Autos

Five Highlights From the Frankfurt Auto Show – ABC News

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Car sales are growing in Europe and the U.S. and automakers are responding with something for every driver class at the Frankfurt auto show. After years of more conservative launches, automakers here are letting the R&D horses out of the stable with everything from mass-market cars with once-premium features to speedy supercar convertibles. There are a record 210 new car launches at the Frankfurt show, which, after an industry preview…

Electric cars and pure luxury rule at Frankfurt auto show – USA TODAY

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Last SlideNext Slide The Jaguar C-X75 from the upcoming 007 movie ‘Spectre’ is presented on the second press day of the Frankfurt Auto Show.(Photo: Jens Meyer, AP) FRANKFURT — Held every two years in a German city now known for its bankers and seasoned sausages, the Frankfurt Motor Show formally opens to the public on Thursday after several press days. Here’s what to watch: ELECTRIC CARS STILL ALL LUXURY To…

UAW, Fiat Chrysler deal addresses 2-tier pay – The Detroit News

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Buy Photo UAW President Dennis Wiiliams, left, and FCA Chairman Sergio Marchionne during a press conference Tuesday night.(Photo: Steve Perez / The Detroit News)Buy Photo Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and the United Auto Workers announced a tentative agreement Tuesday night that addresses the critical issues of a two-tier pay structure and health care costs. UAW President Dennis Williams said the proposed deal is “balanced” and keeps both sides competitive. At…

BMW chief’s collapse highlights executive stress – CNBC

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

It is unusual, for example, for boards to admit that their senior executives are exhausted: after all, they appointed the men and women in charge. It is still almost unheard of for directors to link episodes of chief executive fatigue to stress. Latterly, some companies have agreed to allow their CEOs time off to recover from the effects of pressure — notably Lloyds Banking Group, with António…

BMW chief’s collapse highlights executive stress – CNBC

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

It is unusual, for example, for boards to admit that their senior executives are exhausted: after all, they appointed the men and women in charge. It is still almost unheard of for directors to link episodes of chief executive fatigue to stress. Latterly, some companies have agreed to allow their CEOs time off to recover from the effects of pressure — notably Lloyds Banking Group, with António…

Autoworkers’ Union Reaches Tentative Deal With Fiat Chrysler – New York Times

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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UAW, Fiat Chrysler reach tentative contract agreement – USA TODAY

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, left, speaks to the media with UAW President Dennis Williams, during an event to mark the ceremonial beginning of its contract talks at the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center in Detroit on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. (Photo: Kimberly P. Mitchell, Detroit Free Press) DETROIT — The thorny issue of a two-tier wage structure and the need to address health care costs are addressed in a tentative…

Autoworkers’ Union Reaches Tentative Deal With Fiat Chrysler – New York Times

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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BMW chief’s collapse highlights executive stress – CNBC

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

It is unusual, for example, for boards to admit that their senior executives are exhausted: after all, they appointed the men and women in charge. It is still almost unheard of for directors to link episodes of chief executive fatigue to stress. Latterly, some companies have agreed to allow their CEOs time off to recover from the effects of pressure — notably Lloyds Banking Group, with António…

BMW CEO Faints on Stage at Frankfurt Auto Show – NBCNews.com

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

FRANKFURT — German luxury carmaker BMW’s new chief executive, Harald Krueger, fainted on stage at the Frankfurt auto show on Tuesday, a Reuters witness reported. Krueger collapsed as he was commenting on BMW’s latest models during a news conference. Two men escorted him off stage. Kruger was able to walk. A BMW spokesman said over the public address system: “I’m a bit lost for words.” It was the first appearance…

What will you be driving in 2016? An AZ of star cars at the Frankfurt Motor Show – CNN International

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

(CNN)The world’s largest auto show opens its doors in Frankfurt this week. With dozens of debuts and concept car launches expected, the 66th IAA (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung) Frankfurt Motor Show is a chance for car makers from around the globe to unveil their plans for next year and beyond. Frankfurt sits alongside Geneva and Paris as one of the big three European motor shows, alternating with the latter on the world…

BMW CEO Collapses During Presentation at Auto Show – U.S. News & World Report

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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BMW, Toyota May Deepen Alliance – Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

FRANKFURT—BMW AG and Toyota Motor Co are discussing the possible expansion of their existing alliance, BMW Chief Finance Officer Friedrich Eichiner said Tuesday. The talks between the world’s biggest auto maker by sales and the world’s largest maker of premium cars comes as the global auto industry faces upheaval through the emergence of new technology and increasing regulatory pressure to cut emissions and introduce new safety…

No deal yet: UAW, Fiat Chrysler pulled an all-nighter – Detroit Free Press

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, left, speaks to the media with UAW President Dennis Williams, during an event to mark the ceremonial beginning of its contract talks at the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center in Detroit on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. (Photo: Kimberly P. Mitchell/Detroit Free Press) No deal yet as the UAW and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles continued to negotiate through the night after extending the existing collective agreement on an hour-by-hour basis in…

Exotic Cars Speeding Through Beverly Hills Focus of Police Report – NBC Southern California

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Police are investigating a street race between two high-performance exotic cars in Beverly Hills that garnered hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube — and the man claiming to own the cars says he is protected by diplomatic immunity. The video shows a white Porsche 911 and a…

BMW Halts Frankfurt Press Briefing After CEO Krueger Faints – Bloomberg

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

BMW AG was forced to end a press conference at the Frankfurt International Motor Show after Chief Executive Officer Harald Krueger collapsed on stage. The CEO, 49, was escorted offstage by two assistants following the incident Tuesday, which took place shortly after the briefing started. Krueger is being treated by a doctor after the “moment of dizziness,” BMW spokesman Maximilian Schoeberl said in a statement, adding that the CEO’s condition…

Autoworkers Go to Fiat Chrysler for First Talks – New York Times

Monday, September 14, 2015

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Protect and Swerve: LAPD’s Electric Cruiser Joins List of Odd Cop Cars – NBCNews.com

Monday, September 14, 2015

It may not strike fear in the hearts of hardened criminals, but the Los Angeles Police Department has added a new tool to its fleet of cruisers — a modified version of the BMW i3 battery-electric vehicle. Bearing the LAPD’s familiar black-and-white paint job, with the motto, “To Protect and to Serve,” emblazoned on its doors, the pint-sized EV will patrol in downtown L.A. as part of the city’s efforts…

Protect and Swerve: LAPD’s Electric Cruiser Joins List of Odd Cop Cars – NBCNews.com

Monday, September 14, 2015

It may not strike fear in the hearts of hardened criminals, but the Los Angeles Police Department has added a new tool to its fleet of cruisers — a modified version of the BMW i3 battery-electric vehicle. Bearing the LAPD’s familiar black-and-white paint job, with the motto, “To Protect and to Serve,” emblazoned on its doors, the pint-sized EV will patrol in downtown L.A. as part of the city’s efforts…

Fiat Chrysler CEO skips Frankfurt show; UAW deal may be near – U.S. News & World Report

Monday, September 14, 2015

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