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FCA Chairman Elkann confirms Marchionne sent merger email to GM
8:45 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2015 | UPDATED: 5/29/15 2:24 pm ET - adds details, background
Fiat Chrysler Chairman John Elkann confirmed that CEO Sergio Marchionne sent an email to GM about a possible tie-up. Elkann said discussions had taken place with other players as well.
Ford F-150 output pinched by frame shortage, workers say
11:55 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2015
Production of the redesigned, aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 has been slowed by a shortage of frames from a supplier's plant in Kentucky, according to workers and a UAW official.
American Axle may land tenants for Detroit site
2:15 pm U.S. ET | May 29, 2015
American Axle & Manufacturing is in talks with prospective manufacturing tenants to be located at its former manufacturing grounds near the...
Daimler chases Tesla in solar-powered batteries
12:24 pm U.S. ET | May 29, 2015
Daimler is chasing Tesla Motors in a push to sell batteries for storing energy generated in daylight hours from rooftop solar panels to homeowners...
Automakers asked by House panel about cybersecurity policies
5:21 pm U.S. ET | May 28, 2015
As in-car Wifi and smartphone integration becomes increasingly common, lawmakers want to know how automakers plan to prevent hackers from...
Ford plots dual course as driverless future nears
2:30 pm U.S. ET | May 28, 2015
Selling cars and trucks won't be enough to keep Ford rolling for a second century, so the company is operating on parallel paths to prepare for...
Volvo inks plant deal with S.C.
12:00 pm U.S. ET | May 28, 2015
Volvo Cars of North America signed an agreement today with the state of South Carolina, where it will build its first U.S. factory.
Key Safety ramps up airbag inflator production
4:10 pm U.S. ET | May 28, 2015
Automotive safety components supplier Key Safety Systems said today it will ramp up production of airbag inflators beginning in December.
Ford to make EV technology patents available to rivals
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2015
Ford is following Tesla Motors in opening up hundreds of patents on electric-car technology to competitors in a move aimed at accelerating...
Honda expands airbag recall in Japan
4:32 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2015
The global Takata airbag recall widened again today with Honda calling back another quarter million vehicles in Japan equipped with possibly...
GM to invest $175M in Michigan plant to gear up for 2016 Camaro
9:30 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2015
General Motors said today that it will invest $175 million in new tooling and equipment to bring production of the Chevrolet Camaro to its assembly...
GM ignition-switch suits put on ice by U.S. judge, for now
6:22 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2015
A federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday put on hold dozens of lawsuits accusing General Motors of concealing an ignition-switch defect while the...
Marchionne sees industry merger by 2018
7:10 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2015
FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne is convinced a merger in the auto industry will happen before 2018, he said during a visit to the carmaker's Melfi plant in...
Ford recalls 423,000 vehicles for power-steering issue
10:55 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2015
Ford today said it is recalling nearly 423,000 sedans and crossovers for a power-steering problem that federal regulators have been investigating...
Ex-GM engineer Ray DeGiorgio to be deposed in ignition-switch lawsuit
3:58 pm U.S. ET | May 27, 2015
Former General Motors engineer Ray DeGiorgio will be deposed in June in the class-action filed by consumers against the automaker over the faulty...
Toyota remains most valuable car brand despite airbag recalls
4:25 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2015
Toyota kept its title as the most valuable car brand in 2015 despite recent airbag recalls denting its worth, according to a study that ranks the top...
New Mich. group wants to take driverless-car mantle from Silicon Valley
7:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2015
Detroit put the world on wheels and should be the place that takes the driver out of the driver's seat, according to a coalition of Michigan business...
GM makes big bet on smartphone integration
3:00 pm U.S. ET | May 27, 2015
General Motors will offer Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay on more than a dozen Chevrolet vehicles for the 2016 model year, the industry's...
Apple exec calls car 'ultimate mobile device'
2:35 pm U.S. ET | May 27, 2015
A senior Apple executive said developing a car would be the "ultimate mobile device" when asked about new products at a technology conference today.
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