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France's Virus Train Moves Patients to Less Hard-Hit 2020-03-26 15:54:09The national railroad system converted a TGV high-speed train to move 20 Covid-19 patients from Strasbourg to calmer hospitals in the Loire Valley.

News Rules Could Finally Clear the Way for 2020-03-26 09:00:00For the first time, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is weighing in on autonomous vehicles with no driver behind the wheel—or

What World War II Can Teach Us About 2020-03-26 07:00:00Some manufacturers are racing to make ventilators, respirators, and face shields. But the situation is nothing like it was in the 1940s.

We're Not Going to Run Out of Food—so 2020-03-24 08:00:00Food producers, distributors, and warehouse operators say supplies are plentiful, so long as stores can be restocked.

Plant Shutdowns, Vital Truckers, and More Car News 2020-03-22 09:00:00Coronavirus fears lead the big automakers—including a stubborn Tesla—to suspend operations, while airlines are hauling more goods, fewer p

As Covid-19 Spreads, Truckers Need to Keep on 2020-03-20 07:00:00The demand for hospital equipment, groceries and, yes, toilet paper has big rigs rolling and truck stops adapting.

Anthony Levandowski Pleads Guilty to Stealing Waymo Secrets 2020-03-19 22:54:52The cofounder of Google's self-driving car program will likely go to prison for taking confidential company documents before he left in 2016.

Covid-19 Is Bad for the Auto Industry—and Even 2020-03-19 08:00:00Factory shutdowns signal a troubled road ahead for carmakers, while low gas prices could hit electric vehicles hard. 

The Navy Deploys Two Hospital Ships as the 2020-03-18 19:47:53The *Comfort* and the *Mercy* won't handle Covid-19 patients because of their close quarters. An ER doctor questions if they should be used at all.&n

Sheriff Tells Tesla It's Not as ‘Essential’ as 2020-03-17 22:00:34The company operated its California factory normally Tuesday, despite a “shelter-in-place” order. Then, county officials said it had to cl

Airlines Use Empty Passenger Jets to Ease the 2020-03-17 07:00:00People aren't flying because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, some carriers are putting planes back in service to carry freight instead.

A Travel Ban, Gig Economy Risks, and More 2020-03-15 09:00:00Already ailing airlines are hit with new woes as Trump bars visitors from Europe for 30 days. Plus, is anything not canceled? 

Motor Trend

7 Classic 4×4 Models That Deserve a Comeback 2020-03-31 19:00:25The Land Rover Defender and the Ford Bronco having been reanimated for release into the American automotive population (plus the ongoing popularity of

Tesla Keeps Delivering Cars, Albeit With Proper Social 2020-03-31 17:59:54Ordinarily, delivering new cars to happy owners (or getting them fixed later if something goes wrong) is ordinary, business-as-usual stuff in the car

Archive Drive: Our Original Ford F-150 Lightning Long-Term 2020-03-31 16:45:00Ford F-150 Lightning XLTLightning struck the performance scene in 1993 when an intimidating, lowered, 5.8-liter/240-horsepower F-150 pickup rolled out

Obscure SUVs and 4x4s You Definitely Didn’t Know 2020-03-31 15:11:52What’s so strange about SUVs, you might wonder? They represent the most mainstream vehicle genre right now, but SUVs have decades of history and

2021 Chevy Trailblazer’s Trailblazing Engines Don’t Deliver Trailblazing 2020-03-31 14:01:18The 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer hits the not-compact, not-subcompact crossover scene this year with a stylish design and an impressively low starting p

The Coolest 25-Year-Old Cars You Can Legally Import 2020-03-31 12:07:18There is more than one way to import foreign-market cars into America that weren’t originally crash tested, emissions certified, or otherwi

Hybrid SUV Battle: 2020 Toyota RAV4 XSE vs. 2020-03-31 04:00:57Go ahead, splurge. Treat yourself to the best compact SUV in the showroom—just don’t let the hybrid badge surprise you. If that h-word pro

Buckin’ Bronco: 1966 Ford Bronco V-8 Test Drive 2020-03-31 04:00:43In this From the Archives feature, we take a look back at our test drive of the V-8-powered 1966 Ford Bronco from the September 1966 edition of Motor

2021 McLaren Elva Prototype Ride: Does the No-Windshield 2020-03-31 04:00:15The Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ is the fastest road car in the world, boasting a top speed of over 300 mph. Lotus claims its forthcoming all-elect

2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Interior Review 2020-03-31 04:00:08I’ve spent a lot of time behind the wheel of MotorTrend’s long-term Jeep Wrangler. It’s my daily driver—taking me to the offic

2021 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe and Convertible Get Updates 2020-03-26 12:55:13The Chevrolet Camaro coupe and convertible enter the 2021 model year with minimal changes according to the bow-tie brand’s fleet order guide. Th

2020 Mazda CX-30 Interior Review: Does it Meet 2020-03-26 04:00:51The 2020 Mazda CX-30 might be the newest addition to the Mazda family, but one peek inside makes it abundantly clear this crossover belongs in the sam

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Brembo now holds Pirelli interest New! 2020-04-01 08:43:00Brembo says it now "holds an interest" in Pirelli.

