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Auto News offers an abundance of resources for anyone interested in the automotive industry, or simply keeping up-to-date on current industry news and information. Resources offered through this site include online automotive forecasts, industry reports, vehicle design and engineering data as well as daily industry updates – some are free and some require subscription.

The automotive industry is rapidly evolving with environmental concerns and technological innovations driving change in every facet of business, from manufacturing and sales to repair and service. Trends that influence how cars are made, sold and driven have an effect on all areas of operations in an automotive business.

This week’s auto news includes Ford’s $2.6 billion investment in Waymo and Tesla’s announcement of 100,000 members for its Full Self-Driving beta program. Google also has partnerships with automakers to bring banking services directly into vehicles – Car IQ recently joined Discover Payment System as an EV payment option; and other companies are expanding the use of alternative fuels.

Additionally, Chrysler 300 production will cease this year and electric vehicle searches have seen dramatic surges over the last five years. US automakers are racing to create and release numerous new models while competing against Chinese competitors for market share.

The vote on GM-UAW tentative agreement ratification continues to dither, prompting UAW President James Hoffa to call on US government to create a functioning economy which “works for everyone”.

Toyota group companies have plans to sell their shares in auto supplier Denso by year-end, according to two sources familiar with the matter. This move forms part of their effort to reduce debt following an unprecedented recall of vehicles fitted with defective Takata airbags.

John Goodenough, the recipient of a Nobel prize, developed lithium-ion batteries used by millions of electric cars worldwide. Sadly, on Sunday – just months shy of reaching his 101st birthday – he passed away.

Automotive News was first published in 1925 as a weekly industry newspaper for automobile manufacturers and suppliers, published out of Detroit by Crain Communications Inc.. Automotive News International boasts numerous sister publications across the world, such as Automotive News Europe, Automotive News China and Automobilwoche. Publisher offers print edition and digital products such as breaking news delivered directly to subscribers’ phones; automotive-focused webcasts, webinars and conferences in English and Chinese for global auto industry audiences. Crain Communications boasts a global readership of 1.6 million, making them one of the world’s leading automotive news sources. Led by Editor-in-Chief Keith Crain and his team of over 55 editors and reporters worldwide, its editorial leadership remains at the top of its game and delivers reliable news to subscribers and customers worldwide.

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