Vehicle Technology

GM gets defense unit ready for deployment

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2018

The new GM Defense marks a major growth area and return to military work for the automaker after it sold a previous defense unit to General Dynamics Corp. for $1.1 billion in 2003.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Trump to automakers: Build more in U.S.

3:15 pm U.S. ET | May 11, 2018

Trump to automakers: Build more in U.S.; GM vision: Custom AVs to buy, share; Jeep Liberty, Smart fortwo recalls; Wait, was that a Model Y?; 'The Closer': Musk, Buffett and 'moats.'... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford, GM, FCA, BMW, M-B output affected by supplier fire

4:30 pm U.S. ET | May 9, 2018

Ford, GM, FCA, BMW, M-B output affected by supplier fire; Ohio opens roads to AV testing; Ford roadblock in China; Mitsu back in black; Tesla board shakeup?... Read More »

In self-driving car race, Waymo leads traditional automakers

May 8, 2018 10:03 CET

In the race to start the world's first driving business without human drivers, Alphabet's Waymo is ahead of traditional automakers such as GM, Mercedes and Audi.... Read More »

Toyota Europe expands push into new mobility businesses

May 7, 2018 15:13 CET

Toyota will expand its push into new mobility businesses such as ride-sharing by opening a new office in London tasked with finding technology-driven products and services tailored to the European market.... Read More »

Subaru plans reforms after faking fuel data

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2018

Subaru says it needs to reform its corporate culture "from the ground up" after admitting it faked fuel economy and emissions data on vehicles in Japan for at least five years.... Read More »

GM bets on 3D printers for cheaper and lighter parts

6:32 am U.S. ET | May 3, 2018

GM said it was working with design software company Autodesk to manufacture lightweight 3D-printed parts that could help the automaker meet its goals to add alternative-fuel vehicles to its lineup.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: New weapon to foil car hackers?

2:45 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2018

New weapon to foil car hackers?; M-B holds onto U.S. luxury sales lead; Aptiv to offer self-driving Lyft fleet in Vegas; Fire hits parts plant; GM, BMW join blockchain consortium.... Read More »

In China, Lynk & CO's high-tech factory flags global challenge

May 1, 2018 06:01 CET

While auto workers in Germany and South Korea fight to save their jobs, one of China's youngest auto brands is gearing up to build SUVs at a new factory with digitally-connected robots and a fresh workforce of 1,800 people.... Read More »

U.S. lawmakers seek details from EPA on mpg rule changes

6:28 pm U.S. ET | April 30, 2018

Two Democratic lawmakers asked EPA chief Scott Pruitt for documents related to proposed changes to vehicle fuel emission standards and California's authority to set its own measures, and accused him of misleading Congress of the agency's plans.... Read More »

Motorcycles inspired futuristic self-driving concept from PSA's DS brand

April 30, 2018 06:01 CET

PSA's upscale brand, DS, has shown its vision of what a French luxury car might look like in 2035 with the DS X E-Tense concept. The inspiration for the three-seat electric vehicle was a motorcycle with a sidecar.... Read More »

VW is in talks to manage Didi fleet, co-develop self-driving cars

April 30, 2018 15:01 CET

VW is in talks to form a joint venture with China's Didi Chuxing to manage part of the ride-hailing company's fleet of cars and help develop purpose-built vehicles for Didi's services.... Read More »

Tech giants put China at forefront of change

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2018

An explosion of ingenuity is radiating from China in how to develop, engineer and market cars. Long derided as a fast follower, China has suddenly blossomed as the innovation nation.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM to use OnStar to turn connectivity into cash

8:00 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2018

GM to use OnStar to turn connectivity into cash; Ford working to amass sweeping Detroit campus; U.S. to freeze mpg?; Subaru's new U.S. HQ; Last Wrangler JK ends an era for Jeep fans.... Read More »

GM positions OnStar as revenue center, brand builder

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2018

General Motors is reorienting its OnStar business to generate more revenue from connectivity services and better position its core auto brands as technological showcases that can compete against innovative brands such as Tesla.... Read More »

Online tools streamline trade-in appraisal process for dealerships, buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2018

At the 2018 NADA Show, several vendors demonstrated appraisal tools that promise to take the guesswork out of how much a dealership should offer for a trade-in.... Read More »

