auto industry


Honda display at a Los Angeles Auto Show.

Auto industry has a record year (for safety fines)

Jan 8, 2015
Fine for Honda alone sets a record: $70 million for failing to report deaths, injuries.
Posted In: Honda, auto industry, national highway traffic safety administration
United Auto Workers walk along the assembly line at Ford's Chicago assembly plant.

Cost of saving factory jobs via lower wages

Jan 7, 2015
Employment in auto industry's at pre-recession levels but jobs aren't same quality.
Posted In: auto industry, workers wages, factory jobs, lower wages
Workers build a Ford Focus on the assembly line at Ford's assembly plant in Wayne, Michigan.

Auto profits rebound, but wages don't follow

Jan 5, 2015
Is a job as an autoworker still a gateway to the middle class?
Posted In: autoworkers, Ford, auto industry
Outside the General Motors world headquarters complex in Detroit.

Estimating costs and benefits of the auto bailout

Dec 30, 2014
The auto bailout cost taxpayers $9 billion. Was it worth it? Mostly.
Posted In: auto bailout, federal government, auto industry
Ford worker Dan Fortune performs a door install on a Ford F-150 truck on the assembly line.

On the Ford assembly line, new workers make less

Nov 11, 2014
Ford and other auto makers have added thousands of jobs, but at lower wages.
Posted In: Ford, ford truck, auto industry, Jobs

The roar of your car's engine might be fake

Oct 14, 2014
Some cars play engine noise through speakers to give drivers that familiar VROOM.
Posted In: auto industry, BMW

GM just issued its seventh recall... since Thursday

Oct 7, 2014
This time for police cars.
Posted In: GM, Mary Barra, auto industry

Why Americans are less satisfied with their cars

Aug 26, 2014
Though car sales are up, people's satisfaction with their cars is at a low.
Posted In: auto industry, auto market

Porsche designs new model to woo women

Aug 14, 2014
Porsche hopes their new Macan will diversify their nearly all-male customer base.
Posted In: women, auto industry, auto sales

Why Honda is the most innovative car company on Earth

Aug 1, 2014
Jeffrey Rothfeder explored the car-maker's culture in his new book "Driving Honda"
Posted In: Honda, auto industry, innovation