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Toyota patent activity soaring

il y a 17 heures 4 min
EV-related technologies have triggered a boom in automotive patents, and they are streaming out of Toyota. And the gap between the number of new Toyota patents and those at the industry's second-place company, Robert Bosch, is enormous.

VW weighs second EV platform

il y a 17 heures 4 min
Volkswagen is examining whether its modular architecture for electric cars under development, dubbed MEB, is flexible enough for a top-of-the-line Phaeton, or whether a second groupwide platform is needed.

Mazda ventures back into premium tier

il y a 17 heures 4 min
For more than a decade, Mazda has talked about occupying a quasi-premium space in the U.S. The redesigned CX-9 is a step in that direction.

GM may shift some pickup production from Mexico to Michigan, report says

27 mai 2016 - 18:47
Some General Motors light-duty pickup production is going to shift to Flint, Mich., from Mexico, according to a report.

Molinaroli will lead JCI-Tyco for 18 months; successor named

27 mai 2016 - 18:44
Johnson Controls Inc. CEO Alex Molinaroli, who has steered his company away from the automotive seating and interiors businesses during his two-and-a-half-year tenure, will serve as CEO for the combined JCI-Tyco International for 18 months.

FCA launches digital ad campaign for 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

27 mai 2016 - 18:41
Fiat Chrysler's new digital campaign for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica introduced the group of small experts in a video launched Thursday night.

Former Texas dealer fails in bid to overturn U.S. money laundering sentence

27 mai 2016 - 17:31
A suburban Dallas ex-dealer has failed to overturn his 188-month prison term in a money laundering conspiracy that enabled drug dealers, pimps and other criminals to pay cash for luxury vehicles without reporting the transactions to the IRS.

Indy 500 delivers speed, safety advances, innovation for 100 years

27 mai 2016 - 15:00
Technological advancements first tested on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's historic 2.5-mile oval have transitioned to everyday production models since the very first race.

Automakers recall 12 million U.S. vehicles over Takata airbags

27 mai 2016 - 11:20
Eight automakers said today they are recalling more than 12 million U.S. vehicles for defective Takata airbags, expanding the largest-ever auto safety push, documents posted by U.S. regulators showed.

Buick to drop Verano after short 2017 run

27 mai 2016 - 04:15
The Buick Verano will stay in production for an abbreviated 2017 model year before being phased out this fall.

Ford to launch pilot program to employ adults with autism

26 mai 2016 - 20:18
Ford is launching a pilot program on June 1 to hire adults with autism.

May U.S. sales expected to drop on fewer selling days

26 mai 2016 - 20:12
U.S. new-vehicle sales are expected to be lower this month than in May 2015, as slower growth combines with a calendar that gives dealerships one fewer weekend to draw in shoppers.

Autonomous vehicles, ride-sharing could push insurance premiums down 30%, study finds

26 mai 2016 - 17:18
Auto insurance premiums could decline by as much as 30 percent over the next 25 years as autonomous vehicles and sharing services become more prevalent, a study found.

VW sees mobile robots on future assembly lines

26 mai 2016 - 16:02
For Volkswagen AG, one of the visions for future manufacturing includes mobile machinery, with robots cruising around factories and deciding on their own what they'll do next.

VW's sees mobile robots on future assembly lines

26 mai 2016 - 16:02
For Volkswagen AG, one of the visions for future manufacturing includes mobile machinery, with robots cruising around factories and deciding on their own what they'll do next.

Ford bumps driving range of 2017 Fusion Energi to 610 miles

26 mai 2016 - 15:45
Ford has bumped the range of the 2017 Fusion Energi, a plug-in hybrid, to a diesel-like 610 miles on one tank of fuel. That's up 60 miles from the 2016 model.

More research emerges showing consumers uninformed, wary of new vehicle technology

26 mai 2016 - 15:27
Automakers investing billions in plug-in cars and self-driving vehicle systems are getting caution signals from new research that suggests many mainstream consumers don't know what benefits they would get.

GM's China joint venture to recall 2.16 million vehicles

26 mai 2016 - 11:37
GM's joint venture with China's SAIC will recall about 2.16 million vehicles starting Aug. 15 because the engine crankcase valves may corrode, China's principal consumer protection watchdog said today.

Takata hires financial adviser to mull restructuring options

25 mai 2016 - 20:51
Takata hired investment bank Lazard to lead efforts to seek new investment and help resolve financial issues stemming from its record-setting recall of tens of millions of airbag inflators that can rupture.

Takata hires financial adviser to mull restructuring options, report says

25 mai 2016 - 20:51
Airbag manufacturer Takata hired investment bank Lazard to lead efforts to seek new investment and help resolve financial issues stemming from its record-setting recall of tens of millions of inflators that can rupture, sources told Reuters today.

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