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JLR researcher gets sick so you don't have to

Preventing carsickness. It's next on the new mobility to-do list.


GM's bike business is old hat, er, helmet

General Motors' announcement that it plans to market a line of electric bikes marks a return to an industry where the company was once a major player.

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Vanquish case closed?

The Aston Martin Vanquish mystery might just be solved. A fellow English carmaker may have bought the tooling and design drawings for the outgoing supercar.

Emil Frey now #1 in Europe

Switzerland's Emil Frey is now Europe's biggest dealer group based on revenue after last year's purchase of 275 sites from the Volkswagen Group, according to a report by dealer analyst ICDP.

The final say...

Waymo is planning to launch the world's first commercial robotaxi service.

A VW-FCA merger? What did you say?

VW CEO Herbert Diess, in a recent interview with Automotive News, said the company was "not very agressive in listening" to the aggressive advances of FCA, which was interested in a possible consolidation.

Impossible to ignore Evelyn

Evelyn Y. Davis, the self-proclaimed "Queen of the Corporate Jungle," gave new meaning to the word "gadfly." She died Nov. 4 at age 89.

"Lady Leadfoot": Off the track but on the rack

Denise McCluggage, a pioneering race car driver and journalist who spent more than half a century with Autoweek, was immortalized as "Lady Leadfoot" in a 12,000-word-piece published last week by Sports Illustrated and Epic Magazine.

Autonomous pizza, anyone?

Toyota and Pizza Hut showed off a hydrogen-powered Tundra pickup fitted with a robotic pizza oven in the bed.

Faraday Future cuts short

Faraday Future, a Chinese electric vehicle startup aiming to start selling its first model in early 2019, is "effectively insolvent," one of its founders wrote after quitting the company last week.

The Final Say...

Ford's president of global operations, Joe Hinrichs, tells the Trump administration to be mindful that steel costs are higher than anywhere in the world.


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