Manufacturing

Delphi is building over-the-air software suite for automakers

The cars consumers are already driving could soon get over-the-air software updates like those pioneered by Tesla that fix flaws or add features without a visit to the dealership.

| UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:12 pm ET - adds details

BMW will install up to 100 charging stations in U.S. national parks

BMW has partnered with the U.S. National Park Service to improve electric-vehicle accessibility in national parks by promising to install up to 100 charging stations.

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Gentex Q1 net income up 22 percent

Mirror supplier Gentex saw its first-quarter net income jump 22 percent to $97.6 million thanks to an increase in sales at its core automotive unit.

| UPDATED: 4/20/17 4:03 pm ET - adds state dept. reaction
GM ceases Venezuela operations after government seizes plant

GM shut operations in Venezuela after authorities seized the automaker's local assembly plant and vehicles in the first nationalization of a company's major operations in the country in more than two years.


GM retooling plan signals pickups' launch

General Motors has nearly 100 days' worth of inventory right now but plans to get that down to about 70 by the end of the year, in part by taking some of its plants offline for 10 weeks in the summer and fall.


RISING STARS

Dynamic young leaders at automakers and suppliers from around the country took time out from changing the course of the industry to come together at the Detroit Athletic Club last week.

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