Toyota patent activity soaringSat, 28, May 2016
EV-related technologies have triggered a boom in automotive patents, and they are streaming out of Toyota. And the gap between the number of new Toyota patents and those at the industry's second-place company, Robert Bosch, is enormous.
Mazda ventures back into premium tierSat, 28, May 2016
For more than a decade, Mazda has talked about occupying a quasi-premium space in the U.S. The redesigned CX-9 is a step in that direction.
Charging for prepaid maintenance trumps giving it awayMon, 16, May 2016
H&H Chevrolet found that charging customers for prepaid maintenance plans produced better results overall than giving the plans away for free.
Indy 500 delivers speed, safety advances, innovation for 100 yearsFri, 27, May 2016
Technological advancements first tested on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's historic 2.5-mile oval have transitioned to everyday production models since the very first race.
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.
GM may shift some pickup production from Mexico to Michigan, report saysFri, 27, May 2016
Some General Motors light-duty pickup production is going to shift to Flint, Mich., from Mexico, according to a report.
Connectivity for mom-and-pop fleetsMon, 23, May 2016
General Motors wants to attract mom-and-pop operators with what it bills as the first integrated, hardware-free tool for small businesses to manage their fleets.
Ford to launch pilot program to employ adults with autismThu, 26, May 2016
Ford is launching a pilot program on June 1 to hire adults with autism. Ford will create five positions in product development suited to the skills and capabilities of workers with autism for the program, called FordInclusiveWorks, the automaker said in a statement Wednesday.
Trail-ready with a nod to Swedish roots: What people think of Volvo's '40' conceptsTue, 24, May 2016
After launching the redesigned XC90 and hatching plans to market the S90 flagship sedan and V90 wagon, Volvo's product overhaul will continue with a new generation of small cars and crossovers.
There's no beating Indy 500 in the '60sMon, 23, May 2016
The most exciting era in the history of the Indianapolis 500 was the mid-1960s, when the Brickyard was shifting from front-engine, Offenhauser-powered roadsters to low-slung, rear-engine racers.
Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unitFri, 27, May 2016
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked with developing new products and services for the brand.
Autonomous vehicles, ride-sharing could push insurance premiums down 30%, study findsThu, 26, May 2016
Auto insurance premiums could decline by as much as 30 percent over the next 25 years as autonomous vehicles and sharing services become more prevalent, a study found.