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GM's mid-trial bid to toss ignition-switch case denied by judge

23 août 2016 - 20:42
General Motors said a Texas judge denied its bid to throw out a lawsuit over a fatal 2011 crash blamed on a faulty ignition switch, after the company accused a car driver and his lawyers of fabricating evidence about the vehicle's key.

Tesla adds more powerful battery option

23 août 2016 - 20:33
Tesla is giving its fans another thing to get charged up about with the introduction of a 100-kilowatt-hour battery pack for both the Model S sedan and Model X crossover.

U.S. rejects automakers' request to extend fuel comment deadline

23 août 2016 - 20:26
U.S. regulators denied a request by major automakers to extend the comment period on environmental analysis to determine whether government fuel efficiency requirements are feasible through 2025.

NADA seeks donations to help dealership families affected by floods

23 août 2016 - 19:53
National Automobile Dealers Association President Peter Welch is asking dealerships across the U.S.

Detroit Manufacturing Systems to open plant in Toledo

23 août 2016 - 19:35
Detroit Manufacturing Systems LLC plans to announce Wednesday the groundbreaking of a new plant in Toledo to serve the nearby Jeep assembly operations.

VW, U.S. states to hold settlement talks over excess emissions

23 août 2016 - 19:13
Volkswagen has agreed to hold settlement talks with several U.S. states that sued the German automaker for hundreds of millions of dollars over environmental law violations, the automaker said in a court filing today.

Delphi, Mobileye to partner on autonomous driving system

23 août 2016 - 16:20
Suppliers Delphi Automotive and Mobileye have partnered to produce systems for autonomous vehicles that could be put into production as soon as 2019.

Chevy Cruze hatchback spied in Detroit

23 août 2016 - 16:07
Chevrolet is close to adding a hatchback model to the Cruze lineup. This captured fleet test vehicle was spotted last week in the Detroit area

EPA signals it will start looking at mandating higher octane gasoline

23 août 2016 - 16:00
Raising the octane in gasoline looks like it will get some attention from the EPA. That's the good news. Now for the bad: It's going to take a while.

What people are saying about the Cadillac Escala concept

23 août 2016 - 16:00
Cadillac took to Monterey Car Week to unveil its latest concept, the Escala. The concept is a radical departure from Cadillac's current design language but consumers could see Cadillacs with this look in 2019.

Chevy expands Teen Driver tech to 9 nameplates

23 août 2016 - 14:00
Chevrolet today said it is expanding its Teen Driver technology this fall to nine nameplates, covering 64 percent of the brand's sales.

Ssangyong considers U.S., China as Brexit hits U.K. sales

23 août 2016 - 11:52
South Korean automaker Ssangyong Motor Co. will look to markets such as the U.S. and China to make up for an expected decline in shipments to the U.K. following the Brexit referendum.

Federer travels time with Mercedes-Benz

23 août 2016 - 05:01
Roger Federer appears to be an immortal in Mercedes-Benz's campaign for the 2017 SL convertible, one of the newest arrivals on our viral list.

U.S. consumers' satisfaction with vehicles reverses years of decline

23 août 2016 - 05:01
After three years of decline, U.S. customer satisfaction with vehicles is up in 2016, a survey released today shows. Customer satisfaction with vehicles was up 3.

Gestamp to open r&d center near Detroit

22 août 2016 - 20:30
Spanish metal stamper Gestamp's North American unit plans to open a new randd center north of Detroit in Auburn Hills, Mich., later this year.

GM asks judge to throw out ignition switch case over 'fabricated' key

22 août 2016 - 19:38
General Motors asked a Texas judge to throw out a lawsuit over a fatal 2011 crash blamed on a faulty ignition switch, accusing plaintiffs and their lawyers of fabricating evidence about the vehicle's key during the ongoing trial.

Smart cars collaboration could raise risk of patent litigation, experts say

22 août 2016 - 17:29
As the West Coast's largest technology companies jump deeper into the automotive landscape, fears of increased litigation are bubbling in Michigan.

Nissan goes Rogue with Star Wars promotion

22 août 2016 - 16:54
Nissan has gone Rogue. The automaker is partnering with Lucasfilm in a promotional campaign supporting Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which hits theaters Dec. 16.

Mitsubishi recalls 82,436 vehicles for transmission problems

22 août 2016 - 16:23
Mitsubishi Motors is recalling 82,436 vehicles from the 2015 and 2016 model years because a transmission problem could delay acceleration.

Mitsubishi recalls 82,436 vehicles for transmission problems

22 août 2016 - 16:23
Mitsubishi Motors is recalling 82,436 vehicles from the 2015 and 2016 model years because a transmission problem could delay acceleration.

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