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07/16/2018 11:10 PM
Ex-Apple engineer pleads not guilty in trade secret theft case
A former Apple engineer charged with stealing driverless car secrets for a Chinese startup pleaded not guilty in federal court in San Jose, Calif.
07/16/2018 07:28 PM
GM discontinues Chevrolet City Express van
General Motors has dropped the Chevrolet City Express, a small work van which the automaker has marketed under a partnership with Nissan since 2014.
07/16/2018 08:36 PM
Ford agrees to $299.1 million Takata 'economic loss' settlement
Ford agreed to a $299.1 million so-called economic loss settlement covering at least 6 million U.S. vehicles with potentially faulty Takata airbag inflators, court documents show.
07/16/2018 07:06 PM
Elon Musk's twitter battle prompts drop in Tesla stock
Even after admonishing himself for engaging with detractors on Twitter, Elon Musk was at it again this weekend. Tesla shares were down in mid-afternoon trading.
07/16/2018 05:01 AM
Subaru's big ambitions clouded by tariff threat
Subaru has big plans for growth in the U.S. market #8212; as long as Trump's tariffs don't get in the way.
07/16/2018 05:44 PM
Uber being probed for gender discrimination, report says
Uber is under investigation by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for alleged gender discrimination on issues such as pay, according to media reports.
07/16/2018 01:04 PM
Government rebates could protect Canada's auto industry from certain Trump tariffs
Canadian government customs provisions are expected to soften the blow on the country's powerful automotive industry from retaliatory tariffs on U.S. steel, according to trade lawyers.
07/16/2018 05:01 AM
Ford F series will have a record sales year in 2018
Thanks to a blistering first-half pace, Ford Motor Co. might sell more big pickups in the U.S. this year than it ever has, shattering a 14-year-old record set at the height of the housing boom.
07/16/2018 02:31 PM
Trump tariff costs likely to be spread out by automakers
Automakers with domestic plants will seek to minimize the impact of potential U.S. tariffs on imported vehicles and auto parts by spreading the extra costs across their entire U.S. fleets, not just vehicles shipped from overseas.
07/16/2018 05:01 AM
Chinese auto supplier Rebo buys Federal-Mogul's lighting division
Chinese auto supplier Rebo enters the North American market with its purchase of Federal-Mogul's lighting division.
07/16/2018 05:01 AM
Magna International CEO Don Walker says company isn'tde-emerging
Magna International is bucking a trend. It's CEO, Don Walker says the company isn't separating autonomous vehicles from its mainstream operations.
07/16/2018 05:01 AM
Denny Hecker: A changed man?
The onetime Minneapolis car-dealing kingpin, whose over-the-top lifestyle and spectacular fall in the wake of the Great Recession shattered lives and left him with a mountain of debt, is free -- and he's talking.
07/16/2018 05:01 AM
Birchwood Auto Group asks key customer survey question
Manitoba's Birchwood Auto Group believes that extremely pithy customer surveys generate more insight into clients' experiences than longer, traditional ones.
07/16/2018 05:01 AM
Tom Mignanelli molded Nissan U.S.A.
Tom Mignanelli spent just six years at Nissan's U.S. operations, but left a mark that has rippled through decades.
07/16/2018 05:01 AM
Ford's Fusion nameplate will outlive sedan
Despite plans to kill the Fusion midsize sedan in the U.S. next year, the automaker will keep the Fusion name alive. Just not as a sedan.
07/16/2018 05:01 AM
Chevrolet's New Roads Magazine looks at origins of the Blazer
Chevrolet's owners magazine looks back at the origins of the Blazer with last month's unveiling of a 2019 version as a midsize crossover.
07/16/2018 05:01 AM
Genesis G70 debut nears while retail network sorts itself out
Uncertainty has been a common theme around the dapper Genesis G70's U.S. launch #8212; not because of the product itself, but rather the retail infrastructure surrounding it.
07/16/2018 05:01 AM
BMW, Mercedes-Benz boxed in by tariff battles
Mercedes-Benz and BMW stand to lose most from tit-for-tat import tariffs imposed first by the U.S. on China and then reciprocated. Unfortunately for both, there isn't much they can do to shield themselves from the fallout.
07/16/2018 05:01 AM
Tesla on path to overseas footprint
Tesla took a big step toward expanding its manufacturing footprint overseas, signing a preliminary agreement to build a plant in China, but it also gave more indications that demand for its most affordable electric vehicle has faded considerably...
07/16/2018 05:01 AM
Tata Motor's Nano, dubbed the world's cheapest car, near end of its run
Tata Motor's Nano, dubbed the world's cheapest car, has all but died in India, with lessons for automakers on frugal engineering.
07/16/2018 05:01 AM
An STP treatment for the wheels of justice, perhaps?
Say what you will about the efficiency of the U.S. government and the slow-rolling wheels of justice, but things eventually get worked out.
07/16/2018 05:01 AM
New-vehicle inventories up slightly, below 2017 numbers
The industry started July with an estimated 3,961,800 unsold vehicles on-hand in the U.S., a 69-day supply.
07/16/2018 05:01 AM
Five automakers use Ohio analytics company to track billions in inefficiencies
Five automakers and their supply chains are linking up with an Ohio analytics company to root out billions in industry logistics inefficiencies.
07/15/2018 11:21 PM
CDK to acquire ELEAD1ONE
Dealership software giant CDK Global struck a deal to acquire ELEAD1ONE, a provider of customer relationship management, service and marketing solutions.
07/15/2018 05:01 AM
Uber rival Gett mulls sale of ride-sharing startup Juno, report says
Gett, the ride-hailing app that competes with Uber, is weighing an exit from the United States, just over a year after spending $200 million to enter the market.