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VW's Winterkorn plans new strategy called Future Tracks

April 17, 2014 11:55 CET

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn will unveil a new strategy for the automaker called Future Tracks by year end, a report said. The plan will set fresh profitability and sales goals, Winterkorn told Manager Magazin in an interview.
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AT&T says it has made connected-car deal with undisclosed global automaker
8:13 am U.S. ET | April 16

AT&T, the largest U.S. phone company, said it reached a deal with a global automaker to add to its ranks of customers looking to bring connectivity to cars. ...
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Johnson Controls diversifies away from autos with $1.6 billion deal
2:54 pm U.S. ET | April 16

Johnson Controls, seeking to lessen its reliance on the cyclical auto industry, agreed to acquire Texas-based ventilation products company, Air Distribution Technologies, ...
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Bridgestone executives indicted for auto parts price fixing
6:27 pm U.S. ET | April 15 | UPDATED: 4/16/14 5:02 pm ET - adds guilty plea today

One current Bridgestone executive and two who formerly worked for the Japanese tire company have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Cleveland for allegedly conspiri ...
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BMW boosts i3 production to 100 units a day to prepare for U.S. launch
8:16 am U.S. ET | April 15 | UPDATED: 4/15/14 9:30 am ET -- adds U.S. launch time

BMW has increased production of the i3 electric city car 43 percent to meet demand that has exceeded the carmaker's initial expectations. ...
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MyFord Touch bugs are getting squashed, Hinrichs says
3:10 pm U.S. ET | April 15

Ford has brought its problem-plagued MyFord Touch communications system up to exceed industry-average reliability -- and plans an upgrade to improve the system's capabili ...
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GM seeks new PR boss, replaces human resources chief
11:21 am U.S. ET | April 14 | UPDATED: 4/14/14 3:46 pm ET - adds photos

General Motors today said its public-relations chief is leaving and appointed a new head of human resources, with both moves effective immediately. ...
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Toyota recalls more than 6 million vehicles
April 9, 2014 09:51 CET | UPDATED: 4/9/14 15:24 CET - adds background/corrects rank

Toyota recalled 6.39 million vehicles worldwide for a range of glitches, from faulty airbags and seat rails to defective windshield wipers. The action affects about 2.34 ...
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Cadillac, Buick top service satisfaction rankings for 1st time
1:00 pm U.S. ET | April 9 | UPDATED: 4/10/14 1:40 pm ET - adds GMC point correction

Cadillac overtook Lexus to top a survey of customer satisfaction with luxury dealership service departments, giving General Motors twin victories in a study by JD Power a ...
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New Tesla finance arm to lease Model S to businesses
8:17 am U.S. ET | April 8

Tesla Motors, a year after creating a lease-style program for its Model S electric sedan, is setting up a financing arm targeted at corporate buyers of the premium batter ...
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