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- Nov 21 20164 minutes
Carmakers Could Hit That Wall, Too
Trade deals have spawned a latter-day Detroit south of the border. Will Trump change that? | “Mexico, the new El Dorado of the auto industry, could suffer”
- Jun 1 20164 minutes
The “C” Word
These days, the trendy word “disruption” casts fear into many business leaders’ hearts. As the Internet has reordered commerce with startling speed, mighty companies have found themselves upstaged by tech newcomers, from Spotify to Amazon to Uber, wh
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 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”
- 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.
- 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 20132 minutes
Turn Your Company Car Into a Marketing Campaign on Wheels
A look at three companies who are using their cars to jump start conversation and generate revenue.
- 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”
- 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.
- 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
- 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 1 20162 minutes
What Self-Driving Trucks Could Mean For Your Next Delivery
Picture this: You’re driving down a highway, behind a pack of tractor-trailers. As you pass the truck in the back, you notice that its driver’s seat is empty. Next one, same thing. And again. All these trucks are being driven by themselves. Finally,
- Apr 6 20173 minutes
In Madrid, A Plan To Fight Pollution By Shifting Away From Diesel-Run Cars
Half of all cars in Europe run on diesel, compared to 3 percent in the U.S. But Madrid has vowed to ban diesel vehicles by 2025, to cut air pollution. Paris and Athens have made similar pledges.
- Apr 10 20173 minutes
The Significance of a Police Car That’s Also a Hybrid
When Americans picture police cars, they usually picture Fords. The auto giant sells 63 percent of all police cars in the U.S., by its accounting. And now, the cops are getting hybrids. On Monday, Ford announced its new hybrid Police Responder, a ver
- May 1 20131 minute
Smartphone-Enabled Car Rental Aims to Make Life Easier
Luke Schneider, head of the completely wireless, smartphone-enabled startup Silvercar, is out to make car rental cool. "We want to be able to turn every Silvercar into your car," he says. "Regardless of the city you're in, you get into your car and y
- Oct 30 201618 minutes
What Happens to American Myth When You Take the Driver out of It!
If I WERE ASKED to condense the whole of the present century into one mental picture,” the novelist J. G. Ballard wrote in 1971, “I would pick a familiar everyday sight: a man in a motor car, driving along a concrete highway to some unknown destinati
- Feb 20 20173 minutes
More drivers on the road + costly parts + texting = bigger claims | “That premiums are rising becomes a real impediment to families’ finances”
- Apr 4 20172 minutes
Riding Hopes For Model 3, Tesla Overtakes Ford In Market Value
The Silicon Valley fledgling and the Detroit titan aren't exactly an even match in size and output — yet this week investors pushed Tesla past Ford, even if only for the moment.
- Jan 25 20174 minutes
The Meaning of Trump’s Meeting With Detroit Automakers
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump moved forward with his “America first” economic strategy by meeting with the CEOs of Ford, General Motors, and Fiat Chrysler to talk about bringing manufacturing jobs back the United States. At the beginning of the
- Mar 28 20173 minutes
Trump’s Taking Credit Where No Credit Is Due
On Tuesday, Ford Motor Company announced a $1.2 billion investment in three Michigan plants—a move that was preceded by a 3:30 a.m. tweet from President Trump touting the job gains that the company’s announcement would bring. But as much as Trump tri
- 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, fin
- Jan 30 20172 minutes
Trump Threatens To Undo Nafta’s Auto Alley
The trade agreement has been particularly good for carmakers | The U.S. has “to play whack-amole with every low-cost country”
- Jan 26 20176 minutes
President Trump, Job Creator?
Companies have announced a spate of new domestic investments and jobs in recent weeks. And the new president has taken credit.
- Nov 1 20162 minutes
Claire Dodson OLD-GUARD CAR MANUFACTURERS Audi: In 2015, started test-driving an Ai-laden prototype nicknamed “Jack” that lets drivers easily switch to autonomous mode via buttons on the wheel BMW: Has promised an entirely autonomous car called iN
- 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
- Apr 3 20173 minutes
Pittsburgh Offers Driving Lessons For Uber's Autonomous Cars
Uber has been testing driverless cars in the city for the past six months. Local officials are happy for the investment the experiment brings and for the boost to the city's reputation as a tech hub.