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AUL Partners With Vision for Branded F&I Menu

A new AUL-branded single-source menu platform is the product of a collaboration between the F&I products provider and Vision Dealer Solutions. ... Read More »

Hollywood takes on iconic racing story in ‘Ford v Ferrari’

Academy Award winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in the film based on the true story of American car designer Carroll Shelby and British-born driver Ken Miles, who teamed up to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Co. ... Read More »

GM, FCA unmasked as source of Tesla’s cash from emissions credits

GM and FCA disclosed to the state of Delaware earlier this year that they reached agreements to buy federal greenhouse gas credits from Tesla. While the filings are light on detail, they haven’t been reported on previously.  ... Read More »

Fake Dealer Gets 5 Years for Fraud, Drugs

Gene Earl Easterling will serve 63 months in federal prison on bank fraud, mail fraud, and drug charges following an investigation that determined he posed as an auto dealer to obtain $682,980 in loan checks. ... Read More »

Jeep employees, retirees say Renault’s presence put them ‘in the ditch’

While FCA considers a merger with Renault, older Jeep employees and retirees recall their last dance with the French automaker in the 1980s, when Renault merged with American Motors Corp., which owned Jeep at the time. ... Read More »

U.S. sales skid hits 5 months; SAAR rebounds to 17.4M

U.S. light-vehicle deliveries slipped 0.3 percent in May, but the robust pace of sales -- 17.4 million -- offered a sign of hope as the industry barely missed posting its first monthly gain of the year. ... Read More »

FTC Announces Two Actions Enforcing the Consumer Review Fairness Act

Companies illegally included non-disparagement clauses in form contracts The Federal Trade Commission has issued two administrative complaints and proposed orders enforcing the Consumer Review Fairness Act (CRFA), which prohibits businesses from using form contract...

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Radar finds new place in self-driving technology

Radar has been a staple of driver-assist systems for obstacle detection, and until now, not viewed as a tool for localization. That's changing. ... Read More »

As GM touts investment plans, UAW slams cuts

GM's investment commitments ahead of this year's contract negotiations have been met with mixed reactions amid a strategy to close plants in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland. ... Read More »

Renault and FCA didn’t say so, but Nissan could shine

Nissan appeared to be left on the sidelines of the proposed FCA-Renault merger, but its potential role could be game-changing for FCA. ... Read More »