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Here's what automakers have to gain from connecting cars to the internet

Carmakers from Detroit to Seoul are talking up their efforts to build “connected cars”—cars with in-built mobile connectivity. But their product managers are left to worry… 445 more words

Five lessons from GM's and Ford's Q2 earnings

With General Motors and Ford reporting earnings on the same day, we get a snapshot of where the auto industry is heading.

The fortunate answer: upward. 357 more words


Ford’s Epic Gamble: The inside story

The Baja 1,000 is considered one of the world’s most grueling off-road races, and the engineers at Ford figured the 2013 running was just what they needed to shake down their new, aluminum F-series pickup truck. 2,935 more words


Chrysler Recalls Up to 800,000 Jeeps Over Ignition-Switch Problems

Around 800,000 older Chrysler Jeeps could be affected by a recall due to a problem with the ignition switch, the company said in a statement Tuesday. 180 more words

Everybody is making connected cars but nobody knows how to make money from them

Every major automobile manufacturer is making some sort of connected car—vehicles embedded with internet connections to provide richer navigation, diagnostics, and entertainment options. But internet connections in cars—just like the ones in homes and on phones—can be costly. 554 more words

9 Automakers Have Now Issued Recalls For Harmful Airbags, NHTSA Nonetheless Investigating [Update: BMW Expands E46 3-series Recall By 574,000 Vehicles] by Auto Blog Via

The faulty Takata-sourced airbags recalled by Toyota last month reopened a rare supplier-side defect from 2013 that had affected three.6 million autos from 6 automakers. In the interim and in response to an ongoing investigation by the Nationwide Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3… if you want to view full content please visit this … 10 more words

Why can't automakers take advantage of GM's struggles?

So far, customers haven’t turned on auto manufacturers following their myriad auto recalls this year. That could change in the coming quarters, according to Anil Valsan, lead auto analyst for Ernst & Young’s Global Automotive Center. 279 more words