NAFTA negotiators aim for 'ambitious' start to talks

Negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the United States are aiming for an "ambitious" first round of trade talks, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday, as the countries try to fast-track a deal to modernize the 23-year-old pact by early next year.


Why the natural-gas car revolution sputtered out

The idea was nothing short of revolutionary: Convert the nation's millions of trucks, buses and other commercial vehicles to run on natural gas instead of gasoline and diesel.

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Subaru puts out the fire with record

Subaru avenges its flameout at this year's 24-hour Nurburgring endurance race by conquering the notoriously demanding track with a new record lap time.

COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Major changes in the wind

Whether you're manufacturing vehicles or supplying components or in the business of retailing automobiles, your world is about to change profoundly.

UPDATED: 8/4/17 11:14 am ET - adds details on earnings
As Silicon Valley talent war erupts, Toyota seeks techies at home

Salaries have soared in Silicon Valley for automotive technology experts thanks to the emergence of Uber and Tesla as serious rivals. That's why Toyota and other Japanese automakers are looking for engineers at home.

Bosch: Explaining autonomous to consumers will be critical

When it comes to consumers who are puzzled about mysterious new autonomous driving features, Robert Bosch has a plan: Show, don't tell. Bosch believes it is critical to show consumers what advanced new safety technologies will do for them to overcome future pushback, says Kay Stepper, vice president of automated driving for Bosch.

Racy films get very short run​

Wow, the stuff that goes on in the back seats of cars. Now a new chapter in this long, storied history of second-row steaminess in American automobiles.

Toyota's cloud city

Toyota's new connected-car unit lives apart from the automaker's massive North American headquarters in Plano, Texas. That's the way executives wanted it.

COMMENTARY: Krishnan M. Anantharaman
How the iPhone changed our industry

We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to acknowledge the profound influence this youthful product has had over the century-old auto industry.

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