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Giles Taylor

Rolls-Royce design chief steps down

Rolls-Royce on Wednesday announced the departure of its design chief Giles Taylor. In a statement, the automaker said Taylor had left Rolls-Royce and parent company BMW Group to pursue “alternative business interests.” A successor is yet to be named. Taylor took over the design reins at... read more

June 6, 2018 by
 
Jean-Marc Gales

Lotus CEO steps down

He was brought in back in 2014 to help bring back Lotus from the brink of bankruptcy and turn it into a viable automaker, but now Jean-Marc Gales has given up his CEO... read more June 4, 2018 by


 
Chrysler Portal concept, 2017 Consumer Electronics Show

Chrysler to stick around but may become mobility brand

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles didn't pull the plug on its Chrysler brand during Friday's five-year strategy announcement, as had been rumored, but there weren't any reassurances... read more June 4, 2018 by


 
Audi e-tron replaces side mirrors with cameras

Audi e-tron will use cameras in place of side mirrors, but not in US

Audi's first battery-electric crossover will also usher in radical new technology for the automotive industry. The production e-tron electric crossover will ditch traditional... read more June 1, 2018 by


 
Waymo self-driving prototype

FCA in talks to use Waymo self-driving tech in showroom-bound models

Waymo is making huge strides in the race to develop a safe and robust self-driving service. The Alphabet-owned company formerly known as the Google Self-Driving Car Project... read more May 31, 2018 by


 
Chevrolet Cruise AV self-driving car

GM's self-driving car business receives $2.25B from world's biggest tech fund

General Motors' self-driving car business (GM Cruise) has been given a huge vote of confidence by SoftBank Vision Fund. The fund, which controls more than $100 billion in... read more May 31, 2018 by


 
2018 Chrysler 300

Could Chrysler be axed?

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is scheduled to reveal a company-wide strategy Friday at an investor meeting in Balocco, Italy, his last before his retirement next year... read more May 30, 2018 by


 
BMW self-driving car demonstration

BMW explains the 5 levels of self-driving capability

A lot of companies are working on self-driving cars but the day when we all hurry around in pods without steering wheels is a long way off. In the meantime, self-driving... read more May 30, 2018 by


 
2017 BMW 5-Series production in Dingolfing, Germany

US probe into car imports might lead to new tariffs

Just as China prepares to ratchet down tariffs on car imports, President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered an investigation into whether car imports into the United States... read more May 25, 2018 by


 
VW MOIA ride-sharing concept car

Report: Apple to use VW vans for first self-driving service

Apple and the Volkswagen Group have reportedly forged a deal that will see VW's Transporter van, the modern version of the iconic Microbus, used by Apple for its first... read more May 24, 2018 by


 
Kenny Br├Ąck

McLaren names Indy 500 winner as new chief test driver

McLaren's next-generation of sports cars and supercars will first be handed to Kenny Bräck. The British automaker announced Wednesday that the Swedish racing driver is... read more May 23, 2018 by


 
Hamburg (Image: Flickr user LuxTonnerre, used under CC license)

Germany's second-biggest city to introduce diesel bans on May 31

Hamburg will become Germany's first city to impose a ban on diesel cars. The ban will be introduced on May 31 but only along two major roads in the city center. A number of... read more May 23, 2018 by


 
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrews being shipped to China

China to cut tariffs for cars, auto parts

In what could prove to be a major turning point in China's tough stance on trade in the auto sector, China's Finance Ministry on Tuesday confirmed cuts for import tariffs on... read more May 22, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range electric car, road test in greater Atlanta area, Feb 2018

Elon Musk reveals when $35K Tesla Model 3 could start production, admits brake issue

Tesla's rollout of the Model 3 has been anything but smooth sailing, and thousands of customers are still waiting for one very important Model 3 variant: the base model. It's... read more May 22, 2018 by


 
McLaren at the 2018 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix

Canadian businessman buys major stake in McLaren

The McLaren Group, parent of the McLaren Formula 1 team and road car business, on Monday welcomed new major shareholder Michael Latifi. Latifi's Nidala investment group... read more May 21, 2018 by


 
Fiat Punto production at Miafiori plant

FCA looks to retool Italian plans for upscale models

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne is set to unveil a company wide-strategy on June 1, his last such strategy announcement before his retirement next year... read more May 21, 2018 by


 
 

 
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