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Business

Kotagiri Tapped to Head Magna

Longtime CEO Don Walker to retire at year-end

Assembly

Tesla to Debut “Risky” Production System in Germany

Push for extremely modular design could backfire

Marketing

Simon Sproule Has Forgotten More About Auto Than Many Experts Know

With a CV like his, there is a depth of knowledge not readily matched.

Diesel

Talking Powertrains with IAV’s Mike Kenhard

The engineering firm does work for the auto industry on everything from embedded software systems to automated technology. But here we’re learning about powertrains—and an unexpected development

Economics

New Ford CEO Farley Begins to Assemble His Team

Wall Street looks for fast action, faster results

Labor

Q&A: OESA's Julie Fream

We talk with Julie Fream, President & CEO of OESA about the impact of COVID-19 on the North American supply base.

Propulsion

3 Things with Derek Jenkins, Sandy Munro and Brett Smith

Automotive insights from three leaders in the industry, including Lucid’s Derek Jenkins on design, Sandy Munro on manufacturing, and CAR’s Brett Smith on suppliers.

Labor

Former UAW Chief Williams Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

15th conviction in continuing federal probe

Diesel

Ex-Audi CEO Joins Queue of Execs Facing Charges in Diesel Scandal

Rupert Stadler's fraud trial begins in Munich.

Economics

Manley’s Role after FCA-PSA Merger Remains Unclear

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO awaits an assignment in new company

Propulsion

Cadillac Is Designing for the Future Today

Here’s how Cadillac is transforming its look as it transitions to an electric future while not ignoring the wonderful time that brought it to today

Batteries

Nikola Chairman Quits Amid Controversy

Stock price continues to tumble

Business

GM Files New Bribery Lawsuit Against FCA

Fresh tack to be tested in a Michigan circuit court.

Business

Ghosn Aide Pleads Not Guilty on Pay Charges

With Ghosn in exile, Kelly faces the music as sole individual defendant.

Diesel

Ex-VW Chief Winterkorn Faces Trial in Diesel Scandal

German court cites “predominant likelihood” of fraud conviction.

Automation/Robotics

Toyota Taps Former CES Official as Tech Lobbyist

New K Street point person for autonomous vehicles and flying cars

Sales

Report: Ford to Cut 1,000 Salaried Jobs in U.S.

Latest step in 3-year restructuring effort as the carmaker is expected to post its first full-year loss in more than a decade. 

Hybrid

Polestar: How to Launch an EV Company

Polestar USA head Gregor Hembrough on the challenges of creating a new brand

Labor

Second Ex-UAW President Charged in Corruption Probe

Dennis Williams indicted for embezzling union funds

Design

Rivian Lands Former Tesla Engineering Exec

Nick Kalayjian to helm the company’s engineering operations as it prepares to launch its first EVs

Production

Home Work Continues for Salaried Staffs

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

Infrastructure

Will COVID Permanently Change How Americans Commute?

Stay-at-home workers aim to make the most of time saved from not commuting to their jobs

Production

Suppliers Narrow Talent Gap as Company Culture Shifts

Changing times, changing skillsets roil N. American supply base