Uber, Tesla and Waymo (Google) are leapfrogging traditional car makers like Ford, VW and General Motors when it comes to self-driving cars.
Larry Fink, right, shared a stage with several of the CEOs he urged to spend more time doing good.
Stuart Ramson/AP Images for The Women's Forum of New York
Companies are flush with cash and profits and soon will have even more once the tax cut takes effect. So they can afford to be good again.
Ford and Dominos have teamed up to deliver pizza by driverless cars in a public test in Michigan.
Domino's Pizza and Ford have teamed up to offer pizza delivery via driverless cars in Michigan. Is it the way of the future?
The Ford Kuga brand has been blemished in South Africa by its propensity to burst into flames which has caused a recall of over 4000 cars.
Some considerable damage has been done to the Ford brand as a result of the Kuga fires but Ford South Africa can still make amends.
The behavior of Ford South Africa around the fires that have engulfed its 1.6-litre EcoBoost Kugas model is a classic case of how not to handle a corporate crisis.
Ford South Africa has made some elementary mistakes in handling the crisis caused by fire hazards in its Kuga Ecoboost 1.6 litre model.
Ford Motor Company's attempts (and failure) to monitor its employees offers some lessons in why we should question the use of wearable tech by companies today.
Australia’s car industry got left behind on emissions standards.
Exhaust image from www.shutterstock.com
Australia's lax attitudes to vehicle emissions has been overlooked in Ford's exit.
Southern states have attracted foreign investments with incentives to keep their car industry going.
Australia can learn from the US where state governments have attracted foreign investment in manufacturing that contributes to local economies.
Some auto manufacturing workers, like those from Ford’s plant in Geelong, want to find work in manufacturing after the closure of the industry, a survey has found.
Auto manufacturing workers will face significant problems in finding new jobs after the closure of the Ford and Holden plants, a new survey has found.
The closure of the Ford casting plant in Geelong signifies a loss of manufacturing loss and possibly a bigger loss to society.
The closure of the car manufacturing plants in Australia is a sad loss of knowledge and jobs that will be difficult to replace.
The pressure is often too much.
Rising suicides form part of the profound transformations in the workplace that have taken place over the past 30 years.
Faulty airbags led to the biggest auto recall in US history.
Airbag explosion via www.shutterstock.com
From Ford's Pinto problem to Takata's defective airbags, sometimes it seems auto companies know how to do little more than mismanage product recalls.
A detail from the north wall of Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry.
Diego Rivera, 1932. Detroit Institute of Arts
A new exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts highlights a controversial mural commissioned during a period fraught with social unrest.
The link between manufacturing cars and developing technology has been fundamental in Australia.
As I’ve argued before and it’s generally accepted, the car industry is a critical part of Australia’s science and technology base. The sector spends A$600 million a year on R&D and another $800 million…
Toyota has surprised with an announcement it would finish manufacturing cars here at the end of 2017.
Toyota has confirmed it will cease its vehicle and engine production in Australia by the end of 2017, signalling the end of automotive manufacturing in Australia. The announcement follows decisions by…
Debt; dollar; deficit - the mantra for this year, amid a turbulent political period.
Debt. Dollar. Deficits. Three little words so close to the hearts of our contributors in a year dominated by a critical federal election, a waning mining boom and continuing international turbulence. The…
Those scrutinising government support of the car industry have changed their views over time.
For many decades, Australians have regarded a local car industry as a demonstration of our domestic capability. Sometimes, we have paid dearly for our enthusiasm. In the late 1970s, import quotas limited…
Does the Holden pull-out have to mean the death of Australian manufacturing?
An unfortunate consequence of Holden and Ford’s decision to cease manufacturing cars in Australia is the negative impression that all local manufacturing is similarly doomed. Yet there are plenty of local…
The withdrawal of General Motors in Australia follows the step back of government support for GMH in the US.
General Motors has confirmed it will cease manufacturing in Australia from 2017, citing a “perfect storm of negative influences”. GM chairman Dan Akerson said these forces include “the sustained strength…