Daimler looks to startups, small suppliers for innovative ideas

Daimler is among automakers looking to establish a new structure of smaller partners and suppliers as they scramble to find a technological edge as cars become increasingly complicated and they face challenges from companies such as Google, Uber and Apple.

Shift to fancy gear knobs draws ire of Consumer Reports

Automakers have been replacing traditional gear shifts with buttons, knobs and wheels to spruce up vehicle interiors -- but that is confusing

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