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Sales

Lincoln Kills the Continental—Again

Luxury marque will focus entirely on SUVs

Economics

Gas Prices Rise, Oil Output Drops

But the connection between the two isn’t clear, yet

Electronics

Electronic Stability Control Turns 25

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

Materials & Lightweighting

13 Suppliers Take Home PACE Innovation Awards

Lightweighting applications to advanced communications and improved visibility

Mobility

Conti Names New N. America President

Jeff Klei to retire; Bob Lee tapped as successor

Business

Bentley Teases the Future of Coachbuilding

Limited-edition Bacalar supercar to take styling cues from last year’s EXP 100 concept

Finishing

How Bentley Is Saving Water

Last fall Bentley planted 100 native British trees around its site in Crewe. Now it is getting additional sources of water for them and other uses at its facilities.

Autonomous Vehicles

Conti Gets in Touch with Sensory Tech

Seeing, hearing and feeling is believing 

Electronics

Conti Launches Powerful Architecture

Links 68 ECUs and manages 20 million lines of software code

Production

2019 Lexus ES 350 Ultra Luxury

For being the “entry-lux” sedan, this really is one fine automobile

Hybrid

Caddy ICE Age Coming to an End?

The bulk of Cadillac’s lineup—and perhaps all of it—will consist of electric vehicles by 2030, the company says.

Composites

Ford Puts McDonald’s Coffee to Use in Car Parts

Ford Motor Co. plans to begin using composite materials derived from coffee remnants supplied by fast food giant McDonald’s Corp. in future vehicle parts to reduce weight and enhance sustainability.

Economics

Germany’s Auto Jobs Boom Collapses

The German auto industry, which has been steadily hiring more workers for a decade, has shifted to shrinkage mode.

Labor

Continental to Cut 5,000 Jobs by 2028

Continental AG says it will cut 5,000 jobs by 2028 in areas related to the production of engine components and analog electronics.

Electronics

Next-Gen Lighting Options

Future cars are likely to be equipped with thousands of LEDs that enable everything from glare-free high beams to projected messages that signal the vehicle’s intentions, says Osram Continental’s Julian Dench.

Bentley Drop-Top Adds Tweed Look

Volkswagen AG’s high-end Bentley unit has added an optional tweedlike material for the roof of its Continental GT Convertible.

Electronics

Starting in 2020 new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles will include Alexa integration as a feature in the infotainment system.

Starting in 2020 new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles will include Alexa integration as a feature in the infotainment system.

Connectivity

5 Teams Plan Robo-Rides at Detroit Auto Show

Five developers of autonomous cars will offer free rides in their robotic vehicles during next year’s Detroit auto show in June.

Connectivity

Conti, 3M Team on V2I Research

Continental AG and 3M Co. have agreed to work together to develop technologies and protocols to better enable vehicle-to-infrastructure communications.

Interiors

Faurecia to Buy Out Conti in JV

Faurecia SA has agreed to acquire Continental AG’s 50% stake in SAS Autosystemtechnik Verwaltungs GmbH and take full control of the interior modules joint venture.

Conti Launches Third-Gen e-Axle

Continental AG says its third-generation electric drive system is smaller, lighter, less expensive and more efficient than previous versions.

Regulations

Consortium Targets Software Standards for Self-Driving Cars

A new group called the Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC) aims to develop common software platforms and open standards for autonomous vehicle systems.

Conti Touts Future Tire Tech

Continental AG's new concept tire features several technologies to improve performance and monitor wear.

Design

Mustang Stylist to Head Lincoln Design

Ford Motor Co.’s Lincoln unit has appointed Kemal Curic as design director.