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Here’s what it’s like driving the new Toyota hydrogen fuel-cell car – Business Insider

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Thomson ReutersPeople take pictures of Toyota Mirai car ahead of the 85th International Motor Show in Geneva See Also While auto-industry insiders, analysts, and tech-savvy early adopters are split on whether a hydrogen infrastructure is viable in the near future, several automakers are pushing forward with product—and hoping that the infrastructure (and more product) will follow. At present, those automakers making significant investment in fuel-cell vehicles are Honda, Toyota, and…

Here’s what it’s like driving the new Toyota hydrogen fuel-cell car – Business Insider

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Thomson ReutersPeople take pictures of Toyota Mirai car ahead of the 85th International Motor Show in Geneva See Also While auto-industry insiders, analysts, and tech-savvy early adopters are split on whether a hydrogen infrastructure is viable in the near future, several automakers are pushing forward with product—and hoping that the infrastructure (and more product) will follow. At present, those automakers making significant investment in fuel-cell vehicles are Honda, Toyota, and…

Here’s what it’s like driving the new Toyota hydrogen fuel-cell car – Business Insider

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Thomson ReutersPeople take pictures of Toyota Mirai car ahead of the 85th International Motor Show in Geneva See Also While auto-industry insiders, analysts, and tech-savvy early adopters are split on whether a hydrogen infrastructure is viable in the near future, several automakers are pushing forward with product—and hoping that the infrastructure (and more product) will follow. At present, those automakers making significant investment in fuel-cell vehicles are Honda, Toyota, and…

In playful rivalry, Dodge pokes fun at Volkswagen Passat – Automotive News

Saturday, August 08, 2015

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Here’s what it’s like driving the new Toyota hydrogen fuel-cell car – Business Insider

Friday, August 07, 2015

Thomson ReutersPeople take pictures of Toyota Mirai car ahead of the 85th International Motor Show in Geneva See Also While auto-industry insiders, analysts, and tech-savvy early adopters are split on whether a hydrogen infrastructure is viable in the near future, several automakers are pushing forward with product—and hoping that the infrastructure (and more product) will follow. At present, those automakers making significant investment in fuel-cell vehicles are Honda, Toyota, and…

Ford Hires Second Supplier to Build Steel Frames for F-150 to Meet Demand – Wall Street Journal

Friday, August 07, 2015

ENLARGE Ford Motor Co. F -0.20 % has hired a second supplier to provide steel frames for its best-selling F-150 truck, hoping to better meet delivery demands amid a parts shortage from its current supplier, according to people familiar with the matter. The Dearborn, Mich., auto maker is struggling to get as many F-150s on dealer lots as originally planned because its supplier, Mexico-based Metalsa S.A, is having trouble building…

2015 Ford F-150 Supply Constraints Are Still Helping GM – Motley Fool

Friday, August 07, 2015

Top U.S. automakers Ford (NYSE:F) and General Motors (NYSE:GM) have been battling in recent years to capitalize on the growth of the extremely profitable pickup market. During 2013, Ford was the clear winner, and it aimed to solidify its dominance of the segment by rolling out a bold new design with lightweight aluminum body panels for the 2015 Ford F-150. However, Ford was already running its factories flat-out to keep…

And Now, The Auto-Braking Car Door – Forbes

Friday, August 07, 2015

Okay, so getting one’s car door dinged in a crowded parking lot is hardly the worst problem motorists face, but it sure can be a frustrating one. With necessity being the mother of invention, a team of engineers from a German auto component company called Kiekert AG, in conjunction with students at Cologne’s Erzbischoefliche Liebfrauenschule business school, claims to have solved the dilemma with what is essentially an auto-braking system for car…

Changes in auto tech attract new companies – The Oakland Press

Friday, August 07, 2015

NNG co-founder David Wiernik BIRMINGHAM>> The sweeping changes in automotive technology are bringing new companies, such as NNG, looking to sell new ideas to Detroit’s automakers. NNG, a Hungarian company created by an Israeli entrepreneur, recently opened new offices in the post office building behind the Baldwin Public Library, its ambition, technical savvy and…