Didi alliance eyes 10 million EVs by 2028

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2018

Didi Chuxing, the Chinese ride-hailing giant, is partnering with 31 auto industry companies to develop models for shared mobility and new standards for electrified vehicles.... Read More »

U.S. likely to back freezing fuel economy standards from 2020 through 2026, report says

4:11 pm U.S. ET | April 27, 2018

The Trump administration is likely to propose freezing fuel economy standards from 2020 through 2026, three people briefed on the matter told Reuters.... Read More »

Pruitt defends decision to ease fuel economy standards

2:47 pm U.S. ET | April 26, 2018

The EPA's proposal to reset fuel economy standards for model year 2022-25 vehicles will be heavily motivated by consumer demand, administrator Scott Pruitt told a House panel Thursday.... Read More »

Visteon Q1 net income rises 3.2 percent on China gains

1:09 pm U.S. ET | April 26, 2018

Visteon said its first-quarter net income rose 3.2 percent to $65 million, as strong gains and product launches in China offset a dip in North American sales.... Read More »

VW's new CEO says company on right path despite 4% profit drop

April 26, 2018 09:40 CET

VW Group posted a 3.6 percent drop in first-quarter operating profit but optimism over its new CEO, Herbert Diess, and lower diesel emissions scandal provisions lifted its shares.... Read More »

Tesla teardown uncovers tech prowess, production shortcomings

7:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2018

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the company was building advantages in the ability to make electric cars cheaply and efficiently. Those claims keep looking more questionable.... Read More »

VW's China JVs plan $18 billion in tech spending

April 24, 2018 14:32 CET

VW Group's China JVs will bolster spending in the next five years to a total of $18 billion as the automaker seeks an edge in producing self-driving vehicles and EVs in the market.... Read More »

U.S. court blocks Trump effort to delay boost in 'gas guzzler' fines

3:20 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

Automakers will face steeper penalties if they fall short of annual federal fuel economy targets after an appeals court blocked a Trump administration move to delay a scheduled increase in the fines.... Read More »

No thanks, Ford says to 9-speed offered by GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2018

Ford has elected not to use GM's nine-speed transmission out of the box, opting instead for two new eight-speed transmissions on vehicles such as the Ford Edge, Ford Transit Connect and Lincoln Nautilus.... Read More »

 
VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron and Mercedes's EQC with its own battery-powered full-size S ...
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Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

Dave Guilford
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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It's easy to become enamoured of the accident-free future with autonomous cars, but before that time ...
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Porsche wants Chinese buyers to love the 911

Christiaan Hetzner
4:31 am U.S. ET | May 11 2018

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China may be Porsche's biggest market but sales of its 911 sports car are poor. ...
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Lessons learned from DaimlerChrysler

Richard Johnson
8:50 am U.S. ET | May 9 2018

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Conventional wisdom is that the combining of Daimler-Benz with Chrysler failed because of a clash of cultures, but that's an oversimplification. ...
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VW hopes marketing overhaul will banish diesel stain

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1 2018

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VW will support the launch of its I.D. ...
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Renault's push to grow outside Europe is off to a mixed start

Peter Sigal
8:50 am U.S. ET | April 27 2018

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Carlos Ghosn is betting that Renault's sales outside of Europe will drive revenues over the next six years. ...
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Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23 2018

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The Chinese government will phase out restrictions on foreign ownership of joint ventures with domes ...
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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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VW Group's China sales rose 12% in April on Audi, Skoda demand
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VW, Toyota, Dacia rise as Europe sales rise 10% in April
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Russian sales rise 18% as buyers try to beat price hikes
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UK sales increase 10% amid diesel slump
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Toyota, Hyundai and Kia among winners as Spanish sales rise 12%
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Private demand drives Italy's 7% growth
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Hyundai, Fiat, Dacia gain as French sales rise 9%
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
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Porsche Canada gets new marketing director with digital focus
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Tesla hires Snapchat exec to head engineering
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Continental appoints chief technology officer for China
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Ex-AvtoVAZ CEO Bo Andersson is reborn as a supplier
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PSA has new heads for Russia, purchasing; sends sales expert to Opel
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Russia ties stall Wolf's entry on to Porsche board
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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly
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