BMW to develop driverless car tech with Intel, MobileyeFri, 01, Jul 2016
BMW is teaming up with Intel and Mobileye to develop new technology for the auto industry that could put self-driving cars on the road by around 2021. They said their new platform would be made available to multiple carmakers, without saying whether they were already in talks over any deals.
Trucks drive Nissan, FCA, Ford, Honda to June gains; GM fallsFri, 01, Jul 2016
Nissan, Ford, FCA and Honda rode strong demand for trucks in posting solid U.S. sales gains for June with the industry forecast to rebound from a May slump. Across the industry, June deliveries are expected to rise as much as 5 percent year over year, after slipping 6.1 percent in May. Automakers are counting on low interest rates, stable fuel prices, rising wages and near-full employment to counter some headwinds and drive sales in the second half.
NHTSA investigates fatal crash of Tesla Model S in Autopilot modeThu, 30, Jun 2016
NHTSA opened a preliminary investigation into 25,000 Tesla cars after a fatal crash in Florida involving a Model S with the "Autopilot" feature engaged, putting new scrutiny on emerging autonomous technology. Tesla, which informed regulators of the accident, said it represented “the first known fatality in just over 130 million miles where Autopilot was activated.”
BMW teams up with Intel, Mobileye on self-driving tech, report saysThu, 30, Jun 2016
BMW is working on a development partnership for self-driving technology with Israeli collision detection software maker Mobileye and U.S. chipmaker Intel, people familiar with the matter said today.
VW believes it can fix 85,000 polluting 3.0-liter U.S. vehiclesThu, 30, Jun 2016
A lawyer for Volkswagen AG said the German automaker believes it can fix 85,000 polluting 3.0-liter VW, Audi and Porsche diesel cars and SUVs, a move that could help the company avoid a second pricey buyback.
Hertz signs deals with Uber, Lyft to supply cars to driversFri, 01, Jul 2016
Hertz reached agreements with Uber Technologies and Lyft, the two largest U.S. ride-hailing startups, to supply drivers with vehicles the rental-car company rotates out of its fleet.
Aston CEO sees short-term Brexit gainFri, 01, Jul 2016
Aston Martin will see a short-term financial gain from the crash in the pound's value following the UK's decision to leave the European Union, CEO Andy Palmer said. “A weak pound obviously helps our exports in terms of profit-per-unit,” Palmer told Automotive News Europe.
Unifor loses organizing vote at 2 Toyota plants in OntarioThu, 30, Jun 2016
Maintenance workers at two Toyota assembly plants in Ontario voted against unionization, in a recruiting setback for Unifor, one of Canada's biggest unions. The secret-ballot voting took place last Friday and Monday at Toyota's Cambridge and Woodstock plants in Ontario. Unifor's director of organizing said 278 workers voted against union representation, while 238 were in favor.
U.S. tells certain 2001-03 Honda owners to stop drivingThu, 30, Jun 2016
U.S. officials warned owners of certain 2001-03 Honda and Acura vehicles to stop driving the cars, citing new data showing the vehicles' Takata airbag inflators have as much as a 50 percent chance of exploding in a crash. The warning today applies to about 313,000 unrepaired vehicles.
Elio Motors shows off three-wheel test vehicleThu, 30, Jun 2016
Elio Motors provided a look at its first test vehicle, in what the company calls one of its “most important milestones” before the planned 2017 launch of its three-wheeled vehicles.
Toyota adds child models to virtual crash test softwareThu, 30, Jun 2016
Toyota said it is including child-size models for the first time in the latest update of its virtual crash test dummy software, which is sold globally to automakers, suppliers and researchers.
Robert Cox, ad man behind Ford's 'Quality is Job 1' pitch, diesWed, 29, Jun 2016
Robert Cox, an outspoken New York advertising executive who helped Ford embrace the slogan “Quality is Job 1” in the 1980s and later crafted ad campaigns for Honda and Saturn, has died. He was 78.