Information Technology

FCA moves to lock down security codes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2016

Fiat Chrysler is threatening serious repercussions to anyone who uses its internal DealerCONNECT software and provides outsiders with “key codes, radio codes and other anti-theft or security measures.”... Read More »

Mercedes, Infiniti owners most likely to let car do driving

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2016

If you drive a Mercedes-Benz or an Infiniti luxury vehicle, you’re probably more willing than most drivers to give up the wheel to a robot, according to a MaritzCX survey.... Read More »

Mazda recalling 190,000 CX-7 vehicles in U.S.

12:11 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2016

Mazda Motor Corp. will recall 190,000 of its CX-7 crossovers from model years 2007 to 2012 in the U.S. because of an issue that may cause a loss of steering control, U.S. safety regulators said today.... Read More »

Google hires Airbnb exec to commercialize self-driving cars

12:04 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2016

Google's self-driving car project took a step closer to market with the hire of a top executive from Airbnb, the online vacation home rental marketplace. Shaun Stewart is joining Google as a director of the self-driving car project, spokesman Johnny Luu said today.... Read More »

DAVID SEDGWICK

BLOG: One key software challenge to autonomous car ownership

7:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2016

Despite the stampede to develop self-driving cars that can negotiate an entire trip door to door, it may be awhile before ordinary motorists are actually allowed to own one.... Read More »

Takata shortlists Daicel, KKR, Ningbo, others in rescue search, report says

7:04 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2016

Takata has shortlisted six or seven companies, including a competitor and private-equity funds, as potential financial investors to bail out the Japanese supplier, people involved in the process told Reuters.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Amazon accelerates in automotive

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2016

Amazon accelerates into autos; VW, dealers agree on compensation; UAW wins in Tenn.; U.S. approves Tesla's SolarCity buy; U.S. road fatalities rising; Boston to Detroit in '57 Chevy.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Robo-taxis hit Singapore streets

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2016

Self-driving robo-taxis hit Singapore streets; Honda's NSX returns to Japan; Tough emissions bill passes in Calif.; VW plant update; Hyundai labor deal; Buyers get into safety tech.... Read More »

GM cleared in second lawsuit involving faulty ignition switches

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2016

A Texas jury on Thursday said a GM ignition switch was not to blame for a fatal 2011 crash, according to a statement from the company. The verdict in Harris County, Texas, is the second in favor of GM this year in a lawsuit over a recalled ignition switch that has been linked to nearly 400 injuries and deaths.... Read More »

Amazon, expanding automotive business, launches vehicle research portal

11:44 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2016

Amazon launched Amazon Vehicles, a car research portal where consumers will have access to vehicle detail pages and reviews of thousands of new and classic cars, while being able to upload photos and videos of their own rides. Amazon has been steadily carving out a spot in the automotive space.... Read More »

Faurecia recasts interiors for self-driving cars

4:47 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2016

With self-driving cars expected on the road within three to five years, French supplier Faurecia is focusing on the cabin of future autonomous cars.... Read More »

Uber lost at least $1.2 billion in first half of 2016, report says

3:19 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2016

Uber's losses in the first half of 2016 totaled at least $1.27 billion, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. The ride-hailing giant is not a public company, but its finance chief briefs investors on a conference call every three months.... Read More »

First driverless taxi hits the streets of Singapore

6:32 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2016

The first driverless taxi began work today in a limited public trial on the streets of Singapore. Developer nuTonomy invited a select group of people to download their app and ride for free in its "robo-taxi" in a western Singapore hi-tech business district.... Read More »

Audi lures Volvo exec to lead electrics unit

Aug. 25, 2016 12:40 CET

Audi has hired former high-ranking Volvo executive Thomas Mueller to be its head of electrics/electronics. Mueller succeeds Ricky Hudi, who is leaving Audi to lead his own technology and consulting firm.... Read More »

Ford to recall 114,000 vehicles worldwide to fix fuel-pump issue, power windows

10:05 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2016

Ford said it was recalling about 91,000 vehicles in North America to replace faulty fuel-pump parts that could potentially cause a car to stall without warning. Ford also said it was recalling 23,150 Ford Escape SUVs from the 2017 model year to update power-window software.... Read More »

Consumer interest in automotive technology, safety is growing, survey shows

8:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2016

As the list of available automotive tech features gets longer, consumer interest in such features has reflected advancements, a new survey shows.... Read More »

Delphi, Mobileye to partner on autonomous driving system

11:20 am U.S. ET | Aug. 23, 2016

Suppliers Delphi Automotive and Mobileye have partnered to produce systems for autonomous vehicles that could be put into production as soon as 2019.... Read More »

Chevy expands Teen Driver tech to 9 nameplates

9:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 23, 2016

Chevrolet today said it is expanding its Teen Driver technology this fall to nine nameplates, covering 64 percent of the brand's sales. The technology, which debuted on the 2016 Malibu sedan, mutes the audio system until front-seat occupants buckle their safety belts, warns the driver when exceeding a preset speed and allows parents to set a maximum audio volume.... Read More »

Radio ID system welcomes service customers by name

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

A Nissan dealership in Texas utilizes a new system that has helped exceed its targeted service revenue.... Read More »

Gestamp to open r&d center near Detroit

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Spanish metal stamper Gestamp's North American unit plans to open a new r&d center north of Detroit in Auburn Hills, Mich., later this year.... Read More »

Smart cars collaboration could raise risk of patent litigation, experts say

12:29 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

As the West Coast's largest technology companies jump deeper into the automotive landscape, fears of increased litigation are bubbling in Michigan. Greg DeGrazia, partner and intellectual property attorney at law firm Warner Norcross and Judd, said that as the tech and auto industries continue to merge, a clash is on the horizon.... Read More »

Hyundai recalls '13 Elantras for deteriorating brake pads

10:53 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Hyundai Motor America is recalling 64,500 Elantra sedans from the 2013 model year because the brake pedal stopper pads can deteriorate over time.... Read More »

BASIC TRAINING

Army develops autonomous vehicles for use on bases first, battlefields next

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

A pilot program at Fort Bragg will use autonomous vehicles to transport wounded soldiers to the hospital for treatment. The technology is expected to be used as building blocks for driverless vehicles on the battlefield.... Read More »

Uber's point man on automated driving came from Ford

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

If Sherif Marakby is successful managing the transformation of a fleet of 100 Volvo XC90s into self-driving vehicles, it could put Uber in the lead in the race to commercialize autonomous driving.... Read More »

Updates aim to nudge Mazda upscale

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

Mazda, the little automaker that could, is chugging into the near-premium space with updates to its core models.... Read More »

 
Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. ...
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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
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Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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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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German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit
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Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July
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French new-car sales plunged nearly 10% in July
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
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Bentley recruits new sales chief from VW's Seat
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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
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Ex-Mini design chief Warming joins Chinese-backed Borgward
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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
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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
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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
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
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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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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
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