Automotive Technology

GM offers buyouts to 18K workers after posting strong profit

Oct 31, 2018

General Motors posts healthy $2.5B profit in 3Q, ramps up cost-cutting efforts by offering buyouts to 18,000 white-collar workers

Google spinoff to test fully driverless cars in California

Oct 30, 2018

Google's robotic car spin-off to become first company to test fully driverless vehicles on California's public roads

GM proposes nationwide zero-emissions vehicle sales mandate

Oct 27, 2018

General Motors says it will ask the federal government for one national gas mileage standard, including a requirement that a percentage of auto companies' sales be zero-emissions vehicles

US brands falter in Consumer Reports auto reliability survey

Oct 24, 2018

U.S. auto companies such as General Motors, Tesla and Ford faltered this year in Consumer Reports' reliability rankings as readers reported more mechanical trouble with their vehicles

BMW ramps up investment in China to meet electric demand

Oct 11, 2018

German automaker BMW says it is taking a majority stake in its China joint venture and investing 3 billion euros in future production there as it prepares to meet increased demand for electric vehicles

European officials seek tougher emissions rules for cars

Oct 10, 2018

European Union officials are working on tougher auto emissions standards aimed at fighting global warming _ but which the industry cautions could hurt workers and consumers

Strong economic signs lift US stocks; bond prices drop

Oct 3, 2018

Encouraging signs on hiring and growth in the service sector send companies, banks and technology stocks higher and bond prices sharply lower

General Motors will partner with Honda in the "large-scale" development of autonomous vehicles

Oct 3, 2018

General Motors will partner with Honda in the "large-scale" development of autonomous vehicles

The Latest: BMW getting ready for 'worse options' in Brexit

Oct 2, 2018

BMW says its Mini and Rolls Royce factories in the U.K. will halt production for maintenance during the Brexit period next year to avoid any supply repercussions from the country's withdrawal from the European Union.

Climate goals mean Europe will overtake US in electric cars

Oct 2, 2018

European carmakers are rolling out electric cars like the ones on view this week at the Paris Auto Show because of Tesla _ but also because of EU regulations aimed at combatting climate change that analysts say don't leave them all that much choice.

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