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Automakers Cut 38,000 Jobs in the Last Six Months and More Are on the Way: Report  Jalopnik

Things start getting depressing when you count up automakers' recent job cuts, Dr. Z retires but not before telling Daimler to cut costs, Bosch gets fined for role in ...


Future of Driverless Deliveries Depends on Large Auto Makers  The Wall Street Journal

Replacing the milkman for good will require auto makers like Ford and Tesla to help build tiny self-driving delivery robots, said Dave Ferguson, co-founder and ...


Japanese automakers tout US-based jobs at all-time high as Trump ramps up trade war  CNBC

Japanese automakers say they generated more than 1.6 million jobs in the U.S. at manufacturing plants, dealerships and suppliers. Of those jobs, more than ...


Automakers' Job Cuts Are at 38,000 and Counting  Bloomberg

As global auto sales slow after a decade of growth, carmakers are girding for a deeper downturn by slashing payrolls. From China to the U.K., Germany, Canada ...


Auto industry cutting jobs at the fastest pace since the financial crisis  MarketWatch

Auto makers are laying off employees at the fastest pace since the financial crisis, according to outplacement services company Challenger, Gray &...


Auto industry says cybersecurity is a significant concern as cars become more automated  Washington Post

But the auto industry is downplaying a report that a hacker's use of GPS trackers allowed him to monitor the location of thousands of vehicles in commercial ...


Ford Plans 10% Job Cuts for Salaried Staff to Save on Costs  Barron's

It is effectively a recession in the U.S. automotive sector, and Ford Motor is the latest company to respond, with plans to reduce its salaried staff by 7,000 people, ...


Digital retailing grabs automakers' attention  Automotive News

For automakers, digital retailing is now seen as essential as other tools at franchised dealer, vendors say.


GM and Ford Stock Are Too Cheap. Can This Fix Change That?  Barron's

Citigroup analyst Itay Michaeli has an interesting idea for Ford Motor and General Motors . Disclose the profitability of pickup trucks. He thinks that new ...


Ford to Layoff Thousands as Car Makers Struggle  Barron's

It is effectively a recession in the U.S. automotive sector, and Ford is the latest company to respond, with plans to reduce its salaried staff by 7000 people, ...


Automakers to Trump: Cars are not a national security threat  Washington Examiner

If the negotiation had taken place at a car dealership, it would have ended with the customer walking away — without the keys to a new vehicle in hand.


Automakers Are Rethinking the Timetable for Fully Autonomous Cars  Plastics Today

A few years ago, the auto industry boldly predicted full, Level 5 autonomy would arrive in 2020 or 2021. But the task has proven more complex than they ...


Japanese-brand Automakers Celebrate Their Enduring Partnerships Across America  AftermarketNews.com (AMN)

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association U.S. office (JAMA USA) released its 2019-2020 Annual Contributions Report, “JAMA IN AMERICA: An ...


Automakers hope electric vehicles will be an engine of growth  Automotive World

The inevitability of electrification is clear. The timing less so. The size of the automakers' existing combustion engine manufacturing networks illustrates the scale ...


Automakers expect White House to delay decision on auto tariffs:...  Reuters

Automakers expect U.S. President Donald Trump to delay a decision due next week on whether to impose steep tariffs on imported cars and auto parts on ...


Jobs on hold for Michigan auto parts maker as Trump tariffs loom  Detroit Free Press

Lucerne International wants to build car parts in Michigan and create 200 jobs, but until it has certainty on President Trump's tariffs, it's frozen.


For Widespread Adoption of Electric Vehicles, Many Roadblocks Ahead  Morning Consult

A Morning Consult survey of 2201 U.S. adults suggests that electric car makers not only have to overcome consumers' perceptions of the vehicles' ...


Crash Scene Investigations, With Automakers on the Case  The New York Times

Special teams dispatched by a number of manufacturers glean valuable information on what happens to vehicles and their occupants after a crash.


Smaller SUVs Win Bigger Share of Car Market  The Wall Street Journal

Americans' growing preference for sport-utility vehicles has led to a new category in car showrooms: the petite SUV. As the sedan has fallen out of favor with ...


