'Japanese dominate' list of innovators

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 28, 2015
If companies' r&d chops are measured by the number of patents received, the Japanese auto industry -- led by Toyota and Honda -- appears to be outracing the competition.

Volkswagen's labor boss says CO2 scandal has hit car orders

9:21 am U.S. ET | Nov. 27, 2015
VW Group is dealing with a slowdown in new-car orders in the wake of admitting this month that it understated CO2 emissions in about 800,000 vehicles, VW's top labor representative said.

GM's new wind tunnel aims to improve, quicken design work

10:42 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
General Motors has cited some impressive vitals on its redesigned 2016 models to show off the success of its weight-cutting strategy: The new Volt...

Rivian Automotive to build r&d center for high-tech vehicles in Mich.

3:26 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
Livonia automotive design and engineering firm Rivian Automotive LLC plans to invest $29.

Smartphones may have role in 8.1% rise of U.S. traffic deaths

3:46 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015
The number of deaths from traffic accidents in the U.S. jumped 8.

Can GM build on OnStar advantage?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Phil Abram is leading GM's effort to stake a leadership position in connected cars that GM execs believe is critical to its future.


Technology upgrades zoom into small cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
High-end technology is quickly making its way into compact cars that were long conceived as cheap, basic transportation.

Restructured Renesas seeks its footing on platforms

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Renesas is no longer bleeding red ink, but it faces stiffer competition than ever.

Cadillac's plug-in play: Hybrids first, then EV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Cadillac plans to equip most of its vehicles in coming years with plug-in hybrid versions to meet tightening regulations, especially in China, brand...

Why Toyota offers 2 battery choices in next Prius

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Toyota is offering two battery choices in the upcoming fourth-generation Prius.

Now hiring: FCA needs hackers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
Fiat Chrysler seeks cybergeeks to, among other things, “identify gaps, recommend solutions” and work with suppliers to plug any security...

VW CEO says diesel engine refits 'manageable'

1:36 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015
The steps needed to fix about 8.


German auto firms try to nurture Silicon Valley boldness

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2015
German automakers and suppliers fear that America's audacious tech companies are grabbing the initiative within the auto industry as cars become more...


In Mercedes project, latchkey kids get chauffeured rides

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2015
Mercedes had a particular group of customers in mind when it launched Boost, an Uber-like shuttle service, in 2013.

VW cuts 2016 capital investment 8% due to cost of fixing emissions cheat

7:32 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015
Volkswagen today cut 1 billion euros ($1.

Volvo, Microsoft will bring augmented reality into showrooms

5:18 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015
Volvo and Microsoft are working together to bring the tech company's augmented-reality goggles to Volvo showrooms next year to spruce up...

GM, Army to test Chevrolet Colorado fuel cell

9:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2015
The Chevrolet Colorado pickup has been selected by the U.S. Army to test a General Motors-designed hydrogen powered fuel cell powertrain.

Hyundai's tech trickles down to Elantra

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015
Hyundai's sixth-generation Elantra will come crammed with safety and connectivity technology to fend off a newly redesigned Civic and Nissan Sentra.

Buick's 3rd-gen LaCrosse adds sophistication, technology

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015
Buick is counting on a svelte redesigned LaCrosse to carry on as the brand's flagship and draw more buyers to a declining big-sedan market.

Geely plans hybrid, electric versions for 90% of models by 2020

8:11 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015
Geely said it will equip more than 90 percent of its models with alternative-energy powertrains in the next five years, the most ambitious plan by a...

Faurecia, Stanford to study motion sickness in autonomous cars

4:57 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015
Interiors supplier Faurecia is teaming up with researchers at Stanford University to study an often-overlooked problem with autonomous cars: motion...

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