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Autonomous Vehicles

Karma Aims to Join EV Platform-Sharing Club

Autonomous utility van and high-powered supercar among 22 possible variants

Sales

VW Atlas Gets Some New Gear

Accessory package inspired by 2019’s Basecamp concept

Production

A New Use for Windshield Wiper Motors: Powering Coronavirus Ventilators

VW’s SEAT unit teams up with suppliers to combat COVID-19 pandemic in Spain

Additive Manufacturing

Bugatti Expands Use of 3D-Printed Parts

3D-printed titanium tailpipe cover cuts weight by 39% 

Production

Coronavirus Roundup: March 27

More companies idle plants, look for cash

Economics

Coronavirus Roundup: March 24

A rundown on auto industry activity spurred by the coronavirus

Sales

Toyota, Hino Partner on Fuel Cell Truck

Truck tests accelerate, while car sales continue to flounder

Business

Six More Carmakers Join N. America Shutdowns

Driven by concerns about health—and now, sales – automakers are putting production on hold

Propulsion

VW Powers Up Retrofit Electric Microbus

Convert a classic 1960s-era T1 model into an electric Bulli for 70K

Propulsion

GM Names New CTO and Communications Chief

Jon Lauckner and Tony Cervone retiring at the end of June

Mobility

5G Connectivity Coming to Cars in a Big Way

ABI predicts 83 million vehicles will be equipped with the technology by 2035

Economics

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

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

Business

COVID-19 Concerns Sideline Automotive News World Congress

Postponement follows cancellations of Beijing, Geneva and New York auto shows

Regulations

U.S. Jury Awards VW Diesel Owners $20K Each

VW to appeal the bellwether case.

Hybrid

Germany Poised to Surpass China in EV Production

McKinsey says shift could come as early as next year

Interiors & Electronics

GM Unveils Its Commitment to EVs: What Does This Mean?

GM, no stranger to electric vehicles, is getting ready for an extensive build—and will start next year

Sales

Coronavirus Pushes New Marketing Channels

Options take on new importance as crisis disrupts dealerships, car shows

Assembly

China's Auto Industry Still in "Park"

Auto production remains stalled by coronavirus epidemic

Propulsion

VW Faces First U.S. Jury Trial Over Cheater Diesels

New phase begins over the company’s never-ending crisis

Marketing

Porsche Jumps to Top of CR Best-Car Ratings

Another year of surprising ups and downs

Economics

Ford’s New COO Could See Pay Jump 32%

It’s all about delivering the company’s long-awaited overhaul

Business

SEAT Turns to Israeli Startups for Innovation

Largest innovation concentration outside of Silicon Valley

Business

Car Sales Take a Dive in Europe

A volatile market stays that way