Payne: EVs are struggling, so why are automakers betting on EVs?  The Detroit News

Tesla Inc. reported a bigger-than-expected $702 million loss in the first three months of the year, pushing the electric car-maker back to the capital markets for as ...


Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa says performance is hitting 'rock bottom'  Automotive News

Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa has a plan to bring Nissan back in the U.S. and globally. But he says it's going to take years.


Japanese automakers disappointed with Trump's finding on auto tariffs  alreporter.com

Japanese automakers announced Tuesday that they were disappointed that President Donald Trump concurred with a Commerce Department finding that auto ...


Colorado steers toward electric-vehicle standard, while talking to auto makers about alternate route  The Denver Post

Colorado state officials are taking a two-track approach to electrifying the state's transportation: pursuing a mandatory standard for electric vehicles while ...


Advance Auto Parts Bucks Market Drop With Strong Earnings  Barron's

Advance Auto Parts stock bucked the market's downward trend on Wednesday thanks to its upbeat first-quarter earnings report. The Back Story. Advance Auto ...


Top auto makers rely on cloud providers for IoT  Network World

For the companies looking to implement the biggest and most complex IoT setups in the world, the idea of pairing up with AWS, Google Cloud or Azure seems to ...


China set to dominate as electric vehicle battleground  Automotive News Europe

Automakers such as Volkswagen and Tesla cannot afford to lose focus in China, which looks set to remain the world's No. 1 market for electric vehicles with ...


GM Scales Back Maven Car-Sharing Business  The Wall Street Journal

General Motors' Maven car-sharing *service* will wind down *service* in eight of the 17 North American cities it operates in within the next few months, a GM ...


Trump's China Tariffs Lead GAC Motors To Delay U.S. Sales Debut  Forbes

Chinese automaker GAC has delayed its entry into the U.S. market, citing trade tensions between the U.S. and China.


Why top automakers spend millions on concept cars they don't plan on making  Business Insider

Concept cars are big hits at auto shows, but the most daring designs rarely make it to production. We spoke with the top automakers to find out why.


15 best new-car deals for Memorial Day weekend  WTOP

After years of through-the-roof numbers, new car sales have slowed down of late — and it's putting shoppers in the driver's seat this Memorial Day. U.S. News ...


Trump's Threat Of Auto Tariffs Keeps Industry Waiting  NPR

President Trump's tariff tit-for-tat with China is not the only trade tension in town. The White House is weighing the possibility of tariffs on cars and car parts from ...


To Save the Dying Sedan, Automakers Steal Key Feature From SUVs  Bloomberg

All-wheel-drive sedans used to be a niche market limited to park rangers and uptight snow-belt drivers. These days, they're becoming a more popular choice for ...


Ford Workers Question Auto Maker’s Path to Turnaround  The Wall Street Journal

More of the auto maker's workers are feeling unsure about its strategy and looking for clearer communication from the company's leadership team, according to ...


Global automakers step up demands for V2X in 5.9 GHz band  FierceWireless

Just days after FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called for a *fresh* look at the 5.9 GHz band, the Association of Global Automakers urged the commission to ensure the ...


5.10.19 Auto makers getting into auto insurance; Clark Stinks  Boston 25 News

As automobiles become increasingly autonomous, the nature of car insurance is changing too. Tesla is at the forefront of this change; Christa reads listener ...


Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shows enthusiasm for auto industry at all-hands meeting, report says  GeekWire

Jeff Bezos has set his sights on yet another industry. The Amazon CEO told employees in March that he's “very excited” about the technological revolution ...


Mercedes tells US dealers that products, trims will be reduced  Automotive News

Hoping to take some of the complexity out of a product portfolio that has proliferated in nameplates, model variants, trim packages and engine options over the ...


BMW CEO's future in doubt as board tensions emerge, report says  Automotive News Europe

Some BMW supervisory board members are raising questions over whether Harald Krueger is the right choice to lead the automaker and will discuss the CEO's ...


Automakers track you down to your weight | SC Media  SC Magazine

Modern automobiles collect copious amounts of data ranging from driving habits to the weight of its occupants.


Korea's 1-2 punch in the battle of the big crossovers  Automotive News

LOS ANGELES — Kia's muscular Telluride has elbowed into the three-row crossover segment with gusto, becoming the latest newcomer to disrupt a bastion of ...


