Toyota, Nissan seek battery breakthroughsMon, 30, May 2016
Toyota and Nissan are working on advanced battery technologies they hope will give new-generation electrified vehicles greater driving range.
Next-gen Dodge Charger could cut weight, offer twin-turbo I-4Mon, 30, May 2016
The next generation Dodge Charger is expected to shed nearly 500 pounds from its base curb weight, and could come with a 300-hp, twin-turbo inline-four engine in development for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, according to sources.
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.
Ford puts the focus on supplier engineer for RS successMon, 30, May 2016
It's rare for suppliers to be publicly outed, but Ford is so impressed with GKN's active torque vectoring system on the Focus RS rear axle that it handed GKN's engineer on the project an award usually only given internally.
GM may shift some pickup production from Mexico to Michigan, report saysFri, 27, May 2016
Some General Motors light-duty pickup production is going to shift to Flint, Mich., from Mexico, according to a report.
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.
There's no beating Indy 500 in the '60sMon, 23, May 2016
The most exciting era in the history of the Indianapolis 500 was the mid-1960s, when the Brickyard was shifting from front-engine, Offenhauser-powered roadsters to low-slung, rear-engine racers.
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.
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.