February 24, 2017
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thumbnail What drives Carlos Ghosn chapter 8: Personal reflections

The success of the alliance between Renault and Nissan Motor is due to our ability to unlock the potential of our cultural diversity – both across the alliance and within the individual companies. The alliance's management teams are made up of not only Japanese and French employees, but those from many nationalities from all around the world. At Nissan alone, 20 of our 52 executive officers are from outside Japan and represent more than 10 different nations. Of our 10 executive committee members, half are Japanese and half are from outside Japan.

thumbnail New extra large press starts production as Nissan Sunderland plant passes nine million mark

Production has started on Nissan's new extra-large press at its manufacturing plant in Sunderland. The £37 million pound project has taken just over 18 months to complete since ground was broken mid-way through 2015. Once at full capacity, it will be capable of stamping 2.5 million panels a year with a force in excess of 5,200 tons.

thumbnail Nissan Patrol announced 2016 FIA T2 World Champion

Adel Abdulla in his Nissan Patrol has been crowned the 2016 FIA T2 World Champion. Running with support from Nissan Middle East, Nissan Qatar and the Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation (QMMF), the Qatari produced several stunning performances in last year's FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies and finished second in the unofficial points' standings behind Saudi Arabia's Yasir Saeidan.

thumbnail Nissan reveal Manchester City F.C. vs. AS Monaco FC is the most exciting UEFA Champions League match of the competition this season, according to science

Nissan, the official global automotive sponsor of the UEFA Champions League, reveal Manchester City F.C. and AS Monaco FC’s eight goal thriller is the Round of 16 First-Leg and the 2016-17 season’s most exciting match to date, according to science.

thumbnail Nissan fans build all-new Micra on Facebook Live in production line world-first

Personalisation is key to the appeal of the all-new Nissan Micra, and 500,000 Facebook Live viewers have discovered that for themselves by helping to build a car on the social media platform.

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Renault-Nissan Alliance

thumbnail The Renault-Nissan Alliance new Facts & Figures booklet for 2017

Renault-Nissan has released its new Facts & Figures booklet to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the Alliance.

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Social Media

thumbnail Meet Nissan’s legendary 1973 Fairlady 240ZG GTS-II, the car that reigned supreme at Fuji Speedway
thumbnail @autoshowcanada brings 40+ car manufacturers & of them all, Nissan offers the most affordable vehicle in Canada: #NissanMicra. #CIAS2017
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Calendar

2/16 - 2/26 Canadian International Auto Show
3/6 - 3/12 Québec City International Auto Show
Québec City, Canada
3/9 - 3/19 Geneva International Motor Show
3/15 - 3/19 Calgary International Auto and Truck Show
Calgary, Canada
3/16 - 3/18 12 Hours of Sebring, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Sebring, Florida
3/16 - 3/19 Ottawa International Auto Show
Ottawa, Canada
3/28 - 4/2 Vancouver International Auto Show
Vancouver, Canada
4/20 - 4/23 Edmonton Auto Expo
Edmonton, Canada

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Nissan

Renault-Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn Sees Paris as Hurdle to Auto Merger
The Wall Street Journal(subscription may be required)02/24/2017 — By Sean McLain and Eric Sylvers

It took Carlos Ghosn nearly two decades to turn over the helm of Nissan Motor Co. to a successor. At 62 years old, he has far less time to check off a task he has yet to complete: put the French government in its place.

In Handing Off Nissan, Ghosn Aims to Get Arms Around the Broader Alliance
The Wall Street Journal(subscription may be required)02/23/2017 — By Sean McLain and Eric Sylvers

Carlos Ghosn solved one succession issue at his global auto alliance, tapping a longtime lieutenant to run Nissan Motor Co., but it may take a Ghosn clone to address the rest of the challenges... Mr. Ghosn said Thursday he would step down as chief executive of Nissan Motor Co. to spend more time looking after the long-term health of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, which faces a revitalized European competitor in Peugeot and a stubborn French government as the largest shareholder of Renault SA... The alliance, anchored in cross-shareholding between the Japanese and French auto makers, has helped them compete with even larger rivals.

Update - Renault-Nissan’s Problem: There’s Only One Ghosn
The Wall Street Journal Online(subscription may be required)02/23/2017 — By Sean Mclain and Eric Sylvers

Carlos Ghosn solved one succession issue at his global auto alliance, tapping a longtime lieutenant to run Nissan Motor Co., but it may take a Ghosn clone to address the rest of the challenges.

