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McLaren and Apple: Perfect together?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2016

McLaren may be the only carmaker that makes sense for Apple to purchase since it has the benefit of being nimble, focused on high-tech and tuned in to the art of aerodynamics.... Read More »

Takata failed to report 2003 airbag rupture to NHTSA

3:06 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2016

Japanese airbag supplier Takata said it failed to inform the U.S. auto safety agency of a 2003 rupture of one of its airbag inflators in Switzerland, according to an internal Takata report released by U.S. regulators on Friday.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A way out for Cadillac, dealers

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2016

A way out for Cadillac, and its smallest dealers; Audi chief in the clear?; Subaru global recall; More self-driving taxis; High-tech mail trucks ... and deliveries by drone.... Read More »

Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss

Sept. 23, 2016 06:01 CET

Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the automaker embarks on ambitious plans to add self-driving and full-electric vehicles to its lineup.... Read More »

Expert sees $5 billion opportunity for in-car autonomous car content

3:59 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

The autonomous vehicle content delivery industry could be worth up to $5 billion, said Elliot Garbus, general manager of the transportation solutions division at Intel, at an event hosted by SAE International in suburban Detroit earlier this week.... Read More »

Robot rides may force error-prone human motorists off the road

10:47 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2016

New rules of the road for robot cars coming out of Washington this week could lead to the eventual extinction of one of the defining archetypes of the past century: the human driver.... Read More »

GOP lawmakers challenge CAFE standard

10:12 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2016

Republican lawmakers pushed back against the Obama administration's signature plan to boost the average new vehicle's fuel economy to more than 50 mpg by 2025, with a Texas congressman saying the plan should be repealed.... Read More »

McLaren says 'no discussions' are taking place with Apple

11:07 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2016

McLaren damped down a report that Apple had made an approach for the British Formula One team owner and supercar maker. "We can confirm that McLaren is not in discussion with Apple in respect of any potential investment," a McLaren spokesman said.... Read More »

Fuel-economy rules threaten 1 million-plus U.S. jobs, study says

4:14 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2016

More than 1.1 million U.S. workers would lose their jobs because of tougher fuel-economy regulations coming next decade if prices at the gasoline pump remain low in America, a new study found.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Unifor weighs next Detroit 3 target

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2016

Unifor weighs next Detroit 3 target; McLaren denies Apple investment talks; Private data no more?; Mazda, Bentley, Lambo skipping Paris show; Tesla model not 'insane' enough?... Read More »

Michigan House panel unanimously OKs amended autonomous vehicle bills

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2016

A Michigan House committee on Tuesday advanced four bills that would regulate Michigan's developing autonomous vehicle industry, with changes designed to satisfy concerns about exclusion raised by tech giant Google Inc.... Read More »

Bosch teams up with SAP on Internet of Things

6:59 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2016

Europe's biggest software firm SAP and German car parts maker Robert Bosch have signed an agreement to partner to connect everything from screwdrivers to cars to the Internet.... Read More »

New U.S. self-driving car guidelines urge rivals to share data

Sept. 21, 2016 11:34 CET

The Obama administration's proposed U.S. guidelines for self-driving cars unveiled Tuesday will ask the world's automakers -- not to mention Google, Tesla and Uber -- to do something they are not likely to be thrilled about: share data.... Read More »

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BLOG: The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2016

Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well.... Read More »

What the auto world is saying about new U.S. policy on self-driving cars

3:18 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2016

Here's how officials, executives and others are reacting to the Department of Transportation's new policy for safe testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles, announced today... Read More »

Tesla fixes software bug that exposed hacking vulnerabilities

4:12 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2016

Tesla Motors released a software update to fix bugs that allowed Chinese "white-hat hackers" to remotely break into the Model S' control system and disrupt actions including turn signals, seat positions, displays and the door lock system.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Unifor: GM Canada deal 'turns the tide'

8:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2016

GM Canada deal 'turns the tide,' Unifor says; Bankruptcy for Takata?; Feds seek greater scrutiny of autonomous cars; Bolt to start at $37,495; Ad agency taps warmer side of Lincoln.... Read More »

Chinese web-video tycoon raises $1.08 billion for electric car

7:26 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2016

China's Le Holdings Co. has raised $1.08 billion to develop its electric sports car that has drawn comparisons to the Batmobile, the latest in a series of alternative energy vehicle investments even as the industry is set for a Chinese government shake-up.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan buys French tech firm to develop mobility services

