SAE Targets EV Charging Security Protocols

By: Steve Plumb - December 06, 2019 at 8:59 AM

SAE International is forming a pre-competitive research program aimed at improving the security of electric vehicle charging systems.

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.

Automotive Manufacturing Management

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.

Automotive Manufacturing Management

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.

EV-Hybrid

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. 

Automotive Manufacturing Management

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

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.