Saturday, Feb 17


Ford factory museum seeks descendants of workers

Museum is seeking descendants of people who worked in the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

Friday, Feb 16


Waymo gets OK for driverless ride-hailing service

Arizona issues permit to allow Waymo’s fleet of driverless Chrysler Pacificas to pick up paying riders

FCA recalls nearly 229K trucks for shifter problem

Fiat Chrysler calls back more trucks because of a defect that can allow them to roll away unintentionally


Ford, GM shares drop as Commerce endorses metal tariffs

Tariffs on imported steel and aluminum could cause the price of U.S.-made vehicles to rise


Camaro ZL1 crashes the sedan party at Daytona 500

The Chevy Camaro makes its NASCAR debut Sunday. Will NASCAR ever be the same?

Thursday, Feb 15


Payne: Alfa Stelvio sport ute vs. Cadillac ATS sport sedan

The best sporty SUV goes head-to-head with the best sporty sedan

Jaguar plans to reboot its Classic D-Type sports car

Only 25 copies of Jaguar’s three-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner will be produced

Drivers seem to be getting ready for robotic cars

Learning when to take control of a self-driving car is a skill in itself



Trump said to signal support for gas tax hike


President reportedly tells lawmakers he would back a 25-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase to fix roads and bridges

Wednesday, Feb 14


Trump administration questioned on NHTSA readiness


Democrats point out that the president has not yet nominated a candidate to run the federal highway safety agency


Trout Unlimited denounces Jeep Super Bowl ad

The head of one of the nation’s largest fish conservation groups is taking Fiat Chrysler to task


Toyota's Supra-tease act

Toyota gives a fleeting glimpse of its new sports car reportedly developed with BMW


Lexus tops dependability study, Buick ranks No. 3

In J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study, owners overall report fewer problems for the first time since 2013


Glut of off-lease SUVs may slow new-vehicle sales

The Detroit News

Recent-model crossovers and SUVs heading to dealer lots this year could eat into new-car sales

Tuesday, Feb 13


Teslas are finally chasing Porsches down Autobahn

Germany this year will become the world’s third-largest market for plug-in hybrids and electric cars

In debate on car ownership, Hyundai picks Uber, Grab

Hyundai bets against individuals owning robot cars

Marijuana’s 4/20 holiday tied to rise in fatal crashes


Pot users’ self-proclaimed holiday is linked with a slight increase in fatal U.S. car crashes


Sen. Peters to Trump: Pump brakes on steel dumping

Meeting on trade takes place against a backdrop of the Trump administration’s push for major changes to NAFTA


GM continues to cut fat with South Korean plant closure

GM’s will shut down an under-performing plant in South Korea by May 2018


GM to close auto plant in South Korea in restructuring

CEO Mary Barra has said GM urgently needs better cost performance from its operations in the country


Mercedes will skip Detroit auto show in 2019

The pullout by Mercedes-Benz is the latest in a growing list of foreign and luxury brands to bypass the Detroit show

Monday, Feb 12


Air bag danger: Ford, Mazda add to do-not-drive list

Ford and Mazda added 35,000 pickups to a do-not-drive list because they have Takata air bag inflators


Ford marshals reinforcements for SUV production

Automaker sees opportunity to grab larger piece of big-SUV market by boosting production of Navigator and Expedition

Ford's robotic arm nicknamed “Kong” picks up Navigators like toys


Kong loads 2018 Expedition and Navigator bodies onto skids at the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky

Sunday, Feb 11


Conference to feature EV program discussions

Public Service Commission seeks additional input on developing regulatory policy for plug-in EV programs in the state

Saturday, Feb 10


Mercedes is said to consider leaving Detroit auto show

The loss of Mercedes-Benz would be the latest exit from the North American International Auto Show


Bengals cheerleader, husband launch golf cart transit

An entrepreneurial cheerleader and her husband have teed off on a new way of getting around the city’s downtown


Uber to pay $245M to settle Waymo’s theft allegations

Google’s Waymo unit says Uber agreed to take steps to ensure Waymo technology isn’t used in Uber’s autonomous vehicles