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Ford overhauls design with 2 key teams

Ford is shaking up its design staff to shorten product development cycles and better define the group's overarching strategy with the formation of two key staffs: one covering cars and crossovers, and another handling trucks, SUVs and commercial........»»

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Mercedes targets quad-bike loving wealthy with luxury pickup

Mercedes-Benz is stretching its refined image with its first ever pickup truck, betting that upscale car buyers are ready for an open-bed hauler with leather seats, oak trim and Autobahn handling......»»

Source:  AutonewsCategory: AutoJul 18th, 2017Related News

Autonomous shuttle producer plans operation in Michigan

French autonomous shuttle-maker Navya said it plans to open its first North American production facility near Ann Arbor, Mich......»»

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Audi made an ad in China comparing a wife to a used car -- it"s not going over well

In an Audi commercial from China, a mother-in-law interrupts a wedding ceremony to inspect the bride, checking whether she's up to standard. The scene was used in an ad promoting used Audis......»»

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Construction worker injured at Volvo factory site

A construction worker at the Volvo assembly plant being built in South Carolina was seriously injured while working on site Tuesday morning......»»

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U.S. makes lower trade deficit top priority in NAFTA talks

The United States outlined a tough negotiating strategy for revising the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement and for the first time in a U.S. trade deal said it would seek to deter currency manipulation by trading partners......»»

Source:  AutonewsCategory: AutoJul 17th, 2017Related News

Trump pledges to protect "Made in America" products

President Trump promised to take more legal and regulatory steps during the next six months to protect American manufacturers, lashing out Monday against trade deals and trade practices he said have hurt U.S. companies......»»

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UAW sets organizing vote at Nissan"s Miss. plant

Workers at Nissan's Mississippi plant will vote early next month on whether to be represented by a union, according to an agreement between the company and the UAW as the union once again seeks a major foothold after decades of failed attempts......»»

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Lucid Motors mulls sale after takeover talks with Ford, report says

Electric carmaker Lucid Motors is raising a new round of financing and is also considering an outright sale after holding early-stage takeover talks with Ford, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter......»»

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Tesla adds 2 directors with roots in media

Tesla appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch, increasing its board size to nine......»»

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Tesla driver denies Autopilot system caused Minnesota crash

The driver of a Tesla vehicle involved in a Minnesota crash denied that its Autopilot system caused the incident. Tesla said it had "no reason to believe that Autopilot ... worked other than as designed.".....»»

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Imported Ford Fusions stuffed with $1 million in pot, authorities say

Authorities late last week discovered more than 400 pounds of pot stashed away in the spare tire compartments of 15 Ford Fusions in Ohio and Pennsylvania......»»

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Kelley Blue Book launches national TV campaign

Kelley Blue Book, in its new ad campaign, is trying to tell customers that it can do more than give them the fair market value for their vehicle......»»

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Land Rover South Dade tries to set mood with custom scent

There's something in the air at Land Rover South Dade: A custom-made scent that sets an upscale mood for shoppers......»»

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Will CFPB"s ban on arbitration clauses stand?

Industry players hope the CFPB's new arbitration rule will never take effect, and they may be right. But it's also unlikely to disappear immediately......»»

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Fisker: End of Dodge Viper won"t impact VLF Force 1 supercar

Henrik Fisker says VLF has access to "more than enough" Vipers through a partnership with race car driver Ben Keating......»»

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A8"s technology will defer to state and local laws

It's a case of Audi technology outstripping humans' ability to keep up, and it may be up to the U.S. Congress to resolve it......»»

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Other states join N.Y. in attack on dealership performance ratings

A year after a New York dealership won a court battle over GM's use of sales-effectiveness ratings, the ruling's impact is still reverberating across the country......»»

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Tech summit showcases auto entrepreneurs

The first Technology in Motion summit, to be held Sept. 6-8 in Detroit, will offer auto entrepreneurs pitch competitions, hackathons and a "startup village.".....»»

Source:  AutonewsCategory: AutoJul 17th, 2017Related News

A8"s new controls help driver keep eyes on the road

Audi is redesigning its human-machine interfaces across its lineup, beginning with the A8, to incorporate haptic feedback, which the brand views as an added safety measure......»»

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