When Dan Akerson stands before General Motors Co. shareholders at their annual meeting Thursday, one thing will be undeniably true: The company he leads is markedly different than it was 12 months ago.
Washington — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, after a lengthy probe into rear-end collisions in which at least 51 people died, asked Chrysler Group LLC to recall 2.7 million Jeeps it believes are at risk of a fuel tank fire.
The global market for advanced automotive electronics — everything from driver assistance programs to new kinds of visual displays — will jump to $240 billion by 2020, up more than 50 percent from 2010, according to a recent report from IHS Inc.'s IMS Research.
It isn't often that we describe a Mercedes-Benz vehicle as a "steal." Mercedes-Benz products frequently offer good value, especially when one factors resale into the equation, but a below-market, almost-too-good-to-be-true purchase? No, not really.
The state of Mississippi has found itself caught up in the increasingly contentious dispute between Nissan and the United Autoworkers Union after it improperly offered millions in aid to entice Nissan to build its big factory in Canton, Miss., while the maker is allegedly failing to meet the promises it made in return for a reported $1.33 billion in aid, according to a story at TheDetroitBureau.com.