Mazda-Toyota alliance prepares to break ground on $1.6 billion Alabama auto plantNov. 16
Ford open to investors in autonomous vehicles but cautious on VW, Hackett saysNov. 15
Ford CEO Jim Hackett says the automaker is open to investment by automakers and others in its autonomous vehicle business, but cautioned that expanding partnerships with German automaker Volkswagen AG is a "delicate dance."
Ford, VW are in talks to broaden their allianceOct. 26
Talks between Volkswagen and Ford on forming an alliance have broadened to include potential collaboration on autonomous driving and arrangements to make vehicles for one another, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.
Horizonwatch: Huntsville, Ala.Oct. 8
Suzuki forced out of China as buyers favor larger vehiclesSept. 4
VW exec touts potential of Ford partnershipSept. 1
Toyota group firms form JVs for autonomous tech, electrification modulesAug. 27
Four Toyota Motor Corp group companies are forming a joint venture to develop software that manages brakes, steering and other components for automated driving. Aisin and Denso are also creating a separate joint venture to develop and sell electrification driving modules, targeting China.
Toyota group firms to form JV for self-driving tech, report saysAug. 24
Four Toyota Motor Corp. group firms will form a joint venture to combine self-driving technologies to better compete with automotive component giants such as Bosch Group, the Nikkei business daily reported.
BMW, VW win Beijing's OK to gain control of China JVsJuly 20
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's government allowed BMW and VW to gain control over local ventures ahead of their foreign rivals, giving the German automakers a boost in the world's largest vehicle market.
BMW set to raise stake in key China joint venture above 50%, report saysJuly 12
BMW stands to become the first foreign automaker to own a majority stake in a Chinese joint venture, showing Beijing is following through on a pledge to increasingly open up the economy to global corporations.