Lynk & CO's quest to build a brand from scratch
Former GM and Toyota executive Alain Visser has been tasked with building Lynk & CO from scratch. The new brand intends to focus on connectivity and sharing as core features, Visser told Automotive News Europe.
Volvo to take stake in Lynk & CO
Volvo will take a stake in sibling brand Lynk & CO, which will rely heavily on Volvo as it prepares to start European and U.S. sales. Volvo also will set up a joint venture with its Chinese parent, Zhejiang Geely Holding, to help speed up the development of new electrified vehicles.
Volvo posts best first-half profit in 6 years on new models
Volvo reported its biggest operating profit and best operating margin for a first half since 2011. Profit increased 21 percent to $820 million while its margin improved to 6.8 percent.
Former Tesla engineers launch high-def mapping company
Computer vision company Lvl5 hopes 3-D maps will replace the need for lidar systems. The five-person startup has raised $2 million and plans to expand to 100 employees by the end of 2018.
SolarCity co-founder Peter Rive to quit Tesla
Tesla said SolarCity co-founder Peter Rive is leaving the company, eight months after the electric car maker bought the biggest residential solar panel maker.
Audi confident new A8 will hold lead in race to offer Level 3 driving
Audi believes it will be the first automaker to launch a self-driving car even though its first model with that capability, the new A8, still needs to undergo lengthy government approvals that could allow a competitor to pass the automaker in the race to market.
Porsche may ditch diesel engine
Porsche will decide at the end of the decade whether its latest generation of diesel engines will be its last, CEO Oliver Blume said, the first time a German automaker has said in public it could discontinue diesel.
U.S. makes lower trade deficit top priority in NAFTA talks
The United States outlined a tough negotiating strategy for revising the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement and for the first time in a U.S. trade deal said it would seek to deter currency manipulation by trading partners.
Trump pledges to protect 'Made in America' products
President Trump promised to take more legal and regulatory steps during the next six months to protect American manufacturers, lashing out Monday against trade deals and trade practices he said have hurt U.S. companies.
BorgWarner makes EV play with Sevcon deal
BorgWarner agreed to acquire British supplier Sevcon for an estimated $200 million in a deal that adds more electric vehicle technology to the supplier's vehicle-propulsion engineering and product portfolio.
Viper's end won't affect VLF supercar
Henrik Fisker says VLF has access to "more than enough" Vipers through a partnership with race car driver Ben Keating.
KC Crain promoted at Automotive News parent
KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News, has been named president of parent Crain Communications Inc. after longtime President Rance Crain, 78, sold his 50 percent stake in the family business.
Tesla's identity rides on the Model 3
Rarely do we talk about a single vehicle being critical to the mission and possibly the survival of a car company. Yet that is a fair description of the Tesla Model 3.
Superior CEO looks to Asia after Uniwheels
Don Stebbins talks about the supplier's $715 million deal to buy its German competitor and where it goes next.
Musk warns of worst-case scenario from artificial intelligence
Elon Musk warned governors that government regulation of artificial intelligence is needed because it's a fundamental risk to humans.
HALL OF FAME: For Jack Roush, failure wasn't an option
At 75, the Hall of Fame inductee has no plan to retire from his wide-ranging empire -- or to slow down.
HALL OF FAME: Ed Welburn ready to join his lifelong heroes
Ed Welburn was the first person to oversee all of GM's design centers around the world. He also can claim more than a few notable cars as well, including the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and show-stopping concepts such as the Cadillac Ciel and Buick Avista.