BMW gets right for potential stake in Chinese battery giantJuly 17, 2018
BMW is the first overseas automaker to get a potential toehold in Chinese electric-car battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology, with rights to invest as much as $427 million.
Ford agrees to $299.1 million Takata 'economic loss' settlementJuly 16, 2018
Ford agreed to a $299.1 million so-called economic loss settlement covering at least 6 million U.S. vehicles with potentially faulty Takata airbag inflators, court documents show.
CDK to acquire ELEAD1ONEJuly 15, 2018
Dealership software giant CDK Global struck a deal to acquire ELEAD1ONE, a provider of customer relationship management, service and marketing solutions.
BMW thrust into political battleJuly 15, 2018
How did BMW, whose Spartanburg, S.C., plant has been acclaimed as a symbol of America's resurgence as an auto manufacturer and exporter, become a symbol of the threat to America's manufacturing base instead? BMW is wondering the same thing.
BMW, Mercedes boxed in by tariff battlesJuly 16, 2018
Mercedes-Benz and BMW stand to lose most from tit-for-tat import tariffs imposed first by the U.S. on China and then reciprocated. Unfortunately for both, there isn't much they can do to shield themselves from the fallout.
Tesla eyes China as U.S. output strugglesJuly 16, 2018
Tesla took a big step toward expanding its manufacturing footprint overseas, signing a preliminary agreement to build a plant in China, but it also gave more indications that demand for its most affordable electric vehicle has faded considerably amid its struggles to produce in high volumes.
NHTSA presses automakers to make Takata airbag recall plans publicJuly 13, 2018
Federal auto safety regulators want automakers to make public plans for how they'll replace millions of defective Takata airbag parts that should have been fixed already.
Adding scents to prevent carsicknessJuly 14, 2018
International Automotive Components Group is researching adding scents that would serve a purpose to the vehicle occupants: preventing motion sickness.
Supply chain pain: 'Dude, where's my container?'July 16, 2018
Five automakers and their supply chains are linking up with an Ohio analytics company to root out billions in industry logistics inefficiencies.
Number to watch: $41 billionJuly 16, 2018
A forecast for two aftermarket trade groups predicts aftermarket parts sales will hit $327 billion in 2021, a $41 billion dollar increase over 2017 levels.
U.S. lights come on for China's ReboJuly 16, 2018
Chinese auto supplier Rebo enters the North American market with its purchase of Federal-Mogul's lighting division.
Self-driving cars don't need oversight yet, U.S. regulator saysJuly 12, 2018
It's premature to regulate the self-driving vehicles being tested by companies such as GM and Waymo, the government's top auto safety official said, reaffirming NHTSA's commitment to a hands-off approach to autonomous-vehicle development.