Business

Juno Ride-Hailing Service Ends in New York City

By: Bill Hampton - November 18, 2019 at 6:45 PM

Juno—the ride-hailing startup that touted itself as more driver-friendly than Uber—shut down public service in New York City today.

Grab to Expand Ride-Hailing App to Taxis in Japan

By: Bill Hampton - November 15, 2019 at 4:21 PM

Grab Group, the Singapore-based ride hailing service, will enable users of its smartphone app to summon conventional taxis in Japan, beginning Nov. 18.

VW Hikes Budget for New Tech to $66 Billion

By: Bill Hampton - November 15, 2019 at 11:24 AM

Volkswagen AG has boosted its five-year budget for electrification and other technologies by 3% to nearly $66 billion.

Japanese Brands Lead CR Reliability Ratings

By: Bill Hampton - November 14, 2019 at 2:24 PM

Lexus, Mazda and Toyota captured the top three spots in this year’s Consumer Reports Auto Reliability Survey rankings.

France: FCA-PSA Merger “an Opportunity to Grab”

By: Bill Hampton - November 13, 2019 at 12:21 AM

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe says there are “excellent arguments” in favor of the proposed merger between PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.

Great Wall Poised for $1 Billion Push into India

By: Satnam Singh - November 13, 2019 at 12:09 AM

China’s Great Wall Motor Co. is preparing to enter the Indian car market with a plan that is likely to include a $1 billion assembly plant in the country.

Report: Tata in Talks about JLR Sale

By: Steve Plumb - November 12, 2019 at 9:37 AM

India’s Tata Group has made overtures to other carmakers—including BMW AG and Geely—about divesting at least part of its struggling Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. unit, sources tell Bloomberg News.

Honda Joins SAE Automated Vehicle Consortium

By: Steve Plumb - November 11, 2019 at 1:55 PM

Honda Motor Co. has joined the Automated Vehicle Safety Consortium (AVSC), which was created in April by SAE International and industry partners to establish safety and testing guidelines for self-driving vehicles.

Additive Manufacturing, Fuel Cells & More

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 11, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Carbon’s CEO talks advanced manufacturing and a Hyundai VP explains the application of hydrogen power for vehicles.

Tokyo Auto Show Attendance Soars 70%

By: Steve Plumb - November 08, 2019 at 3:22 PM

Organizers of the Tokyo auto show say attendance over the event’s 12-day run topped 1.3 million people, up 70% over depressed 2017 levels.

Daimler to Cut Manager Staff by 10%

By: Steve Plumb - November 08, 2019 at 12:45 PM

Daimler AG plans to shed about 1,100 managers worldwide, including 10% of its management staff in Germany.

Merged FCA-PSA Would Maintain Current Brands

By: Steve Plumb - November 08, 2019 at 9:12 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group plan to maintain all current brands under their proposed merger, PSA CEO Carlos Tavares tells French television station BMF Business.