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5304 Torc Robotics names new CEO from Daimler's autonomous technology group
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Torc Robotics names new CEO from Daimler's autonomous technology group
Torc Robotics will replace its co-founder with a Daimler Truck executive as CEO. Peter Vaughan Schmidt, 52, head of Daimler Truck’s Autonomous Technology Group, will take over from Torc co-founder
5305 NADA showrunner Steve Pitt dies at 75
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NADA showrunner Steve Pitt dies at 75
Steve Pitt, the longtime organizer of the convention held annually by the National Automobile Dealers Association, died Saturday of a brain hemorrhage just days before his 76th birthday, an NADA spokeswoman
5306 Tesla denies report that legal chief who conducted internal probe has left
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Tesla denies report that legal chief who conducted internal probe has left
Tesla Inc. on Wednesday denied a report that it has parted ways with the law department leader heading an internal inquiry into purchase orders at the electric vehicle maker. David Searle left his position
5307 Toyota adds 3 members to N.A. diversity advisory board
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Toyota adds 3 members to N.A. diversity advisory board
Toyota Motor North America has named three new members to its North American Diversity Advisory Board. The automaker on Monday announced the appointments of Robert Davidson, former CEO and chairman of
5308 Elon Musk leads automotive CEO compensation gold rush
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Elon Musk leads automotive CEO compensation gold rush
Tesla Inc.’s soaring stock price produced a nearly $23.5 billion windfall for Elon Musk last year, making him the highest-paid CEO at publicly traded U.S. companies in the auto industry by far,
5309 Scout's honor: Keogh gets history lesson
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Scout's honor: Keogh gets history lesson
Scott Keogh is doing his homework. Keogh, who starts his job as CEO of Volkswagen’s new Scout brand Sept. 1, immersed himself in the heritage of the name with a trip to Harvester Homecoming in Indiana
5310 VW dealers worry about ‘revolving door’ ahead of Scott Keogh’s exit
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VW dealers worry about ‘revolving door’ ahead of Scott Keogh’s exit
When Volkswagen Group named Scott Keogh CEO of its North American region in 2018, U.S. dealers rejoiced: Not only had he proved himself capable when he was running Audi, but he intimately knew the U.S.
5311 Highlights from the latest Daily Drive podcasts, August 1-4
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Highlights from the latest Daily Drive podcasts, August 1-4
Here are highlights from the latest episodes of ‘Daily Drive’, Automotive News’ weekday podcast, August 1-4, hosted by Jamie Butters with Kellen Walker. “It was sort of the establishment
5312 Chrysler, Harvey Weinstein, end competing dueling lawsuits over Jeep crash
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Chrysler, Harvey Weinstein, end competing dueling lawsuits over Jeep crash
NEW YORK – The U.S. business of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Harvey Weinstein agreed to end competing lawsuits over a 2019 crash in which the now-imprisoned former Hollywood movie producer flipped
5313 Former Ford exec Matt VanDyke on jump to Shift Digital
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Former Ford exec Matt VanDyke on jump to Shift Digital
After working to develop digital retailing at Ford Motor Co., longtime automaker executive Matt VanDyke is now looking to accelerate online sales throughout the broader auto industry. In June, VanDyke
5314 Toyota unit falsified emissions data from at least 2003, probe finds
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Toyota unit falsified emissions data from at least 2003, probe finds
TOKYO — A major affiliate of Toyota Motor Corp. falsified emissions data on some engines going back to at least 2003, more than a decade earlier than previously indicated, a company-sponsored probe
5315 CEO David Smith named chairman of Sonic Automotive; former CEO Scott Smith returns to board
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CEO David Smith named chairman of Sonic Automotive; former CEO Scott Smith returns to board
Sonic Automotive Inc. CEO David Smith, following the June 22 death of his father and company co-founder Bruton Smith, has been elected chairman of the board of the dealer group, according to a document
5316 Highlights from the latest 'Daily Drive' podcasts, July 25-27
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Highlights from the latest 'Daily Drive' podcasts, July 25-27
Here are highlights from the latest episodes of ‘Daily Drive’, Automotive News’ weekday podcast, July 25-27, hosted by Jamie Butters with Kellen Walker. “It’s going to be
5317 Sales chief Randy Parker named CEO of Hyundai Motor America
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Sales chief Randy Parker named CEO of Hyundai Motor America
Hyundai Motor Co. is making key executive shifts, including the appointment of Randy Parker as CEO of Hyundai Motor America. The changes follow the expansion of responsibilities for Jose Muñoz, who is
5318 Musk-Twitter trial to start Oct. 17, Delaware judge rules
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Musk-Twitter trial to start Oct. 17, Delaware judge rules
Twitter Inc.’s lawsuit against Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk over a canceled $44 billion buyout of the social-media platform is set for a five-day trial starting Oct. 17 in Delaware, a judge ruled. The decision
5319 UAW president's state of union speech dropped from convention agenda
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UAW president's state of union speech dropped from convention agenda
DETROIT — In a break from tradition, UAW President Ray Curry will not deliver a state of the union speech at the organization’s 38th constitutional convention, which is set to adjourn Thursday
5320 Almonty wants to boost the availability of tungsten
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Almonty wants to boost the availability of tungsten
Tungsten is used in lithium batteries for electric vehicles and the creation of semiconductor transistors, among many other roles in electronics and manufacturing. But China controls 83 percent of the
5526 Lucid adds business, logistics execs as EV maker expands to Europe, Middle East
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Lucid adds business, logistics execs as EV maker expands to Europe, Middle East
Lucid Group has recruited two industry veterans to its leadership team as the California electric vehicle startup launches in major U.S. cities and prepares to expand to Europe and the Middle East. Evelyn
5527 VW's billionaire clan plotted Diess ouster while he was on U.S. trip
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VW's billionaire clan plotted Diess ouster while he was on U.S. trip
Volkswagen Group’s dramatic move to oust its combative CEO, Herbert Diess, was set in motion a week ago, when his backing from the billionaire Porsche and Piech family began to crumble. Unwavering
5528 Highlights from the latest Daily Drive podcasts, July 18-20
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Highlights from the latest Daily Drive podcasts, July 18-20
Here are highlights from the latest episodes of ‘Daily Drive’, Automotive News’ weekday podcast, July 18-20, hosted by Jamie Butters with Kellen Walker. “It takes the education,
5529 Herbert Diess, Volkswagen's disruptor-in-chief, runs out of road
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Herbert Diess, Volkswagen's disruptor-in-chief, runs out of road
Herbert Diess took over at Volkswagen Group four years ago when the German automaker was in crisis, under pressure to make dramatic changes in strategy and culture, and the former BMW executive offered
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