GM claims mural is an 'architectural work' in copyright infringement caseJuly 18
GM, fighting a lawsuit claiming it unlawfully used an outdoor mural in its advertising, contends that since the mural is painted on an "architectural work," the automaker cannot be held liable for copyright infringement.
Ford bumps up the price for upcoming Edge STJuly 18
Hyundai launches digital showroom on AmazonJuly 18
Hyundai has launched a digital showroom on the Amazon Vehicles research hub, the first automaker to create such a page on the massive shopping site. Amazon became a potential competitor to third-party auto shopping guides in August 2016 when it unveiled the research site.
Tesla drivers in Germany told to return $4,650 subsidyJuly 18
Sonic warns of earnings hit on 'lower' BMW, Honda spiffsJuly 17
The country's fifth-largest dealership group said lower manufacturer-to-dealer incentives will dampen second-quarter and full-year profits, with continued margin pressure expected on Honda and BMW sales in the third quarter.
AutoGravity CEO Andy Hinrichs departsJuly 17
Subaru's redesigned '20 Legacy spottedJuly 17
Mobiliti acquires subscription service Condor DetroitJuly 17
U.S. online travel giant invests $500 million in China's DidiJuly 17
GM discontinues Chevrolet City Express small vanJuly 16
Automakers likely to spread out tariff costs, analysts predictJuly 16
Automakers with domestic plants will seek to minimize the impact of potential U.S. tariffs on imported vehicles and auto parts by spreading the extra costs across their entire U.S. fleets, not just vehicles shipped from overseas.
Uber rival Gett mulls sale of ride-sharing startup Juno, report saysJuly 15
Gett, the ride-hailing app that competes with Uber, is weighing an exit from the United States, just over a year after spending $200 million to enter the market. The Israeli tech company may sell Juno, the New York startup it bought in April 2017, Bloomberg reported.