en-usVince Bond Jr. Feed Pulling the plug: EV battery module exchange put to testMon, 20 Oct 2014 00:01:00 ESTA team of engineers at the University of California, San Diego, plans to make a cross-country trip in an electric vehicle -- without plugging the car in once. Tesla blasts Michigan bill as 'raw deal'Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:31:55 ESTTesla says it's getting a 'raw deal' in Michigan and is speaking out on a bill that would block its direct-sales model in the state -- and prevent it from operating a gallery. Anti-Tesla bill reaches Michigan governor's deskWed, 15 Oct 2014 12:50:00 ESTLegislation that would prevent Tesla Motors from directly selling its EV lineup in Michigan has cleared the state's legislative chambers and is awaiting the signature of Republican Governor Rick Snyder. Manager's personalized paychecks encourage, praise dealership staffersWed, 15 Oct 2014 00:01:00 ESTMichelle Petrenko adds extra value to her employees' paychecks. How to get the most from millennial staffersWed, 15 Oct 2014 00:01:00 ESTIf dealers want to attract the best and brightest from the most diverse generation to date, job descriptions should cast the car business as a career with hurdles that millennials should be excited to leap -- not a robotic... Colorado Ford, Subaru dealer Carlson in line to become '16 NADA chairmanTue, 14 Oct 2014 16:03:37 ESTThe National Automobile Dealers Association chose Colorado dealer Jeff Carlson as its next vice chairman, putting him in line to become chairman after Bill Fox of New York, who -- as expected -- will be NADA's 2015 chairman. Mercedes tops BMW in monthly luxury salesWed, 1 Oct 2014 17:00:44 ESTMercedes-Benz's record September in the United States was enough to top the BMW brand in the luxury sales race, but BMW held a small lead for the first nine months of the year. Chrysler revamps line to boost pickup outputMon, 29 Sep 2014 00:01:00 ESTWith thousands of suggestions from line workers, Chrysler Group modified the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in suburban Detroit to build about 100 additional Ram 1500s each production day or 28,500 per year. Chrysler's revamped line to build about 100 more Ram 1500s a dayThu, 25 Sep 2014 15:05:42 ESTChrysler Group says its Warren Truck Assembly Plant will build about 100 additional Ram 1500s each production day, or 28,565 per year, to meet demand. Chrysler recalls nearly 350,000 vehicles from 2008 to fix ignition switchesThu, 25 Sep 2014 14:52:18 ESTChrysler is recalling an estimated 349,442 vehicles from the 2008 model year to fix an ignition switch problem. The automaker says it will correct conditions that may cause ignition keys to become stuck or inadvertently move. Guardian automotive glass units to be acquired by Japanese supplierWed, 17 Sep 2014 15:57:04 ESTJapan's Central Glass Company has agreed to purchase the outstanding shares of two automotive units of Guardian Industries, a longtime Detroit area automotive glass supplier with roots dating to the 1930s. Toyota FT-1 gets the souped-up 'Gran Turismo' treatment for video gameTue, 16 Sep 2014 15:02:22 ESTToyota has joined the 'Gran Turismo' parade of video game racers with a beefier version of its FT-1 concept. OnStar, police are hitting the brakes on stolen carsMon, 15 Sep 2014 00:01:00 ESTOnStar has worked in tandem with law-enforcement agencies for years to recover more than 60,000 stolen vehicles. Lawyers reaching for in-car dataSun, 14 Sep 2014 00:01:00 ESTInformation gathered by vehicle telematics systems is garnering increased attention from lawyers who see the data as a puzzle piece in building court cases. Up-to-the-minute maps will be critical for autonomous carsSat, 13 Sep 2014 00:01:00 ESTAutonomous vehicles will sport sophisticated sensors and radar systems to read and react to their surroundings, but their robotic drivers still will require vivid and current roadmaps to put the various inputs into context. Universal map accuracy will be crucial to autonomous vehicles, transport official saysTue, 9 Sep 2014 15:54:58 ESTMichigan transportation chief Kirk Steudle today shared stories of