FCA tries to protect vehicle security codesSat, 27, Aug 2016
Fiat Chrysler is threatening serious repercussions to anyone who uses its internal DealerCONNECT software and provides outsiders with “key codes, radio codes and other anti-theft or security measures.”
Mercedes, Infiniti owners most likely to let car do drivingSat, 27, Aug 2016
If you drive a Mercedes-Benz or an Infiniti luxury vehicle, you’re probably more willing than most drivers to give up the wheel to a robot, according to a MaritzCX survey.
Hyundai's S. Korean union overwhelmingly rejects wage dealFri, 26, Aug 2016
Hyundai's unionized workers in South Korea overwhelmingly voted down a tentative wage deal reached with the automaker, signaling more strikes and production losses at its biggest manufacturing base.
Google hires Airbnb exec to commercialize self-driving carsFri, 26, Aug 2016
Google's self-driving car project took a step closer to market with the hire of a top executive from Airbnb, the online vacation home rental marketplace. Shaun Stewart is joining Google as a director of the self-driving car project, spokesman Johnny Luu said today.
VW labor boss suggests taking stakes in suppliersFri, 26, Aug 2016
Volkswagen Group should consider taking stakes in key suppliers after two parts makers brought production at six of the automakers factories in Germany to a standstill by refusing to deliver components, VW's labor boss said.
Bentley names new head of exterior designFri, 26, Aug 2016
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanced exterior design leader at VW Group's ultraluxury brand.
GM cleared in second lawsuit involving faulty ignition switchesThu, 25, Aug 2016
A Texas jury on Thursday said a GM ignition switch was not to blame for a fatal 2011 crash, according to a statement from the company. The verdict in Harris County, Texas, is the second in favor of GM this year in a lawsuit over a recalled ignition switch that has been linked to nearly 400 injuries and deaths.
Amazon, expanding automotive business, launches vehicle research portalThu, 25, Aug 2016
Amazon launched Amazon Vehicles, a car research portal where consumers will have access to vehicle detail pages and reviews of thousands of new and classic cars, while being able to upload photos and videos of their own rides. Amazon has been steadily carving out a spot in the automotive space.
Faurecia recasts interiors for self-driving carsThu, 25, Aug 2016
With self-driving cars expected on the road within three to five years, French supplier Faurecia is focusing on the cabin of future autonomous cars.
Uber lost at least $1.2 billion in first half of 2016, report saysThu, 25, Aug 2016
Uber's losses in the first half of 2016 totaled at least $1.27 billion, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. The ride-hailing giant is not a public company, but its finance chief briefs investors on a conference call every three months.
First driverless taxi hits the streets of SingaporeThu, 25, Aug 2016
The first driverless taxi began work today in a limited public trial on the streets of Singapore. Developer nuTonomy invited a select group of people to download their app and ride for free in its "robo-taxi" in a western Singapore hi-tech business district.
UAW organizes Magna seating plant in TennesseeThu, 25, Aug 2016
Workers at Magna's new Spring Hill, Tenn., plant voted nearly unanimously to join the UAW, giving the union a key victory in a right-to-work state. The UAW said workers voted 192-1 to join the union. About 230 workers are employed at the 122,500-square-foot plant, which opened in 2015 and produces seats for the Cadillac XT5 and the GMC Acadia.