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Sales

Ford Rated Top Automotive Brand for “Intimacy”

Auto industry also outshines most others in new study

Hybrid

Mercedes Creates New “Drive Systems” Unit

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

Production

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

Batteries

Lucid Air Lives Up to Its Name

New EV claims an industry-best 0.21 drag coefficient

Quality

This Year’s Best Interiors: Quality at Any Price

WardsAuto’s annual list had plenty of variety

Design

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.

Hybrid

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

Compact crossover takes on Toyota RAV4 in emerging segment

Labor

Ford’s Salaried Staff to Work from Home All Summer

Mass returns not expected until at least September

Economics

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup: May 29

Production grows unevenly in U.S., Europe

Business

Moers Moving to Aston Martin from Mercedes-AMG

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

AI

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”

Production

Electronic Stability Control Turns 25

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

Assembly

U.S. Auto Industry Begins Measured Relaunch

Opening day jitters, supply chain concerns abound

Batteries

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

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

Production

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup for May 15

Carmakers juggle production, search for funding

Hybrid

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  

Business

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

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

Business

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?

Sales

Car Sales Plunge 52% Across Europe

Coronavirus lockdowns keep buyers away.

Business

Kia Telluride Named World Car of the Year

Mazda3, Porsche Taycan and Kia Soul also take home awards