some GPS mishaps to highlight one of the critical issues facing autonomous vehicles: They'll need precise mapping to lead them. NFL receiver, sidelined by a suspension, gets a car sales jobFri, 5 Sep 2014 14:35:29 ESTSuspended Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, known for dodging truck-sized NFL defenders, will try his hand at selling trucks -- and maybe some cars, too. Toyota targets shoppers with location-based mobile ad toolThu, 28 Aug 2014 16:08:02 ESTToyota is using a location-based mobile ad tool to supercharge its annual clearance sale. Acura TLX's new assembly line is on TwitterThu, 21 Aug 2014 17:25:21 ESTAcura is advancing the social marketing spectrum with an interactive TLX launch campaign that allows Twitter users to build their own versions of the premium sedan within a tweet. The Rolls-Royce that took 8 months to buildTue, 19 Aug 2014 13:56:27 ESTTurn 10 Studios needed extra time to digitally translate the Rolls-Royce Wraith's craftsmanship into 'Forza Motorsport 5' on the Xbox One. Crash rule threatens Aston Martin, dealer saysMon, 18 Aug 2014 00:01:00 ESTAston Martin's U.S. stores could be put out of business when a new federal safety rule lands next month, a top dealer said in a petition. A Rolls for the masses: Video game adds WraithMon, 18 Aug 2014 00:01:00 ESTRolls-Royce Motor Cars last week debuted the Wraith in "Forza Motorsport 5" on the Xbox One. A (virtual) Rolls-Royce for the massesTue, 12 Aug 2014 13:38:32 ESTRolls-Royce Motor Cars debuted the Wraith in 'Forza Motorsport 5' on the Xbox One today, a historic moment for driving game enthusiasts and an example of the branding opportunities automakers see in video games. Race a concept car? Gamers get to put virtual designs to the testMon, 11 Aug 2014 00:01:00 ESTGrandiose exotic sports car concepts are usually saved for auto shows, with spectators left to ogle behind a velvet rope. Racing game realism enhances branding opportunityMon, 11 Aug 2014 00:01:00 ESTA decade ago, automakers were a tough sell when Turn 10 Studios approached them about including their vehicles in the first "Forza Motorsport" game. Now, it's the automakers that are knocking on Turn 10's door. Superior Industries investors urged to OK company's board nomineesWed, 6 Aug 2014 16:28:06 ESTThree proxy advisory firms are recommending that Superior Industries International Inc. shareholders vote for the supplier's four board nominees at its annual meeting next week. Mini Cooper tops other small cars in latest round of overlap crash testsMon, 4 Aug 2014 00:01:00 ESTThe four-door Mini Cooper Countryman stood out among its peers in a new round of insurance industry crash testing, receiving the only good rating among 12 small cars evaluated. Jaguar touts aluminum features on upcoming XEWed, 30 Jul 2014 12:35:40 ESTJaguar Land Rover is touting the aluminum features on its upcoming Jaguar XE sedan, promising it will be the most fuel efficient vehicle in brand history. Small cars struggle in latest round of IIHS crash testsWed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 ESTSmall cars performed poorly in a new round of insurance industry crash testing, with the four-door Mini Cooper Countryman receiving the only good rating of 12 cars evaluated. Targeted digital ads start with car colorMon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 ESTNew York digital marketing company Eyeview is betting that its color-morphing capabilities will trigger an emotional reaction from consumers who spent time researching a vehicle and likely visualized themselves in it. Acura NSX prototype bursts into flames during testingThu, 24 Jul 2014 13:42:39 ESTAn Acura NSX prototype burst into flames today while testing in Germany, but Acura says the futuristic sports car is continuing "progress toward its highly anticipated launch." Hyundai nabs a win in J.D. Power APEAL Study a month after leading IQSWed, 23 Jul 2014 10:00:00 ESTFor the first time, Hyundai is the top-ranked nonpremium brand in the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study -- a month after leading nonpremium brands in the company's Initial Quality Study.