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GM’s new problem-solving focus reaps savings – The Detroit News

Monday, September 07, 2015

How GM handled a shortage of 22-inch wheels for its Cadillac Escalade illustrates the way it is knocking down old, compartmentalized ways of thinking and acting.(Photo: Richard Prince / rprincephoto.com) It started with one project, one wheel on one vehicle. The fix was worth $50 million in additional revenue for General Motors Co. But more importantly, it illustrates how GM is knocking down old, compartmentalized ways of thinking and acting….

Fiat Chrysler recalls 8000 more Jeeps over wireless hacking – The Guardian

Monday, September 07, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has recalled a further 7,810 Jeeps affected by a widely reported bug that allows an attacker to wirelessly seize control of the vehicle. The recall affects the variants of the 2015 model of the FCA’s Jeep Renegade sports utility vehicle with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, more than half of which FCA says are still in dealer hands. In a statement, the automobile firm said: “the campaign –…

GM’s sales drop in August highlights automaker divide in China – Reuters

Monday, September 07, 2015

BEIJING General Motors Co (GM.N) reported on Monday its biggest drop in China sales in five months for August as global automakers struggle with a deepening economic slowdown and slumping equities in the world’s largest auto market. Vehicle sales for GM and its joint venture partners fell 4.8 percent year-on-year in August, while Ford Motor Co (F.N) and Nissan Motor Co Ltd (7201.T) also reported contracting sales for the month,…

Fiat Chrysler recalls 8000 extra Jeeps over remote control hacking worries – ZDNet

Monday, September 07, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Fiat Chrysler has issued a voluntary recall of roughly 7,810 SUVs sold in the United States over a security flaw which could allow attackers to remotely control a vehicle. The recall affects variants of the 2015 Jeep Renegade SUV models which are equipped with 6.5-inch touchscreens. However, the automaker says over half are still in the hands of dealers and will be patched and serviced before being put…

GM’s new problem-solving focus reaps savings – The Detroit News

Monday, September 07, 2015

How GM handled a shortage of 22-inch wheels for its Cadillac Escalade illustrates the way it is knocking down old, compartmentalized ways of thinking and acting.(Photo: Richard Prince / rprincephoto.com) It started with one project, one wheel on one vehicle. The fix was worth $50 million in additional revenue for General Motors Co. But more importantly, it illustrates how GM is knocking down old, compartmentalized ways of thinking and acting….

Ford to add ANTI-SPIDER technology to its cars to stop them nesting in vehicles – Daily Mail

Monday, September 07, 2015

Engineers developed a spider screen to stop spiders building nests Screen prevents spiders from building cocoon-like webs dense enough to potentially block fuel vapour lines, which can damage engines Spider screen is being rolled out in Ford vehicles in North America and will go global with launch of the 2016 Ford Focus RS  By Sarah Griffiths for MailOnline Published: 12:37 GMT, 7 September 2015 | Updated: 14:41 GMT, 7 September…

GM’s sales drop in August highlights automaker divide in China – Reuters

Monday, September 07, 2015

BEIJING General Motors Co (GM.N) reported on Monday its biggest drop in China sales in five months for August as global automakers struggle with a deepening economic slowdown and slumping equities in the world’s largest auto market. Vehicle sales for GM and its joint venture partners fell 4.8 percent year-on-year in August, while Ford Motor Co (F.N) and Nissan Motor Co Ltd (7201.T) also reported contracting sales for the month,…

Fiat Chrysler CEO says merger with GM ‘a high priority’ – Fortune

Monday, September 07, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) boss Sergio Marchionne said on Sunday that seeking a tie-up with General Motors at was a “high priority” and such a deal would also be the best strategic option for its U.S. rival. GM’s board rebuffed a merger proposal from the Italian-American carmaker earlier this year. That has not stopped Marchionne from wooing his bigger competitor as he seeks to reduce the number of players in…

GM’s new problem-solving focus reaps savings – The Detroit News

Monday, September 07, 2015

How GM handled a shortage of 22-inch wheels for its Cadillac Escalade illustrates the way it is knocking down old, compartmentalized ways of thinking and acting.(Photo: Richard Prince / rprincephoto.com) It started with one project, one wheel on one vehicle. The fix was worth $50 million in additional revenue for General Motors Co. But more importantly, it illustrates how GM is knocking down old, compartmentalized ways of thinking and acting….

