Jeff Gilbert

(File photo) Lightweighting materials is increasingly being used by manufacturers to increase performance of a variety of vehicles.  (Credit: MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)

What Happens When The City That Drives The World Gets Snowed In? Automakers Figure It Out

The biggest impact could be at Ford, where Dearborn Truck had to cancel its first shift. That plant builds the new F-150 pickup, which is just launching and in short supply.

02/02/2015

NAIAS chairman Scott Lariche and Rod Alberts on their way to officially open the NAIAS. Paul Pytlowany was there to capture it all. (credit: Ken Bryant/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Exclusive: Ford, Barra, Snyder, Gilbert, Fields Headline Fast-paced Auto Show

A virtual who’s who among Metro Detroit’s power brokers join host Carol Cain and the rest of the “Michigan Matters” crew as they crisscross Cobo Center this week at the North American International Auto Show.

01/16/2015

General Motors CEO Mary Barra addresses the media during a news conference at the headquarters of the company's German subsidiary Opel in Ruesselsheim, on January 27, 2014.  (Credit: DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/Getty Images)

2017 Cadillac Will Sport Limited Automated Driving Capabilities

General Motors also plans new “connected car” to help prevent crashes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/07/2014

Assembly line workers assemble Chevy Volt electric vehicles and Opel Amperas at the General Motors Detroit Hamtramck Assembly Plant October 11, 2011 (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

GM Makes ‘Single Largest’ Investment In Detroit-Hamtramck Plant For Next Gen Chevy Volt

Johnson wouldn’t confirm earlier reports that this investment would mean 1,400 new jobs, and a second shift at Detroit-Hamtramk.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/08/2014

Ford S-MAX concept. (Ford Motor Company0

Ford Promises More Products For Tough European Market

As the big Frankfurt auto show opens to the public, Ford says it’s greatly expanding its product plans in Europe.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/09/2013

Chevrolet Unveils New Corvette, The C7

Detroit Auto Show Media Preview

The North American International Auto Show isn’t open to the public yet at Cobo Hall in Detroit, but you can feel like you’re there by following this live Twitter feed from WWJ Auto Beat Reporter Jeff Gilbert.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/14/2013

Dream Cruise Business Breakfast

Woodward Dream Cruise Business Breakfast Recap

WWJ Newsradio 950 sponsored a business breakfast Friday, Aug. 19 to mark the Woodward Dream Cruise on Saturday, Aug. 20.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/17/2012

Ford Collision Warning System

High Tech Systems Can Save Drivers Lives

A new study shows that two new active safety systems, that are starting to appear on cars, are preventing accidents.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/03/2012

About 250 Dodge Darts were staged at the Palace of Auburn Hills to be driven to Michigan dealerships on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. (credit: George Fox/CBS 62/CW50)

Test Driving the 2013 Dodge Dart

The first vehicle jointly developed by Chrysler and Fiat is a sure fire hit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/22/2012

ground break

GM Looks To The Sun

General Motors starts work on a solar power generating station at its Orion Township Plant.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/18/2012

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