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Mitsubishi Electric aspires to be one-stop shop

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018

A new CEO wants to leverage the supplier's strength in everything from semiconductors to communications.... Read More »

Hyundai Mobis taps first non-Korean leader to drive autonomous investment

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018

South Korean supplier Hyundai Mobis wants to leapfrog from fast follower to leader in autonomous driving technologies by 2025, and is preparing to infuse its division with more expertise and money.... Read More »

Q&A: JEFF ZURASKI

Nexteer maps large-scale shift to steer-by-wire

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018

Nexteer Automotive's new suite of autonomous-driving technologies promotes steer-by-wire in various applications. Jeff Zuraski, executive director for Nexteer, spoke with News Editor Lindsay Chappell about the outlook.... Read More »

New CAFE targets won't slow pace on engine r&d

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 15, 2018

The Trump administration may be intent on lowering fuel economy standards for 2022-2025 model year vehicles, but automakers said last week that it won't slow the pace of their research and development to make internal combustion engines more efficient.... Read More »

NHTSA seeks information on asphyxiation death in Honda Odyssey

5:14 pm U.S. ET | April 13, 2018

NHTSA has reached out to local authorities and Honda to learn more about the death of a Ohio high school student who died of asphyxiation after getting trapped in a Honda Odyssey minivan.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: A push for single, higher fuel octane level

8:00 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2018

Why some are pushing for single, higher octane level; VW's Diess vows faster decisions; Trump: No NAFTA timeline; NTSB kicks Tesla off probe; Actor Wahlberg backs distraction fight.... Read More »

Magna Steyr to engineer EV architecture for BAIC

April 13, 2018 10:37 CET

Magna Steyr will develop a next-generation EV architecture for state-owned Chinese automaker BAIC.... Read More »

NTSB kicks Tesla off crash probe for violating disclosure pledge

11:50 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2018

The NTSB stripped Tesla's role in an investigation of a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles, saying the company failed to abide by an agreement not to disclose information during the probe.... Read More »

Tesla draws rebuke for blaming Autopilot death on Model X driver

7:02 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2018

Consumer-safety advocates and autonomous-vehicle experts criticized Tesla for issuing another statement about the death of a customer that pinned the blame on driver inattentiveness.... Read More »

Musk, NTSB chief talk after spat over fatal crash probe

6:00 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2018

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and a top federal transportation safety investigator spoke over the weekend to patch things up after testy exchanges related to the investigation of a fatal crash.... Read More »

Germany ready to back EV battery makers, minister says

April 10, 2018 06:01 CET

The German government is ready to offer support to the makers of EV batteries, the country's economy minister said, adding that one possibility might be to exempt manufacturers from some energy levies.... Read More »

California: Emissions deal with EPA could be doable

7:19 pm U.S. ET | April 10, 2018

California's top air-quality regulator sees hope for a deal with the Trump administration over fuel economy and emissions standards -- so long as Washington doesn't try to steamroll the state.... Read More »

GLYNNA CHRISTIAN

BLOG: Autonomous cars and the new legal landscape of transportation

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 10, 2018

Discussions about autonomous vehicles have to-date been largely theoretical, but soon we're going to have cars operating on American roads that don't have steering wheels, pedals or any human control.... Read More »

FIRST IN A 3-PART SERIES

Can auto subscriptions be the next big thing?

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2018

The way consumers choose their next car might have more in common with Netflix than the traditional retail system that's defined the automotive industry for more than a century.... Read More »

14 suppliers snag PACE Awards as new-era technology stands out

9:00 pm U.S. ET | April 9, 2018

Breaking new technologies for autonomous, connected and electrified vehicles dominated the 2018 Automotive News PACE Awards Monday night, as 14 suppliers were recognized for moving the industry forward.... Read More »

Experts: Education key to safe use of Autopilot

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2018

Critics say drivers are unaware of the limitations of driver assistance systems such as Tesla's Autopilot.... Read More »

TomTom bets on the future of autonomous driving

April 9, 2018 09:30 CET

Self-driving cars may not be on the road anytime soon, but that isn't stopping Dutch navigation device maker TomTom from investing in high-definition maps needed when autonomous driving becomes the norm.... Read More »

