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Rolls-Royce Ghost to Get “Magic Carpet” Suspension

Luxury marque goes all in with advanced driveline tech

Marketing

Ford Rated Top Automotive Brand for “Intimacy”

Auto industry also outshines most others in new study

2021 S-Class Adds More Tech

New features include 48-volt active suspension, 4-wheel steering and industry-first rear airbags

Business

Mercedes Creates New “Drive Systems” Unit

Integrated operations for engines, transmissions, electric drives, batteries and related software

Production

Daimler Tweaks N. America Production

Consolidating capacity and hiking SUV/crossover output

Interiors & Electronics

S-Class Gets Next-Gen User Experience

Five screens, augmented reality and 27 fewer buttons

Economics

Mercedes Outlook: “Significantly Harsher Reality”

Severe pay cuts loom but may not be enough.

Batteries

Lucid Air Lives Up to Its Name

New EV claims an industry-best 0.21 drag coefficient

Interiors

This Year’s Best Interiors: Quality at Any Price

WardsAuto’s annual list had plenty of variety

Interiors & Electronics

NACTOY Announces 2021 Candidates

Yes, COVID-19 notwithstanding, there are still significant car launches happening this year

Infrastructure

BMW, Daimler Shelve Robo-Car Alliance

Deemed too costly for now, plan could be revived later.

Hybrid

Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid Gets 100 mpg-Equivalent Rating

Compact crossover takes on Toyota RAV4 in emerging segment

Production

Ford’s Salaried Staff to Work from Home All Summer

Mass returns not expected until at least September

Assembly

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup: May 29

Production grows unevenly in U.S., Europe

Business

Moers Moving to Aston Martin from Mercedes-AMG

Struggling U.K. automaker is trying to get some of the AMG magic

Business

Next-Gen S-Class on Track for 2020 Intro

Mercedes says the vehicle will set a new benchmark in artificial intelligence and “needs-based electrification”

Production

Electronic Stability Control Turns 25

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

Assembly

U.S. Auto Industry Begins Measured Relaunch

Opening day jitters, supply chain concerns abound

Batteries

A Look at What Could Have Been: Dyson’s Canceled EV

Tesla Model X fighter proved to be too costly of a risk

Production

Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup for May 15

Carmakers juggle production, search for funding

Hybrid

Is Tesla on the Verge of an EV Battery Breakthrough?

Million-mile battery could debut by year-end

Autonomous Vehicles

Mercedes Adds More Touch to Steering Wheel

Smartphone-like tech allows users to control more features and monitors hands for autonomous driving  

Business

The Girl Behind Germany's 120-Year-Old Luxury Automaker

A few hints, it’s not Gertie and it rhymes with ladies