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  • Jan 22- A former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV executive pleaded guilty on Monday in connection with a U.S. probe into accusations that he made at least $1.5 million in improper payments to United Auto Workers union officials, the U.S. attorney's office in Detroit said. He was charged in July in U.S. District Court in Detroit with taking part in a conspiracy to pay...

  • U.S. demands for sweeping changes to automotive content rules are among the most contentious issues in the NAFTA talks, including a requirement that half the value of all North American vehicles come from the United States and a far higher content requirement of 85 percent from North America. Canada and Mexico have said the U.S. targets are unworkable, but have...

  • Jan 22- Former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV vice president Alphons Iacobelli pleaded guilty on Monday in connection with a U.S. investigation into allegations he made at least $1.5 million in improper payments to senior union officials, the U.S. attorney's office in Detroit said. Iacobelli, 58, a former Fiat Chrysler vice president of employee relations, was...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 22- A trade group representing U.S. auto parts makers on Monday urged the Trump administration to adopt NAFTA automotive rules that cover research, engineering, design and software development work as part of regional value content goals. The alternative proposal from the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association was sent to U.S.

  • DETROIT, Jan 22- Days after Detroit lost out in the race to host Amazon.com Inc's second headquarters, the city's mayor and the billionaire owner of auto supplier Flex-N-Gate Corp offered a sneak preview of what will be the largest new auto factory built in the city since the 1990 s. For Detroit, the plant represents a more realistic, smaller scale approach to...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— Two companies plan a network of fast-charging stations for battery-powered cars in Europe that they say will help drivers of electric vehicles travel in and among the region's main cities. Allego and Fortum Charge& Drive said Monday they initially envision 27 e-charging hubs in 20 countries that accommodate different charging methods...

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 20- German car parts maker Schaeffler sees no merit in splitting the company, contrasting with peers such as Continental, Delphi or Autoliv, which have spun off units or are considering doing so. "In my eyes, it would be unwise if the units would go their separate ways," Chief Executive Klaus Rosenfeld was quoted by German weekly Automobilwoche as...

  • DETROIT— In a story Jan. 17 about autonomous vehicles, The Associated Press, relying on incorrect information from Uber, reported erroneously that the company has test vehicles carrying passengers with human backup drivers in Toronto and San Francisco. Advanced Technology Group leader Eric Meyhofer wouldn't give a specific start date but he said Uber won't...

  • Uber driver looking for new passengers in Washington, D.C.

    Automakers are starting to make changes to new cars to cater to a new group of customers - Uber and Lyft drivers, USA Today reports.

  • Jay Leno learns why the name ‘Detroit Electric’ is so important to its CEO

    Albert Lam, the CEO of Detroit Electric shows off the brand new Detroit Electric. Jay Leno and Lam take the car for a spin as Lam explains why they choose the name the ‘Detroit Electric.’ All New Jay Leno's Garage Thursdays 10P ET/PT

  • This $2.9M Bugatti Chiron goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds

    With an acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds,1500 horsepower, a top speed of 261 mph – the $2.9M 2017 Bugatti Chiron is the world’s most fastest car. Jay Leno and racecar driver Jessi Combs take Chiron onto the open road for a test drive. All New Jay Leno's Garage Thursdays 10P ET/PT

  • Jay Leno drives ‘the empire state building’ of construction equipment

    This is not any ordinary piece of construction equipment, it is a 1999 Terex MT 4400. With 2,350 horsepower and a 16 cylinder engine, it can haul a load of 240 tons. It’s the biggest vehicle he’s ever driven. Watch as Leno climbs aboard and takes it for a spin. All New Jay Leno's Garage Thursdays 10P ET/PT

  • Even rock n’ roll legend Dee Snider is scared to drive this powerful muscle car

    Jay Leno looks for a responsible person to drive the all new 2018 Dodge Demon, the most powerful V8 muscle car in the world. Who wouldn’t be better to drive it than legendary rock star and car enthusiast, Dee Snider. All New Jay Leno's Garage Thursdays 10P ET/PT

  • Next on | Jay Leno's Garage: More Power

    Jay Leno chases down some of the most powerful vehicles around and finds out what automotive power really means – from moving fast to moving mountains. All New Jay Leno's Garage Thursdays 10P ET/PT

  • Why the W.O. Bentley is a small car with an enormous engine

    Jay Leno shows off his W.O. Bentley and discusses the history of the car, as well as the adjustments he’s made to the vehicle to accommodate its large engine.

  • NAFTA is baked in to North American auto manufacturing

    Wendy Cutler of the Asia Society Policy Institute says auto manufacturing in North America would be hit in unexpected ways if NAFTA is scrapped.

  • Chris Urmson of Aurora Innovation says his firm aims to marry self-driving vehicle technology with large-scale manufacturing capabilities.

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 18- Some 44,000 German workers at companies including Mercedes maker Daimler and automotive supplier Bosch took part in industrial action on Thursday as powerful labour union IG Metall and employers held regional wage talks. Citing robust German economic growth and record low joblessness, IG Metall union is demanding 6 percent more pay for...

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 18- Some 44,000 German workers at companies including Mercedes maker Daimler and automotive supplier Bosch took part in industrial action on Thursday as powerful labor union IG Metall and employers held regional wage talks. Citing robust German economic growth and record low joblessness, IG Metall union is demanding 6 percent more pay for 3.9...

  • Steve McQueen's 'Bullitt' Mustang resurfaces and Jay Leno gets to drive it

    50 years ago, Steve McQueen took hold of the Mustang GT in the film "Bullitt." Since then, the original car from the film had gone missing. To commemorate the film’s 50th anniversary, Ford recently revealed a souped-up 2019 model, and the original car has recently resurfaced. Jay Leno explains what it was like to drive the 1968 Mustang from the film and the all-new 2019 Mustang Bullitt.