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Christophe Georges, Bentley US CEO and President

Bentley names new CEO and president for US operations

Bentley has a new CEO and president for its American operations in Christophe Georges. His appointment to the top position in the United States comes as Bentley's Volkswagen Group parent shuffled its executive deck in North America just weeks ago. Georges will succeed Mark Del Rosso, who was... read more

October 24, 2018 by
 
Ford self-driving cars in Washington DC

Ford set to be first to bring self-driving cars to Washington, DC

Ford will soon become the first company to begin testing self-driving cars in Washington, D.C. The automaker announced on Monday it plans to expand its self-driving teams to... read more October 23, 2018 by


 
2018 Aston Martin Vanquish S

Someone paid $26M for outgoing Aston Martin Vanquish's tooling and design drawings

Aston Martin went public this month. With that move to offer shares on the London Stock Exchange, Aston Martin had to provide a lengthy public prospectus, 321 pages to be... read more October 23, 2018 by


 
Transdev self-driving school bus

NHTSA shuts down "unlawful" self-driving school bus in Florida

After the NHTSA called its self-driving school bus operating in Florida "unlawful," French transport company Transdev will halt its autonomous vehicle. The NHTSA originally... read more October 23, 2018 by


 
Artist's impression of Dyson's planned electric car plant in Singapore

Dyson's electric cars will be built in Singapore

Dyson confirmed Tuesday it will build electric cars at a new plant in Singapore. The British firm, famous for its line of bagless vacuum cleaners, said construction of the... read more October 23, 2018 by


 
Waymo self-driving car

Waymo publishes first responders guide in case of self-driving car crash

With the advent of self-driving cars, emergency services will need to rethink how to approach wrecks and other crashes. To help them out, Waymo has published a guide for... read more October 23, 2018 by


 
Silverstone Circuit, home of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix

Aston Martin's prototypes will call Silverstone home

Aston Martin has added the Silverstone Circuit, the home of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix, to its list of racetracks where development of future models will take place... read more October 23, 2018 by


 
Magneti Marelli

Fiat Chrysler sells Magneti Marelli for $7.1B

Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles officially has a buyer for its Magneti Marelli supplier division in Japan's Calsonic Kansei, itself owned by U.S.-based private equity firm KKR. FCA... read more October 22, 2018 by


 
The Boring Company tunnel

Boring Company tunnel under LA opens Dec. 10, free 155 mph rides

The Boring Company's first tunnel finally has its date with destiny set: Dec. 10. Chief executive officer Elon Musk named the December date as the grand opening and plans for... read more October 22, 2018 by


 
Ford introduces graphene infused components

Ford to use new "miracle" material to make cars quieter

The pursuit of reducing unwanted noises from the engine compartment has reached a new level at Ford. The automaker announced last Tuesday it will begin incorporating the... read more October 22, 2018 by


 
VW MEB platform

VW Group builds first plant dedicated to EVs based on MEB platform

The Volkswagen Group has started construction of the first plant that will solely build cars based on the new modular EV platform known as the MEB, the German auto giant... read more October 20, 2018 by


 
Aston Martin Valkyrie in near-production form

Aston Martin names carbon fiber supplier for Valkyrie hypercar

Aston Martin has a carbon fiber supplier in TenCate Advanced Composites. The automaker said Wednesday it is forming a partnership with the materials manufacturer in order to... read more October 18, 2018 by


 
Ford and Volkswagen logos

Could Ford and VW form deeper ties?

Evidence is mounting that Ford and the Volkswagen Group could form deeper ties than once imagined. Both automaker's announced a memorandum of understanding in June to... read more October 18, 2018 by


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

Tesla buys site for Chinese Gigafactory

As Tesla moves forward with plans to build electric cars in China, the automaker has secured land in the country for one of its so-called Gigafactories. Reuters reported... read more October 17, 2018 by


 
Terrafugia Transition flying car

Terrafugia starts taking orders for first flying car

Terrafugia, the flying car startup company with backing from China's Geely, has begun taking orders for its first flying car. Automotive News Europe (subscription required)... read more October 16, 2018 by


 
2019 Audi Q8, Atacama Desert, Chili, media drive, June 2018

German prosecutors fine Audi $927M over diesel scandal

German prosecutors served Audi a $927 million fine for violating diesel emission regulations in Europe. Specifically, the fine pertains to 6- and 8-cylinder diesel engines... read more October 16, 2018 by


 
 

 
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