Keep your eyes on the road, hands off the doughnuts

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2018

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. And oh, are we ever distracted while driving, as several studies have found.... Read More »

Nissan steps up hunt for more partnerships

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2018

As the "control tower" for Nissan's latest mid-term plan, Catherine Perez is open for ideas in the automaker's hunt for high-tech technology partnerships.... Read More »

Honda cultivates new partners in Silicon Valley

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2018

To return to its scrappy roots, Honda is looking outside for new technologies in connectivity, robotics and automated driving.... Read More »

Nissan enters former radioactive zone for battery recycling venture

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2018

Nissan has opened a first-of-its-kind processing center in a plant that was abandoned by the previous owner when the region became a radioactive no-go zone following Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster.... Read More »

Ford recalls 2018 big pickups, SUVs for transmission glitch, rollaway risk

10:45 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2018

Ford issued a recall for about 347,000 2018 model year F-series pickups and Expedition SUVs with 10-speed automatic transmissions for a potentially unseated transmission gear shift cable clip.... Read More »

Porsche invests in Israeli artificial intelligence startup

April 5, 2018 10:03 CET

Porsche has bought a minority stake in Tel Aviv-based tech company Anagog. The startup develops artificial intelligence software and has also attracted investment from Daimler.... Read More »

U.S. judge clears $850 million Takata restitution plan

1:24 pm U.S. ET | April 4, 2018

A federal judge in Michigan greenlighted a plan on Tuesday to dole out $850 million to automakers from Takata's restitution fund, court documents show.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Risk of diesel bans force automakers to ditch or defend CO2-crucial powertrain

April 4, 2018 06:01 CET

The European auto industry faces a huge problem as consumer fears and the possibility of city bans threaten the future of diesel engines. After investing heavily in the technology, automakers must now decide whether to defend or abandon diesel cars.... Read More »

 
Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23 2018

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The Chinese government will phase out restrictions on foreign ownership of joint ventures with domes ...
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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

Wesley Wren
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12 2018

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Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, ...
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Bangle's quest to ban banality

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2018

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Former BMW chief designer Chris Bangle has strong feelings about the future of car design. He believ ...
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New ZF CEO is bullish about plug-in hybrid sector

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2018

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New ZF CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider says plug-in hybrid will be a "great technology for the next 10 to ...
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BMW, Mercedes win with diesels in Korea

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16 2018

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It's only been a couple of weeks since the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang concluded, but for tw ...
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Why Israel is winning with autonomous cars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14 2018

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Israel is establishing itself as a major automotive player because of a willingness to continually challenge ideas, a top executive said. ...
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Alpine, Fiat, Volvo find subtle ways to show national pride

