Manufacturing

BASF says tomorrow's vehicle colors could vary with your vantage point

In a few years, the color of a new vehicle could vary depending on where you're standing. That's according to supplier BASF Corp.'s automotive division, which today highlighted 65 striking colors here that it said could be on vehicles by 2020.

U.S. orders massive expansion of Takata recalls

UPDATED: 5/4/16 3:33 pm ET - adds details

U.S. auto safety regulators ordered a dramatic expansion of the Takata airbag inflator recalls today, more than doubling the number of hazardous parts covered by the callbacks in a move that the auto industry will spend the next several years sorting out.

2 top Tesla manufacturing execs to leave as biggest challenge looms
UPDATED: 5/4/16 4:20 pm ET - adds stock close

Two top manufacturing executives are leaving Tesla Motors, including the global head of production, at a time when the electric-car company is

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