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Google’s self-driving car spinoff Waymo says it will reopen an axle plant in Detroit to convert conventional vehicles so they can drive autonomously.
Orders at U.S. factories increased by 1.2 percent in August, driven by strong gains in aluminum and other metals, industrial machinery and autos.
After reviewing records from 2012 through 2017, Wells Fargo identified about 570,000 customers who may have been wrongly pushed into these insurance policies and will give them “refunds and other payments as compensation,” the San Francisco bank said in a news release late Thursday.
While Tesla Inc.’s Model S has been a hit and thousands lined up to order the upcoming Model 3 sedan, the Model X sport utility vehicle hasn’t met company expectations.
In 2014, Infiniti leased more than 28,000 Q50 luxury sedans for as little as $329 per month in a growing U.S. market. The leases accounted for more than three-quarters of Q50 sales. Now they’re coming back to haunt the automaker.
After months of speculation that the company is developing automotive technology, Apple has leapt into the war for self-driving cars by obtaining a test permit from California regulators.
The U.S. government’s auto safety agency is reviewing a Ford Motor Co. recall of thousands of cars, SUVs and vans that can run low on coolant and potentially overheat and catch fire after the company proposed a remedy that doesn’t fix the coolant problem.
A federal judge in San Francisco is expected to decide whether to grant initial approval to a deal worth at least $1.2 billion that aims to compensate the owners of roughly 78,000 Volkswagens that were rigged to cheat on emissions tests.
Some of America’s most popular cars and trucks are made in Mexico – for now. Many Americans have benefited from Mexico’s emergence as a production hub. Low-cost production helps keep sticker prices lower on vehicles such as the Ford Fusion and Nissan Sentra.
Volkswagen is bracing for another blow from the U.S. government. After agreeing to spend more than $23 billion to clean up its diesel-cheating scandal, the German auto giant risks staying in Washington’s crosshairs as it tries to start fresh with American consumers.
General Motors forecast profit will rise to as much as $6.50 a share in 2017 after meeting the high end of last year’s target, enabling the largest U.S. automaker to buy back $5 billion worth of its shares.
All new cars and light trucks would be able to talk wirelessly with each other, with traffic lights and with other roadway infrastructure under a rule the Transportation Department proposed Tuesday. Officials say the technology holds the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths and transform driving.
Buick, the 117-year-old General Motors brand seeking to shake its geriatric image, became the first from the U.S. to crack the top three in Consumer Reports’ reliability rankings, trailing only Toyota’s Lexus and namesake marques.
German automaker Volkswagen saw its net profit fall 19 percent in the first three months of the year – but showed it can still make money even as it grapples with a costly scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests.
For Detroit, the days of simply making cars are over. Automakers are facing multiple threats to their business from nimble tech firms like Apple and Uber. In response, carmakers are reinventing themselves as “mobility” companies that can accommodate all the different ways people get around.
An office building, six cars and two motorcycles were damaged in a blaze early Wednesday not far from where a stabbing occurred two days earlier. No injuries were reported in the fire at A & M Used Auto Sales at 2611 E. Sprague Ave. Some people staying in camper trailers nearby were moved while crews fought the fire, said Assistant Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer of the Spokane Fire Department.
The silver façade of Gus Johnson Ford marks one of the latest signs of renovation along East Sprague Avenue’s auto row, part of a series of construction and remodeling projects totaling more than $25 million that have taken place at sales lots there in the last year. Since the Ford dealership’s $1 million construction project was finished in October, customers no longer are greeted by outdated awnings surrounding the concrete block building.
Far from drivable, let alone showroom quality, a vintage car is presenting a Post Falls restoration shop with an intriguing challenge. The 1950 Mercury convertible may have been modified half a century ago by custom-car legends George Barris or Dick Dean, whose reputations would inflate its value.
Kyle Busch stood outside his hauler in the infield at Kansas Speedway this week, wearing shades on an overcast day. Busch looked comfortable, breezily answering questions, even though he acknowledges the stress that weighs on him. This is supposed to be the year he finally wins a Cup title.