Automakers And Suppliers

Ford's Hinrichs says Trump tariffs make U.S. steel costliest in the world

A top Ford executive is escalating its criticism of the Trump administration's metals tariffs that the company has already said took a $1 billion bite out of profit.


Dissecting a Tesla

A consulting firm, Munro & Associates, analyzed the Tesla Model 3 with high praise for the technology in the electric car, but poor marks for the design and manufacturing process.

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UPDATED: 10/22/18 4:25 pm ET - new story
Ford will place next self-driving fleet in Washington, D.C.

Ford plans to make the nation's capital a pillar in its strategy to commercially deploy self-driving vehicles. Starting in the first quarter of 2019, the company will begin testing its autonomous-driving technology in Washington D.C.

Honda's V2X technology at a crossroads

Last November, the city of Marysville, Ohio, mounted four cameras above the traffic lights at an nondescript intersection as part of a pilot project with Honda. Residents thought it was a way to trap them with speeding tickets.

Dissecting a Tesla

A consulting firm, Munro & Associates, analyzed the Tesla Model 3 with high praise for the technology in the electric car, but poor marks for the design and manufacturing process.

The final say...

Manufacturing analyst Sandy Munro questions the need for 10,000 employees at Tesla's Fremont, Calif. plant.

UPDATED: 10/22/18 3:10 pm ET - corrected
Rivian ready to reveal first products in L.A.

The suburban Detroit electric-vehicle aspirant Rivian Automotive, spearheaded by a wonky car geek, MIT graduate RJ Scaringe, will show its first two models next month.

Fuel Sensor software a game changer

Summary: Magneti Marelli's software allowed any engine to use any combination of gasoline and ethanol, without requiring an expensive additional sensor.

In with the new (but keep the old)

Automakers are usually all about what's new -- new product, new technology, new brand image. But they're also pragmatic businesses willing to milk profits out of vehicles overdue for a refresh.


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