Ford names former Key Safety exec Luo to steer China unit

Ford Motor named former Key Safety Systems executive Jason Luo as chairman and CEO of its China operations. Luo will lead the carmaker's operations in greater China and Taiwan.

IIHS: Lane departure warning, blind spot detection reduce crashes

Lane departure warning and blind spot detection systems significantly prevent crashes, according to two new IIHS studies.


Audi aims to hike EV range with solar-embedded panoramic roofs

Audi and China's Hanergy Thin Film Power Group plan to develop a panoramic glass roof with solar cells to help boost the driving range of the upcoming automaker's electric vehicles.

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The quest for automotive super glue

Researchers at Michigan State University and the American Chemistry Council's automotive group say they have developed a breakthrough in bonding mixed materials.

Can U.S. follow through on tough NAFTA talk?

To deliver on its promises, the administration will need the cooperation of the U.S. business community and key members of Congress. Both groups sought to distance themselves from the president last week.

GM cybersecurity chief to head global vehicle safety

Jeffrey Boyer, GM's global safety chief who helped shape the company's safety operations following its ignition-switch crisis, is retiring and will be replaced by Jeffrey Massimilla, the company's chief cybersecurity officer.

Aston Martin readies a sport wagon

Aston Martin, seeking to put a bespoke exclamation point on its aging Vanquish supercar lineup, will build a run of limited-edition Zagato-bodied cars that includes a speedster and shooting brake version.

Fiat Chrysler joins BMW, Intel self-driving alliance

Fiat Chrysler is joining the self-driving alliance led by BMW, Intel and Mobileye, becoming the second automaker in the year-old group to opt to partner in developing an autonomous driving platform. The alliance plans to put both Level 3 and Level 4/5 automated driving technology into production by 2021.

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