Self-driving cars hitting red lights
Federal and state officials, once eager advocates of self-driving cars, now are pumping the brakes and demanding greater accountability and information that autos and tech companies may not be willing to provide.
Toyota looks for a breakthrough with reworked cars
The relatively low-volume Avalon and Corolla hatchback offer a preview of stablemates that are more critical for Toyota North America: the reworked Lexus ES, which will debut this week in Beijing, and the coming Corolla sedan.
Canada, Mexico laud progress at NAFTA talks
The United States, Canada and Mexico are looking at a retooled trade pact that would require North American-built light vehicles contain content that is roughly 75 percent sourced in the three countries, up from 62.5 percent now.
Magna delivers carbon fiber subframe prototype to Ford
Magna International Inc. has delivered a carbon fiber subframe prototype to Ford it says will reduce weight and tooling costs and hopes to rule on mass production by year end.
Toyota powertrain boss feeling the pressure
Hirohisa Kishi says he's tackling one of his biggest challenges yet — how to keep internal combustion engines competitive in the age of electric vehicles.
Quick Shift: Uber dodges driver privacy lawsuit
The driver argued the program reduced his income, but failed to convince the judge it violated the relevant laws he cited.
Nissan to launch 8 electrified vehicles in Japan by 2022
Nissan aims to stoke sales in Japan by launching eight electrified vehicles and overhauling its dealer network over the next five years.
GM Korea, union fail to reach wage deal
GM's South Korean unit and its labor union failed to reach a wage deal after another round of talks that sought to avert a bankruptcy filing for the unprofitable operation. Talks will continue over the weekend.
Porsche's head of powertrain development arrested
German police arrested the head of powertrain development at Porsche in connection with parent Volkswagen Group's sweeping diesel emissions violations.
PSA's Tavares faces toughest opponent yet in German union
PSA boss Carlos Tavares, who is no stranger to thrashing out difficult labor deals, is now taking on Germany's powerful IG Metall union, which has been the undoing of many a cost cutter.
PSA seeks 3,700 Opel job cuts in Germany, labor chief says
PSA wants 3,700 job cuts at Opel in Germany by 2020 and a process of contract buyouts and early retirement has already resulted in a reduction of about 2,000 positions, Opel's labor chief said.
Tesla subcontractor's busted jaw triggered safety probe
Days before Tesla defended its safety record this week, California began inspecting an incident involving a subcontractor who was hospitalized after a piece of factory equipment broke his jaw.
VW's $229M settlement with owners of 3.0-liter diesels cleared by Canada judge
An Ontario judge approved a settlement worth up to $229 million with about 20,000 owners of 3.0-liter VW, Audi and Porsche diesel vehicles in Canada affected by VW's emissions violations.
At Nissan-Renault, the hunt for an 'irreversible,' sustainable future
The alliance between Renault and Nissan needs to come up with a sustainable plan -- something "irreversible" -- for a future when Carlos Ghosn is no longer around as chairman to guide the partnership, the top executive says.
GM adds eBay CEO to board of directors
GM CEO Mary Barra said Devin Wenig will bring "significant expertise in technology, global operations and strategic planning" to the automaker's board.
Quick Shift: Tesla's workplace practices under investigation
California's Division of Occupational Health and Safety said Wednesday it was investigating the automaker over allegations of workplace hazards and misreporting injuries.
As GM mulls options, how does bankruptcy work in S.Korea?
GM's Korean unit has warned that it would file for bankruptcy if there isn't a restructuring deal by Friday, as the operation is running out of cash to pay employees and suppliers amid slumping sales. A look at how South Korea's court-managed bankruptcy protection procedures work.
GM Korea, union fall short of deal before deadline
Wage talks between GM's South Korean unit and its labor union ended without an agreement on Thursday, a day before the deadline the company has set for filing for bankruptcy.
Ousted Cadillac chief de Nysschen: 'It's not personal, it's business'
Johan de Nysschen unapologetically challenged leadership and the Cadillac team, while drawing the ire of many U.S. dealers with his ambitious -- and contentious -- Project Pinnacle plan to overhaul the brand and its retailers.
Infiniti sets ambitious plan to hike China output
Nissan's Infiniti luxury brand, looking to duck steep tariffs, aims to triple sales in the world's biggest auto market in five years by ramping up production of five new nameplates in China.
Ford claims 30 mpg F-150 diesel wins pickup mileage crown
The first diesel F-150 will get 30 mpg highway, 22 mpg city and 25 mpg combined, according to EPA estimates, making it the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup when it hits showrooms in May.