Audi, Hyundai to cooperate on fuel cell vehiclesJune 20, 2018
Audi and Hyundai said they will cooperate on developing fuel cell vehicles. The agreement will give Audi and other brands in the Volkswagen Group access to parts that are based on Hyundai's development of the ix35 Fuel Cell and its successor, the Nexo.
Fiat Chrysler and Waymo may jointly develop fully self-driving carsJune 1, 2018
Fiat Chrysler and Waymo are starting discussions on developing a fully self-driving car to be available on some FCA premium cars by about 2023, FCA executives said.
China said to back private investment in state automakersMay 25, 2018
China is considering encouraging state-owned automakers to bring in private car manufacturers as investors as it seeks to create an industrial champion to compete with global companies such as Toyota and Volkswagen, Bloomberg reported.
In self-driving car race, Waymo leads traditional automakersMay 8, 2018
In the race to start the world's first driving business without human drivers, Alphabet's Waymo is ahead of traditional automakers such as GM, Mercedes and Audi.
Execs see partnership perks even as China opens marketApril 30, 2018
International auto executives say they are in no rush to shake up their joint ventures with Chinese carmakers, despite Beijing's promise to loosen limitations on foreign investment. Regional bosses for Nissan, Ford and Toyota say they'll stick with partners for now.
Don't bet on widespread breakups of JVs in ChinaApril 23, 2018
A complete separation will be hard for some global brands that manufacture in China, and it may not be desirable for major global automakers such as General Motors.
Ken Garff's pioneering partnership breaks upApril 21, 2018
Ken Garff Automotive, a pioneer in private equity partnerships, will buy Garcadia Auto and its interest in 28 dealerships from Leucadia National.
Daimler investor Li Shufu says automakers must talk or face oblivionApril 16, 2018
Geely owner Li Shufu, who in February became Daimler's biggest shareholder, said traditional automakers need a business model based more on sharing technology to generate acceptable returns in future.
VW, Hino agree to form strategic truck partnershipApril 12, 2018
Volkswagen AG's Truck & Bus unit said it has agreed to form a strategic partnership with Japanese truck maker Hino to better compete in the commercial vehicle industry.
Dividing to conquer: The new megatrendApril 9, 2018
Global parts makers know they have to deliver the technologies that will make vehicles drive themselves and talk to each other in traffic. To get that job done, some supplier giants are splitting in two.
Nissan steps up hunt for more partnershipsApril 9, 2018
As the "control tower" for Nissan's latest mid-term plan, Catherine Perez is open for ideas in the automaker's hunt for high-tech technology partnerships.
BMW, Daimler join forces against new rivalsApril 2, 2018
The fiercest of rivals, BMW and Daimler are now merging several of their businesses to better carve out a top position in the growing mobility services space.