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Five Things IT Must Learn From the Automotive Industry

Sumir Karayi | Posted 06.30.2014 | Technology
Sumir Karayi

There is an overriding problem within the IT sector. It goes beyond challenges like the complexity of IT projects, the growth of BYOD, increased workforce mobility or dealing with legacy systems. The big problem in IT is the high degree of waste.

Which Automotive Brands are Getting it Right?

Brian Moody | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Brian Moody

A few weeks ago after enjoying some drinks at the bar, a friend asked me, "Which car companies are just totally getting it right these days?" At the time, I had trouble narrowing it down. But after returning from the action-packed press days of the New York Auto Show, I have my answer.

The Automatic Life: Billionaire Ernie Boch Jr.

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 02.14.2014 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

What kind of people run billion-dollar enterprises? You are about to find out. Not only that, you are about to learn 4 lessons on entrepreneurs...

PHOTOS: Belgium's Vintage WWII Vehicle Cemetery

Tom Moran | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel
Tom Moran

In a narrow woodland clearing near the village of Chatillon, in southern Belgium, was arguably one of Europe's most intriguing vehicle cemeteries. (...

You Should Lease Your Next New Car If...

Brian Moody | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Brian Moody

Leasing a new car is simply better for some people, are you one of them?

Why It's Never Been Easier to Buy a Fuel-Efficient Vehicle

Brian Moody | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business
Brian Moody

If you've rejected hybrids, electric vehicles and diesels because of cost, weird driving dynamics or unusual styling, you may be running out of excuses.

What the Government Doesn't Get About Fuel Economy

Brian Moody | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
Brian Moody

Like most federal government mandated fixes, raising the CAFE standards seems short sighted in light of increasingly stringent safety requirements. They just can't have it both ways.

Why China Isn't Building Cars For America

Detroit News / Detroit Free Press | Alisa Priddle | Posted 01.06.2013 | Detroit

Making cars in China has been used to scare voters and even Chrysler workers in the presidential campaign's waning days, but the reality is Chinese-as...

Is Ford's Redesigned Fusion A Toyota Camry Killer?

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 09.18.2012 | Detroit

DEARBORN, Mich. -- Ford hopes the redesigned 2013 Fusion will finally be its Camry killer. The Fusion has become Ford's best-selling car since it wen...

Topless Models on the Rise Again in 2012

Karl Brauer | Posted 08.19.2012 | Money
Karl Brauer

Oh, and that 1976 Eldorado that was supposed to represent the "last convertible" 36 years ago? They aren't worth a million bucks yet, but low-mileage examples can command upwards of $50,000.

Does American Weight Gain Negate Improved Fuel Economy?

Posted 01.01.2012 | Green

From Jim Motavalli and Mother Nature Network: "Welcome to Wendy's, how may I help you?" If you replied, "Make mine the Triple Baconator Combo Meal ...

Fuel Economy -- More Important Now Than Ever

Sue Cischke | Posted 05.28.2011 | Green
Sue Cischke

When gas prices go up, it's natural for consumers to start looking at their vehicle's fuel efficiency and ask what the auto industry is doing to impro...

Amping Up the Drive to Reduce Gasoline Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Cars and Trucks

Mark Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Cooper

Ten years ago, California stuck with the Clean Cars program and led the nation to lower emissions of pollutants. They'll have the opportunity to lead the nation again next year.

Is NHTSA Working for Toyota or To Find the Truth?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

How should we treat NHTSA's report which seems to take Toyota's claims of "no electrical problems" with even less than a grain of salt?

Three automotive stories you want to know

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Tesla to Downey, CA - Drop dead! Updated If you're driving through Downey, CA, I wouldn't recommend driving a Tesla. A dream of Downey leaders to re-...

Updated - House Subpoenas Toyota Documents; Akio Toyoda to Testify

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Toyoda begged off the original invite, saying US Toyota employees would be better-suited for the job. But the recalls are not just in the US -- they are worldwide. Toyoda has now been requested in writing to appear.

Bad News Couldn't Come at a Better Time for Toyota

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

If you're an automotive company dealing with a massive recall, pray for a bad economy to soften the blow.

GM's New TV Commercials -- Do They Grab You?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

I like the fact that GM, having suffered from a terrible inferiority complex for the past 20 years (often based, in truth, on some pretty bad product) seems, at least for its latest commercial, to have gotten some guts back.

Bulletin - Clunker Program May Already Be Over!

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

I've said when program was first announced that the slated $1 billion would run out well before the time limit. But I don't think anyone expected this!

Tell Bob Lutz What GM Must Do Now

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

GM doesn't have the kind of partnership and help which Chrysler will be getting from Fiat and Washington is on-hand only to protect the public's huge investment in the company.

Will Detroit Budget Cuts Doom US in World EV Market?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The perfect financial storm decimating the US auto sector could result in the nation's largest manufacturing industry falling even farther behind overseas competitors when it comes to EVs.

January Car Sales -- a Final Reckoning Begins in Earnest ?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Until the travel business picks up and businesses in general start replacing their vehicle fleets, Detroit will be outside looking in.

Even After $14 Billion in TARP Money, Detroit's on Life-Support

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

With economists predicting a rough 2009, 2010 and maybe even 2011, there's not much chance of '09 and '10 car sales reaching even 2008's miserable 13.1 million.

Car sales, 2008; even worse than we thought

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Monday brought three conference calls, each about an hour, with executives from each of the Detroit Three announcing, dissecting and, most of all, spi...

Bottom Line: 2008 Car/Truck Sales Probably Worst Since 1974

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The only other time the industry has seen a 3-million (or more) unit plunge was following the 1974 oil shortage.