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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?

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 Models

Statistics substantiate the argument too many moms and dads engage in dangerous behaviors and tasks such as driving unbelted, texting while driving....More
Oct 14, 2014

Don’t Underestimate Steel

The ’15 F-150 will be a success because it is a boldly engineered product with a fiercely loyal customer base, not because of what it’s made of....More
Oct 13, 2014

Thermonuclear Pickup Truck Wars

This is going to be the greatest sales battle in the U.S. in 2015. Both strategies could turn out to be successful, but that’s not the way it usually....More
Sep 24, 2014

Odds Are Cadillac’s New York Stay to Be Temporary

Culture clashes, cost-cutting pressures or failure to complete the Herculean task of reviving Cadillac’s image all could be drivers for bringing the....More
Sep 10, 2014

Wised-Up Suppliers Expand for New Tech, Not More Volume

Even when running near 100% capacity, auto supplier margins are razor thin, so investing millions in new construction based on OEM sales projections....More
Sep 03, 2014

Incentives Rising, But No Need for Panic

Industry-watchers worried by escalating incentives, but a better barometer of the auto sector’s health may be transaction prices, which continue to....More
Aug 28, 2014

Why Young People Shun Auto Industry

The difference today is automakers have stopped selling the dream in favor of selling the deal. Dream cars disappeared decades ago, and concept cars....More
Aug 15, 2014

Is Your Classic Car Worthy of Historical Register?

“If we had a local fruit truck from Birmingham here or local delivery truck that is still around, a local firetruck, that’s every bit as important as....More
Aug 06, 2014

Toyota’s Shift to Hydrogen From Battery-Electric Jolts Industry

When the world’s largest producer of gas-electric hybrids decides to take the road less traveled, you can bet on a seismic shift in the industry’s....More
Aug 04, 2014

The Motor City Is Still the Motor City

Cars and SUVs still are manufactured in the beleaguered city, which is emerging from bankruptcy and whose population has sunk to under 700,000, one-....More
Jul 23, 2014

Chevy Cruze Diesel Caught in Game of Catch Up

According to WardsAuto data, the Cruze diesel has accounted for 5,974 deliveries since its launch one year ago. That’s a scant 2.0% of the compact....More
Jul 17, 2014

Fiat-Chrysler Could Be Good Fit With VW

VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech long has had his eye on the Alfa Romeo brand, but would the rest of Fiat-Chrysler fit? Maybe not as badly as you would....More
Jul 10, 2014

Barra Driving Change at GM

Under CEO Mary Barra, GM is the only one stepping up to change the conversation and fix the long-broken mechanisms for protecting consumers from....More
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