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KEITH CRAIN

There will be lots of implications

Proposed new fuel economy standards may cause plenty of hand-wringing, but they offer greater choices to American consumers.

JASON S. MILLER and SHOSHANA LEW

U.S. administration's fuel efficiency plan would hurt industry, consumers

None of the diverse stakeholders that supported an Obama era program that sought to establish a single national emissions policy are supportive of the Trump administration's CAFE proposal.

KRISTIN KOLODGE

Driver assistance systems a roadblock to AV adoption?

The J.D. Power 2018 Initial Quality Study marked the fifth year in a row that we have seen the industry improve. So all is good, right? Well, driver-assistance system problems increased 57 percent in 2017. And this year, the number of problems rose 17 percent. The industry has to get this right.

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COMMENTARY: Kristin Kolodge
Driver assistance systems a roadblock to AV adoption?

The J.D. Power 2018 Initial Quality Study marked the fifth year in a row that we have seen the industry improve. So all is good, right? Well, driver-assistance system problems increased 57 percent in 2017. And this year, the number of problems rose 17 percent. The industry has to get this right.


COMMENTARY: James B. Treece
Time to look back on a career

As I retire, the U.S. is in a trade war. How fitting. Trade disputes dominated much of my 42-year journalism career, including 32 on the auto beat.


COMMENTARY: Grace Macaluso
Windsor days were a 'high point' for Sergio

Sergio Marchionne, who pumped more than $1 billion into upgrading the FCA minivan plant in Windsor, Ontario, is credited as the area's economic savior. He wore his Canadian citizenship proudly.


COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Sergio: One of a kind

Anyone who met Sergio Marchionne could tell how witty, charming and intelligent he was. He also worked harder than anyone. Sergio was one of a kind and he will be missed.


COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
When is enough, enough?

PSA North America plans to re-enter U.S. and Canadian markets. What will be the impact on dealers?


COMMENTARY: Hans Greimel
How this year's trade war is a different battle

Superficial similarities abound between the latest trade war with China and earlier, mostly failed campaigns against Japan. But striking differences also suggest Trump's gambit might have better leverage.


COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Did it sell any more cars?

For some reason, factory executives continue to want a whole string of dealership improvements, regardless of whether they add to the dealership's sales numbers.


COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
We need some common sense

Instead of punishing companies that have invested billions in this country over the years, perhaps the United States should offer credits to automakers that export from the U.S.


COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Federal government must act

It is painfully obvious that we -- and the U.S. government -- should not continue to allow car companies to use our streets and highways as if they are a private proving grounds intended solely for their use.


GUEST COMMENTARY: Tammy Klein
EVs must be socially sustainable

Are we all prepared for the trade-offs when it comes to developing the global EV market? Are we even clear on what they are?


COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Where will EVs get their juice?

Just about everyone who has experienced battery-powered vehicles likes them. But when the time comes to replenish the juice or take a long-distance trip, the vehicles lose their appeal.


GUEST COMMENTARY: Andrew Chien Jennifer Wong
Being prepared for when consumers change their minds

The move away from cars creates another level of uncertainty in a highly uncertain automotive landscape, one that places a premium on product agility and the ability to shift product portfolios quickly.


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