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How Infiniti climbed quality chart

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2015
The entire auto industry got a little bit better on quality this year, but few brands jumped in the rankings of a closely watched survey the way Infiniti did.

BMW begins tests of fuel-cell car developed with Toyota

6:45 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2015
BMW will test a vehicle powered by hydrogen fuel cells -- developed with Toyota -- for the first time on public roads this month as the German automaker looks to expand clean-car offerings after rolling out the battery-powered i3 in 2013.

Japanese automakers to subsidize hydrogen station operating costs

6:25 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2015
Toyota, Nissan and Honda plan to help cover the cost of operating hydrogen stations in the country to popularize cars powered by fuel cells.

Ford builds in Silicon Valley -- and talent comes

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Ford's Silicon Valley research center is helping the automaker attract employees with different backgrounds and perspectives than it usually gets at...

Leaf to get a big boost in driving range

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Nissan, fighting falling sales of its Leaf electric vehicle, plans a midcycle update as early as August that aims to deliver a big boost in the EV's...

Chasing Jetta, Chevy equips Cruze with a new turbodiesel

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Chevrolet isn't just sticking with a diesel offering on the next-generation Cruze - it's talking tough about challenging Volkswagen for passenger-car...

Chevy pulls ahead timetable for Bolt EV

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
General Motors has accelerated development of the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle as the automaker tries to have the first mainstream brand with a...

GM tweaks Colorado, Canyon turbodiesel for cold weather

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Because diesel engines can get cranky in cold weather, General Motors engineers have redesigned several key components in the 2.

In CASE you missed it, here's the future of the car business in a word

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Consulting firm AlixPartners has taken a shot at creating some shorthand to describe the coming investment crunch faced by automakers.

'The Future' is now: Lexus will test hoverboard

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
It's been 30 years since the first Back to the Future movie was released, and Marty McFly only hopped on a hoverboard to evade his pursuers in the...

Passing a big rig? Don't sweat it, Samsung says

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Passing an 18-wheeler on a two-lane road is pretty harrowing.

Jaguar r&d chief shuns driverless cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2015
Jaguar Land Rover will never make a driverless car, r&d boss Wolfgang Epple said. “We don't consider customers cargo.

Delphi, Google deny report saying self-driving cars nearly collided

10:00 pm U.S. ET | June 25, 2015
Delphi Automotive and Google denied a report by Reuters that their self-driving prototype cars had a close call on a Silicon Valley street earlier...

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Should driverless cars make life-or-death decisions?

7:31 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2015
The gearheads have mostly figured out how to build driverless vehicles.

Google starts road tests of new self-driving car prototypes

2:26 pm U.S. ET | June 25, 2015
Google said it had started testing the latest prototypes of its self-driving cars on Mountain View, Calif., roads, with safety drivers aboard.

GM readies wireless downloads of new features

12:11 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2015
GM is preparing to roll out vehicle technology that allows new features to be downloaded wirelessly, the company's head of global product development...

Chevy makes next Cruze longer, lower, lighter

7:00 pm U.S. ET | June 24, 2015
The next-generation Chevrolet Cruze will be lighter, larger and packed with connected-car technology and safety features, a bid by Chevy to solidify...

ZF to invest $71M in Mich. tech center

3:54 pm U.S. ET | June 24, 2015
German auto supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG plans to spend more than $71 million and add 571 jobs by expanding its technical center in suburban...

Lexus builds functional hoverboard prototype

11:23 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2015
Toyota is heading back to the future. The Lexus brand has actually built a working model of a hoverboard. It's real, but not for sale. Yet.

Tech race will strain automakers, report says

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2015
Automakers face enormous pressure on profit margins as technology and connectivity demands grow and car sales slow in markets such as the U.S.

Denso sees 15-year wait for self-driving car

3:30 pm U.S. ET | June 23, 2015
The technology to make cars fully autonomous probably won't be established until at least 2030, according to Toyota's largest supplier.

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