Information Technology

VIDEO: First Shift: GM robotaxi plan: No driver needed

8:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2018

GM seeks to deploy robotaxis without driver controls; FCA shifting Ram HD from Mexico to Mich., plans U.S. worker bonuses; U.S. mpg hits record high; Daimler's 3-word answer.... Read More »

Lotus CEO sees SUV coming with help from new stakeholder Geely

Jan. 12, 2018 06:01 CET

Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales explained to Automotive News Europe why he's confident that the sports-car maker is ready to enter the premium SUV sector.... Read More »

Toyota will increase its big bet on hybrids in Europe

Jan. 12, 2018 06:01 CET

Toyota's big bet on hybrids is paying off in Europe, where customers are looking for an alternative to diesels. One way the automaker hopes to increase hybrid sales is by making them more powerful, Toyota Europe CEO Johan van Zyl explained to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

U.S. vehicle fuel economy hits record 24.7 mpg, EPA says

1:36 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2018

The fuel economy of new U.S. cars and trucks hit a record 24.7 mpg in the 2016 model year, a government report said.... Read More »

Porsche to develop EV supercar platform

Jan. 11, 2018 06:01 CET

Porsche will develop a platform for electric sports cars and supercars that may also be used by Audi and Lamborghini. The architecture will be parent VW Group's third purpose-built platform for full-electric cars.... Read More »

Faurecia, Accenture launch digital services partnership

Jan. 11, 2018 09:27 CET

Faurecia has turned to business consultant and services provider Accenture to help it bring new technologies to market faster, with the two companies agreeing to a five-year collaboration to create a "digital services factory."... Read More »

400 deaths a day force India to take car safety seriously

7:38 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2018

In India, more than 150,000 people are killed each year in traffic accidents. The government is attempting to curb the carnage caused by everything from speeding two-wheelers to cars not equipped with airbags.... Read More »

Auto industry's to-do list for the electrified, self-driving future

Jan. 10, 2018 10:34 CET

The car industry now faces its biggest technological transformation since the automobile was invented more than a century ago, with self-driving systems, electric cars and ride-sharing initiatives at the center of this revolution.... Read More »

Mini freshens hardtops, convertible for 2019

9:10 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2018

The freshened 2019 Mini hardtops and convertible go on sale this spring. A new 6.5-inch instrument panel display is standard with a new 8.8-inch touchscreen display available.... Read More »

Hyundai plans over-the-air updates for vehicles as soon as late 2019

10:09 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2018

Hyundai's partnership with Cisco has yielded an in-car connectivity system that will enable the carmaker to increase the speed and amount of video, sensor and telematics data flowing into and around the vehicle.... Read More »

Google brings voice assistant to speaker screens and more cars

4:06 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2018

Google made a rare appearance at the CES in Las Vegas to announce versions of its digital assistant for speakers with screens and cars.... Read More »

Amazon's Alexa voice assistant coming to Toyota's cars this year

3:44 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2018

Amazon's Alexa voice-activated virtual assistant will be added to some Toyota and Lexus vehicles this year, advancing Amazon's ambitions to expand its beyond the home.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford aims to take back streets, with tech

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2018

At CES: Ford's vision for cities, Stein's tech takeaways, Intel reveals autonomous car, Aptiv, Lyft to continue ride-hailing test on Strip, Visteon view; Continental mulls an overhaul.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Sights and sounds of CES

8:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2018

Sights and sounds of CES: Hyundai's fuel-cell Nexo, Kia Niro EV, Toyota tech meets Pizza Hut, New from Baidu, Google; March reveal for medium-duty Silverado; GM beats inventory goal.... Read More »

VW, BMW, Nissan will use Mobileye tech in autonomous vehicles

Jan. 9, 2018 10:29 CET

VW, BMW and Nissan, will use autonomous vehicle technology from Intel's unit Mobileye to crowdsource data in 2 million vehicles, allowing them to build maps to enable self-driving capabilities.... Read More »

Innovators shift F&I retailing to the Web

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018

Digital innovators Drive Motors, Roadster and AutoGravity are reshaping the way consumers shop for vehicle financing and F&I products. And they say dealers and lenders are poised to benefit.... Read More »

