Apple to use VW self-driving vans for employees

Apple and Volkswagen struck a deal that let the technology giant equip VW vans with self-driving technology to transport Apple employees between offices, according to a person familiar with the matter.

UPDATED: 5/23/18 9:42 pm ET - adds details
U.S. launches probe to weigh tariffs on car, truck imports

The Trump administration started an investigation into whether car and light-truck imports threaten national security, a move that could lead to new U.S. tariffs on foreign vehicles similar to those proposed for imported steel and aluminum in March.

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GM positions OnStar as revenue center, brand builder

General Motors is reorienting its OnStar business to generate more revenue from connectivity services and better position its core auto brands as technological showcases that can compete against innovative brands such as Tesla.

Ford Diesel F-150 cracks 30 mpg mark

The first diesel version of the Ford F-150 will be rated at 30 mpg in highway driving, making it the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup on the market when it hits showrooms next month.

Create auto career paths for women, managers say

Automotive manufacturers are staffing up for a new wave of innovators to drive technological change, and many realize that they need a more diverse pool of talent -- especially women -- to get the job done.

Nexteer maps large-scale shift to steer-by-wire

Nexteer Automotive's new suite of autonomous-driving technologies promotes steer-by-wire in various applications. Jeff Zuraski, executive director for Nexteer, spoke with News Editor Lindsay Chappell about the outlook.

New CAFE targets won't slow pace on engine r&d

The Trump administration may be intent on lowering fuel economy standards for 2022-2025 model year vehicles, but automakers said last week that it won't slow the pace of their research and development to make internal combustion engines more efficient.

Mapmaker TomTom evolves for self-driving future

Self-driving cars may not be on the road anytime soon, but that isn't stopping Dutch navigation device maker TomTom from investing in high-definition maps needed when autonomous driving becomes the norm.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Diesels may not be done just yet

It is noteworthy that at the Geneva auto show, VW CEO Matthias Mueller predicted the diesel’s “renaissance” and Mercedes exhibited a preproduction plug-in hybrid version of its OM 654 diesel engine, part of a more than $3 billion investment in a new engine family.

Toyota partnership keeps STEM growing

Toyota Motor North America will arrange for all eighth-grade students in the Detroit Public Schools Community District to visit the Michigan Science Center for free.


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