealership operations, is working as designed and is expected to help the brand reach record global sales in 2018, according to Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen.
Infiniti will go mostly electric by 2021, Nissan CEO says
All new Infiniti models launched after 2021 will either be all-electric vehicles or will rely on Nissan's new range-extender electric motor-powered technology called ePower, Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa said.
Mercedes expects 25% of sales will go online by 2025
Mercedes-Benz estimates that 25 percent of its new- and used-vehicle sales will be completed online by 2025, sales chief Britta Seeger says.
Ford expects autonomy, mobility to take $300M bite out of 2017 earnings
Ford expects its investment on mobility and autonomous vehicles to reduce its 2017 earnings by $300 million, providing a breakout of its investments in the future for the first time. Despite that hit, Ford said 2017 preliminary net income grew 70 percent due in large part to a much lower effective tax rate.
BlackBerry exec warns against cybersecurity 'Band-Aid'
Automakers and suppliers must make enhancing cybersecurity a key focus if the connected, autonomous vehicles of the future are to be safe, the president of BlackBerry Technology Solutions said.