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Business

GM and Ford Have a Lot of Loyalty

2019 customers show solid support for OEMs with Automotive Loyalty Awards

Sales

Coronavirus Roundup: March 27

More companies idle plants, look for cash

Mobility

Toyota Appoints Self-Driving-Car Guru to Board

James Kuffner has the knowhow and background to help transform the carmaker’s future

Business

Coronavirus Roundup: March 24

A rundown on auto industry activity spurred by the coronavirus

Fuel Cells

Toyota, Hino Partner on Fuel Cell Truck

Truck tests accelerate, while car sales continue to flounder

Production

Six More Carmakers Join N. America Shutdowns

Driven by concerns about health—and now, sales – automakers are putting production on hold

Assembly

UPDATE: BMW, Ford, Toyota, VW Suspend Production in Europe

UAW calls for similar move in U.S. to protect workers from pandemic

Finishing

Toyota Touts More Efficient Electrostatic Painting Process

Device enables 95% coating efficiency, reduces emissions and paint booth size

Design

2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium

The 4Runner is built to take it—with it being something substantially more demanding than a Costco run—though it can do that, too

Intelligent Transportation

Toyota, Partners Ready Real-Time HD Map Updates

Proof-of-concepts demonstrate faster, less expensive mapping techniques

Regulations

Toyota Recalls 3.2 Million Sketchy Fuel Pumps Worldwide

Expanded campaign targets 7 years of production

Business

Munich Picked to Succeed Frankfurt Auto Show

Can the new location bring back exhibitors and jumpstart attendance?

AI

Toyota Invests in Self-Driving Tech Startup

Pony.ai lands $462 million in latest funding round and expands tests programs in California

Economics

Global Car Sales Forecasts Fall on Virus Fears

Clearer picture not likely for many weeks

Interiors & Electronics

‘Consumer Reports’ and the State of the U.S. OEMs

Plenty of the vehicles on the list of the top 10 are made in the U.S. But not by the traditional companies.

Business

Four Auto Companies Rank Among the World's Most Ethical

GM and Cooper Standard make the list for the first time, joining long-running honorees Aptiv and Cummins

Assembly

China's Auto Industry Still in "Park"

Auto production remains stalled by coronavirus epidemic

Interiors

Premium Interiors for Mid-Range Prices (Less Than $50,000)

The little things can add up to provide comfort, convenience and functionality

Propulsion

2020 Toyota Camry TRD

You’ll think to yourself: “This is a Camry?”

Autonomous Vehicles

JLR Unveils Autonomous Shuttle

Compact flexible platform can accommodate a variety of shared and private use applications 

Business

Hamlin Repeats as Daytona 500 Champ for Toyota

Newman in serious condition after crash on final lap

Business

GM Exits Australia, N. Zealand; Sells Thai Plant

Further focusing on a handful of fruitful markets for manufacturing

Production

Mazda, Subaru, Hyundai Group Top IIHS Safety Ratings

Tougher headlight criteria reduce number of Top Safety Pick+ winners