NEWS

12/23/2019

Ford Recall Targets Brake System Flaw

Ford is recalling 600,000 midsize sedans in the U.S. to fix hydraulic systems that could make the brake pedal suddenly feel spongy.


12/20/2019

IBM Touts Next-Gen EV Battery Tech

New chemistry is said to be cheaper, more powerful, faster to charge, less volatile and more sustainable than current lithium-ion batteries. 


12/20/2019

FCA Piles on the Discounts to Clear Inventories

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is pushing to clear out some 70,000 vehicles nobody ordered by discounting them heavily and dumping them onto its U.S. dealers anyway.


12/20/2019

California Approves Testing of Autonomous Delivery Trucks

Starting next year, Californians will be able to have groceries and other goods delivered to them via a self-driving vehicle—with or without an onboard backup driver.


12/20/2019

Truck Sales in Europe Take Another Dive

European sales of commercial trucks skidded 9% to 205,000 vehicles in November, their third decline in as many months.


12/20/2019

Canadian Union Won’t Give Up on Closed GM Plant

Canada’s Unifor union is hoping to somehow resurrect the Canadian assembly plant General Motors closed this week in Oshawa, Ont., after 112 years of operation.


12/19/2019

U.S. House Approves Updated NAFTA Pact

Much to the auto industry’s relief, the U.S. House of Representatives has approved by nine-to-one margin an amended update to the North American Free Trade Agreement.


12/19/2019

VW Readies 2020 Product Offensive

Volkswagen Group’s namesake brand plans to launch 34 new and redesigned models worldwide next year, including a dozen crossovers and eight electrified models. 


12/19/2019

GM Recalls Target Fire, Braking Problems

General Motors is calling back roughly 900,000 fullsize pickup trucks and luxury sedans worldwide to fix a fire risk and/or eliminate a software glitch that could knock out a vehicle’s antilock braking and stability control systems.


12/19/2019

BMW, Daimler Scale Back Mobility Offerings

Less than a year after BMW and Daimler merged their “Share Now” global mobility operations, the partners are discontinuing the car-sharing app in North America.