U.S. seeks to expedite Takata airbag replacementsFri, 09, Dec 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation today said it will press the auto industry to accelerate the pace of replacements for defective Takata airbag inflators and signaled a likely widening of the industry's largest ever recall.
Former Mitsubishi plant in Ill. may house startup automakerFri, 09, Dec 2016
The former Mitsubishi assembly plant in Normal, Ill., soon could be purchased by little-known startup automotive firm Rivian Automotive. Rivian is in discussions to buy the plant, which was shuttered in May, and invest up to $175 million in it by 2024 and create 500 jobs by 2021, the state said.
BMW selects Magna to replace Lear for X5, X6 seating business in S.C.Thu, 08, Dec 2016
Nissan to focus on cost, technology with emphasis on what it can controlThu, 08, Dec 2016
Nissan, the Japanese automaker that's become symbolic of what it means to be a truly global manufacturer, has a simple plan to navigate an unprecedented level of uncertainty around policy and regulation: focus on what's in its control.
New headlight criteria mean fewer vehicles get highest IIHS safety ratingThu, 08, Dec 2016
Ford conducts additional tests on 2017 F-150 and Raptor 10-speed transmissionsTue, 06, Dec 2016
Ford's 2017 F-150 and Raptor trucks with a new 10-speed transmission began arriving on some dealer lots last month, but the automaker said it is holding some models for additional testing as part of its normal launch ramp-up.
Renault-Nissan names veteran exec Philippe Brunet as new powertrain chiefWed, 07, Dec 2016
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace the top executive in charge of engines and transmissions. The change comes as tightening emissions regulations expose the slow pace of integration between the powertrain divisions of the alliance partners.
Mexico auto exports, output rise in NovemberTue, 06, Dec 2016
GM builds final Australian engineMon, 05, Dec 2016
Australian auto industry wind-down continues with General Motors ending engine production after nearly 70 years. Car production stops next year when GM and Toyota close plants, putting an end to Australia's auto industry.
GM expands rear-seat reminder technology to 20 modelsTue, 06, Dec 2016
In an effort to prevent child heatstroke deaths, General Motors' new Rear Seat Reminder technology -- which made its debut in the GMC Acadia this year -- will become standard on more than 20 models that account for about two-thirds of its U.S. sales.
Contact lens tech could revolutionize electric vehiclesTue, 06, Dec 2016
A plastic based on soft contact-lens technology may solve some of the biggest challenges facing electric vehicles by letting them recharge in seconds and travel from London to Edinburgh without stopping, scientists say.