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Air-Powered Cars Coming To The U.S.

May 6, 2015 3:07 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The car can be refilled like a gasoline car by transferring air from a compressed air station, similar to the one that exists today at the gas stations for filling up tires, but with larger capacity and pressure in order to refill the vehicles.

Daimler's Self-Driving Big Rig Makes Big Entrance In Nevada

May 6, 2015 9:54 am | by Kimberly Pierceall, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Its name is "Inspiration" and Daimler Trucks says it's the first ever self-driving semi-truck...

GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Switches Rises To 97

May 5, 2015 10:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the total on...

April’s Top-Selling Vehicles List

May 4, 2015 2:55 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Auto sales heated up in April as Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Nissan and Toyota all...

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General Motors Will Invest $174M In Kansas Plant

May 4, 2015 2:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors will invest $174 million in its Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kansas, to pay for new equipment and technology to produce the 2016 Malibu, company officials announced Monday.

Workers Call For UAW To Leave Alabama Plant

May 4, 2015 10:49 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Signed by about 80 percent of the plant's workforce, the petition asks the UAW to "leave this business and us, its employees, alone.”

Recalls Of The Week: Safety Protocol Needs An Update

May 1, 2015 3:20 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

In an effort to change the insufficient recall protocol, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) head Mark Rosekind held a forum on Tuesday to look into ways to “boost unacceptable completion rates.”


Small, Midsize SUVs Drive April U.S. Auto Sales Gains

May 1, 2015 2:48 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

"The demand for crossover SUVs is off the charts," said Bill Fay, a Toyota group vice president.

This Is How You Hand-Make A Rolls-Royce

April 30, 2015 2:52 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The Rolls-Royce is an icon of luxury. Here's a look at the Rolls factory in Goodwood, England where young people use traditional methods to hand-craft almost every inch of a Rolls-Royce.

GM To Spend $5.4B On U.S. Factories

April 30, 2015 12:08 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors plans to spend $5.4 billion to improve its U.S. factories during the next three years, creating about 650 new jobs.

Fiat Chrysler CEO Makes Another Pitch For Auto Mergers

April 29, 2015 2:42 pm | by Colleen Barry, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne says the auto industry faces grave risks if companies don't start consolidating and share skyrocketing product development costs.

UAW Reports 55 Percent Membership At VW Plant

April 29, 2015 10:10 am | by Erik Schelzig, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The United Auto Workers union has 816 members at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, or about 55 percent of the total blue collar work force, according the union's latest disclosure with the U.S. Department of Labor.


Can Investing In Driverless Cars Boost British Manufacturing?

April 29, 2015 9:25 am | by Jonathan Wilkins, Marketing Manager of European Automation | News | Comments

A report by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders predicts that by 2030 a quarter of all cars sold will be completely autonomous.

Editor’s Picks: The Morality Of The Maker Culture And The Future Of EVs

April 28, 2015 2:53 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Blogs | Comments

For this round of Editor’s Picks, I’ve handpicked pieces that highlight dilemmas within the manufacturing industry.

Autonomous Driving: A Problem Solved?

April 28, 2015 10:44 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, @melfass | Blogs | Comments

One of many bold predictions from the Tesla Motors CEO was that autonomous driving is a solved problem. "We know exactly what to do and we'll be there in a few years,” Elon Musk says.

EU To Require Cars To Have Automatic Emergency Call Systems

April 28, 2015 10:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The decision means EU member states, the auto industry and other parties will have three years to adopt the system and get it fitted into new vehicles.

Ford Engineer Creates Record-Breaking Hot Wheels Track

April 28, 2015 10:35 am | by Megan Crouse, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Ford employee Matt West hoped that this particular “Take Your Child To Work Day” would show kids how they can apply the kind of math and physics in use at the Ford research center to the toys they have at home.


EVs Gaining Popularity, But Slowly

April 27, 2015 3:12 pm | by Megan Crouse, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Sales of long-range electrical vehicles could reach 466,407 units by the end of 2015, according to a study by Frost and Sullivan about the expansion of the global EV market.

Ford Recalls 390K Cars To Fix Door Latches

April 27, 2015 2:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The automaker said Friday that a part in the door latch spring assembly can break, causing the latch to fail. If that happens, it's possible a door could fly open while the cars are being driven.

Manufacturing's Winner & Loser Of The Week

April 24, 2015 3:26 pm | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor | News | Comments

This week we have a winner who has exceeded expectations this year, while the loser has learned that while imitation may be the highest form of flattery, it does not bode well in the business sector.

Toyota To Provide First Hydrogen-Fueled Pace Car

April 24, 2015 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ed Laukes, vice president of marketing for Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., said the manufacturer continues to use NASCAR as a vehicle to "showcase our innovation and environmental leadership."

By The Numbers: The Real Cost Of The GM Recall

April 24, 2015 10:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Issues surrounding General Motors Co.'s recall of 36 million vehicles worldwide last year for safety issues continue to haunt the company.

Ford To Lay Off 700 Workers Due To Slow Car Sales

April 24, 2015 9:48 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

It's the first time since 2009 that Ford has cut a shift at a U.S. plant. Automakers have been in growth mode since the recession, adding thousands of workers to meet strong U.S. demand for new cars.

Fiat Chrysler Recalling 58K Manual Jeeps And Dodge Vipers

April 23, 2015 2:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FCA says a switch wire can break and cause the vehicles not to start. The vehicles may also move unintentionally if drivers don't follow the company's recommended procedures for starting the car.

Crazy Cars At Shanghai's Auto Show

April 23, 2015 1:59 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

There are fast cars, smart cars and self-driving cars, but what about crazy cars? Carlos Tejada takes us to the Shanghai Auto Show for a preview of high-tech autos that you might not want to drive.

VW Official: Automaker May Revive 'Bus'

April 23, 2015 10:17 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A member of Volkswagen's board recently disclosed that the German automaker is working on an electric version of its iconic "bus" that could revive the model for the first time since 2013.

Volvo Prepares To Send 'Made In China' Cars To U.S.

April 23, 2015 8:09 am | by Joe Mcdonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Americans are comfortable enough buying Chinese-made products that the location of Volvo's factory is unlikely to matter so long as the company maintains its quality standards, said industry analyst Yale Zhang of Auto Foresight, a Shanghai research firm.

Jaguar Land Rover Is Furious Over Chinese Knockoff

April 22, 2015 3:04 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

“There are no laws to protect us, so we have to take it as it is," Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralph Speth told reporters.

3 Trends Driving Growth In The Interconnected Auto And Chemicals Markets

April 22, 2015 9:21 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

What’s driving up demand? Here are the three trends that will spell growth for cars and chemicals in the coming years.

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