GM cleared in second lawsuit involving faulty ignition switchesThu, 25, Aug 2016
A Texas jury on Thursday said a GM ignition switch was not to blame for a fatal 2011 crash, according to a statement from the company. The verdict in Harris County, Texas, is the second in favor of GM this year in a lawsuit over a recalled ignition switch that has been linked to nearly 400 injuries and deaths.
Amazon, expanding automotive business, launches vehicle research portalThu, 25, Aug 2016
Amazon launched Amazon Vehicles, a car research portal where consumers will have access to vehicle detail pages and reviews of thousands of new and classic cars, while being able to upload photos and videos of their own rides. Amazon has been steadily carving out a spot in the automotive space.
Faurecia recasts interiors for self-driving carsThu, 25, Aug 2016
With self-driving cars expected on the road within three to five years, French supplier Faurecia is focusing on the cabin of future autonomous cars.
Uber lost at least $1.2 billion in first half of 2016, report saysThu, 25, Aug 2016
Uber's losses in the first half of 2016 totaled at least $1.27 billion, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. The ride-hailing giant is not a public company, but its finance chief briefs investors on a conference call every three months.
First driverless taxi hits the streets of SingaporeThu, 25, Aug 2016
The first driverless taxi began work today in a limited public trial on the streets of Singapore. Developer nuTonomy invited a select group of people to download their app and ride for free in its "robo-taxi" in a western Singapore hi-tech business district.
UAW organizes Magna seating plant in TennesseeThu, 25, Aug 2016
Workers at Magna's new Spring Hill, Tenn., plant voted nearly unanimously to join the UAW, giving the union a key victory in a right-to-work state. The UAW said workers voted 192-1 to join the union. About 230 workers are employed at the 122,500-square-foot plant, which opened in 2015 and produces seats for the Cadillac XT5 and the GMC Acadia.
NSX returns to Japan as an American hybrid importWed, 24, Aug 2016
The NSX sports car is making a long-awaited homecoming in Japan that underscores the global ambitions of a halo hybrid that must do double duty for the Acura and Honda brands.
2017 Bentley BentaygaMon, 22, Aug 2016
The 2017 Bentley Bentayga has an all-new 6.0-liter, twin-turbocharged W-12 engine and ZF eight-speed automatic transmission.
Hyundai Motor reaches tentative wage deal with unionThu, 25, Aug 2016
Hyundai Motor reached a tentative wage pact with its South Korean labor union, potentially avoiding more strikes and production losses at its biggest manufacturing base.
Instrument cluster supplier to occupy part of former Jeep plant site in ToledoWed, 24, Aug 2016
Detroit Manufacturing Systems LLC broke ground on a 102,000-square-foot factory on the former Jeep plant site in Toledo that will produce instrument clusters for the next generation Jeep Wrangler.
VW said to pay nearly $15 million compensation to supplier to end standoffWed, 24, Aug 2016
VW will compensate Prevent Group as part of a deal to end a supply dispute that stopped Golf and Passat production in Germany, sources said. The agreed-upon figure is $14.7 million, a German newspaper reported.
Radio ID system welcomes service customers by nameMon, 22, Aug 2016
A Nissan dealership in Texas utilizes a new system that has helped exceed its targeted service revenue.