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Automakers and Tech Companies Decide to Make Deals, Not War
Cars

Automakers and Tech Companies Decide to Make Deals, Not War

Companies such as Ford and Toyota now recognize they may turn ride-hailing services and car sharing companies into steady customers for all sorts of vehicles.
GM Expands Car-Sharing Service to Boston, Chicago, Washington
General Motors

GM Expands Car-Sharing Service to Boston, Chicago, Washington

The service launched almost four months ago.
Nissan Buying $2.2 Billion Controlling Stake in Scandal-Hit Mitsubishi Motors
Automakers

Nissan Buying $2.2 Billion Controlling Stake in Scandal-Hit Mitsubishi Motors

The deal is a lifeline for Mitsubishi Motors, which is mired in its third scandal in two decades and has had $3 billion wiped off its market value
Wall Street Values Tesla Motors at $620,000 Per Car Sold Last Year
Tesla

Wall Street Values Tesla Motors at $620,000 Per Car Sold Last Year

As a comparison, consider that General Motors Co.'s $48 billion market value is equivalent to about $4,800 for every vehicle it sold last year.
Google, Fiat Chrysler Team Up on Self-Driving Minivans
Self-Driving Cars

Google, Fiat Chrysler Team Up on Self-Driving Minivans

This is the first time that a Silicon Valley company has partnered with a traditional automaker to create a driverless vehicle.
Google, Fiat Chrysler Reportedly Working on Self-Driving Car Deal
Self-Driving Cars

Google, Fiat Chrysler Reportedly Working on Self-Driving Car Deal

Anonymous sources say the partnership could be announced soon.
Jaguar Land Rover Launches Tech Venture to Test Car-Sharing
Automakers

Jaguar Land Rover Launches Tech Venture to Test Car-Sharing

Automakers are trying to appeal to younger consumers in major global cities who are less likely to buy a car.
Google Is Testing Wireless Charging for Its Self-Driving Cars
Self-Driving Cars

Google Is Testing Wireless Charging for Its Self-Driving Cars

Wireless charging could help accelerate the adoption of individually owned electric vehicles.
This Startup That Fills Your Gas Tank on Demand Just Raised $9 Million
Gasoline

This Startup That Fills Your Gas Tank on Demand Just Raised $9 Million

You can order a full tank of gas from your smartphone with the app from Seattle-based Booster.
Catherine Clifford
GM Buys Sidecar's Assets as It Preps Its Own Ride-Hailing Service
General Motors

GM Buys Sidecar's Assets as It Preps Its Own Ride-Hailing Service

Sidecar closed shop at the end of December after a multi-year fight to stay in the race against rivals Uber and Lyft and their ever-growing war chests and market shares.
Kia Kokalitcheva
Ford Dips Toe Into Sharing Economy With New Leasing Program
Ford

Ford Dips Toe Into Sharing Economy With New Leasing Program

The shared leasing pilot aims to attract customers who don't need a vehicle on a full-time basis, but still want some kind of ownership
General Motors Partners With Lyft to Develop Network of Self-Driving Cars
Lyft

General Motors Partners With Lyft to Develop Network of Self-Driving Cars

The San Francisco-based Uber competitor announces a new $1 billion funding round that values it at $5.5 billion.
Catherine Clifford
Volkswagen: CO2 Emissions Scandal Not As Bad as Feared
Automakers

Volkswagen: CO2 Emissions Scandal Not As Bad as Feared

Europe's biggest motor manufacturer is battling a wider diesel emissions scandal affecting up to 11 million cars.
There Will Be 20 Million Self-Driving Cars On the Road by 2025
Self-Driving Cars

There Will Be 20 Million Self-Driving Cars On the Road by 2025

But this still only represents 1 percent of the vehicles that will be on the road.
Catherine Clifford