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Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

US Automakers Plead for Government Help in Growing Chip Crisis

Employees work as Ford Expedition SUVs sit on an assembly line in Louisville, Ky. Employees work as Ford Expedition SUVs sit on an assembly line in Louisville, Ky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

American automakers are asking the U.S. government to help solve a debilitating shortage of computer chips that is closing auto factories worldwide and could restrict production until the fall.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
January 19, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics

Chips Shortage Hits Global Automakers

A circuit board is inspected under a magnifying lens inside Continental AG's factory in Germany. A circuit board is inspected under a magnifying lens inside Continental AG's factory in Germany. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

A semiconductor shortage is pinching some of the world’s biggest auto manufacturers, costing Daimler AG, Nissan Motor Co., Honda Motor Co., Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV production for a range of cars.

January 8, 2021
Business

Pricier Vehicles Seen Driving Rebound in US Auto Market

A line of Alfa Romeo Stelvio vehicles sit at the Port of Marseille in France. (Bloomberg News) A line of Alfa Romeo Stelvio vehicles sit at the Port of Marseille in France. (Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg News)

Demand for higher-priced vehicles from retail buyers at the end of 2020 helped lift U.S. auto sales out of a springtime slump and buffered the impact of a sharp drop in fleet sales to rental car companies.

Chester Dawson | Bloomberg News
January 4, 2021
Business

PSA, Fiat to Seal Merger After Winning Shareholder Approval

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group will combine to form a new company called Stellantis. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group will combine to form a new company called Stellantis. (Christopher Pike/Bloomberg News)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and PSA Group will complete their combination later this month after shareholders signed off on a deal that endured two years of drama.

January 4, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Toyota’s Driverless Shuttles Could Double as ‘Roving Offices’

A Toyota e-Palette concept vehicle. (Toru Hanai/Bloomberg News) A Toyota e-Palette concept vehicle. (Toru Hanai/Bloomberg News)

Toyota Motor Corp. is aiming to commercialize an autonomous shipping-container-like vehicle within a few years that it says could double as a mobile store or roving office.

River Davis | Bloomberg News
December 22, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Biden Win Is Pressuring Carmakers to Unite on Tailpipe Rules

Traffic moves along Highway 101 in San Francisco, Calif., on Nov. 25. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News) Traffic moves along Highway 101 in San Francisco, Calif., on Nov. 25. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Carmakers that signed up for President Donald Trump’s battle with California over auto emissions are now being pressured to join a peace plan brought on by the election of Joe Biden.

Keith Laing | Bloomberg News
December 2, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FCC Reassigns Transportation Safety Spectrum

The FCC on Nov. 18 voted to repurpose the frequency spectrum previously reserved for automakers. Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Despite pushback from transportation stakeholders and key policymakers on Capitol Hill, the Federal Communications Commission moved forward with its plan to reallocate some transportation safety spectrum for broadband uses.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 18, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

GM to Invest $1 Billion to Resurrect Pickups in Ontario

A retired workers wears a Chevrolet sweatshirt outside the GM Oshawa assembly plant in December 2019. A retired worker wears a Chevrolet sweatshirt outside the GM Oshawa assembly plant in December 2019. (Cole Burston/Bloomberg News)

Canada’s Motor City is about to come back to life after a near-death experience threatened to end more than a century of production.

Danielle Bochove | Bloomberg News
November 5, 2020
Business, Logistics

Top US Dealer Warns Automakers Are Missing Resupply Deadlines

Pickup truck frames sit on the assembly line at the GM plant in Flint, Mich. Pickup truck frames sit on the assembly line at the GM plant in Flint, Mich. (Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News)

AutoNation Inc., the largest U.S. car retailer, is warning new-vehicle inventories remain thin as automakers miss resupply deadlines, which may mean fewer choices and higher prices for buyers.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
October 21, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Jim Farley Becomes New Ford CEO, Pledges Stronger Profit Margins

Jim Farley, new Ford CEO, speaks during the New York International Auto Show in March 2018. Jim Farley, new Ford CEO, speaks during the New York International Auto Show in March 2018. (Richard Drew/Associated Press)

On his first day in Ford’s top job, CEO Jim Farley is replacing the company’s chief financial officer and announcing other structural and management changes.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
October 1, 2020

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