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Labor

FCA Files to Dismiss GM Racketeering Claim

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles wants a federal court to toss out claims by General Motors that it enjoyed special labor concessions by bribing United Auto Workers union executives.

Interiors & Electronics

Improving In-Car Wireless Phone Charging

Even more intriguing is the potential to remotely power electronic systems and replace wiring harnesses.

Mobility

Spacebreaking Designs

Lexus envisions lunar travel

Business

GM Ready to Sell India Plant

General Motors is shutting down operations in India by selling its last plant there to Chinese carmaker Great Wall Motor.

Batteries

Will There Be an Electric Hummer & How Would It Affect GM?

The rumor is that General Motors is going to bring back the Hummer.

Sales

Car Sales in China to Drop Again

China, the world’s largest car market, contracted by 8% to 25.8 million vehicles last year and is likely to shrink another 2% in 2020.

Batteries

Hummer Goes Green

General Motors plans to revive its gas-hog Hummer brand, this time to adorn an array of environmentally correct, all-electric SUVs and pickup trucks.

Business

U.S. Car Sales Stay Above 17 Million Again

Carmakers have for the first time topped 17 million car and light-truck sales for five years in a row. They surpassed 17 million units only twice before: in 2000 and 2001.

Business

GM: Another Painful Sales Year in China

General Motors reports its sales in China skidded 15% to 3.09 million cars and trucks. The company expects further erosion in 2020.

Business

Hopes Fizzle for Expanded EV Credits in U.S.

Congress has balked at expanding a long-running tax credit for buyers of electric cars in the U.S. It's bad news for Tesla and General Motors.

Economics

The Auto Industry in 2019—and Beyond

What do events in 2019 portend for the industry’s future?

Autonomous Vehicles

California Approves Testing of Autonomous Delivery Trucks

Starting next year, Californians will be able to have groceries and other goods delivered to them via a self-driving vehicle—with or without an onboard backup driver.

Assembly

Canadian Union Won’t Give Up on Closed GM Plant

Canada’s Unifor union is hoping to somehow resurrect the Canadian assembly plant General Motors closed this week in Oshawa, Ont., after 112 years of operation.

Interiors & Electronics

GM Recalls Target Fire, Braking Problems

General Motors is calling back roughly 900,000 fullsize pickup trucks and luxury sedans worldwide to fix a fire risk and/or eliminate a software glitch that could knock out a vehicle’s antilock braking and stability control systems.

Mobility

9 Ways Additive Manufacturing Rises to the Advanced Mobility Challenge

Additive manufacturing (AM) is just one manufacturing method that drives advanced mobility forward and also has a history of embracing the digital connectivity demanded by this trend.

Business

Merger to Put Most FCA Cars on PSA Platforms

PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles say two PSA platforms will carry two-thirds of all small cars made by the companies after they merge.

Business

U.S. Steps Up Probe on GM Wiper Failures

U.S. regulators may order General Motors to more than quadruple a 2-year-old recall of SUVs with windshield wiper systems that could stop working.

Business

PSA, Fiat Chrysler Agree to Merge

The auto industry contemplates its biggest merger ever, as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group formally agree to $47 billion deal.

Production

GM Goes All In for Trucks

General Motors will spend more than $7 billion in four years to defend its booming lead in U.S. truck sales.

Materials & Lightweighting

Everything You Need to Know about the C8 Corvette

When you have the chief engineer talking about the Stingray, you truly learn everything

Regulations

Ford Recalls Pickups for Carpet Fire Hazard

Ford is following General Motors in recalling late model large pickup trucks that could set fire to their floor carpet in a crash.

Hybrid

Caddy ICE Age Coming to an End?

The bulk of Cadillac’s lineup—and perhaps all of it—will consist of electric vehicles by 2030, the company says.

Business

Fiat Chrysler, PSA Ready to Sign Merger Pledge

It will be a very big deal, literally, when PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles formalize their plan next week to merge.

Mobility

Who Needs Cars? Asks GM Robo-Car Unit Chief

You don’t hear this every day from a senior executive at a major car company: “We need to move beyond the car.”