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Polestar debuts with performance coupe, subscription sales model

UPDATED: 10/17/17 8:48 am ET - adds details

Volvo and its parent, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, are initially investing about $752 million in the stand-alone electrified vehicle brand, mostly for a China assembly plant.

How a dealer's tire program avoids potholes

Mastria Nissan, of Raynham, Mass., carefully manages its Tires for Life program so as to avoid hurting its bottom line while raising its service retention rate.

Why is Tesla struggling with the Model 3?

What's behind Tesla's manufacturing woes? It could be something as simple as steel.

NXP Semiconductors hopes new tech platform will future-proof cars

NXP Semiconductors introduced its S32x processing platform, which it claims has 10 times the performance of current chipsets. The platform makes over-the-air updates possible.

Waymo goes public with comprehensive autonomous safety assessment

Waymo, Google's self-driving car affiliate, made a comprehensive safety assessment of its autonomous vehicles available to the public on Thursday, publishing a detailed safety report on its website.

California DMV proposes relaxed regulations for self-driving cars

UPDATED: 10/11/17 4:34 pm ET - adds reactions

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is proposing more lenient state regulations to allow manufacturers to test and deploy self-driving cars.

Nvidia introduces supercomputer for Level 5 driverless vehicles

Nvidia has developed a supercomputer that will enable fully driverless vehicles. The artificial intelligence supplier introduced the latest iteration of its automated-driving platform

PSA's early hurdle in U.S. return

PSA's new app needs government and ride-hailing partners to make it successful.

Electrek faces criticism for giving readers Tesla discount codes

UPDATED: 10/4/17 4:16 pm ET - adds details

A website that covers Tesla-related news may have violated Tesla's terms of service by getting readers to use referral codes to get a $1,000 discount on a new vehicle.

PSA launches mobility venture 'Free2Move' in U.S.

UPDATED: 10/4/17 10:48 pm ET

French automaker PSA introduced its mobility services platform in Seattle as part of a long-term strategy to re-enter the North American market.

ZF CEO details strategy for mobility future

ZF is preparing for an autonomous future by doubling down on what it sees as its primary strengths: mechanical and safety systems.

Delphi renames automated driving business 'Aptiv'

Delphi Automotive said it will rename its automated driving business to reflect its focus on keeping up with future technologies. The new name is Aptiv.

Volvo adds XC90 to first U.S. plant, will boost investment to $1.1 billion

Volvo Cars will double down its bet on its upcoming U.S. factory by adding production of its next-generation XC90 crossover and boosting investment to a total of $1.1 billion.

Tesla adjusting to mass market

Though physical changes are few and far between, Tesla is continually updating its vehicle software to improve vehicle functions and enhance driver assistance features.

Could the Amazon of auto retail be Amazon itself?

Auto dealerships could be the next steppingstone in Amazon's path to dominance.

Upgrade to a self-driving car in two years

Some investors are hyperventilating over Tesla, Google is making new friends and a puppy grabs headlines (yes, a puppy).

Delphi, BlackBerry form partnership on turnkey self-driving software system

Delphi Automotive has entered into a commercial partnership with Canada's BlackBerry for the development of the U.S. supplier’s turnkey automated driving platform.

Delphi, BlackBerry form partnership on turnkey self-driving software system

Delphi Automotive has entered into a commercial partnership with BlackBerry for the development of its turnkey automated driving platform.

Low-key ads mark autonomous era

Automakers continue to feed buzz about self-driving cars, but their marketing strategies are still very much hands-on.

Volvo marketing 'has to be different'

Ad agency Grey Group is taking advantage of Volvo's brand transformation to introduce ad campaigns built around unconventional storytelling.

The rise of self-driving car contrarians

This week, we chat about self-driving car timelines, the moon landing and whether car companies need to slow their roll on autonomous roll-outs.

Ford becomes second automaker to invest in Michigan test site

Ford said it will invest $5 million in the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, Mich., becoming the second automaker to sponsor the site.

Frankfurt self-driving cars, a shake-up at Tesla and GM's big claim

It's not entirely clear what skeptics who debate the timing of the advent of self-driving cars are trying to prove.

Disruptors take on auto leasing

The new venture from Scott Painter, former TrueCar CEO, markets cars based on monthly payments and no-cost returns.

GM's Maven drives interest in Chevy Bolt

The all-electric Chevy Bolt is among the most popular vehicles offered on the car-sharing platform.