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For Vinnie Johnson, a new game beckons

Ex-NBA star Vinnie Johnson's acquisition of Irvin Automotive Products could transform his privately held Piston Group into a major league auto industry supplier with a shot at supporting vehicle programs globally.

Change bearing down on rearview mirrors

IHS Markit predicts a surge in global production of panoramic rearview display cameras -- even though safety regulators are still undecided about them.


Chinese-funded EV startup buys tech firm headed by former Tesla exec

SF Motors, a California-based electric vehicle unit of China's Chongqing Sokon Industry Group, acquired an EV and battery tech firm headed by former Tesla executive Martin Eberhard for $33 million.

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Intel poised to roll out first batch of self-driving cars

Computer chipmaker Intel, which announced plans in August to build a fleet of 100 self-driving cars, is preparing to roll out its first batch of 25 units this year in California and Phoenix.

UPDATED: 10/16/17 2:01 pm ET - adds GM statement
Unifor ratifies contract at GM's Equinox plant in Canada; 86% of workers approve

Union workers at a GM plant in Ingersoll, Ont., have ratified a new contract, ending a four-week strike that threatened to pinch sales of the Chevrolet Equinox. A total of 86 percent of members who cast ballots favored the four-year deal, sending employees back to work at 7 p.m. ET Monday for early startup, according to the Unifor union.

Industry resigned to life without NAFTA

Automakers and suppliers are starting to envision a world without the North American Free Trade Agreement. Signs are growing that the Trump administration is determined to gut the 23-year-old deal.

PACE Awards announces 33 finalists

Thirty-three innovations from 27 component and technology suppliers around the world have been selected as finalists for the 2018 Automotive News PACE Awards.

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