Automakers

Elena Ford named chief customer experience officer

Elena Ford, great-great-granddaughter of Henry Ford, will become Ford Motor's chief customer experience officer as of Nov. 1, the automaker said.


CEO fallout: Not picked? I quit

Daimler CFO Bodo Uebber this month announced he will leave the company after Ola Kallenius was chosen as the next CEO.

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The tension rises at Ford

Ford has had a tough time getting others to understand and gain confidence in the early stages of CEO Jim Hackett's companywide restructuring, and salaried workers are now wondering about their future with the company as cuts loom.

Porsche retailers brace for EV era

Porsche faces a future in which its signature engines are replaced by electric motors. The automaker's retailers are suiting up for the challenge.

Can Keogh repeat his Audi success?

In taking control of parent Volkswagen and its namesake marque across North America, Scott Keogh again faces a struggle to lift a German brand.

Keep your secret plans to yourself

Rolls-Royce debuted its new Privacy Suite at the Chengdu auto show in China recently. It's a partition meant to soundproof its passenger area from the driver's compartment.

Next-level game of keeping up with the Joneses?

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have new rides that might get some attention if a second U.S.-North Korea summit is held. Kim now has a Rolls-Royce. Trump has a new Cadillac.

Volvo shifts safety strategy for self-driving future

Volvo, with a bevy of new tools to ensure passenger safety, is shifting its safety strategy from passenger protection to accident prediction and avoidance, says the director of the Swedish carmaker's Car Safety Center.

New Audi boss Del Rosso a familiar face

Mark Del Rosso won't need any introductions to his dealer network when he becomes president of Audi of America on Dec. 1. They already know who he is and what he can do.

New-gen 3 series: "I'm a BMW!"

A roundup of buff-book reaction to what may have been the most important launch at the Paris auto show -- the redesigned BMW 3 series

The plan behind Mobis' fake city

South Korean supplier Hyundai Mobis Co., determined to catch up on self-driving technology, invested $300 million to equip its new proving grounds with multiple test tracks, including an intelligent transportation system course and what it calls the world's longest tunnel-testing area.


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