Sedans are dead? Not so, according to some automakers  WTOP

Sport utility vehicles are everywhere: on the streets, in dealer showrooms or spinning on turntables at auto shows. If consumers look closely, however, they'll ...


BMW wants a CEO who can perform miracles  Automotive News Europe

BMW CEO Harald Krueger's cautious leadership style appears to have unsettled some people at the automaker and his future is said to be in the balance.


Fiat Chrysler Operating Profit Falls as Auto Maker Posts Lower Sales Globally  The Wall Street Journal

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's operating profit in the first quarter declined 29% as the auto maker posted lower sales globally, including in its key U.S. market.


Automakers try to wave Colorado off a California-style EV mandate  Green Car Reports

Lobbyists representing the automakers suggest that a voluntary program would be a better way to get electric cars and plug-in hybrids to the market.


Ford sticks with hybrids as other automakers rush to all-electric vehicles: Here's why  Detroit Free Press

Hybrids used in the 2020 Ford Explorer and 2020 Ford Escape SUVs play a key role in the automaker's $11B plan to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.


The Best Time To Buy A Car Probably Isn't When You Think  HuffPost

Buying a car is often a stressful process. It takes a ton of research to find the right vehicle among thousands of options. And once you step on the dealership lot, ...


FCC Taking 'Fresh Look' at Opening Key Spectrum Band for Automakers  Claims Journal

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission plans to vote in June on launching a new review of a key spectrum band reserved for ...


Foreign automakers Mitsubishi, VW, Mercedes challenge Detroit in growing US pickup market  CNBC

Most of the new entrants will target the midsize truck market which is expected to be one of the fastest growing segments in the U.S. between now and ...


Jaguar Wants Other Automakers Out Of Its Business  CarBuzz

To run a car maker, even one as small as Jaguar Land Rover (relative to giants like Toyota and GM), is to play chess in the big leagues. Each move a company ...


Automakers Take Page From SUV Playbook to Ramp Up Sedans  Transport Topics Online

All-wheel-drive sedans used to be a niche market limited to park rangers and uptight snow-belt drivers. These days, they're becoming a more popular choice for ...


Automakers question B.C.'s plan to phase out gas vehicles by 2040  Vancouver Sun

Big automakers are questioning B.C.'s proposed 2040 ban on the sale of new gas-powered cars, SUVs and light trucks.


4 Ways IoT Messaging Innovation Will Transform Connected Cars  IoT For All

Connected cars are capable of transmitting more data than ever before. From engine performance to navigation, vehicle data is now collected, analyzed and ...


Big Three automakers are marketing muscle  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Buckle in. This is about the battle over speed. And muscle. A quiet fight has been raging over which car holds the No. 2 spot in the sports car category.


Tesla’s automatic lane-changing feature is ‘far less competent’ than a human driver, Consumer Reports says  The Washington Post

The latest version of Tesla's automatic lane changing feature may actually be less safe than a human driver, according to Consumer Reports. An April update to ...


South Korea automakers' shares rise on hope of U.S. tariff exemption  Reuters

South Korean automakers saw their shares rise on Monday on optimism they would be exempt from import tariffs on vehicles the United States deems a threat to ...


Final cars of the world's most famous car makers  Autocar

We look at the final releases of ill-fated manufacturers in the United States.


Major Global Automakers Still Merely Dabbling In EVs  InsideEVs

Legacy automakers would like the general public to think they're well on their way to an EV future. However, that's clearly not the case.


Fans of Tesla’s stock might find the car maker’s bonds a profitable investment  MarketWatch

The longer-term notes have a high yield, and the convertibles are a lower-risk way to play the common shares.


Automakers urge voluntary plan as Colorado goes forward on electric vehicle emission standards  Aspen Times

As Colorado moves forward with its plans to adopt a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) standard to reduce smog and combat climate change, a coalition of ...


UPDATE 2-Brazil automakers fret about cheap imports from Mexico  Reuters

Automakers in Brazil warned on Tuesday of the threat from cheap imported cars from Mexico, as the end of a cap on bilateral trade in the sector presents a new ...


