Mercedes challenged over 'Drive Pilot' TV adWed, 27, Jul 2016
Consumer and auto safety advocates have called on the FTC to investigate Mercedes-Benz over a TV commercial for the 2017 E-class, saying the ad could mislead consumers by overstating the capability of automated driving systems available on the sedan.
GM, aiming for strong 2016 finish, to hike truck outputWed, 27, Jul 2016
General Motors will boost production of pickups and SUVs in time for the traditionally brisk fall truck market, a top GM executive said Wednesday.
Ferrari, Altair Product Design team up for next-gen vehicle platformWed, 27, Jul 2016
Ferrari is teaming up with longtime design, engineering and software partner Altair Product Design to create the company’s next-generation vehicle platform.
Elon Musk says it's 'pencils down' for Tesla's Model 3Wed, 27, Jul 2016
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the final designs for Tesla's $35,000 electric Model 3 were locked up two weeks ago, and the company is moving forward on schedule to start producing them next summer. That was just the beginning of his remarks on Tuesday.
UAW blasts Renault-Nissan for denying French lawmaker a meetingWed, 27, Jul 2016
The UAW criticized the Renault-Nissan Alliance after it turned down a meeting with a member of the French parliament at its Canton, Miss., plant, which the UAW hopes to unionize.
NextGear Capital will finance vehicle purchases at CarMax auctionsWed, 27, Jul 2016
NextGear Capital will finance dealers' purchases of used vehicles at CarMax's 68 auction locations starting Aug. 8.
Toyota, Mitsubishi, Volvo improve the most in J.D. Power APEAL StudyWed, 27, Jul 2016
Toyota, Mitsubishi and Volvo had the largest improvements among brands with more than one nameplate in J.D. Power's latest study of new-vehicle appeal, while Porsche paced the industry for the 12th consecutive year.
FCA earmarks $1.5 billion to build Ram 1500 pickups at Chrysler 200 plantTue, 26, Jul 2016
Fiat Chrysler will invest $1.48 billion to convert its Sterling Heights Assembly plant in suburban Detroit from unibody to body-on-frame construction to build the next-generation Ram 1500 pickup. The automaker today confirmed that the plant will end production of the slow-selling Chrysler 200 sedan in December to begin the conversion.
Clinton, if elected, plans to renegotiate NAFTA, UAW chief saysTue, 26, Jul 2016
UAW President Dennis Williams said Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has assured him she would renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement if she is elected president. The UAW wants an updated treaty to help foster stronger unions in Mexico, where many automakers operate factories.
U.S. report says Tesla driver speeding in fatal Autopilot crashTue, 26, Jul 2016
A driver killed in the May 7 crash of a Tesla Motors car while using Autopilot driving-assist software was speeding, U.S. highway safety investigators said on Tuesday in a preliminary report that did not state a probable cause.
Mobileye says Tesla contract won't be extended; tech supplier posts 76% gain in Q2 profitsTue, 26, Jul 2016
Mobileye NV, an Israeli maker of driving-assistance chips and software, posted a surge in second-quarter earnings and revenue, but said its contract with Tesla would not be renewed after it expires.
All-Terrain TechnologyMon, 25, Jul 2016
JLR is working on connected-car technologies that work regardless of terrain with the goal of reducing driver stress, accidents and injuries. No word yet on when these will debut.