Nissan-Renault alliance to share more parts, technology
Shared technology will include electric cars and autonomous driving
Nissan invests in production to prepare for electric age
Changes involve robotics and sensors to decrease physical stress on assembly-line workers.
British economy ‘stalling’ amid intensified Brexit worries
Purchasing managers’ survey shows companies increasingly risk averse and eager to reduce overheads.
Nissan board meets but no chairman picked to replace Ghosn
Ghosn and another board member Greg Kelly were formally charged last week with falsifying financial reports.
Arrest of Nissan star Ghosn raises speculation over coup
Japanese media and some analysts have raised the possibility that the charges against Carlos Ghosn were engineered to sideline him.
Detention of Nissan’s Ghosn extended through Dec. 20
Ghosn and fellow Nissan executive Greg Kelly were charged Dec. 10.
Nissan Motor board fires Ghosn as chairman following arrest
The company’s board of directors voted unanimously to dismiss Ghosn as chairman and as a representative director.
Nissan chairman Ghosn to be dismissed for misconduct
Allegations also concern a representative director, unreported income combined is $44 million.
Feds widen safety probes of Ford, VW and Nissan vehicles
NHTSA investigators found more consumer complaints about airbag and brake problems.
Nissan seeks dramatic jumps ahead in innovation
Goal is kakushin over kaizen, to deliver change that’s a multiple of the previous.
Nissan to pay $97.7M in proposed Takata settlement
Settlement would pay for a new outreach program to ensure Takata air bags are removed from 4.4 million affected Nissan vehicles.
UAW defiant in Mississippi loss as union opponents celebrate
Union alleges Nissan broke federal labour law and intimidated workers into voting “no.”
Rally starts union push at Mississippi Nissan plant
Nissan management opposes a union, although it says workers are free to choose whether they’d like to be represented or not.
Union files for vote by workers at Mississippi Nissan plant
Pro-union campaign seeks to link support with civil rights for African-Americans.
US auto sales tumble in what could be first annual drop since 2009
Of major automakers, only Hyundai and Volkswagen reported increases.