A friendly “white-hat” hacker says he can identify, locate, unlock and remotely start vehicles equipped with General Motors Co.’s OnStar telematics service.
Samy Kamkar uses his Applied Hacking YouTube video channel to describe how the “OwnStar” device he built can break into the OnStar system. He says the device exploits a [...]
GM Dials Back Fleet Sales in U.S.
Posted: July 31, 2015 at 2:48 pm
General Motors Co. is likely to report flat July sales on Monday because it is...
American Axle Posts 12% Earnings Gain
Posted: July 31, 2015 at 12:25 pm
American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. reports its second-quarter sales rose 6% to $1 billion,...
Cyber Security Expert Hacks into GM’s OnStar System
Posted: July 31, 2015 at 12:10 am
A friendly “white-hat” hacker says he can identify, locate, unlock and remotely start vehicles equipped...
Uber Debuts Its Own Car Leasing Unit
Posted: July 30, 2015 at 1:33 pm
Uber Technologies Inc. is testing a new in-house leasing program intended to help would-be drivers...
VW to Offer Crash Avoidance Features in 2016 U.S. Models
Posted: July 30, 2015 at 12:06 am
Volkswagen AG says it will offer an array of automatic safety features in most of...
FCA Consent Agreement in U.S. Sparks $2 Billion Lawsuit in Canada
Posted: July 30, 2015 at 12:04 am
A Canadian law firm is seeking class-action status for a $4 billion lawsuit on behalf...
Eaton Trims Sales Outlook as Earnings Soar
Posted: July 29, 2015 at 1:35 pm
Eaton Corp. reports its adjusted net income in the second quarter more than tripled to...
Goodyear’s Second-Quarter Earnings Slip
Posted: July 29, 2015 at 12:59 pm
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.’s adjusted net income in April-June fell 10% to $192 million....
Average Age of Light Vehicles in U.S. Reaches 11.5 Years
Posted: July 29, 2015 at 11:17 am
Registrations of cars and light trucks in the U.S. rose 2% to a record 257.9...
Judge Cuts Jeep Fuel Tank Fire Award to $40 Million
Posted: July 29, 2015 at 12:23 am
A Georgia jury’s award of $150 million to the family of a boy killed in...
GM Doubles Investment in Brazil, Names New Chief for South America
Posted: July 29, 2015 at 12:07 am
General Motors Co. says it will spend $3.8 billion in Brazil—double the target it announced...
NHTSA Rejects Request to Probe FCA Engine Stall Claim
Posted: July 29, 2015 at 12:02 am
U.S. safety officials have rejected a request from the Center for Auto Safety to investigate...
Renault-Nissan, Daimler Put Initial Capacity of New Mexico Plant at 230,000
Posted: July 28, 2015 at 2:49 pm
The joint-venture assembly plant being built in Mexico by Daimler AG and the Renault-Nissan alliance...
Ford Posts Record Pretax Profits in North America
Posted: July 28, 2015 at 12:42 pm
Ford Motor Co.’s net income jumped 44% to $1.9 billion in the second quarter of...
GM, SAIC Plan Huge Family of Low-Cost Chevy Models
Posted: July 28, 2015 at 1:29 am
General Motors Co. President Dan Ammann tells reporters the company will spend $5 billion in...
Pilot Program Pays BMW EV Owners to Delay Charging
Posted: July 31, 2015 at 1:29 pm
California utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is paying 100 owners of BMW AG’s i3...
Heads Up: Ford GT350 Mustang Gets Shift Indicator
Posted: July 31, 2015 at 12:28 pm
Ford Motor Co. has installed a new shift light indicator in the high-performance Shelby GT350...
Toyota to Use Telenav GPS App
Posted: July 31, 2015 at 10:58 am
Toyota Motor Corp. will begin offering Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Telenav Inc.’s Scout GPS Link smartphone app...
