Vehicle Technology

Trump courts Detroit's divided union

6:25 am U.S. ET | March 15, 2017

President Donald Trump returned to one of American labor's last remaining strongholds with a message that could drive a wedge between long Democratic-leaning union leadership and members that are breaking ranks.... Read More »

White House plan to review vehicle emissions targets draws criticism

11:40 am U.S. ET | March 15, 2017

President Trump's plan to reassess strict U.S. light-vehicle emissions standards drew criticism from Democrats and environmental groups who accused him of risking more carbon emissions and higher fuel costs.... Read More »

President gives automakers year to push for reset of mileage rules

7:33 am U.S. ET | March 15, 2017

Automakers will get another year to dispute fuel economy standards the Trump administration will scrutinize, overruling an Obama-era ruling that the industry is capable of meeting tougher mileage and emissions rules.... Read More »

Magna, Ford team up for weight-saving carbon fiber subframe prototype

2:41 pm U.S. ET | March 14, 2017

Magna, in cooperation with Ford, says it has developed a prototype carbon fiber composite subframe that reduces mass by 34 percent from a stamped steel equivalent.... Read More »

Technology in Motion to mark Detroit as mobility hub

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

A three-day, late-summer summit will tout southeast Michigan as a center of advanced automotive technology.... Read More »

GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Infiniti taps Renault racing tech for concept

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Infiniti's newest performance concept comes not from its parent company Nissan but from its stepparent - Renault.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Trump expected to reopen MPG review

2:30 pm U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Trump expected to reopen MPG review; Volvo plans 250-mile EV; Tesla Model 3 hits street; Mobileye deal to hasten self-driving era?; Ford tests Smart Service kiosk; A special Toyota.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Chip giant Intel to buy Mobileye

8:45 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Chip giant Intel buying Mobileye; Lincoln to make SUV in China; Piech ousted again?; Easing driverless-car rules in CA; Car inventories swelling; Sync 3 learns Chinese handwriting.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Cars will be where we watch cat videos?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

Keith Crain's comment about the testing of self-driving cars is well-taken ("Keep self-driving tests off public roads," Feb. 20).... Read More »

App-based GPS a hit with dealers, buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2017

App-based GPS systems lead a double life. Purchased by dealers and installed on vehicles for inventory and lot management, the products also serve as a profit center when sold to consumers as security feature in the F&I department.... Read More »

Average fuel economy of new U.S. vehicles sold in February flat at 25.1 mpg

3:55 pm U.S. ET | March 10, 2017

The average fuel economy of new light vehicles sold in the U.S. in February remained unchanged from January at 25.1 mpg, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute said.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Daimler r&d boss outlines Mercedes' self-driving, EV, connectivity plans

March 10, 2017 06:01 CET

Daimler development boss Ola Kaellenius believes the industry is at a major crossroads as megatrends such as connectivity, autonomous drive, shared services and electrification combine to shape the future market.... Read More »

Study warns of higher consumer prices, job losses under current mpg rules

4:49 pm U.S. ET | March 9, 2017

As President Donald Trump weighs easing U.S. fuel-economy rules, an automaker-funded study offered support based on looming cost increases for consumers and a short-term drop in industry employment.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: CIA leaks add fuel to hacking concerns

2:45 pm U.S. ET | March 9, 2017

CIA leaks add fuel to hacking concerns; Magna concept blends fuel cell, EV; Honda teases new Clarity models; Lamborghini EV?; Cadillac CTS gets talking-car tech; A $2.4M roadster.... Read More »

Cadillac to roll out V2V safety tech in CTS soon

11:31 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2017

Cadillac will begin installing vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems in the 2017 CTS this month, allowing the vehicles to communicate with each other and their drivers about driving conditions.... Read More »

BMW profitability dropped in 2016 amid tech rivalry

March 9, 2017 11:59 CET

BMW reported its weakest profitability since 2010, capping a negative year for CEO Harald Krueger after the brand lost the industry sales crown to rival Mercedes. Amid higher spending on technology, BMW's automotive profit margin fell to 8.9 percent in 2016 from 9.2 percent the year before.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Threat to Ford hybrid imports

