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Documentary challenges rosy view of automaker rescue
And it is not kind to Steve Rattner, the man who led President Barack Obama's auto task force.        
85 points by Detroit Free Press | Automotive industry General Motors Chrysler Fiat Volkswagen Group Barack Obama Robert Nardelli Porsche
Howes: Detroit’s revival exaggerated, right?
Detroiters dissing their town is a time-honored tradition here that afflicts the city, the suburbs, the diaspora        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Ford Motor Company General Motors Detroit City Automotive industry Upper middle class Michigan Denial
Car loans now top $1 trillion as delinquency rates rise
Americans are borrowing more than ever for new and used vehicles, and 30- and 60-day delinquency rates rose slighty last quarter         
1241 points by Arizona Republic | Debt Personal finance Subprime lending Loan Credit score Automotive industry Automobile Credit
Howes: Rumors of Detroit’s revival exaggerated, right?
Detroiters dissing their town is a time-honored tradition here that afflicts the city, the suburbs, the diaspora        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Ford Motor Company General Motors Detroit City Automotive industry Upper middle class Michigan Denial
Documentary challenges rosy view of automaker bailout
And it is not kind to Steve Rattner, the man who led President Barack Obama's auto task force.        
85 points by Detroit Free Press | Automotive industry General Motors Chrysler Fiat Volkswagen Group Barack Obama Robert Nardelli Porsche
More technology startups open Detroit offices
Companies want to capitalize on Detroit’s strengths: its automotive dominance and entrepreneurial resurgence       
-1 points by The Detroit News | Ford Motor Company Automotive industry Detroit General Motors Ford Field Startup company Tata Motors Renault
Documentary about auto bailout raises big questions
New documentary called 'Live Another Day' raises big questions about the UAW, Fiat's acquisition of Chrysler and more        
85 points by Detroit Free Press | Automotive industry General Motors Chrysler Fiat United Auto Workers Volkswagen Group Barack Obama Robert Nardelli
Ford to partner with 3 autonomous startups
Two of the three will relocate some operations to Metro Detroit        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Ford Motor Company Dearborn Michigan Detroit General Motors Automotive industry Henry Ford The Henry Ford Volvo Cars
Ford to partner with three autonomous car startups
Two of the three will relocate some operations to Metro Detroit        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Ford Motor Company Dearborn Michigan Detroit General Motors Automotive industry Henry Ford The Henry Ford Volvo Cars
Vermont sues Volkswagen over emissions-rigging scandal
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont is suing Volkswagen, saying the automaker's diesel emissions-rigging scandal violated the state's consumer and environmental laws. Attorney General William Sorrell said Thursday that the state has rejected as inadequate a proposed settlement by Volkswagen that would have paid $1,000 per vehicle for violating consumer protection ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Volkswagen Group Volkswagen Audi Porsche Consumer protection Automotive industry Vermont Environment
Automakers dialed back discounts in August, annual sales expected to slide
Automakers' decision to scale back U.S. discounts in August is a sign they're willing to maintain some price discipline, even if it raises the odds that industrywide annual sales will fall for the first time in seven years.
3 points by The Denver Post | General Motors Station wagon Automotive industry Ford Motor Company Toyota Chrysler Sport utility vehicle Minivan
Study: More cars will get automatic software updates
Your car may soon get regular software updates to fix problems, improve performance and add new features.         
86 points by Arizona Republic | Automobile Better Vehicle Vice President of the United States Automotive industry Vehicles Names of large numbers
Ford turns to neuroscience to make driverless cars
A researcher who is attempting to bring sight to the blind is adapting her work to bring sight to cars        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Eye Ford Motor Company Brain Automotive industry Automobile Photoreceptor cell Driverless car Vice president
No escape! City buys world's fastest cop car
Nowhere else in the world can you hail a police car and snap a selfie with the driver.
