Unifor loses organizing vote at 2 Toyota plants in OntarioThu, 30, Jun 2016
Maintenance workers at two Toyota assembly plants in Ontario voted against unionization, in a recruiting setback for Unifor, one of Canada's biggest unions. The secret-ballot voting took place last Friday and Monday at Toyota's Cambridge and Woodstock plants in Ontario. Unifor's director of organizing said 278 workers voted against union representation, while 238 were in favor.
Toyota adds child models to virtual crash test softwareThu, 30, Jun 2016
Toyota said it is including child-size models for the first time in the latest update of its virtual crash test dummy software, which is sold globally to automakers, suppliers and researchers.
Toyota recalls 3.4 million cars globally over airbags, fuel tanksTue, 28, Jun 2016
Toyota said it's recalling about 3.4 million vehicles globally to repair separate flaws involving leaky fuel tanks and curtain airbags that may crack and injure occupants.
Brexit may cost carmakers 2.8 million global sales, IHS saysWed, 29, Jun 2016
The UK's vote to leave the EU may cost automakers about 2.8 million light-vehicle sales worldwide through 2018, researcher IHS Automotive said. The UK is expected to be hit hardest. Instead of expanding 3.2 percent this year, the UK may grow by just 1 percent followed by declines in the next two years.
VW settlement promotes technologies sold by competitorsTue, 28, Jun 2016
Volkswagen's $15 billion settlement with the U.S. and California over cheating on diesel emissions includes billions of dollars to support technologies sold by rivals such as General Motors and Toyota.
Toyota Camry returns to No. 1 on 'most American' listTue, 28, Jun 2016
The Toyota Camry took the top spot for the 10th annual Cars.com American-Made Index. The Camry has topped the Cars.com index six times.
Automakers rank high on annual ad-spending listTue, 28, Jun 2016
The Detroit 3 held their top-10 rankings unchanged on Advertising Age's list of the 200 Leading National Advertisers for 2015. Most other automakers slipped, as companies such as Amazon, Expedia and Merck climbed.
New Toyota r&d unit bulks up, defines its agendaSun, 26, Jun 2016
Six months on the job, Toyota Motor Corp.'s top visionary for new mobility is spelling out priorities and ambitions, promising new safety technologies for cars within five years and envisioning a time when even children are chauffeured solo in autonomous vehicles to soccer practice.
A new giant could make more vehicles than ToyotaMon, 27, Jun 2016
Nissan's proposed takeover of Mitsubishi Motors would produce a Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi giant that could overtake Toyota in global light-vehicle production by 2017, predicts consultancy LMC Automotive.
Emissions-free, for real: Norway turns to the sunMon, 27, Jun 2016
The first Toyota Mirai fuel cell car sold in Norway went to a company which plans to open a hydrogen station that makes hydrogen by using surplus electricity from solar panels on neighboring buildings.
Fiat Chrysler, GM, Toyota near deals to resume Venezuela outputThu, 23, Jun 2016
Fiat Chrysler, GM and Toyota are close to agreeing to resume car production in Venezuela after the government allowed them to sell output in dollars, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the talks.
Automakers on board for new Detroit auto show mobility exhibitThu, 23, Jun 2016
GM, Nissan and Toyota will have a presence at the Detroit auto show's new mobility-themed exhibit in 2017. The auto show is also adding an outdoor driving experience on a 1.5-mile closed loop where manufacturers can demonstrate autonomous technologies.