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  • 2023 Acura MDX Type S infotainment system.
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    Courtesy of American Honda Motor Co.
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    US private equity firm buys majority stake in Panasonic Automotive

    The companies expect the transaction to close by the end of the first quarter of 2025.

  • The exterior of LinkedIn headquarters in San Francisco
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    In an era of AI, skill building is a top organizational priority, LinkedIn says

    For the second year, aligning learning to business goals is a main focus for L&D professionals.

  • Lutz Meschke, Porsche AG Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Finance and IT (left), and Qasar Younis, CEO of Applied Intuition. The two companie will jointly develop automotive software.
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    Porsche and Applied Intuition to jointly develop vehicle software

    The partnership also aims to help the automaker better manage and provide vehicle updates.    

  • A light green 2022 Ford Maverick hybrid pickup truck on a highway.
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    Courtesy of Ford Motor Co.
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    Ford to expand hybrid offerings, delay EV launches

    With demand for EVs decreasing, the automaker will focus on launching new hybrid models and upgrading its manufacturing facilities.

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    Mercedes-Benz workers in Alabama file for UAW election

    A “supermajority” of the more than 5,000 autoworkers at the facility filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board, the UAW announced Friday.

  • The lineup of Tesla vehicles parked at a Supercharger with tress in the background in a media photo.
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    Tesla deliveries fall to lowest level since 2020

    The automaker produced over 46,000 more vehicles than it delivered in Q1 2024.

  • A commanding general views the fallen Francis Scott Key Bridge.
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    Retrieved from U.S. Army on April 05, 2024
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    Auto shipments may regain access to Port of Baltimore in weeks

    The Army Corps of Engineers is working to open a temporary channel for automobiles and farm equipment shipments by the end of April.

  • A yellow Mercedes-Benz C Class sedan undergoes crash testing.
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    Mercedes-Benz pilots high-speed X-ray technology for crash tests

    Researchers used high-speed X-ray technology to analyze how vehicle body structures deform in a crash to better protect test dummies.

  • Thousands of bargaining committee members, including commercial cleaners and porters, rally in New York City in December 2023, seeking higher wages and improved benefits.
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    What employers need to know about union organizing in 2024

    The game has completely changed in the wake of the Cemex decision, attorneys from Cozen O’Connor said in a March 21 webinar.

  • New Hyundai cars are displayed on a sales lot in California
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    Automakers tout EV sales growth in banner March

    Most automakers — except for General Motors and Stellantis — saw sales increase for the month, with some boosts driven by electric vehicle purchases.

  • A vehicle emits exhaust.
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    After months of conflict, Stellantis strikes emissions deal with California

    The automaker will follow the state’s emissions standards, even if the federal government or judicial action bars the state from enforcing them.

  • An older and younger person kneel in a workshop as they examine a grey concrete tile on the ground.
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    Indiana DOT, Purdue collaborate on highway that charges EVs

    Researchers will embed coils in a quarter-mile stretch of concrete roadway to produce a magnetic field that can recharge vehicles while they drive.

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  • A person holds SteerLight's compact lidar-on-a-chip next to their right eye to show its compact size.
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    Stellantis invests in lidar startup SteerLight

    The company’s solid-state lidar sensor uses low-cost silicon photonics technology and has no moving parts.

  • The 2023 Nissan Ariya electric SUV.
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    Courtesy of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd
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    Nissan names new chief communications officer

    Lavanya Wadgaonkar’s promotion comes as Nissan begins to execute its new EV transition plan, dubbed “The Arc.”

  • A woman looks at her smartphone and while driving.
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    Traffic deaths declined in 2023, but distracted driving remains a danger

    The proliferation of infotainment screens in new vehicles adds potential distraction, safety experts say.

  • A red Fisker Ocean EV on a highway with trees in the background.
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    Courtesy of Fisker, Inc.
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    Fisker cuts MSRPs up to 39% as it fights for survival

    The EV startup hopes lower prices will make it easier to sell its unsold 2023 inventory.

  • Jim Farley, CEO of Ford Motor Company, poses with the new all-electric F-150 Lightning performance truck.
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    Ford CEO Jim Farley earned over $26M in 2023

    He’s the latest Detroit Three executive to receive record compensation.

  • A cargo ship struck and collapsed the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore on March 26, 2024.
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    How auto supply chain managers can navigate the Baltimore port stoppages

    Automakers and suppliers should consider alternative port assessments and review their contracts and obligations, experts say.

  • A driver charges a Freightliner eM2 medium duty battery-electric truck.
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    Courtesy of Daimler Truck North America
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    Trucking interests blast EPA’s heavy-duty truck emissions rule

    Groups representing carriers and retailers expressed concern about the fallout from the regulations for model years 2027 through 2032.

  • A red Hyundai Ioniq 6 electric sedan.
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    Courtesy of Hyundai Motor Group
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    Hyundai to invest billions in South Korea to boost EV production

    The automaker will also advance the development of software-defined vehicles and other technologies.

  • The interior view of driver’s side front cabin in the 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV.
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    Courtesy of General Motors
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    GM loses 2 more execs as software shakeup continues

    The resignations come just two weeks after the automaker’s software and services head left the company.

  • Vehicles for sale at an AutoNation car dealership.
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    US new vehicle sales to grow 4.5% YoY in March: Cox Automotive

    Sales are on pace for a seasonally adjusted annual rate of nearly 15.5 million units in 2024, according to a new forecast.

  • The Tesla Model Y traveling on a highway.
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    Courtesy of Tesla Inc.
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    Tesla to offer US customers a free 1-month trial of Full Self Driving

    Boosting FSD subscriptions could help the automaker generate revenue and overcome dwindling operating margins.

  • IT workers code in office
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    Men and women see gender pay and promotion gaps differently, survey says

    Despite overall progress for women in the corporate world, perception gaps still exist, indicating a disconnect in cultural communications.

  • Pictured is Nissan executive John Schnoes speaking at a media event in July 2020.
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    Nissan shakes up leadership in North America

    The automaker is preparing to ramp up EV production in the U.S.