Ford taps Postmates for edge in self-driving delivery raceJan. 9
VW, Hyundai partner with Silicon Valley startup on self-driving systemJan. 4
Partnerships key to tackling rapid changeDec. 25, 2017
Honda Motor Co. CEO Takahiro Hachigo is steering a course to boost sales of popular products while also working with outside partners to enter the future world of electric vehicles and fuel cell technology.
Partners, not tie-ups, will be the Honda wayDec. 17, 2017
Toyota, Panasonic consider joint development of EV batteriesDec. 13, 2017
Toyota and Panasonic are considering jointly developing batteries for EVs, a partnership that could help the Japanese automaker in its late bid to begin EV production after concentrating on plug-in hybrid and fuel-cell vehicles.
Ford, Alibaba plan to test new sales models in China, report saysDec. 6, 2017
Ford is expected to sign a deal with Alibaba that may allow the automaker to test selling cars to consumers in China through Alibaba's online retail arm Tmall, as well as via a new "auto vending machine" store concept.
FCA, Hyundai in talks over tech partnership, Marchionne saysDec. 2, 2017
Fiat Chrysler and Hyundai are exploring a technical partnership, but there are no merger talks, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said. FCA also has not made a decision on spinning off its supplier division, Magneti Marelli, and robotics maker Comau, he said.
BMW may make Mini an electric brand in U.S.Nov. 29, 2017
BMW may make its Mini brand all-electric in the United States and is talking with other automakers to find partners to lower the cost of electrifying the brand, a senior executive said. BMW plans to launch an electric Mini in 2019.
Ford, Mahindra open to teaming up on EVs in IndiaNov. 21, 2017
FCA, Guangzhou look to deepen China tie-upNov. 21, 2017
Fiat Chrysler and Guangzhou Automobile are in talks to deepen their joint venture in China, as the world's largest car market looks to relax some regulations and Guangzhou prepares to sell its Trumpchi brand in the U.S.