Mich. bills would make hacking electronic vehicle systems a felony, with life in prisonThu, 28, Apr 2016
Hacking into an electronic vehicle system would have serious consequences under bills introduced today in the Michigan Senate: life in prison for the offender.
China's GAC looks to Fiat Chrysler to help enter U.S.Thu, 28, Apr 2016
China's Guangzhou Automobile Group, whose partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles enables the Italian-American automaker to manufacture in China, wants Fiat Chrysler to return the favor by helping it launch U.S. sales.
GM to build new engine line in Tennessee, create 800 jobsWed, 27, Apr 2016
General Motors plans to spend $789 million to prepare its Spring Hill, Tenn., plant for production of a new engine program, creating nearly 800 jobs, GM said today.
Ford to invest $1.4 billion to build 10-speed transmissions for 2017 F-150Tue, 26, Apr 2016
Ford today said it plans to spend $1.4 billion creating 500 jobs and upgrading a Detroit-area plant to build 10-speed transmissions for the 2017 F-150 pickup.
Marchionne confirms Ram 1500 output switching Mich. plants in 2018Tue, 26, Apr 2016
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed that production of the Ram 1500 pickup would move about 10 miles north to FCA's Sterling Heights Assembly Plant from the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in suburban Detroit. The move would coincide with the start of production of the next-generation Ram 1500 in early 2018, he said.
VW to go to U.S. court to keep 160 Tenn. plant workers from UAWMon, 25, Apr 2016
Volkswagen said today it would go to a U.S. federal appeals court in an effort to keep the UAW from representing a portion of the company's plant workers in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Daimler opens internal emissions probe at U.S. requestFri, 22, Apr 2016
Daimler is conducting an internal investigation of its certification process for diesel exhaust emissions in the U.S. at the request of the Justice Department.
Legal hurdles remain for VW in U.S. despite emissions dealFri, 22, Apr 2016
VW still faces further fights on several fronts in the U.S. despite reaching an agreement to resolve consumers' and regulators' claims over diesel vehicles fitted with cheat software. A criminal investigation remains ongoing, and a multi-state probe into consumer and environmental violations will continue.
California delays decision on Uber, Lyft car rentalsThu, 21, Apr 2016
As GM and Lyft prepare to expand a short-term car rental program to at least three more U.S. cities, California regulators are mulling whether to block it from some of the country's biggest car-booking markets.
Elio Motors sets up suburban Detroit center to assemble test vehiclesWed, 20, Apr 2016
Elio Motors, the Arizona startup planning to begin commercial production of its oft-delayed three-wheeled vehicles next year, said today it will assemble test vehicles in suburban Detroit.
Under new owners, Morrie's looks to growMon, 18, Apr 2016
Morrie's Automotive Group's new management, backed by the Bechtel family fortune, plans to grow via new hires and, later, the purchase of more stores.
Toyota is turning Ann Arbor into global test site for connected carsWed, 13, Apr 2016
Toyota is going all in on Ann Arbor, Mich., as a global test site for connected cars to gather data for research into autonomous driving and safety applications.