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Tesla adjusting to mass market

Though physical changes are few and far between, Tesla is continually updating its vehicle software to improve vehicle functions and enhance driver assistance features.

Could the Amazon of auto retail be Amazon itself?

Auto dealerships could be the next steppingstone in Amazon's path to dominance.

Upgrade to a self-driving car in two years

Some investors are hyperventilating over Tesla, Google is making new friends and a puppy grabs headlines (yes, a puppy).

Delphi, BlackBerry form partnership on turnkey self-driving software system

Delphi Automotive has entered into a commercial partnership with Canada's BlackBerry for the development of the U.S. supplier’s turnkey automated driving platform.

Delphi, BlackBerry form partnership on turnkey self-driving software system

Delphi Automotive has entered into a commercial partnership with BlackBerry for the development of its turnkey automated driving platform.

Low-key ads mark autonomous era

Automakers continue to feed buzz about self-driving cars, but their marketing strategies are still very much hands-on.

Volvo marketing 'has to be different'

Ad agency Grey Group is taking advantage of Volvo's brand transformation to introduce ad campaigns built around unconventional storytelling.

The rise of self-driving car contrarians

This week, we chat about self-driving car timelines, the moon landing and whether car companies need to slow their roll on autonomous roll-outs.

Ford becomes second automaker to invest in Michigan test site

Ford said it will invest $5 million in the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, Mich., becoming the second automaker to sponsor the site.

Frankfurt self-driving cars, a shake-up at Tesla and GM's big claim

It's not entirely clear what skeptics who debate the timing of the advent of self-driving cars are trying to prove.

Disruptors take on auto leasing

The new venture from Scott Painter, former TrueCar CEO, markets cars based on monthly payments and no-cost returns.

GM's Maven drives interest in Chevy Bolt

The all-electric Chevy Bolt is among the most popular vehicles offered on the car-sharing platform.

Tesla referral programs draw new round of complaints from Calif. dealers

UPDATED: 9/12/17 10:47 am ET - adds Tesla response

California dealers expanded a complaint against Tesla over six new referral programs the automaker is offering customers.

Detroit 'cannot coexist with Silicon Valley'

This week we chat with an executive about the tug-of-war between Silicon Valley and Detroit over engineers, break down the SELF DRIVE Act and preview the upcoming robot war.

Auto industry braces for massive influx of data

Self-driving vehicles will generate unfathomable amounts of data, and companies will need to work together if they want to take advantage of new and larger sources of information, an Intel executive says.

Nissan chooses value over range with new Leaf

Nissan introduced its second generation Nissan Leaf electric vehicle with a range of 150 miles -- a 40 percent increase from its predecessor but still a far cry from competing EVs.

VW preps for learning curve on autonomous, electric and connected vehicles

VW is preparing for a steep learning curve in the transition to autonomous, electric and connected vehicles.

PSA partners with AI startup for self-driving pilot

PSA Group and self-driving startup AImotive are partnering to develop technology capable of level 4 autonomy.

'Retail man' Gustafsson takes over Volvo U.S.

Anders Gustafsson, the man who will take over as CEO of Volvo Cars of North America this month, traces his history with the brand to age 14.

Would you like to do the dull, painstaking work of advancing AI?

This week we look at one of Microsoft's AI projects, Uber's new CEO, and an extra cheesy Ford Motor Co. autonomous test.

Qualcomm develops new chips for wireless vehicle communications

Qualcomm has developed a chipset to allow cars to communicate with their surroundings. The chipset is slated for use in production vehicles by 2019.

Volvo names Kerssemakers as Europe boss

Volvo named Lex Kerssemakers as head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Kerssemakers returns to Europe after steering Volvo's rebirth in the U.S. over the past 32 months.

Volvo names 'retail man' Gustafsson to succeed Kerssemakers in North America

Lex Kerssemakers, who steered Volvo's rebirth in Canada and the U.S. over the past 32 months, is moving on to lead the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

Volvo names 'retail man' Gustafsson to succeed Kerssemakers in U.S.

Lex Kerssemakers, who steered Volvo's rebirth in the U.S. over the past 32 months, is moving on to lead the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. He will be replaced by that region's current head, Anders Gustafsson.

When will self-driving cars hit your streets?

The sight of self-driving cars cruising down the street may be familiar to residents of California, Michigan or Pittsburgh, but when will the rest of the U.S. get a chance to regularly experience autonomous technology?

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