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Legendary Auto Spy Photographer Dunne Dies

August 20, 2019 at 1:17 PM

Jim Dunne, who virtually invented the art of automotive spy photography, died Monday at age 88 in suburban Detroit.

Koenigsegg Nabs Former Bugatti, Genesis Designer

August 19, 2019 at 5:33 PM

Sweden’s Koenigsegg AB has hired Alexander "Sasha" Selipanov, who penned the Bugatti Chiron, as its new design chief. 

CEO of EV Startup Canoo Steps Down

August 19, 2019 at 3:51 PM

Stefan Krause, the co-founder and CEO of Los Angeles-based electric vehicle startup Canoo Inc., is stepping down from day-to-day operations for unspecified personal reasons.

Forster to Chair Hella’s Shareholder Committee

August 19, 2019 at 11:15 AM

Lighting and electronics supplier Hella GmbH & Co. plans to name industry veteran Carl-Peter Forster to chair its shareholder committee, effective Sept. 27.

Former Google Marketing Exec Joins Uber

August 15, 2019 at 4:12 PM

Uber Technologies Inc., which cut its marketing staff by one-third last month, has hired Thomas Ranese to head the ride-hailing company's downsized market and branding team.

VW Hires Chehab as U.S. Marketing Chief

August 14, 2019 at 4:17 PM

Volkswagen AG’s namesake brand has chosen industry veteran Saad Chehab to become the company’s chief marketing officer in the U.S., effective Aug. 19.

Lear Taps Aerospace Exec to Head E-Systems Unit

August 14, 2019 at 11:49 AM

Lear Corp. has appointed Carl Esposito, who most recently lead the electronics arm of Honeywell International Inc.’s aerospace business, as president of Lear’s E-Systems division, effective Sept. 3.

Audi Names New Head for U.S. Unit

August 13, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Audi AG has appointed Daniel Weissland, currently head of its Canadian unit, as president of U.S. operations, effective Sept. 1.

Eaton Vehicle Group Names New CTO, Forms eMobility Partnership

August 13, 2019 at 12:21 PM

Eaton Corp.’s Vehicle Group has appointed Karl Sievertsen vice president of engineering and chief technical officer.

NHTSA’s Acting Chief to Step Down by September

August 12, 2019 at 5:15 PM

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation confirms that Heidi King, acting head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will resign at the end of this month.

NHTSA’s Acting Chief to Leave?

August 09, 2019 at 11:24 AM

Heidi King, who has served as acting head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for more than a year, reportedly is quitting.

BMW to Britain’s PM: “Listen to the Economy”

August 01, 2019 at 4:41 PM

BMW CEO Harald Krueger urges U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson to “listen to the economy and listen to the people” about Brexit.