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VW bid to delay first U.S. diesel emissions trial rejected

A Virginia judge rejected a request by VW to delay several of the company's trials over excess emissions because of "inflammatory" comments made by a lawyer representing car owners.


Israeli startup Otonomo takes on Google in rush to process car data

Israeli startup Otonomo is taking on giant software companies including Google in the rush to process and monetize the mass of data being produced by today's connected cars.

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Will scandal cripple the UAW, or transform it?

UAW dissidents see the situation as an opportunity for profound change. They're urging rank-and-file members to "take back" the union from leaders they claim are overly willing to comply with employers' requests.

Another reinvention for AxleTech

Detroit's heavy-duty and off-road axle and brake maker AxleTech is being reborn as a supplier to electric garbage trucks, buses and construction vehicles.

Sergio Marchionne's final lap

One thing about Marchionne stands out as the onetime tax accountant and philosophy student prepares to step aside after nearly 15 years running first Fiat and now FCA: The guy knows how to make money.

Adient stumbles, but barrels ahead

Adient reported a painful financial quarter, but more than a year into its makeover, the seating giant is determined to stay focused on future products.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Battery-swapping for urban dwellers

I agree with Keith Crain that the electric vehicle industry “will need something that is not yet developed or commercialized.”

Toyota's new execs see a crisis

Toyota's latest batch of newly promoted executives injects new diversity of thought, but all are decidedly single-minded in warning that Japan's biggest automaker is beset by industry upheaval.

Changes grip embattled GKN

GKN has changed CEOs, embarked on a two-year profit drive and now is battling a hostile takeover -- all while launching its advanced eDrive technology.

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