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  • The black and white interior of the 2022 Ford Mustang equipped with the optional Ice White Appearance Package.
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    Ford recalls more than 30K Mustangs over steering issue

    The automaker has issued over 30 recalls in 2024 as CEO Jim Farley prioritizes improving vehicle quality.

    By July 10, 2024
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    Honda aims to streamline container shipping process

    The automaker’s motorcycle and power products operations divisions are tapping FourKites and BuyCo for greater transport visibility.

    By Kelly Stroh • July 10, 2024
  • The 2025 Honda, CR-V eFCEV parking at a hydrogen refilling station with tress in the background.
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    Honda incentivizes new fuel cell CR-V

    The automaker is offering up to $30,000 in hydrogen credits to lease the vehicle, which is the first to use a new fuel cell module co-developed with GM.

    By July 8, 2024
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    Sonic Automotive’s sales dip as CDK cyberattack causes material impact

    The company reported ongoing service disruptions and said vehicle sales declined after an attack on a third-party vendor.

    By Matt Kapko • July 8, 2024
  • The infotainment screen of the 2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport SUV showing nearby vehicles with adaptive cruise control engaged.
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    VW recalls 84K Golf, Atlas models for faulty back-up camera

    A software issue may lead to a delay in showing the camera feed or a black screen when shifting into reverse.

    By July 8, 2024
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    Most US drivers open to anti-speeding technology in vehicles

    About 70% of IIHS survey respondents said they’d want intelligence speed assistance technology in their next vehicle if it helped reduce insurance costs.

    By Kalena Thomhave • July 8, 2024
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    CDK eyes service restoration for all car dealers by Fourth of July

     A systemwide outage following a cyberattack has impacted more than 15,000 car dealers since June 19.

    By Matt Kapko • July 2, 2024
  • Chevrolet Traverse SUVs on the assembly line at GM's Lansing Delta Township assembly plant.
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    GM increases supply chain visibility with Optilogic

    The Cosmic Frog software enables GM to analyze and solve issues related to suppliers, individual parts and more.

    By Kelly Stroh • July 2, 2024
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    Cybersecurity ranks atop auto industry concerns: report

    Automotive leaders fear exposure to threats will worsen as the sector invests more in technology to drive efficiencies, Rockwell Automation found.

    By Kalena Thomhave • July 2, 2024
  • Long Beach mayor Rex Richardson and Ford Motor executives Doug Field and Alan Clark announcing the new EV development center at a media event..
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    Ford to develop EVs at new California facility

    The Long Beach campus will open next year and house the automaker’s recently built skunkworks team.

    By June 28, 2024
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    GM names Marc Whitten CEO of Cruise

    The new chief will take over the robotaxi company as it prepares to restart operations after a months-long suspension and series of executive shake-ups.

    By June 27, 2024
  • Vehicles for sale at an AutoNation car dealership.
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    CDK restores service for small group of car dealers

    The software vendor said it will restore critical services in phases, but warned some integrations with third-party vendors might be delayed.

    By Matt Kapko • June 27, 2024
  • Three 2022 Rivian R1T electric pickups driving.
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    Volkswagen invests $1B in Rivian with plans for a joint venture

    The new, equally-controlled business will focus on developing a next-generation electrical/electronic architecture for EVs.

    By June 25, 2024
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    Grid, utility limits are biggest barrier to commercial EV charger deployment: Xendee survey

    A majority of EV charger developers and operators say they've run into roadblocks when trying to access power from the grid.

    By Emma Penrod • June 25, 2024
  • The 17-inch infotainment screen of the 20204 Chevy Silverado EV showing icons on the home screen.
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    Most EV owners use their car brand’s mobile app: JD Power

    Over 90% of such motorists use their car brand's mobile software, and the tech affects buyers' purchasing decisions, a survey found.

    By Kalena Thomhave • June 25, 2024
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    CDK cyberattack stalls industry as car dealers disclose widespread impacts

    The car dealership software vendor discovered a cyberattack June 19 and has told customers it will restore systems within days.

    By Matt Kapko • June 24, 2024
  • The entertainment screen of the Kia EV3 showing icons of streaming apps for Netflix, YouTube and others.
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    LG launches suite of products for software-defined vehicles

    AlphaWare can integrate with existing OEM vehicle systems and help automakers create immersive experiences for drivers and passengers.

    By June 24, 2024
  • Autoworkers assemble a battery pack for an electric vehicle at the Volkswagen Group's assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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    7 stats that show how inflation, AI are reshaping employee expectations

    2024’s talent trends will likely drive “seismic change” in the world of work, ADP research says.

    By Kate Tornone • June 24, 2024
  • The charging port on a red Kia EV6 GT.
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    Ionna EV charging venture picks global HQ, executive team

    Seven major automakers, including Honda and BMW, established the joint initiative in 2023 with plans to install 30,000 chargers in North America by 2030.

    By June 21, 2024
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    Stellantis recalls over 1M vehicles to fix rearview camera fault

    The problem, which potentially impacts over 1 million vehicles, was determined using vehicle manufacturing records.

    By June 18, 2024
  • A autonomous Waymo Jaguar I-PACE SUV yields to a pedestrian at a crosswalk.
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    Waymo recalls 672 vehicles for software error

    The robotaxi company said its automated driving system could fail to avoid poles.

    By June 18, 2024
  • The STLA SmartCockpit infotainment screen of a Stellantis vehicle.
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    Stellantis shares software vision and new products for retail customers

    The next-generation vehicle features are being developed in-house with strategic partners and will be customized for each of the automaker’s brands.

    By June 17, 2024
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    Sponsored by Avenga

    Guiding digital saturation in automotive and mobility

    Explore the latest strategies for digital saturation in the automotive industry. Discover how continuous development and effective resource utilization are key to maintaining a competitive edge in this rapidly evolving landscape.

    By Andrii Olefir, Engagement Director, Avenga Global • June 17, 2024
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    Tesla shareholders back Elon Musk $56B pay package

    “Hot damn, I love you guys,” the CEO said on stage during the company’s annual meeting in Austin, Texas.

    By June 14, 2024
  • The lineup of Tesla vehicles parked at a Supercharger with tress in the background in a media photo.
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    EV adoption falls to its lowest point since 2021: JD Power

    Meanwhile, electric vehicles are more available than they’ve ever been.

    By Kalena Thomhave • June 13, 2024