Ford idling car plant in Mich. extra two weeks on light demandThu, 27, Oct 2016
Ford said today it will idle its Wayne, Mich., car factory an extra two weeks by the end of the year to adjust supply with demand. The plant makes the light-selling Focus compact and C-Max hybrid cars.
Autoliv Q3 earnings rise 21% as Europe, China offset weak U.S.Thu, 27, Oct 2016
Autoliv reported a 21 percent rise in quarterly earnings as high production levels in Europe and China offset a weaker U.S. market.
Nissan to stop making Mexican veteran Tsuru amid safety criticismWed, 26, Oct 2016
Nissan said today it will stop production in May of the Mexican-built Tsuru, an economical and hardy sedan beloved by taxi drivers but often sold without airbags and widely criticized for its poor crash record.
Spanish supplier Gestamp to invest $158.7 million into Mich. operationsWed, 26, Oct 2016
Gestamp North America Inc. plans to invest $158.7 million into its Michigan operations. The subsidiary of Madrid, Spain-based Gestamp Automoción SL plans to expand its plants in Chelsea, Mich., and Mason, Mich.
Auto industry cyber security group hires Boeing veteranWed, 26, Oct 2016
The organization that automakers in the U.S. created to cope with cyber security threats said today it has hired a former Boeing executive as its leader.
Subaru to recall 100,000 U.S. turbocharged vehicles for faulty pumpWed, 26, Oct 2016
Subaru of America will recall about 100,000 vehicles equipped with turbocharged engines over increased risk of a fire. A faulty relay controlling the secondary air injection pump in the turbocharged vehicles could fail and cause the unit to overheat and melt, potentially leading to a fire.
Toyota recalls nearly 1.5 million cars in Europe over Takata airbagsWed, 26, Oct 2016
Toyota is recalling about 5.8 million cars worldwide, including 1.47 million in Europe, over potentially faulty airbag inflators made by Takata. The recall includes the Yaris and Corolla.
Apple said to develop car operating system in BlackBerry countryWed, 26, Oct 2016
Apple has dozens of software engineers in Canada building a car operating system, a rare move for a company that often houses research and development projects close to its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters, according to people familiar with the matter.
GM to use IBM's Watson AI software for new OnStar Go serviceWed, 26, Oct 2016
General Motors and International Business Machines Corp. plan to combine IBM's artificial intelligence software Watson with the automaker's OnStar system in order to market services to drivers in their vehicles.
Germany's VW probe hasn't implicated leading execs, prosecutors sayTue, 25, Oct 2016
German prosecutors investigating Volkswagen Group say they have a "fairly good" picture of how the diesel-cheating scandal evolved and that doesn't include any clear-cut link between the automaker's top executives and decisions to implement the manipulation.
Mexico's other attractionMon, 17, Oct 2016
Mexico's rising prominence in the auto industry isn't just about its role as a low-wage export platform. It's also a growing market for products that are made locally, particularly small sedans.
Audi A3's fwd version to get more powerful engine, new transmissionTue, 25, Oct 2016
The entry-level Audi A3 compact sedan and convertible will get a new engine and transmission combo for the 2017 model year that offers more power and fuel efficiency than its predecessors.