How Bill Ford lured Flex-N-Gate to DetroitMon, 30, May 2016
Flex-N-Gate, owned by low-profile magnate Shahid Khan, will build a new plant in Detroit, a move Bill Ford advocated for.
Bill Ford's connections with Flex-N-Gate owner help land Detroit plantWed, 25, May 2016
Two auto industry executives with ties to NFL football franchises -- Bill Ford of the Detroit Lions and Shahid Khan of the Jacksonville Jaguars -- played key roles in bringing a top-tier auto parts plant to Detroit.
Ford puts the focus on supplier engineer for RS successMon, 30, May 2016
It's rare for suppliers to be publicly outed, but Ford is so impressed with GKN's active torque vectoring system on the Focus RS rear axle that it handed GKN's engineer on the project an award usually only given internally.
CarGurus validates used-car prices on dealership sitesMon, 30, May 2016
CarGurus has become the latest third-party shopping site to allow dealers to place its rating of used-vehicle prices - such as “good deal” or “great deal” - directly on a dealership website's inventory pages.
Takata holds talks with possible buyers, report saysThu, 26, May 2016
Takata, the airbag maker facing billions in possible costs for the biggest recall in automotive history, is said to be in talks with potential buyers.
Takata hires financial adviser to mull restructuring optionsWed, 25, May 2016
Takata hired investment bank Lazard to lead efforts to seek new investment and help resolve financial issues stemming from its record-setting recall of tens of millions of airbag inflators that can rupture.
Daimler's Detroit Diesel union workers ratify new labor contractWed, 25, May 2016
UAW members at Detroit Diesel ratified a contract Tuesday that includes a wage increase and commits Daimler Trucks North America to new engine production.
Nissan may sell Calsonic Kansei stake to help fund EV research, report saysTue, 24, May 2016
Nissan is mulling selling its 41 percent stake in supplier Calsonic Kansei to raise cash for research and development in electric cars and artificial intelligence, the Nikkei newspaper reported.
S. Korea's Mando said to be in talks to supply parts for Tesla Model 3Tue, 24, May 2016
Mando Corp. is in talks with Tesla Motors to supply parts for its Model 3 car, an industry source said, as it seeks to join other South Korean firms supplying components for Tesla's more affordable electric cars.
Toyota expands Takata airbag recall by 1.6 million vehiclesMon, 23, May 2016
Toyota is recalling almost 1.6 million additional U.S. vehicles for front passenger side Takata airbag inflators that could rupture.
Feds flash their badges on auto dataMon, 23, May 2016
On Feb. 12, some of the auto industry's leading cybersecurity experts gathered at a sprawling FBI complex to meet with an elite digital SWAT team called the Operational Technology Division. It wasn't until a few days later that the significance of the meeting began to sink in.
Audi, BMW, Mercedes lead in user-friendly connectivity, study showsMon, 23, May 2016
Audi, BMW and Mercedes lead other automakers in offering easy-to-use connected features, according to a study conducted in European markets, but more needs to be done to make customers aware that of the technology so they don't choose Apple and Google for their Internet-enabled navigation and in-car entertainment.