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JASON STEIN

Krafcik's back: Many projects, scads of ideas

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
Somewhere between a conversation on the future of retailing and the excitement over meeting a big investor for a lunch in Century City, John Krafcik has discovered something incongruous in the way the world works.... Read More »

 

KEITH CRAIN

Happy 50th to an American icon

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
The Ford Mustang is 50 years old. It deserves a celebration, and I am sure Ford is planning an appropriate party.... Read More »

 

GABE NELSON

Automotive safety at any cost? Sounds good, but it's not true

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2014
Cost-benefit analysis is a deep-rooted and necessary practice in every industry in which health and safety are at stake. If automakers truly spared no cost for safety, cars in American showrooms would have nothing but five-star crash test ratings and cutting-edge safety technology. And they would all cost a lot more.... Read More »

 

JASON STEIN

Barra's job just got a lot harder

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
Was last week's public grilling about a faulty ignition switch or about New GM vs. Old GM?... Read More »

 

KEITH CRAIN

Eastern Europe is an auto hot spot

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
The crisis in Ukraine and Eastern Europe is ongoing and will be causing all sorts of problems for European auto manufacturers for some time to come.... Read More »

 

GABE NELSON

NHTSA’s chief must be feeling Opening Day jitters

11:03 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Opening Day is bittersweet when you expect your baseball team to finish last. And that’s how David Friedman, acting head of NHTSA, will feel on Tuesday when Congress kicks off a grueling doubleheader of hearings on GM's ignition switch woes.... Read More »

 

GABE NELSON

2016 alert: Tesla's fight goes national

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
The lights are on. The cameras are rolling. The flag pins are in place. And the topic of this unofficial Republican debate, taking place 30 months before the next presidential election, is whether Tesla Motors should be allowed to sell cars directly to the American consumer.... Read More »

 

KEITH CRAIN

Tesla's wasting time, energy, money

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
If you care about customers, you have to be able to take care of them when they need help. For some reason, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has decided to wage war with the retail business to the detriment of his customers.... Read More »

 

GABE NELSON

Why Tesla vs. dealers debate could become a 2016 presidential talking point

12:17 pm U.S. ET | March 25, 2014
It’s looking like Tesla’s corporate-owned showrooms could be a political flashpoint in the 2016 presidential election now that Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio has come out as a defender of Tesla’s right to sell cars without franchised dealers.... Read More »

 

RICHARD JOHNSON

Gary Bettenhausen finished 10th at Indy, but was the big winner

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
One astonishing act of valor and sportsmanship sums up the legacy of race car driver Gary Bettenhausen, who died last week at 72.... Read More »

 

JASON STEIN

CEO Barra's defining first chapter

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
When they write the book on Mary Barra's career at General Motors, the first chapter will be a real page-turner.... Read More »

 

KEITH CRAIN

Filling the hole in the dashboard

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Consider the speed of a smartphone's operating system, and you realize how that hand-held computer will take over the navigation, entertainment and communication functions in the automobile.... Read More »

 

DAVE GUILFORD

Lexus boss: Time for a clean-sheet approach to cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
You might assume that Tokuo Fukuichi, who takes over as head of Lexus on April 1, will walk in the door with firm ideas about the brand's look.... Read More »

 

JESSE SNYDER

Why Sally can't buy a new car

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
America's outstanding student-loan debt is now greater than all auto loans, more than credit card debt.... Read More »

 

DAVID SEDGWICK

Suppliers seem to gain clout; is it temporary?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Lately it does seem like vendors are enjoying more bargaining power.... Read More »

 

DAVID SEDGWICK

The big question: Who really owns vehicle data?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
According to a study released in February by Frost & Sullivan, vehicle data will generate $700 to $800 per vehicle in savings for automakers, vehicle owners, service providers and local governments. That's a fair-sized pot of money, but naturally there's a catch.... Read More »

 

KEITH CRAIN

Barra should recuse herself from GM investigation

1:10 pm U.S. ET | March 14, 2014
Because CEO Mary Barra was working for GM in key positions during the period that will be scrutinized, she should recuse herself from participation in the investigation.... Read More »

 

KEITH CRAIN

Is your dealership one of the best?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
For the third time, Automotive News is recognizing the 100 Best Dealerships To Work For in the United States and Canada. In a few weeks, the time for registering will be past.... Read More »

 

GABE NELSON

GM's recall and the watchdog that didn't bark

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2014
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is supposed to be the people's auto safety watchdog. In the case of General Motor's decade-old defect, why didn't it bark?... Read More »

 

GABE NELSON

In Congress, a changing of the guard

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2014
After more than a half century of service, Rep. John Dingell is ready to go. And that's the clearest sign yet that the U.S. auto industry must prepare for a changing of the guard in Congress.... Read More »

 

KEITH CRAIN

GM recall: Issue is not a faulty switch

10:02 am U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2014
GM this week added more than 588,000 vehicles to a recall to fix ignition switches.... Read More »

 

JESSE SNYDER

At Volkswagen, labor is indeed a full partner

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
I was shocked by two Southern politicians so eager to score points with local conservative voting bases that they insulted half the board members of the automakers whose U.S. plants they so covet.... Read More »

 

DAVID BARKHOLZ

VW workers saw little gain in UAW vote

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
The UAW's cooperative partnership with the Detroit 3 helped the union get an organizing election at Volkswagen in Chattanooga.... Read More »

 

KEITH CRAIN

The r&d grunt work shifts to suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
The r&d has shifted dramatically from auto manufacturers to suppliers. The expenses for those innovations have shifted from auto manufacturers to suppliers.... Read More »

 

DAVE GUILFORD

Cars can get connected to bad guys, too

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
If transportation cyber security follows the path of the Internet, we will see real-world cyber attacks within five years.... Read More »

 

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