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GM cybersecurity chief to head global vehicle safety

Jeffrey Boyer, GM's global safety chief who helped shape the company's safety operations following its ignition switch crisis, is retiring and will be replaced by Jeffrey Massimilla, the company's chief cybersecurity...

U.S. prosecutors recommend 3 years in prison for VW engineer Liang

Automotive Business Review - 3 min 40 sec ago
Federal prosecutors recommended a three-year prison sentence for Volkswagen engineer James Liang for his role in widespread diesel emissions violations that have cost the German automaker as much as $25 billion.

Aston Martin readies a sport wagon

Automotive Business Review - 18 August, 2017 - 23:36
Aston Martin, seeking to put a bespoke exclamation point on its aging Vanquish supercar lineup, will build a run of limited-edition Zagato-bodied cars that includes a speedster and shooting brake version.

Ford considering removable steering wheel, pedals for autonomous cars

Automotive Business Review - 18 August, 2017 - 21:29
A patent application from Ford reveals plans for a removable steering wheel and pedals, allowing drivers to either manually steer or clear the dash during autonomous modes.

Delphi invests in Israeli lidar-maker Innoviz

Automotive Business Review - 18 August, 2017 - 20:53
Delphi is partnering with and taking a minority stake in Israeli lidar-maker Innoviz Technologies as it seeks to further develop Level 3 autonomous driving technology.

Porsche forges carbon fiber in the wheel

Automotive Business Review - 18 August, 2017 - 20:03
Porsche has developed an all-carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic wheel and says it will be the first global automaker to offer the wheel when it debuts in early 2018 as an option on the 911 Turbo S Exclusive series.

U.S. charges retired UAW official in ongoing corruption probe

Automotive Business Review - 18 August, 2017 - 19:06
Virdell King, a retired UAW official, was charged in a federal information with using a credit card from a training center for Chrysler employees to buy more than $40,000 worth of personal items.

UAW probe uncovers more names, gifts

Automotive Business Review - 18 August, 2017 - 19:06
UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell's name has surfaced in the ongoing U.S. investigation into possible corruption between executives at FCA and the UAW.

Audi manager held in Germany being sought by U.S. for extradition, report says

Automotive Business Review - 18 August, 2017 - 19:00
American authorities asked Germany to keep an Audi executive in custody to prepare for his extradition while offering him a guilty-plea deal, Bloomberg reported

Toyota's safe-driving app plays parents' uncool music when teenagers speed

Automotive Business Review - 18 August, 2017 - 17:05
How can terrified parents of newly qualified teen drivers persuade them to drive safely? Toyota has come up with what could be an ingenious method -- embarrassing them.

Top fund investors pumped brakes on fast-rising Tesla stock

Automotive Business Review - 18 August, 2017 - 14:01
Top Tesla investors Fidelity Investments and T. Rowe Price cut their holdings in the second quarter and indicated they were taking profits from the electric car maker stock.

Ford CEO doesn't see robot army on roads anytime soon

Automotive Business Review - 18 August, 2017 - 02:09
Ford's newly minted CEO doesn't foresee a robot takeover when it comes to the advent of autonomous vehicles.

Detroit 3 to tout performance and vintage cars at Woodward Dream Cruise

Automotive Business Review - 17 August, 2017 - 23:25
Ford, Chevy and Dodge will turn to the Woodward Dream Cruise, a classic-car celebration in suburban Detroit, on Saturday to generate some marketing buzz on their offerings.

BMW and Daimler may consider merging car-sharing units

Automotive Business Review - 17 August, 2017 - 23:03
German carmakers Daimler and BMW may be in talks to combine their car-sharing services Car2Go and DriveNow, the CEO of car rental company and DriveNow partner Sixt hinted.

Tesla responds to D.C. businessman's complaints

Automotive Business Review - 17 August, 2017 - 21:13
Tesla has responded to comments made in a Tuesday guest blog on the Automotive News website by Washington, D.C., businessman Alain Cohen.

BMW remaps the roadster with Concept Z4

Automotive Business Review - 17 August, 2017 - 19:45
BMW is returning to the roadster market and previews the styling with the Concept Z4 -- the automaker's vision of a modern, small and sporty car. The next Z4, due in 2019, features a new lightweight platform and is expected to grow in size.

Canada pushes back as NAFTA talks heat up

Automotive Business Review - 17 August, 2017 - 19:07
The Canadians may be characteristically polite as they carry out negotiations to amend NAFTA, but apparently they won't be pushovers.

GM thwarts plaintiffs' $1 billion accord with Old GM trust fund

Automotive Business Review - 17 August, 2017 - 18:46
GM thwarted a $15 million settlement between the company's bankruptcy trust and plaintiffs that would have forced the automaker to contribute $1 billion in stock, prompting claims of a secret plot.

GM creditor trust drops settlement with plaintiffs; GM avoids $1 billion stock transfer

Automotive Business Review - 17 August, 2017 - 18:46
A trust that holds many GM liabilities from before its 2009 bankruptcy has canceled a settlement that sought to force the automaker to pay $1 billion in shares to resolve millions of claims.

Ford settles racial, sexual harassment probe for $10.1 million

Automotive Business Review - 17 August, 2017 - 18:24
Ford agreed to pay $10 million to settle sexual and racial harassment allegations by workers at two Chicago plants, resolving an investigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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