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Production

Jeep Resurrects Luxury Grand Wagoneer

Concept previews next year’s production model, which will take on GMC and Land Rover

Production

Home Work Continues for Salaried Staffs

Big 3 target 2021 return to offices as GM deploys salaried volunteers at Missouri truck plant.

Batteries

Maserati Revs Up Ferrari-Powered Performance Models

Internally developed V-6 waiting in the wings

Car/Ride Sharing

Stops and Starts on the Road to Autonomy

COVID-19 is having an impact, but long-term effect is unclear.

The Age of Ultium?

GM’s plans for an electric future don’t include a name change…yet

Autonomous Vehicles

FCA, Waymo Expand Level 4 Partnership

Ram ProMaster and other light commercial trucks to get autonomous tech

Business

Aurora Aims Big with Autonomous Testing in Texas

Startup targets commercial truck applications

Car/Ride Sharing

Volvo, Waymo to Partner on Robo-Taxis

AV collaborations abound to jumpstart commercialization efforts

Production

FCA to Forego Summer Shutdowns at Some N. American Plants

Strong pent-up demand coming out of the COVID-19 lockdown

Sales

Study: New Model Cavalcade Threatens Profitability

Too Much of a Good Thing? Crossover segment becoming saturated

Sales

Tesla Passes Toyota in Market Value

Stock soars past $1,000 per share

Interiors & Electronics

Can’t Wait for the 2021 AWD Pacifica? Order a 2020

FCA is making AWD available on the current Pacifica for those who want to get it right away

Business

Big 3 Leaders Unite Against Racism

The time has come to take action

Hybrid

FCA to Test Hybrid Geofencing in Italy

Drivers get access to restricted areas and special parking but risk fines if they turn off the EV mode

Chris Theodore and the Amazing Cars He Helped Create

On this edition of “Autoline After Hours” we have a man who is literally a living legend in the industry

Car/Ride Sharing

COVID-19’s Impact on Suppliers: Bankruptcy and Restructuring

The crisis of COVID-19 is exposing structural issues that were already under pressure from the looming juggernauts of electrification, autonomy, shared mobility and connectedness.

Business

Waymo Bumps External Funding to $3 Billion

New investments will go toward people, tech and operations

Design

Designer of Original Mustang Dies at 87

Gale Halderman’s 1962 sketch won a Ford design contest that led to the original Mustang 

Design

Cars Without Coffee: Ralph Gilles’ Alfas

Sixth in a series. Yes, there are FCA vehicles in Ralph Gilles’ garage. But ones you might not think.

Materials & Lightweighting

Inside Story on Seats: New Designs, New Tech

Here’s a look at some of the latest in seating developments for the industry

Business

GM and Ford Have a Lot of Loyalty

2019 customers show solid support for OEMs with Automotive Loyalty Awards

Design

Cars Without Coffee: Bob Boniface’s Italian Beauties

Third in our series of what auto people have in their garages. Here’s what Bob Boniface has inside

Production

Auto Industry Teams Up to Produce Medical Equipment to Combat the Coronavirus

General Motors, Ford, Fiat Chrysler and Tesla are forging new partnerships to combat the coronavirus

Business

PSA’s Tavares Named World Car Person of the Year

FCA merger, Opel turnaround lead list of accomplishments

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