Head of Uber’s Robotic-Car Unit Steps Aside Because of Tech Lawsuit

April 28, 2017 at 12:39 AM

Anthony Levandowski, who was hired last August to head the autonomous car program at Uber Technologies Inc., has agreed not to involve himself with work on sensor technology at the center of a data theft lawsuit against the company, Business Insider reports.

Kia's U.S. Unit Hires Ex-Chrysler Ad Exec Chehab

April 27, 2017 at 3:20 PM

Kia Motors Corp. has named Saad Chehab to take over as its U.S. marketing communications chief on May 8.

U.S. to Appoint Ex-Deputy Attorney General to Monitor VW

April 20, 2017 at 12:29 AM

The U.S. Dept. of Justice plans to appoint Larry Thompson, deputy attorney general in 2001-2003 under President George W. Bush, to monitor Volkswagen AG reforms after it cheated on diesel emission tests, according to multiple media reports.

Uber’s Global Vehicle Program Chief Quits

April 18, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Sherif Marakby, the former Ford Motor Co. executive who joined Uber Technologies Inc. a year ago to become the ride-sharing company’s vice president of global vehicle programs, has quit.

Uber’s PR Chief Quits

April 12, 2017 at 1:40 AM

Rachel Whetstone, who left Google Inc. to head policy and communications for Uber Technologies Inc. two years ago, has left the San Francisco-based ride-share company.

Piech, Porsche Family Won’t Take Management Roles at VW

April 10, 2017 at 1:00 AM

Members of the Piech and Porsche families that control Volkswagen AG are no longer allowed to take top management jobs at VW, clan leaders Wolfgang Porsche and Hans-Michel Piech tell the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Piech’s Brother Gains Blocking Stake in Porsche SE

April 07, 2017 at 9:46 AM

Former Volkswagen AG Chairman Ferdinand Piech has sold most of his 14.7% stake in the holding company that controls VW to his younger brother Hans-Michel Piech, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports.

Ex-FBI Director to Manage $1 Billion Takata Airbag Fund

April 07, 2017 at 12:37 AM

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller is expected to manage a nearly $1 billion Takata Corp. fund to compensate the company’s carmaker customers and those injured by its exploding airbag inflators.

Rick Wagoner Joins Board of EV Charging Station Leader

April 06, 2017 at 12:05 PM

Former General Motors Co. Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner has joined the board of directors of Campbell, Calif.-based ChargePoint Inc., which claims to have the largest electric vehicle charging network in the world with nearly 34,000 stations.

PSA Taps Former Nissan Exec to Head U.S. Return

April 06, 2017 at 9:31 AM

PSA Group has hired Larry Dominique to lead the company’s North American operations as it plots to return to the market over the next decade.

Bentley Names New CEO for Americas

April 04, 2017 at 3:03 PM

Volkswagen AG’s Bentley Motors luxury car unit has named Mark Del Rosso to become CEO of its Americas operations, the brand’s largest market, effective May 1.

Piech Agrees to Sell Most of His Porsche SE Stake

April 03, 2017 at 3:46 PM

Former Volkswagen Group Chairman Ferdinand Piech has agreed to sell “a major part” of the 14.7% stake he owns in the holding company that controls VW.