Apple would like to be the OS of your next car

Jul 25, 2022
Apple has big plans for CarPlay.
"Everybody’s looking to monetize these digital dashboards," says journalist Thomas Hundal.
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2.6 million cars cut from global production forecast this year

Mar 17, 2022
The war in Ukraine is already slowing production in ways automakers — and consumers — will feel in 2022 and beyond.
With multiple disruptions to the supply chain, the auto industry is set to take a production hit.
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Canadian protests are choking off one of the most important arteries in the auto industry

Feb 9, 2022
U.S. automakers depend on parts from Canadian manufacturers. And a lot of them cross the Ambassador Bridge.
A trucker protest against Canada’s COVID-19 rules has blocked traffic at the Ambassador Bridge in Ontario, halting the supply of some auto parts to Detroit.
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Shopping for a new car is hard — and may stay that way

Dec 14, 2021
The global chip shortage. Supply chain headaches. Empty dealer lots and sky-high prices. New car shopping isn't for the faint of heart.
An aerial view of a Ford dealership in Richmond, California, shows a nearly empty sales lot.
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Electric vehicles' share of market rapidly growing

Oct 1, 2021
More choice in the EV market is among the factors boosting consumer demand.
Tesla EVs charging. The range of electric vehicle models is expanding, and the government is trying to spur the growth of the market.
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What's with declining auto sales?

Sep 1, 2021
Demand is strong, especially for family vehicles. But supply? Not so much.
In this aerial photo from a drone, brand new Subaru cars sit in an Auto Warehouse Co. storage lot on April 30, 2020 in Richmond, California.
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The chip shortage is idling Ford plants – and Ford autoworkers

Jul 1, 2021
The automotive business has its ups and downs, but union contracts protect workers from big pay cuts.
A Ford worker at an F-150 truck plant in Michigan.
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Americans are driving older cars, a trend the pandemic accelerated

Jun 15, 2021
The average car on the road right now in the U.S. is 12 years old.
That's because the quality of vehicles has only improved over time, and because people didn't drive as much during the pandemic.
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As precious metals prices soar, so do catalytic converter thefts

Mar 22, 2021
There's something more valuable than gold attached to the bottom of your car — and it's sparking a crime wave across the country.
A mechanic works on replacing a truck's catalytic converter, an environmental device that contains costly elements.
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Why self-driving cars are designed to look like overgrown toys

Mar 9, 2021
To make customers comfortable with mobile robots, companies are designing in approachability and familiarity.
This Nuro vehicle is built to transport packages, not people.