CarMax's certification checklist fails Calif. law, court rulesFri, 21, Oct 2016
A federal appeals court in California ruled that CarMax's component inspection checklist violates a state statue that requires dealers to provide consumers a “completed inspection report” prior to the sale of any certified used vehicle.
Tesla faces industry scrutiny over the best way forward for autonomous carsSat, 22, Oct 2016
Tesla's decision to equip all of its vehicles with self-driving hardware has intensified competition over what equipment will be on board cars of the future.
Deals in Canada slow the jobs bleedingSat, 22, Oct 2016
The roughly $900 million Canadian in investment commitments that Unifor has secured from the Detroit 3 thus far might not be enough to fully reverse the long-term trend of auto manufacturing jobs leaving Canada, labor experts say.
Toyota aims to assist, not replace, driversSat, 22, Oct 2016
Toyota is in no hurry to join the auto industry's stampede to launch fleet tests of Google-style self-driving taxis. The company's top priority is to help the motorist to drive safely, rather than to replace the driver, a senior Toyota executive said last week.
Japanese automakers finally getting serious about car hackingSat, 22, Oct 2016
Japan's carmakers are still seen as slow to adapt to the vulnerabilities of connected cars. But with the advent of autonomous driving just over the horizon, Japan Inc. is finally getting serious about cybersecurity.
Why Nissan is investing in MitsubishiSun, 23, Oct 2016
When Mitsubishi Motors Corp. CEO Osamu Masuko came to meet with me in April to ask for Nissan's support to restore the engineering organization and revive the company, we knew that forming a strategic alliance made financial and operational sense for both of our companies.
Auto industry cash flows point to historic electionSun, 23, Oct 2016
Elections swing back and forth, but the race for campaign cash from the auto industry is typically no contest. Republican nominees for president have raked in seven-figure sums from auto industry donors in each election cycle since 2000. This year is different.
Key evolution is on its way -- no fob, just a smartphone appSun, 23, Oct 2016
The latest evolution in car keys is on its way -- no car key at all. The future of vehicle entry and engine start is in your smartphone.
Hachigo: Honda is just fine on its ownSun, 23, Oct 2016
Suddenly, Honda looks like the odd man in Japan. Toyota just added Suzuki to its growing stable of partners, and Nissan is poised to take control of Mitsubishi. Meanwhile, Honda is left by its lonesome in the face of industry consolidation.
Faraday falls behind on plant construction billsFri, 21, Oct 2016
A construction firm working on Faraday Future's $1 billion Nevada factory has warned the electric-car startup that it could face a work stoppage over millions of dollars in unpaid bills, raising questions about Faraday's financial condition.
Audi to buy back 25,000 Q7 diesel SUVs in U.S., report saysFri, 21, Oct 2016
Audi plans to buy back 25,000 Q7 diesel engine SUVs in the U.S. to compensate owners whose cars do not meet exhaust emission standards, German weekly Der Spiegel reported today.
Tesla plans to equip new vehicles with self-driving hardwareWed, 19, Oct 2016
After receiving scrutiny from regulators worldwide, Tesla Motors has ratcheted up its self-driving efforts by equipping all models with hardware that could enable fully autonomous driving.