Japanese automakers finally getting serious about car hackingSat, 22, Oct 2016
Japan's carmakers are still seen as slow to adapt to the vulnerabilities of connected cars. But with the advent of autonomous driving just over the horizon, Japan Inc. is finally getting serious about cybersecurity.
Nissan takes control of Mitsubishi with Ghosn as chairmanThu, 20, Oct 2016
Carlos Ghosn officially folded troubled Mitsubishi into the Renault-Nissan alliance and put himself at the helm, with expectations for hundreds of millions of dollars in savings as his group joins an exclusive club of automakers operating at a massive scale.
Ghosn set to add Mitsubishi chairman role, reports sayWed, 19, Oct 2016
Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is set to become chairman of Mitsubishi Motors when Nissan takes a controlling stake in the smaller automaker, reports said. Ghosn, 62, has asked Mitsubishi Chairman Osamu Masuko to remain president, one report said.
Renault-Nissan creates tech division to accelerate mobility pushTue, 18, Oct 2016
Nissan, aiming to parry rivals from Silicon Valley and emerge a leader in next-generation mobility, is forming a 300-person in-house startup division with French partner Renault to focus on software development, cloud engineering and big-data analytics.
Two finalists expected to be named in Takata bid processTue, 11, Oct 2016
The list of suitors for embattled automotive safety products supplier Takata is expected to be reduced to two following a meeting in New York or Detroit at the end of this month.
Japan wants automakers to go easy on suppliersSun, 09, Oct 2016
Japan's powerful Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is pressuring Japanese carmakers to lighten up on their pricing demands to suppliers. The pressure - which appears to have acceptance among automakers - flies in the face of decades of Japanese industry cost-cutting practices.
Takata hires law firm Weil Gotshal with bankruptcy among options, report saysFri, 07, Oct 2016
Japanese auto supplier Takata, whose defective airbag inflators triggered the biggest recall in auto industry history, hired law firm Weil Gotshal & Manges to help it weigh options that could include bankruptcy or a sale, people with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg.
Toyota robot: I'll be your travel buddySat, 08, Oct 2016
Toyota introduces a little pet robot to watch over drivers. Toyota plans to start selling the robot through dealerships in Japan next year for ¥39,800 ($390).
Key Safety eyes Japan auto expansion in wake of Takata's crisisTue, 04, Oct 2016
Key Safety Systems, the airbag maker said to be among the bidders for Takata, is considering a further push into Japan after winning new business from the nation’s automakers in the wake of Takata’s record recalls.
Takata's potential suitors offer to invest $1B-2B, report saysFri, 30, Sep 2016
Takata received offers for initial investment of $1 billion to $2 billion from each of the five suitors seeking to buy the troubled airbag maker, a person with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg.
Mitsubishi to resume sales of 8 models in Japan after scandalFri, 30, Sep 2016
Mitsubishi Motors plans to resume sales of eight vehicle models in Japan on Saturday after correcting overstated mileage readings in its second cheating scandal this year.
No tax hike in sight, Japan lowers outlookMon, 03, Oct 2016
Japan's auto industry association has slashed its full year sales outlook because the government has not raised the national sales tax. Perversely, carmakers in the world's third-biggest market were counting on a tax hike as the best hope for stoking sales.