Ford's Hinrichs on Trump, EPA and the year ahead
Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of the Americas; Joy Falotico, Ford Motor Credit CEO; and Stephen Odell, Ford's global marketing, sales and service chief, met with Automotive News' editorial staff earlier this week for a wide-ranging discussion about the business.
Detroit wants to maintain control of technological advances
Detroit is willing to let Silicon Valley into the car, but it’s not ready to hand over the keys. Automakers and suppliers said today that while the technology coming from the West Coast has been key to industry advancement, traditional companies still will control the fate of future vehicles.
Average U.S. fuel economy holds steady in November
The average fuel economy for new cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. remained unchanged in November as an increasing number of light trucks were sold in comparison to cars, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute said today.
U.S. seeks to expedite Takata airbag replacementsUPDATED: 12/9/16 4:25 pm ET - adds more details
The U.S. Department of Transportation today said it will press the auto industry to accelerate the pace of replacements for defective Takata airbag inflators and signaled a likely widening of the industry's largest ever recall.
Fiat Chrysler plans to reveal full electric Pacifica at CES, report says
Fiat Chrysler plans to reveal a fully electric vehicle based on the Chrysler Pacifica minivan at CES in Las Vegas next month as the carmaker moves to get in step with the industry’s shift toward electric vehicles, people familiar with the plans told Bloomberg.
Former Mitsubishi plant in Ill. may house startup automaker
The former Mitsubishi assembly plant in Normal, Ill., soon could be purchased by little-known startup automotive firm Rivian Automotive. Rivian is in discussions to buy the plant, which was shuttered in May, and invest up to $175 million in it by 2024 and create 500 jobs by 2021, the state said.
Michigan governor signs bill allowing self-driving cars on public roadsUPDATED: 12/9/16 12:30 pm ET - adds GM statement
Ex-Ford boss Mulally in mix for secretary of state, Trump adviser says
President-elect Donald Trump's short list for secretary of state has grown, with former Ford CEO Alan Mulally now under consideration for the job as the nation's top diplomat, a top adviser said today.
Ford leads automakers in patents for first time
Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Daimler will become 2016's biggest luxury automaker, Zetsche says
Daimler will become the biggest and most profitable luxury carmaker this year, CEO Dieter Zetsche said. Achieving the target would put Mercedes back on top for the first time since 2005 when it lost the sales crown to BMW.