STATE OF SUPPLIERS: Mighty Aisin tackles lowly parking lotJuly 29
Rather than leaping into the high-level fight for highway autonomous driving technology, Japan's Aisin Seiki Co. is aiming at a low-speed market opportunity — the humble parking lot.
Honda Accord goes turbo, drops V-6 for 2018June 9
Honda's retooled 2018 Accord will follow an industry-wide trend of using turbos and multi-speed transmissions to aid power and performance without sacrificing mpg when it goes on sale this fall.
Focus, Fiesta owners sue Ford over faulty Powershift transmissionsMay 30
Nearly 7,000 Fiesta and Focus owners are suing Ford over defective PowerShift transmissions in some small cars, a problem that has plagued the automaker for years.
Ford to build an 8-speed transmission in MichiganMay 22
Ford will build an eight-speed front-wheel-drive transmission, downsized from a planned nine-speed, at a Michigan plant.
To grow globally, Jeep turned to driveline maker GKNMay 15
The redesigned 2017 Compass is the key to Jeep's strategy to grow its global sales. And the key to the Compass is an innovative driveline system developed by GKN.
At Volkswagen, the 10-speed dream is overMay 8
Volkswagen's 10-speed dual-clutch automatic is dead. VW powertrain chief Friedrich Eichler said the prototype was crushed.
Honda's fwd 10-speed breaks new groundApril 10
When the 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan arrives this spring, two models will be available with the industry's first 10-speed automatic transmission in a front-wheel-drive vehicle.
Honda's 10-speed, fwd gearbox breaks new ground on packaging frontApril 4
Honda's first 10-speed automatic transmission is compact, light and is expected to give the redesigned and re-engineered Odyssey minivan best in class fuel economy.
First Shift: FCA shifting away from confusion?March 10
FCA mulls move away from potentially confusing shifters; VW expected to plead guilty to fraud; Japan rebuffs U.S. on trade; Study: Higher fuel standards to raise prices, cost jobs.
The simple car shifter turns overly complicatedDec. 26, 2016
For the second time in less than 18 months, federal safety regulators are investigating why drivers of some Fiat Chrysler vehicles are having problems getting their cars to get into or stay in park.
After holdup, Ford ships 10-speed F-150sDec. 12, 2016
After holding 2017 Ford F-150 pickup or Raptor performance trucks for extra quality tests, Ford says it has shipped 7,500 trucks to dealer lots.
Ford conducts additional tests on 2017 F-150 and Raptor 10-speed transmissionsDec. 6, 2016
Ford's 2017 F-150 and Raptor trucks with a new 10-speed transmission began arriving on some dealer lots last month, but the automaker said it is holding some models for additional testing as part of its normal launch ramp-up.