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Apr 08, 2015

Volvo’s Decision to Build U.S. Plant a Head-Scratcher1

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says the company can’t become a true global automaker without an industrial presence in the U.S....More
Apr 01, 2015

Is UAW Willing to Give or Just Take?

Wall Street is reaping most of the riches of America’s resurgence, why not give a little bit of Wall Street to blue collar workers? That’s the....More
Mar 19, 2015

Paying to Fill the Potholes on the Oregon Trail

“The state is worried that with cars getting better and better mileage, it’ll collect less in fuel taxes to take care of the roads and bridges,”....More
Mar 11, 2015

Why Apple Won’t Make iCars7

Yes, Apple will put on a great tease, but it never will result in the manufacture of millions of clever iCars....More
Mar 02, 2015

Harry Wilson’s Money Grab7

Singling out shareholders for a big payday is not being fair or responsible. The “old GM” spent billions buying back shares and kept doing so almost....More
Feb 23, 2015

Ito’s Departure a Long Time Coming

During outgoing Honda President Ito's reign, the automaker made some major missteps, from the underwhelming '12 Civic, to the '10 Insight. He also....More
Feb 23, 2015

Ford's Choice of Lincoln Over JLR Good a Bet as Any7

Some pundits have argued Ford would have been better off keeping Jaguar Land Rover over Lincoln, but in reality both brands still require massive....More
Feb 20, 2015

Infiniti Needs New CUVs, Stat

While large and performance cars are important to cast a halo over the Infiniti brand, it needs updated, compelling CUVs to really increase its sales....More
Feb 11, 2015

Dial Out Noise of GM Activist Shareholder

Harry Wilson’s bluster should be taken as nothing more. Sure, he’s got some big hedge fund names behind him and investors outside their circle would....More
Jan 30, 2015

NADA: The Show of Shows

As I gaze into the next decade, it seems to me that automotive retail outlets are ideally suited to take advantage of the growing interest in car....More
Jan 06, 2015

Look Outside U.S. for Cue on Cadillac Sales

Globally, Cadillac says, its sales increased 5.2% last year. Don’t rub your eyes. That’s not a misprint. Cadillac sales last year were, in fact, up a....More
Jan 06, 2015

Lessons From the Takata Airbag Disaster1

Automakers and suppliers must notify NHTSA about a problem immediately. Second, politicians and regulators need to adopt a more cooperative approach....More
Dec 10, 2014

Want More STEM Grads? Kill the Stereotypes

In India, top software engineers are considered as cool as top athletes. In the U.S., software engineers could not compete with badminton players in....More
Nov 10, 2014

Is ’15 Ford F-150 Too Advanced?2

When it comes to vehicles, lighter almost always is better. Whatever Ford did to the F-150 has made me a believer....More
Nov 06, 2014

C’mon Parents, Let’s Be Better Role Models1

Statistics substantiate the argument too many moms and dads engage in dangerous behaviors and tasks such as driving unbelted, texting while driving....More
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