• Cars Brands
    After U.S. Sales Mixed, Auto Industry on Watch for Headwinds

    General Motors Co., Toyota Motor Corp., Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Honda Motor Co. said Friday that June U.S. sales trailed analysts’ estimates, while Nissan Motor Co. and Ford Motor Co. beat projections. Industrywide sales rose 2.5 percent to 1.51 million vehicles, researcher Autodata Corp. reported. The industry’s annual sales pace, adjusted for seasonal trends, was […]

  • American Car
    VW Settlement Spurs Business for Rivals Like Toyota, Tesla

    As part of the deal, VW will pay $2 billion over 10 years to promote clean cars such as those powered by hydrogen and electricity. To mitigate pollution created by the cheating cars, the company also will pay $2.7 billion over three years that will, in part, be used to give incentives to replace polluting […]

  • American Car
    The Venezuela Said to Weigh Dollarization to Save Auto Industry

    Toyota plans to restart production lines in August, offering Corolla, Hilux and Fortuner models, spokesman Luiz Carlos Andrade Jr. said via e-mail. Fiat Chrysler reached an agreement with the government last week, and GM is planning to begin assembling some models locally next month, according to people with knowledge of the talks who weren’t authorizedjimwatchesalto speak […]

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    Actually GM Talking Cadillac on Collision Course With Silicon Valley

    Yet the 2017 Cadillac CTS arrives to skepticism in Washington, where Detroit’s dream of cars talking to cars is running into Silicon Valley’s wireless aspirations. General Motors Co. is rolling out a sedan laden with gadgets that track other cars on the road and can automatically brake to avoid collisions, fulfilling a safety vision decades […]

  • Auto Tech
    Toyota Researcher Sees Cheap Robots Possible Through Mass Production

    Robot makers are struggling with the same scale challenges that the auto industry overcame with the “miracle” that occurred when Henry Ford developed the assembly line, according to Gill Pratt, the chief executive officer of Toyota Research Institute. Toyota’s vaunted production system later showed how to make cars both more cheaply and reliably, despite mistake-prone […]

  • American Car
    The Age of Automaker Consolidation Lastly Reaches Japan

    The 500 trillion yen ($4.4 trillion) economy is home to eight automakers, including the world’s sales leader Toyota Motor Corp., and other global players such as Honda Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Co. That’s more than car-loving Germany, which has three domestic automakers, or the far bigger U.S. market, where Ford Motor Co., General Motors […]