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Argo takes different road to skirt self-driving challenges

12:39am GMT

PITTSBURGH/DETROIT Sky's the limit optimism about self-driving cars is giving way to tougher questions about how expensive automotive artificial intelligence will ever make a profit.

Former UAW official pleads guilty to accepting kickbacks

04 Dec 2019

DETROIT Former United Auto Workers vice president Joseph Ashton pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiracy to commit money laundering and wire fraud as part of a wide-ranging federal corruption probe into the union.

Lincoln electric SUV to use Ford-backed startup's 'skateboard' chassis - sources

26 Nov 2019

DETROIT A battery-powered Lincoln SUV, due in mid-2022, will be the first Ford Motor Co vehicle built on a custom electrified chassis that resembles a skateboard, which was developed by Ford-backed startup Rivian, according to several people familiar with the program.

Tesla picks a fight with Detroit by going after the pickup market

21 Nov 2019

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk has talked for years about building an electric pickup truck that would threaten the heart of the Detroit automakers' profits, and on Thursday he will finally take the wraps off the so-called cyberpunk truck.

Ford's UAW members vote to ratify new four-year contract

16 Nov 2019

DETROIT The United Auto Workers union said on Friday that rank-and-file members at Ford Motor Co have voted in favor of a new four-year labor contract with the No. 2 U.S. automaker.

Tesla sedans regain recommended status in Consumer Reports survey

14 Nov 2019

DETROIT Tesla Inc's Model 3 and S sedans both regained "recommended" status in Consumer Reports magazine's annual reliability survey, allowing the electric carmaker's overall standing to rise slightly.

UAW union president takes leave of absence under cloud of U.S. federal probe

02 Nov 2019

DETROIT The president of the United Auto Workers union, who has been linked https://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-corruption-labor/federal-corruption-probe-hits-home-for-uaw-boss-contract-talks-under-storm-cloud-idUSKCN1VI229 to an ongoing corruption probe by U.S. federal officials, has taken a leave of absence, the union said on Saturday in a statement.

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