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Tesla's alleged saboteur sued by carmaker over data theft

1:10 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2018
Tesla sued a former employee for hacking its confidential and trade secret information, transferring several gigabytes to outsiders along with illicit photos of the production line.

Continental bans WhatsApp, Snapchat on company devices

2:57 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2018
Global auto supplier Continental said it will forbid its 240,000 employees from using WhatsApp or Snapchat on any of its company-issued mobile devices.

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Why BMW will move cautiously with over the air updates

May 29, 2018 06:01 CET
The car will soon be the most power computer that most people have access to, BMW Group head of digital services Dieter May told Automotive News Europe in an interview.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: New weapon to foil car hackers?

2:45 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2018
New weapon to foil car hackers?; M-B holds onto U.S. luxury sales lead; Aptiv to offer self-driving Lyft fleet in Vegas; Fire hits parts plant; GM, BMW join blockchain consortium.

Tech giants put China at forefront of change

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2018
An explosion of ingenuity is radiating from China in how to develop, engineer and market cars. Long derided as a fast follower, China has suddenly blossomed as the innovation nation.

VIDEO: First Shift: GM to use OnStar to turn connectivity into cash

8:00 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2018
GM to use OnStar to turn connectivity into cash; Ford working to amass sweeping Detroit campus; U.S. to freeze mpg?; Subaru's new U.S. HQ; Last Wrangler JK ends an era for Jeep fans.

GM positions OnStar as revenue center, brand builder

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2018
General Motors is reorienting its OnStar business to generate more revenue from connectivity services and better position its core auto brands as technological showcases that can compete against innovative brands such as Tesla.

Toyota goes out on a limb with V2V

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23, 2018
Toyota is hoping to break an awkward silence in the discussion over getting vehicles to talk to one another.

Toyota looks for a breakthrough with reworked cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2018
The relatively low-volume Avalon and Corolla hatchback offer a preview of stablemates that are more critical for Toyota North America: the reworked Lexus ES, which will debut this week in Beijing, and the coming Corolla sedan.

Tesla's key statistic in Autopilot defense comes under scrutiny

2:26 pm U.S. ET | April 18, 2018
Tesla's ardent defense of its Autopilot system is getting heat from safety advocates who question a key data point the company has been citing to plead its case.

GM offers in-dash fuel payments in 3-city pilot program

11:30 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2018
The feature is being piloted in roughly 1 million Chevrolet vehicles at select Shell stations in the Detroit, Seattle and Houston metropolitan areas.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Toyota plans U.S. 'talking' vehicles in 2021

3:15 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2018
Toyota plans 'talking' U.S. vehicles in 2021; Selling VW Jetta as value play; Diess' U.S. profit focus; NADA: Dealerships relying more on incentives for profits; Tip from Geely's Li.

VIDEO: First Shift: A push for single, higher fuel octane level

8:00 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2018
Why some are pushing for single, higher octane level; VW's Diess vows faster decisions; Trump: No NAFTA timeline; NTSB kicks Tesla off probe; Actor Wahlberg backs distraction fight.

TomTom bets on the future of autonomous driving

April 9, 2018 09:30 CET
Self-driving cars may not be on the road anytime soon, but that isn't stopping Dutch navigation device maker TomTom from investing in high-definition maps needed when autonomous driving becomes the norm.

OnStar rebranding efforts put safety first

9:44 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2018
GM plans to relaunch the OnStar brand in a national ad campaign, directing focus back to safety and security from connectivity. This is the first national marketing campaign for OnStar in six years.

Ford device links older vehicles to smartphones

5:07 pm U.S. ET | March 22, 2018
After a one-year delay, Ford Motor Co. has begun to offer a plug-in device that lets owners of older Fords use their smartphone to start, lock and unlock the vehicle, as well as other functions.

Feds reject CDK's purchase of Auto/Mate

2:27 pm U.S. ET | March 20, 2018
CDK Global's planned acquisition of Auto/Mate, a smaller provider of dealership management systems, has been blocked by the Federal Trade Commission. The move would have bolstered CDK's positioning at the lower end of the DMS market and removed a smaller rival.

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Texting repair info boosts sales, satisfaction

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2018
Audi of Wallingford in Connecticut uses a Web-based application that allows its service advisers to text repair updates, videos and files to customers, increasing sales and customer satisfaction.

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Ford set to replace 75% of N.A. lineup in 2 years

2:00 pm U.S. ET | March 15, 2018
Ford says it aims to supplant Toyota as the top seller of hybrid vehicles in the United States in three years as part of a dramatic reshaping of its lineup to focus heavily on utility vehicles and pickups. The automaker plans to replace more than 75 percent of its North American lineup and add four nameplates within the next two years.

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Continental subsidiary gets big lift in battle against hackers

March 14, 2018 06:01 CET
When Continental bought Israel's Argus Cyber Security the supplier said the hacking-preventer would become part of its software subsidiary, Elektrobit. Alexander Kocher, the unit's head, said the addition of Argus helped it eliminate a crucial "blank spot" from the car to the cloud, as he explained to Automotive News Europe.

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Suppliers race to gain foothold in lucrative, untapped cybersecurity sector

March 13, 2018 06:01 CET
Automotive cybersecurity is still in its infancy but developments have accelerated since 2015 and suppliers such as Bosch, Harman, Cisco, Honeywell, NNG, Irdeto, Karamba and Continental-owned Argus, are already well positioned to benefit from the predicted boom.

Porsche aims to use Blockchain to secure customer data during digital transactions

March 9, 2018 06:01 CET
Porsche aims to use a decentralized form of bookkeeping known as Blockchain to keep customers' financial data safe from hackers during online transactions.

SXSW: A weird place to talk tech?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2018
The arts and culture festival is where lots of business leaders come to talk about the future.

Automakers still figuring out if 5G is worth it

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2018
The cellular industry is plowing ahead with 5G, but will it make sense for the auto industry to tap into the network?

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Geely chair Daimler's biggest solo shareholder

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2018
Geely chair Daimler's biggest solo shareholder, Senators seek Daimler probe; Cashing in on car's data; VW's '18 outlook; Buick Envision gets family makeover; Mustang painted-pony promo.

 
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VW board was weak and indecisive over Audi CEO crisis


5:30 am U.S. ET | June 20 2018

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Stadler's words return to haunt him

Christiaan Hetzner
9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18 2018

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler could not have been more prophetic when he said last month: "The diesel cris ...
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the ...
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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

Richard Truett
11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spi ...
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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says that the Volvo-controlled brand will extend a unique design featu ...
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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Lapo Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family and still part owner of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, showed a ...
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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgo ...
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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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