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DAVID SEDGWICK

Why there's a need for protocol on self-driving car accidents

As fleets of robo-taxis start mixing on public roads with cars, motorcycles and pedestrians, accidents will be inevitable -- and so will be the need for a process to deal with them.

NICK GIBBS

Not much stock in UK joining NAFTA

Could the post-Brexit UK join NAFTA? There's talk about it across the pond, but don't count on it.

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The VW Scirocco is dead (again)

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How GM forced Unifor to stand down

It isn't what Unifor's leadership was hoping for, but the new four-year labor contract at CAMI Assembly in Ontario is as good as they were going to get.

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Factory, dealers can work better together

My sons, Mark and Franklin, and I are standing on my father's and grandfather's shoulders, not only in terms of the business, but the values we try to bring to our work and our relationships.

Best deal: Everybody wins

At the Best Dealerships To Work For, the cry "I got a great deal!" comes from the employees who know they have a sweet deal from their employers. It's a win-win.

COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Are they betting the farm?

Despite the red flags -- and there are more than a few -- car companies are pursuing electrification. This even without a market to support their efforts and investments.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Whose fault? Not the dealer’s

When the manufacturer seeks to solve their market challenges almost exclusively by demanding major and significant adjustments to retailer policies and procedures, then disappointing results truly are “never the fault of the dealer.”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Cadillac House is not so Cadillac

I’ve been following Cadillac for 15 years and note that sales for 2017 will be below 2014, so I need not ask what all the "Cadillac House" buzz has done for sales.

COMMENTARY: Jesse Snyder
A post-storm lesson in working smart

Houstonians and other Texans simply skipped the traditional post-hurricane sales lull and rushed to dealerships to replace flooded-out rides in September, sparking 2017's first monthly U.S. auto sales gain.

BLOG: Christiaan Hetzner
How Mercedes turned a 'crazy' idea into gold

A little more than 20 years ago, the Mercedes W163 rolled off the assembly line at the company's U.S. plant, launching the M class. It was a risky experiment that continues to pay big dividends.

BLOG: Lindsay Chappell
An open letter to Sir James Dyson

Dear Sir James: We heard you intend to spend $2.7 billion to enter the electric car business. I'd like to urge you to save your money.

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