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Self-driving cars get 32-acre city at University of Michigan to hone skills

A simulated city opens today on the north campus of the University of Michigan to test how self-driving cars will travel in the future without mowing down pedestrians or causing colossal crashes. ... Read More »

What Honda-U.S. settlement changes

The federal government's settlement with American Honda Finance Corp. for alleged discriminatory auto lending was a smaller victory for the regulators than it first appeared. ... Read More »

When CFPB, dealers meet, sparks fly

When a CFPB official addressed dealers directly for the first time in public, the exchanges were pointed. Here's how it went at the annual conference of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers. ... Read More »

Town uses tax funds to spur car sales

The Shop Libertyville Rewards program gives consumers up to $200 in gift certificates when they buy or lease new vehicles from any dealership in Libertyville. ... Read More »

Ad agency’s viral-video goal: Surprise, create buzz

Using the Car Lister auto-buying service is as easy as lifting the front wheels of a Ford Escape taxi off the ground. At least that's what the pranksters at ad agency Thinkmodo would like you to believe in a recent video. ... Read More »

Ford, ex-exec in trade secrets fight

Austin, Texas-based Versata Software is suing Ford for $1 billion, accusing the automaker of stealing its trade secrets to create a copycat version of a program used to help configure vehicles under development and reduce warranty costs. ... Read More »

Buick revives the overnight test drive

Buick is offering customers the chance to take test-drive vehicles home overnight, a move it calls a long-term brand-building effort rather than a quick-hit sales promotion. ... Read More »

Hyundai gets back in action with Tucson

Hyundai's crossover drought is over. The Korean auto maker has not only a redesigned Tucson to feed Americans' expanding appetite, but also a plan to make far more of the compact crossovers available to U.S. dealerships. ... Read More »

UAW, Detroit 3 will talk about wages, not jobs, this time

Job and product promises sold the last two Detroit 3 contracts to the UAW. This year, the talks are about wages. ... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler exploring $3.3 billion sale of auto parts unit Magneti Marelli, report says

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is considering whether to sell its auto parts maker Magneti Marelli after receiving interest from potential buyers, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. ... Read More »