The debate began when Fairfax Media’s drive.com.au website suggested the Australasian New Car Assessment Program might not be needed as production of local models by GM Holden, Toyota and Ford is ending by 2017....More
Bosch hosted its biennial International Automotive Press Briefing this week at its test track in Boxberg, Germany, for more than 300 journalists from 40-some nations. The afternoon was spent test driving (or riding in) up to 40 vehicles, including the VW XL1 concept, a self-driving Tesla Model S and a Porsche 918 Spyder.
The KMWU’s wage-hike demand is 252% higher than the 63,000-won monthly increase agreed upon in 2014, and it seeks bonuses 43% to 238% higher than the average 10.5 million won paid out last year....More
Higher fuel prices in May did not keep truck penetration from rising above year-ago for the 28th straight month, but large trucks posted their first year-over-year market-share decline since October....More
It used to be no one got to see the new model before its big reveal. Now automakers are leaking early glimpses of future cars and trucks through spy photographers and other means. Is this a good thing?...More