Google hires Airbnb exec to commercialize self-driving carsFri, 26, Aug 2016
Google's self-driving car project took a step closer to market with the hire of a top executive from Airbnb, the online vacation home rental marketplace. Shaun Stewart is joining Google as a director of the self-driving car project, spokesman Johnny Luu said today.
Bentley names new head of exterior designFri, 26, Aug 2016
Bentley has promoted John Paul Gregory to its head of exterior design. Gregory was previously advanced exterior design leader at VW Group's ultraluxury brand.
Audi replaces exec ahead of plant opening in Mexico, reports sayFri, 19, Aug 2016
Audi has replaced Mattias Rust, the human resources chief at its new Mexico factory, shortly before the plant's opening, German media reports said. Rust was replaced because of "irregularities," the reports said.
Daimler's top electric mobility exec moving to Bosch, report saysWed, 17, Aug 2016
Daimler's top electric mobility executive, Harald Kroeger, is joining Bosch, Reuters reported. Bosch is building up its EV and autonomous car expertise and has worked with Google and Tesla.
Volkswagen Group appoints China chief for VW brandFri, 12, Aug 2016
Volkswagen Group appointed veteran China manager Stephan Wollenstein to the newly created position of CEO for the Volkswagen brand in the Chinese market.
Geitner replaces Rowe as head of Cox's Media Solutions GroupWed, 10, Aug 2016
Cox Automotive named Brian Geitner to replace Jared Rowe as president of its Media Solutions Group, where Geitner will lead Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Dealer.com.
Leuliette wins temporary halt to Visteon lawsuit; case will go to arbitrationTue, 09, Aug 2016
Former Visteon CEO Tim Leuliette appeared to win an early round in litigation with his former employer, after U.S. District Judge Terrence Berg in Detroit agreed to temporarily halt Visteon's lawsuit against him in a severance pay dispute that could be worth $40 million.
Automakers, suppliers urged to strengthen relationships before next downturnThu, 04, Aug 2016
Suppliers and automakers must build strong relationships now to help them get through a potential downturn in sales and production, a panel of executives said here today.
Ford's Samardzich named to board of JCI spinoff, AdientMon, 01, Aug 2016
Barb Samardzich, who last month announced plans to retire as COO at Ford of Europe, has been named to the board of Adient, the seating and interiors company being spun off from supplier Johnson Controls Inc.