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Jones resigns as UAW president, report says

Jones resigns as UAW president, report says

News of Gary Jones' decision to resign came shortly after the UAW's International Executive Board voted unanimously at an emergency meeting to seek the permanent removal of Jones and regional director Vance Pearson.


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China's Byton gets licenses to sell M-Byte EV in Calif., N.A.

If all goes as planned, Byton will be able to sell and lease directly to customers in California and online to customers in other states.


FCC seeks to strip much of safety spectrum from auto industry

FCC seeks to strip much of safety spectrum from auto industry

The Federal Communications Commission says it wants to split a band of spectrum currently reserved for automotive safety purposes so it can be used by the wireless telecommunications industry.


Tesla needs safeguards to prevent drivers from sleeping on Autopilot, Senator says

Tesla needs safeguards to prevent drivers from sleeping on Autopilot, Senator says

Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey cited a local news report that said a driver had fallen asleep behind the wheel as a Tesla drove 14 miles on Autopilot. Other unconfirmed videos on social media appear to show drivers sleeping behind the wheel of Tesla vehicles.


Ben Patel, former Tenneco exec, joins Cooper Tire & Rubber

Ben Patel, former Tenneco exec, joins Cooper Tire & Rubber

Patel's hiring as chief technology officer comes as Cooper is expanding its original equipment business. As automobiles feature more self-driving technologies, tires could morph into more complex components and play a more important role in providing information to a vehicle's sensors.


GM lawsuit accuses FCA of labor corruption over last decade

GM lawsuit accuses FCA of labor corruption over last decade

GM said it has been substantially damaged because FCA "undermined the integrity of the collective bargaining process" over the past decade. Three former FCA executives who have pleaded guilty in the ongoing UAW corruption scandal were named as defendants.


BMW seeks savings of $13.3 billion by 2022

BMW seeks savings of $13.3 billion by 2022

BMW plans to keep staff numbers at roughly the same level as 2018, the automaker's CFO said. BMW also said it has introduced an efficiency program with top suppliers that includes agreements with 18 companies. 


Continental announces 5,000 job losses in sweeping overhaul

Continental announces 5,000 job losses in sweeping overhaul

The workforce will be cut as the supplier pares back engine manufacturing because of tougher emissions that threaten demand for powertrain components.


Autoliv targets 12% profit margin in the medium term

Autoliv targets 12% profit margin in the medium term

The supplier said potential tailwinds for next year include a smaller hit from raw material costs, organic growth from market-share gains and the impact of cost-cutting programs.


VW rejects anti-competitive allegation by supplier Prevent

VW rejects anti-competitive allegation by supplier Prevent

VW said it will vigorously contest a lawsuit that alleges the automaker extracted agreements from suppliers not to sell to Prevent, which had a subsidiary involved in a 2016 contract dispute that hit output at VW's German factories.