Automation

AutoNews Now: Jackson talks Manley, Barra ... but not Hackett

Mike Jackson talks Manley, Barra ... but not Hackett; Profitable subscriptions; Genesis retailers awaiting G70; Opel recall ordered; Tesla seeks trademark for 'Teslaquila.'Read More

Opel faces recall of about 100,000 cars in emissions probe

Germany's Transport Ministry will order the recall of about 100,000 Opel vehicles as part of an emissions probe.Read More

Rand study shows it's hard to gauge self-driving car safety

The great promise of automated vehicles is that they will be safer than human-driven ones, but finding the metrics to measure this is a complicated task that has no easy benchmarks.Read More

Elena Ford named chief customer experience officer

Elena Ford, great-great-granddaughter of Henry Ford, will become Ford Motor's chief customer experience officer as of Nov. 1, the automaker said.Read More

First Shift: Bill Ford cancels Saudi appearance

Bill Ford skipping Saudi event; Dealers wary of GM warranty program; Opel raided in diesel probe; What if VW premium brands went public?; Porsche EV push not cheap for retailers.Read More

Bill Ford joins list of those canceling visit to Saudi investor conference

Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford canceled a multistop trip to the Middle East, including a planned appearance at a Saudi investment conference this month, the company said on Sunday, the latest such cancellation after the disappearance of Saudi...Read More

Opel sites searched by German prosecutors in diesel probe

German prosecutors searched Opel's operations in Ruesselsheim and Kaiserslautern on Monday as part of a probe into possible diesel-emissions cheating.Read More

BMW, Northvolt and Umicore team up on battery recycling

BMW will team up with Northvolt, which is building Europe's largest battery factory in Sweden, and Belgium's Umicore to develop a process for electric car batteries to be recycled.Read More

Porsche CFO sees huge potential for VW 'super group'

Porsche could be worth a fortune if listed with its sibling VW Group ultraluxury brands, finance chief Lutz Meschke said.Read More

Porsche CFO envisions a VW 'super group' that could top Ferrari

Porsche could be worth a fortune if listed with its sibling VW Group ultraluxury brands, finance chief Lutz Meschke said.Read More

Porsche to electrify majority of range over next decade

Porsche plans to switch to full-electric powertrains in its sedans and SUVs #8211; and possibly even its entry 718 sports cars #8211; over the next decade, the automaker's finance chief said.Read More

German automakers' opposition to CO2 goal may backfire

German-led efforts to water down calls for a 40 percent cut in new-car CO2 emissions by 2030 may have immediate benefits for the country's automakers, but in the future it could result in them suffering much more drastic measures as the country...Read More

Tariff's slow Chinese manufacturers' U.S. plans

Tariff's have slowed Chinese auto manufacturers' plans for U.S. markets, but uncertainties remain about the future.Read More

Book recalls 20th century auto icons

A new coffee table collection, Maestro: Bill Mitchell and the Iconic Cars of GM Styling, recalls icons of the 20th century.Read More

Return to the auto show #8212; before it's too late

When automakers skip out on auto shows, they shirk their shared responsibility to their dealers and send a cold message to their existing customers.Read More

State rules on emissions standards should be allowed

States should be allowed to set their own rules on emissions standards, writes one reader.Read More

Days of global automotive leadership are over

America's days of leading the global automotive industry are long past, says one reader, and the U.S. is now hiding behind import tariffs.Read More

Are there secret microchips in cars made in China?

The news that microchips were implanted in server motherboards manufactured in China has one reader questioning electronic modifications of anything made in China.Read More

Ford gripped by new tensions

Ford has had a tough time getting others to understand and gain confidence in the early stages of CEO Jim Hackett's companywide restructuring, and salaried workers are now wondering about their future with the company as cuts loom.Read More

Porsche CFO sees Ferrari-topping potential for VW 'super group'

Porsche could be worth a fortune if listed with its sibling VW Group ultraluxury brands, finance chief Lutz Meschke said.Read More