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April 14, 2021  

How Ottawa’s financial aid package for Air Canada compares to the auto sector bailout

(CP) The federal government’s blockbuster financial aid plan for

News Automotive General
January 6, 2021  

Late sales rebound helps US automakers avoid 2020 disaster

Pandemic forced auto factories and many dealerships to shut down in April and May

News Automotive Manufacturing General
March 19, 2020  

Automakers shut North American plants over coronavirus fears

Most said they’ll have to evaluate the spread of the virus before reopening.

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March 18, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
March 18, 2020  

Unifor, FCA, Ford, GM form virus task force to protect employees

Measures in place and in continuous communication at the national and plant levels.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
March 17, 2020  

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.

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October 29, 2019  

Automakers side with Trump in legal fight with California

They want one national program with achievable standards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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July 26, 2018  

Tariffs force some automakers to dim earnings outlook

Significant increases in commodity costs blamed for GM’s expected lower profits.

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July 23, 2018  

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.

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July 12, 2018  

Hyundai Motor union warns auto tariffs could hurt US jobs

20,000 jobs at a Hyundai factory in Alabama are at stake.

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May 23, 2018  

Trump predicts auto workers will be ‘very happy’ with NAFTA

Disses Mexico and Canada as “very difficult to deal with” during the negotiations.

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May 3, 2017  

US auto sales tumble in what could be first annual drop since 2009

Of major automakers, only Hyundai and Volkswagen reported increases.

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April 17, 2017  

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.

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July 19, 2016  

Self-driving cars have pitfall: the human brain

People have trouble focusing on boring tasks like monitoring systems that rarely fail.

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June 21, 2016  

Automakers, governments tackling electric car range anxiety

Efforts to extend recharging networks along highways and elsewhere a big psychological boost.

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May 17, 2016  

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.

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March 18, 2016  

Automakers to put automatic braking in cars by 2022

Voluntary agreement with 20 car manufacturers will deliver safety feature faster.

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January 6, 2016  

Toyota adopts Ford’s SDL “connected car” software [VIDEO]

Open-source software provides drivers access to smartphone apps using voice commands.

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September 14, 2015  

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.

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August 19, 2015  

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.

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August 6, 2015  

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.

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August 6, 2015  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Production Technology
June 9, 2015  

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.

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February 27, 2015  

Virginia rocket science firm to investigate exploding Takata air bags

Orbital ATK makes rocket propulsion systems, small arms ammunition, warhead fuses and missile controls.

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February 4, 2015  

Big Three automakers report uptick in January sales

Truck sales pick up the slack from dwindling car sales.

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January 12, 2015  

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.

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January 6, 2015  

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.

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January 5, 2015  

Canadian auto recalls hit all time high in 2014

More than eight million vehicles affected, according to data from Transport Canada.

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November 4, 2014  

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.

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October 9, 2014  

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.

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August 13, 2014  

Record rainfall and flooding slows production at Detroit automakers

Parts suppliers also affected.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations General
July 3, 2014  

Chrysler, Ford report increase in June sales

The month was a generally positive one for most Canadian automakers.