Ghosn steps aside as Nissan CEO, to focus on larger alliance
Associated Press02/23/2017 — By Yuri Kageyama

Carlos Ghosn, who leads the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi alliance, is handing over the helm at Nissan to Hiroto Saikawa, a veteran Japanese executive at Nissan, but Ghosn is staying on as chairman.

Ghosn resigns as Nissan CEO, stays as chairman
Agence France-Presse02/23/2017

Nissan chief executive Carlos Ghosn said yesterday he will quit the post to focus on overhauling scandal-hit Mitsubishi Motors, but will stay on as chairman at the Japanese automaker he was credited with saving. Ghosn, 62, who also heads up French automaker Renault, will hand over the reins to Nissan veteran Hiroto Saikawa in April.

Ghosn to leave Nissan CEO job, to remain as chariman
Automotive News(subscription may be required)02/23/2017 — By Hans Greimel

Carlos Ghosn, the long-serving chief executive who rescued Nissan Motor Co. from bankruptcy, is stepping down as CEO, having nearly finished his latest business plan and driven the Renault-Nissan Alliance to new heights with the acquisition of Mitsubishi Motors Corp.

Carlos Ghosn is stepping down as Nissan's CEO — but he will still be running the show
Business Insider02/23/2017 — By Matthew DeBord

The Renault-Nissan Alliance announced on Wednesday that Carlos Ghosn would step down as CEO of Nissan, but remain as Chairman of the automaker and CEO and alliance itself. Co-CEO Hiroto Saikawa, a Nissan veteran, will take over.

Nissan's next CEO an expert deal-maker with low profile
Nikkei Report02/24/2017

Nissan Motor's Hiroto Saikawa, a longtime behind-the-scenes player, will take center stage as CEO on April 1 when his charismatic predecessor Carlos Ghosn steps down.

What will life after Ghosn mean for Nissan?
Nikkei Report02/23/2017 — By Masanori Murui

Nissan Motor is speeding into the unknown, now that longtime leader Carlos Ghosn has announced his resignation as CEO... Nissan will need to come to grips with Ghosn's absence from day-to-day management. Without him, can it maintain a corporate culture that accepts innovation from diverse sources? Can the group successfully manage its new, staggering scale? An Obama administration official, who wanted Ghosn to run GM, said the success of the Renault-Nissan alliance is largely thanks to the CEO's personality and management ability -- and that the jury is out on how it will fare without him.

Nissan's next challenge: grow beyond US, China
Nikkei Report02/24/2017

Although Nissan Motor is in much better shape than when Carlos Ghosn took over 18 years ago, the chief did not accomplish everything. The imminent challenge for the new leadership is to reduce heavy reliance on the U.S. and China.

Nissan's CEO steps aside, but not to retire
The Car Connection02/23/2017 — By Andrew Ganz

After nearly two decades at the helm of Nissan, Carlos Ghosn has announced that he will hand over control of the Japanese automaker to an executive who worked his way up the brand's ranks in its home market.

Ghosn Stepping Down as Nissan CEO
The Detroit Bureau02/23/2017 — By Michael Strong

Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, is a man of his word. In 2012, he said he planned to remain as Chairman and CEO of Nissan for five more years, and now he’s stepping down as CEO of Nissan. Longtime Nissan executive Hiroto Saikawa, who was Nissan’s chief competitive officer until last year when he became co-CEO of Nissan and chairman of the Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association, replaces Ghosn as Nissan CEO. Saikawa has been with Nissan since 1977.

Ghosn hands Nissan reins to cost-focused lieutenant
The Globe and Mail Online (Canada)02/23/2017 — By Reuters

Newly promoted to CEO at Nissan Motor , Hiroto Saikawa will bring a gruff, tough, no-nonsense approach to leading Japan’s second-biggest car maker at a time of rapid technological change in the industry. The 63-year-old takes over in April from Carlos Ghosn, who engineered Nissan’s recovery from years of losses and debt through broad cost-cutting and dismantling the traditionally close ties with suppliers - the informal keiretsu network once key to Japan Inc’s success.

