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GM’s Millennial Ride-Sharing Platform Expands In New York – Fast Company

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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ford cutting jobs to jump-start stalled stock – CNBC

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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Fiat Chrysler unapologetic about massive horsepower – USA Today – USA TODAY

CLOSE x Embed x Share They range from the most powerful muscle car ever to sleek pocket rockets. USA TODAY 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon packs 840 horsepower(Photo: FCA US LLC) DETROIT — In an era where the biggest buzz in the automotive industry is about self-driving cars, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been doubling down on jaw-dropping horsepower. At the New York Auto Show last month the automaker revealed…

Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Our Views: Another sign GM’s legacy is fading – Janesville Gazette

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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ford CTO Raj Nair on the future: Ford will look very different in 10 … – TechCrunch

Raj Nair (Ford) at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017 Today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, our own Darrell Etherington sat down with Ford Motor Company CTO (and Ford employee since 1987!) Raj Nair to chat about the future and how a company like Ford shifts with an evolving industry — particularly as the car industry adopts the idea of cars that drive themselves. While the overall panel was about autonomous vehicles, they…

Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ford To Cut Up To 20000 Jobs As Fields Aims To Keep His Strategy On Track – Report – Forbes

Mark Fields, Ford CEO, is under pressure. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Ford ) Ford Motor is planning to slash up to 10 percent of its global workforce, as it seeks to cut $3 billion in costs in the face of slower car sales and higher spending on new technologies, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday night. The job cuts could be outlined as early as this week, the Journal said,…

Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

GM’s Millennial Ride-Sharing Platform Expands In New York – Fast Company

About the author Ruth Reader is a writer for Fast Company who covers gig economy platforms, contract workers, and the future of jobs. More

Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Fiat Chrysler to recall 1.25 million trucks for software glitch linked to one crash death – CNBC

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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017

As Ford shares stall, Bill Ford’s frustration grows – CNBC

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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Driving the Ford GT, America’s fastest supercar – The Verge

Announced in 2015 to a wildly positive response, the 2017 Ford GT is the second resurrection of the GT40, the car that captured the first win for Ford (and the United States) in one of the most prestigious races in the world: the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This new GT was supposed to honor that 1966 accomplishment in a way that the 2005 reincarnation never did — by being…

Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017

Dodge Challenger GT: Where’s the beef? – Los Angeles Times

There are many reasons to desire a mighty American muscle car like the Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Chevrolet Corvette or Ford Mustang GT. They look great. They sound awesome. They peel out and lay rubber. The higher you go in the trim lines, the more true these things become. At the top of the 2017 Dodge line-up, for example, is the 840 horsepower Challenger SRT Demon. It will go zero…

Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Chicago Bears’ Rookie Quarterback Still Drives a 1997 Toyota Camry – The Drive

Sure enough, the Bears ended up drafting Trubisky in the first round, so this week, he kept up his end of the deal by rolling up to rookie camp in Illinois in the 20-year-old Toyota. For his part, the imminence of wealth beyond the wildest dreams of many hasn’t really changed his appreciation for the car. “It can still lug around a little bit. It moves pretty well. Gets me…

Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017

As Ford shares stall, Bill Ford’s frustration grows – CNBC

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Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017

A day on the track with the ridiculous 2017 Ford GT supercar – TechCrunch

A few weeks back, Ford invited us out to Salt Lake City to spend an afternoon in the 2017 Ford GT supercar. They’re only making 250 of these things per year, and they’ll go for around $500,000 each. Needless to say, I mulled it over for about 9 milliseconds before buying myself a plane ticket and heading for Utah. Before we dive in, a bit of backstory: back in 1963,…

Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017

As Ford shares stall, Bill Ford’s frustration grows – CNBC

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Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017

GM extends warranty in headlight failure probe – The Detroit News

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Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017

2017 Fiat 124 Spider: Is This The Best Miata Ever? – Forbes

Sam Abuelsamid At the recent New York Auto Show, Fiat Chrysler unveiled the quickest and most powerful production car it has ever built, the 2018 Dodge Challenger Demon. This isn’t the first time that Chrysler has used the Demon name — it first appeared on a variant of the early-1970s Dart and then again on 2007 two-seat roadster concept. While the latter Demon never made it production, its spirit lives…

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017

GM trims battery costs, aims to make profitable EVs – The Detroit News

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Flint — General Motors Co. wants to be the first automaker to sell an affordable electric vehicle that also generates a profit. Mark Reuss, GM’s head of global product development, and Chairman and CEO Mary Barra, each made the proclamation in recent weeks. The new publicly stated goal comes months into the national launch of the new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, a pure electric with an…

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Toyota CEO Wants You to Stop Calling His Cars Boring, Dammit – The Drive

On the heels of reporting a 20 percent decline in profits yesterday, Akio Toyoda had some interesting things to say regarding the public perception of his company’s products. In a report by USA Today, “Until now, there were times when Toyota’s cars were called ‘boring’ or were said to be lacking in character, but I now feel that, in terms of driving and design, our customers have begun to favorably…

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Toyota: Please Stop Calling Us Boring – Jalopnik

Akio Toyoda presenting the not boring 2018 Toyota Camry in Detroit. Photo credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images  Toyota has heard one too many jokes about the Camry dent, and about how it carries the large, beige-colored flag of vanilla midsize sedans. But it’s 2017. The angles are sharper, the wheels are sportier, and Toyota wants you to stop calling its cars boring. Please. Guys. Please. Advertisement At least, that’s what it…

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017