Toyota recalls nearly 1.5 million cars in Europe over Takata airbagsWed, 26, Oct 2016
Toyota is recalling about 5.8 million cars worldwide, including 1.47 million in Europe, over potentially faulty airbag inflators made by Takata. The recall includes the Yaris and Corolla.
Apple said to develop car operating system in BlackBerry countryWed, 26, Oct 2016
Apple has dozens of software engineers in Canada building a car operating system, a rare move for a company that often houses research and development projects close to its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters, according to people familiar with the matter.
GM to use IBM's Watson AI software for new OnStar Go serviceWed, 26, Oct 2016
General Motors and International Business Machines Corp. plan to combine IBM's artificial intelligence software Watson with the automaker's OnStar system in order to market services to drivers in their vehicles.
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.
Germany's VW probe hasn't implicated leading execs, prosecutors sayTue, 25, Oct 2016
German prosecutors investigating Volkswagen Group say they have a "fairly good" picture of how the diesel-cheating scandal evolved and that doesn't include any clear-cut link between the automaker's top executives and decisions to implement the manipulation.
Mercedes X class will target families, outdoor enthusiastsTue, 25, Oct 2016
Mercedes unveiled two concepts for its first pickup that will go on sale next year called the X class. The midsize vehicle will target families, outdoor enthusiasts and commercial customers in Europe, Latin America, South Africa, and Australia. The brand also is examining whether to sell the pickup in the U.S.
GM's Q3 net more than doubles to $2.77 billionTue, 25, Oct 2016
General Motors today said its net income more than doubled to a third-quarter, post-bankruptcy high of $2.77 billion, as its focus on retail sales in the U.S. bolstered transaction prices. Despite weakness in Europe, GM said its earnings for the year would be at the "high end" of forecasts.
Mercedes plans two powerful E-class variantsTue, 25, Oct 2016
Mercedes-Benz's latest E-class sedans went on sale in June and now the automaker has shed light on two high-performance variants. Both models, Mercedes said, are the most powerful E-class variants of all time.
Johnson Controls spinoff Adient to move headquarters from Milwaukee to metro DetroitTue, 25, Oct 2016
Johnson Controls spinoff and soon-to-be new public company Adient is doubling down in the Detroit area. The world's largest automotive seating supplier said it will transition its operational headquarters from Milwaukee to metro Detroit in the coming months.
Uber begins self-driving truck deliveries with 50,000 cans of BudweiserTue, 25, Oct 2016
Otto, the autonomous-truck company bought by Uber in August, completed its first self-driving shipment last week, transporting more than 50,000 cans of Budweiser to Colorado Springs, Colo., from Fort Collins, Colo., the company said in a statement.
Mexico's other attractionMon, 17, Oct 2016
Mexico's rising prominence in the auto industry isn't just about its role as a low-wage export platform. It's also a growing market for products that are made locally, particularly small sedans.
VW's $14.7 billion court settlement over diesel vehicles approved by U.S. judgeTue, 25, Oct 2016
A federal judge today approved VW'w record-setting $14.7 billion settlement with regulators and owners of 475,000 polluting diesel vehicles, and the German automaker said it would begin buying back the vehicles in mid-November. It represented one of the biggest corporate settlements of any kind.