Carlos Ghosn Steps Down As Nissan CEO And President To Focus On Mitsubishi
Carscoops.com (Switzerland)02/23/2017 — By Brad Anderson

Carlos Ghosn has made the decision to relinquish his position as chief executive and president of Nissan after 16 years at the helm.

Shed of the Week: Nissan Primera GT
PistonHeads02/24/2017 — By Tony Middlehurst

Mrs Shed loves the opera. Even though most of the Go Compare-style chaps who take part in that art form are not exactly lookers, she recognises and pays homage to their talent. Indeed, you'd be amazed to see what she'll do for a tenor.

Nissan Socializes To Build Options List For New Micra
Drive Spark 02/24/2017

Japanese automaker Nissan says that around 5,00,000 Nissan fans joined on social media in a live broadcast to help choose Micra's exterior, interior and personalization options. The show was live from Nissan's French manufacturing facility where the Micra is built.

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Infiniti

Infiniti Q50, QX60, Q70: Latest Victim In Grand Theft Auto
NSEAVoice02/23/2017

Yesterday, an Infiniti dealership in Chicago got broken into and it led to the stealing of 5 different cars. They are a 2016 QX60, 2016 Q70, 2016 Q50, 2015 Q50 and 2013 G37.

Infiniti Q50 3.0 Sport Tech (2017) review
Car Magazine (UK)02/24/2017 — By Ben Miller

Here’s a million-dollar question for you. What looks like an entirely forgettable Japanese compact saloon, slides like a Lotus 49 on part-worns and packs an M3-bothering engine for £10k less? Well, since the name at the top of the page has already ruined this little game, I’ll just come clean and tell you it’s the Infiniti Q50, when fitted with Infiniti’s riotous twin-turbo 3.0-litre six.

Infiniti Q37-Based GTA Spano Replica From Need For Speed Movie Is Insanely Expensive
Carscoops.com (Switzerland)02/24/2017 — By Cristian Gnaticov

After serving in the 'Need for Speed' movie as the real car's doppelganger and making an appearance in one of Pitbull's music videos, this GTA Spano replica is on the lookout for a new home.

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Datsun

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Zero-emission

Nissan LEAF Sales Open 2017 Strong In Japan
Blog: Inside EVs02/23/2017 — By Mark Kane

The Nissan LEAF seems immune to kWh-deficiency in Japan, as the 30 kWh edition simply keeps selling strongly.

Tesla Faces Life After Subsidies In Hong Kong, ‘Beacon City’ For Electric Cars
The Wall Street Journal(subscription may be required)02/24/2017 — By Anjani Trivedi

A beacon of light has dimmed for Tesla in one of its most promising markets in the world. Navigating in the darkness, without subsidies, will be tough.

Electric-car makers on battery alert after hedge funds stockpile cobalt
Financial Times(subscription may be required)02/24/2017 — By Henry Sanderson

Suppliers to Tesla and other electric-car makers are scrambling to secure shipments of the key battery material cobalt after a group of hedge funds amassed a large stockpile of the scarce metal.

Tesla Is Burning Through Cash
Bloomberg02/23/2017 — By Dana Hull and David Welch

Elon Musk is burning through cash and may need to raise more soon to produce the mass-market electric sedan Tesla Inc. is banking on to reach the mainstream consumer.

Tesla shares slip as cash-burn raises concerns
Reuters News02/23/2017 — By Narottam Medhora

Tesla Inc's shares fell nearly 6 percent as the electric car maker's freewheeling cash burn deepened concerns that the company would need to raise more capital as it pushes ahead with the production of its mass-market Model 3 sedan.

Tesla Goes Into Reverse After Q4 Loss; Musk Says Cash 'Close To The Edge'
Investor's Business Daily02/23/2017 — By Brian Deagon

Deep into a product transition that has kept analysts on edge, Tesla stock was down Thursday following the company's mixed fourth-quarter earnings report late Wednesday and the resignation of its CFO.

Tesla's Q4 report provides ammo for both bulls and bears: what Wall Street's saying
TheStreet02/23/2017 — By Annie Palmer

Tesla gave a mixed outlook in its fourth quarter results on Wednesday, posting a wider-than-expected loss for the period, while detailing ambitious Model 3 production goals that would make the mass-market sedans available by year's end.

