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02/23/2018 12:15 PM
Nissan takes first stop on road to taxi services with Easy Ride
Nissan is taking its first steps to becoming an operator of autonomous vehicle services, hoping to break into a segment set to be dominated by Uber and other firms.
02/23/2018 11:20 AM
GM Korea seeks to trim benefits, wages, letter says
GM will propose a base wage freeze and no bonuses this year along with a suspension of some worker benefits at its money-losing South Korean unit to cut costs, according to an internal letter.
02/22/2018 09:09 PM
Our close call at the crosswalk in an autonomous Hyundai
I figured the Nexo would recognize the pedestrians who were being picked up by its sensors and decelerate to a gradual stop. But that's not what happened.
02/22/2018 02:15 PM
Ford picks Kumar Galhotra to replace Raj Nair as North America chief
Ford tapped Kumar Galhotra, a company veteran who steered the Lincoln luxury brand back to respectability, to replace Raj Nair, who was ousted after an internal investigation uncovered "inappropriate behavior," as its president of North America.
02/22/2018 09:11 PM
Visteon lands record new business in 2017
Electronics supplier Visteon reported record new business gains in 2017 and a dip in sales in the fourth quarter resulting from discontinued operations and customer pricing.
02/22/2018 07:22 PM
Genesis supplants Audi atop Consumer Reports' latest brand rankings
Hyundai's upstart Genesis luxury brand supplanted Audi atop Consumer Reports' annual ranking of automotive brands. Subaru and Kia tied for the highest ranked mass-market brands.
02/22/2018 07:50 PM
Cadillac XT5, Subaru Outback nab top rating in rear-crash program
The Cadillac XT5 and Subaru Outback fared the best in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's new rear-crash prevention rating system.
02/22/2018 07:30 PM
BMW settles U.S. lawsuit claiming it refused to refund leases to military personnel
BMW Financial Services North America has agreed to pay more than $2 million to resolve allegations that it violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.
02/22/2018 06:35 PM
Former Cadillac, Penske exec Jere Kitzmiller dies at 84
A factory man beloved in retail is an anomaly in the automotive business. So was Jere Kitzmiller, a longtime Cadillac employee who died last month in Newport Beach, Calif., from flu and pneumonia complications. He was 84.
02/22/2018 05:27 PM
2019 Buick Envision to get nip, tuck
Buick is freshening the 2019 Buick Envision to better align the crossover with the brand's other models -- most notably its best-selling Encore.
02/22/2018 05:54 PM
Takata agrees to settle U.S. probe by 44 state AGs over deadly airbags
Takata agreed to settle a probe by 44 state attorneys general into claims it concealed a deadly safety defect with air bag inflators.
02/22/2018 06:38 PM
Denso chairman Katoh retires; Arima remains CEO
Nobuaki Katoh, who led Denso through a recession and the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, is stepping down as chairman of the world's fourth-largest parts supplier.
02/22/2018 06:12 PM
Ousted Ford exec loses at least $5 million in bonuses
Raj Nair, ousted as Ford's president of North America, will lose a $5 million stock bonus given to him last year, as well as a number of other bonuses and awards.
02/22/2018 04:00 PM
Delphi Technologies posts record quarterly revenue, higher operating income
In its first quarterly report since Delphi Automotive split, Delphi Technologies reported record revenue and higher operating income.
02/22/2018 11:42 AM
Uber CEO will court carmakers beyond Toyota for self-driving
Toyota and Uber plan to team up on autonomous driving as technological changes sweep through the transportation industry.
02/21/2018 06:15 PM
CAR study: Electrification, autonomy won't gain widespread adoption for decades
Although most major automakers are pouring billions into electrification and autonomy, the Center for Automotive Research predicts those investments could slow in the coming years.
02/21/2018 09:15 PM
Ford Motor executive Raj Nair leaves over 'inappropriate behavior'
Raj Nair, president of Ford in North America, has left the automaker after he was accused of "inappropriate behavior," Ford said. The company did not divulge the nature of Nair's behavior.
02/21/2018 07:53 PM
Audi to launch integrated toll collection
Audi said it will begin integrating automated toll payment technology into its vehicles in the United States this year that will allow drivers to pay tolls without the need for an additional device.
02/22/2018 01:00 AM
New Hyundai Santa Fe to be brand's first diesel vehicle in U.S.
The redesigned Hyundai Santa Fe will include the brand's first diesel offering in the United States as it continues to rework its car-heavy lineup.
02/21/2018 11:44 AM
Nissan's EV campaign expected to get boost from Mitsubishi investment
Nissan may get a boost from a deepening relationship with Japan's biggest trading house as access to battery materials becomes a priority amid the industry's push into electric vehicles.
02/21/2018 01:00 PM
Nobody wants to let Google win war for maps all over again
Google emerged years ago as the winner in digital maps by blanketing the globe with its street-mapping cars and software expertise that couldn't be matched. Nobody wants to let Google win again.
02/21/2018 04:26 PM
Dallas' Park Place dealer group dives into subscription market
The service offers unlimited vehicle switches and free pickup and delivery in the Dallas-Fort Worth area at no additional charge.
02/21/2018 04:00 PM
Don't fret over data security; try these steps
One of the biggest security hazards for dealerships and their vendors is a data breach, but many are unsure of the best ways to protect their information, EFG says.
02/21/2018 04:00 PM
Why sweet lease deals are going away
A flood of off-lease vehicles, including SUVs and crossovers, and other factors will make it more difficult for automakers to offer tempting lease deals.
02/21/2018 04:00 PM
Auto balance growth rate slows
Last quarter, auto borrowers' total loan balance outstanding grew at the lowest rate since the second quarter of 2012, while delinquency rates plateaued, TransUnion says.