8:30 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2017

Patent dispute threatens Ford hybrid imports; Uber tries to make nice with officials; WikiLeaks: QNX software potential CIA hack target; BMW profit rises; Fiat EV for $69 a month.... Read More »

U.S. 2016 vehicles seen trailing fuel goals, boosting skepticism

10:10 am U.S. ET | March 8, 2017

Light vehicles from the 2016 model year will be the first to fall short of federal fuel economy targets in more than a decade, according to a new projection from regulators that could buttress a push by automakers to ease efficiency standards.... Read More »

BlackBerry's car software a potential hacking target of CIA, WikiLeaks says

2:49 pm U.S. ET | March 8, 2017

BlackBerry's QNX automotive software, used in more than 60 million cars, was listed as a potential target for the Central Intelligence Agency to hack, according to documents released by WikiLeaks.... Read More »

Tesla hires Juniper's Gary Clark as chief information officer

7:27 am U.S. ET | March 8, 2017

Gary Clark, a former IT chief technology officer at Juniper Networks, joined Tesla in February as its chief information officer, according to Clark's LinkedIn profile.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Italdesign and Airbus Pop.Up autonomous car/drone concept shows how to escape traffic

March 7, 2017 16:30 CET

Italdesign and Airbus offered a glimpse of a possible future solution to traffic congestion with the Pop.Up, a concept vehicle that consists of a passenger capsule that can be coupled with electric power modules for air and ground transport.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Volvo makes new XC60 bigger, smarter, safer

March 7, 2017 11:00 CET

Volvo is counting on its bigger, safer, more technologically advanced XC60 to match or exceed the success of its predecessor, which is the brand's global best-seller as well as Europe's No. 1 premium midsize SUV.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

BMW focuses on profit over wow factor as product lull persists

March 7, 2017 09:39 CET

BMW's cars at the Geneva auto show include a wagon version of the 5 series sedan and the 4-series coupe with an upgraded interior -- hardly the stuff to make a car lover swoon. This is in stark contrast to the flashy models on show from its rivals.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Huracan Performante is the most powerful V-10 Lamborghini ever

March 7, 2017 10:20 CET

Lamborghini unveiled the latest in its line of Huracan variants, the Lamborghini Huracan Performante. The new, lighter Huracan model is the most powerful V-10 car in Lamborghini's lineup.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Tata's Racemo sports car shows brand's global ambitions

March 7, 2017 10:43 CET

Tata showcased a preproduction version of the Racemo sports car from its new upscale subbrand, TAMO. The company said the model signals its aim to sell cars outside India. The automaker did not rule out eventually offering the car in Europe.... Read More »

 
Lithium next German power play?

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28 2017

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BMW, Daimler and VW came together to acquire Nokia's HERE high-definition mapping unit in 2015 so wi ...
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Shanghai show to measure progress of China's would-be Teslas

Yang Jian
4:19 am U.S. ET | March 24 2017

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At least six startups funded by Chinese backers have hatched plans to develop high-performance EVs a ...
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Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Christiaan Hetzner
8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22 2017

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Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Grou ...
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Why city mayors may dictate which cars will rule the roads

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 2017

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PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares is scared that the mayors of the world's biggest cities -- especially t ...
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How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car ...
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Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

Christiaan Hetzner
5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

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There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. ...
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As VW exits crisis, the press spins next chapter like pirate radio

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

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When the financial and automotive press gathered Tuesday in Wolfsburg, home to a leading automaker, ...
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Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

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

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Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives. ...
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Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality. ...
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For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

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It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stan ...
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European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
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W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
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Diesels lose appeal in weaker German car market
New-car sales in Germany fell nearly 3 percent last month, with diesel models worst hit as authoriti ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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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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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
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Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
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Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
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Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
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Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
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GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
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Toyota names new Europe sales boss
Toyota has shuffled its executive team in Europe, naming Hiroaki Nanahara, a veteran of the company' ...
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Toyota trims exec positions, aims for quicker decision making
Toyota has reduced its number of top positions to speed up decision making, as the automaker works t ...
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Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard
Daimler has appointed the head of its North American trucks division to run group-wide truck operati ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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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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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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