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- Oct 1 20161 minute
What's the Right Car for Hauling 2,000 Burritos?
Three food startups explain how they chose their fleet.
- Mar 15 20171 minute
EPA Reopens U.S. Rules Setting Vehicle Efficiency Standards For 2025
U.S. automakers may not have to reach fuel efficiency standards that were set during the Obama administration, which had set a target of 54.5 miles per gallon for 2025.
- Jun 1 20164 minutes
The “C” Word
Forget disruption—convergence is what really has corporations fearing for their lives.
- Feb 17 20172 minutes
The Blackbird Can Be Any Car it Wants to Be
The electric vehicle's size and shape can change with the push of a button and re-skinned for movies, ads and showrooms.
- Dec 5 20163 minutes
Cheap’s No Longer Chic For China’s Carmakers
They’re going upscale to grab sales from foreign companies | Ending “the era of excessive profits earned by foreign brands”
- Jan 7 20175 minutes
Trump Is Turning American Companies Into Reality-Show Contestants
What happens when the satisfaction of the president becomes an important business consideration?
- Oct 1 20162 minutes
The New Rules for Business Rides in an Uber, a Driverless Car and More
There's a proper time to sing, to sleep and to make small talk.
- Oct 1 20164 minutes
What a 30-Hour Work Week is Really Like
John Dionas is a car dealer’s car dealer, with a big grin, a gold ring with five diamonds and a deep tan authenticated by a white line across the bridge of his nose. He has been in the business for three decades. For roughly 26 of those years, he say
- Sep 15 20165 minutes
Why Self-Driving Cars Could Help Auto Stocks Do a U-Turn
Like clockwork, automakers’ stocks get pummeled when the economy slows down. But autonomous-driving technology could help the industry break that cycle.
- Jul 1 20163 minutes
What This Casket Maker Learned from Honda, Tesla and Steve Jobs
Former auto designer Joseph Ledinh knows he's in a grim business. But that's why it's so exciting.
- Mar 11 20172 minutes
Agency Nostalgia Hits SXSW: Ad Veterans at Crowded Meetup Want to Lead Again
A room for 60 probably squeezed in about 80 agency-side people at SXSW on Saturday, all crammed into a small meetup space for a talk asking "Can agencies lead again?"People in the doorway had to stretch their necks in to try to hear the discussion ab
- Jul 1 201615 minutes
Some Assembly Required
AUTOMAKERS AND TECH COMPANIES ARE RACING TO BUILD THE NEXT GREAT CAR COMPANY FOR A DRIVERLESS FUTURE. AND FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE CAR MAY TAKE A BACKSEAT.
- Jan 30 20174 minutes
Is China’s Trumpchi Coming To America?
Guangzhou Auto is angling to sell its mainland-made cars in the U.S. | “Chinese brands are fast closing the quality gap”
- Oct 1 20161 minute
The Flying Car Might Be Your Next Company Car
We’ve been promised flying cars for, oh, about as long as we’ve been promised jetpacks. But Woburn, Mass.-based Terrafugia is ready to finally fulfill one of those dreams: It has spent a decade developing the Transition, a car with airplane wings who
- Oct 10 20163 minutes
Sketching a High-Voltage Future
Mercedes unveils a dedicated subbrand for electric cars | Plug-ins “started out with a bit of an eco-friendly, responsible tag”
- May 1 20131 minute
Smartphone-Enabled Car Rental Aims to Make Life Easier
Silvercar is out to make car rental more personal and a lot less of a hassle.
- Mar 1 20172 minutes
5G Let Me Drive a Vehicle From 60 Miles Away at Mobile World Congress
I'm not going to lie: Remotely driving a vehicle from 60-miles away is pretty cool. It's the sort of stuff that makes you wonder what's waiting in the not-very-distant future.I got to do this because Ericsson let me take its 5G-controlled vehicle-of-
- Nov 7 20136 minutes
Did Cars Save Our Cities From Horses?: Debating a modern parable about waste and technology.
In the annals of transportation history persists a tale of how automobiles in the early 20th century helped cities conquer their waste problems. It’s a tidy story, so to speak, about dirty horses and clean cars and technological innovation. As typica
- Jul 1 20132 minutes
A New Way to Rent a Car
Two San Francisco-based startups, RelayRides and Getaround, have teamed up to create a new kind of car-rental company -- one that allows car owners to rent out their vehicles.
- Aug 8 20162 minutes
Low Gas Prices Are Stalling the Green-Car Revolution
JUST UNDER A DECADE AGO, AMERICA seemed on the cusp of an auto revolution. Faced with a slumping economy and skyrocketing oil prices, drivers were turning away from costly, gas-guzzling SUVs—think of the Hummer brand that General Motors killed in 201
- Oct 1 20162 minutes
Your Next Company Car Might Be an Uber
The latest way ridesharing is shaping business.
- Mar 1 20171 minute
Toyota Names New North American Marketing VP
Jack Hollis, group VP for marketing at Toyota Motor Sales, has been elevated to group VP for the Toyota division, where he will oversee the brand in North America, the automaker announced today. Toyota North America promoted Ed Laukes, currently VP f
- Sep 15 20161 minute
Gearing Up for a Long Drive
It’s likely to be a decade or more before self-driving technology makes a significant impact on the revenues of automakers and auto suppliers. But that isn’t stopping big companies in the field from souping themselves up for the race to come.
- Oct 1 20132 minutes
Power in Numbers: The Benefits of Entering Fleet-Vehicle Territory
If your business has as many as 10 vehicles, you've entered fleet-vehicle territory, a place with its own rules--and benefits
- May 1 20132 minutes
A Car Guy Cashes in by Transforming Clunkers
Icon produces artisan-quality, custom-made rides out of scrapyard-bound vehicles.
- Jul 1 20131 minute
The Disrupters 2013: The Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing Their Industries
Prepare to do things differently. These entrepreneurs are bringing big ideas that are shaking up seven major industries.
- Sep 1 20161 minute
State By State
One of Tesla’s appeals is its direct-to-consumer sales approach. The problem? That model violates many U.S. states’ laws. Below, some of Tesla’s biggest battlegrounds.
- Jan 25 20174 minutes
The Meaning of Trump’s Meeting With Detroit Automakers
The president starts putting his “America first” rhetoric into action.
- Feb 2 20172 minutes
WPP's GTB Buys U.S. Hispanic Shop Zubi Advertising
WPP's GTB agency network bought U.S. Hispanic shop Zubi Advertising Services in a deal that brings one of the last remaining significant pieces of Ford Motor Co. business into the holding company.Ford's U.S. Hispanic account has long eluded WPP, find