Automation

Dura Automotive sold; Kimberly Rodriguez named CEO

Kimberly Rodriguez, a longtime turnaround consultant in the auto industry and current CEO of Andra Rush's trucking empire Rush Trucking, will become Dura's new CEO, effective Sept. 1.Read More

Energy Department initiatives help drive innovation in the Motor City

The department is fostering work on a range of advanced technology initiatives that stand to benefit Detroit innovation in the future.Read More

Convertibles get safety kudos

New safety data on soft-top convertibles is a testament to the skill of the designers, writes an Automotive News reader in a letter to the editor.Read More

Wireless charging could foster speed, ease

Cellphone users have gotten used to the idea of wireless charging. EV proponents believe it could stir adoption in the transportation sector, too.Read More

GM, LG Chem cook up new battery formula

The automaker could have bought EV batteries from a host of suppliers. But it chose to make them in-house, using new ideas on composition and design.Read More

How will Tesla rivals top this?

Engineering expert Sandy Munro tore apart a Tesla Model Y to see what makes it tick. What he concluded is that the rest of the industry has some catching up to do.Read More

Infiniti lineup getting closer to Nissan's orbit

Future models by the luxury brand will share architecture and powertrains with its mainstream stablemate.Read More

Loyalty lost after Chevy Volt demise

By killing the Volt and getting out of the hybrid business, GM caused a repeat customer to look elsewhere.Read More

Alexa, was Jeep's ad better?

The Groundhog Day spoof with actor Bill Murray that topped USA Today's Admeter is now up against Amazon's Super Bowl spot and three other commercials for an Emmy Award.Read More

Lexus holds on with makeovers and hybrids

New Toyota Motor North America CEO Ted Ogawa says he wants to change the product cadence and powertrain options to boost the Japanese luxury brand.Read More

Niel Golightly lost his job at Boeing. What are the lessons here?

Longtime auto exec Niel Golightly lost his job at Boeing because of something he wrote in 1987 and soon regretted. There are lessons to be learned in his story.Read More

Lithia prepares national launch of EV marketplace

The site, greencars.com, is already live in select markets in pilot phase, according to executives.Read More

Dealership trucks are roadies in new kind of concert tour

Ricart Automotive Group supports the Curbside Concert series in Columbus, Ohio, by supplying F-150 pickups for use in traveling performances. The concerts are helping to cheer up residents who are isolated from friends and family because of the coronavirus pandemic.  Read More

Next Cox leader will need to ‘be bold' to go digital

Outgoing President Sandy Schwartz said a focus on digital initiatives and data insights for dealerships will continue under new leader Steve Rowley.Read More

Supply base cuts spending as it rebounds

The supplier industry's recovery will take several years and supplier bankruptcies will increase over the next 12 months.Read More

Fuel cells a long way from everyday EVs

Some true-believer automakers are racing to improve the catalyst technologies and production methods to speed hydrogen fuel cells to an eventual rollout.Read More

A sniq piq at more Cadillac EV names

Trademark filings for "Symboliq" and "Optiq" suggest the luxury brand plans to use those names on upcoming vehicles, in addition to the Lyriq and Celestiq.Read More

Girsky praises Nikola's IPO alternative, bullish on rebound

On today's Shift mobility podcast, former General Motors Vice Chairman Steve Girsky talks about Nikola and the promise of its hydrogen cell fuel efforts with trucks.Read More

Japan's big three step up crossover, electric shift

Toyota, Honda and Nissan are dropping models and refreshing their lineups as the marketplace shifts to more crossovers and greater electrification looms.Read More

Digital retail will be key even beyond crisis

Dealerships that don't use digital retailing are at a disadvantage compared with those that do, panelists said in the latest installment of Automotive News' Retail Forum: Dealer Discussions series.Read More