Management

Fiat Chrysler, PSA Ready to Sign Merger Pledge

December 12, 2019 at 5:43 PM

it will be a very big deal, literally, when PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles formalize their plan next week to merge.

Putting a Fine Point on Vehicle Locator Tech

If you want your car to drive itself, it has to know precisely where it is at all times. GPS alone isn’t up to the task, says Mark Vogel of Mitsubishi Electric.

Automotive Manufacturing Management

Uber Reports 3,000 Assaults, 67 Fatalities

By: Bill Hampton - December 06, 2019 at 1:27 AM

Uber Technologies Inc. reports 58 fatal crashes, nine murders and more than 3,000 sexual assaults involving its ride-hailing service in the U.S. last year.

Automotive Facilities

Kia Opens $1.1 Billion Plant in India

By: Bill Hampton - December 06, 2019 at 12:23 AM

Kia Motors Corp. has officially launched a $1.1 billion assembly plant in Anantapur, India.

New Product

Nissan Readies GT-R50 Hypercar

By: Steve Plumb - December 05, 2019 at 4:29 PM

Nissan will begin deliveries of its upcoming GT-R50 hypercar by the end of 2020.

Business

Nissan to Close U.S. Offices for 2 Days

By: Bill Hampton - December 05, 2019 at 3:46 PM

Nissan Motor Co. is closing down its U.S. offices for two days on Jan. 2-3 to cut costs as its sales and profits drop.

New Product

MG Debuts Its First Electric SUV in India

By: Satnam Singh - December 05, 2019 at 3:23 PM

MG Motor India’s first all-electric model, the locally produced ZS SUV/crossover, will debut in January.

Business

Apex.AI Secures Funding from JLR, Hella and Volvo Trucks

By: Steve Plumb - December 05, 2019 at 2:27 PM

Silicon Valley-based autonomous tech startup Apex.AI has landed unspecified investments from Jaguar Land Rover, Hella and Volvo Trucks.

Automotive Propulsion Systems

McLaren to Hybridize Entire Lineup by 2023

By: Steve Plumb - December 05, 2019 at 1:36 PM

McLaren plans to offer hybrid variants of all its vehicles by 2023, including a supercar that can race from zero to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds. 

Sales

Car Sales Rise in Germany, Slip in U.K.

By: Bill Hampton - December 05, 2019 at 1:30 PM

New-car deliveries in November jumped 10% in Germany but dipped 1% in the U.K.

People

Canadian Tycoon to Buy Aston Martin?

By: Bill Hampton - December 05, 2019 at 12:19 PM

Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll is heading a consortium to buy a controlling stake in British luxury carmaker Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.

Labor in the Automotive Industry

UAW Names Gamble as Permanent President

By: Steve Plumb - December 05, 2019 at 11:52 AM

Acting United Auto Workers union President Rory Gamble will fill that role on a permanent basis until a new leader is elected in June.

Business

Buick to Drop Regal Sedan in U.S.

By: Steve Plumb - December 05, 2019 at 11:20 AM

Buick will drop the Regal, the only conventional sedan in its U.S. lineup, at the end of the 2020 model year to focus exclusively on SUV/crossovers.

Business

GM, LG Chem Form Battery JV in Ohio

By: Steve Plumb - December 05, 2019 at 10:01 AM

General Motors Co. and LG Chem Ltd. are forming a 50:50 joint venture to produce battery cells for electrified vehicles in Ohio.