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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. ...
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, ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...