Ford Rated Top Automotive Brand for “Intimacy”

Auto industry also outshines most others in new study


Mercedes Creates New “Drive Systems” Unit

Integrated operations for engines, transmissions, electric drives, batteries and related software


Daimler Tweaks N. America Production

Consolidating capacity and hiking SUV/crossover output

Interiors & Electronics

S-Class Gets Next-Gen User Experience

Five screens, augmented reality and 27 fewer buttons


Lucid Air Lives Up to Its Name

New EV claims an industry-best 0.21 drag coefficient


This Year’s Best Interiors: Quality at Any Price

WardsAuto’s annual list had plenty of variety


NACTOY Announces 2021 Candidates

Yes, COVID-19 notwithstanding, there are still significant car launches happening this year

Autonomous Vehicles

BMW, Daimler Shelve Robo-Car Alliance

Deemed too costly for now, plan could be revived later.


Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid Gets 100 mpg-Equivalent Rating

Compact crossover takes on Toyota RAV4 in emerging segment


Ford’s Salaried Staff to Work from Home All Summer

Mass returns not expected until at least September


Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup: May 29

Production grows unevenly in U.S., Europe


Moers Moving to Aston Martin from Mercedes-AMG

Struggling U.K. automaker is trying to get some of the AMG magic


Next-Gen S-Class on Track for 2020 Intro

Mercedes says the vehicle will set a new benchmark in artificial intelligence and “needs-based electrification”


Electronic Stability Control Turns 25

Bosch has produced some 250 million units since introducing the anti-skid technology in 1995


U.S. Auto Industry Begins Measured Relaunch

Opening day jitters, supply chain concerns abound


A Look at What Could Have Been: Dyson’s Canceled EV

Tesla Model X fighter proved to be too costly of a risk


Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup for May 15

Carmakers juggle production, search for funding


Is Tesla on the Verge of an EV Battery Breakthrough?

Million-mile battery could debut by year-end

Interiors & Electronics

Mercedes Adds More Touch to Steering Wheel

Smartphone-like tech allows users to control more features and monitors hands for autonomous driving  


The Girl Behind Germany's 120-Year-Old Luxury Automaker

A few hints, it’s not Gertie and it rhymes with ladies


Volvo Group, Daimler Team Up on Fuel Cell-Powered Big Rigs

Can trucks save the hydrogen-based technology after a tepid response to fuel cell cars?


Car Sales Plunge 52% Across Europe

Coronavirus lockdowns keep buyers away.


Kia Telluride Named World Car of the Year

Mazda3, Porsche Taycan and Kia Soul also take home awards