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Jargon Watch: What ‘Roadmanship’ Means to a Self-Driving 2019-02-18 06:00:00More than a century later, the quaint term is back as a basis for long-­overdue safety standards in autonomous vehicles. 

How a DIY Tesla Mechanic Resurrects Damaged Electric 2019-02-18 06:00:00Rich Benoit stumps for the right-to-repair movement, pushing uncooperative manufacturers to make it easier for owners to fix stuff themselves.

Digging Into Self-Driving Data and More Car News 2019-02-17 09:00:00Plus: We bid adieu to the Airbus A380, Amazon makes a move, and we take a tour of the gear that keeps Nascar racers on the oval.

Uber Sues NYC to Kill Its Ride-Hail Car 2019-02-15 19:42:26New York's mayor says the rule, which halts the granting of new licenses, is vital for reining in congestion. Uber says the city is overreaching.

See All the Tools and Tricks That Make 2019-02-15 09:00:00If perfectly arranged drawers and heart-stopping car racing is your thing, you'll be glad to meet the crews who make it happen.

Au Revoir, Airbus A380 2019-02-14 20:53:54It was so huge that it required a whole special bespoke transportation logistics setup, but no one wanted to buy it.

A New Robo-Car Report Card Isn't Quite What 2019-02-13 22:09:35The numbers are a little jumbly, but reports published by the state’s DMV show progress toward the day when humans are unshackled from the steer

Americans Are Abandoning Public Transit—but Don't Blame Uber 2019-02-13 09:00:00In a world of cheap gas, easy-come auto loans, ride-hail, and now a new breed of bike- and scooter-share, transit riders aren’t riding like they

Forget People, Elroy's Self-Flying Drone Hauls Heavy Cargo 2019-02-13 08:00:00The hybrid-powered aircraft will carry up to 500 pounds with a range of 300 miles and could enter service next year.

Softbank Invests $1B in Robo-Delivery Startup Nuro 2019-02-11 20:49:48So get ready to see a lot more of the company's toaster-inspired, human-free robots roaming the street, delivering groceries.

Amazon's Self-Driving Bet and More Car News This 2019-02-10 09:00:00The logistics giant invests in autonomous vehicle startup Aurora, the micromobility world ponders its future, we review the new Porsche 911, and more.

The Green New Deal's Trains and EVs Won't 2019-02-08 20:24:01Access to cars is the best short-term solution for connecting lower-income people to jobs, but the autos they can afford are the worst for the planet.

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Hero, Zero: The Rise and Fall of Carlos 2019-02-20 04:00:32January 2003. I’m talking with a senior auto industry analyst about Carlos Ghosn. “If it was announced Ghosn was about to take the top job

2018 Honda Civic Type R Long-Term Update 4: 2019-02-20 04:00:16In the last update, I relayed what editor-in-chief Ed Loh’s wife, Giulia—er, Julia—a self-declared CTR “newbie,” thought

The Mercedes-Benz SLC Roadster is Officially Done 2019-02-19 19:14:51The excruciatingly drawn-out decline of the traditional sedan may be getting all the headlines, but that’s not the only segment ailing in this c

2019 Ram Heavy Duty Priced Starting at $35,090 2019-02-19 17:20:52When Ram announced its new Heavy Duty pickup trucks, the biggest news was the fact that you could add an all-new 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel go

Subaru Viziv Adrenaline Concept Coming to Geneva 2019-02-19 17:00:09Today, Subaru released a teaser image of a concept it will debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 5. This model is the latest in a series of radical

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI: Eight Questions With the 2019-02-19 16:00:30Volkswagen chose the Chicago Auto Show to reveal the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI. With the GTI’s 228-hp engine, an independent rear suspension, an

The 276-HP Ford Focus ST Is Hot Hatch 2019-02-19 15:30:33The Blue Oval will unleash an all-new Ford Focus ST this summer in Europe, and we get nothing. Why, Ford, why? Sure, we love our Mustangs and F-150s,

No Speed Limits? California Considering “Unlimited” Lanes on 2019-02-19 15:02:09California state senator John Moorlach (R-Orange County) has introduced a bill to that state’s legislature that would add lanes to both nor

Land Rover Scraps Plans for 518-HP Discovery SVX 2019-02-19 13:30:09When Land Rover first announced the Discovery SVX back in 2017, we couldn’t help but get excited. It featured JLR’s 5.0-liter supercharged

Honda May Add Civic Hatchback Production in North 2019-02-19 13:03:55Honda announced it will close its Swindon, U.K., manufacturing plant in 2021 when production ends on the current-generation Civic. All Civic hatchback

2018 Ford F-150 Lariat FX4 Long-Term Update 4: 2019-02-19 04:00:37I recently went in for my annual physical, with surprisingly good results considering all the Doritos and chocolate I consumed in 2018. It also happen

2019 Kia Niro EV First Drive: Friendly Electro-Wagonoid 2019-02-19 04:00:29Switching to an electric vehicle for the first time can be intimidating, and not just because of range anxiety. From the techy gauges to changing the

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PSA Poissy plant to produce an additional Opel 2019-02-20 09:21:00Groupe PSA has said that it will allocate the production of a new Opel/Vauxhall B-SUV to its Poissy plant in France.

