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Autonomous Vehicles

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

Economics

Financial Review May Affect Details of FCA-PSA Merger

COVID-19 impact assessment due by year-end

Diesel

FCA Offices in Europe Raided in Diesel Cheating Probe

Under scrutiny, again, for using illegal control software

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

Labor

Back to the Ramparts for GM, FCA on Racketeering Claim

Appeals court overturns order for CEOs resolve case in person

Business

GM Wants New Judge for FCA Racketeering Lawsuit

Company blasts judge’s view that lawsuit is a “waste of time and resources”

Business

Volvo, Waymo to Partner on Robo-Taxis

AV collaborations abound to jumpstart commercialization efforts

Business

Judge Orders CEOs of GM, FCA to End Racketeering Fight

An attempt to shorten years of litigation over GM’s bribery charges

Business

FCA Lands a $7.1 Billion Guaranteed Loan in Italy

Funds may further complicate FCA-PSA merger plan

Business

EU Opens Antitrust Probe into FCA-PSA Merger

Focus will be on small commercial vans, and maybe more

Production

FCA to Forego Summer Shutdowns at Some N. American Plants

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

Design

FCA Wins Trade Ruling on Jeep Lookalike Case

The lookalike grille is gone, but the resemblance remains

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

Fuel Cells

Nikola's Stock Soars After NASDAQ Listing

Startup begins taking orders for fuel cell-electric pickup truck

Business

Antitrust Issue Raised Over Fiat Chrysler-PSA Merger

Partner must address van market share worries this week

Labor

Ford’s Salaried Staff to Work from Home All Summer

Mass returns not expected until at least September

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

Labor

Ex-UAW Chief Pleas Guilty in Corruption Scandal

Highest-ranking official nabbed to date in 4-year-old probe

Business

Big 3 Leaders Unite Against Racism

The time has come to take action

Quality

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