Lambo Readies Drop-Top Huracan and Limited-Run “Hyper Car”
Posted: July 31, 2015 at 9:40 am
Volkswagen AG’s Lamborghini unit will take the wraps off a roadster version of its Huracan...
Four-Turbo Diesel Next Up for BMW?
Posted: July 30, 2015 at 2:10 pm
BMW AG is working on a new diesel boosting system that would integrate four turbochargers,...
Delphi Beefs Up Connected-Car Portfolio with Acquisitions
Posted: July 30, 2015 at 1:08 pm
Delphi Automotive plc on Thursday announced several deals designed to bolster its electronics, active safety...
Baby NSX to Get L.A. Preview?
Posted: July 30, 2015 at 4:06 am
Honda Motor Co. is close to finalizing the exterior design of a new sports car...
Ford F-150 Super Cab Scores Poorly in IIHS Safety Test
Posted: July 30, 2015 at 3:36 am
Ford Motor Co.’s high-volume F-150 Super Crew pickup truck earned a “top safety pick” rating...
Audi Lights the Way with OLED Concept
Posted: July 29, 2015 at 3:33 pm
Volkswagen AG’s Audi unit will unveil a new concept car featuring the company’s latest organic...
Chevy/GMC Midsize Pickups Add Diesel Option
Posted: July 29, 2015 at 12:26 pm
General Motors Co. confirms it will offer a 2.8-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine its 2016 Chevrolet...
MTU Partners with Lithium-Ion Battery Supplier
Posted: July 29, 2015 at 12:06 am
Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG’s MTU Friedrichshafen unit has formed a partnership with Akasol GmbH to...
Hyundai Pickup Nears Approval
Posted: July 29, 2015 at 12:04 am
Hyundai Motor Co. is moving forward with production plans for the Santa Cruz concept pickup...
Upcoming Mercedes Pickup to Get Premium Treatment
Posted: July 28, 2015 at 1:10 pm
The midsize Mercedes-Benz pickup truck that Daimler AG is developing with the Renault-Nissan alliance will...
Traffic Light Indicator App Bows in New Bimmers
Posted: July 28, 2015 at 11:23 am
BMW AG has introduced an integrated smartphone app that shows the status of upcoming traffic...
New Models Curb Japan’s Turbo Lag
Posted: July 28, 2015 at 12:23 am
While U.S. and European nameplates—and increasingly Korean models—have offered turbocharged engines for several years in...
Volvo Aims to Double Its Share of India’s Luxury-Car Market
Posted: July 31, 2015 at 3:13 pm
Volvo Car Corp. says new models and additional dealerships will help it expand its share...
Strong U.S. Sales Bolster Honda Earnings
Posted: July 31, 2015 at 10:54 am
Honda Motor Co. reports its operating profit rose 16% to 239 billion yen ($1.9 billion)...
Mazda’s Profits Sag
Posted: July 31, 2015 at 1:29 am
Mazda Motor Corp. reports its operating profit in April-June shrank 5% to 53.3 billion yen...
GM Workers in Korea Approve Labor Contract
Posted: July 30, 2015 at 1:59 pm
Union workers in South Korea have approved a one-year labor agreement with General Motors Co....
Nissan’s Operating Profit Surges 58%
Posted: July 29, 2015 at 10:50 am
Nissan Motor Co.’s operating profit in April-June jumped to 194 billion yen ($1.6 billion) from...
GM Announces $1 Billion Expansion in India
Posted: July 29, 2015 at 9:50 am
General Motors Co. says it will invest $1 billion in India to consolidate production at...
Group Cuts Vehicle Sales Forecast for Thailand
Posted: July 28, 2015 at 2:06 am
The Federation of Thai Industries, which previously predicted Thailand’s car market would total 950,000 units...
GM Reaches Tentative Wage Deal in Korea
Posted: July 27, 2015 at 3:19 pm
General Motors Co. and its labor union in South Korea have reached a tentative agreement...
India Readies Revamped Vehicle Safety Rules
Posted: July 27, 2015 at 11:16 am
India’s central government is preparing new laws to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries, notes Prime...
