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Ford's Matt VanDyke to become CEO of FordDirect 2021-01-15 16:05:19VanDyke, currently Ford's director of marketing, will take over the digital lead-generating company Feb. 1.

Toyota led auto industry in U.S. patents in 2021-01-15 15:50:40Toyota moved into first place among automakers in U.S. patent generation last year with a 2 percent gain over 2019. Ford finished second.

Tesla asks NHTSA to declare speed display issue 2021-01-15 11:21:10The automaker said it corrected the issue in production in September and that more than 75 percent of the affected U.S. vehicles have accepted the fir

FCA-PSA merger adds uncertainty to Peugeot's U.S. return, 2021-01-15 11:09:40A key rationale for the merger was to increase PSA's market coverage, but the addition of Fiat Chrysler brands such as Jeep and Ram ensures access to

Goldman Sachs to take over GM credit card 2021-01-15 11:00:46The banking giant will be the issuer for the automaker’s credit-card programs, with a targeted start of September.

The moped-sharing startup with thousands of EVs and 2021-01-15 10:55:23Revel’s New York expansion was marred by the deaths of three riders this summer. Never mind that many more died during the same time in motor ve

FCA first automaker to integrate new Amazon Alexa 2021-01-15 08:00:00Amazon's new custom assistant lets manufacturers use the Alexa technology to create their own in-car assistants with customized wake words, voices an

EX-VW CEO Winterkorn avoids market manipulation trial but 2021-01-15 07:37:54Winterkorn still faces charges for his role in allowing diesel cars with excessive pollution levels to be sold in Germany.

Trump's China tech policy hits automakers as chips 2021-01-15 07:13:13U.S. trade restrictions targeting Chinese suppliers Semiconductor Manufacturing International and Huawei have added to tight production capacity and s

Ford, Audi, Daimler reduce German output on chip 2021-01-15 06:06:50Ford will idle Focus production at its plant in Saarlouis, Germany, for a month starting next week because of semiconductor shortages.

GM mulls expanding Corvette line with electric crossover, 2021-01-14 16:36:52The automaker has designers working on several Corvette-brand concept vehicles that target a wider range of buyers, Bloomberg reported.

NHTSA seeks input on updates to new-vehicle evaluation 2021-01-14 16:08:12The safety agency's planned updates to the program involve the testing of four advanced driver-assistance systems: lane-keeping support, pedestrian a

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Valeo preliminary H2 EBITDA margin 13.5% of sales 2021-01-15 07:04:00Valeo has unveiled second-half 2020 preliminary financial information, with EBITDA margin representing more than 13.5% of sales.

Chip shortage suspends Subaru Japan output 2021-01-15 06:49:00Subaru Corporation has temporarily suspended production at factories in Japan "due to interruptions in deliveries of certain parts using semiconducto

Albermarle to expand Nevada lithium production 2021-01-15 06:24:00Albemarle is to expand capacity at the company's lithium production facility in Silver Peak, Nevada and start a programme to evaluate clays and other

Trump China chip policy didn't help auto shortage 2021-01-15 06:15:00A global shortage of semiconductors which has led to automakers worldwide shutting assembly lines has, in some cases, been exacerbated by th

Renault and Constellium partner on aluminium R&D 2021-01-15 05:21:00Constellium has announced that it is leading a new R&D initiative in France, Project ISA3. In partnership with Groupe Renault, ESI Group, Institut

South Korea to aid self-driving R&D 2021-01-15 05:10:00The South Korean government said it would make available grants worth KRW1.1trn (US$1bn) over the next seven years to companies developing autonomous

Shanghai motor show - first world premieres named 2021-01-15 05:02:00It might be more than three months away but already, some OEMs are announcing vehicle world debuts for the biennial Auto Shanghai. The list below will

VW opens new regional parts hub in Malaysia 2021-01-15 04:50:00Volkswagen Group has opened a new aftermarket parts distribution centre in Malaysia to supply 21 Asia-Pacific countries, according to local reports.

Kia to launch seven E-GMP models by 2027 2021-01-15 04:28:00Kia Motors plans to launch seven, purpose-built, all-electric vehicle models based on the group's newly-developed electric-global modular platform (E

"Strong tensions" on semiconductor market - Valeo 2021-01-15 04:12:00Valeo says it is seeing "very strong tensions" as the impact of the semiconductor shortage continues to affect global OEMs.

Britishvolt collaborates with Siemens 2021-01-15 03:54:00Britishvolt has entered into an exclusive technology collaboration agreement with Siemens.

Continental to open Serbia auto electronics factory in 2021-01-14 12:10:00Continental plans to open a EUR140m (US$171m) auto electronics factory in Novi Sad, in northern Serbia, the government of Vojvodina province has

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