Ford, Unifor make little progress in Canada contract talks, Dias saysThu, 27, Oct 2016
Ford and Canadian union Unifor have yet to resolve any of the major issues pertaining to economics and investments ahead of Monday's strike deadline, union president Jerry Dias said.
Ford names Laura Merling to new VP post overseeing autonomous vehiclesThu, 27, Oct 2016
Ford has taken another step toward its goal of having fully autonomous vehicles on the road by 2021. The automaker today named Laura Merling, who runs a consultancy firm for the integration of connected technology, as its vice president of autonomous vehicle solutions.
Hyundai and Kia reach $41.2 million settlement with states over fuel economy claimsThu, 27, Oct 2016
Hyundai and Kia agreed to a $41.2 million settlement with attorneys general from 33 states and the District of Columbia that will close the remaining investigations into the automakers' overstatement of fuel economy ratings from 2011 through 2013.
Ford idling car plant in Mich. extra two weeks on light demandThu, 27, Oct 2016
Ford said today it will idle its Wayne, Mich., car factory an extra two weeks by the end of the year to adjust supply with demand. The plant makes the light-selling Focus compact and C-Max hybrid cars.
Mercedes will build first EQ electric car in GermanyThu, 27, Oct 2016
Mercedes-Benz will build the first model from its new EQ electric vehicle subbrand in the northern German city of Bremen by the end of the decade, parent Daimler said.
Autoliv Q3 earnings rise 21% as Europe, China offset weak U.S.Thu, 27, Oct 2016
Autoliv reported a 21 percent rise in quarterly earnings as high production levels in Europe and China offset a weaker U.S. market.
Nissan to stop making Mexican veteran Tsuru amid safety criticismWed, 26, Oct 2016
Nissan said today it will stop production in May of the Mexican-built Tsuru, an economical and hardy sedan beloved by taxi drivers but often sold without airbags and widely criticized for its poor crash record.
Audi pilots corporate car-sharing fleet in latest mobility pushWed, 26, Oct 2016
Audi of America is expanding its mobility services with a national corporate car-sharing fleet service it plans to roll out next year, the company said today. Called Audi Shared Fleet, the service is being piloted now with three Audi A4 sedans shared by tenants of American Underground, a technology incubator in Durham, N.C., Audi said.
Spanish supplier Gestamp to invest $158.7 million into Mich. operationsWed, 26, Oct 2016
Gestamp North America Inc. plans to invest $158.7 million into its Michigan operations. The subsidiary of Madrid, Spain-based Gestamp Automoción SL plans to expand its plants in Chelsea, Mich., and Mason, Mich.
Auto industry cyber security group hires Boeing veteranWed, 26, Oct 2016
The organization that automakers in the U.S. created to cope with cyber security threats said today it has hired a former Boeing executive as its leader.
Hyundai net income falls 11th straight quarter as strikes cut productionWed, 26, Oct 2016
Hyundai posted a drop in quarterly profit after labor strikes hurt domestic production and a stronger currency eroded repatriated earnings. Operating profit declined 29 percent to 1.07 trillion won ($943 million) while net income fell for an 11th consecutive quarter to its lowest level in more than four years.
Subaru to recall 100,000 U.S. turbocharged vehicles for faulty pumpWed, 26, Oct 2016
Subaru of America will recall about 100,000 vehicles equipped with turbocharged engines over increased risk of a fire. A faulty relay controlling the secondary air injection pump in the turbocharged vehicles could fail and cause the unit to overheat and melt, potentially leading to a fire.