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'NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN'

NHTSA's Rosekind lays down the law, and the industry is rattled

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2015
NHTSA chief Mark Rosekind is invoking extraordinary powers and tools to clear up logjams on recalls, pressure automakers and get unsafe cars off the road.

Now, Nissan will build up products, tech

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2015
Wrapping up several years of opening factories, Nissan will now channel investment into new products and technologies, including electrified drivetrains, fuel cells, autonomous drive systems and connected cars, says CEO Carlos Ghosn.

 
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Redesigned Mazda2 hatchback sits out U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2015
Cheap gasoline and tight supplies from a new factory in Mexico have persuaded Mazda not to sell the redesigned Mazda2 in the U.S.

Marchionne approached GM about a merger, but was rebuffed, NYT reports

8:31 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2015
As part of his quest for a mega merger, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne sent an email to General Motors CEO Mary Barra in March suggesting combining the...

Union effort at Toyota Canada stirs to life

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2015
The April announcement that Toyota will move Corolla production from Canada to a new Mexican plant has rejuvenated a unionizing campaign aimed at the...

SIGNAL STRENGTH

Regulators, automakers, entrepreneurs push to break through the V2V roadblock

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2015
Vehicle-to-vehicle communications, which allows vehicles to signal their locations to one another and possibly avert collisions, is starting to look...

Daimler, Qualcomm to develop in-car tech, wireless charging

4:43 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2015
Daimler formed a partnership with mobile technologies company Qualcomm to explore wireless recharging of mobile phones in cars as well as recharging...

Honda Pilot seeks a smoother landing

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2015
Honda's redesigned 2016 Pilot is a chance for a major course correction after the previous generation's design and timing set it off in the wrong...

Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350 seen in Detroit

11:15 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2015
A 2016 preproduction Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350 showed up Saturday at a Cars And Coffee event in suburban Detroit.

Feds find GM acted criminally in ignition switch defect, NYT says

8:56 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2015
The Justice Department has determined that GM's failure to recall millions of defective ignition switches for years involved criminal wrongdoing and...

Hyundai to boost output of Tucson SUV

2:01 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2015
Hyundai said today it would boost output of its Tucson SUV by adding production at a South Korean assembly line that currently makes sedans in order...

Audi will add Q8 in 2019, electric SUV in 2018

5:35 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2015
Audi will begin sales of the Q8 SUV in 2019 and launch an electric-powered sporty SUV in the upper-mid segment in 2018.

Recall completion rates declining, Autotrader surveys show

10:41 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2015
Following what's shaping up to be the largest industrywide recall in U.S.

Porsche recalls 918 Spyder on cooling system risk

12:05 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2015
Porsche today launched a precautionary worldwide recall of its 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid sportscar, which can cost up to $937,000, saying a carbon...

Mazda, Mitsubishi and Subaru add more cars to Takata airbag recall

5:04 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2015
Mazda, Mitsubishi and Subaru maker Fuji Heavy Industries today said they would recall about 715,000 more cars equipped with airbag inflators made by...

Ford, Fiat resume output in Turkey

4:31 am U.S. ET | May 22, 2015
Production resumed at the Turkish operations of Ford and Fiat today after a labor dispute disrupted output for just over a week.

Connected cars could face data traffic jams, study says

1:02 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2015
Traffic jams in the future could cause potentially dangerous data snarl-ups as cars packed with entertainment, safety and navigation features vie for...

THE AIRBAG RECALL CRISIS

NHTSA prepares to coordinate, accelerate Takata recall

11:54 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2015
Federal auto safety regulators are invoking a power never used before in order to accelerate the Takata airbag inflator recalls after the embattled...

GM to stay under strict U.S. oversight

4:07 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2015
Federal safety regulators have extended for at least a year a consent order that subjects General Motors to close scrutiny on safety matters, a...

U.S. indicts 2 execs from NGK for price-fixing

1:39 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2015
One current and one former executive with Japanese supplier NGK Spark Plug were indicted today on a charge of conspiring to fix prices of spark...

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