Serious safety added to the open-wheeled racers
Gary S. Vasilash
Transportation Editor, Gardner Business Media
Clarence Ditlow, the executive director of Center for Auto Safety, died Thursday at the age of 72 following a year-long bout with cancer.
Bridgestone Corp. launched its Firestone tire American brand in India today with a line of replacement tires for car and SUVs.
Bridgestone Corp. has agreed to divest its tiremaking operations in Venezuela to the Corimon Group, a Caracas-based paints and resins conglomerate.
Aftermarket parts chain Pep Boys has agreed to be acquired by Bridgestone Americas Inc. for $863 million after the Tokyo-based tiremaker sweetened its bid late last week to match a rival bid from investor Carl Icahn.
Think of it as “safety fast.”
Christopher A. Sawyer
High-profile recalls such as this year's callback of 2.6 million General Motors Co. cars for faulty ignition switches don't hurt depreciation rates for the affected vehicles, says Black Book, a provider of used-car pricing trends and risk analysis data.
A study by Black Book shows high-profile recalls do not hurt the depreciation rates for affected vehicles.
General Motors Co. has retained Jeff Eller former director of media affairs for the White House during the Clinton administration to help manage its response to the company's delayed recall of some 2.6 million defective ignition switches linked to 13 deaths.
William Clay Ford, the last surviving grandchild of Henry Ford and father of Ford Motor Co. Chairman Bill Ford Jr., died on Sunday at age 88.
As is well known but never documented, a water-powered carburetor was invented in the early 20th century.