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Automakers await the details of EPA plan for mpg road tests

Automotive Business Review - 20 juill. 2014 - 05:01
Automakers see merit in an EPA proposal that would require them to road test vehicles to verify mileage claims, but they are unclear on how the tests would be handled.

GM's future product challenge

Automotive Business Review - 20 juill. 2014 - 05:01
GM's product cadence has officially escaped the post-bankruptcy doldrums. Now the challenge is to keep it humming.

Warning in your car may be about you

Automotive Business Review - 20 juill. 2014 - 05:01
Automakers are tinkering with a variety of in-car health apps that monitor biometric data such as heart rate, blood sugar, allergies or alertness and relay the information to a driver.

Muscular Challenger bulks up its interior

Automotive Business Review - 20 juill. 2014 - 05:01
The 707-hp SRT Hellcat will generate the most smoke at the drag strip, but it's the rest of the re-engineered Dodge Challenger lineup that likely will fire the interest of consumers.

GM halts sale of some Cadillac CTS models over switch issue

Automotive Business Review - 20 juill. 2014 - 00:24
GM ordered Cadillac dealers to stop selling some versions of the CTS because the automaker does not have a fix yet for cars recalled in late June over an issue where engines can be shut off if the driver's knee bumps the ignition key.

Japan to dangle nearly $20,000 in subsidies to spur fuel-cell sales

Automotive Business Review - 19 juill. 2014 - 14:05
Japan's government will offer at least $19,700 in subsidies to speed up the introduction of fuel-cell vehicles coming to market from Toyota and Honda.

ZF needs TRW's tech know-how, CFO says

Automotive Business Review - 19 juill. 2014 - 13:54
ZF Friedrichshafen believes buying TRW Automotive would give it a better foothold in the market for self-driving and connected cars, its finance chief told a German paper.

Tire makers roll into South Carolina

Automotive Business Review - 19 juill. 2014 - 05:01
South Carolina became the nation's leading tire producer in the fourth quarter last year with estimated daily output of 89,000 tires, edging Oklahoma's 88,000 units.

E-Golf marks VW's flexible product path

Automotive Business Review - 19 juill. 2014 - 05:01
Volkswagen's e-Golf has all the makings of a "compliance car" -- a vehicle whose sole purpose is to satisfy clean-air regulations in California and other states mandating the sale of zero-emission vehicles.

Top lawyer keeps pall over GM

Automotive Business Review - 19 juill. 2014 - 05:01
The changing perception among some of GM CEO Mary Barra's toughest critics suggests that she is maneuvering GM out of the worst of the recall crisis.

Chrysler tells supplier to boost hitch output

Automotive Business Review - 18 juill. 2014 - 22:23
Chrysler Group ordered a supplier of trailer hitches to boost production dramatically a day after the company was accused by federal safety regulators of dragging its feet on the recall of older Jeeps.

Nick Scheele, former president and COO of Ford, dies at age 70

Automotive Business Review - 18 juill. 2014 - 21:43
Nick Scheele, an affable, globe-trotting troubleshooter and tough-nosed negotiator who served as president and COO of Ford, died Friday. He was 70.

GM's stealth redesign of switches kept old parts in circulation

Automotive Business Review - 18 juill. 2014 - 20:34
New documents reveal GM redesigned faulty ignition switches without changing the part number in more than the 2.59 million small cars at the center of its recall crisis.

Silverado, Sierra, Yukon Denali with V-8 to feature new 8-speed transmission

Automotive Business Review - 18 juill. 2014 - 18:57
A new eight-speed automatic transmission will come standard on some 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and GMC Yukon Denali/Yukon XL Denali models with a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V-8 engine, GM said today.

LG Chem targets EV batteries with range of more than 200 miles in 2016

Automotive Business Review - 18 juill. 2014 - 18:19
South Korean supplier LG Chem plans to supply batteries for electric vehicles that can travel more than 200 miles, or 321 kilometers, per charge in 2016, its CFO said on Friday.

Tesla makes the shopping list as U.K. eyes greener government fleet

Automotive Business Review - 18 juill. 2014 - 15:34
Tesla Motors, a month after starting Model S deliveries in the United Kingdom, said its flagship electric sedan is among the cars being considered for purchase by the government there to transport officials.

Continental Structural Plastics to buy 5 plants from Magna

Automotive Business Review - 18 juill. 2014 - 15:28
Continental Structural Plastics signed a definitive agreement to acquire five North American plants from Magna International.

Mitsubishi to recall some 2004-05 Lancer sedans in U.S. with defective Takata airbags

Automotive Business Review - 18 juill. 2014 - 14:58
Mitsubishi Motors is recalling cars made with Takata Corp. airbags in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Mitsubishi is one of nine automakers to say it will conduct a recall that includes those areas.

JCI profits fall on restructuring charges

Automotive Business Review - 18 juill. 2014 - 13:46
Johnson Controls' fiscal third-quarter earnings slid 68 percent as restructuring and other charges offset a modest rise in revenue.

Airliner was flying in approved airspace

Financial Times - 18 juill. 2014 - 13:17
When it disappeared from radar, the aircraft was flying at 33,000ft, just above a 32,000ft ceiling the Ukrainian authorities set on July 14
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