Honda’s Hit: $16000 Coupe Sells Out After First Production Run – Bloomberg

Friday, August 07, 2015

Honda Motor Co. has sold out all 8,600 of its new roadsters slated for production this year and is fully booked through June. The only problem: four in five buyers of the $16,000 sports car are over 40. That is a much older demographic than other models in the lineup and many of these older customers are repeat customers buying the coupe as a second car, according to Misato Fukushima,…

UAW leader says union will ‘negotiate smart’ with Ford – Detroit Free Press

Friday, August 07, 2015

UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles, left, and former Detroit Tiger Willie Horton, right, on Thursday night before a youth league all-start game.(Photo: Marx Layne) The UAW knows Ford is earning record profits in North America, but does not plan to use that as an opportunity to extract unreasonable raises in contract discussions this year. UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles said Thursday the union needs to remember that the companies that employ…

Honda’s Hit: $16000 Coupe Sells Out After First Production Run – Bloomberg

Friday, August 07, 2015

Honda Motor Co. has sold out all 8,600 of its new roadsters slated for production this year and is fully booked through June. The only problem: four in five buyers of the $16,000 sports car are over 40. That is a much older demographic than other models in the lineup and many of these older customers are repeat customers buying the coupe as a second car, according to Misato Fukushima,…

Honda’s Hit: $16000 Coupe Sells Out After First Production Run – Bloomberg

Friday, August 07, 2015

Honda Motor Co. has sold out all 8,600 of its new roadsters slated for production this year and is fully booked through June. The only problem: four in five buyers of the $16,000 sports car are over 40. That is a much older demographic than other models in the lineup and many of these older customers are repeat customers buying the coupe as a second car, according to Misato Fukushima,…

Honda’s Hit: $16000 Coupe Sells Out After First Production Run – Bloomberg

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Honda Motor Co. has sold out all 8,600 of its new roadsters slated for production this year and is fully booked through June. The only problem: four in five buyers of the $16,000 sports car are over 40. That is a much older demographic than other models in the lineup and many of these older customers are repeat customers buying the coupe as a second car, according to Misato Fukushima,…

Fiat Chrysler Knew of Hacking Risk 18 Months Ago – Bloomberg

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV waited 18 months to tell federal safety regulators about a security flaw in radios being installed in more than a million vehicles that hackers exploited in July to seize control of a Jeep. The automaker says it was working on a fix, and didn’t consider the problem a safety defect. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration saw otherwise. Eight days after being notified by the company,…

Honda’s Hit: $16000 Coupe Sells Out After First Production Run – Bloomberg

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Honda Motor Co. has sold out all 8,600 of its new roadsters slated for production this year and is fully booked through June. The only problem: four in five buyers of the $16,000 sports car are over 40. That is a much older demographic than other models in the lineup and many of these older customers are repeat customers buying the coupe as a second car, according to Misato Fukushima,…

Steelmakers Try to Stay Out in Front in Auto Industry – Wall Street Journal

Thursday, August 06, 2015

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.—Steel thought it would be the auto industry’s best friend forever. But after more than a century, the relationship appears to need some mending as new emissions regulations are forcing car companies to rethink how vehicles are made. At a well-attended auto industry conference here, executives from AK Steel Holding Corp., ArcelorMittal SA, Nucor Corp., and U.S. Steel Corp. walked the halls talking to anyone who…

NTSB reports cause of Harrison Ford plane crash – USA TODAY

Thursday, August 06, 2015

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Fiat Chrysler US Earnings Fall 3 Pct. on Recall Penalties – ABC News

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Net income at Fiat Chrysler’s U.S. operations fell 3 percent last quarter due largely to a $90 million charge to pay government penalties for mishandling recalls. The company says it made $598 million from April to June, compared with $619 million a year ago. The decline also included a $71 million loss from paying off $2.9 billion in secured notes. The drop came even though worldwide sales rose 5 percent…

Fiat Chrysler US Arm’s Profit Falls – Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

The U.S. arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said its second-quarter profit slipped more than 3% with debt payments and government fines masking the company’s strong performance as consumers snapped up bigger and more expensive pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles. Net income fell to $598 million from $619 million a year earlier. The company spent $90 million alone on fines issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety…