| Jan 25, 2013
| 9:24 AM
I’m amused, and mildly irritated, by all the credit Google gets for the advent of driverless cars, as if autonomous driving were an invention that America’s hapless automakers could never have envisioned.
In fact, the auto industry has...
| Feb 4, 2013
Daniel Hamburger is quick to whip out his business card.
One side of the card is standard — white background, corporate logo, contact information for the headquarters in Downers Grove.
The flip side is dramatic, painted ripe-tomato red with...
| Dec 3, 2012
The Ford Motor Company is officially relaunching the Lincoln Motor Company on Monday, December 3rd. As part of the festivities, they have partnered with Emmitt Smith to kick off the launch by driving through the Lincoln Tunnel in their all new 2013 MKZ....
| May 16, 2013
| 3:59 PM
As I work my way around the harbor each week, I always look for people I would like to emulate. One such person is Doug West, and I have said this before about Doug and his efforts as chairman of the Newport Beach Harbor Commission. He wants to help and...
| May 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The new PBS program "10 Buildings That Changed America" is nothing if not efficient.
In a single breezy hour, it moves from Thomas Jefferson to Frank Gehry, racing in a chronological blur past Frank Lloyd Wright, Robert Venturi and a handful of other...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Chrysler Group said Monday that its first-quarter profit fell 65% to $166 million.
The automaker’s earnings were hurt by higher expenses to launch new models and slower business in Europe and South America. Revenue fell 6% to $15.4 billion...
| May 1, 2013
| 9:59 AM
This posted has been updated. See the note at the bottom for details.
Automakers posted their strongest April sales since 2007 as many reported double-digit gains with trucks and SUVs leading the surge.
General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, and Nissan all...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Ford Motor Co. has been making automobiles for more than a century, but only now are the company’s products on the brink of monumental changes, according to Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr.
“The car as we know it, and how it’s used in...
| May 1, 2013
| 8:56 AM
Ford Motor Co. has been making automobiles for more than a century, but only now are the company’s products on the brink of monumental changes, according to Executive Chairman William Clay Ford Jr.
“The car as we know it, and how it’...
| May 2, 2013
| 5:45 AM
General Motors Co. reported lower first-quarter profits Thursday as it struggled with the continuing economic slump in Europe and a dip in earnings in North America.
Profit for the nation’s largest automaker profit fell 14% to $865 million...
| May 2, 2013
| 7:09 AM
Ford Motor Co. will add 2,000 jobs at a factory near Kansas City, Mo., to meet surging demand for pickup trucks and to build a new van.
Helped by a rebound in housing and construction, trucks have become the hottest segment of the U.S. auto industry so...