California proposes giving more freedom to test self-driving carsFri, 30, Sep 2016
California will allow companies more leeway in testing self-driving cars on public roads while restricting how the nascent technology is advertised under revised draft regulations. In one of the biggest changes, the new rules would allow for the absence of a driver in some instances, provided there is two-way communication with the vehicle.
PSA will dip toes in N.A. with mobilitySat, 01, Oct 2016
PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares told reporters during the Paris auto show that PSA will first offer mobility services as part of a “step-by-step” plan to return to North America over the course of 10 years.
Audi opens Mexico plant to build Q5Fri, 30, Sep 2016
Audi on Friday inaugurated its new $1.3 billion plant in Mexico, where it will build the redesigned Q5 crossover. The plant near the central city of Puebla will have production capacity of 150,000 cars a year.
Bosch sues S. Korea's Mando in U.S. on alleged patent infringementsFri, 30, Sep 2016
Bosch lodged a lawsuit in the U.S. against South Korean peer Mando alleging infringement of patents, a claim Mando later said was groundless. The suit claims some ABS brake systems and ESC electronic stability control products supplied by Mando, breach four of Bosch's patents.
GM packs more pickup into diesel V8Thu, 29, Sep 2016
The heavy-duty versions of the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups will be available early next year with a new version of the 6.6-liter Duramax V8 turbodiesel that is the most powerful engine General Motors has ever offered in its pickups.
Tesla must make viable case to sell directly in Michigan, governor saysWed, 28, Sep 2016
Tesla Motors has yet to make a case for selling cars directly to Michigan consumers, according to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. In 2014, Snyder signed a bill explicitly banning the direct sale of vehicles to consumers. Despite the law, Tesla applied for a dealership license in Michigan but was denied on Sept. 15.
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor's V6 will generate 450 horsepowerThu, 29, Sep 2016
The twin turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine in the second generation of Ford's over-the-top off-road performance truck, the F-150 Raptor, generates 450 horsepower and 510 pounds-feet of torque, Ford said today at the State Fair of Texas.
Skoda CEO says U.S. launch not a priorityThu, 29, Sep 2016
Skoda may take another year before deciding whether to sells its cars in the U.S. Volkswagen Group's value brand plans first to enter the South Korean and Iranian markets next year.
FCA’s labor talks in Canada, like GM’s, to focus on plantsWed, 28, Sep 2016
Securing investments at key Canadian plants is again Unifor's top priority in the latest round of labor negotiations with the Detroit 3, this time with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Negotiations between Unifor and FCA resumed this week after General Motors workers ratified a four-year contract on Sunday.
Ford's Fields says Trump accusations about jobs are 'really disappointing'Wed, 28, Sep 2016
Ford CEO Mark Fields said he's disappointed by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's accusations that the automaker is moving jobs to Mexico and reiterated that the transfer of small-car production will result in “zero” job loss in the U.S
Dealer's hard line on recalls is costing himMon, 26, Sep 2016
At his Florida Toyota dealership, Earl Stewart implemented a hard-and-fast ban on selling used cars with unrepaired safety recalls. He won't even wholesale used cars with open recalls. It hasn't been easy.
Let's talk about free trade and jobsMon, 26, Sep 2016
Until we seriously address the issue of retraining laid-off workers and revitalizing hard-hit communities, the anxiety and anger we're seeing in this election will continue.