US Automotive News

UPDATE: No strike at Ford Claycomo plant this weekend, local UAW president says – KSHB

Saturday, October 03, 2015

CLAYCOMO, Mo. – UPDATE, 10/3: UAW Local 249 President Jeff Wright said there will not be any strike this weekend. “There will not be any strike and work will go on as planned today and tomorrow,” Wright told 41 Action News. “The next step is to have the membership, or all hourly workers, vote on the tentative plan.” Wright said no date has been set for the vote.  —– ORIGINAL…

UAW, Ford Reach Tentative Deal Averting Plant Strike – Wall Street Journal

Saturday, October 03, 2015

ENLARGE The United Auto Workers union and Ford Motor Co. F 2.34 % reached a tentative contract agreement late Friday night, averting a strike set for Sunday at one of the auto maker’s pickup truck plants. Local 249 union members were preparing to walk off the job over a variety of unresolved issues at the Claycomo, Mo., plant which produces F-150 pickup trucks and Transit vans. Plants typically reach their…

GM plans $5.5B in cost cuts to help finance new mobility – Business Insider

Saturday, October 03, 2015

eapcontent.ap.orgFILE – In this Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, General Motors CEO Mary Barra talks about the 2016 Chevrolet Volt hybrid car at the North American International Auto Show, in Detroit. General Motors on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 told investors it plans to cut $5.5 billion in manufacturing, purchasing and administrative costs during the next three years, helping to finance a big push into autonomous cars and car- and ride-sharing…

Toyota Prepares to Push the 2016 Tacoma as GM’s New Trucks Gain – Motley Fool

Saturday, October 03, 2015

The all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma has begun arriving at U.S. dealers. Image source: Toyota Toyota (NYSE:TM) has an all-new version of its midsize Tacoma pickup for 2016. And it plans to make sure that everyone knows about it. The company is launching a major new ad campaign for its popular pickup, including new television ads that will debut on Monday.  Toyota executives told Automotive News that the campaign will be…

UAW faces tough road to salvage failed Fiat Chrysler deal – Automotive News

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Workers exit during a shift change at Fiat Chrysler’s truck assembly plant in Warren, Mich., on Thursday. A strong recovery at Detroit’s three automakers has failed to vanquish threats to union jobs from lower-wage workers in Mexico and non-union factories in the Southern United States. Photo credit: BLOOMBERG   …

Toyota Prepares to Push the 2016 Tacoma as GM’s New Trucks Gain – Motley Fool

Saturday, October 03, 2015

The all-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma has begun arriving at U.S. dealers. Image source: Toyota Toyota (NYSE:TM) has an all-new version of its midsize Tacoma pickup for 2016. And it plans to make sure that everyone knows about it. The company is launching a major new ad campaign for its popular pickup, including new television ads that will debut on Monday.  Toyota executives told Automotive News that the campaign will be…

GM sees double-digit earnings growth in 2016 – Business Insider

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Thomson ReutersGeneral Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra speaks to the media during the GM Global Business Conference at the GM Milford Proving Grounds in Milford, Michigan By Joseph White and Bernie Woodall MILFORD, Mich. (Reuters) – General Motors Co on Thursday said it is targeting an increase in earnings per share to between $5 and $5.50 per share, from its goal of $4.50 per share this year. The No. 1…

There May Be A Big Union Fight Brewing In American Auto – Daily Caller

Friday, October 02, 2015

The auto industry is on the rise again and workers are trying to get in on the action by threatening with strikes as early as this weekend if they don’t get better agreements. September saw a sharp increase in sales for the major car makers who have struggled in the aftermath of the financial crisis in 2008. Workers are now demanding a replacement to the initial concessions set up by The United Auto…

GM already has 1 million connected cars on the road – Fortune

Friday, October 02, 2015

If things go the automotive industry’s way, there will be millions of four-wheeled wireless hotspots traveling U.S. roads by 2020. What you might not realize is that General Motors GM already accounts for 1 million of them. High-speed connectivity will enable dozens of new, revenue-generating applications. That includes everything from maintenance adjustment and emergency response to navigation help and passenger entertainment — even mobile apps that open your door if…

Honda Using Experimental New ASIMO for Disaster Response Research – IEEE Spectrum

Friday, October 02, 2015

During the Fukushima crisis in Japan, the lack of Japanese robots that were available to help out was notable. There was some question as to why Honda didn’t just send ASIMO (arguably one of the most sophisticated and capable humanoid robots in existence) to help out. The simple answer is that ASIMO wouldn’t be able to handle that kind (or any kind) of extreme environment. The robot was never intended to be a…

Honda rules out Toro Rosso engine deal – Motorsport.com

Friday, October 02, 2015

Honda has dismissed speculation it could give a last-minute deal to Toro Rosso for next season, as Red Bull’s teams continue to work on trying to convince Ferrari to give it the engines they want. With Red Bull boss Christian Horner having admitted that both the company’s teams are in a ‘critical’ situation regarding power supply for next year, there had been suggestions in recent days that Honda…

GM warns the Valley: Prepare to compete over driverless cars – Fox News

Friday, October 02, 2015

FILE – In this Jan. 12, 2015 file photo, General Motors CEO Mary Barra talks about the 2016 Chevrolet Volt hybrid car at the North American International Auto Show, in Detroit. General Motors on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 told investors it plans to cut $5.5 billion in manufacturing, purchasing and administrative costs during the next three years, helping to finance a big push into autonomous cars and car- and ride-sharing…

UAW Contract Vote at Fiat Chrysler Takes a Populist Tone – New York Times

Thursday, October 01, 2015

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US auto sales show big gains, except at Volkswagen – U.S. News & World Report

Thursday, October 01, 2015

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‘Let’s Drive NYC’ is GM’s new car-sharing program, but it’s only for one … – The Verge

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Building on GM’s announcement from earlier this morning, the company has just unveiled “Let’s Drive NYC,” a car-sharing program in New York City — but the catch is that it’s only open to residents of a single 479-unit building near Times Square right now. Occupants receive three hours of vehicle use per month; additional time starts at under $10 per hour, or up to $75 for 24 hours, which is very…

GM warns the Valley: Prepare to compete over driverless cars – U.S. News & World Report

Thursday, October 01, 2015

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GM counting on big profits from parts and accessories, GM Financial – Automotive News

Thursday, October 01, 2015

   Print  Reprints  Respond Mike Colias Automotive NewsOctober 1, 2015 – 2:24 pm ET DETROIT — General Motors expects…

General Motors (GM) U.S. Sales Rose 12% in Sept.; Retail Deliveries Increased 17% – StreetInsider.com

Thursday, October 01, 2015

General Motors (NYSE: GM) Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac brands sold 251,310 vehicles in the United States in September 2015. Retail deliveries climbed 17 percent compared with a year ago, which makes September the sixth month in a row that GM has increased retail market share year over year. Total sales were up 12 percent. *** The Street was looking for a 9.3 percent increase. “Staying focused on core values…