Opinion

KEITH CRAIN

Diesel: Whose fault is it?

The diesel disaster, made public two years ago today, has done more to move electric cars front and center than anything I can imagine

JOHN IRWIN

Why GM and Unifor won't budge in negotiations

Unifor President Jerry Dias says the Ontario strike could go on for "quite a while." Neither side has much incentive to move from its position.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Jeep and Volvo? No comparison

I am stunned by Keith Crain's comments and Automotive News' editorial in the Aug. 21 issue equating the potential sale of Jeep to a Chinese company with the sale of Volvo to Geely.

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Ratan Tata moves to secure his JLR prize

Ratan Tata's move to consolidate power at Tata Sons and secure ownership of Jaguar Land Rover looks like one of those boring shareholder resolutions that would go unremarked upon in an ordinary, closely held firm. But Tata Sons isn't a regular company.

EDITORIAL
New autonomous-vehicle policy borders on neglect

Too much regulation on a nascent industry could indeed stifle innovation. But a completely hands-off approach from the federal government will turn drivers on public roads into unwitting lab rats, and it could result in fatalities.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Working closely with suppliers pays

It is great to see that the Toyota team has rekindled that process and brought the experts in the individual manufacturing processes back into the development mix.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Is disclosure form about GM security?

With General Motors' market about to be inundated by aftermarket manufacturers at levels we haven’t seen before, is it possible its directive to dealers is a stop-gap measure by the company to get a handle on its parts and service revenue stream.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
What good is an EV in a disaster?

As I witnessed the mass evacuation in Florida this month, it crossed my mind that commonsense, true-life circumstances trump current mindsets and technology advances.

BLOG: Edward Niedermeyer
Tesla crash shows man and machine must cooperate

It seems that both human drivers and Tesla's "Autopilot" system -- specifically the complex relationship between the two -- contributed to the fatality of a Tesla driver last year.

BLOG: Jay Ramey
Is the Audi R8 about to go rear-wheel drive?

A doughnut-friendly version of the Audi R8 is something that has not been in the cards since the nameplate's debut a distant 11 years ago. But Audi is hinting that something may be in the works.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Classic cars could attract new interest

I think there should be U.S. dealers who have classic cars in their stores. This would bring back stories of the classic cars gone by. Our new generation would get a chance to ponder a classic car parked at a dealership waiting for service, plus possibly own one.

COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
Don't get stuck with bad cars

Never in the history of the auto industry in this country has a natural disaster caused as much devastation to car dealers as the hurricane that struck Houston. Now the industry will have to figure out what to do with a massive number of flood-damaged vehicles.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Katie Whitefoot
Six common misconceptions about CAFE policy

Much of the media narrative surrounding the review of fuel economy policy is based on false beliefs. As a result, the national conversation about fuel efficiency is based more in myth than science.

BLOG: Christiaan Hetzner
Carlos and Dieter show takes a break

The “Carlos and Dieter Show” will not take place this year at the Frankfurt auto show. It could be a sign of trouble for their alliance.

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