Shift to electric automobiles raises questions about jobs in industry  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

ZWICKAU, Germany (AP) — Over 115 years, the auto industry in the east German town of Zwickau has lived through wrenching upheavals, including World War ...


Toyota, Honda Become Latest Automakers to Warn of Weaker Profits  Bloomberg

Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. forecast profit and sales short of analysts' estimates as a trade spat between the U.S. and China threatens global car ...


How automakers, tech companies can turn driverless plans into dollars  The Detroit News

As driverless cars move closer to reality from science fiction, there's a new competition: the race to a business case. Self-driving cars are often heralded as the ...


Security expert: Here's how driverless cars could be hacked  Yahoo Finance

David Kennedy, founder of TrustedSec (trustedsec.com) and Binary Defense Systems, is a white hat hacker and cybersecurity consultant to major corporations, ...


Nissan looks for ways to use long-lasting EV batteries  Automotive News Europe

Nissan is testing ways to use EV batteries outside of the car. The automaker's data shows that the batteries used by its Leaf will outlast the car by 10-12 years.


Maine Voices: America's big automakers are running out of gas  Press Herald

Auto workers and their communities are feeling the brunt of the U.S. auto industry's lack of leadership. The latest casualties are 1,300 workers in Lordstown, Ohio ...


Maserati joins ranks of EV holdouts among exotic automakers  Green Car Reports

Although it announced the end of using Ferrari engines in its cars last week, Italian luxury-carmaker Maserati won't be going all-electric any time soon. "This is a ...


World Threat or promise? E-auto boom could cost industry jobs DAVID McHUGH AP Business Writer  WPTV.com

ZWICKAU, Germany (AP) — Over 115 years the auto industry in the east German town of Zwickau has lived through wrenching upheavals including World War II ...


Audi kills TT as it bids to pass Tesla as top premium EV brand  Automotive News Europe

Audi will kill its iconic two-seater TT sports car and replace it with an electric vehicle as part of a plan to eclipse Tesla as the leading premium global electric-car ...


Government Think Tank Proposes Electrifying Motorbikes, Scooters In 6-8 Years: Report  NDTV News

The Indian government's leading think-tank has proposed electrifying most motorbikes and scooters within the next six to eight years to curb pollution and ...


Public dealership groups: Small in number, huge in clout  Automotive News

In the late 1990s, it seemed that big, publicly traded dealership groups would come to dominate auto retailing, leaving independent operators and small, ...


Letter — Will American auto makers flip the switch to electric cars?  Petoskey News-Review

In the recent focus on climate change, we may have missed what's been happening in the private sector. Renewables have become cost competitive and more ...


Why the Japanese don't buy American cars  CNBC

U.S. automakers barely have a presence in Japan, the world's third-largest car market. Some blame protectionism, others cite the tastes of Japanese consumers ...


Volvo Recalls XC90 SUVs for Fire Risk  ConsumerReports.org

Consumer Reports shares details of the Volvo XC90 recall, which involves more than 34000 XC90 SUVs because a leaking hose might cause a fire.


German Parts Maker Bosch Gets Off With Relatively Light $100 Million Fine From VW Dieselgate  Forbes

Prosecutors in Germany ordered automotive parts supplier Robert Bosch GmbH to pay a relatively light $100 million fine in connection with its role the ...


The 2020 Toyota Supra makes 62 more lb-ft of torque than advertised  Autoweek

Back in the day, well before my day, some automakers would underrate the horsepower of their engines. There were several reasons for this. Sometimes, like in ...


General Motors discussed selling Detroit headquarters to Dan Gilbert amid cost-cutting  Automotive News

DETROIT — Amid General Motors' restructuring and cost-cutting efforts last year, the automaker also was in talks to sell its Renaissance Center headquarters, ...


Automakers urge voluntary plan as Colorado pushes forward on electric vehicles  Vail Daily News

As Colorado moves forward with its plans to adopt a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) standard to reduce smog and combat climate change, a coalition of ...


By 2038, sales of electric cars to overtake fossil-fuel ones  Quartz

Car makers are busy electrifying their vehicles, but they'll still have to wait as much as two decades before consumers buy more electric cars than conventional ...


Tesla’s software lead is so big it should worry other automakers, AI expert says  Electrek

According to Lex Fridman, a research scientist at MIT working on human-centered artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles, Tesla's software lead is so big ...


