DVD player found in Tesla car in Florida crash, authorities sayFri, 01, Jul 2016
A digital video disc player was found in the Tesla car that was on autopilot when it crashed and killed the driver in Florida in May, Florida Highway Patrol officials said on Friday.
Cerberus buys Canadian auto supplier ABC GroupFri, 01, Jul 2016
Cerberus Capital Management has boosted its stake in plastic automotive components by acquiring Canada's ABC Group Inc.
U.S. traffic deaths jump 7.7% in 2015 to 35,200Fri, 01, Jul 2016
U.S. traffic deaths rose 7.7 percent in 2015 over the previous year to 35,200, the highest number of people killed on U.S. roads since 2008, the government's preliminary estimate reviewed by Reuters shows.
BMW teams up with Intel, Mobileye on self-driving tech, report saysThu, 30, Jun 2016
BMW is working on a development partnership for self-driving technology with Israeli collision detection software maker Mobileye and U.S. chipmaker Intel, people familiar with the matter said today.
VW believes it can fix 85,000 polluting 3.0-liter U.S. vehiclesThu, 30, Jun 2016
A lawyer for Volkswagen AG said the German automaker believes it can fix 85,000 polluting 3.0-liter VW, Audi and Porsche diesel cars and SUVs, a move that could help the company avoid a second pricey buyback.
U.S. tells certain 2001-03 Honda owners to stop drivingThu, 30, Jun 2016
U.S. officials warned owners of certain 2001-03 Honda and Acura vehicles to stop driving the cars, citing new data showing the vehicles' Takata airbag inflators have as much as a 50 percent chance of exploding in a crash. The warning today applies to about 313,000 unrepaired vehicles.
Dealers should play a role in auto safety education, NTSB official saysThu, 30, Jun 2016
Auto dealers should have a role in educating consumers on properly using potentially life-saving vehicle technology, a National Transportation Safety Board member said.
Industry's sales record streak to end in 2016?Thu, 30, Jun 2016
A newly released report from AlixPartners forecasts U.S. light-vehicle sales of 17.5 million in 2017 -- down slightly from this year's 17.8 million forecast. The consulting firm expects U.S. sales to bottom out at 15.2 million vehicles in 2019.
Former N.Y. Nissan dealer to repay customers nearly $102,000 for illegal fees, fraudWed, 29, Jun 2016
A former New York dealer has agreed to pay $101,986 in restitution to 119 consumers for charging them illegal fees and employing deceptive sales and advertising tactics, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.
Porsche CEO expects boost from retooled PanameraWed, 29, Jun 2016
Porsche expects the retooled, second-generation Panamera to give a boost to the weakest performing model in its portfolio. Porsche is targeting luxury car buyers with a sportier, sleeker version of the four-door coupe-styled sedan that lands in U.S. dealerships early next year.
Ally shareholder Feinberg resigns from board after showdown with advisory firmTue, 28, Jun 2016
Stephen Feinberg, Ally Financial's third-largest shareholder, stepped down from the auto lender's board after an investor-advisory firm faulted his ability to use the stock as collateral for debt.
Suzuki Motor appoints scion as CEO to rebuild after testing scandalWed, 29, Jun 2016
Suzuki Motor Corp. tapped the son of the company patriarch to become CEO, keeping management of Japan's fourth-largest automaker with the founding family as it tries to recover from a testing scandal.