As consumers buy more goods online, the search is on for ways to improve package delivery timeliness and efficiency. For some delivery companies, auto makers and suppliers, the answers may lie in autonomous technology.
TOKYO—Denso is plunging into automated driving with a new system that debuts next year for its No. 1 customer, Toyota. But the engineer in charge of the development is less bullish on the prospect of jumping past Level 2 systems anytime soon.
DETROIT—General Motors will begin retooling its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant for electric vehicle production in February, resulting in the temporary loss of more than 800 jobs, the auto maker said in a filing with the state of Michigan.
Toyota, Honda and Hyundai posted higher U.S. sales in November behind stronger light-truck demand, a signal the industry is heading into December, a key month for volume, with some renewed momentum after October's pause.
DETROIT—Jim Hackett has been CEO of Ford for nearly as long as his predecessor, Mark Fields. And at a stage when his predecessor was under growing pressure from Wall Street and the board of directors, Hackett is digging in for a longer-term stay.