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In Paris, excitement amid uncertainty
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29
Europe has been happily seeing real signs of recovery, but the threat of interrupted energy supplies has to weigh heavily on minds there. Still, expect an upbeat mood in ...


Full autonomy will take time
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22
Fully autonomous automobiles will take quite awhile, and automated driving probably will end up being introduced in pieces. ...


Chairman's style was part of Ferrari
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
Ferrari has been a unique brand. So far, it has not followed high-end competitors like Porsche into major volume expansions. Maintaining exclusivity was part of Luca di M ...


New F-150 could be a game changer
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8
This fall, Ford will start building an F-150 pickup with an all-aluminum body. Beyond a steel frame, the whole body is aluminum. It's a massive undertaking. ...


Dollie Cole was a remarkable woman
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1
Last week Dollie Cole died at the age of 84. She was the widow of Ed Cole, the consummate car guy who also was the president of General Motors. She was quite a lady. ...


China's government flexes its muscles
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25
Nearly every automaker is at risk these days of doing something wrong in the eyes of China's government. ...


It was a weekend of celebration
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18
This past weekend, there were two events separated by 2,500 miles that in many ways describe the love affair with the automobile. ...


You ain't seen nothing yet
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11
With car shows filling the calendar across the country, it's a good time to contemplate your favorite car from the 1960s or 1970s. ...


No end in sight to GM mess
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21
Last week brought more revelations about General Motors and the infamous ignition switch, and there was more grueling testimony, from executives at GM and Delphi. ...


A contradiction or a cornucopia?
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14
This has to be the best time for consumers. Whatever you want, a car company is more than ready to sell you a vehicle to fulfill your wishes. ...


GM is doing the right thing
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7
It's going to be very expensive for GM, but the company made the right decision to hire Kenneth Feinberg and give him the responsibility to negotiate with the people fili ...


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