Google plans r&d center for self-driving cars in suburban DetroitWed, 25, May 2016
Google plans to open a 53,000-square-foot operation in suburban Detroit to conduct further r&d for the company's self-driving automotive technology.
VW argues penalties sought by U.S. over diesel scandal are excessiveWed, 25, May 2016
Volkswagen argued in a court filing that fines sought by the U.S. government to penalize the company for rigging diesel vehicles to cheat emissions tests are excessive.
North Carolina denies Tesla a dealership licenseMon, 23, May 2016
North Carolina denied Tesla Motors' bid to attain a second dealership license in the state, saying the automaker must go through a third-party dealership group.
FCA: Big-car output will stay in-houseMon, 23, May 2016
Even as Fiat Chrysler plans to outsource compact and midsize sedans to another manufacturer, CEO Sergio Marchionne says he is “totally” committed to engineering and building the company's large cars in-house. But the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger may be developed off different platforms.
S. Korea's Mando said to be in talks to supply parts for Tesla Model 3Tue, 24, May 2016
Mando Corp. is in talks with Tesla Motors to supply parts for its Model 3 car, an industry source said, as it seeks to join other South Korean firms supplying components for Tesla's more affordable electric cars.
Public not sold on fully autonomous vehicles, study findsMon, 23, May 2016
More than four out of five people would prefer not to ride in fully autonomous vehicles, a study published today found.
TALK FROM THE TOP with Alan Batey: GM isn't sweating share lossesMon, 23, May 2016
GM's sliding market share doesn't faze Alan Batey, who says the company is finally focused on profitable growth and brand building, rather than chasing volume through daily rental sales or overproduction.
Tesla, eyeing summer vacationers, to open Hamptons, Cape Cod storesMon, 23, May 2016
Tesla Motors, preparing for the Memorial Day holiday and a surge in summer travel in two of the nation’s most well-known vacation spots, plans to open stores in the Hamptons and Cape Cod on Friday.
Packing heat? That's cool with some Texas dealersSun, 22, May 2016
On Jan. 1, it became legal in Texas to openly carry a handgun if the person has a license and the property owner does not display a sign banning the practice. Many dealers display such a sign, and some are even okay with openly packing heat in their dealerships.
TALK FROM THE TOP with Joe Hinrichs: Restructuring paved way for Ford's renaissanceMon, 23, May 2016
For all of the work Ford has done turning around Europe and growing in China, North America has generated 93 percent of the company's profits since 2011. It generated record earnings of $3.1 billion in the first quarter. Overseeing that profit machine is Joe Hinrichs.
TALK FROM THE TOP with Dave Zuchowski: Hyundai well-positioned for new eraMon, 23, May 2016
Dave Zuchowski has a full plate of changes and challenges to deal with as CEO of Hyundai Motor America. But he's also taking stock of the immense changes that millennials, ride-sharing and autonomous vehicles will present to the industry at large.
Nissan's Gonzalez sees upside in MexicoMon, 23, May 2016
Mayra Gonzalez, Nissan Mexicana's next president, sees Mexico as much more than an export platform. It's an aspirational market where students are increasingly in a position to buy their first car and young families to step up to their first SUV.