Automotive Management

Here you’ll find information from management on the best practices and emerging technologies that help executives and companies operate more efficiently. Management matters.

About Toyota’s Jim Lentz

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 12, 2019 at 8:45 AM

Jim Lentz is a transformational leader at Toyota

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UAW Ratifies 4-Year Labor Deal with FCA

By: Bill Hampton - December 12, 2019 at 1:25 AM

This year’s contentious round of U.S. auto industry labor talks is over. Not so clear is whether it’s also the last hurrah for the United Auto Workers union.

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T-Roc Cabrio. Need Anything Else Be Said?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 10, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Yes, it is VW’s only convertible. But it is an SUV. . . .

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Report: Dongfeng to Cut Stake in PSA

By: Steve Plumb - December 06, 2019 at 10:07 AM

Dongfeng Motor Group will reduce its stake in PSA Group to help the French carmaker clear U.S. regulatory hurdles ahead of a planned merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

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Uber Reports 3,000 Assaults, 67 Fatalities

By: Bill Hampton - December 06, 2019 at 1:27 AM

Uber Technologies Inc. reports 58 fatal crashes, nine murders and more than 3,000 sexual assaults involving its ride-hailing service in the U.S. last year.

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Bob Carter on 2019 Sales

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 05, 2019 at 5:45 PM

A solid year, Carter says

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Nissan to Close U.S. Offices for 2 Days

By: Bill Hampton - December 05, 2019 at 3:46 PM

Nissan Motor Co. is closing down its U.S. offices for two days on Jan. 2-3 to cut costs as its sales and profits drop.

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Apex.AI Secures Funding from JLR, Hella and Volvo Trucks

By: Steve Plumb - December 05, 2019 at 2:27 PM

Silicon Valley-based autonomous tech startup Apex.AI has landed unspecified investments from Jaguar Land Rover, Hella and Volvo Trucks.

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Buick to Drop Regal Sedan in U.S.

By: Steve Plumb - December 05, 2019 at 11:20 AM

Buick will drop the Regal, the only conventional sedan in its U.S. lineup, at the end of the 2020 model year to focus exclusively on SUV/crossovers.

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GM, LG Chem Form Battery JV in Ohio

By: Steve Plumb - December 05, 2019 at 10:01 AM

General Motors Co. and LG Chem Ltd. are forming a 50:50 joint venture to produce battery cells for electrified vehicles in Ohio.

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Americans Log More Miles but Fall Short of Peak

By: Steve Plumb - December 04, 2019 at 5:18 PM

The average American regardless of age covered 8,855 miles by car last year, up 4.5% from 2013, according to Sivak Applied Research. 

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The Importance of the MaaS Market

By: Paul Eichenberg - December 04, 2019 at 4:44 PM

As urban mobility influences both public transportation as well as ridesharing and taxis, this growing segment of the automotive market is too critical for OEMs and suppliers to ignore.

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