Tesla mulling 2 theories to explain 'Autopilot' crash, report saysFri, 29, Jul 2016
Tesla told U.S. Senate Commerce Committee staff it is considering two theories that may help explain what led to the May 7 fatal crash that killed a Florida man who was using the car's "Autopilot" system, a person familiar with the meeting told Reuters on Friday.
American Axle Q2 net income rises 21%Fri, 29, Jul 2016
American Axle & Manufacturing's net income climbed 21 percent to $71 million in the second quarter from the year-earlier period, the supplier reported today. The company's revenue rose 2.1 percent to $1.02 billion in the quarter.
Panasonic to raise about $3.9 billion from bonds to help fund Tesla gigafactoryFri, 29, Jul 2016
Panasonic Corp., the exclusive supplier of Tesla Motors' Model 3 lithium ion batteries, said today it would raise up to 400 billion yen ($3.86 billion) in corporate bonds primarily to invest in Tesla's gigafactory, Reuters reported.
Apple taps BlackBerry talent as car project takes software turn, report saysThu, 28, Jul 2016
Apple hired the former head of BlackBerry's automotive software division as new leadership at the iPhone-maker's car team places increased emphasis on developing self-driving technology, people familiar with the project told Bloomberg.
Mercedes pulls ad challenged by safety groupsThu, 28, Jul 2016
Mercedes-Benz USA is pulling an ad for the redesigned 2017 E-class sedan after consumer and safety advocates on Wednesday called the spot misleading in its depiction of the vehicle’s driver-assist systems.
Elon Musk says it's 'pencils down' for Tesla's Model 3Wed, 27, Jul 2016
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the final designs for Tesla's $35,000 electric Model 3 were locked up two weeks ago, and the company is moving forward on schedule to start producing them next summer. That was just the beginning of his remarks on Tuesday.
FCA earmarks $1.5 billion to build Ram 1500 pickups at Chrysler 200 plantTue, 26, Jul 2016
Fiat Chrysler will invest $1.48 billion to convert its Sterling Heights Assembly plant in suburban Detroit from unibody to body-on-frame construction to build the next-generation Ram 1500 pickup. The automaker today confirmed that the plant will end production of the slow-selling Chrysler 200 sedan in December to begin the conversion.
Mobileye says Tesla contract won't be extended; tech supplier posts 76% gain in Q2 profitsTue, 26, Jul 2016
Mobileye NV, an Israeli maker of driving-assistance chips and software, posted a surge in second-quarter earnings and revenue, but said its contract with Tesla would not be renewed after it expires.
All-Terrain TechnologyMon, 25, Jul 2016
JLR is working on connected-car technologies that work regardless of terrain with the goal of reducing driver stress, accidents and injuries. No word yet on when these will debut.
Switch to 48 volts? Not so fastMon, 25, Jul 2016
Every five years or so, you hear scuttlebutt that sometime soon a luxury car is about to replace its 12-volt electrical system with a battery capable of handling all the electronics now being developed for automobiles. It's not a quick change.
Japan's NSK agrees to $34.5 million settlement in price-fixing caseMon, 25, Jul 2016
Japanese auto supplier NSK said it has agreed to pay $34.5 million in a settlement stemming from a class-action lawsuit over price-fixing allegations.
Jaguar Land Rover said to be in talks with Ford, BMW over battery plantMon, 25, Jul 2016
Jaguar Land Rover declined to comment on a newspaper report that it is in talks with Ford and BMW to build a battery plant in the UK.