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Bentley Takes Flight (Sort Of)

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 26, 2017 at 6:25 AM

In 2016 Bentley Motor delivered 11,023 vehicles globally, which was a nine percent increase over its sales in 2015.

Is Brexit U.K. Auto’s Waterloo?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 24, 2017 at 6:20 AM

French manufacturers, particularly those in the automotive sector, are making significant investments in robotic technology, according to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). The organization says that its most recent figures show that the number of robots installed in the French car industry rose 22 percent, to 1,400 units.

On the Changes at Ford

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 22, 2017 at 10:31 AM

A quick word on the promotion of Jim Hackett to the position of president and CEO of the Ford Motor Company, who is replacing Mark Fields, less than a week after the company announced that it would be reducing its white collar headcount in North America and the Asia-Pacific region, presumably a move that Fields made to show unhappy Ford stockholders, who had seen their stock trading at $17.72 on July 18, 2014, literally 17 days after Fields took over, and not that high since.

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Serious About Steel

Automakers continue to use the material to make vehicles that are strong, safe, light and affordable. Here’s a look at some of the recent uses of steel.

May 26, 2017 - Gary S. Vasilash

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Feature What’s “Cloud Computing”?

May 26, 2017 - Lawrence S. Gould

Everyone talks about it, but what is “cloud computing”?

Feature Developing the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

May 26, 2017 - Gary S. Vasilash

In some regards, it is just a car. Of course, it is a car with some of the most advanced technology available in the industry today. But it isn’t some sort of science project, but a real production reality.

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Trump Threatens to Tax German Car Sales in U.S.

President Donald Trump complained to EU officials this week that German carmakers are “very bad” for selling so many vehicles in the U.S., declaring, “We’re going to stop that,” according to Der Spiegel.