Kia hints at electric Niro, readies autonomous push

7:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018

Kia is hinting at plans for an all-electric Niro with a range of 238 miles. The electric version would bring further diversity to the Niro subcompact crossover lineup.... Read More »

Gentex takes equity stake in smart home startup

1:59 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018

In an effort to meld vehicles with smart home devices, supplier Gentex has taken an equity stake in smart home technology startup Yonomi.... Read More »

Visteon CEO makes big bet on autonomous vehicle tech

8:21 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018

Visteon CEO Sachin Lawande is betting the supplier's future on a single vision. Visteon at CES is unveiling DriveCore, a sort of central command for electronics and software for autonomous cars.... Read More »

VW, Uber to use Nvidia tech for self-driving cars

Jan. 8, 2018 09:49 CET

Volkswagen and Uber will use Nvidia's artificial intelligence expertise to help bring self-driving cars to the roads, with VW deploying the chipmaker's technology to develop a co-pilot system for autonomous vehicles.... Read More »

Hyundai's next-gen fuel cell showcase

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018

Hyundai, which leapfrogged rivals Honda and Toyota in offering a hydrogen-powered vehicle to the American public in 2014, is ready for another leap: a next-generation fuel cell vehicle to be introduced on Monday at CES in Las Vegas.... Read More »

Willow Run now magnet for industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018

Willow Run, on the outskirts of Detroit, turned out Chevrolets, Kaisers, transmissions and even B-24 Liberators before being abandoned. Now, the site could pull future-generation auto industry development back to Michigan.... Read More »

BorgWarner leaves autonomous to the others

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018

BorgWarner made the strategic decision to let other companies figure out autonomous driving and connected vehicles. Its reasoning? No matter what, cars will always need propulsion.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

How Magna plans to meet industry shift to EVs and self-driving cars

Jan. 7, 2018 06:01 CET

Magna Chief Technology Officer Swamy Kotagiri detailed how the supplier is preparing for electric and autonomous cars and shared his thoughts on what Silicon Valley companies are learning as they become more involved in the auto industry.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan set up $200 million fund to tap startups, report says

Jan. 6, 2018 06:01 CET

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance is pooling $200 million in a new mobility tech fund, Reuters reported, in the latest move by automakers to adapt to rapid industry change by investing in startups.... Read More »

 
Will Mercedes' G class get juiced?

Amy Wilson
9:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14 2018

image
Mercedes could make an electric variant of its iconic G-class SUV, Dieter Zetsche seemed to imply in ...
 Read More ›

PSA develops possible Renault Twizy rival

Peter Sigal
4:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2018

image
PSA's latest effort in the field of mobility services is a plug-in hybrid three-wheeled scooter that ...
 Read More ›

PSA should sell UK Vauxhall plant to Jaguar Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
3:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2018

image
A second round of job cuts shows PSA is struggling with the viability of its newly acquired Ellesmer ...
 Read More ›

Qoros' new owner plans to be China's Tesla

Yang Jian
5:13 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2018

image
Dozens of Chinese EV startups have sought to become the Chinese answer to Tesla, but none of them ha ...
 Read More ›

How Nissan, NASA will help you park in the future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3 2018

image
Nissan has turned to NASA to help it with what could be a challenging task in the future: remotely p ...
 Read More ›

Supplier CEO who loves his front-row seat to industry's transformation

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29 2017

image
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors CEO Johannes Roters is energized by the megatrends that are changing the industry because he remembers a time when things were a bit stagnant. ...
 Read More ›

Nissan tackles tech overload in autonomous car

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 23 2017

image
Nissan's latest test car for autonomous driving has 39 devices to achieve 360-degree sensing. The automaker knows that number needs to be slashed. ...
 Read More ›

Conti exec learns when art tops science

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22 2017

image
Continental's head of startups got some excellent advice after he was put in charge of the supplier's new entrepreneurial unit. ...
 Read More ›

PSA got a bargain with Opel, former GM Europe boss says

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19 2017

image
PSA got a "good deal" when it bought General Motors' European operations, Opel/Vauxhall, says Nick R ...
 Read More ›

Rising Stars finish year with a flourish

Douglas A. Bolduc
1:36 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2017

image
Three members of Automotive News Europe's Rising Stars family are finishing the year on high notes, putting themselves and their companies in position for future success. ...
 Read More ›

