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Ford to make EV technology patents available to rivals

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2015
Ford is following Tesla Motors in opening up hundreds of patents on electric-car technology to competitors in a move aimed at accelerating development of electrified vehicles.

GM makes big bet on smartphone integration

3:00 pm U.S. ET | May 27, 2015
General Motors will offer Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay on more than a dozen Chevrolet vehicles for the 2016 model year, the industry's biggest bet yet on dashboard displays that mimic smartphones.

 
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Ford recalls 423,000 vehicles for power-steering issue

10:55 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2015
Ford today said it is recalling nearly 423,000 sedans and crossovers for a power-steering problem that federal regulators have been investigating...

Ex-GM engineer Ray DeGiorgio to be deposed in ignition-switch lawsuit

3:58 pm U.S. ET | May 27, 2015
Former General Motors engineer Ray DeGiorgio will be deposed in June in the class-action filed by consumers against the automaker over the faulty...

Lamborghini to build SUV in Italy; launch planned for 2018

10:35 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2015
Lamborghini will produce its new SUV in Italy, with the model due to enter the market in 2018.

New Mich. group wants to take driverless-car mantle from Silicon Valley

7:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2015
Detroit put the world on wheels and should be the place that takes the driver out of the driver's seat, according to a coalition of Michigan business...

Toyota remains most valuable car brand despite airbag recalls

4:25 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2015
Toyota kept its title as the most valuable car brand in 2015 despite recent airbag recalls denting its worth, according to a study that ranks the top...

Apple exec calls car 'ultimate mobile device'

2:35 pm U.S. ET | May 27, 2015
A senior Apple executive said developing a car would be the "ultimate mobile device" when asked about new products at a technology conference today.

GM president rebuffs Marchionne's merger talk

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2015
General Motors sees no need to merge with another automaker to maintain profitability, the company's president, Dan Ammann, said.

Valeo expects higher sales, profits this year

6:05 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2015
Valeo CEO Jacques Aschenbroich reiterated that the supplier's sales in 2015 will outpace growth in global markets.

House panel sets hearing on Takata recalls

3:19 pm U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
A House of Representatives panel has called a June 2 hearing to probe the Takata airbag recalls that last week mushroomed to cover 34 million...

GM unveils $1.2 billion investment plan for Indiana pickup plant

1:15 pm U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
GM will invest $1.2 billion to improve the Indiana plant where it makes full-size pickups. The investment, part of the $5.

NGK says 2 execs retired before price-fixing indictments

2:38 pm U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
Two former executives with Japanese supplier NGK Spark Plug had retired before they were indicted Thursday on a charge of conspiring to fix prices of...

Audi expects in-car electronics to become as valuable as horsepower

6:29 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
Audi expects that electronics and digital features will become just as important as sheer horsepower for global automakers as they brace for a...

Auto industry's $23 billion investment in Mexico may face snarls at ports

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
Carmakers from Nissan to Mazda are churning out record numbers of vehicles in Mexico destined for consumers abroad, but some executives are worried...

Hyundai wins race to offer Android Auto

8:00 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
Hyundai has become the first car company to offer Google's new Android Auto interface by launching it in the 2015 Sonata.

Lamborghini set to announce Italian production for new SUV, report says

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
Lamborghini is set to announce Wednesday that it will build a new SUV in Italy, sources said.

Supplier EFI Automotive opens N.A. headquarters in Alabama

5:05 pm U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
French supplier EFI Automotive opened its first North American headquarters, in Elkmont, Ala., after spending $2.

Ford's Turkish unit halts output as labor dispute resumes

2:56 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
The Turkish unit of Ford suspended operations at one of its plants after a week-long labor dispute flared up again.

Volvo begins shipping Chinese-built S60 sedans to U.S.

5:16 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2015
Volvo started exporting S60 sedans to the United States from its plant in Chengdu, China.

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