BMW and Daimler may consider merging car-sharing units
German carmakers Daimler and BMW may be in talks to combine their car-sharing services Car2Go and DriveNow, the CEO of car rental company and DriveNow partner Sixt hinted.
Canada pushes back as NAFTA talks heat up
The Canadians may be characteristically polite as they carry out negotiations to amend NAFTA, but apparently they won't be pushovers.
GM thwarts plaintiffs' $1 billion accord with Old GM trust fund
GM thwarted a $15 million settlement between the company's bankruptcy trust and plaintiffs that would have forced the automaker to contribute $1 billion in stock, prompting claims of a secret plot.
Ford settles racial, sexual harassment probe for $10.1 million
Ford agreed to pay $10 million to settle sexual and racial harassment allegations by workers at two Chicago plants, resolving an investigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Hyundai plans long-range premium EV in strategic shift
Hyundai is placing electric vehicles at the center of its product strategy -- one that includes plans for a premium long-distance electric car.
VW to reveal more details on EV microbus, source says
VW brand CEO Herbert Diess is expected to announce on Saturday more details regarding the production of the battery-powered I.D. Buzz microbus slated to debut in 2022.
Fiat Chrysler is not an acquisition target, Dongfeng says
Dongfeng has no current plans to acquire all or part of FCA, Reuters reported. The company was one of several cited in an Automotive News report that said "a well-known Chinese automaker" had made an offer this month.
Roy Lunn, father of the Ford GT40, modern SUV, dies at 92
A mechanical and aeronautical engineer who led development of the first Jeep Cherokee and Ford's original GT40, Roy Lunn helped pioneer unitized bodies for SUVs to help meet fuel-economy requirements.
U.S. too slow to require rear seat belt warnings, lawsuit says
A new lawsuit accuses the federal government of being too slow to implement rules requiring that rear seat vehicle passengers be warned when they fail to buckle their seat belts.
Barra's role on Trump forum ends as group disbands
A group of business leaders and President Trump announced the disbandment of the president's Strategic and Policy Forum, which originally included GM CEO Mary Barra and more than a dozen other CEOs from several industries.
GM suspended Iacobelli following federal indictment, report says
GM suspended Alphons Iacobelli after federal officials accused him of being at the center of a multiyear, multimillion-dollar conspiracy while previously leading labor negotiations at FCA.
U.S. takes hard line as NAFTA talks kick off
The federal government isn't interested in incremental changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement and instead will pursue a major overhaul of the treaty that includes tighter rules of origin,
U.S. judge in Takata bankruptcy halts lawsuits vs. automakers for 90 days
A federal judge overseeing the bankruptcy of Takata's business in the United States halted lawsuits for 90 days against automakers brought by victims of its faulty airbag inflators.
Geely earnings double on cars co-developed with Volvo
Geely Automobile Holdings said that first-half profit more than doubled, scoring its fastest earnings growth in eight years as cars designed with Volvo won over domestic consumers.
Geely says it has no plan to buy FCA
Chinese carmaker Geely Automobile Holdings denied that it planned to make a takeover bid for Fiat Chrysler, following an Automotive News report this week that it was a potential suitor for the Italian company.
GM delisting from Toronto Stock Exchange
General Motors said it is voluntarily delisting from the Toronto Stock Exchange, due in part to “low trading volume."
Fiat Chrysler joins BMW, Intel self-driving alliance
Fiat Chrysler is joining the self-driving alliance led by BMW, Intel and Mobileye, becoming the second automaker in the year-old group to opt to partner in developing an autonomous driving platform. The alliance plans to put both Level 3 and Level 4/5 automated driving technology into production by 2021.
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.
Three-wheeler producer Elio Motors seeks to raise $100M
Three-wheel vehicle producer Elio Motors is seeking to raise $100 million -- and fast -- as the company seeks to shore up its deteriorating finances.
Profit-rich trucks may catch break in Trump auto review
A move under consideration by the Trump administration could ease tough fuel-efficiency standards set to take effect in 2021 on light trucks, the bulwark of US auto industry sales and profits.
Center for Auto Safety names Ditlow's successor
The Center for Auto Safety has appointed an official with a track record in federal government consumer protection agencies as its new executive director, the advocacy group said Tuesday