Nissan to stop making Mexican veteran Tsuru amid safety criticismWed, 26, Oct 2016
Nissan said today it will stop production in May of the Mexican-built Tsuru, an economical and hardy sedan beloved by taxi drivers but often sold without airbags and widely criticized for its poor crash record.
Spanish supplier Gestamp to invest $158.7 million into Mich. operationsWed, 26, Oct 2016
Gestamp North America Inc. plans to invest $158.7 million into its Michigan operations. The subsidiary of Madrid, Spain-based Gestamp Automoción SL plans to expand its plants in Chelsea, Mich., and Mason, Mich.
Auto industry cyber security group hires Boeing veteranWed, 26, Oct 2016
The organization that automakers in the U.S. created to cope with cyber security threats said today it has hired a former Boeing executive as its leader.
Subaru to recall 100,000 U.S. turbocharged vehicles for faulty pumpWed, 26, Oct 2016
Subaru of America will recall about 100,000 vehicles equipped with turbocharged engines over increased risk of a fire. A faulty relay controlling the secondary air injection pump in the turbocharged vehicles could fail and cause the unit to overheat and melt, potentially leading to a fire.
Toyota recalls nearly 1.5 million cars in Europe over Takata airbagsWed, 26, Oct 2016
Toyota is recalling about 5.8 million cars worldwide, including 1.47 million in Europe, over potentially faulty airbag inflators made by Takata. The recall includes the Yaris and Corolla.
Apple said to develop car operating system in BlackBerry countryWed, 26, Oct 2016
Apple has dozens of software engineers in Canada building a car operating system, a rare move for a company that often houses research and development projects close to its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters, according to people familiar with the matter.
GM to use IBM's Watson AI software for new OnStar Go serviceWed, 26, Oct 2016
General Motors and International Business Machines Corp. plan to combine IBM's artificial intelligence software Watson with the automaker's OnStar system in order to market services to drivers in their vehicles.
Germany's VW probe hasn't implicated leading execs, prosecutors sayTue, 25, Oct 2016
German prosecutors investigating Volkswagen Group say they have a "fairly good" picture of how the diesel-cheating scandal evolved and that doesn't include any clear-cut link between the automaker's top executives and decisions to implement the manipulation.
Mexico's other attractionMon, 17, Oct 2016
Mexico's rising prominence in the auto industry isn't just about its role as a low-wage export platform. It's also a growing market for products that are made locally, particularly small sedans.
Audi A3's fwd version to get more powerful engine, new transmissionTue, 25, Oct 2016
The entry-level Audi A3 compact sedan and convertible will get a new engine and transmission combo for the 2017 model year that offers more power and fuel efficiency than its predecessors.
Bill Ford says future of cars is in Detroit, not Silicon ValleyTue, 25, Oct 2016
Bill Ford is tired of hearing the future of cars belongs to Silicon Valley. Yet for years, the Apple and Google crowd have been telling him that only Big Tech can make driverless vehicles.
Ford, Nissan lead effort to further develop industry in AfricaMon, 24, Oct 2016
A group of carmakers led by executives from Ford Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Co. will seek to work with Kenyan authorities to develop an auto-manufacturing industry in the east African country, building on talks with Nigerian lawmakers about their own market.