Opinion

KEITH CRAIN

Watch out for off-lease cars

We are flooding the market with low-mileage used vehicles with warranties that could throw a monkey wrench into the new-car marketplace.

NICK BUNKLEY

Tesla surpassing GM? Only on Wall Street

It's important to remember how irrelevant Wall Street's arbitrary measure of a company's value is on every other street in America, where you're far more likely to see a GM vehicle in the driveway than a Tesla.

JASON STEIN

China's storyline keeps getting rewritten

Ride-sharing is taking over in Shanghai, Publisher Jason Stein writes. But it's not the kind of ride-sharing you're thinking of.

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The new whiz kids: High school engineering students are cool -- finally

With billions being invested in developing self-driving vehicles and stricter fuel economy and emissions targets still ahead, the need for computer programmers and engineers continues to increase. An annual robotics competition among elementary and high school students has succeeded not only in making science and technology cool, it has changed young lives and is providing a future pool of engineering recruits.

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Dealers, accessorize!

Many dealerships are letting a huge amount of profit drive off their lot, a reader writes.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Love that kiosk

A reader raves about Ford's Smart Service Kiosk.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Which decade?

A reader says a historical photo in February's Fixed Ops Journal is dated from the 1950s, not the 1940s.

COMMENTARY: Luca Ciferri
Could Tavares cut one of PSA's brands?

How will PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares manage to streamline his enlarged brand portfolio now that Citroen, Peugeot and Opel/Vauxhall all compete in Europe's saturated volume car market?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Shift to self-driving, mobility underway

While the National Automobile Dealers Association and most of the dealer body want to ignore the elephant in the room, the self-driving movement is well on its way.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Self-driving tech must put safety first

Given the almost unlimited capability of the new technology, why can't it be used for a worthwhile purpose, such as reducing our obscene traffic fatality rate?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Trump editorial more like a lecture

As a 30-year-plus fan of Automotive News, a car industry buff and a distributor to automobile components manufacturers, I have one simple request: Kindly keep raw political bias off your editorial page.

COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Watch out for off-lease cars

We are flooding the market with low-mileage used vehicles with warranties that could throw a monkey wrench into the new-car marketplace.

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It’s time to refocus incentives

Dealer-factory relations have always been uneasy in the auto industry, but a relentless fixation on new-vehicle volumes is creating fresh tensions.

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Brilliantly quick service

A reader calls Nurse Chevrolet-Cadillac's oil change service "brilliant" and questions AutoNation's president.

COMMENTARY: Nick Bunkley
Tesla surpassing GM? Only on Wall Street

It's important to remember how irrelevant Wall Street's arbitrary measure of a company's value is on every other street in America, where you're far more likely to see a GM vehicle in the driveway than a Tesla.

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