Vehicle Technology

Uber gives glimpse of latest self-driving prototype car

11:34 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2016

Uber is finally giving the world a peek at the car it's using to test self-driving technology. The ride-hailing pioneer posted a photo of a hybrid Ford Fusion outfitted with a variety of sensors and high-resolution cameras to gather mapping data while honing autonomous driving capabilities.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GM to compensate crossover buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2016

GM plans to compensate crossover buyers; how automaker erred; Tesla to raise funds, Model 3 reservation tally falls; For Honda, Hyundai and Toyota: Plug-ins now, fuel cells later.... Read More »

UK plans new insurance laws to help driverless cars

May 18, 2016 16:12 CET

The UK announced plans for new motor insurance laws designed to encourage investment in driverless cars, as the government looks to capture a leading role in the developing technology.... Read More »

Google positions updated Android as a standard for cars

12:00 pm U.S. ET | May 18, 2016

In a play to persuade automakers to run cars on its Android operating system, Google is introducing an updated version of Android that it promises will work easily with key in-car features such as climate control, AM/FM radio and digital instrument clusters.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Android gets more car-friendly

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2016

Android gets more car-friendly; Volvo takes youth turn; U.S. probes patent complaint against VW; FCA recalls Wrangler, Fiat 500; Cadillac CTS, Audi A8 spy shots; EV owner sues BMW... Read More »

HANNAH LUTZ

BLOG: In CFPB talks, Nissan's captive 'dedicated to protecting' consumers' right to negotiate rate

11:30 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2016

It's been more than three months since the CFPB settled with Toyota Motor Credit for potentially discriminatory auto lending. The bureau settled with America Honda Finance in July. But the CFPB isn't going anywhere.... Read More »

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2016

Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my time, being driven by Audi's A7-based piloted driving concept was not unnerving. Indeed, as the vehicle prefers to travel at 130kph whenever legally possible and no more, it was a "spectacularly unspectacular" experience.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Two Mitsubishi execs to resign

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2016

Two Mitsubishi execs to quit; Suzuki admits improper testing; More scrutiny for GM; Chinese suitor for FCA?; VW: Dismiss parts of U.S. case; Snyder on riding the off-lease wave.... Read More »

Suzuki says it used wrong fuel efficiency tests on 16 models in Japan

May 18, 2016 08:37 CET

Suzuki said it had used fuel efficiency and emission testing methods that were different from Japanese regulations on 16 models now sold in the country, but that proper testing showed no need to amend the data.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Dealer sees new hope for Mitsu

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2016

Dealer chief sees new hope for Mitsubishi; Ghosn pay proves provocative; Opel denies allegations; Sporty Kia spied; Google vet turns to self-driving big rigs; Ford makes like a tree.... Read More »

DAVID UNDERCOFFLER

BLOG: Why most new hybrids are cars, not crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2016

These are times of feast for crossovers and famine for cars. Meanwhile, automakers such as Hyundai and Honda are introducing new lines of green vehicles to meet global regulations -- and all of them are cars. Why not mix what consumers want with what automakers need to sell and make these vehicles crossovers?... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Deeper MPG problem for GM?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2016

Deeper MPG problem for GM?; Exec changes at Nissan; Tesla seeks answers after worker's injury; Tearing down walls at Volvo; Fiat high, Subaru low; Chinese automaker's Detroit plan.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Opel tweaks OnStar in Europe to balance privacy and convenience

May 17, 2016 06:01 CET

Opel has adapted parent GM's OnStar system to address privacy concerns in Europe while still allowing access to the online services that customers demand. David Voss, Opel's manager for connected customers, explained how to Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Planting a new crop of plug-ins

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

Over the next several years, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota plan to fortify their vehicle lineups with plug-in hybrids, citing them as a crucial steppingstone for consumers, the industry and the effort to meet global fuel efficiency and emissions regulations.... Read More »

DAVID UNDERCOFFLER

Why most new hybrids are cars, not crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

These are times of feast for crossovers and famine for cars. Meanwhile, automakers such as Hyundai and Honda are introducing new lines of green vehicles to meet global regulations -- and all of them are cars. Why not mix what consumers want with what automakers need to sell and make these vehicles crossovers?... Read More »

Nissan denies claims it faked emissions figures in S. Korea

4:51 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

Nissan denied South Korean claims that it faked emissions figures in its UK-built Qashqai SUV diesel models. The government's environment ministry said it would fine Nissan $279,920 and order a recall of the 814 new Qashqai vehicles sold in the country so far.... Read More »

Check for recalls? There’s a GM app for that

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

GM is launching a smartphone app that will allow vehicle owners to check for open recalls, the latest move by automakers to redouble efforts to get owners to comply with vehicle callbacks.... Read More »

BMW targets 2021 for its electric, self-driving car

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

BMW will launch its iNext electric, self-driving car in 2021, CEO Harald Krueger said.... Read More »

Obstacles on the road to a 90-second oil change

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

A Castrol innovation offers the prospect of mess-free oil changes in less than two minutes. But substantial hurdles stand in the way of its adoption by automakers.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2016

The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution that puts the detection zone for gestures on the steering wheel instead of the center console.... Read More »

Hyundai lures another Bentley designer to turbocharge Genesis

10:19 pm U.S. ET | May 15, 2016

After poaching Bentley's design chief last year, Hyundai Motor Co. has lured the services of the British luxury marque's exterior designer.... Read More »

V2V rollout hits critical stage

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2016

After more than a decade of r&d, vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology is reaching a key political juncture that could determine when and how “talking” cars appear on our roads.... Read More »

Big rigs, no driver

12:00 pm U.S. ET | May 14, 2016

A new market worth more than $23,000 in autonomous content per large truck awakens suppliers.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Why Ford picked ex-crane engineering student to lead Europe mobility push

May 14, 2016 06:01 CET

Ford of Europe shunned Silicon Valley talent to launch its latest digital service that is so ambitious it's billed as "doing for car owners what iTunes did for music." The automaker tasked Joerg Ullrich, a former crane engineering student, with launching FordPass in its European markets.... Read More »

GABE NELSON

BLOG: Silicon Valley and Detroit: The best of frenemies

10:15 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2016

The world is witnessing unprecedented levels of both collaboration and competition between traditional automotive companies and high-tech newcomers such as Google, Uber and Tesla, which increasingly share a conviction that an opportunity has arrived to make transportation safer, cleaner and more accessible.... Read More »

 
McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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Why convertible SUVs could have a bright future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6 2016

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Convertible roof specialist Webasto says the Range Rover Evoque cabrio's five-layered folding fabric ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
French new-car sales rose nearly 7 percent in April, boosted by strong gains at foreign automakers i ...
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent last month despite a fall in sales for Volkswagen's cor ...
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
New-car sales in Russia fell 10 percent in March, the smallest decline in 15 months, causing a leadi ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board
Volkswagen investor Qatar will nominate former IT minister Hessa Al-Jaber to represent the emirate o ...
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Nissan adds a sustainability chief
Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the company on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency. ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker' ...
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emiss ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
International Automotive Components named Maurice Sessel and Kelli Carney to run its North American and European operations, respectively. ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
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