Opinion

KEITH CRAIN

There will be lots of implications

Proposed new fuel economy standards may cause plenty of hand-wringing, but they offer greater choices to American consumers.

JASON S. MILLER and SHOSHANA LEW

U.S. administration's fuel efficiency plan would hurt industry, consumers

None of the diverse stakeholders that supported an Obama era program that sought to establish a single national emissions policy are supportive of the Trump administration's CAFE proposal.

EDWARD NIEDERMEYER

Tesla too closely tied to its troubled CEO

Tesla's story has been such a soap opera that it's hard to know which twists and turns are worth heeding. Tesla CEO Elon Musk's pathos-laden interview last week with The New York Times might seem like just another distraction, but it's probably as important as anything to do with Tesla's manufacturing or sales.

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COMMENTARY: Edward Niedermeyer
Tesla too closely tied to its troubled CEO

Tesla's story has been such a soap opera that it's hard to know which twists and turns are worth heeding. Tesla CEO Elon Musk's pathos-laden interview last week with The New York Times might seem like just another distraction, but it's probably as important as anything to do with Tesla's manufacturing or sales.


BLOG: Richard Truett
A look inside the Chevy Silverado's techy 4-cylinder engine

In the auto industry, imitation is a very high form of flattery, and many automakers copy each other's technologies, adding just enough of their own proprietary design and unique features to keep the patent attorneys from sending the cease-and-desist orders.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR
A case for Chrysler's brand

Reader calls for FCA to "do the right thing" and preserve Chrysler's legacy in the wake of CEO Sergio Marchionne's death.


COMMENTARY: Kristin Kolodge
Driver assistance systems a roadblock to AV adoption?

The J.D. Power 2018 Initial Quality Study marked the fifth year in a row that we have seen the industry improve. So all is good, right? Well, driver-assistance system problems increased 57 percent in 2017. And this year, the number of problems rose 17 percent. The industry has to get this right.


COMMENTARY: James B. Treece
Time to look back on a career

As I retire, the U.S. is in a trade war. How fitting. Trade disputes dominated much of my 42-year journalism career, including 32 on the auto beat.


BLOG: Sharon Silke Carty
Why people want to talk about sexism

The problem, I'm told, is that talking about sexism in the auto industry is like pitching a dog-bites-man story. It's not really surprising. But it is pervasive.


BLOG: Sharon Silke Carty
Stopping on MPG means falling behind

The Trump administration's proposal to freeze fuel economy standards could have unintended consequences for the U.S. auto industry.


BLOG: Dustin Walsh
The tariffs that nobody wants to talk about

At one of the largest automotive business conferences in North America -- the CAR Management Briefing Seminars -- there's one glaring omission in the discussions. Tariffs.


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