Ford to launch pilot program to employ adults with autismThu, 26, May 2016
Ford is launching a pilot program on June 1 to hire adults with autism. Ford will create five positions in product development suited to the skills and capabilities of workers with autism for the program, called FordInclusiveWorks, the automaker said in a statement Wednesday.
Autonomous vehicles, ride-sharing could push insurance premiums down 30%, study findsThu, 26, May 2016
Auto insurance premiums could decline by as much as 30 percent over the next 25 years as autonomous vehicles and sharing services become more prevalent, a study found.
VW sees mobile robots on future assembly linesThu, 26, May 2016
For Volkswagen AG, one of the visions for future manufacturing includes mobile machinery, with robots cruising around factories and deciding on their own what they'll do next.
Takata holds talks with possible buyers, report saysThu, 26, May 2016
Takata, the airbag maker facing billions in possible costs for the biggest recall in automotive history, is said to be in talks with potential buyers.
Campaign for zero fatalities started in safety-conscious SwedenMon, 23, May 2016
The notion that traffic fatalities can be eliminated is a Swedish import. The initiative, known as Vision Zero, was written into Sweden's road safety law in 1997.
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.
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.
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.