People will still want personal cars

Everyone respects Bob Lutz, but I am disappointed that he is adding his personal credibility to projections of the death of the car.

Newbies fall short on manufacturing

The problem with Bob Lutz’s bleak outlook for the automotive community is that whether vehicles are autonomous or human-driven, they still need to be manufactured.


'Industry' series is just what we need

I would like to commend the entire Automotive News team for “Redesigning the Industry”.

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Tesla: A distraction from desperation?

Few companies can propose to take on both Freightliner and Ferrari in one night. But the dollars-and-sense business of automaking remains a deep and daily challenge for Tesla.

How critical is the EV tax credit?

Salespeople would be sad to see the federal tax credit on plug-in electric vehicles disappear. But they're not so sure it's necessary to keep customers interested in EVs.

Infiniti plays with power

Nissan engineers have succeeded in commercializing variable compression engine technology for the new Infiniti QX50.

GM maps route to profitable EVs

The ambitious forecasts suggest that GM has surmounted some of the cost hurdles that make electric vehicles difficult to sell at prices that are affordable to consumers and profitable to the manufacturer. But other big challenges remain.

NAFTA defense strategies face political pitfalls

The business community may have some options in trying to save the North American Free Trade Agreement from potential termination at the hands of President Donald Trump. But they are neither clear nor easy.

Dude, where's my flying car?

After a century of failed efforts to make vehicles that can soar above gridlocked traffic, the idea that such contraptions are "just around the corner" might not be so far-fetched.

Sign of the 'Times'

The New York Times devoted its Nov. 12 Sunday magazine to the future of cars — self-driving cars — and the outsized impact they'll likely have on society.

At Bosch, to err can be divine

Bosch wants to stimulate creative new ideas for the coming era of autonomous vehicles. To get there, it's willing to accept a few unsuccessful efforts.

A century of promises

Here's just a taste of a century's worth of unfulfilled flying-car promises. A few are fictional, but every one of them is a promise of a future that as yet hasn't come to be.

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Mexico, Canada shun U.S. demands for higher auto content under NAFTA

Divisions over updating NAFTA showed no sign of easing on Sunday as Mexico and Canada signaled they would not offer counterproposals to American demands for far stronger automotive content rules, Reuters reported, citing people with knowledge of the talks.

Ghosn's ace for growth: Suppliers

Carlos Ghosn has big visions for the growth of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. And to make it happen, he knows he must lean on parts suppliers like never before.

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