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Ford picks former 3M exec to lead mobility unit

12:24 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2016

Former 3M executive Rajendra Rao today was named CEO of Ford's mobility services subsidiary as the company looks to expand its business beyond auto manufacturing.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Artificial intelligence will make cars very smart

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2016

The artificial intelligence revolution has begun. It will make future cars a lot safer and a lot smarter, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says,... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Nissan debuts 'revolutionary' new Micra

Sept. 29, 2016 11:01 CET

Nissan said its new Micra will compete against the best subcompacts in the segment because it will offer class-leading technology, more space and low-emissions engines.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Mercedes-AMG will add hybrid 'hypercar'

Sept. 29, 2016 09:09 CET

Mercedes-Benz's AMG unit said it will build a hybrid "hypercar" that uses Formula One technology. Mercedes will join F1 rivals Ferrari and McLaren in using hybrid technology to offer a very high-performance road car.... Read More »

BRUCE GAIN

BLOG: PSA's new mobility brand will rely on nimble partners rather than big investments

4:16 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2016

PSA is creating a brand called Free2Move to group together its new transport offerings in areas such as car-sharing and peer-to-peer car rentals. The new mobility services division will rely on inexpensive partnerships and investments in startups for the services it will bring to market, CEO Carlos Tavares says.... Read More »

VW mulls robo-taxi service as part of new mobility brand

Sept. 28, 2016 20:00 CET

VW Group is considering launching a fleet of robo-taxis for ride-hailing in the future as part of plans to expand its mobility services business, which will become the group's 13th brand.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Automakers' EV plans will challenge early pioneers

Sept. 28, 2016 11:31 CET

Electric-car pioneers including Renault, Nissan and Tesla are facing a challenge from their peers as EV concepts dominate the Paris auto show. Volkswagen Group's diesel scandal and falling battery costs have persuaded executives and investors that battery-powered cars are ready to go mainstream.... Read More »

Focus hatchbacks recalled for latch software fix

2:02 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2016

Ford is recalling 64,038 Ford Focus hatchbacks in the U.S. to fix potentially faulty interior latch release software. Ford has recalled 4 million vehicles in North America for various door-latch problems since 2014.... Read More »

Why shorter F&I menus work best

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2016

To hone menus and keep them in check, dealers should periodically review their F&I product offerings against the vehicles they sell and the general wants and needs of their customers to "make sure everything aligns."... Read More »

Uber to move freight, target trucking for the long haul

10:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2016

With its recent acquisition of self-driving truck startup Otto, Uber Technologies is plotting its entry into the long-haul trucking business, aiming to establish itself as a freight hauler and a technology partner for the industry.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Takata wire-fraud charges?

8:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2016

U.S. weighing wire-fraud charges against Takata, report says; FCA gets a grant to hire 700; Marchionne cancels Paris appearance; Nissan's self-driving chair; Built-for-Texas trucks.... Read More »

Honda reports another Takata airbag rupture in fatal Malaysia crash

7:27 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2016

Honda said today that the driver-side airbag inflator ruptured during a fatal crash in Malaysia, in the fourth death this year in the Southeast Asian country linked to airbags from supplier Takata Corp.... Read More »

Takata in talks with U.S. to resolve criminal allegations, report says

7:16 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2016

Japan's Takata in talks with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve allegations of criminal wrongdoing related to its faulty airbags, The Wall Street Journal reported today.... Read More »

BMW, Audi, Mercedes, tech firms form 5G alliance to accelerate self-driving cars

Sept. 27, 2016 12:15 CET

BMW, Audi and Mercedes launched a 5G alliance with mobile telecoms network equipment firms Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm to accelerate development of the infrastructure needed for self-driving cars.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Design’s next frontier

11:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2016

Design is about to get way more complex and difficult as new technologies transform the automobile.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Turning the corner at Volvo

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2016

Turning the corner at Volvo; VW offers financial reassurance amid report; Audi, BMW, Daimler tech alliance; Self-driving startup seeks funds; Jeep, Audi ads take political twist.... Read More »

Self-driving car startup NuTonomy in talks to raise new funds

7:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2016

NuTonomy, a self-driving car startup backed by Ford Motor Chairman Bill Ford and Singapore's government, is in discussions with potential investors for a new round of funding as it works toward a full commercial launch in 2018.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival

Sept. 27, 2016 06:01 CET

Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. It will be difficult to fulfill orders for the new cars while keeping pace with demand for the XC90. "It's a very positive problem," a senior executive said.... Read More »

'Autonomous is one everyone's mind'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Adient, emerging as an independent company as Johnson Controls spins off its seat-making operations, plans to make a big play in the autonomous vehicle space.... Read More »

READY TO ASSEMBLE

Try to fit a pickup truck in a box

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Legendary Formula 1 designer Gordon Murray, who also created the first McLaren road car, has turned to a new project, a truck for emerging markets that comes pre-packaged in a box, like IKEA furniture.... Read More »

BMW designers work inside out

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

When the creative minds behind BMW's Vision Next 100 sat down to conceive an autonomous driving car of the future, their approach was something of a revolution for the century-old company. Instead of sketching the overhangs, greenhouse or wheel arches in pursuit of the perfect proportions or the sportiest silhouette, they used an entirely different starting point to convey emotion: the interior.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford dealer's $2 million nightmare

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Ford dealer's $2 million nightmare; Audi exec out; Renault-Nissan Microsoft deal; Jeep Compass, Subaru 7-seater spied; Focus EV to go further, faster; Arnold Palmer's car ties.... Read More »

Audi's r&d boss leaves amid emissions scandal inquiry

7:21 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Audi's head of technical development, Stefan Knirsch, is leaving the carmaker, as investigations continue into parent Volkswagen Group's diesel emissions scandal.... Read More »

Renault, Nissan partner with Microsoft for connected car technology

Sept. 26, 2016 16:40 CET

Renault and Nissan are partnering with Microsoft to develop cloud-based services for cars, a step toward the automakers' plans to build self-driving automobiles by 2020.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan will allow Microsoft to plug cars into the cloud

10:39 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Microsoft agreed to provide cloud-computing services for cars made by Nissan and Renault as the manufacturers push ahead with developing connected vehicles.... Read More »

 
Artificial intelligence will make cars very smart

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2016

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The artificial intelligence revolution has begun. It will make future cars a lot safer and a lot smarter, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang says, ...
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PSA's new mobility brand will rely on nimble partners rather than big investments


4:16 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29 2016

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PSA is creating a brand called Free2Move to group together its new transport offerings in areas such as car-sharing and peer-to-peer car rentals. ...
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MG's Chinese owners fail to revive UK brand

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28 2016

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MG's decision to end production in the UK shows just how tough it has been for Chinese owners SAIC t ...
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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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European car sales rise nearly 10 percent in August
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Russia car sales fall 18% in August
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Western Europe car sales rise 8% in August
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UK sales rise just 3% in August as VW takes big hit
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French, Italy, Spain car sales rise in August
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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
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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
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Ford's European quality boss Herrmann to head German operations
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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
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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
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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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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
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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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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
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