Gabe Nelson

Washington D.C., Volkswagen, Audi Reporter

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Recent articles
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 ...


Rockefeller proposes bill to strengthen auto-safety regulators
6:52 pm U.S. ET | June 26
The chairman of the U.S. Senate committee that oversees auto safety proposed a bill late Thursday that would give U.S. regulators more funding and greater power to deal w ...


Google reveals Android interface for autos
3:19 pm U.S. ET | June 25
Claiming commitments from most of the world's most popular car brands, Google Inc. today revealed Android Auto, an in-car control system for smartphones that will compete ...


Print ads target Nissan on BladeGlider design
1:12 pm U.S. ET | June 25 | UPDATED: 6/25/14 2:25 pm ET -- corrected
Racing mogul Don Panoz, who sued Nissan last year alleging that the company copied the unusual shape of his DeltaWing race car, is stepping up his campaign with a series ...


Google is ready to challenge Apple's CarPlay
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23
Apple and Google operating systems run on 95 percent of the smartphones sold around the world. Now the two giants are about to go head to head in the automobile. ...


Three takeaways from Barra's return to Capitol Hill
3:11 pm U.S. ET | June 19
General Motors' ignition switch defect has done the impossible: It has unified a bitterly split Congress in a desire for closure. ...


NHTSA closes Explorer investigation after Ford's recall
2:39 pm U.S. ET | June 16
Federal safety regulators closed a 2-year-old probe into power steering glitches in late-model Ford Explorers, signaling that they are satisfied with the automaker’ ...


Google to reveal operating system that will rival Apple CarPlay
11:48 am U.S. ET | June 16 | UPDATED: 6/16/14 12:58 pm ET -- adds background
Google will unveil its first in-car operating system at its annual software developer conference this month, intensifying its race with Apple to become the leader in dash ...


Guide to Silicon Valley's auto corridor
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16
Use this interactive guide to Silicon Valley's auto industry corridor to find out who's here and what they're working on. ...


NADA moves to counter franchise system critics
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16
Franchised car dealers have taken plenty of heat for their resistance to Tesla Motors' state-by-state campaign to sell cars directly to consumers. ...


How the feds might take aim at General Motors
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14
Judging by the investigative findings of Anton Valukas released this month, the legal template devised for Toyota may not work with GM. ...


MPG revisions undercut Ford marketing
5:01 pm U.S. ET | June 13
Ford faces new challenges to its ambitious effort to become the industry's fuel economy leader after revising mpg numbers downward on six models. ...


Special Report
Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

A Chrysler Group dealership chain is stripping away layers of management to sell cars faster. A Chevrolet-Cadillac store is enchanting customers through Disney training. Mon., July 21
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