Tesla Posts Q4, Full-Year Loss
The Detroit Bureau02/23/2017 — By Michael Strong

Tesla’s founder and leader Elon Musk dismissed concerns about the much-anticipated launch of its mainstream vehicle, the Model 3, this summer, noting the substantive differences between it and the preceding vehicles. Musk noted during the maker’s Q4 earnings call, that the Model 3 is a much less complicated vehicle than its predecessors, lacking some of the gee-whiz technology like the self-presenting door handles.

What Tesla's new CFO means for the company
TheStreet02/23/2017 — By Natalie Walters

At a critical time, Tesla is reaching back into the past for a chief financial officer to replace its current one, the electric car company announced on its fourth quarter earnings call after Wednesday's closing bell.

Tesla cheered for Model 3 plan, but Wall Street braces for fresh capital raise after earnings
MarketWatch02/23/2017 — By Victor Reklaitis and Claudia Assis

Wall Street on Thursday looked beyond Tesla Inc.’s mixed quarterly results to cheer news that the company’s mass-market all-electric Model 3 is on track for volume production this year.

Model 3 rollout will prove whether Tesla can manufacture at a high rate of speed
TheStreet02/23/2017 — By Doron Levin

Tesla reiterated on Wednesday a bold production schedule for its mass-market Model 3 sedan, a new model whose success analysts said is crucial to the company's current stock price.

Tesla Model 3: Elon Musk hints at possible heads-up display, releases details about screen, battery, and more
Electrek02/23/2017 — By Fred Lambert

While most of the information that came out of Tesla’s earnings yesterday about the Model 3 were related to the vehicle’s production program, CEO Elon Musk also disclosed new details and gave a few interesting hints about the upcoming vehicle.

Tesla tumbles 5% post-earnings but some analysts are still betting on new highs
CNBC.com02/23/2017 — By Robert Ferris

Tesla shares were recently down about 5 percent Thursday morning, after the company reported Wednesday evening mixed quarterly results and the planned departure of a senior executive.

Analyst on Telsa: 'Are you generating real returns on capital?'
CNBC.com02/23/2017 — By Berkeley Lovelace Jr.

Despite bullish sentiment surrounding Tesla, the automaker still needs to grow its fundamentals and earnings power, Oppenheimer senior analyst Colin Rusch told CNBC on Thursday.

Tesla Model S P100D Delivers Earth-Shattering 920 Lb-ft On Dyno
Carscoops.com (Switzerland)02/23/2017 — By Brad Anderson

In range-topping P100D guise with Ludicrous Plus mode, the Tesla Model S is officially the fastest accelerating vehicle currently on sale, capable of out-pacing multi-million dollar hypercars. But just how powerful is the car?

Tesla's 2016 In Review: From Model 3 To Gigafactory And Acquisitions
Benzinga02/23/2017 — By Shanthi Rexaline

Electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc has delivered a hit, with its forecast-beating fourth-quarter results. More comforting was the commentary from CEO Elon Musk that its mass-market Model 3 vehicle, on which the company has pinned its hopes for turning to black, is on track for commercial launch this year.

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Manufacturing

Nissan Altima, Pathfinder and Infinity QX4 recalled due to faulty door wiring and defective airbag inlfators
Auto World News02/24/2017 — By Hannah Jill

Nissan Altima, Pathfinder and Infinity QX4 faced a drawback recently after its recall was announced due to faulty door wiring and defective airbag inflator. As a result, more than 150,000 Pathfinder and Infiniti QX4 cars have been taken back while almost 341,005 Altima sedans of model year 2015 through 2017.

Trump Talk Rattles Aerospace Industry, Up and Down Supply Chain
The New York Times02/23/2017 — By Kirk Johnson

At this small factory south of Seattle, employees make one of the most specialized products in the aerospace industry: the rubber mats that Boeing workers stand on while assembling jets. As long as there are jets and Boeing, business would seem to be steady. But even here workers are bracing for bumps and economic uncertainty over the gritty details of where aviation parts get made and who makes them... President Trump has talked about border tariffs and new trade deals that many people in aerospace fear could raise the cost of American airplanes bought by foreign airlines or governments. And if Boeing’s sales or profits suffer, its nerve-system supply chain — more than 13,000 companies across the United States, and more than 1.5 million jobs — would most likely feel the pain, too.

Trump meets with manufacturing CEOs
Associated Press02/23/2017

President Donald Trump is meeting at the White House with two dozen manufacturing CEOs.

Volkswagen UK customers angry at lack of compensation
FT.com(subscription may be required)02/23/2017 — By Jennifer Thompson

Liz Gabrel was initially delighted with her brand new Volkswagen Tiguan — a splash out purchase for the 54-year-old assistant headteacher and her husband after their children flew the nest.

Volkswagen executive pleads not guilty in emissions scandal
Detroit Free Press02/24/2017 — By Brent Snavely

Oliver Schmidt, a key figure in the government's investigation into Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal, pleaded not guilty in federal court in Detroit today.

VW exec arraigned on federal charges in Detroit
The Detroit News02/24/2017 — By Jennifer Chambers

A former high-ranking Volkswagen AG executive made a brief appearance in a federal courtroom in Detroit on Thursday to be arraigned on criminal charges in connection with the automaker’s emission scandal.

VW exec arrested in US emissions scandal appears in court
Associated Press02/23/2017

A Volkswagen executive who was arrested in the U.S. before he could fly home to Germany has appeared in Detroit federal court on charges related to the company's emissions scandal.

VW Arteon teaser shows fastback profile, new front end design
Blog: Leftlanenews.com02/23/2017 — By Justin King

The Arteon is described as an "avant-garde Gran Turismo" in the premium midsize segment. Volkswagen has released a few more teaser sketches for the Arteon, a new fastback sedan positioned above the Passat.

UK minister to meet Peugeot CEO on Friday over takeover of GM's Vauxhall
Reuters News02/23/2017 — By Costas Pitas

Britain's business minister Greg Clark will meet the chief executive of Peugeot on Friday as the French carmaker explores the takeover of General Motors' European division, known as Vauxhall in Britain and Opel on the continent.

French, German ministers say share job concerns in PSA-Opel deal
Reuters News02/23/2017 — By Yann Le Guernigou

France and Germany share common concerns about the impact on jobs from PSA Group's proposed tied-up with General Motor's Opel unit, the two countries' economy ministers said on Wednesday after talks in Paris.

Germany, France want long-term prospects for workers in PSA/Opel merger
Reuters News02/23/2017 — By Michael Nienaber

France and Germany on Thursday called on the management of General Motors and PSA Group to give a "long-term perspective" for all production sites in the proposed acquisition of Opel from the U.S. carmaker.

France's PSA wants to be 'European car champion' with Opel
Associated Press02/23/2017 — By Angela Charlton

The chairman of French carmaker PSA Group wants to create a "European car champion" with the potential purchase of General Motors' European car business, and pledged to work with governments and unions worried over job cuts.

Vauxhall job fears rise as Peugeot boss mentions 'speedy' savings
The Guardian (UK)02/23/2017 — By Julia Kollewe

The boss of PSA Group said the French carmaker’s proposed purchase of General Motors’ lossmaking European business could bring “speedy” savings, prompting fresh fears over job cuts at Vauxhall in the UK – just hours after speaking to Theresa May.

GM worker released from hospital after stabbing at Wentzville plant
Automotive News(subscription may be required)02/23/2017 — By Michael Wayland

A worker at General Motors’ Wentzville assembly plant in Missouri has been released from the hospital after being stabbed five times Wednesday night at the plant, according to officials.

Mercedes to Drop New E-Class Convertible, Four AMG Models in Geneva
The Detroit Bureau02/23/2017 — By Paul A. Eisenstein

For those who want to look a few years into the future, Mercedes-Benz plans to turn to virtual reality at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The German automaker says it will use a customized VR system to let media and other show-goers see what it’s planning for the new Mercedes-EQ battery-electric sub-brand. But there’ll be plenty of sheet metal on the Swiss show stand, as well. In fact, Mercedes will have a tough time squeezing everything into its short news conference in Geneva, as it rolls out an assortment of 34 different concept and production models, ranging from the Concept X-Class to the limited-edition Maybach G650 Landaulet utility vehicle.

Ford extends warranty of ‘inf(l)amous’ Kuga by two years
The Times (South Africa)02/23/2017 — By Wendy Knowler

In a bid to reassure and compensate Kuga owners and off-set the plummeting value of the inf(l)amous SUV‚ Ford South Africa has extended its original warranty by two years or 80‚000 kilometres.

