Automation

Automakers drive rise in industrial robot outlays

North American companies, led by automakers, increased spending on industrial robots in the second quarter, even as many businesses remain tight-fisted about other types of investments amid a prolonged trade war with China.Read More

Take steps to increase dealership foot traffic

By tracking visits, loyalty and crossover, auto brands can inform better strategies and campaigns that more effectively drive foot traffic into their stores.Read More

Land Rover readies its revamped Defender

The British SUV brand's product blitz comes amid stiff competition.Read More

Top safety pick also accident prone

The top 10 vehicles cited by Insurify include 7 vehicles from Japanese brands and only 1 from a Detroit automaker.Read More

Misconceptions about EVs hindering demand

For electric vehicle sales to take off, dealers and automakers must educate consumers on maintenance and the cost of ownership, and dealers need more incentive from automakers, Cox says.Read More

Congress can't leave AV rules on autopilot

When Congress returns, it needs to dig in and craft regulations that balance the desire for progress with the need for safety.Read More

Gile family selling dealerships to help other stores navigate changing business

The owners of two successful stores in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, soon will be concentrating their efforts on a new endeavor: Motorcars Consulting.Read More

Amid technician shortage, group is hiring ? now

Warren Henry Auto Group, headquartered in Miami, last month began holding job fairs promising to hire qualified technicians on the spot.Read More

Audi America names Canadian exec for top spot

Audi America has named Daniel Weissland, CEO of VW Canada, as its new president, amid slumping sales and a leadership void.Read More

It's destination electrification for JLR, Volvo

The three brands are taking different roads to get to electrification.Read More

What GM's design staff brought to Detroit's Dream Cruise

They showed off their own toys for Automotive News ahead of the annual Woodward Dream Cruise in metro Detroit.Read More

Lexus, Hendrick Automotive top new study of online reputation

Dealerships listening to consumers voicing their opinions online is critical to having a positive reputation, a new report says.Read More

Ford, Lincoln ready new midsize EV crossovers

Ford Motor Co. plans to assemble two midsize battery-electric crossovers under the Ford and Lincoln brands at a plant near Detroit for the 2023 model year, according to three sources. The new vehicles shed further light into the company's plans to add 16 BEVs globally through 2022.Read More

EVs help regain trust after scandal

Automakers are using EVs to regain trust after dieselgate, but it doesn't solve the question of where to dispose of the batteries, writes an Automotive News reader in a letter to the editor.Read More

Ike-inspired path to EV charging?

Rep. Andy Levin, D-Mich., wants the U.S. to follow the example of the interstate highway system and build a coast-to-coast network of fast-charging stations for electric vehicles.Read More

Number to watch:

Light Field Lab, a Silicon Valley startup that has developed the ability to emit a 3D hologram from a small display screen, gets $28 million dollars in venture capital.Read More

Swedish EV startup Polestar about to launch in U.S.

Polestar wants to reach 100,000 sales a year globally, mainly on the merits of its upcoming Polestar 2.Read More

CDK, Cox put past behind and work on relationship

CDK Global settled its antitrust lawsuit with Cox Automotive for an undisclosed amount in July. The two companies have forged a new business relationship.Read More

Dealers have advantage with new modes of mobility

Dealers can profit from the on-demand, shared vehicle sectors, writes an Automotive News reader in a letter to the editor.Read More

In a disruptive future, carmakers need to partner with retailers

Carmakers and retailers should partner to weather the future forces of technology and competition.Read More