Automation

Equilar Inc analyzes executive compensation data for Automotive News

The Automotive News/Equilar Executive Compensation Study is based on analysis of pay data from corporate filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.Read More

Tesla struggles with too much reliance on troubled CEO Elon Musk

Tesla's story has been such a soap opera that it's hard to know which twists and turns are worth heeding.Read More

Tariffs hit toolmakers in supply chain

Supplier consultant Laurie Harbour says tariffs are raising tool costs for auto suppliers.Read More

Toyota ordered to pay family $242 million for Lexus seat defect

A Texas jury on Friday hit Toyota with a $242 million verdict after finding that defects in the front seats of a 2002 Lexus ES300 caused serious injuries to a Dallas family's two young children.Read More

Former Key Safety CFO joins Busche Performance Group as CEO

The executive who led Key Safety Systems' push to acquire Takata in a $1.6 billion deal has left the supplier to become the CEO of Busch Performance Group.Read More

Detroit preps for annual automotive Mardi Gras

Detroit's traffic jam/party of the year known as the Woodward Dream Cruise is back for a 24th year with 1.3 million people expected to jam the three-day event.Read More

AutoNews Now: Tears of a CEO: Musk on most 'painful year of my career'

Tears of a CEO: Musk on most 'painful year of my career'; Lost sleep, late tweets; No secret 'weed' code; Toyota capacity push?; New dealer Wahlberg gives Colbert the hard sell.Read More

Is there a 'peak car' era ahead for the auto industry?

The auto industry is accelerating toward a shift that is being dubbed "peak car" -- a time when sales of private vehicles across the West will plateau before making a swift descent.Read More

Why the industry must prepare for the 'peak car' era

As more people shun car ownership and embrace alternative mobility options such as car-sharing schems, the industry is accelerating toward a shift that is being dubbed "peak car" -- a time in the not-too-distant future when sales of private vehicles...Read More

Why some VW diesel owners in Germany could face de-registration

Germany's federal motor vehicle authority has warned that owners of some VW diesel vehicles who fail to have manipulated emissions software fixed could have their cars taken off the road.Read More

Volkswagen Group sales jump 11% in July ahead of WLTP shift

VW Group said its global vehicle sales jumped 11 percent last month as growth was boosted by a special sales program in Europe for vehicles ahead of the introduction of new emissions tests in September.Read More

Why Toyota is expanding in China

Toyota will expand capacity at its auto plant in China's Guangzhou, a company source told Reuters, in addition to beefing up production at a factory in Tianjin city by 120,000 vehicles a year.Read More

Ford's July sales rise 1% in Europe on SUV demand

Ford's new-car sales in Europe rose 1.4 percent to 74,300 last month as strong demand for the EcoSport and Kuga SUVs helped lift the brand.Read More

First Shift: Fateful airport trip: Story behind Musk tweet

A fateful airport trip: Musk tells story behind his take-private tweet; SpaceX role in plan?; Ford adding 9 nameplates; Subaru Forester pricing; Shortfalls of driver assistance tech.Read More

Former Autoliv boss outlines new goals at spinoff Veoneer

As CEO of Autoliv, Jan Carlson spearheaded the spinoff of the Swedish supplier's active-safety business into a new publicly traded company, Veoneer, which he now heads.Read More

How did Elon Musk come up with the $420 buyout figure?

As some Tesla watchers suspected, CEO Elon Musk had a hidden meaning behind the $420-per-share figure he announced last week for taking Tesla private.Read More

Tearful Elon Musk tells NYT nobody reviewed Tesla funding tweet; SpaceX may help bankroll going-private transaction

Elon Musk said nobody reviewed his tweet about the plan to take Tesla private before he posted it, the New York Times reported, citing an interview in which Musk frequently teared up.Read More

Musk has no plans to relinquish chairman, CEO roles

Elon Musk has no plans to relinquish his dual role as chairman and CEO of Tesla, he said in a newspaper interview. The executive is under intense scrutiny by U.S.Read More

Ford's July sales rise nearly 6% in Europe on SUV demand

Ford's new-car sales in Europe rose 5.9 percent to 74,300 last month as strong demand for the EcoSport and Kuga SUVs helped lift the brand.Read More

VW owners in Germany risk de-registration if they don't fix cheat diesels

Germany's federal motor vehicle authority has warned that owners of some VW Group diesel vehicles who fail to have manipulated emissions software fixed could have their cars taken off the road.Read More