Porsche trades a bit of heritage for efficiency

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2015

When Porsche's re-engineered 911 hits the U.S. next spring, it will bury another feature in the nameplate's graveyard of outdated technology.... Read More »

The Japanese emissions equipment maker that humbled VW

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Horiba, an obscure Japanese manufacturer that makes about 70 percent of the world's auto emissions testing systems, played a key role in uncovering violations that promise to dog Volkswagen for months to come.... Read More »

Ford adds overtime at Michigan F-150 plant as Missouri strike deadline nears

11:44 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Ford canceled a planned overtime shift this weekend at its F-150 plant in Missouri, where workers threaten to strike as soon as Sunday, and is diverting frames for the pickups to its other F-150 plant in Michigan to minimize the consequences of a work stoppage. Ford has also added mandatory overtime shifts at the Michigan factory.... Read More »

Pacific trade pact would open Japanese market to U.S. vehicles, report says

8:04 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

A U.S.-Japan agreement on autos trade as part of a sweeping Pacific Rim trade deal would have its own dispute settlement mechanism, including penalties, if Japan does not open its market enough to U.S. vehicles, a source close to the trade negotiations said.... Read More »

Autoliv ready to cut more staff in China as car sales stall

Oct. 2, 2015 14:47 CET

Autoliv is ready to cut more jobs in China as the supplier reacts to a decline in light vehicle production in the market in the past few quarters.... Read More »

Schaeffler pushes ahead with IPO amid VW scandal

Oct. 2, 2015 13:31 CET

Schaeffler Group is sticking to plans for an initial public offering, shrugging off the market turbulence prompted by the Volkswagen Group diesel scandal. VW Group is the part supplier's biggest customer.... Read More »


PSA sees connectivity boosting customer loyalty

Oct. 2, 2015 06:01 CET

PSA wants its connectivity solutions to strengthen customer loyalty by being simple and seamless, but matching what they get from their consumer electronics will not be easy because that skill is not part of any automaker's DNA, the automaker's connectivity boss Brigitte Courtehoux, explained to .... Read More »

UAW-FCA agreement fails with 65% rank-and-file rejection

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

The UAW will return to the bargaining table with Fiat Chrysler after its membership rejected a proposed agreement by 65 percent, according to a statement released today by the union.... Read More »

Mazda’s diesel dreams for U.S. in doubt after VW scandal

1:21 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Mazda's plans to introduce a diesel car in its most important market risk falling further behind schedule after Volkswagen AG flouted U.S. rules and unleashed global regulatory scrutiny on the technology.... Read More »


BMW says emissions manipulation software is a 'no-go'

Oct. 1, 2015 16:18 CET

BMW's development chief has echoed rival automakers Daimler and Volvo in saying that the so-called "defeat device" that VW Group used to cheat U.S. diesel-emissions tests was a “no-go” at his company, adding that BMW has control systems to ensure such manipulation never occurs.... Read More »


VW's workforce feels effects of emissions scandal

Oct. 1, 2015 15:17 CET

VW Group's global workforce of 600,000 employees is starting to feel the effects of the diesel-emissions scandal as the carmaker cuts spending, drops shifts and freezes hiring in anticipation of fines, recalls and a drop in U.S. sales.... Read More »


German prosecutors backtrack on Winterkorn's role in VW probe

Oct. 1, 2015 10:44 CET

German prosecutors have been forced to backtrack in their probe of former VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn. They now say there must be "concrete facts" before an investigation begins into the executive amid accusations of fraud at the automaker connected to cheating on U.S. emissions tests.... Read More »


Bosch, Conti, ZF, others drawn to booming market for driver-assistance tech

Oct. 1, 2015 06:01 CET

The auto industry's adoption of driver-assistance systems is looking like a gold rush. This year, global sales of the radar, cameras, controllers and software used for the technology will total $10.6 billion, analysts say. By 2020, they expect that figure to double.... Read More »

Autoliv targets $12 billion in sales by end of the decade

Oct. 1, 2015 11:02 CET

Auto safety specialist Autoliv targets $12 billion in sales by the end of the decade and could potentially reach $15 billion, it said today. The company had sales of $9.2 billion in 2014.... Read More »


VW emissions scandal will curb Czech, Hungarian growth, report says

Sept. 30, 2015 15:02 CET

The Czech and Hungarian economies will be hit hard by Volkswagen's diesel-emissions scandal, analysts say. VW owns the Czech Republic's biggest carmaker, Skoda, and produces engines in Hungary.... Read More »


France will ask VW to repay clean-car aid, minister says

Sept. 30, 2015 16:03 CET

France will ask Volkswagen to refund state subsidies that have been distributed for the purchase of vehicles caught up in VW's diesel-emissions scandal. The call comes as Spain said VW had agreed to return state car-purchase subsidies on vehicles fitted with manipulated software.... Read More »


VW CEO Mueller will brief board committee on diesel investigation

Sept. 30, 2015 14:27 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller will brief the leadership committee of the company's board on the findings of an internal investigation as the automaker struggles to explain cheating in U.S. emissions tests.... Read More »

GM and Navistar to develop and make commercial trucks

10:59 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015

General Motors said it will jointly develop and assemble medium-duty commercial vehicles with truck and engine maker Navistar International. GM said today the agreement will help boost its Chevrolet commercial truck business.... Read More »

Tesla begins deliveries of Model X electric SUV to take on luxury rivals

Sept. 30, 2015 11:14 CET

Tesla began deliveries of its Model X electric SUV, a product the automaker hopes will help it compete with future battery-driven SUVs from Audi and Porsche.... Read More »


BLOG: Audi, VW Group's crown jewel, is damaged by emissions scandal

4:42 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015

Audi has been caught up in VW Group's diesel emissions scandal. The consequences will be bad for a brand that touts its engineering prowess.... Read More »

Ford faces UAW strike threat at F-150 factory

7:14 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

About 7,000 UAW members at a Missouri plant that builds the highly profitable Ford F-150 could go on strike as soon as Sunday because Ford has refused to negotiate terms of a local contract “in good faith,” union leaders say.... Read More »

Driver-assist systems could save about 10,000 U.S. lives a year, study says

6:05 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

New auto safety technologies such as automatic braking and sensors that keep a car in its lane could prevent almost 10,000 U.S. road deaths a year and save $251 billion if they were more widely available, according to a Boston Consulting Group study.... Read More »

LG Chem CEO Prabhakar Patil to retire

4:20 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

Prabhakar Patil will retire as CEO of LG Chem Power, effective Wednesday, the battery maker said today. He will be succeeded by Denise Gray, who helped develop the Chevrolet Volt's lithium ion battery system, starting Thursday.... Read More »


Volkswagen plans to refit diesel cars affected by emissions scandal

Sept. 29, 2015 11:00 CET

VW Group plans to recall up to 11 million vehicles equipped with manipulated software that was used to cheat U.S. diesel emissions tests. The recall is likely to affect five million VW brand cars.... Read More »

Autos key to driving Pacific trade deal over finish line

2:39 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

For auto parts makers in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, the fine print of a Pacific trade deal negotiators aim to wrap up this week could make or break an export industry boom built up over the last 20 years that is now worth $60 billion.... Read More »

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