Automakers tap new partners to bridge tech gapSun, 25, Sep 2016
Automakers are increasingly turning to non-traditional suppliers to bridge the knowledge gap they face as they try to keep pace with rising demand for in-car connectivity and autonomous driving.
Takata failed to report 2003 airbag rupture to NHTSAFri, 23, Sep 2016
Japanese airbag supplier Takata said it failed to inform the U.S. auto safety agency of a 2003 rupture of one of its airbag inflators in Switzerland, according to an internal Takata report released by U.S. regulators on Friday.
McLaren might be the best carmaker Apple can buySat, 24, Sep 2016
McLaren may be the only carmaker that makes sense for Apple to purchase since it has the benefit of being nimble, focused on high-tech and tuned in to the art of aerodynamics.
With a new president, a shift in winds of regulation?Mon, 26, Sep 2016
Key pieces of President Barack Obama's regulatory and policy agenda will soon be handed over to a new administration. And where they go from there could have big implications for the auto industry.
Partnership forms in the parking lotMon, 26, Sep 2016
Traffic data supplier Inrix has agreed to provide data for the mapping app Waze that will help drivers find a parking spot more quickly. The partnership pairs Inrix with Waze's owner, Google, a company that it once deemed a competitor to its vision for in-car services.
Why does politics leave this industry so tongue-tied?Mon, 26, Sep 2016
For the third consecutive presidential election cycle, the automotive industry and its business practices have been thrust into the middle of a political fight.
MG will stop UK productionFri, 23, Sep 2016
MG will stop making cars in the UK this year after its owner, SAIC Motor, decided to move final assembly of the MG3 from Longbridge, central England, to China. The company estimates 25 jobs will be lost.
Carbone helps Lithia expand in NortheastMon, 19, Sep 2016
Acquiring the nine-store Carbone Auto Group gives Lithia Motors its first dealerships in New England.
Tesla cranks up pressure to end ban on direct auto salesFri, 23, Sep 2016
Tesla Motors is cranking up the pressure to sell electric cars directly to customers, after filing its first federal lawsuit over the practice on the home turf of General Motors and Ford. Tesla on Thursday sued the State of Michigan to overturn its ban on direct sales by auto manufacturers.
VW should reduce 'huge sums' paid to bosses, activist investor saysFri, 23, Sep 2016
Volkswagen Group should reduce the "huge sums of money" paid to executives and any bonuses should be given in shares, activist investor TCI Fund Management said in a letter to the car company seen by Reuters.
Volvo names new electrics, electronics bossFri, 23, Sep 2016
Volvo has appointed Oedgaerd Andersson as its head of electrics, electronics and chassis as the automaker embarks on ambitious plans to add self-driving and full-electric vehicles to its lineup.
Tesla sues Michigan in U.S. court over direct sales banThu, 22, Sep 2016
Tesla Motors is suing the State of Michigan in federal court over its law banning the direct sales of vehicles to consumers. The law, which the automaker calls the “Anti-Tesla amendment” in the suit, was cited in the rejection of the electric-vehicle maker's application for a state dealership license earlier this month.