Stories by Dee-Ann Durbin

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

Toyota to discontinue Scion line

After years of courting younger buyers with their own brand, Toyota discovered that what they really wanted was Toyotas.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

Chrysler to release Pacifica minivan

Chrysler is remaking its minivan and giving it a new old name in the process: Pacifica. The company hopes sleek looks will dispel the "soccer mom'' image.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

US developing guidelines to get self-driving cars on roads faster

DETROIT — The federal government wants to get autonomous vehicles on the road more quickly and says it will fast-track policies and possibly even waive regulations to do it.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016

Tesla adds self-parking, sets speed limit on autopilot

DETROIT - Some Tesla Motors vehicles can park themselves without a driver inside with a software update beamed to customers over the weekend.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016

US auto sales hit an all-time high in 2015

US auto sales hit an all-time record in 2015, strong 2016 ahead.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016

General Motors invests $500m in Lyft, forms partnership

DETROIT - General Motors Co. and ride-hailing company Lyft Inc. are forming an unprecedented partnership that could help them beat their rivals to the self-driving future.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015

AARP classes help older drivers remain safe

DETROIT - Joe Minerva has been driving since 1946. He's a skilled and disciplined driver and has never been in an accident. So he was surprised how much he learned when he recently took his ...
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

US auto sales hit 14-year high in November thanks to promotions

Black Friday promotions - some of which began well before Thanksgiving - pushed last month's sales to a 14-year high of 1.3 million, just short of a record for the month. 
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

Tentative labor deal reached by UAW, Ford

DETROIT - The United Au­to Workers' proposed contract with Ford Motor Co. - approved Mon­day by local union leaders - is the richest of the Detroit Three, with a promise of $10,250 in bonuses for ...
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

Ford 3Q earnings more than double on North America results

Ford's third quarter earnings more than double on pickup demand, but miss Wall Street forecast.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

Lexus tops reliability survey, as advanced transmissions trip up rivals

Elaborate new transmissions are helping automakers meet rising fuel economy standards, but they're also requiring more trips to the repair shop.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

UAW OKs richer pact with Fiat Chrysler

DETROIT - The United Auto Workers union unveiled a richer proposed contract with Fiat Chrysler on Friday, a week after angry union members voted down a previous agreement.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

Fiat Chrysler avoids strike with new tentative contract

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler has avoided an expensive strike at its U.S. plants after reaching a tentative labor agreement with the United Auto Workers union.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Monday, Sept. 14, 2015

UAW chooses Fiat Chrysler as target in contract talks

UAW chooses Fiat Chrysler as target in contract talks with Detroit automakers.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Friday, Aug 21, 2015

Tech firms eye driver's seat for car innovation

The convergence of cars and computers is blurring the traditional geographical boundaries of both industries.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Monday, Aug 3, 2015

Demand for SUVs and luxury vehicles keeps auto sales hot in July

DETROIT - More Americans are buying cars that say "look at me.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

DETROIT — In the age of Apple’s CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ford surprises in 2Q with record North American profit

Ford Motor Co.'s net income jumped 44 percent to $1.9 billion in the second quarter as global sales rose and the company was able to charge more for new trucks and SUVs with premium features.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Fiat Chrysler says it has a software fix to prevent hacking

Fiat Chrysler says it has a software fix that will prevent future hacking into the Jeep Cherokee and other vehicles.
By Dee-Ann Durbin

Thursday, July 9, 2015

2 visions emerge for getting self-driving cars on road

Two competing visions could determine how you first experience a driverless car.
By Dee-Ann Durbin
 
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