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Industry

CEOs and Donald Trump Trade Policy Proposals
The Wall Street Journal(subscription may be required)02/24/2017 — By Ted Mann and Nick Timiraos

Corporate leaders are looking beyond the chaotic opening month of President Donald Trump’s tenure, hopeful his administration will deliver on promises for an overhaul of taxes and regulations that could boost their fortunes and those of their workers.

GM’s European Exit Could Spawn New Rival at Home
The Wall Street Journal(subscription may be required)02/23/2017 — By Stephen Wilmot

As General Motors moves to unload its loss-making European arm, one risk it might not be bargaining for is more competition on its home turf... Carlos Tavares, boss of potential acquirer PSA, hinted Thursday that exports formed a key plank of its turnaround plan for Opel, the Germany-based car manufacturer that GM has owned since 1929.

Global expansion Peugeot owner's chief says purchase would fuel growth
Financial Times(subscription may be required)02/24/2017 — By Michael Stothard ; Peter

PSA plans to use the Opel car brand to expand its business globally, the head of the French automobile maker said yesterday, in a move that could potentially pit the company against General Motors in the US market.

France's PSA Profits Strengthen GM Europe Takeover Position, But Hurdles Are Huge
Forbes Online02/23/2017 — By Neil Winton

France’s PSA Group bolstered its ability to buy General Motors’ European subsidiaries with its latest profit performance, but given the plan probably requires big job cuts in politically sensitive Germany, a deal must be regarded as unlikely.

Alphabet’s Waymo Sues Uber Over Self-Driving Car Secrets
The Wall Street Journal(subscription may be required)02/24/2017 — By Tim Higgins and Jack Nicas

Google parent Alphabet Inc.’s heated rivalry with Uber Technologies Inc. over self-driving cars has spilled into the courthouse, after the internet giant sued the ride-hailing company for allegedly stealing trade secrets to jump-start its own autonomous vehicle program.

Alphabet's Waymo sues Uber, alleging theft of self-driving car secrets
USA Today02/24/2017 — By Elizabeth Weise

In charges that could delay Uber's chances of delivering the first commercial self-driving trucks, Alphabet Inc.’s self-driving car company Waymo has filed suit against the company for trade secret misappropriation, patent infringement and unfair competition. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco. Last year, Uber bought self-driving truck company Otto for $670 million.

Meet The Former Google Engineer Who Allegedly Stole Secrets For Uber
Forbes Online02/23/2017 — By Ryan Mac, Brian Solomon and Alan Ohnsman

In Oct. 2016, when Anthony Levandowski showed FORBES a demo of Uber Technologies’ nascent self-driving car project, he was less than a year removed from Google. At 36, Levandowski had spent almost nine years at the search giant, spearheading its autonomous vehicles unit. But in Jan. 2016, he abruptly left and cofounded a new self-driving startup called Otto Trucking, which Uber bought less than seven months later for a reported $680 million.

Uber blasted by investors for 'toxic' culture
USA Today02/24/2017 — By Jessica Guynn

Uber is under fire from two of its investors, diversity advocates Mitch Kapor and Freada Kapor Klein, who are blasting the company for hiring insiders to investigate its "toxic" and "destructive" corporate culture following sexism charges. "To us, this decision is yet another example of Uber’s continued unwillingness to be open, transparent, and direct," they wrote in an open letter to Uber published on Medium.

New Compass aimed to drive Jeep growth globally
The Detroit News02/24/2017 — By Melissa Burden

The next-generation 2017 Jeep Compass that’s expected in U.S. showrooms in the coming weeks was redesigned for the world market.

Lexus and Porsche top J.D. Power dependability while Fiat fails - Roadshow
CNet02/23/2017 — By Andrew Krok

J.D. Power's Vehicle Dependability Study entered its 28th year with a familiar face resting atop the leaderboard, while one automaker fell flat on its face -- and hard.

Will Driverless Cars End Traditional Car Ownership?
Motley Fool02/23/2017 — By Chris Neiger

By 2035, the IHS estimates there will be 76 million cars on the road worldwide with some level of autonomy. Even now, semi-autonomous cars that can keep themselves in their lanes, automatically brake in emergency situations, and slow down to match the speed of the car in front of them can be purchased for as little as $20,000.