Automation

5 ways to keep scandals at bay

After an inglorious run of bribery, test cheating, price-fixing, cover-ups and more, we shouldn’t just accept malfeasance as inevitable.Read More

Fisker closes deal to go public via merger

The electric vehicle maker said the transaction will fund development of the Ocean SUV through the start of production in late 2022.Read More

BorgWarner's Q3 operating income, sales edge up

The supplier, which recently acquired Delphi Technologies, saw sales growth in its drivetrain business.Read More

Nissan execs Judy Wheeler, David Kershaw swap roles

The automaker is moving to fine-tune some of its top U.S. roles as it battles a grueling year.Read More

DMS provider Tekion raises $150 million more

The new dealership management system provider has raised money from automakers and dealers as it seeks to bring more retailers onto its platform.Read More

We need many more answers on EV use

A number of questions about charging stations, queuing times and electricity costs loom large as the industry moves ahead with EVs, writes an Automotive News reader in a letter to the editor.Read More

Cruise adapts planned ride-sharing shuttles for COVID era

The company worked with a Harvard-trained epidemiologist to tweak the design by separating passengers with a plastic divider and increasing air circulation.Read More

BYD to launch new EV platform next year

It will cost less to manufacture new models using the new platform and the vehicles will have a longer driving range, said BYD senior vice president Lian Yubo.Read More

AutoNation ramps up plans for used-only stores

The company aims to have 100 or more standalone AutoNation USA stores by 2030, up from five today. It expects to open five of those new stores by the end of next year.Read More

What will Brockman charges do to Reynolds?

Federal prosecutors' allegations that Reynolds and Reynolds CEO Bob Brockman evaded taxes on $2 billion in income raise questions about whether the company he has led for more than a decade will have to navigate any fallout.Read More

Elected officials will need to get in gear on autos

Federal leadership is needed to address the issues facing the auto industry in the pandemic, as well as the challenges ahead with both electric and autonomous vehicles.Read More

Tesla last in quality, but it's the industry that needs to improve

The automobile market values different traits than J.D. Power would have us believe. Read More

How VW can up its SUV, pickup cred

Volkswagen's proposed purchase of Navistar International would bring with it the International Harvester brand, which has a strong following among SUV fans.Read More

Tesla expects rising capital expenses amid growth spurt

The automaker said in a regulatory filing that it projects spending could almost double in each of the next two years, rising to a range of $4.5 billion to $6 billion.Read More

House lawmakers say AV bill will be a priority

U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell of Michigan and Bob Latta of Ohio say they're set on prioritizing an autonomous vehicle bill early in the next Congress regardless of who is elected.Read More

Auction association eyes road ahead

Recalls, EVs, safety technologies are focal points.Read More

Here's what a decade of costly ethical lapses can teach us

After an inglorious run of bribery, test cheating, price-fixing, cover-ups and more, we shouldn’t just accept malfeasance as inevitable.Read More

This Ghost was quiet — a little too quiet

Rolls-Royce did such a good job insulating the interior of the second-generation Ghost from outside noise that drivers who tested it became disoriented by the silence.Read More

Hot dog! Wieners hit road again

Oscar Mayer briefly sidelined its 300-hp frankfurters in the spring, but their tours resumed after the company decided it needed to give Americans a source of amusement now more than ever.Read More

NADA's next CEO to face new hurdles in 2021

Mike Stanton, 52, said his main goal will be to "further unlock the greatness" of NADA's 160 employees and 16,000-plus dealer members.Read More