German automakers differ on strategies as China relaxes joint venture laws  Automotive News Europe

The dilemma stems from a new law that loosens the requirement permitting foreign automakers to operate only through a joint venture with a local partner in ...


Trump's trade deal wins big praise from Michigan's Big Three automakers  MLive.com

Executives for Ford Motor Company, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler said the USMCA is a critical piece of legislation.


Politics Toyota Has Strong Words For Trump  CarBuzz

Back around the time the automobile was first taking over the world, it became a point of national pride for a country to have a thriving auto industry. That hasn't ...


Automakers face 'material and negative ramifications' over the escalating US-China trade war (F, GM)  Business Insider

US automakers were under close watch on Monday after President Donald Trump escalated the US-China trade war by threatening to implement new tariffs on ...


S.Korea automakers' group urges end to subsidies for Chinese EVs  Yahoo Finance

A South Korean automakers' group called on Friday for an end to generous state subsidies for sales of Chinese electric vehicles (EVs), citing a potential threat to ...


Ford Is Working on Package-Delivering Robots That Fold Up Inside Self-Driving Cars  Jalopnik

These days, we keep hearing automakers talk about all the partnerships they're forming for autonomous cars, car sharing, large-scale electrification, and just ...


How to Get Recall Notices on Used Cars  ConsumerReports.org

Used-car recalls can often go unnoticed, Consumer Reports says. Here's how to make sure you get recall notices for a used car and find out about critical safety ...


How GM plans to prosper when people stop buying cars  Yahoo Finance

The auto giant foresees a time when people will summon a self-driving car--owned, perhaps, by GM--instead of buying and maintaining their own vehicles.


Electric car boom could be major auto jobs killer  KGW.com

One concern: Electric car engines and transmissions don't need nearly as many parts as those in a gas-powered car.


An Era Ends as Detroit Automakers Cease Monthly Sales Reports  Advanced Manufacturing

COMMENTARY. In the end, neither Ford Motor Co. nor FCA US LLC could resist a move General Motors Co. made last year. As a result, the era of monthly ...


Top automakers cheer govt push for EV localization drive  Livemint

MUMBAI: Top automakers have cheered the government's recent push to localise manufacturing for hybrid and electric vehicle (xEV) under the revised norms of ...


Tesla Stock Hits Lowest Level Since 2016 as Car Maker’s Outlook Debated  The Wall Street Journal

Tesla's stock dropped as much as 7% Monday, highlighting challenges for the electric car maker including its balance sheet and Model 3 vehicle demand.


Race to 300 mph: Automakers compete for a major milestone  CBS News

A Texas-based company believes it could make the first production car to reach speeds of 300 mph. But there are other entrants in the race.


How Automakers are Transforming the Traditional Test Drive  eventmarketer.com

Interest in the traditional test drive is waning, but some brands have employed clever new tactics to elevate the ride-and-drive while boosting engagement.


Never Miss A Car Recall With These Sites  WFMYNews2.com

GREENSBORO, N.C. — According to carfax, there are 57 million vehicles on the road right now that have some sort of recall. And that's because a lot of them ...


Will Rolling Back Vehicle Emission Standards Hurt Electric Vehicles?  Forbes

If the Trump administration would be successful at getting rid of California's waiver to set its own vehicle emission standards, then the state says it would have to ...


Tesla: Growing Competition Dooms It to Being a Small and Unprofitable Player  TheStreet.com

There's no shortage of daily Tesla (TSLA - Get Report) drama, but sometimes one has to step back and look at the bigger picture that is weighing on the stock.


Asian auto stocks end mixed amid trade concerns  CNBC

Auto stocks in Asia were mixed amid concerns over U.S.-China trade, after seeing an earlier jump following reports that the U.S. may delay tariffs on the sector.


Renault presents Russia-built SUV  Automotive News Europe

Renault has introduced the production version of the Arkana, a coupe-styled compact SUV for Russia and other global markets. The Arkana will be built in ...


Trump's China trade war escalation is bad news for German automakers  Automotive News Europe

President Trump's threat to raise tariffs on Chinese imports to the U.S. will cause aftershocks for German automakers that have made big profits in China.


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