BMW workers try on an Iron Man suitSun, 26, Jun 2016
BMW experiments with an exoskeletal device to fight U.S. worker fatigue.
Tighter ZEV rules will force the industry to work harderMon, 27, Jun 2016
California's air-quality regulations are slated to tighten in 2018 in a way that limits the impact of partial credits from sales of plug-in hybrids and low-emissions conventional vehicles, requiring more actual ZEV sales. That means automakers will have to be even more engaged in California's complex system of credits and sales-based quotas.
With 'travel provision,' EVs flow to CaliforniaMon, 27, Jun 2016
The 'travel provision' of California's automotive emissions rules allows electric vehicle sales in any of the 10 states following the rules to count in all 10 states.
UK 'Leave' vote deflates hopes for U.S.-EU trade dealFri, 24, Jun 2016
Britain's looming exit from the European Union is another huge setback for negotiations on a massive U.S.-EU free trade deal that were already stalled by deeply entrenched differences and growing anti-trade sentiment on both sides of the Atlantic.
GM plans $290 million upgrade for Corvette plant as rumors swirlFri, 24, Jun 2016
General Motors plans to spend $290 million on its Corvette plant in Kentucky, just as rumors about GM's plans for the next generation of its iconic sports car heat up. GM today said it will “upgrade and modify” the Bowling Green plant's vehicle assembly operations for “technology upgrades and manufacturing process improvements.”
Safety group head calls for 'drugged driving' standards, testsThu, 23, Jun 2016
As more states legalize marijuana, states need a standard test for driving under the influence of that drug, to match the tests they have for driving under the influence of alcohol, said the head of the National Safety Council.
UAW says VW reneged on deal to recognize union at Tenn. plantWed, 22, Jun 2016
A top UAW official said Volkswagen walked back on a promise to recognize the union at the automaker’s Chattanooga plant -- and the union says it has a document to prove it.
Faraday cleared to test self-driving cars on California roadsTue, 21, Jun 2016
Faraday Future plans to begin testing prototype self-driving electric vehicles on California roads later this year after winning approval from the state.
Mercedes plans multiple electrified vehicles for U.S.Sun, 19, Jun 2016
Mercedes-Benz's U.S. boss said a long-range electric vehicle that will be introduced at the Paris auto show is just the tip of the iceberg for the brand's electrification strategy.
GM crossovers, Ford F-150 ranked highest for American contentTue, 21, Jun 2016
GM and Ford finished first and second in a study that takes a look at a vehicle's American makeup. GM's crossover trio of the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia had the high score of 90 in the 2016 Kogod Made in America Auto Index.
Mexican supplier Tremec to establish U.S. plant, headquarters in suburban DetroitFri, 17, Jun 2016
A Mexico City-based transmission supplier Tremec plans to invest $54 million to establish a manufacturing plant and U.S. headquarters in suburban Detroit, a move that will create 133 jobs, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. said Thursday.
Oil change shops oppose Calif. bill on service intervalsTue, 21, Jun 2016
Major auto aftermarket and service organizations, including the Tire Industry Association, are opposing a California state bill they argue would set unrealistic restrictions on vehicle oil changes within the state.