Autos Automobiles and Components

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— Carmakers are finding the Paris auto show, held in a city whose mayor wants to ban diesels to reduce pollution, as a fine place to show off new zero-emission electric vehicles. And Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz will unveil a luxury electric SUV aimed at warding off competition from, among others, all-electric upstart Tesla.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 27- German car makers Audi, BMW and Daimler on Tuesday launched an alliance with mobile telecoms network equipment firms Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm to accelerate development of the infrastructure needed for self-driving cars. The pact is another example of Germany's premium carmakers collaborating to build technology...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 27- German car makers Audi, BMW and Daimler on Tuesday launched an alliance with mobile telecoms network equipment firms Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm to accelerate development of the infrastructure needed for self-driving cars. The pact is another example of Germany's premium carmakers collaborating to build technology...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 26- Tesla Motors Co and a U.S. subsidiary of Swiss auto supplier Hoerbiger have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the electric car maker over problems with a proposed hydraulics system for the luxury Model X's "falcon wing" doors, court records show. Tesla and Hoerbiger have delayed filing for a dismissal because certain conditions of the...

  • DETROIT— Highway gas mileage estimates for about one-third of all new vehicles sold in the U.S. will fall by one mile per gallon because the government has changed the way it calculates the numbers on the window sticker. The change, which begins with the 2017 model year, comes largely because people are loading up cars with more options such as heated seats that use...

  • ELKHART, Ind. _ Thor Industries Inc. on Monday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $82.8 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.37 per share. Thor Industries shares have increased 47 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 26- German automaker Volkswagen AG and auto supplier Robert Bosch GmbH have asked a U.S. federal judge to reject requests from European investors and vehicle owners to access more than 20 million pages of records turned over in VW's "Dieselgate" scandal. Volkswagen said in a court filing on Friday it has turned over more than 20 million pages to...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 26- Europe's car emissions tests have been seen as inadequate for decades, a top U.S. regulator told European Union lawmakers on Monday, saying much stronger enforcement will be needed to stop cheating by automakers like Volkswagen. Testifying before a European Parliament committee investigating foul play on diesel-car emissions tests, the...

  • DETROIT, Sept 26- September U.S. auto sales are forecast to drop nearly 1 percent from a year ago despite a record high for consumer discounts, J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Monday. It would be the fifth month in the past seven to show a retail sales decline, J.D. Power and LMC said. September industry incentive spending is tracking at an average $3,923 per new...

  • The German automaker's U.S. subsidiary earlier this month brought a case in a Washington, D.C.- based federal appeals court seeking to overturn a vote by a group of skilled trade workers at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, assembly plant to join the United Auto Workers. "This makes it almost inevitable that any union target will eventually be organized," said David...

  • DETROIT, Sept 26- September U.S. auto sales are forecast to drop nearly 1 percent from a year ago, despite a record high for consumer discounts, J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Monday. It would be the fifth month in the past seven to show a retail sales decline, J.D. Power and LMC said. September industry incentive spending is tracking at an average $3,923 per new...

  • AUTO SALES ON SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ANNUALIZED RATE FORECAST AT 17.7 MILLION VEHICLES- JD POWER, LMC.

  • DETROIT, Sept 26- September U.S. auto sales are forecast to drop nearly 1 percent from a year ago, despite a record high for consumer discounts, J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Monday. The two auto industry consultants said September U.S. new vehicle sales will be 1.43 million, down 0.8 percent from a year earlier. It would be the fifth month in the past seven to show...

  • AUTO SALES FORECAST AT 1.43 MILLION VEHICLES, DOWN FROM 1.44 MILLION A YEAR EARLIER- JD POWER, LMC.

  • TORONTO, Sept 26- Canada is working closely with automakers to increase investment in the industry, Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains said on Monday, welcoming an agreement between Canada's Unifor union and General Motors Co.. GM spokesman Tom Wickham said on Sunday that the company is working toward "potential support agreements" with federal and...

  • Sept 26- Renault SA's carmaking alliance with Nissan Motor Co is partnering with Microsoft Corp to develop cloud-based services for cars, a step toward the group's plans to build self-driving automobiles by 2020.. The services, based on Microsoft's Azure cloud service, will include advanced navigation, predictive maintenance and over-the-air software...

  • BERLIN, Sept 26- Audi's head of technical development Stefan Knirsch is leaving the carmaker with immediate effect, Audi said on Monday, as investigations continue into the diesel emissions scandal. An investigation by U.S. law firm Jones Day, which was tasked last year by VW's supervisory board to clear up the scandal, found no evidence against Audi Chief...

  • TORONTO, Sept 25- Canada's Unifor union has ratified a deal with General Motors Co worth C $554 million, the labor group said on Sunday as it prepares for related talks with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV. Unifor has said it will negotiate next with Fiat Chrysler, and has set a tentative strike deadline of midnight Oct. 10. Unifor President Jerry Dias said the union...

  • TORONTO, Sept 25- Canada's Unifor union ratified a deal with General Motors Co that will see the auto maker invest C $554 million in its local plants, the labor group said on Sunday. The union said earlier in the day the bulk of the GM's investment will go toward the Oshawa and St. Catharines plants in the province of Ontario, which will get C $400 million and C $150...

  • TORONTO, Sept 25- Canada's Unifor union ratified a deal with General Motors Co that will see the auto maker invest C $554 million in its local plants, the labor group said on Sunday.