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Close-up of self driving minivan, with LIDAR and other sensor units and logo visible, part of Google parent company Alphabet Inc, driving past historic railroad station with sign reading Mountain View, in the Silicon Valley town of Mountain View, California, with safety driver visible, October 28, 2018

Self-driving cars could be great for the tire industry

Autonomous services could expand the number of fleet-owned-and-operated vehicles.Those fleets could need new tires much more often.
Not a fan of China trade duties.

Elon Musk was right — Wall Street’s take on Tesla is boneheaded and boring

Wall Street's inability to understand the Tesla's and the traditional auto industry business for the past five yeas has been staggering.
Herbert Diess, Volkswagen CEO

Volkswagen CEO warns Trump’s trade war is crushing demand for autos — and it’s making the first quarter ‘difficult’

"This is a big concern for us, so the first quarter for sure will be a difficult quarter for Volkswagen," CEO Herbert Diess said at Davos.
Tesla quietly killed off its full self-driving feature as an add-on option because it "was causing too much confusion."

Everyone who’s telling you that Tesla is influencing the rest of the auto industry is completely wrong

Auto executives are too busy dealing with real business problems to worry about Tesla.
Ford CEO Jim Hackett.

A top Wall Street auto analyst just called out Ford for falling behind GM. But there’s nothing wrong with second place.

Adam Jonas of Morgan Stanley rightly touted GM for its leadership and execution. But he underestimated Ford's tenacity as number two.
The Ford GT supercar, in famous "Gulf" livery.

Check out all the cool cars, trucks, SUVs, electric vehicles, and concepts we saw at the 2019 Detroit auto show

The 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit opens to the public on January 19 and runs through January 27.
The SUV boom has left US car companies on the back foot.

America’s love for SUVs caught US carmakers off guard. Now, overcapacity is looking eerily similar to the era before the auto bailout

Overcapacity is crippling the US automotive industry during what should be a boom time for carmakers.

GM is defying naysayers with a bullish 2019 outlook, and plans to take on Tesla with Cadillac

At its Capital Markets Day in New York, GM predicted that auto sales in the US and China could hold up and that its profit outlook will improve.

Critics are once again predicting the US auto industry will tank, but they should be careful of what they wish for

For 2018, automakers again posted near-record US sales. The news was greeted by a round of doomsaying about the 2019 market.
Gene Munster.

Top tech analyst Gene Munster says Tesla’s miss on deliveries and price cuts are ‘psychological setbacks for investors,’ but things ...

Tesla's discount was pretty light, relatively to how much its vehicles cost. And it's unclear whether tax credits actually support Tesla demand.