Automation

Auto show floor to become pop-up hospital in N.Y.

The Javits Center in New York City is being turned into a 1,000-bed makeshift hospital as the local health care infrastructure is overrun by the coronavirus pandemic.Read More

GM borrows from workers, indicating slump may be brief

Most salaried employees' pay will be cut 20 percent starting Wednesday, April 1, for potentially six months, but they will be paid back in a lump sum by March 15, 2021.Read More

Ford CEO plans furloughs if crisis lingers

Jim Hackett told a Detroit radio station he could envision a scenario in which employees would be off without pay one out of every four weeks should the crisis last beyond early May.Read More

Ford indefinitely delays reopening N.A. plants; third worker death reported

The automaker has pushed back targeted opening dates twice now as the pandemic worsens. It was previously aiming to begin work at Hermosillo Assembly in Mexico on April 6 and a handful of U.S. plants on April 14.Read More

The No. 1 reason to go electric is safety

A front trunk rather than an internal combustion engine is key to lowering serious injury.Read More

Geely uses drones to maintain safe buffer

The automaker began offering no-contact deliveries as part of a new online sales system in February, as the coronavirus outbreak was spreading quickly across China.Read More

Grettenberger 'true leader' who rebuilt Cadillac

The former general manager, who died March 17, is credited with turning luxury brand around by focusing on quality and product.Read More

Drive-through testing, thanks to Hyundai

The Hyundai Hope On Wheels nonprofit is donating $2 million to help 10 U.S. children's hospitals conduct drive-through testing for COVID-19.Read More

Fully online process proves its value

Mastria Auto Group launched its end-to-end digital retailing process in the fourth quarter of 2019. Little did they know that this process was finalized mere weeks before a global pandemic would make in-store sales next to impossible in many states.Read More

AN is a beacon in time of crisis

On behalf of our industry, I want to recognize the Automotive News team for the tremendous job of keeping us informed and armed with the latest news during this rapidly unfolding crisis. This is an unprecedented time in our lives, and we are all searching for answers and solutions.Read More

Ford mobile units helping health care workers

The automaker aims to have 198 dealerships using Transit vans upfitted with repair equipment this year. Many already offering mobile service have helped doctors, nurses and first responders who are fighting the virus outbreak.Read More

Open, then shut, then open: One Colorado dealer's version

You can listen to Colorado auto dealer Aaron Wallace talk about being ordered to shut down one day and being allowed to partially reopen the next on the Daily Drive podcast from Automotive News.Read More

Dealerships must focus on customer health

They must go beyond a business-as-usual approach to deliver unparalleled, healthy experiences.Read More

Here's our annual ranking of the largest U.S. dealership groups

The top 150 battled a nationwide sales decline last year. Among the biggest of the big, most held their spots.Read More

Ford, GE Healthcare to build 50,000 ventilators in next 100 days

The automaker plans to begin making ventilators at its Rawsonville Components Plant using 500 paid UAW volunteers on three shifts beginning the week of April 20.Read More

Beijing explores new policies to spur auto demand

As more dealerships continue to reopen, China may issue new policies to stimulate automobile sales, with the country's auto industry still facing difficulties, Xin Guobin, vice minister of industry and information technology, said Monday, adding Beijing is also working to help auto parts makers resolve cash-flow problems.Read More

Honda uses export center to build vehicles for China

Honda Motor Co. has merged a wholly owned China subsidiary that produces vehicles for export into its joint venture with GAC Motor Co., a move that will allow it to increase output for the local market. Read More

Inside GM?s 4-week sprint to build emergency ventilators

Newly revealed details show that GM has been continuously engaged in the effort -- order or no order -- and company officials say the sprint from first phone call to production will take about a month.Read More

Pandemic moves auctions online

Amid a growing coronavirus pandemic, decisions by auction giants to go all-digital came quickly.Read More

Designer offers help with at-home boredom

Callum Design has posted three sketches of its Vanquish 25, ready to be colored in, and is offering prizes to some of the best ones shared on social media.Read More