New Odyssey Honda engineers sought to preserve a sense of community

If a central challenge of autonomous vehicles is easing the tedium of driving, it’s the same challenge facing the developers of the modern minivan.

Self-driving vehicles make inroads in factories

While Elon Musk has laid out a futuristic vision of car factories staffed by robots, the legacy auto industry is quietly putting a version of that vision into motion.

Bill Ford to serve as the voice of Ford in Washington and on Wall Street

The executive shuffle gives the great-grandson of Henry Ford his first operational responsibilities outside of his board position since 2006.

GM gets more support against Greenlight share plan

GM said proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has recommended that shareholders reject Greenlight’s plan to divide GM shares into two classes.

Gestamp opens randd center near Detroit

Spanish-owned Gestamp North America, a metal parts supplier, opened its first randd facility in the US in suburban Detroit.

Volvo loads midsize crossover with tech

Volvo expects strong demand for the XC60′s optional air suspension, which lets the driver raise the vehicle for off-roading

Online dealer delivers for mail carriers

An online used-vehicle retailer specializes in an obscure but profitable niche #8212; right-hand-drive Jeep Cherokees from Japan.