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VDA Candidate Gabriel Rejects Presidency

By: Bill Hampton - November 05, 2019 at 3:33 PM

Former German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel has taken himself out of the running to become head of VDA, the country’s auto industry lobbying group.

UPDATE: Nissan’s Planning Officer, Legal Chief Leave

By: Bill Hampton - November 01, 2019 at 9:28 AM

Two senior executives at Nissan Motor Co. are leaving the company, effective Dec. 1.

UAW Probe Implicates Union President Jones

October 31, 2019 at 5:49 PM

Criminal charges against a top aide at the United Auto Workers union implicate UAW President Gary Jones.

CEO of Leasing Startup Fair Inc. Steps Down

October 31, 2019 at 3:34 PM

Scott Painter, who founded short-term leasing company Fair Inc. in 2016, has resigned as CEO but will remain as chairman.

Hyundai Hires Nissan Exec to Head Mexican Unit

October 31, 2019 at 2:50 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. has named Claudia Marquez to take over as CEO of its Mexico unit on Nov. 1.

GM Expands Senior Management Roles

October 30, 2019 at 12:24 PM

General Motors Co. is expanding the role of its president and promoting executives in product development and purchasing, effective Nov. 1.

Hyundai’s Genesis Unit Names New Global Chief

October 29, 2019 at 8:53 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. has appointed Yong-woo (William) Lee to head its Genesis luxury car unit, effective Nov 1.

Apple Co-Founder: Robo-Cars Unlikely Anytime Soon

October 28, 2019 at 1:56 PM

Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak, once a proponent of autonomous vehicles, now doubts the technology will be available within his lifetime.

Report: Gabriel Will Head Germany’s VDA

October 28, 2019 at 1:03 AM

Germany’s VDA (Assn. of the Automotive Industry) reportedly will name former foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel as its new president.

Mobility Startup Cuts 40% of Staff

October 25, 2019 at 4:36 PM

Santa Monica, Calif.-based Fair Inc., a 3-year-old startup that specializes in short-term leases and vehicle subscription programs, is laying off 40% of its staff as it focuses on profitability.

Penske Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

October 25, 2019 at 1:56 PM

Racing legend and business tycoon Roger Penske has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Ghosn Will Plead Not Guilty to All Charges

October 22, 2019 at 5:25 PM

Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn is readying a plea of not guilty to all charges of financial wrongdoing, says The Nikkei.