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Mobility business could make room for everyone

12:46 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2017

In a future filled with mobility services and self-driving vehicles, some executives say there will be room for everyone. Mary Lou Jepsen, a board member at Lear and Silicon Valley veteran, said the transition to new automotive technologies will be more cooperative than competitive.... Read More »

EPA locks in 2025 fuel efficiency rules

9:59 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2017

EPA chief Gina McCarthy finalized a determination that the landmark fuel efficiency rules instituted by President Barack Obama should be locked in through 2025, a bid to maintain a key part of his administration's climate legacy.... Read More »

U.S. fuel economy inched lower in December, report says

10:20 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2017

The average fuel economy of new cars and light trucks sold in the United States in December was 24.9 mpg, down 0.1 mpg from November, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute said in its report this week.... Read More »

Nissan picks UK for first European on-road autonomous car tests

Jan. 13, 2017 16:01 CET

Nissan will conduct its first European real-world trials of self-driving cars in London, choosing Britain just months after it said it would build two new models in the country despite concerns over Brexit.... Read More »

Takata to plead guilty, pay victims and automakers in $1 billion deal, reports say

1:50 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2017

Takata is expected to agree to plead guilty to fraud charges Friday as part of a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. Justice Department to resolve the government's investigation into deadly air bag ruptures, sources said.... Read More »

Ford expands Takata airbag recall, now affects 3 million vehicles

11:22 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2017

Ford will recall about 816,000 vehicles as it widened previous actions affecting models with Takata airbags.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: An 'interesting' time at Ford

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2017

An 'interesting' time at Ford; Honda's Mendel sounds alarm on long loans, fleet sales, spiffs; Uber view on autonomy; Border-tax idea called 'troubling.'... Read More »

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Uber tech efforts focused on easing 'surge pricing'

5:54 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2017

Uber's Sherif Marakby said a key reason for deploying self-driving vehicles is to reduce costs to consumers during peak demand times.... Read More »

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Suppliers compelled to think simpler

5:31 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2017

While it may seem counterintuitive, connected, self-driving vehicles are forcing suppliers to simplify their components.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Bill Ford on the new 'arms race'

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2017

Bill Ford on new 'arms race' and soft side of autonomy; Why Bentley's big on plug-ins; Daimler's focus on beautiful, sexy EVs; A close-up look at new F-150; VW pleads guilty.... Read More »

Chao hits no roadblocks in confirmation hearing for DOT chief

2:57 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2017

Donald Trump's choice to run the Transportation Department, Elaine Chao, defended the president-elect's $1 trillion infrastructure plan as a "bold vision" in an overwhelmingly friendly Senate confirmation hearing. But she declined to take positions on the regulation of developing technology such as autonomous vehicles.... Read More »

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Collaboration, flexibility key to auto industry future, experts say

2:49 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2017

Three industry executives tasked with inventing the world of tomorrow say they grapple with the immediate challenges on the road ahead.... Read More »

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Detroit should build its own innovation hub, iPhone co-creator says

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2017

Tony Fadell, iPhone co-creator and Detroit area native who upended the mobile phone industry, has a message for Detroit: Don't move to Silicon Valley.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan's 'big, hairy, audacious goals'

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2017

Nissan's Munoz on unhappy dealers and 'big, hairy, audacious goals'; NADA exec decries 'trust-killers'; Rosekind's tip for next NHTSA boss; Audi, video games and self-driving cars.... Read More »

BMW, VW, Daimler, Ford hope to catch Tesla with faster EV chargers

Jan. 11, 2017 11:26 CET

BMW, VW, Daimler and Ford have begun talks with partners to build a network of ultra-fast charging stations in Europe that can charge vehicles in minutes rather than hours as they look to break Tesla's stranglehold on the EV market.... Read More »

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

How Waymo decided to go driverless

6:22 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

John Krafcik, head of what used to be Google's self-driving project, said the company's approach to automation was determined after observing how drivers responded to advanced driver assist technologies.... Read More »

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Rosekind credits auto industry for collaboration on safety

5:07 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

Mark Rosekind, looking back on his two-year tenure as head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, credited the auto industry for being open to the agency's aggressive efforts to create a more proactive approach to safety.... Read More »

2017 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Ford Motor wants to change the world -- again

9:08 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

More than a century after Henry Ford put the world on wheels, his great-grandson, Bill Ford, is attempting to reinvent mobility. Ford's executive chairman is moving Ford beyond selling cars and trucks to investing heavily in mobility services like ride-sharing.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Chinese concept crossover, sporty VW

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

In Detroit: A Chinese concept crossover and a sportier VW Atlas; Volvo's long-distance delivery; Waymo's way of slashing costs; How Mercedes beat BMW?; Biden visits Chevy.... Read More »

Tesla taps Apple engineer for Autopilot software

7:52 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

Electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc. has hired a key Apple Inc. software engineer to oversee its Autopilot self-driving software efforts, Tesla said in a blog post Tuesday.... Read More »

Denso to open r&d lab at University of Michigan

3:24 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

Toyota-affiliated supplier Denso International America Inc. is opening a new r&d lab at the University of Michigan, the supplier said Tuesday at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

Magna says ultralight automotive door cuts weight by 42.5%

11:13 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

Magna International created a vehicle door that is almost half the weight of the average door, the supplier said Monday at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

AutoMobili-D serves as bellwether for new mobility technology

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

The auto industry, as technology makes transportation more accessible, is drawing new entrants to the market with pie-in-the-sky plans to save the world.... Read More »

Ford executive says Smart Mobility unit guards against downturn

10:28 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

The head of Ford's newly created Smart Mobility subsidiary says its investments and expansion into ride-sharing and other services will help the automaker guard against the next economic downturn.... Read More »

Infiniti to showcase "co-pilot' driving tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

Infiniti will introduce a QX50 crossover concept with self-driving technologies this week at the Detroit auto show, along with what it says is the world's first production-ready, fuel-saving variable compression ratio engine.... Read More »

 
VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18 2017

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It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to ...
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Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2017

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016
European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was dri ...
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Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year but automakers predict the country ...
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Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016
Turkish automotive sales are expected to shrink slightly more than 10 percent this year as lira depreciation hits demand. Sales rose 1. ...
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UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016
UK sales hit a record of 2.7 million in 2016 despite fears that the country's Brexit vote could hit ...
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German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains
Registrations in Germany increased by nearly 4 percent in December as Toyota brand led gains among v ...
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Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December
The Spanish car market had its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016 after sales ros ...
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Italy sales rise 13% in December
Italian new-car sales increased 13 percent in December, giving the market its second consecutive yea ...
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French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of str ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Paci ...
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Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, acco ...
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Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer
Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial ...
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Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports. ...
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Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge
Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle ...
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Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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