Automation

Outgoing Renault CEO denounces 'coup' against him

Prior to being dismissed as Renault CEO, Thierry Bollore told a French newspaper that calls for his firing were "stupefying."Read More

Renault CEO denounces 'coup' against him

Renault's embattled CEO, Thierry Bollore, told a French newspaper that calls for his removal were "stupefying" and the automaker should not be destabilized by changing top management.Read More

Automakers, suppliers, tech companies form AV computing consortium

The goal of the consortium is to speed development of safer, more affordable self-driving technology that can be built at scale.Read More

Arguments in emissions fight don't make sense

Reading the multitude of articles citing auto manufacturers who are up in arms about the differing fuel economy standards proposed by the Trump administration, I find there seem to be two primary concerns: environmental prudence and the incremental costs associated with producing differentiated vehicles that conform to individual local jurisdictions....

Digital retailing tool pulls in buyers

Group 1 Automotive's U.S. operations chief says customers who begin the vehicle purchase process through the dealership group's new online car-buying platform are nearly twice as likely to buy than customers off the street.Read More

Partnership lifts electric vehicle sales

A novel partnership helps Dave Gill Chevrolet in Columbus, Ohio, become a destination for green-minded buyers.Read More

Byton M-Byte

At the Frankfurt auto show last month, Chinese automaker Byton showed its first production-ready vehicle, the M-Byte, a battery-powered crossover with a curved 48-inch screen stretching across the instrument panel. If the company?s plans stay on track, Byton will begin delivering the M-Byte to Chinese customers in less than a year and then to customers...

Jury says Bart Reagor owes Ford $54 million

The dealer principal was ordered to pay Ford Credit in May, but he contested the amount actually owed to the company.Read More

U.S.-Japan trade deal includes Trump pledge for no auto tariffs

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s priority was to win a pledge that the U.S. won’t slap tariffs on Japanese automobile exports, a sector valued at about $50 billion a year and a cornerstone of the country’s economy.Read More

Bollinger B1/B2

Startup Bollinger Motors has lined up a contract manufacturer to assemble at least the first year?s production of about 1,000 total units of the B1 and B2, the boxy electric street-legal off-road vehicles the company has designed and engineered in-house. It?s aiming to start selling them in 2021. Read More

Explosions cut risk of electric shock

Bosch uses microchips in its airbag technology to trigger tiny explosions that reduce risk of shock in electric vehicles.Read More

'Disrupters' have a familiar story to sell

Silicon Valley "disrupter" companies are following a familiar pattern in their rush to raise capital, and it may have a familiar ending.Read More

Ghosn getting fit for the fight of his life

The former Nissan boss, barred from leaving Japan as he awaits trial on financial misconduct charges, spends his days convening not only with lawyers but also with his personal trainer.Read More

Porsche techs in a class of their own

The auto retail world continues to scour for qualified service technicians. Here's how Porsche Cars North America has found more than 700 of them.Read More

Cummins engine hits 3 million mark

The milestone engine was destined for a 3500 Longhorn with dual rear wheels, and Ram plans to commemorate the sale of the truck to its eventual customer.Read More

Taking a close look at what dealers face

Butting heads with automakers over stair-step targets, solving the problem of employee turnover and navigating the transfer of dealership ownership from one generation to the next. They are among the issues that Automotive News will examine in its Oct. 14 special report, Retail Realities.Read More

GM laying off another 415 workers in Mexico as U.S. strike continues

GM said it had partially idled its Ramos Arizpe propulsion plant, with the V8 engine line and the CVT transmission line not operating. The plant continues to build engines for the nearby assembly plant, which is still operating.Read More

FCA chief cleans up the messes of a legend

In September, FCA US agreed to pay a $40 million dollar settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over allegations the company was manipulating monthly sales reports.Read More

Self-crashing cars debut on social media

Videos posted to social media show Tesla vehicles involved in accidents or near misses while using the new Smart Summon feature, which directs a vehicle to drive itself to the owner's location.Read More

Best stores recruit women

Dealerships need to recruit women to change their culture, writes an Automotive News reader in a letter to the editor.Read More