Fiat Chrysler CEO says merger with GM ‘a high priority’ – Fortune

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) boss Sergio Marchionne said on Sunday that seeking a tie-up with General Motors at was a “high priority” and such a deal would also be the best strategic option for its U.S. rival. GM’s board rebuffed a merger proposal from the Italian-American carmaker earlier this year. That has not stopped Marchionne from wooing his bigger competitor as he seeks to reduce the number of players in…

GM’s new problem-solving focus reaps savings – The Detroit News

Sunday, September 06, 2015

How GM handled a shortage of 22-inch wheels for its Cadillac Escalade illustrates the way it is knocking down old, compartmentalized ways of thinking and acting.(Photo: Richard Prince / rprincephoto.com) It started with one project, one wheel on one vehicle. The fix was worth $50 million in additional revenue for General Motors Co. But more importantly, it illustrates how GM is knocking down old, compartmentalized ways of thinking and acting….

Fiat Chrysler CEO says merger with GM ‘a high priority’ – Fortune

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) boss Sergio Marchionne said on Sunday that seeking a tie-up with General Motors at was a “high priority” and such a deal would also be the best strategic option for its U.S. rival. GM’s board rebuffed a merger proposal from the Italian-American carmaker earlier this year. That has not stopped Marchionne from wooing his bigger competitor as he seeks to reduce the number of players in…

Fiat Chrysler CEO says pursuing merger with GM a ‘high priority’ – Reuters

Sunday, September 06, 2015

MONZA, Italy Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) (FCHA.MI) boss Sergio Marchionne said on Sunday that seeking a tie-up with General Motors (GM.N) was a “high priority” and such a deal would also be the best strategic option for its U.S. rival. GM’s board rebuffed a merger proposal from the Italian-American carmaker earlier this year. That has not stopped Marchionne from wooing his bigger competitor as he seeks to reduce the number…

Honda at WAR: McLaren call for the sacking of engine boss Yasuhisa Arai as … – Daily Mail

Sunday, September 06, 2015

McLaren are finally pointing fingers at Honda after showing the patience of Job all season  McLaren are so exasperated at Honda’s woeful performance that they have now called for the head of their F1 division, Yasuhisa Arai, to be replaced At Monza on Saturday, Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso were just 16th and 17th fastest in qualifying By Jonathan Mcevoy For The Mail On Sunday Published: 21:33 GMT, 5 September 2015…

Why Toyota’s Hydrogen Car Should Worry Tesla Motors Investors – Motley Fool

Saturday, September 05, 2015

The Toyota Mirai doesn’t look like much of a threat to Tesla’s sleek and powerful Model S. But it’s a sign that the world’s largest green-car maker isn’t buying Tesla’s vision. Source: Toyota. Who could crush Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA)? Probably nobody could at this point — except Tesla itself. But there’s one company that could make a very serious run at the Silicon Valley upstart. This company has a huge…

Toyota announces $50 million partnership with Stanford, MIT – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Saturday, September 05, 2015

EAST PALO ALTO >> Toyota is investing $50 million to create two new artificial intelligence research centers at Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that will work on robot-assisted driving and inventing new ways to help people and goods move around. The Japanese carmaker has also hired Gill Pratt, a top robotics scientist from the military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, to coordinate…

GM, UAW erect billboard near Nissan factory – The Daily News Journal

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Buy Photo This UAW GM billboard is located on the north side of Lee Victory Parkway about a half mile from the Nissan auto factory in Smyrna. The billboard seeks to attract full-time industrial electricians to the GM factory in Spring Hill.(Photo: Scott Broden/DNJ)Buy Photo DNJ Labor Day 2015 SMYRNA - GM and UAW recently erected a billboard a half mile from the Nissan factory to recruit electricians to the Spring Hill…

Fiat Chrysler to recall 7810 SUVs over hacking concerns – Fortune

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s U.S. arm said on Friday it would recall 7,810 sport utility vehicles in the United States to update software for radios to prevent hacking. The announcement by FCA US LLC, formerly Chrysler Group LLC, comes more than a month after the company recalled about 1.4 million vehicles in the United States over hacking concerns. The vehicles were recalled to install software to prevent hackers from gaining…

UAW Ford Negotiators’ Video Says Givebacks Are Done – Wall Street Journal

Saturday, September 05, 2015

ENLARGE The United Auto Workers union is turning up the heat on Ford Motor Co. F -2.02 % as part of its campaign to win a pay raise for workers during labor-contract negotiations. On Thursday, the UAW’s Ford negotiating team posted a YouTube video insisting it wants the nation’s No. 2 auto maker to pay up. The video’s release, less than two weeks before the current four-year labor deal expires,…