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Fiat Chrysler recalling 297,000 vehicles for inadvertent airbag deployments

6:05 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2017

Fiat Chrysler said it is recalling 297,000 older minivans in North America because of a wiring problem that can lead to inadvertent airbag deployments.... Read More »

'Where can I fill up?': Toyota deploys Watson Ads to pitch Prius Prime

8:00 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2017

Toyota is using artificial intelligence to push the environmentally-friendly Prius Prime on the Weather Channel app and weather.com.... Read More »

Bosch said to plan semiconductor plant in Germany

June 15, 2017 13:21 CET

Bosch is investing $1.12 billion in a semiconductor plant in eastern Germany, a company source told Reuters, highlighting the supplier's ambitions in self-driving cars and the industrial Internet. The factory would be a boost for the state of Saxony which has sought to rebrand itself as "Silicon Saxony."... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Avoiding 'patchwork' of self-driving laws

3:15 pm U.S. ET | June 14, 2017

A push to avoid 'regulatory chaos' for self-driving cars; Uber director's awkward exit; GM lengthens shutdowns; Man crosses English Channel in flying car.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Toyoda open to mergers, acquisitions

8:15 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2017

Toyoda open to mergers, acquisitions; Lab finds excess emissions in two FCA diesels; Bentley hires Nissan exec; Autonomous Audi in Albany; 7 years later, safety crisis looms large.... Read More »

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BLOG: At Waymo, it's lights out for 'Firefly'

9:06 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2017

Waymo is trading in the pod car for more practical wheels.... Read More »

Honda outlines bold autonomous goals

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2017

Long quiet about electric vehicles and autonomous driving, Honda is jumping into the arena in both fields.... Read More »

'18 Camry showcases new Entune system

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2017

Toyota doesn't offer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, and so it's stepping up its game to try to keep buyers from pining too much for the smartphone-style systems and interfaces.... Read More »

Nissan to make advanced braking standard

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2017

The company estimates the decision will cover more than 1 million Nissan brand vehicles sold in the 2018 model year.... Read More »

Let's think autonomous cars through

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2017

Bill Ford, Ford Motor Co.'s executive chairman, addressed some of the mind-bending topics surrounding autonomous driving in a speech last week at The Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C.... Read More »

How vehicle data could help drive F&I sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2017

In the future, vehicles will send data to dealerships and F&I product vendors directly, helping them to determine which products car owners need and when, industry insiders predict.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover invests $25 million in Lyft to help develop self-driving cars

June 11, 2017 06:01 CET

Jaguar Land Rover said it will invest $25 million in U.S. ride services company Lyft to help develop and test technology for self-driving cars.... Read More »

More automakers put CES Asia on itinerary

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2017

Global carmakers are beating a path to CES Asia, the Chinese version of the show that has been working for them in Las Vegas.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020

June 10, 2017 06:01 CET

Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interest as analysts forecast that the sector will decline this year and remain static in future years.... Read More »

BMW sees China 10 years ahead of Europe in digitalization

June 10, 2017 06:01 CET

BMW's China boss says consumers in the country are a decade ahead of their European peers in terms of important megatrends such as digitalization and connectivity.... Read More »

U.S. court upholds $11 million verdict against Toyota over fatal crash

4:43 pm U.S. ET | June 9, 2017

A federal appeals court upheld an $11 million verdict against Toyota over a fatal 2006 car crash in Minnesota, which a jury found was caused by an accelerator defect in a 1996 Camry.... Read More »

Honda Accord goes turbo, drops V-6 for 2018

1:00 pm U.S. ET | June 9, 2017

Honda's retooled 2018 Accord will follow an industry-wide trend of using turbos and multi-speed transmissions to aid power and performance without sacrificing mpg when it goes on sale this fall.... Read More »

13 states vow court fight if Trump rolls back mpg, emissions targets

10:52 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2017

New York State's attorney general and those of 12 other states told the Trump administration in a letter Friday they would mount a vigorous court challenge to any effort to roll back light-vehicle emissions rules.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

How Bosch aims to be No. 1 in electromobility

June 9, 2017 06:01 CET

Bosch plans to leverage its dominant market position in combustion engine technology to become the leading supplier of zero-emissions solutions for electric vehicle manufacturers.... Read More »

Autoliv says it will accelerate beyond $12 billion annual sales target

8:18 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2017

The near-collapse of airbag maker Takata has cleared the road for bigger rival Swedish rival Autoliv, but higher orders have yet to translate into share price gains.... Read More »

