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Business

Kotagiri Tapped to Head Magna

Longtime CEO Don Walker to retire at year-end
#Magna #people

Hybrid

Engineering the 2020 Nissan Sentra

An inside look on how an impressive compact sedan came to be
#GeneralMotors #autolineafterhours #Nissan

Economics

Outlook for North American Tooling Firms: Not Good

Harbour Results sees bumpy times ahead for North American producers of things like molds and dies
#people #Tesla

Batteries

New Fiat 500 Takes a Red Dot Award

Third generation of the iconic Italian city car achieves an award for design
#Fiat #people

Design

Talking Acura TLX

The folks in charge of developing and manufacturing the fifth-generation TLX talk on “Autoline After Hours.”
#Acura #Cadillac #Audi

Assembly

Tesla to Debut “Risky” Production System in Germany

Push for extremely modular design could backfire
#people #Tesla #tech

Marketing

Simon Sproule Has Forgotten More About Auto Than Many Experts Know

With a CV like his, there is a depth of knowledge not readily matched.
#autolineafterhours #Fisker #people

Hybrid

Talking Powertrains with IAV’s Mike Kenhard

The engineering firm does work for the auto industry on everything from embedded software systems to automated technology. But here we’re learning about powertrains—and an unexpected development
#people #Tesla #IAV

Economics

New Ford CEO Farley Begins to Assemble His Team

Wall Street looks for fast action, faster results
#Ford #people

Labor

Q&A: OESA's Julie Fream

We talk with Julie Fream, President & CEO of OESA about the impact of COVID-19 on the North American supply base.
#people #covid-19

Business

3 Things with Derek Jenkins, Sandy Munro and Brett Smith

Automotive insights from three leaders in the industry, including Lucid’s Derek Jenkins on design, Sandy Munro on manufacturing, and CAR’s Brett Smith on suppliers.
#LucidMotors #people #Tesla

Labor

Former UAW Chief Williams Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

15th conviction in continuing federal probe
#people #legal

Diesel

Ex-Audi CEO Joins Queue of Execs Facing Charges in Diesel Scandal

Rupert Stadler's fraud trial begins in Munich.
#Audi #europe #people

Economics

Manley’s Role after FCA-PSA Merger Remains Unclear

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO awaits an assignment in new company
#europe #people #Chrysler

Design

Cadillac Is Designing for the Future Today

Here’s how Cadillac is transforming its look as it transitions to an electric future while not ignoring the wonderful time that brought it to today
#autolineafterhours #Cadillac #GeneralMotors

Intelligent Transportation

Smart Road Startup Appoints CEO and Head of Michigan Office

Feasibility study in Detroit underway
#people

Fuel Cells

Nikola Chairman Quits Amid Controversy

Stock price continues to tumble
#Nikola #people

Business

GM Files New Bribery Lawsuit Against FCA

Fresh tack to be tested in a Michigan circuit court.
#people #legal

Business

Ghosn Aide Pleads Not Guilty on Pay Charges

With Ghosn in exile, Kelly faces the music as sole individual defendant.
#asia #people #legal

Diesel

Ex-VW Chief Winterkorn Faces Trial in Diesel Scandal

German court cites “predominant likelihood” of fraud conviction.
#europe #legal #people