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Tesla executive Matthew Schwall joins Waymo

Automotive Business Review - 14 May, 2018 - 12:55
Waymo said that Matthew Schwall had joined the company from Tesla, where he was the electric car maker's main technical contact with U.S. safety investigators.

Nissan profit falls on foreign exchange losses, onetime costs

Automotive Business Review - 14 May, 2018 - 12:08
Nissan reported a 12 percent slide in operating profit in the most recent quarter as foreign exchange rate losses, deteriorating sales mix and onetime costs.

Nissan profit falls on foreign exchange losses, onetime costs

Automotive Business Review - 14 May, 2018 - 12:08
Nissan reported a 12 percent slide in operating profit in the most recent quarter as foreign exchange rate losses, deteriorating sales mix and onetime costs.

Making Winterkorn pay for VW's scandal could backfire on automaker

Automotive Business Review - 14 May, 2018 - 11:15
Forcing former VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn to pay for at least some of the nearly $30 billion stemming from the diesel scandal could backfire on the automaker and even drag other top executives -- Chairman Dieter Poetsch and new CEO Herbert Diess...

Can tamer TrueCar be true to itself?

Automotive Business Review - 14 May, 2018 - 05:01
Under Chip Perry, TrueCar is not a different company, but it's a very different brand, casting itself more clearly as the friend of the auto dealer. In the process, TrueCar gave up some of what made it distinctive in a sea of lead generators.

Can tamer TrueCar be true to itself?

Automotive Business Review - 14 May, 2018 - 05:01
Under Chip Perry, TrueCar is not a different company, but it's a very different brand, casting itself more clearly as the friend of the auto dealer. In the process, TrueCar gave up some of what made it distinctive in a sea of lead generators.

The long and painful birth of Genesis

Automotive Business Review - 14 May, 2018 - 05:01
As thorny as Genesis' retail rework has been, the U.S. dealer showdown is just one of many trials testing global brand chief Manfred Fitzgerald as he births a luxury brand.

Former GM purchasing scourge Bo Andersson is reborn as a supplier

Automotive Business Review - 14 May, 2018 - 05:01
Bo Andersson has been dispatched by the president of Japan's giant family-owned wiring supplier, Yazaki Corp., to fix the business where it needs it most #8212; North America and Europe.

Lincoln back from the brink after unlikely comeback journey

Automotive Business Review - 14 May, 2018 - 05:01
In mid-2011, a rival CEO snidely suggested someone should "sprinkle holy water" on Lincoln. But instead of planning for a funeral, the brand's executives were quietly crafting a plan that would eventually lead Ford's luxury marque back to relevance.

Can auto shows remain relevant as brands find new ways to debut vehicles?

Automotive Business Review - 14 May, 2018 - 05:01
BMW's decision to unveil a car in a video game illustrates how the digital era is transforming the way automakers introduce vehicles, forcing Detroit and other big auto shows to figure out how to stay relevant.

Shift team reports from SXSW

Automotive Business Review - 14 May, 2018 - 05:01
In the debut episode of Season 3 of the "Futurismo" podcast, the Shift team travels to Austin for South by Southwest, the eclectic arts and technology festival, to find out how the conversation around the future of transportation is bigger...

'U.S. is the highest priority,' Mazda's new CEO says

Automotive Business Review - 14 May, 2018 - 05:01
Mazda's incoming CEO will focus on strengthening Mazda's dealership network in the United States and making the most of an expanded partnership with Toyota.

PSA plots lower-cost course for U.S. return

Automotive Business Review - 14 May, 2018 - 05:01
PSA Group is considering a tech-centric, digital shopper-focused approach to selling cars as it plots its comeback in the United States.

Supplier fire ripples across the industry

Automotive Business Review - 14 May, 2018 - 05:01
A magnesium plant fire is the kind of black swan event that's unavoidable in an era when auto parts often are delivered just hours before they're needed on the assembly line, but prior disasters have taught automakers valuable lessons.

Political window opens for mpg gains through high-octane fuel

Automotive Business Review - 14 May, 2018 - 05:01
Automakers and others sense an opportunity to create a national high-octane standard that satisfies Big Oil, agribusiness, regulators and the auto industry.

Automaker-supplier ties take a hit

Automotive Business Review - 14 May, 2018 - 05:01
One more sign that automakers are under pressure from a spate of new industry challenges #8212; their relations with suppliers have worsened.

Inventories creep up as summer approaches

Automotive Business Review - 14 May, 2018 - 05:01
Total inventory was up on May 1, but the industrywide days supply retreated slightly from a year ago thanks to a strong selling rate.

Profit drop in once reliable N.A. drags down Subaru

Automotive Business Review - 14 May, 2018 - 05:01
North America, long the earnings engine for Subaru, suddenly turned into a drag on global profits amid spiraling incentives due to increased crossover competition.

Mitsu gets back to a profit on N.A. boost

Automotive Business Review - 14 May, 2018 - 05:01
Rebounding profits in North America helped troubled Mitsubishi Motors Corp. jump back into the black in the just-finished fiscal year, as the recovering Japanese automaker rode a tail wind of surging sales, big cost cuts and favorable exchange rates.

All public dealership groups raise average FandI profit per vehicle

Automotive Business Review - 14 May, 2018 - 05:01
All six public new-vehicle dealership groups improved average FandI gross profit per unit in the first quarter, driven primarily by FandI training and an increase in product sales.
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