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BLOG: 'Autopia' future promoted by Google and Apple will hurt traditional carmakers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016

Industry disrupters such as Google and Apple are better funded than their potential rivals from the automotive field. That could be bad news for traditional auto companies, an industry analyst said.... Read More »

VIDEO: Morgan Stanley analyst on shared ownership, autonomous vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2016

Morgan Stanley managing director Adam Jonas says the auto sector is a $10 trillion industry, which is attracting newcomers who view the business differently than traditional automakers. And Jonas sees two emerging trends: shared ownership replacing individual vehicle purchases and autonomous vehicles that won't need drivers. Jonas spoke at the Automotive News World Congress on Jan. 13, 2016.... Read More »

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EPA ponders post-2025 regulation

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

Advancements in electrification, vehicle connectivity and autonomous technologies have prompted the EPA to rethink its approach to setting future tailpipe emissions rules, the agency's top auto official said.... Read More »

Krafcik, Lentz chart diverging routes to the self-driving car

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

In their campaign for self-driving cars, Toyota Motor Corp. and Google Inc. share a vision of a world without car crashes, in which everyone -- including the elderly and disabled -- can easily get around.... Read More »

NHTSA chief scrambles to beat the clock

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

In late 2014, Mark Rosekind had a choice: re-up for another five years on the National Transportation Safety Board or try to move the needle in two years as administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.... Read More »

Fields and friends

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

Ford Motor Co. CEO Mark Fields led the lineup of industry leaders who spoke at the Automotive News World Congress.... Read More »

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Peugeot tops rivals in shareholder value

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

France's Peugeot SA outpaced rival global automakers in creating value for its shareholders over the past one and three years.... Read More »

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Ford won't blindly chase market share

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

Ford Motor Co. has lost more than 1 point of market share since 2013, but CEO Mark Fields says he isn't concerned by that, nor does the automaker plan to offer bigger discounts to reverse the trend.... Read More »

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The auto world according to Jonas

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

Give Adam Jonas a mic and a stage, and you better brace for a rat-a-tat-tat of snap judgments.... Read More »

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Ghosn not keen on industry mergers

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

Ghosn says his Renault-Nissan Alliance has proven more effective than past industry mergers and acquisitions.... Read More »

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Jackson to 'clueless': Prepare for plateau

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

After years of booming auto sales, automakers and retailers in the U.S. are now entering the most treacherous phase of the industry's up-and-down cycle.... Read More »

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A sales plateau? GM is ready for it, Ammann says

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

You might expect General Motors' vehicle inventory to be creeping higher as whispers of a U.S. sales plateau grow louder, given its history of keeping the factories cranking at all costs. But the opposite is true, GM President Dan Ammann said.... Read More »

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Activist critical of Barra's dual role

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

GM erred in giving CEO Mary Barra the added title of chairman, said Harry Wilson, the activist investor whose demands for a board seat last year helped prod GM to buy back $5 billion in stock.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNation's Jackson warns of plateauing industry

4:08 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2016

AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson says U.S. auto sales are transitioning from a growth mode to a plateau phase even as automakers strive for higher volumes. Jackson says the move could trigger a resurgence of the industry's bad habits. Furthermore, he believes the industry historically has been “clueless” about managing periods of plateauing sales. Jackson, who leads the nation's largest new-vehicle retailer, spoke at the Automotive News World Congress on Jan. 12, 2016.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Dealerships allege FCA conspiracy

7:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

FCA conspired to report fake sales, two dealerships allege; AN World Congress: BMW's battle plans, 'Tone-deaf' move on Barra?, Disruptive Tesla view, Personal rides still rule.... Read More »

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Ford will ultimately get its due from Wall Street, Fields says

10:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

Ford CEO Mark Fields said delivering strong results is the best way for the automaker to counter the skeptics on Wall Street who sent its shares sliding 5.1 percent Wednesday.... Read More »

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Naming GM's Barra chairman was 'tone deaf,' activist investor says

6:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

Harry Wilson, the activist investor who last year prodded General Motors to buy back $5 billion in stock, says that GM's recent move to make CEO Mary Barra board chairman was “remarkably tone deaf,” even as he applauded her performance.... Read More »

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Auction head urges retailers to see themselves as a consumer's resource

6:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

Lead the retail transformation by staying focused on connecting people to the right car, the president of the nation's largest auto auction company says. That means retailers should see themselves as a resource for consumers.... Read More »

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BMW tailors its pitch to the young and wealthy

5:07 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

BMW of North America knows millennial customers are the future for the industry, but it wants the top 1 percent -- those with a household income of $150,000-plus, says the company's CEO.... Read More »

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Jonas describes the gap between traditional automakers and newcomers

4:12 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

Defending against interlopers is almost impossible for the traditional auto industry, Adam Jonas says. Newcomers are just as smart and better heeled, but more importantly they see the business differently, the managing director of Morgan Stanley said.... Read More »

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U.S. regulators signal no quick remedy for VW's diesels

10:44 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

The timetable for VW to deploy fixes for seven years' worth of diesel vehicles and resume sales of new ones remains unknown after California regulators rejected the automaker's initial repair proposals, a top EPA official said today.... Read More »

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Autonomous cars will challenge technology infrastructure, panelists say

2:55 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

Twenty years from now, the auto industry will have tens of millions self-driving vehicles on the road, but it may require automakers to share data with municipalities -- and each other.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ghosn not sold on car sharing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

Why Ghosn's not sold on car sharing; How EPA missed VW cheating; Audi on EVs ... and JFK; What autos teach Google; Androids in cars, getting coffee; ABCs of consolidation.... Read More »

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Audi's Keogh says automakers can be disruptors

10:11 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

The president of Audi of America warned automakers to embrace the dramatic technological changes that are remaking the industry, and to beware of continuing business as usual amid the U.S. market's record vehicle sales.... Read More »

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Android Auto architect Brenner sees a 'virtuous cycle' in common car software

10:40 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

In the days before Google launched the Android operating system in 2008, engineers had to rewrite the code for Google Maps dozens of times for different smartphones. It was a hassle, but Android changed all that.... Read More »

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