Self-driving cars hitting red lights
Federal and state officials, once eager advocates of self-driving cars, now are pumping the brakes and demanding greater accountability and information that autos and tech...
GM brings Cadillac back into the fold
In ousting Johan de Nysschen and replacing him with Steve Carlisle, a company loyalist in the vein of CEO Mary Barra, GM appears to be signaling its desire to bring Cadillac...
Toyota looks for a breakthrough with reworked cars
The relatively low-volume Avalon and Corolla hatchback offer a preview of stablemates that are more critical for Toyota North America: the reworked Lexus ES, which will debut...
Ken Garff's pioneering partnership breaks up
Ken Garff Automotive, a pioneer in private equity partnerships, will buy Garcadia Auto and its half interest in 28 dealerships from Leucadia National.
Retooled QX50 fills Infiniti's 'biggest void'
Infiniti has turned its aging QX50 into a true competitor in the compact premium crossover space, with an advanced engine, new safety technologies and an attractive sticker.
Canada, Mexico laud progress at NAFTA talks
The United States, Canada and Mexico are looking at a retooled trade pact that would require North American-built light vehicles contain content that is roughly 75 percent...
Magna delivers carbon fiber subframe prototype to Ford
Magna International Inc. has delivered a carbon fiber subframe prototype to Ford it says will reduce weight and tooling costs and hopes to rule on mass production by year end.
Ford puts huge ad account up for review
Ford, citing the need for "greater marketing efficiency, effectiveness and customer insight," while leveraging the "latest tools and technology," placed its global creative...
GM Korea, union fail to reach wage deal
GM's South Korean unit and its labor union failed to reach a wage deal after another round of talks that sought to avert a bankruptcy filing for the unprofitable operation.
Porsche's head of powertrain development arrested
German police arrested the head of powertrain development at Porsche in connection with parent Volkswagen Group's sweeping diesel emissions violations.
PSA's Tavares faces toughest opponent yet in German union
PSA boss Carlos Tavares, who is no stranger to thrashing out difficult labor deals, is now taking on Germany's powerful IG Metall union, which has been the undoing of many a...
PSA seeks 3,700 Opel job cuts in Germany, labor chief says
PSA wants 3,700 job cuts at Opel in Germany by 2020 and a process of contract buyouts and early retirement has already resulted in a reduction of about 2,000 positions,...
Tesla subcontractor's busted jaw triggered safety probe
Days before Tesla defended its safety record this week, California began inspecting an incident involving a subcontractor who was hospitalized after a piece of factory...
Truck craze, tech stretch purse strings, auto loans
Americans' love of pricey pickups, crossovers and SUVs is stretching their wallets, leading lenders to bend over backward to keep monthly payments affordable.
VW's $229M settlement with owners of 3.0-liter diesels cleared by Canada judge
An Ontario judge approved a settlement worth up to $229 million with about 20,000 owners of 3.
At Nissan-Renault, the hunt for an 'irreversible,' sustainable future
The alliance between Renault and Nissan needs to come up with a sustainable plan -- something "irreversible" -- for a future when Carlos Ghosn is no longer around as chairman...
Wells Fargo fined $1 billion for auto loan, mortgage abuse
The settlement with the CFPB cites Wells Fargo's practice of forcing auto insurance on some customers who took out loans to buy new vehicles.
GM adds eBay CEO to board of directors
GM CEO Mary Barra said Devin Wenig will bring "significant expertise in technology, global operations and strategic planning" to the automaker's board.
Tim Russi to leave Ally Financial
Tim Russi, the Ally Financial auto finance president who led many digital initiatives and helped expand the lender's dealership reach, is leaving the post, effective...
Ousted Cadillac chief de Nysschen: 'It's not personal, it's business'
Johan de Nysschen unapologetically challenged leadership and the Cadillac team, while drawing the ire of many U.S.
Infiniti sets ambitious plan to hike China output
Nissan's Infiniti luxury brand, looking to duck steep tariffs, aims to triple sales in the world's biggest auto market in five years by ramping up production of five new...
Ford claims 30 mpg F-150 diesel wins pickup mileage crown
The first diesel F-150 will get 30 mpg highway, 22 mpg city and 25 mpg combined, according to EPA estimates, making it the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup when it hits...
PSA fight to slash Opel factory costs intensifies
PSA's fight to cut production costs at Opel's German factories took on a national dimension with Chancellor Angela Merkel intervening to say she expected the French automaker...
Daimler may buy tiny stake in Volvo, report says
Daimler is open to supplying Volvo with engines and could even take a small stake in the Swedish automaker, a German business magazine reported, raising the possibility of...
NAFTA talks resume amid push for quick deal
The trio of ministers leading talks to retool NAFTA meet again in Washington beginning Thursday as they continue to push for a deal in principle within weeks.
Freudenberg mulls IPO for Vibracoustic unit
German technology group Freudenberg will decide in the fall on an initial public offering in 2019 of its automotive vibration control technology business Vibracoustic.
Tesla's key statistic in Autopilot defense comes under scrutiny
Tesla's ardent defense of its Autopilot system is getting heat from safety advocates who question a key data point the company has been citing to plead its case.
Maryland sends recall reminders to 40,000 drivers
Under a new initiative, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration has reminded 40,000 motorists that their vehicles have been recalled for safety defects and should be taken...
GM offers in-dash fuel payments in 3-city pilot program
The feature is being piloted in roughly 1 million Chevrolet vehicles at select Shell stations in the Detroit, Seattle and Houston metropolitan areas.
CDK Global buys digital agency Progressus Media
CDK Global has acquired Progressus Media, provider of mobile advertising services for dealerships and automotive marketing companies, for an undisclosed amount -- a move that...