Auto

GM Active Safety Research Center (Jeff Gilbert photo)

VIDEO: New GM “Active Safety” Center Aims To Save Lives

New area at Milford Proving Grounds focuses on preventing crashes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/24/2015

U of M Solar Car (Jeff Gilbert photo)

VIDEO: U-M Unveils New Solar Race Car

The debut of “The Aurum” marks 25 years of Solar Cars for the University of Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/17/2015

Ford Virtual Manufacturing (Jeff Gilbert photo)

VIDEO: Ford Makes Creative Use of Virtual Reality

A process called “virtual manufacturing” allows Ford to design work places that put less stress on assembly line employees.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/16/2015

GM-UAW Talks Begin (Jeff Gilbert photo)

GM And UAW Stress Teamwork As Auto Talks Begin

Big issues are pay raises, health care, job security and the two tier wage scale.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/13/2015

President Obama at Mich Assembly (Jeff Gilbert photo)

Ford Moves Focus Production Out Of Wayne Plant

Ford says new products for Michigan Assembly will be a part of discussion during this year’s contract talks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/09/2015

Bonneville Car (Jeff Gilbert photo)

Classic Car Lovers Preparing For Big Show In Plymouth

A small classic car display previewed the annual Concours D’Elegance of America. The event is scheduled for July 26th at Plymouth’s Inn at St. John.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/08/2015

Jeep Cherokee. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

US Probes Complaints That Jeep Grand Cherokees Brake For No Reason

NHTSA says it has received nine complaints that the Jeep system suddenly reduced speed “with no pending threats in the line of travel.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/06/2015

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Car And Truck Sales Post Strong May Gains

We’re looking at an annual sales rate of around 17.5 million, which would be the best showing in roughly a decade.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/02/2015

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GM To Offer Android, Apple Systems In Many 2016 Models

By the end of the year, nearly every major automaker will begin offering Apple’s CarPlay or Google’s Android Auto, two systems that effectively turn a car’s dashboard screen into a smartphone.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2015

Artist conception of new site. (Sakhti photo)

Indian Supplier Expands In Southwest Detroit

Sakthi Automotive will expand facilities along Fort Street, renovate the former Southwestern High School.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/11/2015

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