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9 2018

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The pride that Europe's automakers have for their homelands was on display this week at the Geneva a ...
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Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge
Mercedes brand retained its lead as China's top-selling luxury brand so far this year despite a surg ...
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Nissan, Ford, Fiat among losers as Europe sales fall 5%
Nissan, Ford and Fiat brand saw their European sales decline steeply in March as industrywide regist ...
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W. Europe sales drop 6% on falling UK, German demand
Western European car sales fell 6 percent in March, weighed down by falling demand in the UK, German ...
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Russia sales forecast to increase 10% in 2018
Russia's sales are forecast to grow 10 percent this year as the market recovers faster than expected ...
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Spain sales rise 2% despite accelerating diesel slump
New-car sales in Spain rose 2 percent in March, despite a big drop in diesel registrations and two f ...
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Italy sales fall 6% amid political uncertainty
New-car sales in Italy fell 6 percent in March, partly hit by customers postponing purchases as poli ...
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UK sales slump 16% as diesel demand plunges
Demand for new diesel cars in Britain plunged by more than a third in March, pushing down total regi ...
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German market falls 3% as diesel decline accelerates
Registrations in Germany fell 3 percent in March with the decline in diesel-car sales accelerating a ...
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Volvo, Seat show strong gains as French sales rise 2%
French new-car sales increased 2.2 percent in March with Volvo, Seat, Kia and Hyundai recording stro ...
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Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai make big gains in Spain as sales rise 13%
Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai and Dacia were among the big winners as Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent i ...
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
Automakers in Europe are continuing to invest in sedans even though the body style has been losing c ...
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
Automakers such as Hyundai, Ford, Kia and Seat are experimenting with new compact-car body styles in ...
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
A two-year slump in the demand for premium large SUVs in Europe is expected to end in 2019 as BMW an ...
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla' ...
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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GM replaces Cadillac chief de Nysschen
GM, seeking an accelerated turnaround at its flagship luxury brand, appointed Steve Carlisle preside ...
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Renault shuffles Dacia, AvtoVAZ bosses
Renault has shuffled the leadership of its Dacia and Lada subsidiaries, appointing Antoine Doucerain ...
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Kia Europe names Herrera new COO
Kia Europe has appointed the head of its Spanish operations, Emilio Herrera, to the position of chie ...
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Bugatti names former Lambo exec as sales chief
Bugatti has named Christian Mastro, a former executive at Lamborghini, as its new sales and marketin ...
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VW names its top U.S. engineer to head new division
VW Group has picked Matthias Erb to lead a newly created interdisciplinary division that spans devel ...
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JLR lures Renault's Alpine boss to head its performance unit
Jaguar Land Rover has appointed Michael van der Sande, the head of Renault's sporty Alpine brand, to ...
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PSA creates new electric vehicle unit
PSA has created a new electric vehicle business unit as it prepares to launch electrified versions o ...
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Rolls-Royce appoints BMW Group veteran as sales chief
Rolls-Royce has appointed veteran BMW Group executive and current head of Mini in China, Henrik Wilh ...
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Nissan names de Ficchy new Europe boss
Nissan has picked finance expert Gianluca de Ficchy to lead its automotive business in Europe. ...
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Autoliv will get new CEO after electronics business spinoff
Autoliv CEO Jan Carlson will become head of the supplier's electronics business, Veoneer. ...
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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly
Hyundai hopes more advanced safety and comfort features, better styling and a more refined interior ...
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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers
BMW's is aiming its all-new X2 at young and young-at-heart customers.The X2 is a sporty variant of t ...
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With the 720S, McLaren makes a more practical supercar
McLaren has added practical features to its 720S supercar in response to research that showed that m ...
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Nissan Leaf gets big tech, range upgrades
Nissan is counting on its sleeker, more technologically advanced, longer-range Leaf electric car to ...
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Mitsubishi expands reach in compact SUV sector with Eclipse Cross
The arrival of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact crossover gives the automaker three models that ...
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Jaguar expects to lure new customers with E-Pace
Jaguar sees the new E-Pace SUV as a conquest vehicle for the brand, with 80 percent of buyers new to ...
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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
PSA says the DS 7 Crossback will stand out from the competition because of its focus on technology, ...
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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of it ...
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Suppliers to the new Porsche 718 Cayman
Assembly of the third-generation Porsche Cayman began in July 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group’ ...
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Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
Assembly of the fifth-generation Nissan Micra began in December 2016 at alliance partner RenaultR ...
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Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30
Assembly of the third-generation Hyundai i30 began in December 2016 at Hyundai's plant in Nosovice, ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
Assembly of the third-generation Ope/Vauxhall Insignia began in March 2016 at the automaker's plant ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford GT
Assembly of the second-generation Ford GT began in October 2016 at Ford's plant in Markham, Canada. ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A5
Assembly of the second-generation Audi A5 began in June 2016 at the Volkswagen Group subsidiary's pl ...
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Suppliers to the new Honda Civic
Assembly of the 10th-generation Honda Civic began in July 2016 in at Honda's plant in Swindon, Engla ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta
Assembly of the seventh-generation Ford Fiesta began in May 2017 in at Ford's plant in Cologne, Germ ...
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Suppliers to the new Citroen C3
Assembly of the third-generation Citroen C3 began in September 2016 in at PSA's plant in Trnava, Slo ...
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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turk ...
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