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Cox, Holman team up on subscription sales model
Shiraz Ahmed | @shirazzzz |

Cox Automotive and Holman Enterprises are teaming up toexpand a retail vehicle-subscription service dubbed Flexdrive.

Tesla names new HR head amid worker allegations
Katie Burke | @KatieGBurke |

Tesla replaced Arnnon Geshuri, vice president of human resources, with Gaby Toledano, a former executive at video game company Electronic Arts, amid employee claims of a harsh work environment at the EV maker's California...

Accelerated testing could bring driverless cars to the road sooner
Jackie Charniga |

A shortcut in evaluating self-driving cars could allow researchers to bypass millions of testing miles and potentially saving 99.

Study says drivers don't trust ride-hailing firms to build self-driving cars
Katie Burke | @KatieGBurke |

Consumers are less likely to view ride-hailing companies as reliable autonomous-vehicle manufacturers, according to a global study published by Inrix.

Toyota, tech firms explore blockchain for driverless cars
Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss |

Toyota Research Institute said it has teamed up with MIT Media lab and five other companies to explore blockchain technology for the development of driverless cars.

Before Ford, Hackett built reputation on transforming Mich. office furniture company
Nick Bunkley | @nickbunkley |

Jim Hackett, the man named to replace Mark Fields as CEO of Ford, is a former board member at the automaker who spent most of his career running a Michigan furniture maker before Fields tapped him to steer Ford's investments...

Fields departs in shake-up; ex-Steelcase head Jim Hackett named CEO
Michael Martinez | @MikeMartinez_AN |

Ford, in a sweeping management shake-up, named Jim Hackett, former CEO of Steelcase, chief executive, replacing Mark Fields, who is stepping down amid pressure from shareholders over a slumping stock price and during a...

Nissan execs hint at upcoming EV crossover
Hans Greimel | @hansgreimel |

Nissan is working on a concept vehicle that will showcase its ideas for intelligent mobility and foreshadow an all-electric crossover.

JLR engineers use the America's Cup race to gather performance intel
Richard Truett |

Jaguar Land Rover's engineers using big data at the dawn of the self-driving era are getting their feet wet on a racetrack in the ocean.

BMW aims to be electrification, connectivity leader
Luca Ciferri |

BMW will focus on leadership in electric drivetrains and connectivity rather than solely increasing global vehicle sales, the company's CEO says.

Ford using first over-the-air software updates for 2016 models
Alexandria Sage |

Ford is adding Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to its Sync 3-equipped 2016 vehicles for the first time via a wireless software update.

Uber threatens to fire engineer at center of Waymo lawsuit
Joel Rosenblatt |

Uber threatened to fire its top driverless tech engineer, telling him to either deny taking files from Waymo, his former employer, or to turn them over.


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