Mercedes to highlight big-data platform at MWC 2019-02-20 07:57:00Mercedes-Benz is to highlight its new big-data platform at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) from 25 to 28 February 2019 in Barcelona.

Chinese cities introduce Euro 6 standards in 2019 2019-02-20 06:45:00The Beijing municipal government this week announced plans to introduce stricter emission standards on heavy-duty vehicles in July, joining a growing

Philippine vehicle sales fall 15% in January 2019-02-20 06:43:00The Philippine new vehicle market continued to decline in January 2019, by 15% to 26,888 units from 31,645 units in the same month of last year, accor

Vietnam vehicle sales jump 24% in January 2019-02-20 06:43:00Vietnam's new vehicle market continued to rebound strongly in January, with sales jumping by 24% to 31,789 units from weak year-earlier sales of 25,6

Volvo Trucks delivers its first all-electric trucks 2019-02-20 06:39:00Volvo Trucks has delivered its first all-electric vehicles - a refuse truck to waste and recycling company Renova, and a distribution truck to the log

Punch makes new Ford Aquitaine offer - French 2019-02-20 06:27:00France's Finance Minister says Punch Powerglide has made a new offer for Ford's troubled site at Blanquefort near Bordeaux.

PPG investing in new paint line at Greenville 2019-02-20 06:25:00PPG has announced a US$10m investment in a new 82,000-sq ft facility and class A paint line at its Greenville, South Carolina, coatings services facil

GM investing to increase production capacity at Michigan 2019-02-20 06:21:00General Motors is investing US$20m at its Romulus, Michigan propulsion plant to increase the plant's capacity for future 10-speed transmission produc

Honda UK closure "devastating" - Business Secretary 2019-02-20 05:58:00UK Business Secretary, Greg Clark says Honda's decision to shutter its British plant in Swindon is "devastating" with the potential loss of al

Ford exits heavy truck business in South America 2019-02-20 05:53:00Ford has confirmed its exit from the heavy commercial truck business in South America as a "key step toward returning its South America operations to

CLEPA warns new EC emissions tough to meet 2019-02-20 04:38:00European suppliers association, CLEPA says extremely tough new emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles unveiled by the European Commission (EC), w

Automotive News Breaking

Trump on EU: “If we don’t make the 2019-02-20 14:28:03President Donald Trump told reporters at the that talks are ongoing and European Union representatives are tough negotiators.

Audi targets 10% of management jobs as it 2019-02-20 13:59:17"One thing is clear, our cost base is too high," CEO Bram Schot told German newspaper Handelsblatt.

So long, 'Cobo': Detroit auto show venue to 2019-02-20 11:30:25A bank has purchased the naming rights of Cobo Center in a 22-year deal that will change the brand of the city's convention center.

Nissan recalls 86,265 Muranos in U.S. for braking 2019-02-20 11:07:59The valves within the 2009 Murano's ABS hydraulic control units may react with brake fluids containing specific corrosion preventative additives.

Sonic Automotive cuts 6% of corporate staff 2019-02-20 10:58:09Sonic Automotive, preparing for a tough year ahead, said interest rate hikes in 2019 could erode profits.

German prosecutors start penalty proceedings against Daimler in 2019-02-20 09:29:55Investigators are examining whether Daimler executives have neglected their legal duties, the prosecutors' office said.    

Tesla's new general counsel quits after two months 2019-02-20 08:41:59Dane Butswinkas, who represented Elon Musk in his legal battle with the SEC last fall, will return full time to his legal practice.

Tesla plans Model 3 leases to boost demand, 2019-02-20 08:22:31An email stated that employees will be able to lease a Model 3 within the next two weeks, Electrek reported.

South Korean prosecutors raid Hyundai's office in recall 2019-02-20 08:06:07Investigators are looking into how Hyundai and Kia handled vehicle recalls over engine defects.

Panel said to be opposed to Renault chair 2019-02-20 07:48:39As Nissan and Renault seek to repair their 20-year alliance, the selection of Carlos Ghosn's successor remains a sensitive issue.

GM to boost 10-speed output with $20M plant 2019-02-19 14:00:00"GM's investment in Romulus will enable the plant to continue playing an important role in our core business going forward," said CEO Mary Barra.

Dana reports best annual sales, profits, margin since 2019-02-19 13:48:30The driveline supplier reported $100 million in net income for the fourth quarter, as it overcame increased commodity costs in part with higher end-ma

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