World Congress

VIDEO: First Shift: Jackson's warning to industry

7:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

AutoNation's Jackson warns of 'recipe for disaster'; NHTSA chief: Get proactive on safety; Google's Krafcik: We'll need help; Toyota's gas-price dilemma; Will Bolt's rise lift all EVs?... Read More »

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Ghosn stands apart on consolidation, car sharing

9:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

The auto industry may be looking for more consolidation and new opportunities in car-sharing. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn's response? Not so fast.... Read More »

GM takes customer loyalty crown from Ford

8:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

General Motors finished the 2015 model year with the most loyal customers, unseating Ford Motor Co., which had won the distinction for five consecutive years.... Read More »

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Magna to stay flexible on tech partnerships

6:39 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Fresh on the heels of his company's acquisition of transmission supplier Getrag last week, Magna CEO Don Walker said he sees no slowdown in the pace of consolidation among auto suppliers.... Read More »

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Industry is plateauing, AutoNation's Jackson warns

4:54 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

U.S. auto sales are beginning to plateau even as automakers strive for yet-higher volume, and that could trigger a resurgence of the industry's bad habits, the leader of the nation's largest new-car retailer warned today.... Read More »

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NHTSA's Rosekind steps up call for proactive safety culture

2:27 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

After another year of massive recalls and record fines imposed on automakers, Mark Rosekind doubled down on his push for the auto industry to take up a more proactive approach to vehicle safety.... Read More »

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Toyota won't rush to fully autonomous vehicles, Lentz says

6:53 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

While Google’s gumdrop-shaped self-driving car is logging thousands of miles on the streets of California, don’t expect to jump in the backseat of a Toyota anytime soon for a robot-chauffeured ride.... Read More »

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Google is hunting self-driving partners, Krafcik says

6:23 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Most automakers and suppliers see self-driving cars arriving at the end of a long, step-by-step process. Google wants to skip straight to the endgame. Nevertheless, the search engine giant is turning to industry players for help.... Read More »

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Sales plateau? GM is ready, Ammann says

5:46 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

If U.S. automotive sales are about to plateau at a time of turmoil in markets around the globe, General Motors is ready for it. So said GM President Dan Ammann today in a speech at the Automotive News World Congress.... Read More »

Hillary Clinton plans Detroit fundraiser during auto show

12:57 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton will host a Tuesday fundraiser at the same hotel where many media members and auto executives will stay at for the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

Audi U.S. boss Keogh to speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Scott Keogh, the executive who has led Audi to record sales in the U.S. but must now deal with Volkswagen Group's diesel emissions scandal, will speak at the Automotive News World Congress on, Wednesday, Jan. 13.... Read More »

Google's Krafcik joins World Congress lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

John Krafcik will give his first public address as CEO of Google's self-driving-car project at the Automotive News World Congress on Tuesday, Jan. 12.... Read More »

AutoNation CEO Jackson joins World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

AutoNation Inc. CEO Mike Jackson, who this year defied both the National Automobile Dealers Association and TrueCar Inc., will speak at the Automotive News World Congress on Jan. 12.... Read More »

NHTSA chief to address World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

Mark Rosekind, who has brought a new level of aggressiveness and creativity to auto safety enforcement as head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will speak at the Automotive News World Congress on Tuesday, Jan. 12.... Read More »

EPA official Grundler will speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Christopher Grundler, the EPA official who will rule on Volkswagen's efforts to resume selling diesel-powered vehicles in the U.S., will speak at the Automotive News World Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 13.... Read More »

Investor Harry Wilson to speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Harry Wilson, the activist investor who this year prodded General Motors to buy back $5 billion in stock, will speak at the Automotive News World Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 13.... Read More »

GM's Ammann to speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

General Motors President Dan Ammann, who has been a key player in sharpening GM's global focus, will speak at the 2016 Automotive News World Congress.... Read More »

Fields, Ghosn lead Congress lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2015

Ford Motor Co. CEO Mark Fields and Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn will head a star-studded lineup of speakers at the Automotive News World Congress in January.... Read More »

MISSION TO DETROIT

Tesla's Musk focused on turning EV skeptics into believers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

In an hourlong discussion at the Automotive News World Congress, Tesla's Elon Musk offered several pearls of Elonthink and a few prized revelations about his personal life. But the real reason Musk came to Detroit was to deliver an urgent message to the industry establishment: Believe in EVs now, or regret it later.... Read More »

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Marchionne: Predicting problems can stem recalls

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, said the U.S. industry in 2014 recalled a "nonsensical number" of vehicles. He said the record number of recalls, more than 60 million vehicles, resulted from a "paradigm shift" between the industry and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.... Read More »

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Barra: A female CEO shouldn't be a shocker

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

Mary Barra's first year as General Motors CEO was full of surprises. Perhaps the biggest for her, though, happened at the very beginning: the global media frenzy generated by her appointment as the first female CEO of a major automaker.... Read More »

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Google car project finds friends in industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

Chris Urmson, the director of Google's autonomous driving project, revealed at the Automotive News World Congress last week that Google is working closely with global suppliers such as Bosch and Continental to build the prototypes that it plans to begin testing on California roads this year.... Read More »

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Ford vows not to rush Sync 3

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

In announcing Sync 3 last month, Ford Motor Co. said only that it would come to market starting in the 2016 model year, without saying exactly when or in what vehicle. That's a change from five years ago, when it unveiled MyFord Touch. Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president for the Americas, said the company won't make that mistake again.... Read More »

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Musk: 'Keep driving our volume' to hit targets

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

Electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc. should be able to sell "a few million" cars per year by 2025, after the company has broadened its lineup beyond the Model S sedan and opened a "gigafactory" to double the world's supply of lithium ion battery cells, CEO Elon Musk said last week at the Automotive News World Congress.... Read More »

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Good times won't last forever, analyst says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

The U.S. auto industry is in good shape. But the good times won't last forever, so watch your balance sheets and don't blow it. That was the advice to automakers from John Murphy, lead U.S. auto analyst in equity research with Bank of America Merrill Lynch.... Read More »

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