Automation

AutoNews Now: Biden eyes $50B for chip production, research

Biden eyes $50B for chip production, research | GM's new in-car nav system | Joyson airbags probed | Cruise to operate in Dubai | Autonomous Domino's delivery | Huawei's $1B AV, EV pushRead More

First Shift: Ford dealers plan standalone Bronco stores

Ford dealers plan standalone Bronco stores | EV battery makers settle dispute | GMC to cover Hummer floorplan costs | Lexus scores with golfer's win | Brands go big on badgingRead More

Blind racer gets Cruise support, but he'll drive

The automated driving company is sponsoring Dan Parker's attempt to set a world speed record as a way to promote the potential for AV technology to help visually impaired people get around more easily.Read More

Auto tech startups are hot targets for investors

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked investors to consider how transportation may soon be transformed. Many see startups as key players in that change.Read More

Pandemic adds resonance to Garff effort

The health crisis canceled plans to pack employees into movie theaters to watch slick promotional videos, turning the effort into a largely digital affair instead, but it didn't diminish the campaign's scope.Read More

Feds send pick for UAW monitor to judge for approval

Prosecutors selected Neil Barofsky, a lawyer with Jenner & Block who has previous experience serving as an independent monitor, from a list of candidates supplied by the UAW.Read More

Intel in talks to produce chips for automakers within 6 to 9 months, report says

The tech giant will open its existing factory network to auto chip companies to provide more immediate help with the ongoing shortage, CEO Pat Gelsinger told White House officials Monday.Read More

Biden reassures chip summit of bipartisan support for new funds

President Biden said he will urge Congress to invest $50 billion in semiconductor manufacturing and research, but the Monday meeting was not expected to immediately lead to a decision or announcement about what to do about chip shortages.Read More

You may have won! But no

More than 1,700 Oregon residents who say they were fooled by car dealership mailers into thinking they had won a prize will be getting money after all.Read More

New name, new oomph for Toyota GR 86

Toyota pulls the wraps off the next-generation 86 coupe, whose redesign gives the sporty car a boost in power to answer customers clamoring for more oomph. The nameplate is rechristened as the GR 86 in a nod to the brand's Gazoo Racing tuner line.Read More

Moreno sets sights on Washington

The Cleveland-area businessman and dealership owner joins a crowded field of candidates who are vying for the GOP nomination to represent Ohio in the U.S. Senate.Read More

Quick! The Biden phone

The auto industry, through its lobbying group, asked the Biden administration to help mitigate the microchip shortage.Read More

‘Voltswagen' was clever and fun

An Automotive News reader questions why there would be editorial complaints about Volkswagen's April Fools' joke.Read More

Ad process evolves with pandemic

It was a hectic year on the marketing front, with agencies and automakers having to adjust to stunted travel, stringent testing and smaller crews on sets.Read More

Automotive News Daily Drive highlights, April 2-8

Here are highlights from Automotive News' Daily Drive podcast for the week of April 2-8.Read More

Ford digital used-car tool lifts sales as chip shortage pinches new inventory

Not only is Autotrader-powered Ford Blue Advantage giving dealers a greater slice of the pre-owned pie, it's offering them another revenue stream.Read More

HAAH considers a Korean import solution

The California startup has been looking for a U.S. factory to build Chinese-designed vehicles. Then suddenly, it was interested in investing in Korea's SsangYong.Read More

Chip shortage could stretch for years

The industry has been confident that the strange problem would straighten itself before long. That now seems unlikely.Read More

The latest numbers on the microchip shortage: GM production pummeled

The automaker’s North American production was hammered harder than that of its rivals last week.Read More

Jeep Grand Cherokee

A redesigned two-row Grand Cherokee and 4xe electrified version are scheduled to be launched later in 2021, Jeep said.STAGE:Jeep Grand CherokeeRead More