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New head-up displays could change views for drivers and the industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
Head-up displays with "augmented reality," the technology that employs much of the windshield as a display area for data and images, is poised to significantly change how drivers see the road.... Read More »

 

THE SUPPLIER SPEAKS

Valeo boosts its N.A. r&d with hundreds of engineers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
French supplier Valeo SA is hiring hundreds of engineers in North America and is opening an office in Silicon Valley.... Read More »

 

Warning in your car may be about you

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2014
Automakers are tinkering with a variety of in-car health apps that monitor biometric data such as heart rate, blood sugar, allergies or alertness and relay the information to a driver.... Read More »

 

Automakers await the details of EPA plan for mpg road tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2014
Automakers see merit in an EPA proposal that would require them to road test vehicles to verify mileage claims, but they are unclear on how the tests would be handled.... Read More »

 

Tire makers roll into South Carolina

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2014
South Carolina became the nation's leading tire producer in the fourth quarter last year with estimated daily output of 89,000 tires, edging Oklahoma's 88,000 units.... Read More »

 

Chrysler tells supplier to boost hitch output

5:23 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2014
Chrysler Group ordered a supplier of trailer hitches to boost production dramatically a day after the company was accused by federal safety regulators of dragging its feet on the recall of older Jeeps.... Read More »

 

Hyundai, Kia tune into tuning

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
A wave of deregulation has opened the door for Hyundai and Kia to finally bring out some bling.... Read More »

 

Slow growth masks big swings in ad budgets

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
The placid flow of automakers' advertising dollars toward digital platforms last year masked some rather powerful currents below the surface.... Read More »

 

Volkswagen's consumer brands

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
With the purchase of Porsche in August 2012, Volkswagen AG added a 12th brand to its broad portfolio, which stretches from Ducati motorcycles to 40-ton trucks.... Read More »

 

Supply steady at 60 days

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
Automakers started July with a 60-day supply of unsold vehicles, the level traditionally considered an ideal balance — enough to meet demand but not high enough to require discounting.... Read More »

 

Suppliers to the 2014 Toyota Highlander

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
Suppliers to the 2014 Toyota Highlander include GR Spring & Stamping, Leggett & Platt, TOA USA, Sika, INA, FAG, GKN Sinter Metals, SRG Global, Tigerpoly, Zanini Auto Group, BorgWarner, Automatic Spring Products, Kautex Textron, Midway Products and North American Lighting.... Read More »

 

Ford's vision extends beyond building cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford believes that global traffic congestion and new technologies will force automakers to think beyond their traditional role.... Read More »

 

Finally, bow ties for Man U

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
Remember that controversial $559 million branding agreement engineered by ousted GM marketing czar Joel Ewanick and Manchester United, the English soccer team?... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

GM's false economy

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
It's not yet clear what the final tab will be on General Motors' unfolding recall mess, but it certainly will put a dent in the automaker's so-called fortress balance sheet.... Read More »

 

Ford's Vignale Europe-bound, not Lincoln

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
Ford Motor Co. has no plans to introduce Lincoln in Europe, but will offer its upscale Vignale trim level on Ford brand vehicles, Ford of Europe President Stephen Odell says.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

A salute to Ford’s executives, dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
Alan Mulally did a great job for Ford Motor Co. and its dealers in his time at the helm.... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

Reducing driver distraction with a carrot, not a stick

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay disable the screen of the hand-held device while it's connected.... Read More »

 

Hellcat Challenger SRT rated at 707 hp

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
Chrysler Group's new supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 Hellcat engine has been certified at 707 hp and 650 pounds-feet of torque, topping the most powerful versions of the SRT Viper, Chevrolet Corvette and Ford Mustang.... Read More »

 

Chrysler to sell small cars from Mitsubishi in Mexico

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
Mitsubishi Motors will supply Chrysler with a Thailand-built compact sedan for sale in Mexico starting in November.... Read More »

 

Supplier price-fixing crackdown jolts Japan's business culture

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2014
Compared with just two years ago, Japanese parts makers are scrambling to educate employees on actions that are off-limits. The buzzword of the times: compliance. Compared with just two years ago, Japanese parts makers are scrambling to educate employees on actions that are off-limits.... Read More »

 

Classics from the Dodge garage

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Dodge turns 100 on Tuesday, July 1, and to celebrate Chrysler Group last week pulled 26 classic Dodge vehicles out of storage and allowed journalists to drive them on the grounds at Meadow Brook Hall, an estate built by Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of John Dodge.... Read More »

 

Mitsubishi to supply cars for Chrysler in Asia

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. will supply its Attrage sedans to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for sale in Asia this year, Japan's Nikkei business daily reported.... Read More »

 

Daimler and Nissan hit the gas

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Daimler and Renault-Nissan's global product-sharing partnership got a lot bigger last week.... Read More »

 

Ford to replace 2.0-liter EcoBoost after just 4 years

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
The 2.0-liter four-cylinder -- offered in more than a dozen Ford and Lincoln vehicles globally -- begins easing out of production early next year with the launch of the redesigned 2015 Ford Edge.... Read More »

 

Upside to Ukraine unrest? Well, maybe for Lada

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Bo Andersson, the former General Motors purchasing czar who now runs Lada, says tensions in Ukraine aren't necessarily a bad thing for the venerable Russian brand.... Read More »

 

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