Automakers And Suppliers

Ford makes coming back to work easier

Ford last fall launched the Career Re-Entry Program, which offers six-month assignments in product development, information technology and manufacturing jobs. It's available to workers who have been without a job for at least two years because of family developments, military deployments, moves or other life changes.


Musk's boardroom buddy raises investor hackles at Tesla

He's appeared at a Tesla product unveiling and a SpaceX launch while his boardroom chairs have sat empty. Now, Steve Jurvetson is surfacing as the central figure in a debate over Tesla's governance.

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Ford makes coming back to work easier

Ford last fall launched the Career Re-Entry Program, which offers six-month assignments in product development, information technology and manufacturing jobs. It's available to workers who have been without a job for at least two years because of family developments, military deployments, moves or other life changes.

Supplier's quest for a better lug nut

Fastener and metal component supplier MacLean-Fogg overhauled its entire concept of invention, implementing new design-thinking processes to spur everyday innovation.

Ford exec remembers his IndyCar season

Early in his engineering career at Ford, product development and purchasing boss Hau Thai-Tang was embedded with Newman/Haas Racing for the 1993 IndyCar season. Here's what he learned.

UPDATED: 5/18/18 10:29 am ET - corrected
GM will equip big '19 pickups with I-4 turbo in mpg battle vs. Ford, Ram

GM is doubling the number of engines available on the retooled 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, including a new four-cylinder turbocharged engine that can run on two cylinders to increase fuel economy. The 2.7-liter, I-4 turbo is a milestone for the company and industry.

UPDATED: May 18 17:15 CET - adds details, comment
Mercedes to make compact EV in France

Daimler plans to invest $589 million into its plant in Hambach, France, to start producing a compact electric car for Mercedes. The new car, which will be part of Mercedes' EQ electric subbrand, will be built alongside the battery-powered Smart ForTwo.

VW takes Touareg upscale with high-tech features

VW has packed its new Touareg with the latest high-tech equipment available, including thermal imaging, a head-up display projected directly onto the windshield, and a fully digital cockpit with two large screens, making the SUV the brand's most advanced model to date.

VW brand to skip 2018 Paris auto show

A spokesman for VW's French operations said that other Volkswagen Group brands -- Audi, Porsche, Skoda and Seat -- are still scheduled to attend the October show.


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