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Week in Review, September 24

Financial Times - 23 sept. 2016 - 21:34
Apple looks to McLaren; self-driving cars, Airbus, RBS, Wells Fargo in the news

Eric Peterson, GM's diversity VP, will retire Oct. 1

Automotive Business Review - 23 sept. 2016 - 21:09
Eric Peterson, General Motors' vice president of U.S. diversity dealer relations, will retire effective Oct. 1. A successor for the 40-year GM veteran has not been named, a GM spokesman said.

Takata failed to report 2003 airbag rupture to NHTSA

Automotive Business Review - 23 sept. 2016 - 20:06
Japanese airbag supplier Takata said it failed to inform the U.S. auto safety agency of a 2003 rupture of one of its airbag inflators in Switzerland, according to an internal Takata report released by U.S. regulators on Friday.

Takata report focuses airbag responsibility on U.S. arm

Automotive Business Review - 23 sept. 2016 - 20:06
Japanese supplier Takata said its U.S. arm, not the parent company, was largely responsible for designing, testing and producing tens of millions of defective airbag inflators, according to an internal report released today by U.S. safety regulators.

Nissan returns to Japan's most exclusive address

Automotive Business Review - 23 sept. 2016 - 18:36
Nissan's flagship showroom has returned to Japan's most exclusive, priciest address -- Tokyo's glitzy Ginza district, flush with department stores and geisha clubs.

UAW support for Trump less than recent GOP candidates, Williams says

Automotive Business Review - 23 sept. 2016 - 17:48
UAW President Dennis Williams said that about one in four of the union's members favor Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, a lower level of support than the UAW gave his 2012 and 2008 predecessors, Mitt Romney and John McCain.

Anti-UAW worker group at VW Tennessee plant loses representation

Automotive Business Review - 23 sept. 2016 - 17:01
A worker group created as an alternative to the UAW at Volkswagen AG's plant in Tennessee has failed to meet minimum membership requirements under the German automaker's labor policy, VW said on Thursday.

Cadillac offering buyouts to 400 smaller U.S. dealers

Automotive Business Review - 23 sept. 2016 - 16:00
Cadillac is offering its 400 smallest U.S. dealers as much as $180,000 if they would rather give up their franchise than make the investment necessary to meet a host of new standards being imposed by the brand.

Toyota's Japan ad agency Dentsu to repay advertising overcharges

Automotive Business Review - 23 sept. 2016 - 13:52
Ad agency Dentsu will pay an estimated 230 million yen ($2.3 million) back to customers, including Toyota, that it overcharged for Internet advertisements in a case likely to stoke concern that digital media transactions have lacked transparency.

Honda projects declining U.S. auto sales to 'good industry' pace

Automotive Business Review - 23 sept. 2016 - 13:39
Auto sales in the U.S. may not set a record this year and will probably decline from 2015's record in the coming years, said Honda's top American sales executive.

Tesla cranks up pressure to end ban on direct auto sales

Automotive Business Review - 23 sept. 2016 - 13:17
Tesla Motors is cranking up the pressure to sell electric cars directly to customers, after filing its first federal lawsuit over the practice on the home turf of General Motors and Ford.

Chevy will equip next Equinox with diesel engine in global push

Automotive Business Review - 23 sept. 2016 - 02:00
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox will be shorter and lighter than the model it replaces and will be the first compact crossover offered in the U.S. with a diesel engine, General Motors said late Thursday.

Smart to offer EVs and traditional engines across the lineup

Automotive Business Review - 22 sept. 2016 - 23:15
Smart will become the only major auto brand to offer its entire model lineup with both combustion engines and pure battery-electric drive, Mercedes-Benz said today.

Postal Service names six finalists to design next delivery vehicle

Automotive Business Review - 22 sept. 2016 - 21:10
The U.S. Postal Service has named six companies as finalists in a competition to design its delivery vehicle of the future. A total of $37.4 million will be divided among the six companies, which will produce about 50 prototypes.

Postal Service names six finalists to design next generation vehicle

Automotive Business Review - 22 sept. 2016 - 21:10
The U.S. Postal Service has named six companies as finalists in a competition to design its delivery vehicle of the future. A total of $37.4 million will be divided among the six companies, which will produce about 50 prototypes.

Canada union targets Chrysler after GM pact

Financial Times - 22 sept. 2016 - 21:02
Big carmakers under pressure to invest more in local industry

Expert sees $5 billion opportunity for in-car autonomous car content

Automotive Business Review - 22 sept. 2016 - 20:59
The autonomous vehicle content delivery industry could be worth up to $5 billion, said Elliot Garbus, general manager of the transportation solutions division at Intel, at an event hosted by SAE International in suburban Detroit earlier this week.

France’s diesel scandal inquiry under fire

Financial Times - 22 sept. 2016 - 19:47
Independent members says it was too timid in its attempts to discover serious fraud

FCA is next target for Unifor labor talks

Automotive Business Review - 22 sept. 2016 - 19:30
Canadian union Unifor today selected Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as its next target in negotiations with the Detroit 3. Negotiations will begin if the union's tentative deal with General Motors is ratified when workers vote on Sunday.

How Jerry Dias convinced GM to invest in Canada again

Automotive Business Review - 22 sept. 2016 - 17:47
Unifor President Jerry Dias' top goal in negotiations with General Motors was to buck a trend: the shift of auto investments away from Canada toward Mexico. On that, it appears he will be successful. But how?
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