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UAW troops air demands at convention rather than cast blame
At this week's UAW bargaining convention, delegate after delegate rose to a microphone to pillory the Detroit 3 for Tier 2 excesses, stingy wages and, in the case of General Motors, a dubious $5 billion stock buyback to placate Wall Street investors. I thought the affair was pretty darn raucous. ...
Panoz street car advances despite suit
Georgia racing mogul and auto entrepreneur Don Panoz is pressing ahead to develop a street version of his innovative DeltaWing race car, even as his company sues Nissan over the car's design. Panoz's company, DeltaWing Technology Group Inc., will develop a four-passenger road car based on the ...
Leases to get more expensive, ALG says
Low-cost monthly auto leases will become more expensive over the next couple of years, predicts ALG President Larry Dominique. That's because the supply of used light vehicles -- especially those 3 to 5 years old -- returning to the market will rise significantly, lowering used-vehicle prices and
Manheim invests in vehicle inspection company
Manheim, the nation's largest auto-auction company, has invested in Alliance Inspection Management, a vehicle inspection and software company. With Manheim's minority stake in AiM, the two companies have formed a "strategic alliance" to develop inspection technologies that will lead to a more ...
AutoNation, analytics company Zubie join to monitor cars' service needs
Some AutoNation Inc. dealerships' service advisers will know which vehicles need fixing before they even talk to the driver, thanks to a new partnership with vehicle analytics company Zubie. The partnership will help dealerships organize service requests, bring business back to the service bays and
Tesla presses Japanese battery suppliers to innovate, take risks
TOKYO -- A Tesla Motors Inc. battery executive courted partners in Japan for its so-called gigafactory, praising local companies for top-notch quality and technology while cautioning against slow decision-making and risk aversion. Japan ranks behind only North America as a source of parts for the
Ford cleared of technology patent infringement, jury rules
DETROIT (Reuters) -- A jury has found that Ford Motor Co. did not infringe on four patents owned by a Washington state company in its onboard computer systems, clearing the company in a $240 million lawsuit. The jury in federal court in Tacoma, Wash., also found in Ford's favor on its claim that ...
Calif. considers a plea for plug-in hybrids
SAN FRANCISCO -- Carlos drives 10,000 miles a year in his electric Nissan Leaf and burns no gasoline. Mary drives 12,000 miles a year in her Chevrolet Volt, using electricity for 9,000 miles and burning gasoline for the remaining 3,000. How much credit do Carlos and Mary deserve? This sounds like a
Scion iA sedan uncovered
Toyota has been keeping the new Scion iA sedan under wraps in hopes of building suspense before its unveiling at the New York auto show next week. But the little car has been caught out in the open in San Diego, and spy photographs show the subcompact with a fast, sloping hood and a wide, ...
North America production downtime overtime - 03/30/15
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Cadillac CT6 to pack 34-speaker Bose sound system
Cadillac's new flagship sedan will come with a new sound system that will leave nothing uncovered inside the cabin. The Bose Panaray system, designed exclusively for Cadillac's CT6 rear-wheel-drive sedan, marks the debut offering of Bose Automotive's new line of Advanced Technology Series sound ...
Rewards of Being Ford CEO (3/27/15)
Fields earned $18.6M in 2014 to Mullaly's $22M; CFPB's sub-prime vigil; Stein: FCA and joy of a good winning streak.
Automotive News wins Grand Neal Award for GM recall coverage
NEW YORK -- Automotive News today won the Grand Neal Award for its coverage of the GM ignition-switch recall crisis. The Grand Neal, given by the Association of Business Information and Media Companies, marks the pinnacle of achievement in business-to-business media. It was the first time a Crain
Valeo's self-driving systems learn from military drones
PARIS (Reuters) -- Valeo plans to draw on drone software and other military technologies from partner Safran to offer self-driving vehicle platforms to carmakers by the end of the decade. Valeo said the first applications may reach automaker customers within three years. The French supplier ...
Buick Enclave upgrade gets Tuscan treatment
Buick, fresh off record U.S. sales of the Enclave in 2014, is looking to expand on those results with a new edition of its flagship crossover. Dubbed the Tuscan, after the famed fertile region in central Italy, Buick said the edition "celebrates Enclave's achievement and rewards owners with a ...
Acura targets millennials in musical social campaign for ILX
Acura is appealing to the musical tastes of millennials in a new social media campaign that expresses the energy of the sporty ILX sedan through sound. Acura asked eight up-and-coming artists each to craft a custom piece of music for the entry-luxury car. Each of the eight songs is inspired by one
Aston Martin claims Henrik Fisker's Thunderbolt is unauthorized copy
LOS ANGELES (Bloomberg) -- Aston Martin said Henrik Fisker's "Thunderbolt" prototype for a $400,000 GT coupe is an unauthorized copy of its iconic sports cars featured in James Bond movies for 50 years. andnbsp; Fisker, a former Aston Martin design director and co-founder of the failed maker of ...
Schaeffler's 2014 profit rises by more than half
FRANKFURT (Reuters) -- German engineering group Schaeffler Group said its operating profit jumped by more than 50 percent in 2014 because of robust demand for cars in U.S. and China. The group, which is the biggest shareholder in German supplier Continental, said on Thursday its earnings before ...
Tesla sued in UK in fight over charging stations rollout
LONDON (Bloomberg) -- Tesla Motors was sued in London in a dispute over whether the company interfered with a competitor's plan to rollout electric-car chargers at UK highway rest stops. Judge Vivien Rose on Wednesday ordered Tesla to search for documents about internal meetings and discussions ...
McLaren aims 570S at high-end Porsche 911, Audi R8
LONDON -- McLaren Automotive has named the first of its entry-level supercars the 570S Coupe. The V-8 powered car will compete against high-end versions of the Porsche 911 and Audi R8. It is expected to become the McLaren's best-seller. The 570S Coupe will be the first derivative in McLaren's ...
Renault increases Zoe EV's range by 30km
RENNES, France -- Renault has extended the range of its battery powered Zoe subcompact hatchback by 30km to 240km (149 miles) to help boost sales. The longer-range Zoe will go on sale in Europe in the spring, Renault said. It will be less expensive than the current Zoe, which starts at 22,400 euros
Pirelli CEO sees strong future with ChemChina, no talks on counterbid
MILAN (Reuters) -- Italian tire maker Pirelli has a strong future with owner-to-be China National Chemical Corp. and is not talking to others about a possible counterbid, CEO Marco Tronchetti Provera said. ChemChina on Sunday agreed to become the majority owner of the world's fifth-largest tire ...
Mercedes Planning a Pickup (3/27/15)
Truck would launch by decade's end; Tesla win, loss; Aston Martin sues Henrik Fisker; Ford car obeys speed limit.
Automakers exceed U.S. fuel-economy rules for 2nd straight year, EPA says
WASHINGTON -- Automakers exceeded U.S. government targets for improving gas mileage and reducing tailpipe emissions by "a wide margin" for the second year in a row, the Environmental Protection Agency said. Vehicles sold in the U.S. are on average the most fuel efficient they've ever been, ...
New Chevy Malibu tasked with meeting GM's aggressive sales goals
DETROIT (Reuters) -- The Chevrolet Malibu has been a symbol of General Motors' competitive woes for nearly 20 years because of designs that critics often lambasted as boring. Now, the No. 1 U.S. automaker is telling suppliers a redesigned version of the midsize sedan will deliver a long-awaited ...