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Car/Ride Sharing

FCA, Waymo Expand Level 4 Partnership

Ram ProMaster and other light commercial trucks to get autonomous tech

Marketing

Mystery Ford Model Due Next Year

“Whitespace” small truck could revive Maverick name

Regulations

FCA Recalls 1.2 Million Vehicles with Flawed Airbag Covers

Loose fasteners could turn to shrapnel in a crash

Marketing

Dodge Soars to Top of J.D. Power Quality Report

New survey questions turn 2020 results topsy-turvy

Business

FCA to Forego Summer Shutdowns at Some N. American Plants

Strong pent-up demand coming out of the COVID-19 lockdown

Interiors & Electronics

Can’t Wait for the 2021 AWD Pacifica? Order a 2020

FCA is making AWD available on the current Pacifica for those who want to get it right away

Steel

What’s It Weigh?

A comparative look at vehicle mass. The attention to weight certainly seems to be a common thread among OEMs.

Chris Theodore and the Amazing Cars He Helped Create

On this edition of “Autoline After Hours” we have a man who is literally a living legend in the industry

Production

Coronavirus Industry Roundup: April 3

Carmakers extend plant shutdowns, eye mid-April restarts

Design

Cars Without Coffee: Ralph Gilles’ Alfas

Sixth in a series. Yes, there are FCA vehicles in Ralph Gilles’ garage. But ones you might not think.

Sales

What the Golden State Says About the Market

It has the landscape of several states, the population of several more and a demand for vehicles that may become more of the national norm.

Design

Cars Without Coffee: Bob Boniface’s Italian Beauties

Third in our series of what auto people have in their garages. Here’s what Bob Boniface has inside

Design

Cars Without Coffee: Mark Trostle’s Dodges

Second in our series of what auto people have in their garages. Here’s a couple from Mark Trostle, head of Ram and Mopar Design

Production

High Tech for the Factory Floor

You’ve heard about Industry 4.0. This system can help manufacturers realize it to great benefit

Assembly

UPDATE: BMW, Ford, Toyota, VW Suspend Production in Europe

UAW calls for similar move in U.S. to protect workers from pandemic

Propulsion

Hamlin Repeats as Daytona 500 Champ for Toyota

Newman in serious condition after crash on final lap

Hybrid

Some Lessons from the 2019 Sales Numbers

Looking back to look ahead: what 2019 sales could say about the market

Composites

Vehicular Lightweighting: Path. Strategy. Endgame.

The automaker with the best solution for reducing weight will be the one with the clearest vision of the endgame and the strategy to get there.

Electronics

FCA’s 5th-Gen Infotainment Tech Hits the Mark

Highly rated Uconnect system gets better

Mobility

From Super Cars to Super Mobility Systems

I hope I live long enough to see the enthusiasts of extremely fast cars shift their enthusiasm to our upcoming high-performance urban mobility systems.

Design

On the Design of the Tesla Cybertruck

Franz von Holzhausen knows what he’s doing. Seriously.

Regulations

FCA Recalls SUVs for Engine Stalling

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is calling back 698,000 SUVs worldwide to again fix a fuel pump problem that could cause the engine to stall or refuse to start.

Business

Japanese Brands Lead CR Reliability Ratings

Lexus, Mazda and Toyota captured the top three spots in this year’s Consumer Reports Auto Reliability Survey rankings.

Business

Merged FCA-PSA Would Maintain Current Brands

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group plan to maintain all current brands under their proposed merger, PSA CEO Carlos Tavares tells French television station BMF Business.