FCA moves to lock down security codes
Fiat Chrysler is threatening serious repercussions to anyone who uses its internal DealerCONNECT software and provides outsiders with “key codes, radio codes and other anti-theft or security measures.”
Hyundai's S. Korean union overwhelmingly rejects wage dealHyundai's unionized workers in South Korea overwhelmingly voted down a tentative wage deal reached with the automaker, signaling more strikes and production losses at its biggest manufacturing base.
Marchionne says FCA approached by several suitors for Magneti MarelliUPDATED: 8/26/16 2:46 pm ET - adds comments Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been approached by several suitors for its components business Magneti Marelli, the carmaker's CEO said, without giving names or mentioning how many.
Mazda recalling 190,000 CX-7 vehicles in U.S.Mazda Motor Corp. will recall 190,000 of its CX-7 crossovers from model years 2007 to 2012 in the U.S. because of an issue that may cause a loss of steering control, U.S. safety regulators said today.
Google hires Airbnb exec to commercialize self-driving carsGoogle's self-driving car project took a step closer to market with the hire of a top executive from Airbnb, the online vacation home rental marketplace. Shaun Stewart is joining Google as a director of the self-driving car project, spokesman Johnny Luu said today.
GM joins White House initiative to address gender pay gap
General Motors, the first U.S. automaker to have a female CEO, is among more than two dozen companies that added their names to a White House pledge to study gender pay gaps among their employees.
Takata shortlists Daicel, KKR, Ningbo, others in rescue search, report saysUPDATED: 8/26/16 7:58 am ET - adds detail Takata has shortlisted six or seven companies, including a competitor and private-equity funds, as potential financial investors to bail out the Japanese supplier, people involved in the process told Reuters.
VW labor boss suggests taking stakes in suppliersVolkswagen Group should consider taking stakes in key suppliers after two parts makers brought production at six of the automakers factories in Germany to a standstill by refusing to deliver components, VW's labor boss said.
Bentley names new head of exterior designBentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanced exterior design leader at VW Group's ultraluxury brand.
Faurecia recasts interiors for self-driving cars
With self-driving cars expected on the road within three to five years, French supplier Faurecia is focusing on the cabin of future autonomous cars.
GM cleared in second lawsuit involving faulty ignition switchesUPDATED: 8/25/16 7:15 pm ET - adds details
A Texas jury on Thursday said a GM ignition switch was not to blame for a fatal 2011 crash, according to a statement from the company. The verdict in Harris County, Texas, is the second in favor of GM this year in a lawsuit over a recalled ignition switch that has been linked to nearly 400 injuries and deaths.