-1 points by CNN | Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai Lamborghini Gallardo Automotive industry Bentley Porsche Volkswagen Group Geneva Motor Show
Parts and accessories boost Ford, FCA, GM revenue
Automakers seek bigger piece of high-margin business        
-1 points by The Detroit News | General Motors Automotive industry Chrysler Ford Motor Company Vice President of the United States Automobile Pickup truck Customer service
Howes: Behind Blue Oval profits, Ford wrestles future
For all its talk of “smart mobility” and investment in electrification, Ford is a trucks-first company growing more so.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | General Motors Ford Motor Company Alan Mulally Automotive industry Detroit Volvo Cars Tata Motors Henry Ford
American Axle, MPG deal likely to close within weeks
Shareholders for the two Detroit-area auto suppliers set to vote on deal next month        
-2 points by The Detroit News | General Motors Ford Motor Company Chrysler Automotive industry Chief Technology Officer of the United States Four-wheel drive Powertrain Detroit
Lawsuit claims some Ford Shelby GT350s can’t perform
In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, plaintiffs allege they didn’t get the performance vehicle they paid for        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Ford Mustang Shelby Mustang Ford Motor Company Pleading Plaintiff Dearborn Michigan Automotive industry Automobile
Chrysler 200, Dodge Dart go out with big deals
Fiat Chrysler is offering 0% financing for 84 months -- that’s right, 7 years        
1 points by Detroit Free Press | Dodge Chrysler Automotive industry Dodge Dart DeSoto Fiat Automobile Dodge Lancer
UAW steps up efforts with foreign automakers, Tesla
The UAW is escalating organizing activity in several areas, including Tesla in California and Nissan in Mississippi        
137 points by Detroit Free Press | Trade union General Motors Ford Motor Company Law Automotive industry Chrysler Volkswagen Group Human rights
UAW steps up organizing efforts with automakers
The UAW is escalating organizing activity in several areas, including Tesla in California and Nissan in Mississippi        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Trade union General Motors Ford Motor Company Law Automotive industry Chrysler Volkswagen Group Human rights
Ford to invest $200 million in new wind tunnel
Ford's new wind tunnel facility can simulate wind speeds of up to 200 mph and temperatures from -40 to 140 degrees        
296 points by Detroit Free Press | Aerodynamics Ford Motor Company Vice president Automobile Vice President of the United States Temperature Automotive industry Transport
Ford to build $200M testing complex in Allen Park
Ford’s wind tunnel complex will be complete by the end of 2019        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Ford Motor Company Dearborn Michigan Automobile Volvo Cars Henry Ford Automotive industry Detroit Renault
Peugeot owner exploring acquisition of GM’s Opel
PSA Group said it is in talks with Opel to expand existing cooperation projects        
-2 points by The Detroit News | General Motors Automotive industry European Union Vauxhall Motors Opel Renault Chief executive officer Citroën
GM weighs sale of money-losing European division to French automaker
General Motors is considering a sale of its perpetually money-losing European division to a French automaker.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Renault General Motors Automotive industry Opel Peugeot Automobile Cabernet Sauvignon Chardonnay
Peugeot owner said to explore acquisition of GM’s Opel
PSA Group said it was in talks with Opel to expand existing cooperation projects        
-2 points by The Detroit News | General Motors Automotive industry Opel European Union Chief executive officer Renault Volkswagen Group Citroën
In Port Huron, an auto supplier looks to add 155 new jobs
U.S. Farathane in Port Huron expects to add 155 jobs through the summer.        
155 points by Detroit Free Press | Late-2000s recession Metro Detroit Employment Auburn Hills Michigan Injection molding Michigan Automotive industry General Motors
Ford bets $1 billion on self-driving car start-up
Ford to invest $1 billion over next five years in artificial intelligence start-up Argo AI to develop driverless cars        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Automotive industry Ford Motor Company Carnegie Mellon University General Motors Renault Volvo Cars Driverless car Artificial intelligence
Ford invests $1B into Argo AI for virtual driver system
Dearborn automaker has said it plans in 2017 to invest in electrification, self-driving technology and mobility        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Automobile Ford Motor Company Investment Artificial intelligence Assembly line Automotive industry Computer vision Renault
Ford bets $1B on self-driving car startup
Argo AI is a months-old startup founded by veterans of Google and Uber autonomous car projects.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Driverless car Automobile Ford Motor Company Automotive industry Artificial intelligence General Motors Vehicle Carnegie Mellon University
Ford to make announcement on ‘emerging opportunities’
Dearborn automaker has said it plans in 2017 to invest in electrification, self-driving technology and mobility        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Ford Motor Company Automobile Automotive industry Renault Volvo Cars Tata Motors General Motors Dearborn Michigan
At Chicago Auto Show, trucks and SUVs hit the gas
Automakers roll out new, bigger and more expensive trucks and SUVs at Chicago Auto Show        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Pickup truck General Motors Truck Automotive industry Automobile Ford Motor Company Station wagon Sport utility vehicle
Chevy to offer Redline special edition
The redline trim includes black wheels with red hash marks, black nameplates outlined in red and blacked-out grilles        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Chevrolet General Motors Automobile A Great Way to Care Automotive industry 2000s automobiles Chevrolet Malibu Chevrolet Cruze
Howes: Car sales slide colors rosy auto outlook
Credit falling gas prices, dramatically expanded offerings of all sizes in the SUV space and the popularity of leasing        
-2 points by The Detroit News | General Motors Ford Motor Company Automotive industry Renault Chevrolet Tata Motors Pickup truck Automobile
Autoworkers' big checks good news for retailers
GM workers get record $12,000; Ford workers get near-record $9,000; FCA workers boosted to $5,000        
-2 points by The Detroit News | General Motors Ford Motor Company United Auto Workers Money Profit Chrysler Automotive industry Tax
Big checks for autoworkers good news to retailers
GM workers get record $12,000; Ford workers get near-record $9,000; FCA workers boosted to $5,000        
-2 points by The Detroit News | General Motors Ford Motor Company United Auto Workers Money Profit Chrysler Automotive industry Tax
GM wants comprehensive tax reform from Trump
GM's CFO said the company is collaborating with the Trump administration on reform.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | President of the United States North American Free Trade Agreement General Motors Automotive industry United States Mexico Volkswagen Group White House
Land Rovers could need $17K hike to offset border tax
Industry researcher Baum & Associates LLC estimates that most automakers would need to raise vehicle prices by thousands        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Ford Motor Company Automotive industry Tata Motors General Motors Land Rover Hyundai Motor Company Car manufacturers Nissan Motors
Taxes and NAFTA: Can Trump’s cure for American manufacturing bolster the auto industry?
