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Bill Ford to serve as company's voice

The executive shuffle gives the great-grandson of Henry Ford his first operational responsibilities outside of his board position since 2006.


Gestamp opens r&d center near Detroit

Spanish-owned Gestamp North America, a metal parts supplier, opened its first r&d facility in the US in suburban Detroit.

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When the minivan gets too quiet

If a central challenge of autonomous vehicles is easing the tedium of driving, it's the same challenge facing the developers of the modern minivan.


Turning auto plants into WALL-E worlds

While Elon Musk has laid out a futuristic vision of car factories staffed by robots, the legacy auto industry is quietly putting a version of that vision into motion.


VW's clean vehicle push has shortcomings, Calif. says

California regulators say VW's spending plan on clean vehicle infrastructure has shortcomings and lacks details on how the program, Electrify America, will help disadvantaged communities as well as promote hydrogen fuel cells.

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GM accused in lawsuit of using VW-like defeat devices

GM was accused of putting defeat devices in its trucks to beat emissions tests, the sixth carmaker linked to diesel cheating since 2015, when VW admitted to installing software to bypass pollution rules.

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