How Ottawa’s financial aid package for Air Canada compares to the auto sector bailout
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Late sales rebound helps US automakers avoid 2020 disaster
Pandemic forced auto factories and many dealerships to shut down in April and May
Automakers shut North American plants over coronavirus fears
Most said they’ll have to evaluate the spread of the virus before reopening.
Detroit 3, UAW agree on virus measures to keep plants running
Partial closure of plants, deep cleaning and longer periods between shift enacted to protect employees.
Unifor, FCA, Ford, GM form virus task force to protect employees
Measures in place and in continuous communication at the national and plant levels.
Automakers dodged parts shortage, but COVID-19 poses new threat
Falling sales and sickened factory workers and the threat of recession as the virus spreads through the US and Europe.
Automakers side with Trump in legal fight with California
They want one national program with achievable standards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Tariffs force some automakers to dim earnings outlook
Significant increases in commodity costs blamed for GM’s expected lower profits.
Fiat Chrysler is shaken without visionary CEO behind wheel
Marchionne steps down early because of severe health problems. Jeep executive Mike Manley is taking over.
Hyundai Motor union warns auto tariffs could hurt US jobs
20,000 jobs at a Hyundai factory in Alabama are at stake.
Trump predicts auto workers will be ‘very happy’ with NAFTA
Disses Mexico and Canada as “very difficult to deal with” during the negotiations.
US auto sales tumble in what could be first annual drop since 2009
Of major automakers, only Hyundai and Volkswagen reported increases.
China car dilemma: Beijing wants electric, buyers want SUVs
Beijing wants electric cars to make up 8% of every brand’s production as soon as next year.
Self-driving cars have pitfall: the human brain
People have trouble focusing on boring tasks like monitoring systems that rarely fail.
Automakers, governments tackling electric car range anxiety
Efforts to extend recharging networks along highways and elsewhere a big psychological boost.
Sensing a threat, Detroit’s automakers embrace mobility
Automakers are reinventing themselves as mobility firms due to pressure from agile tech firms like Apple and Uber.
Automakers to put automatic braking in cars by 2022
Voluntary agreement with 20 car manufacturers will deliver safety feature faster.
Toyota adopts Ford’s SDL “connected car” software [VIDEO]
Open-source software provides drivers access to smartphone apps using voice commands.
Automakers commit to automatic brakes in all cars
Technology is part of a new era in vehicle safety in which the focus is on preventing crashes rather than on protecting occupants.
High-tech cars blurring boundaries between auto, tech industries
Automakers are flocking to high-tech haven Silicon Valley, racing to develop high-tech infotainment systems and autonomous cars.
BMW’s nifty new Enlighten app predicts traffic light changes [VIDEO]
Enlighten connects to traffic signal networks and predicts the behaviour of traffic lights by talking to new DSRC systems.
Automakers struggling to keep hackers from seizing control of cars
New cars now have up to 50 computers that run 20 million lines of software code, more than a Boeing 787.
Safety Board calls for collision avoidance systems to be standard in new cars
Report says 80% of 1,700 forward-collision deaths and 500,000 injuries a year could be prevented by the technology.
Virginia rocket science firm to investigate exploding Takata air bags
Orbital ATK makes rocket propulsion systems, small arms ammunition, warhead fuses and missile controls.
Big Three automakers report uptick in January sales
Truck sales pick up the slack from dwindling car sales.
Auto sales to rise in 2015 thanks to US demand: report
Strong economic growth, improving household finances and aging vehicles will be behind the sales boost in the US.
Canadian auto sales soar to record levels
Increase comes as truck sales grow 11% to total 1,087,581 units, while cars slipped slightly; Ford claims top sales title.
Canadian auto recalls hit all time high in 2014
More than eight million vehicles affected, according to data from Transport Canada.
Hyundai, Kia to pay US $100M to end overstated mileage probe
Penalty the first under new rules to limit the amount of heat-trapping gases cars are allowed to emit.
New vehicle mileage hits record, but pace of improvement is slowing
EPA says fuel economy last year rose 0.21 km/l over the 2012 model year.
Record rainfall and flooding slows production at Detroit automakers
Parts suppliers also affected.
Chrysler, Ford report increase in June sales
The month was a generally positive one for most Canadian automakers.