White House says media failed to adequately cover terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, Orlando, Paris, etc. Feb. 7, 2017, 1:40 p.m. This is our look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Homeland Security chief takes responsibility for botched roll out of travel ban :...
238 points by Los Angeles Times | North American Free Trade Agreement Automobile Automotive industry International trade Ronald Reagan United States Protectionism Japan
VW launches subsidiary to manage push for electric cars
New company will manage the $2B VW is required to spend to boost zero-emission cars        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Volkswagen Group Automobile Volkswagen Plug-in hybrid Diesel engine Porsche Electric vehicle Automotive industry
The 2018 Ford Expedition
       
-2 points by The Detroit News | Ford Motor Company Ford Expedition Ford Explorer General Motors Automotive industry User Volvo Cars Station wagon
GM hopes NAFTA changes only part of 'comprehensive tax reform'
GM wants to work with Trump administration on 'comprehensive tax reform' to offset possible border taxes        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | North American Free Trade Agreement General Motors Donald Trump International trade United States Automotive industry Ivana Trump Fred Trump
GM to pay UAW members $12K in record profit sharing
Payout comes as automaker had record pre-tax earnings in North America        
-2 points by The Detroit News | General Motors Automotive industry Ford Motor Company Chrysler United Auto Workers Renault Fiat Tata Motors
Mich. Senate OKs driverless car plans
The Senate approved a series of bills letting firms cruise ahead with plans to operate driverless cars on Michigan roads        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Driverless car Automobile United States Senate General Motors Automotive industry Legislature United States Traffic
Alfa Romeo uses Super Bowl LI as U.S. launch pad
Alfa Romeo used Super Bowl LI to reintroduce itself to to America with three ads touting power, style and performance        
17 points by Detroit Free Press | Automotive industry Fiat Chrysler Alfa Romeo Super Bowl Super Bowl advertising General Motors National Football League
Automakers have strong Super Bowl ad showing
Kia, Honda, Audi, Buick and Ford among top Super Bowl ad performers        
3 points by Detroit Free Press | Super Bowl Automotive industry National Football League New England Patriots Tom Brady Fiat Super Bowl advertising Alfa Romeo
Sterling Heights-based Key Safety Systems poised to acquire Takata
Key Safety Systems has emerged as a likely buyer of troubled airbag manufacturer Takata        
29 points by Detroit Free Press | Airbag Automotive industry Restructuring Lazard Autoliv Investment banks Investment banking According to Jim
New car prices could jump to offset proposed import tax, researcher says
Most automakers would need to raise vehicle prices by thousands of dollars -- more than $17,000 per vehicle in Jaguar Land Rover’s case -- to recoup higher costs incurred by a proposed border-adjusted tax, researcher Baum & Associates LLC estimates.
5 points by The Denver Post | Ford Motor Company Automotive industry Tata Motors General Motors Car manufacturers Land Rover Jaguar Cars Hyundai Motor Company
Will autoworkers save or spend bonus checks?
Talk of new carpeting, campers, cars and vacations builds as auto workers prepare to collect profit-sharing checks.        
113 points by Detroit Free Press | General Motors Automotive industry Debt Chrysler Credit card Money Fiat Payment
Alfa Romeo: Say good bye to predictable
Alfa Romeo, a newcomer to the premium car arena, urges consumers to say goodbye to predictable        
55 points by Detroit Free Press | Super Bowl Automotive industry Alfa Romeo Super Bowl advertising Car manufacturers Alfa Romeo Giulietta Alfa Romeo Giulia National Football League