Best self-driving tech going nowhere as rules stall under Trump
The technology that gives cars superpowers to see around corners and through walls won't be on the first self-driving rides hitting the road in the next few years.
GM Canada prepares to idle transmission plant if CAMI strike continues, union says
GM Canada has warned about 300 workers who make Chevy Equinox transmissions in Ontario they will be laid off soon if the automaker and Unifor can't reach a new contract at the nearby CAMI plant.
Delphi, BlackBerry form partnership on turnkey self-driving software system
Delphi Automotive has entered into a commercial partnership with BlackBerry for the development of its turnkey automated driving platform.
China said to mull relaxing restrictions on foreign EV makers
China may allow foreign automakers to set up wholly owned EV businesses in its free-trade zones, Bloomberg reported. A relaxation of the country's joint venture rule would give companies such as Tesla the opportunity to set up fully owned manufacturing operations in China.
Ford schedules downtime at 5 N.A. assembly plants amid slowing sales
Ford said it will temporarily shut down production lines at five assembly plants in North America before the end of the year to fix recalled commercial vans and reduce output of slow-selling cars.
NRDC calls for investments leading to 100 mpg fleet
The Natural Resources Defense Council's clean-energy plan says climate-change goals can be met through energy efficiency and renewable fuels at much lower cost than predicted.
GM, Unifor talking informally as strike continues, union says
GM and Unifor, the union representing about 2,800 striking workers at the CAMI assembly plant, have talked informally over the phone but aren't yet back the bargaining table, a union official said.
Ford to shut down Transit lines for a week
Ford plans to shut down Transit production at its Kansas City Assembly Plant for seven days starting next week amid slumping sales for the nation's best-selling large van.
Volvo plans U.S. plant expansion, doubling original investment, reports say
Volvo is doubling investment in its first plant in the United States, which is under construction, to add a second production line at a total cost of $1 billion.
Ford patents retractable table for autonomous cars
Ford thinks the interior of autonomous vehicles could resemble a kitchen or office conference room.
Honda invests $267 million, will add 300 jobs to increase Accord production in Ohio
Honda said its invested $267 million and will add 300 new jobs to support increased production of its revamped 2018 Accord sedan model at the Japanese automaker's plant in Marysville, Ohio.
Intel collaborates with Waymo on self-driving compute design
Intel said it will collaborate with Google affiliate Waymo, saying it worked with the company during the design of its compute platform to allow autonomous cars to process information in real time.
An idea that could stop robots from hurting factory workers: Airbags
In a development that's drawn interest from automakers, two entrepreneurs in Germany say they have designed a way to better safeguard interactions between humans and factory robots.
The friendship that formed Auria Solutions
When IAC decided to spin off its global soft-trim business, an old friend in China was the first person they called.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Working closely with suppliers pays
It is great to see that the Toyota team has rekindled that process and brought the experts in the individual manufacturing processes back into the development mix.
Driverless taxis might be riderless, too
Many drivers say they want no part of a robo-car. But that might be an opportunity for suppliers.
Suppliers say Silicon Valley still has much to learn
Industry watchers think Silicon Valley tech companies will take over as Tier 1 systems suppliers. Big manufacturers respond: 'Good luck with that.'