Volvo names 'retail man' Gustafsson to succeed Kerssemakers in U.S.Aug. 29
Lex Kerssemakers, who steered Volvo's rebirth in the U.S. over the past 32 months, is moving on to lead the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. He will be replaced by that region's current head, Anders Gustafsson.
VW to start Iran sales in August with local partnerJuly 4
VW will start sales of the Passat and Tiguan in Iran next month, ending a 17-year absence from the market. The move is expected to help the automaker reduce its reliance on volatile overseas markets such as China and Brazil.
Daimler invests in ride-hailing firm Careem's latest funding roundJune 15
Intel's $14.7 billion Mobileye deal marks Israel as an autonomous tech hubMarch 14
Intel to buy autonomous-tech firm Mobileye in $14.7 billion dealMarch 13
Intel agreed to buy Israeli autonomous-driving technology company Mobileye in a deal valued at $14.7 billion. Mobileye accounts for 70 percent of the global market for advanced driver-assistance and anti-collision systems.
Mobileye exec predicts faster-than-expected uptake of driver assist technologyDec. 21, 2016
Mobileye executive Itay Gat believes developing self-driving cars is the automotive equivalent of putting a man on the moon. Despite the challenges, he expects fully autonomous vehicles to be a reality within five years, as he explained to Automotive News Europe.
Skoda CEO says U.S. launch not a prioritySept. 29, 2016
VW sets up cybersecurity firm with ex-Israeli spy chiefSept. 14, 2016
Volkswagen is forming a company with the former head of Israel's Shin Bet intelligence agency to develop cybersecurity systems for Internet-connected cars and self-driving vehicles, the partners said in a statement today.
NSX returns to Japan as an American hybrid importAug. 24, 2016
AutoNews Now: A missed opportunity for dealers?Aug. 9, 2016
Middle Eastern consumers are overlooked, dealers are toldAug. 8, 2016
Dealers and auto companies without a strategy to court consumers of Middle Eastern descent are missing an opportunity to grow their customer base, said the vice president of diversity and inclusion at IHS Markit.