Gabe Nelson

Washington D.C., Volkswagen, Audi Reporter

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U.S. details plans for car-to-car safety communications
3:08 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 18
After more than a decade of research into car-to-car communications, federal auto safety regulators took a step forward today by unveiling their plan for requiring cars t ...


Continental lures Google self-driving exec in Silicon Valley push
1:22 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 18 | UPDATED: 8/18/14 1:55 pm ET - adds detail
German supplier Continental AG is growing its Silicon Valley presence to help car companies roll out autonomous driving and other “intelligent” features over ...


Bosch to sell laser-based radar by '20
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18
German supplier Robert Bosch GmbH will sell a laser-based radar known as lidar by 2020 to meet demand for high-tech sensors in autos ...


Carmakers, utilities team up so EV batteries can supply electric grid
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18
As electric vehicles have gained popularity in some circles, so has the idea of using their batteries to stabilize the electric grid -- and paying the cars' owners for th ...


Saleen, bullish on EVs, reinvents Tesla Model S
4:19 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 17 | UPDATED: 8/17/14 5:02 pm ET - adds photo
Saleen Automotive pushed in a new direction with the unveiling of its first electric car, the 4Sixteen, based on the Tesla Model S. And the company's founder and CEO, Ste ...


Startup Renovo unveils $529,000 EV supercar after years of secrecy
11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 15 | UPDATED: 8/15/14 11:30 am ET -- adds link, details
When they started their company four years ago, the founders of the Silicon Valley startup Renovo Motors saw a hole in the market for a pure electric supercar. ...


Bosch to sell laser-based radar by '20
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4
German supplier Robert Bosch GmbH will sell a laser-based radar known as lidar by 2020 to meet demand for high-tech sensors in autos, an executive said. ...


Hyundai will pay dealers who get shops to buy genuine parts
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4
To win sales away from the aftermarket, Hyundai has started an incentive program for U.S. dealers who sell certain Hyundai replacement parts to body shops. ...


Wait for Congress to act? Good luck
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3
The need to fix America's crumbling roads is one of the few things Democrats and Republicans agree on, yet it took an accounting trick to free up a little money for road ...


Suppliers may offer cameras to watch drivers
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 2
Many of the cars on sale today carry as many cameras as a cluster of paparazzi, pointing five or more lenses at lane lines and blind spots to assist drivers. ...


BMW unveils cheaper, suitcase-sized EV charger
10:02 am U.S. ET | July 28
BMW Group, which sees rapid recharging as key to the success of its new BMW i3 electric vehicle, said today that it has helped develop a less expensive charger the size o ...


The vision for self-driving cars? 2020
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21
The self-driving car is moving from research lab to product plan, with a wave of advanced features due to hit the market by 2020, automakers and suppliers say. ...


Can Linux speed in-car systems?
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21
The auto industry is exploring open-source operating systems such as Linux more seriously than ever, hoping that sharing the work and making code available to all will le ...


UAW creates union local for VW workers in Tennessee
8:32 am U.S. ET | July 10 | UPDATED: 7/11/14 7:58 am ET - adds Mercedes reference
The UAW formed a union local to represent workers at VW's assembly plant in Chattanooga, where it lost a bitter organizing vote earlier this year. ...


How UAW can leverage minority support in Chattanooga and elsewhere
2:15 pm U.S. ET | July 10 | UPDATED: 7/11/14 9:40 am ET - adds Mercedes plans
Today's surprising news that the UAW will set up a union local for Chattanooga's Volkswagen AG factory -- despite losing the organizing vote there -- signals a new strate ...


Stuart leaves VW Credit to become CEO of TD Auto
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 9
Andrew Stuart, the CEO of captive finance arm Volkswagen Credit, is leaving to become TD Bank's auto-lending chief. ...


Delphi CEO summoned to Capitol Hill on GM recall
4:01 pm U.S. ET | July 8
Delphi Automotive, which supplied the faulty ignition switch at the center of General Motors' safety crisis, will join GM on Capitol Hill's hot seat. ...


VW orders sales halt for Golf, GTI over steering flaw
11:24 am U.S. ET | July 8
Volkswagen has ordered dealers in the United States and Canada to not sell about 800 units of its new Golf and GTI hatchbacks because a mistake in assembly could cause st ...


GM victims bear burden of proof
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7
The victim compensation program that attorney Kenneth Feinberg outlined last week requires claimants to provide evidence that the defective switch played a role in the ac ...


Stuart leaves VW Credit to become CEO of TD Auto
2:51 pm U.S. ET | July 2 | UPDATED: 7/3/14 10:54 am ET -- details added
Andrew Stuart, the CEO of captive finance arm Volkswagen Credit, is leaving to become TD Bank's auto-lending chief, the bank said. ...


Audi, Porsche propelled by A3's hot start, Macan; VW slump drags on
2:44 pm U.S. ET | July 1
Small cars gave Volkswagen Group a big lift in June, as the newly launched Audi A3 compact sedan and Porsche Macan compact crossover paced Porsche to its best month and A ...


Feinberg details eligibility for GM ignition-switch compensation
10:00 am U.S. ET | June 30 | UPDATED: 6/30/14 5:09 pm ET - adds details, photo, links
Attorney Ken Feinberg's plan for compensating victims of GM's ignition-switch defect will include a broader set of criteria than GM has used to determine which crashes ar ...


VW taps Schüller for top U.S. quality post
6:11 pm U.S. ET | June 30
Volkswagen Group of America named Stefan Schüller quality chief for VW and Audi in the United States. ...


Google puts phones on lockdown
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30
Governments have mainly tried to fight distracted driving with laws banning handset use or texting in the car -- laws that are widely flouted. ...


GM recall blitz spotlights used-car sales loophole
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30
Used-car retail giant CarMax has dozens of Cobalts and Ions listed for sale that haven't had their switches replaced, GM's online VIN database shows. And this is perfectl ...


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