AN Daily E-mail -- WEDNESDAY
Classic Olds, Jaguar share screen in X-Men movieWed, 25, May 2016
Vintage Jaguar and Oldsmobile models get screen time in the superhero flick X-Men: Apocalypse, which hits U.S. theaters Friday.
Takata hires financial adviser to mull restructuring optionsWed, 25, May 2016
Takata hired investment bank Lazard to lead efforts to seek new investment and help resolve financial issues stemming from its record-setting recall of tens of millions of airbag inflators that can rupture.
Bill Ford's connections with Flex-N-Gate owner help land Detroit plantWed, 25, May 2016
Two auto industry executives with ties to NFL football franchises -- Bill Ford of the Detroit Lions and Shahid Khan of the Jacksonville Jaguars -- played key roles in bringing a top-tier auto parts plant to Detroit.
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.
BMW invests in California-based mobile carpooling appWed, 25, May 2016
BMW said today its BMW iVentures venture capital arm has invested an undisclosed amount in California-based Scoop Technologies, which offers a smartphone-powered carpooling service called Scoop.
Dodge hires new ad agencyWed, 25, May 2016
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has selected GSD&M as lead agency for Dodge after a review, according to people familiar with the matter. The Omnicom Group agency will replace Wieden & Kennedy, which mutually parted ways with the automaker in early March ending a six-year relationship.
Daimler's Detroit Diesel union workers ratify new labor contractWed, 25, May 2016
UAW members at Detroit Diesel ratified a contract Tuesday that includes a wage increase and commits Daimler Trucks North America to new engine production.
Ford recalls nearly 271,000 previous-generation F-150s after brake failuresWed, 25, May 2016
Ford is recalling nearly 271,000 previous-generation F-150s after a three-month investigation by federal safety regulators into dozens of complaints about front brake failures and nine crashes.
FCA has no deal to sell stake to China's GAC, Elkann saysWed, 25, May 2016
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has not made any agreement with China's Guangzhou Automobile Group to sell a stake, the Italian carmaker's chairman John Elkann said today.
Crash test dummies get in back seat to make Uber riders saferWed, 25, May 2016
Crash test dummies, who have dutifully endured thousands of simulated accidents from the front seat, are about to get a ride in the back.
Toyota, recovering from earthquakes, plans full production in Japan next weekWed, 25, May 2016
Toyota said all production lines at its factories in Japan would operate between May 30 and June 4, after output was partially suspended following earthquakes in southern Japan last month.
Toyota-Uber places automakers in rival ride-sharing alliancesWed, 25, May 2016
Toyota's investment in Uber Technologies has drawn the battle lines between the world's largest automakers, which have now solidified partnerships with competing ride-hailing apps in the burgeoning field of on-demand transportation.