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Tesla hires Snapchat exec to head engineering

23 mai 2018 - 00:49
Stuart Bowers has a passion for robotics and will be working on Tesla's semi-autonomous driving program, Autopilot.

Germany's Grammer buying Toledo Molding and Die in $271 million deal

22 mai 2018 - 22:40
German auto supplier Grammer AG is more than doubling its presence in North America with the $271 million acquisition of Toledo Molding and Die Inc.

Germany's Grammer buying Toledo Molding and Die in $271 million deal

22 mai 2018 - 22:40
German auto supplier Grammer AG is more than doubling its presence in North America with the $271 million acquisition of Toledo Molding and Die Inc.

Three steps to evolve auto retail marketing

22 mai 2018 - 22:00
Auto brands need to get organized and aligned internally to allow for a complete view of the customer. This is especially important today.

Bracken retiring from Lexus, to be succeeded by deputy David Christ

22 mai 2018 - 21:45
David Christ, who switched from the Toyota Division to Lexus at the start of this year, will succeed his boss, Jeff Bracken, who is retiring as head of Lexus' United States operations after 40 years with Toyota.

Uber pulls up in Japan with taxi-hailing service

22 mai 2018 - 19:45
Uber plans to launch its first taxi-hailing pilot service in Japan that will connect passengers to other taxi providers, as it seeks to expand in the country where the firm has been blocked from setting up its own fleet of drivers.

Performance, not size, will determine 2.7-liter I-4's success in Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra

22 mai 2018 - 18:45
If consumers embrace General Motors' four-cylinder engine in the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, GM will have Ford to thank.

Taiwan's Yageo to buy U.S. electronic components firm for $740 million

22 mai 2018 - 17:56
Taiwan's Yageo said it would buy Pulse Electronics for $740 million, marking its biggest deal ever as it looks to expand in the United States and Europe.

Martinrea opens tech center in Michigan, moves jobs from Toronto

22 mai 2018 - 16:31
Canadian auto supplier Martinrea launched its $26 million technical center in suburban Detroit last week. CEO Pat D'Eramo says one challenge is finding enough engineering talent for the facility.

Russia, Japan, Turkey warn of tariff retaliation against U.S.

22 mai 2018 - 15:25
Japan, Russia and Turkey have warned the United States about potential retaliation for its tariffs on steel and aluminum, the World Trade Organization said on Tuesday, bringing the total U.S. tariff bill to around $3.5 billion annually.

Russia, Japan warn U.S. of $1 billion in tariff retaliation

22 mai 2018 - 15:25
Russia and Japan have warned they could retaliate against U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium by imposing sanctions worth almost $1 billion combined.

EU hunts for ways to avoid U.S. steel, aluminum tariffs

22 mai 2018 - 15:20
The European Union scrambled to come up with a strategy to avoid American tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum, signaling a readiness to accept American import quotas and to slash some EU duties in return for a permanent waiver.

Tesla's Musk admits Model 3 braking issue, promises fix

22 mai 2018 - 14:49
Tesla CEO Elon Musk admitted there was a braking issue with the Model 3 sedan, pointed out by Consumer Reports, and said it can be fixed with a firmware update.

BP invests in tech to charge cars as quickly as filling fuel tank

22 mai 2018 - 14:26
BP agreed to invest $20 million in a developer of ultrafast charging for batteries, a technology the oil company believes is key for accelerating the adoption of EVs.

Fear of autonomous cars rises after high-profile fatalities, AAA survey finds

22 mai 2018 - 14:01
Consumer trust in self-driving cars has plummeted following high-profile roadway fatalities, with almost three-quarters of Americans now saying they are too afraid to ride in an autonomous vehicle.

Fear of autonomous cars rises after high-profile fatalities, AAA survey finds

22 mai 2018 - 14:01
Consumer trust in self-driving cars has plummeted following high-profile roadway fatalities, with almost three-quarters of Americans now saying they are too afraid to ride in an autonomous vehicle.

China cuts import duty to 15% in boost for BMW, Tesla, Mercedes, Porsche

22 mai 2018 - 13:30
China will cut the import duty on passenger cars to 15 percent from the current 25 percent, in a boost to foreign automakers, just as the immediate threat of a trade war with the United States recedes.

China cuts car import duty to 15% in boost for BMW, Tesla, Mercedes and Porsche

22 mai 2018 - 13:30
China will cut the import duty on passenger cars to 15 percent from the current 25 percent, in a boost to foreign automakers, just as the immediate threat of a trade war with the United States recedes.

BMW, Toyota, Ford at odds with S. Africa over production boost plan

22 mai 2018 - 13:30
BMW, Toyota and Ford are at odds with South Africa over its plans for them to more than double output and double their work forces in return for tax breaks.

BMW, Toyota, Ford at odds with S. Africa over production boost plan

22 mai 2018 - 13:30
BMW, Toyota and Ford are at odds with South Africa over its plans for them to more than double output and double their workforces in return for tax breaks.

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