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Startup supplier Tula Technology worries about CAFE rollback

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Tula Technology CEO Scott Bailey is convinced the CAFE rules played a major role in GM's 2012 decision to invest in Tula, become a development partner and license its technology.

Cox Automotive seeks tighter integration of brands

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So far, CEO Sandy Schwartz grades the company's integration of more than a dozen unique brands as a B-minus.

Autonomous car boosters want to reprogram pedestrians

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Some autonomous car technologists say the problem isn't that self-driving cars don't work, it's that people act unpredictably.

How to build a McLaren supercar

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McLaren Automotive builds its high-dollar supercars in an unusual, 371,354-square-foot partially underground building in bucolic southern England.

Saturday, Aug 18

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VW's Diess learned about emissions software months before scandal, report says

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VW CEO Herbert Diess was told about the existence of cheating software in cars two months before regulators blew the whistle on a multi-billion exhaust emissions scandal, a German magazine said.

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Tesla struggles with too much reliance on troubled CEO Elon Musk

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Tesla's story has been such a soap opera that it's hard to know which twists and turns are worth heeding.

Tariffs hit toolmakers in supply chain

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Supplier consultant Laurie Harbour says tariffs are raising tool costs for auto suppliers.

Lear CEO Mathew Simoncini tops Automotive News list of highest paid auto executives

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Matthew Simoncini, who retired after guiding Lear to record sales and profits, was the highest-paid CEO at publicly traded U.S. automotive companies last year, according to the Automotive News/Equilar CEO Compensation study.

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Toyota ordered to pay family $242 million for Lexus seat defect

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A Texas jury on Friday hit Toyota with a $242 million verdict after finding that defects in the front seats of a 2002 Lexus ES300 caused serious injuries to a Dallas family's two young children.

Friday, Aug 17

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Why Chicago cops are worried about fraudulent car purchases

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A flood of vehicles obtained fraudulently and shipped to metro Chicago has prompted police to warn dealers nationwide to exercise extra diligence in verifying the identity of online customers.

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Detroit preps for annual automotive Mardi Gras

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Detroit's traffic jam/party of the year known as the Woodward Dream Cruise is back for a 24th year with 1.3 million people expected to jam the three-day event.

Former Key Safety CFO joins Busche Performance Group as CEO

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The executive who led Key Safety Systems' push to acquire Takata in a $1.6 billion deal has left the supplier to become the CEO of Busch Performance Group.

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Why some VW diesel owners in Germany could face de-registration

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Germany's federal motor vehicle authority has warned that owners of some VW diesel vehicles who fail to have manipulated emissions software fixed could have their cars taken off the road.

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Former Autoliv boss outlines new goals at spinoff Veoneer

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As CEO of Autoliv, Jan Carlson spearheaded the spinoff of the Swedish supplier's active-safety business into a new publicly traded company, Veoneer, which he now heads.

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Why Toyota is expanding in China

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Toyota will expand capacity at its auto plant in China's Guangzhou, a company source told Reuters, in addition to beefing up production at a factory in Tianjin city by 120,000 vehicles a year.

Is there a 'peak car' era ahead for the auto industry?

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The auto industry is accelerating toward a shift that is being dubbed "peak car" -- a time when sales of private vehicles across the West will plateau before making a swift descent.

How did Elon Musk come up with the $420 buyout figure?

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As some Tesla watchers suspected, CEO Elon Musk had a hidden meaning behind the $420-per-share figure he announced last week for taking Tesla private.

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Tearful Elon Musk tells NYT nobody reviewed Tesla funding tweet; SpaceX may help bankroll going-private transaction

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Elon Musk said nobody reviewed his tweet about the plan to take Tesla private before he posted it, the New York Times reported, citing an interview in which Musk frequently teared up.

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Did Elon Musk order the company to spy on employees at the Gigafactory?

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An employee fired from Tesla's Nevada battery factory filed a whistleblower complaint with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, accusing the company of spying on employees.

SEC turns up the heat on Tesla, Musk over disclosures

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U.S. regulators are pressing Tesla's directors for details on how much information CEO Elon Musk shared with them before he tweeted about a plan to take the company private, a newspaper reported.

Thursday, Aug 16

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2019 Subaru Forester to start at $25,270

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The redesigned Subaru Forester, which moves to the brand's global platform, comes with a slight price increase to go along with its bigger size and added standard safety technology.

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Why Tesla is suing Ontario

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Tesla is taking the Ontario government to court over its decision last month to cancel incentives for purchases of electric vehicles.

How Ford is adding three nameplates while cutting sedans

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Hau Thai-Tang, Ford's product development chief, said the Ford brand will have 23 nameplates five years from now, up from 20 today.

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Autonomous car boosters want to reprogram pedestrians

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Some autonomous car technologists say the problem isn't that self-driving cars don't work, it's that people act unpredictably.

2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet to cost $130,000

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Ford is reviving the drag racing Cobra Jet for the vehicle's 50th anniversary.

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Marchionne failed to report gift to Holiefield, report says

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The late Sergio Marchionne, former CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, in 2016 denied to investigators that he gave a top UAW official an expensive watch years before, a Detroit newspaper reported.

Why NAFTA talks are dragging along a year later

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President Donald Trump has made no secret that he wanted NAFTA gone. A year of on-again-off-again negotiations without a clear view of an endgame has demonstrated the pact's staying power.

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Aretha Franklin, touchstone voice of the Motor City, dies at 76

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Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul whose voice and music became a touchstone of the Motor City's car culture and Detroit 3 marketing efforts, died Thursday. The Memphis-born singer and longtime resident of the Detroit area was 76.

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Ford reveals autonomous vehicle philosophies, priorities

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Ford became the latest company to disclose the values and practices that shape its autonomous vehicle development program in a voluntary safety self-assessment report.

Why apprehension is growing for autonomous vehicles

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Increasing awareness of self-driving vehicles is fueling apprehension about the safety of the technology, a new survey reveals.