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Here's why Jim Hackett is replacing Mark Fields as Ford CEO

2017-05-23 08:50

Ford is replacing CEO Mark Fields as it struggles to keep its traditional auto-manufacturing business running smoothly while remaking itself as a nimble, high-tech provider of new mobility services.

US Judge tells Uber to return Waymo files taken by engineer

2017-05-16 14:08

A federal judge's order barring Uber from using technology taken by a star engineer before he left Waymo, the autonomous car unit spun off from Google, is bad news for Uber.

US Justice dept probes Uber's use of fake app to stymie city inspectors

2017-05-08 11:14

The US Justice Department is probing allegations that Uber used phony software to thwart city inquiries into whether the ride-hailing company followed local regulations.

Hydrogen cars creep up on electric vehicles

2017-04-13 11:49

Hydrogen fuel cell cars could one day challenge electric cars in the race for pollution-free roads but only if more stations are built to fuel them.

Volkswagen exec remains jailed in US emissions cheating case

2017-03-17 13:18

A judge has refused to grant bond to a Volkswagen executive who was arrested in the company's US emissions scandal while on vacation in Miami in earlier this year.

Takata expected to take ownership of faulty airbags, pay huge fine

2017-02-28 07:33

Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. is expected to plead guilty to wire fraud and agree to a $1 billion penalty.

Good news for SA bakkie owners? The Ranger Returns

2017-01-23 14:48

A small bit of Ford news will have huge influence for South African bakkie owners.

6 things we learned at the Detroit motor show

2017-01-13 11:42

The 2017 North American International Auto Show reflects an industry that's flush with cash but uncertain about the future. Here's 6 things we learned the show.

Detroit motor show kicks off with trade plea to Trump

2017-01-11 10:14

Auto executives rushed to offer fresh evidence of US investments at the start of the Detroit auto show, amid pressure from President-elect Donald Trump to repatriate manufacturing jobs.

Second VW employee arrested over emissions scandal

2017-01-09 16:39

The Volkswagen executive who once was in charge of complying with US emissions regulations has been arrested in connection with the company's emissions-cheating scandal.

 

Ford replaces CEO in bid to transform business - report

2017-05-22 08:30

US automaker Ford is replacing CEO Mark Fields amid questions about its current performance and future strategy, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Uber setting up artificial intelligence lab in Toronto

2017-05-09 10:24

Uber is setting up a lab in Toronto, Canada to develop artificial intelligence needed for autonomous cars to recognize objects so they can travel safely

US probes GM headlight failures, may add vehicles to recall

2017-04-29 16:09

The US government is investigating whether General Motors should add about 312 000 vehicles to a 2015 recall for headlights that can suddenly go dark.

Ford recalls 570 000 cars globally fire risk, door latch trouble

2017-03-30 09:29

Ford is recalling more than 570 000 vehicles in North America and Europe to fix separate problems that can cause engine fires and doors to fly open unexpectedly.

Trump in Detroit to talk cars, auto deregulation

2017-03-14 08:55

US President Donald Trump heads to Detroit to meet with auto industry executives and workers to discuss deregulation, one of his major policy promises.

Emissions scandal: VW owners angry over 'stall tactics'

2017-01-27 08:15

Owners of diesel Volkswagens that cheat on emissions tests say the company isn't delivering on a promise to quickly buy back their vehicles

Lexus flagship reimagined: All you need to know about the new LS sedan

2017-01-14 06:01

Lexus says its goal with its new LS is 'exceed the expectations of luxury customers worldwide'. Here's all you need to know about the automaker's new flagship sedan.

VW on trial: Court takes aim at employees, not just automaker

2017-01-12 08:23

Six high-level Volkswagen employees from Germany have been indicted in the US in the automaker's emissions-cheating scandal as prosecutors made good on efforts to charge individuals in a corporate corruption case.

Detroit motor show: 10 star cars you need to see

2017-01-10 10:46

The 2017 North American International Auto Show has a diverse lineup of new vehicles, including a sports sedan from Kia, a Lexus with seats that send Shiatsu messages and a technology-packed BMW 5 series.

Detroit show 2017: New Kia sports sedan; GM's new SUVs

2017-01-09 11:06

Premium SUVs will continue to dominate the automotive world as we begin 2017. Check out the hot-selling SUVs set to debut at the North American International Auto Show.

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