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Volvo to Head Self-Driving Car Test in Sweden

December 03, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Posted: December 3, 2013 at 3:01 am Volvo Car Corp. and Swedish researchers and transport agencies plan to begin a 100-car test of autonomous vehicles on public roads by 2017.

VW Workers in Tennessee Launch Anti-Union Drive

September 30, 2013 at 10:47 AM

A group of workers at Volkswagen AG’s assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., has begun a petition drive to oppose an effort by the United Auto Workers union to represent them, The Wall Street Journal reports.

GM Scrambles to Match Demand for Fullsize Pickups

September 30, 2013 at 10:44 AM

General Motors Co. is struggling with component shortages in an effort to satisfy demand for its redesigned Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra large pickup trucks, according to Bloomberg News.

Chrysler Files for IPO

September 24, 2013 at 10:16 AM

As expected, Chrysler Group LLC has filed a registration statement with the U.S.

Chrysler Cuts Cherokee Production

September 24, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Chrysler Group LLC has dropped second-shift output of its 2014 Jeep Cherokee SUV in Toledo, Ohio, for two weeks because of a snag shipping already-produced vehicles to dealers, according to the Toledo Blade.

Third-Gen Mazda3 Debuts Web Connectivity

September 24, 2013 at 10:11 AM

Mazda Motor Corp.’s 2014 Mazda3 small car introduces the company’s new Mazda Connect feature that permits users to access  several smartphone apps while driving.

BMW Launches Into Brave New World of Manufacturing

September 24, 2013 at 10:09 AM

BMW AG moves into new manufacturing territory this week as it ramps up to build its lightweight plastic and carbon fiber i3 and i8 electric cars on a large scale, The Wall Street Journal notes.

Airbag Sensor Flaw Prompts Suzuki Recall

September 16, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Suzuki Motor Corp. plans to recall 200,000 cars and small SUVs in the U.S. to replace an airbag sensor that could allow the passenger airbag to deploy when it shouldn’t.

Suzuki Recalls 200,000 Vehicles to Fix Airbag Sensors

September 16, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Suzuki Motor Corp. is preparing to recall 200,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. to replace a faulty airbag sensor mat that could allow the passenger airbag to deploy when it shouldn’t.

Toyota Begins Second Attempt to Fix Faulty Suspension

September 10, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Toyota Motors Corp. is again recalling 780,600 vehicles to fix a rear suspension problem that may not have been correctly repaired when the same vehicles were recalled 12 months ago.

U.S. New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Hits a Record High

September 10, 2013 at 12:46 PM

The average government-rated fuel economy of new cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. in August was a record-high 24.9 mpg, according to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.

Half of Internet Car Shoppers Initially Open to All Brands

September 10, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Half of American consumers who use the Internet when shopping for a new vehicle are willing to consider any brand when they begin their search, according to the J.D.