Shows and Events
Why are some Nissan dealers so unhappy?Mon, 25, Apr 2016
As retailers gathered for the 2016 National Automobile Dealers Association convention, audiences seemed to nod in agreement at criticism that Nissan has used its elbows in its race to become America's No. 2 import automaker.
NASA project: Getting cars ready for takeoffSun, 24, Apr 2016
Silicon Valley and NASA think traffic-stymied commuters are ready to give up their cars and fly to work.
ADESA parent explores how best to deliver salesMon, 25, Apr 2016
KAR Auction Services, parent of ADESA, unveiled a new data science unit that will help commercial consigners find the most efficient marketplace for their vehicles. Separately, it completed the acquisition of an eight-site auction group, part of its refocus on physical auctions.
Millennials drive industry to rethink partsMon, 18, Apr 2016
A rear-seat display screen shown at the SAE World Congress in Detroit last week illustrates the auto industry's challenge in appealing to millennials -- and the need to develop components that resonate with young, tech-savvy customers.
Hyperloop needs some Motor City know-howMon, 18, Apr 2016
It is a space-age transportation concept almost too fantastic to believe -- people and cargo shooting through "Hyperloop" tubes at 700 mph. Last week, Hyperloop co-founder and former Detroiter Brogan BamBrogan came back to ask U. S. suppliers to help him build it.
Creative suppliers are awarded for cutting weightMon, 18, Apr 2016
Vehicle lightweighting solutions earned suppliers an armful of Automotive News PACE Awards last week in Detroit.
EPA drops proposal feared to ban street-to-race car conversionsFri, 15, Apr 2016
The EPA said it will drop controversial language from a proposed heavy- and medium-duty truck rule that had sparked fears of a new agency ban on street-to-race car conversions and recent scrutiny from Republican lawmakers.
Glitz can't gloss over dealer fearsMon, 11, Apr 2016
Life on the NADA convention floor was as frothy as the car washes that dotted the insides of the north and south halls in this surreal desert town. Everyone appeared to be on the Vegas monorail headed for great times. Except dealers (and, OK, Volkswagen).
Powertrain executives press for higher octane gasoline to help meet mpg, CO2 rulesWed, 13, Apr 2016
Automakers say they need higher octane gasoline -- more in line with what is available in Europe today -- to meet the government's strict 2025 fuel economy and C02 standards.
Supersonic Musk venture solicits Detroit's finestWed, 13, Apr 2016
Elon Musk's Hyperloop venture wants auto suppliers to help it get off the ground. Hyperloop's creators hope the system will one day transport pressurized capsules through tubes at speeds in excess of 700 mph.
Sealing giant Freudenberg ready for non-combustionWed, 13, Apr 2016
Freudenberg-NOK, with its global fortunes built on sealing internal combustion engines to keep them leak-free, isn't blinking at a future of battery-powered electric vehicles.
Internet-connected cars a hacker magnet, U.S. official saysWed, 13, Apr 2016
Internet-connected and driverless cars could be targets for hackers -- potentially including terrorists and hostile nations -- so the automotive industry must ensure vehicles have built-in cybersecurity protection, a top U.S. Justice Department official said.