Keogh-to-VW top job could turn out brilliantly, if Wolfsburg lets him run

If I were a U.S. VW dealer, I'd be elated and hopeful at the news that Keogh will succeed Hinrich Woebcken on Nov. 1.


Every part of a self-driving car will change, even the doors

The huge amount of money being invested in autonomous vehicle technology will have benefits that could improve all vehicles. Take, for example, the car's doors.

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BLOG: Richard Truett
GM's 2.7-liter turbo engine is in the wrong truck

I'll give General Motors' new four-cylinder exactly one year in the redesigned Silverado before it fades into the Colorado and becomes a big success. A misfire of this magnitude is rare for GM these days.

BLOG: Jay Ramey
The autonomous police car: RoboCop or reverse ATM?

Motorola's patent for an autonomous police car packs quite a few functions of the criminal justice system into a vehicle, enough not only for Uber drivers but for police officers to worry about job security in the age of autonomy.

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BLOG: Edward Niedermeyer
Musk's short-seller obsession goes off the rails

Even with the U.S. regulators pursuing further investigations of Elon Musk and Tesla, the electric automaker's CEO seems unable to put the open-and-shut case against his "funding secured" tweets behind him.

BLOG: Jackie Charniga
Poor credit? Get the reason in writing

Everyone has a story for why they have bad credit. To maximize the benefits of that story to get financing and to remove liability from the dealership in the event of a repossession, an F&I expert says to get that reason in writing — specifically, the customer's handwriting.

BLOG: Michael Wayland
Writing was on the wall for Cadillac's return

Like the appointment of Steve Carlisle, the move to Michigan was part of an effort to bring Cadillac back into the fold after executives soured on the idea of allowing the brand to operate somewhat independently.

BLOG: Jackie Charniga
JM&A pilot faces backlash

JM&A Group is testing a virtual F&I product sales service in two dealership groups. Interest in a virtual selling platform has been greeted enthusiastically by some of its dealership clients, JM&A said, though the news has faced backlash on social media.

BLOG: Larry P. Vellequette
A call to return to stock car racing's roots, with EVs

EV racing would be far more interesting if all of the vehicles were stock, the race was a designated distance -- say, 200 or 225 miles -- and no recharges or vehicle changes were allowed. Each race would be a test of technology and strategy, and an opportunity for a factory-backed race team to prove both on a given Sunday.

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