Automation

2 suppliers expand near Detroit, add 200 jobs

Two growing auto suppliers, with help from the state of Michigan, are investing $26 million and adding about 200 jobs at operations near Detroit.Read More

Trump wants more European models built in America

President Trump has given European auto manufacturers a way to avoid an escalation of the trade war, saying they can avoid tariffs on light vehicles if they build more plants in the U.S.Read More

Ford to build some EVs in Mich., next Transit Connect in Mexico

Ford has changed its North American production plans for autonomous and electric vehicles, again. Read More

Ford to build some EVs in Michigan, next Transit Connect in Mexico

Ford has changed its North American production plans for autonomous and electric vehicles, again. The automaker said its Flat Rock plant near Detroit eventually will become a second location for production of battery-electric vehicles, in addition to a plant in Mexico.Read More

BMW will step up cost cuts after profit warning

BMW warned that its 2019 earnings will fall "well below" last year's level and announced a $14 billion cost savings plan to help offset the impact of trade conflicts and unprecedented spending on electric cars.Read More

BMW launches sweeping savings plan

BMW warned that its 2019 earnings will fall "well below" last year's level and announced a $14 billion cost savings plan to help offset the impact of trade conflicts and unprecedented spending on electric cars.Read More

Mexico, Brazil reach trade pact for light vehicles

Mexico reached an agreement with Brazil on the free trade of light vehicles, subject to a 40 percent regional content requirement, paving the way for more open commerce between Latin America's biggest economies. The pact takes effect on Tuesday and the content requirement would be subject to current formulas for calculation, the economy ministry said.Read...

Canada budgets C$300M for rebates on ZEV sales

The Liberal Government of Canada has pledged C$300 million ($225 million U.S.) over three years to grant rebates of up to C$5,000 for electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. It will also bolster some green infrastructure in an effort to drive ZEV sales.Read More

Unifor 'quite optimistic' some GM Oshawa jobs will be saved

Unifor President Jerry Dias says he's "quite optimistic that we're going to be maintaining some sort of a footprint in Oshawa." The union is so hopeful that it has postponed an aggressive multimedia campaign against GM.Read More

GM to invest $2.7B in Brazil, maintain 15,000 jobs

General Motors said it will invest 10 billion reais ($2.65 billion) in two of its Brazilian plants to build “several new products” over the next five years.Read More

Tesla factory injuries idled workers three times as much in 2018

The sharp increase in Tesla workers' number of days off the job suggests a greater severity of injuries, said Deborah Berkowitz, a former top OSHA official who called the data "alarming."Read More

Noose hanging at Ram plant adds to industry tensions

FCA brought outside investigators into the Ram plant to look into who hung a noose, commonly understood to be a threat of violence against African Americans, but hasn’t found the culprit.Read More

Hondas and Acuras recalled again for defective inflators

Hondas and Acuras have been recalled again for a defective Takata Corp. airbag inflator. The recall was announced last week.Read More

VW's 'global footprint' may bigfoot carbon goals

VW's new goal of achieving a zero net carbon footprint by 2050 may require some adjustments in the company's corporate travel habits. CEO Herbert Diess told Automotive News that executives will be cutting back on corporate jets in favor of commercial flying, which uses less CO2.Read More

Cox fights deposition of Schwartz in DMS antitrust case

How much does Cox Automotive President Sandy Schwartz know about Dealertrack's competition?Read More

EVs have come a long way

Electric vehicles are about reliability, performance, safety, cost and environmental impact.Read More

Readers react about family car buying

Readers respond online about feature on the family economics of car buying.Read More

FCA emissions recall could be a high-cost job

The campaign involves the replacement of catalytic converters, which contain precious metals and can be labor-intensive to detach and replace.Read More

Cherish those customer relationships

Customer service is about the old-fashioned work of building relationships, and understanding that is the key to a successful business.Read More

Mazda's CX-30 is a bit bigger than the CX-3

Mazda, racing to ramp up crossover sales, is adding a nameplate -- a rare move for the resource-strapped Japanese carmaker.Read More