CO2 ruling puts Trump, automakers in a bind

The EPA's surprise decision last week to uphold its greenhouse-gas targets keeps the auto industry pretty much where it was before the presidential election.

Penske to expand used-car stores

Penske Automotive Group has launched its own line of standalone used-car stores with the planned purchase of CarSense, which owns five used-only stores in the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and southern New Jersey.

Ex-FCA exec joins law firm, gets connected-vehicle role

Former Fiat Chrysler general counsel Marjorie Loeb is re-establishing ties with the auto industry, having been named a partner in the corporate and securities practice of Mayer Brown in Chicago.

Lear venture advances on 3 projects

Lear Corp. says it is partnering with three automakers to bring advance-concept vehicle seating to market as early as 2019 through its Crafted by

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Ford dives into city of tomorrow

Ford Motor Co. wants to create futuristic urban utopias where curbsides don't get clogged with illegal parking; where eco-friendly bicycles help commuters navigate the final mile of their trips to work; and where key arteries leading into and out of downtowns aren't stifled by heavy traffic during rush hour.

Colorado's rocky roads

Colorado, a boom state that is growing much faster than planners expected, faces a complex road problem. So state officials are looking for solutions, and they may have found one: autonomous vehicles.

Mazda solves its diesel dilemma

Six years and three delays after Mazda proclaimed its readiness to sell diesels in the United States, CEO Masamichi Kogai says his company has finally achieved a way to balance driving performance with clean emissions.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Driverless cars? Count me out

I read Keith Crain's Oct. 17 comment, "Industry is crazy over technology." One factor you never hear mentioned is driver/enthusiast rejection of driverless vehicles.

Intel plans $250 million investment in self-driving tech

Computer chip giant Intel intends to muscle into the fast-growing market for self-driving vehicles. At the Los Angeles Auto Show today, CEO Brian Krzanich said Intel Capital intended to invest more than $250 million over the next two years to develop technology for autonomous vehicles.

Tech company offers self-driving car research kits

PolySync is giving startups the keys to self-driving car prototypes. The autonomous driving software company said it is making available a hardware development kit that can be retrofitted to Kia Souls from 2014 model year and later for self-driving technology research.

Samsung's $8 billion bid for Harman makes big bet on car tech

Samsung's planned acquisition of Harman would give the supplier a major leg up in the connected- and autonomous-vehicle space. The $8 billion deal -- announced today and expected to close in mid-2017 -- marks Samsung's plan to increase its presence in the industry.

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