Ford wants dealer service bays ready for special needs of ride-sharing providers

11:39 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2017

Ford wants its dealership service centers to move much faster as an increasing amount of ride-sharing fleets hit the road and need routine or unscheduled maintenance and repairs.... Read More »

Automakers split on how fast to deploy automatic braking

5:38 pm U.S. ET | June 8, 2017

Big automakers are rushing to launch self-driving cars as early as 2021 but some major companies are moving slowly when it comes to widespread deployment of a less expensive crash prevention technology that regulators say could prevent thousands of deaths and injuries a year.... Read More »

Nissan goes standard on automated braking

8:00 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2017

Nissan will make emergency automated braking standard on most of its car and truck lineup for the 2018 model year.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Honda plans self-driving, EV push

8:30 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2017

Honda plans self-driving, EV push; Report: U.S. case against FCA moved to Calif.; Lawmakers seek rear-seat reminder mandate; Renault-Nissan power pact?; V8's future safe with Jag.... Read More »

Honda's new strategy focuses on self-driving cars, EVs

June 8, 2017 09:57 CET

Honda unveiled its midterm Vision 2030 strategy, which outlines its plans to concentrate on developing new driving technologies including Level 4 autonomous vehicles and electric powertrains.... Read More »

 
Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2017

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Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. ...
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Chinese carmakers declare war on foreign rivals

Yang Jian
7:59 am U.S. ET | June 19 2017

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Until recently, Chinese automakers were widely considered to be cheap, low-quality marques that were ...
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Why VW will not sell Polo in the U.S.


10:36 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW sees no profit in adding the Polo subcompact to a U.S. lineup dominated by SUVs and sedans. ...
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China's EV market: Something for everybody

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16 2017

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VW and Daimler soon will have a strong presence in the mass market for EVs in China. ...
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How engine gurus cope with the EV's rise

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2017

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Engine gurus at powertrain components provider BorgWarner have some interesting views on the rise of electric vehicles. ...
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Would you buy a car from Amazon?

Chris Bryant and Andrea Felsted
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14 2017

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The automotive retail market is too big for Amazon to ignore. ...
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Data: Gold mine or land mine?

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4 2017

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Fully autonomous cars are coming and many automakers believe that these highly connected vehicles will offer lucrative returns from data that they hope to sell to tech... ...
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Geely, a winner in China, faces uphill battle establishing itself overseas

Yang Jian
4:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2017

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Geely has emerged as the largest domestic carmaker in China this year, but despite its worldwide amb ...
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Piech isolated at family gathering

Christiaan Hetzner
7:16 am U.S. ET | May 30 2017

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Ferdinand Piech made what may be the last appearance at his family's holding company that controls a ...
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After Fields, is anyone safe?

Jason Stein
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29 2017

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Former Ford CEO Mark Fields restored European profits, renegotiated labor agreements and started a movement to the world of mobility. ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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Spain sales reach highest May level for 9 years
New-car sales in Spain rose 11 percent in May to the highest level for the month since 2008, helping ...
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VW among winners as Italy's market gains 8%
New-car sales in Italy rose 8.2 percent in May in the best result for the month in nine years as the ...
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French sales rise 9% in May
New-car registrations in France rose 8.9 percent in May with Seat, Ford, Fiat, Mercedes and Renault ...
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European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump
Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump ...
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after fo ...
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
New-car registrations in Spain rose 1.1 percent in April, boosted by holiday rental sales. VW's Seat ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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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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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese comp ...
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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the brand's Americas division. ...
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Finance chief Lohscheller to be Opel CEO after Neumann quits
GM's European division Opel is losing its CEO, Karl-Thomas Neumann, just as it prepares to be acquir ...
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McLaren names Melville design chief
McLaren has promoted former Land Rover and Cadillac executive Rob Melville to be its top designer. ...
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BMW Designworks chief Heilmer will head Mini design
BMW has picked Oliver Heilmer to head design at its Mini brand. Heilmer is currently president of BM ...
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Renault names new boss for India, Africa and Middle East
Renault named Fabrice Cambolive as head of the automaker's operations in Africa, the Middle East and ...
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Ford appoints Armstrong head of Europe operations
Ford named company veteran Steven Armstrong as head of its European operations. ...
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Toyota hires key U.S. marketing exec from VW
Toyota has named Volkswagen of America marketing executive Vinay Shahani its vice president of integ ...
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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
Volkswagen Group has recruited Hyundai's Jochen Sengpiehl to be global marketing director for its co ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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