Sept. 20, 2016 11:36 CET

Renault-Nissan said today it would buy French software development company Sylpheo, a move that will help the alliance partners better compete with rival automakers and tech firms in areas such as ride-hailing and car-sharing.... Read More »

HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2016

Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traffic, but it requires some driver input to keep it going. ProPilot comes to Europe in the Qashqai crossover next year.... Read More »

U.S. guidelines set clearer path for autonomous cars

8:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

Automakers and tech companies working on self-driving car systems can expect greater scrutiny from U.S. regulators before they can put those cars on the road under a new federal policy that represents a significant shift in how vehicle technologies and safety are regulated.... Read More »

Autonomous Fusion follows the rules

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

Ford's autonomous driving technology -- which it has been developing over the past decade -- was on display for reporters and analysts last week. Ford Fusion Hybrids built in 2012 and 2013 completed a 10-minute course around Ford's campus without any human intervention.... Read More »

Hyundai's great leap forward

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

After pressing pause on years of breakneck expansion to nail quality, restock the product pipeline and streamline production, Hyundai is on the offensive again.... Read More »

Obama administration set to release self-driving car guidelines

3:51 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

The Obama administration today plans to unveil a policy framework to govern the development of self-driving cars, including new ways for automakers to share information on emerging technology with the government, people familiar with the announcement told Bloomberg.... Read More »

Uber plans to open Detroit facility

12:28 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

Ride-hailing company Uber is preparing to plant roots in Detroit to collaborate with top auto suppliers and automakers. The news today follows Uber's launch of an autonomous vehicle ride-hailing program in Pittsburgh last week.... Read More »

 
Bye-bye Bentley, hello Dyson?

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27 2016

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The list of exhibitors for this week's Paris auto show is the latest indication that the industry is changing fast. ...
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Mercedes takes another swing at EV van niche


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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Mercedes will jump back into the battery-powered delivery van niche in 2018, a move that shows pressure is rising to reduce harmful emissions in Europe's congested cities. ...
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For VW, it's not the crime, it's the coverup

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22 2016

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I am not in the business of weighing sins, but I have noticed -- over the last year as the VW diesel emissions scandal has unfolded -- that all automotive sins are not... ...
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The car as a social evil: Author has hope for driverless future

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2016

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Is the automobile a social problem? In author and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes's view, the car is worse than that -- it's a health and economic problem as well. ...
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Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 2016

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Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traff ...
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Why Tesla is a different story

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16 2016

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Tesla's ability to create desire for its products and to build fierce brand loyalty resembles what A ...
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Why GM won't sell 'breakthrough' EV in the UK

Nick Gibbs
7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14 2016

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General Motors decided not to sell the Ampera-e, its first full EV, in the UK because the automaker was burned by the sales failure of the Ampera plug-in hybrid. ...
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Opel's Ampera bombed, but thankfully for its successor no one noticed


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2016

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One of the eco-friendly highlights premiering at the Paris auto show will be the Ampera-e, Opel's se ...
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Renault movie fishes for new Scenic buyers

Luca Ciferri
8:57 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8 2016

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To give a modern take on its latest Scenic model, Renault has recruited an Italian movie maker to ma ...
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A year later, VW's diesel cheat proves costly

Christiaan Hetzner
5:52 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2 2016

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A year ago Volkswagen Group confessed in private to U.S. authorities that it had rigged diesel engin ...
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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
New-car sales rose 9.5 percent in Europe last month. ...
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
New-car sales in Russia fell 18 percent in August as buyers continued to shun major purchases as the ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
New-car sales in Western Europe rose 8.1 percent in August, thanks to increased demand in Italy, Spa ...
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
UK passenger car registrations rose by 3.3 percent in August although VW brand's volume fell by 25 p ...
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
French registrations increased by 6.7 percent in August with most brands reporting gains. Italy sales were up 20 percent while Spanish sales rose 15 percent. ...
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VW brand suffers most as car sales fall 2% in Europe's top 5 markets in July
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Lada defies Russian market slump with new Western-style cars
Lada bucked the Russia's steep slump with a 4 percent rise in sales last month in a market down 17 p ...
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UK car sales flat in July amid signs of a consumer slowdown
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
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Infiniti names Picello new Europe boss
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Volvo names new electrics, electronics boss
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Aston Martin loses top exec to Dyson
Aston Martin's former product development director has moved to Dyson, adding substance to reports that the consumer electronics maker is developing an electric car. ...
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BMW taps veteran manager to lead China JV
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
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Bentley names new head of exterior design
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanc ...
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Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit
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Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brand
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
Ford executive Will Periam is the new chief financial officer of the automaker's European subsidiary ...
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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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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
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