Newsletters & Alerts
  • Sample
  • Sample
  • Sample
  • Sample
image
Kia, VW are winners as Russia sales rise 12% in 2017
Kia and VW brand were the top gainers in Russia last year as the country's new-car market rebounded ...
 Read More ›
image
Western European registrations fell 5% in December
Western European registrations fell 5 percent in December, which had two fewer selling days than a y ...
 Read More ›
image
UK sales drop most since recession on Brexit, diesel fears
UK registrations fell nearly 6 percent in 2017 in their biggest annual slide since the global recess ...
 Read More ›
image
Spain's 2017 sales get big boost from discounting
Spanish new-car sales rose nearly 8 percent last year, although dealers said the increase was helped ...
 Read More ›
image
German sales rose nearly 3% in 2017 as diesel demand plunged
German new-car sales rose nearly 3 percent last year but fell 1 percent in December on fewer selling ...
 Read More ›
image
Renault, Lada, Hyundai-Kia poised to gain from Russia's new stability
Russia's strengthening auto market is good news for automakers such as Renault-Nissan and its Russia ...
 Read More ›
image
Incentives push Italy's 2017 sales to eight-year high
Italian new-car sales rose nearly 8 percent in 2017 as incentives helped push demand to its highest ...
 Read More ›
image
EVs and hybrids accounted for more than half of Norway's new-car sales in 2017
Sales of electrified cars exceeded half of new registrations in Norway in 2017, a record aided by ge ...
 Read More ›
image
French 2017 sales rise nearly 5% but diesel share falls below 50%
French registrations rose by nearly 5 percent in 2017, led by increases of more than 10 percent at S ...
 Read More ›
image
European car sales rise 6%, helped by extra selling day
European registrations rose 6 percent in November, helped by an extra selling day, with Peugeot, Toy ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
 Read More ›
image
Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
 Read More ›
image
EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
 Read More ›
image
Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
 Read More ›
image
SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
 Read More ›
Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
 Read More ›
image
Rolls-Royce sales chief Knight leaves automaker
Rolls-Royce said its sales and marketing director, Fintan Knight, has left the company to pursue oth ...
 Read More ›
image
Industry veteran Norman tasked with Vauxhall turnaround
PSA named industry veteran Stephen Norman to lead its UK Vauxhall brand, just days after the automak ...
 Read More ›
image
PSA promotes Germany boss Chopelin to lead global sales and marketing
PSA promoted its Germany boss, Alberic Chopelin, to head global sales and marketing operations, incl ...
 Read More ›
image
VW brand accelerates push to be EV leader with new e-mobility division
VW brand is creating an e-mobility division as it seeks to be the leader in mass-market electric car ...
 Read More ›
image
VW taps Skoda's UK boss to lead U.S. sales
VW of America has tapped Skoda's UK boss Duncan Movassaghi to take over sales operations for the VW brand in the U.S. ...
 Read More ›
image
VW brand loses U.S. sales chief amid sales decline
Ron Stach, who has headed U.S. sales for the VW brand for nearly two years, has left the automaker. ...
 Read More ›
image
BMW names former Mini boss Goller as new China chief
BMW named former Mini boss Jochen Goller as its new head of China operations. ...
 Read More ›
image
PSA replaces China chief amid sales slump
PSA named new chiefs for its China and Latin America regions as part of a management shuffle. The mo ...
 Read More ›
image
Gestamp elevates CFO Pena to CEO
Spanish metal parts supplier Gestamp said it named Francisco Lopez Pena as CEO. ...
 Read More ›
image
Renault's Le Vot will run Nissan North America
Nissan tapped Denis Le Vot of Renault to serve as chairman of Nissan North America. He will succeed Jose Munoz as Nissan's top North American leader. ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
Citroen sees C3 Aircross luring minivan loyalists
Citroen says the C3 Aircross will stand out from rivals in the subcompact SUV segment with its expre ...
 Read More ›
image
VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
 Read More ›
image
Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
 Read More ›
image
BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
 Read More ›
image
Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
 Read More ›
image
Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
 Read More ›
image
Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
 Read More ›
image
Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
 Read More ›
image
'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
 Read More ›