More Auto Industry Articles

  • AT&T adds connected car deal to build on GM, Audi

    AT&T, the largest U.S. phone company, said it reached a deal with a global automaker to add to its ranks of customers looking to bring connectivity to cars.

  • Chevrolet bringing tiny Trax SUV to US and China

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chevrolet's smallest SUV is heading to its biggest markets. The Chevrolet Trax will go on sale in the U.S. and China early next year. General Motors Co. unveiled the 2015 model Tuesday evening ahead of the New York International Auto Show. GM thinks young buyers and...

  • More charges in auto parts price-fixing probe

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A Bridgestone Corp. executive and two former company executives have been indicted in an alleged price-fixing conspiracy. The indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Toledo charges the three with taking part in a conspiracy to suppress and eliminate competition in the...

  • How many times have the cops photographed your license plate?

    Local police know exactly where my car has been — and when — during the past few months. They could have the same information — or more — about you.

  • GM replacing communications, human resources heads

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is replacing the executives in charge of communications and human resources as it struggles with a string of embarrassing recalls that have led to congressional hearings and federal investigations. Communications chief Selim Bingol and human resources head...

  • New Peugeot boss pledges return to profit by 2018

    PARIS (AP) — Loss-making French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen says it aims to return to profitability by 2018 by reducing the number of models and relying on its recent rescue by Chinese investors and the French state. New CEO Carlos Tavares, who took over Peugeot Citroen last month after the...

  • US agency closes probe into Ford pickup trucks

    DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators have decided against seeking a recall of Ford F-150 pickup trucks after investigating complaints about EcoBoost engines losing power. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it closed a probe started in May. It covered nearly 360,000...

  • China's auto sales cool, local brands squeezed

    BEIJING (AP) — China's growth in auto sales decelerated further in March and local brands lost market share in the face of intense foreign competition, an industry group reported Friday. Sales rose 7.9 percent to 1.7 million vehicles, according to the China Association of Automobile...

  • Energy Department signals new loans from stalled advanced vehicles program

    An Energy Department loan program for advanced vehicle technologies that has drawn GOP criticism is revving its engine once again. The department announced changes to its Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing program Wednesday, which focuses on electric and other alternative-fuel vehicles,...

  • Toyota, GM recalls push US to near-record pace

    DETROIT (AP) — Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government. On Wednesday, Toyota announced it was recalling nearly 1.8 million vehicles in the U.S....

  • Honda agrees to settle class action, denies engine misfiring allegations

    SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Honda has agreed to a settlement in a class action lawsuit filed by consumers who claimed some of its vehicles excessively burned oil. The excessive oil burning caused engine misfiring and premature spark plug degradation, the consumers claimed in their...

  • GM to invest $449 million in 2 Detroit-area factories

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors plans to invest $449 million in two Detroit-area factories to build the next-generation Chevrolet Volt hybrid electric car and two unspecified new vehicles. The company said the investment eventually will bring a second shift at the Detroit assembly plant that...

  • Don't forget to tingle at the benefits of capitalism

    In his classic baseball book “Ball Four,” Jim Bouton writes that as a child he longed to be able to run, just once, across the beautiful outfield grass. Yet as an adult and a major league ballplayer, he takes being on the field for granted. “Sometimes I forget to tingle,” he writes. In...

  • Michigan to boost efforts for auto industry jobs

    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan plans to boost efforts to attract and retain automotive industry jobs in engineering and design, software and coding, systems integration and skilled trades, officials said. Nigel Francis, the state's senior automotive adviser, this week plans to outline details of a...

  • Angry families want GM prosecuted for defects

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than a decade — and perhaps for covering them up. "The only way the public is going to be...



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