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  1. Ford's blueprint to turn self-driving tech into profitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 15 | Automotive News

    With Waymo declaring it will launch a ride-hailing service with self-driving vehicles next month and General Motors indicating it will follow sometime in 2019, it is perhaps not surprising that some industry experts believe Ford Motor Co. trails the competition.

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  2. Henry Stanford, co-founder of Michigan's Varsity Automotive Group, dies at 70Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | Automotive News

    The group, which includes Varsity Ford in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Varsity Lincoln in Novi, Mich., was founded in 1981 by Stanford and his brother Lou Stanford. "Lou and Hank took a chance, risked everything, borrowed money from family and just kind of struck out on their own," Matt Stanford, Henry's nephew and Varsity Ford general manager, told Crain's Detroit Business , an affiliate of Automotive News .

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  3. Canada could be on an emissions collision course with the U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 12 | Automotive News

    Canada piggybacks on emissions testing by the U.S. EPA in Ann Arbor, Mich. That might change if U.S. standards deviate from Canada's CO2 goals.

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  4. Maven to allow non-GM vehicles on sharing platformRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 12 | Automotive News

    Julia Steyn, vice president of GM Urban Mobility and Maven, made the announcement Monday during a presentation at the UBS Global Technology Conference in San Francisco. Since Maven launched peer-to-peer in July, about 40 percent of hand-raisers for the program have been people with non-GM vehicles, according to .

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  5. GM's Maven ponders lawnmowers, UFOs as it seeks to diversify beyond cars and trucksRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2018 | Automotive News

    "If there will be a UFO that is going to be able to be shared, I would expect at some point to be able to put it on the Maven platform," Julia Steyn, vice president of GM Urban Mobility and Maven, told Automotive News. Maven's current car-sharing marketplace, which includes a recently expanded peer-to-peer program alongside short-term rental services, is just the first stage in what could be a diverse line of sharing services, Steyn said.

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  6. A course correction at American Center for MobilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2018 | Automotive News

    In April, the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti, Mich., opened a 2.5-mile highway loop, with plans to add places to run test scenarios, but those plans are now in flux as the center faces a turnover in leadership. Six months ago, the American Center for Mobility opened with much fanfare, as government officials and industry executives hailed the arrival of a proving ground for self-driving vehicles as a technical marvel and economic anchor.

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  7. Amy Wilson: Let Sears' story be a lesson for auto dealersRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2018 | Automotive News

    Dealers have been buzzing about whether new mobility solutions and autonomous driving technology can truly replace individual car ownership. Such a transformation could put the future of America's 17,000 franchised dealerships in jeopardy.

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  8. Could Sears' story be a lesson for auto retail?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2018 | Automotive News

    Dealers have been buzzing about whether new mobility solutions and autonomous driving technology can truly replace individual car ownership. Such a transformation could put the future of America's 17,000 franchised dealerships in jeopardy.

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  9. Amy Wilson: Let's Sears' story be a lesson for dealersRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2018 | Automotive News

    Dealers have been buzzing about whether new mobility solutions and autonomous driving technology can truly replace individual car ownership. Such a transformation could put the future of America's 17,000 franchised dealerships in jeopardy.

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  10. Why automakers let some outdated vehicles hang aroundRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2018 | Automotive News

    Which is why, for instance, Lincoln will keep building its slow-selling MKT crossover after its successor, the Aviator, arrives in showrooms next year. The 9-year-old MKT might seem an unlikely candidate for life extension, considering that it has two things that Lincoln is dropping: the split-wing grille and an alphanumeric name.

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  11. As interest rates continue to rise, affordability takes a hitRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2018 | Automotive News

    The average new-vehicle transaction price in September rose 2 percent from a year earlier to $35,742, according to Kelley Blue Book. Photo credit: DAVID PHILLIPS After the Federal Reserve lifted the benchmark interest rate last week for the third time this year, economists are saying car buyers are feeling the pain -- and that increases slated for 2019 will further worsen an already-aggravated industry.

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  12. Virgil Exner, noted Chrysler designer who shook up 1950s styling, is bornRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2018 | Automotive News

    Virgil Exner, the designer behind the clean "Forward Look" styling of Chrysler's 1955 models and the spectacular fins of the 1957 that caught General Motors off guard, is born on Sept. 24, 1909, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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  13. Prestige Auto lost 5 dealerships during the Great Recession, but...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2018 | Automotive News

    Running a lean operation is business as usual at Prestige Automotive Group in Detroit, said CEO Gregory Jackson. That means keeping a tight rein on expenses and not hiring "excess" people, he said.

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  14. Great Lakes' Automotive Communities Partnership embraces the SouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2018 | Automotive News

    After years of seeing their traditional auto industry economic base slip away to the South, many Great Lakes towns and counties joined forces to learn how to become more competitive. The resulting Automotive Communities Partnership, created in 2003 through the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Mich., has attracted members from economic development agencies and corporations in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Ontario, sharing industry intelligence to recruit and retain automotive jobs.

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  15. Michigan dealer Bill Perkins retrained his staff in the art of retailing when the recession hitRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2018 | Automotive News

    "We didn't have a source for leasing anymore. We went back to the basics and taught our people how to retail cars."

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  16. Automakers get boost as U.S., Mexico deal averts tariff doomsdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2018 | Automotive News

    Judging from the jump in General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. shares, the market thinks President Donald Trump's accord with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement will enable U.S. automakers to carry on business as usual.

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  17. Detroit 3 get Wall Street boost as U.S., Mexico deal averts tariff doomsdayRead the original story

    Aug 27, 2018 | Automotive News

    Ford's Cuautitlan plant in Mexico was converted beginning in 2008 from an F-series pickup plant to a car factory as part of a $3 billion investment in Ford's Mexican operations. Photo credit: BLOOMBERG Judging from the jump in General Motors Co.

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  18. Toyota takes car connectivity for a spin in world's biggest testbedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2018 | Automotive News

    Toyota is teaming with the city of Ann Arbor, Mich., to jump-start testing of the car connectivity system that the Japanese carmaker plans to deploy stateside in 2021. A network of roadside sensors will communicate with specially outfitted cars to improve everything from safety to traffic flow.

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  19. A living laboratory for connected carsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2018 | Automotive News

    At this high-tech proving ground, the roads are packed, and there's no tall fence to keep everything hidden from view. The vehicles being tested look no different than what you find anywhere in the country on a typical day.

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  20. Classic car and boat insurer Hagerty looking for young talentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2018 | Automotive News

    Ben Patel: "Twenty years from now -- maybe even sooner -- there will be a whole range of new materials on vehicles that don't exist today." Hagerty started in the 1980s as an insurance agency for classic boats and cars, but it has grown and diversified in the auto industry - and now it needs to attract new and young talent to keep it rolling, says CEO McKeel Hagerty.

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