2019 Hyundai Santa Fe earns top marks in latest crash tests

The insurance industry-funded IIHS said Friday that the redesigned 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe crossover SUV earned its Top Safety Pick+ award when equipped with optional LED headlights. The headlights are standard on the Santa Fe Limited and Ultimate trim levels. Other Santa Fe trims—SE and SEL—have halogen headlights that the IIHS rated “Marginal,” meaning those […]

Tesla’s head of supply management departs, report says

Another Tesla Inc. vice president is leaving the company, according to people familiar with the matter, as Elon Musk struggles to contain an exodus of senior executives. Liam O’Connor, vice president of global supply management, has resigned from the electric-car maker, said the people, who requested anonymity because the information hadn’t been made public. Tesla […]

Auto supplier ZF turns focus to commercial sector with self-driving delivery vehicle

German auto parts giant ZF announced Wednesday that it is developing an autonomous electric delivery vehicle for “last mile” solutions with a $14 billion investment in the next five years. Even if you’ve never heard of ZF, it’s likely that your car, truck, or SUV uses parts in its drivetrain, specifically whole transmission assemblies and […]

GM ignition switch criminal case dismissed

GM’s world headquarters in Detroit. WASHINGTON — A federal judge in New York on Wednesday dismissed a criminal case brought against General Motors in 2015 over the company’s handling of an ignition-switch defect linked to 124 deaths. U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan approved a request filed Monday by federal prosecutors to dismiss the two-count criminal […]

Lyft users reach 1 billion trips in six years, all in US and Canada

In the six years since the ride-sharing company was founded, Lyft has crested one billion rides. According to The Verge, while it took Uber about the same amount of time to reach the mark, Lyft accomplished this feat entirely within the U.S. and Canada, with no overseas operations to bolster numbers. To celebrate, the company […]

What Cadillac dealers can expect from Steve Carlisle

Steve Carlisle, left, pictured with Automotive News Publisher Jason Stein earlier this year, is no stranger to Cadillac. Photo credit: JORDAN LENSSEN UPDATED: 9/18/18 6:45 pm ET An open letter to Cadillac dealers: I’ve had two opportunities in the last month to meet with Cadillac President Steve Carlisle, who was handpicked by General Motors executives […]

Cargo in-car convenience store brings snacks and gum to your Uber

On your way to a date or business meeting in the back of an Uber and realize your breath could use freshening up? A new service called Cargo has a solution for that. According to CNBC, the start up aims to put fully-stocked boxes of snacks, toiletries, and more on the center consoles of ride-sharing […]

Audi’s 2019 e-tron crossover priced from $75,795

Audi has said the e-tron will boast a range of just under 250 miles, based on the WLTP cycle used in Europe. SAN FRANCISCO — When it arrives in U.S. dealerships in the second quarter of next year, the 2019 Audi e-tron will boast a 95-kilowatt-hour battery, standard all-wheel drive and a host of interconnected […]

GM re-recalls 41,000 Chevy, GMC pickup trucks and SUVs over loose brake pedals

General Motors on Monday said that it will recall for the second time 41,000 Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks and a handful of police SUVs to fix brake pedals that may become loose. The recalled trucks include 2015 and 2016 model year Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Silverado 2500, and 3500 pickup trucks, Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit […]

BMW joins VW in calling for AV standards

Froehlich: “Everybody has an interest or should have an interest” in common autonomous-vehicle standards. NEW YORK — BMW AG plans more deals with mining companies to secure electric vehicle battery materials, and is open to forming alliances to share the costs of developing autonomous-vehicle systems, the automaker’s r&d chief said. Management board member Klaus Froehlich […]