UPDATE: Mitsubishi Will Sell or Close U.S. Plant by November
Posted: July 27, 2015 at 12:14 am
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. intends to shutter its sole U.S. assembly plant by November if it...
Manufacturing Slumps to 15-Month Low in China
Posted: July 24, 2015 at 9:55 am
Manufacturing activity in China slowed in July to its lowest pace in 15 months, according...
Hyundai’s Profits, Sales Decline Again
Posted: July 24, 2015 at 2:03 am
Hyundai Motor Co. says sales declines of 14% in China and 3% in the U.S.—its...
Hyundai to Hike Incentives in China
Posted: July 24, 2015 at 1:40 am
Hyundai Motor Co. says it will increase sales incentives in China, speed up introduction of...
2015 Seen as Tipping Point in China Capacity Utilization
Posted: July 23, 2015 at 7:42 pm
Carmakers in China are using about 94% of their local production capacity in 2015, marking...
Mitsubishi Poised to End Carmaking in U.S.
Posted: July 23, 2015 at 6:47 pm
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. plans to end vehicle production in the U.S. and sell its factory...
Spain Fines Carmakers for Price Fixing
Posted: July 31, 2015 at 11:30 am
Spain has fined 21 carmakers a combined €171 million for conspiring to fix prices on...
France Confirms It Will Sell 5% Stake in Renault
Posted: July 31, 2015 at 12:59 am
The French government says it plans next spring to sell the 5% additional stake it...
U.S. Drives 69% Jump in FCA’s Quarterly Profit
Posted: July 30, 2015 at 12:18 pm
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV reports its net profit in the second quarter of 2015 climbed...
Volvo Truck Profit Doubles in Second Quarter
Posted: July 30, 2015 at 11:47 am
Cost-cutting efforts helped push net profits at AB Volvo to 5.2 billion kronor (€546 million)...
Renault Revenue, Earnings Rise
Posted: July 30, 2015 at 11:18 am
Renault Group increased revenue 12% to €22.2 billion and hiked its operating profit 47% to...
PSA Posts First-Half Net Profit
Posted: July 29, 2015 at 12:21 pm
PSA Peugeot Citroen swung to consolidated net income of €720 million in the first half...
VW Profit Gains as Sales Stall
Posted: July 29, 2015 at 11:42 am
Volkswagen Group reports its operating profit in the second quarter climbed 5% to €3.5 billion....
Pininfarina, Mahindra to Resume Sales Talks in September
Posted: July 28, 2015 at 3:10 pm
Talks involving a bid by India’s Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. to buy Italian design firm...
VW Group Outsells Toyota in First Half of 2015
Posted: July 28, 2015 at 1:38 pm
Volkswagen Group sold 5.04 million vehicles in January-June, surpassing the 5.02 million units reported by...
Daimler to Begin Testing Self-Driving Trucks in Germany
Posted: July 28, 2015 at 12:47 am
Daimler AG tells the Frankfurter Allgemeine it hopes before the end of 2015 to begin...
Valeo’s Profit Surges 34%
Posted: July 27, 2015 at 3:39 pm
Valeo SA reports its revenue in the first half of 2015 grew 15% to €7.3...
VW: No Production Cuts Planned in China
Posted: July 27, 2015 at 12:10 am
Volkswagen AG says it will not reduce production in China in spite of its 4%...
Renault Seeks Partnership in Iran
Posted: July 27, 2015 at 12:04 am
Renault SA is in discussions to either buy a minority stake in Iranian vehicle assembler...
Faurecia’s First-Half Earnings Climb
Posted: July 24, 2015 at 12:21 pm
Faurecia SA’s operating income in the first half of 2015 surged 40% to €424 million,...
PSA Aims to Export Iranian-Made Cars
Posted: July 24, 2015 at 10:40 am
PSA Peugeot Citroen tells Automotive News Europe it plans to set up vehicle assembly in...