Kia Motors Europe names new president New! 2020-04-01 08:36:00Kia Motors Europe said Won-Jeong Jeong had been appointed president, overseeing the brand's Frankfurt, Germany-based European operations.

Volkswagen again extends production suspension New! 2020-04-01 08:19:00Volkswagen production in Germany has been suspended for a further five working days until 19 April.

Renault puts some staff on temporary contracts New! 2020-04-01 07:13:00Renault has put some employees at its Île-de-France [large area around Paris] sites on temporary contracts.

AIWAYS restarts China production New! 2020-04-01 07:05:00Chinese vehicle producer and start-up AIWAYS says it has re-started production of the all-electric U5 SUV at its manufacturing facility in Shangr

Daimler 3D printers produce medical equipment New! 2020-04-01 06:48:00Daimler says its 3D printers at Mercedes-Benz - used to produce automobile components in normal times - have been turned over for the production of me

VW expects Chinese market to rebound quickly New! 2020-04-01 06:31:00Volkswagen was optimistic the Chinese vehicle market would return to close to last year's level by early summer, following signs of a strong sales re

Fastned posts 2019 total net loss of EUR12m New! 2020-04-01 06:23:00Fastned has posted 2019 a total net loss of EUR12m (US$13m) compared to EUR6.5m in 2018, while recording revenue related to charging rose 178% to EUR4

Geely targets sales rise, Lynk & Co European New! 2020-04-01 06:03:00Chinese automaker Geely Holding Group this week said it was targeting a 3.7% sales increase to 1.41m units in 2020 despite the global coronavirus pand

Ford postpones NA production restart indefinitely New! 2020-04-01 05:58:00Ford is delaying the restart of vehicle production at its North America plants and has put no date on a future restart.

TomTom withdraws 2020 outlook New! 2020-04-01 05:52:00TomTom has withdrawn its 2020 outlook as the economic impact resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic on its financial results can currently not

GAC and GIRH to co-develop COVID19 solutions New! 2020-04-01 05:32:00Chinese automaker GAC Group this week signed a partnership agreement with the Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Health to develop technology and prod

Automotive News Breaking

Rod Campbell, promoter of Ford racing, dies at New! 2020-04-01 16:14:24Campbell and Co. was created nearly four decades ago to handle PR for Ford's racing unit and is still operating today.

Penske Dash short-term rental program halted after less New! 2020-04-01 16:11:25Penske Dash – which launched in D.C. and Arlington in the fall – joins a slew of mobility services that are facing financial ruin amid the

It won't be 'business as usual for quite New! 2020-04-01 15:42:21Unifor President Jerry Dias said he anticipates assembly plants coming back online will do so initially as one-shift operations whenever it is determi

FCA launches coronavirus response campaign, 0% for 84 New! 2020-04-01 10:52:53FCA's campaign will get media support on television and digital. Starting Wednesday the automaker will run the campaign in place of individual spots

VW offers Basecamp accessories to give Atlas more New! 2020-04-01 09:00:00The accessory package, which goes on sale this spring, will be available either together or separately to make the freshened 2021 three-row Atlas look

Aston Martin may need more cash even after New! 2020-04-01 08:02:22The British luxury brand has struggled with cash flow since going public in 2018. The coronavirus crisis has added another level of difficulty to a tu

Trump chides 'foolish' auto execs after easing mpg New! 2020-04-01 06:47:46President Trump claimed that unidentified company leaders were being “politically correct” by not endorsing efforts to ease gas milea

Europe's auto industry sees unprecedented crisis following production New! 2020-04-01 06:18:03Europe's automakers are calling for immediate support from the EU and member states after suffering production losses that could soon leave them shor

Sales dive as outbreak curbs showroom traffic New! 2020-04-01 06:09:00GM, FCA, Nissan and Volkswagen posted lower first-quarter sales, with a big hit in March, underscoring the sudden, negative impact the coronavirus has

Subaru to suspend Japan output, extend U.S. shutdown 2020-03-31 21:15:51The automaker is halting production due to supply chain interruptions triggered by the coronavirus outbreak and to adjust volume given the "rapi

Ford CEO plans furloughs if crisis lingers 2020-03-31 16:17:47Jim Hackett told a Detroit radio station he could envision a scenario in which employees would be off without pay one out of every four weeks should t

VW names Schneider to government affairs post 2020-03-31 15:57:18Anna Schneider takes over as head of public affairs and public policy for Volkswagen Group of America on April 3, succeeding longtime executive David

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