The proposed whistleblower incentive  follows controversies over defective General Motors ignition switches and Takata air bag inflators.

A measure that would offer financial incentives for auto industry employees to expose safety defects won unanimous backing from a US Senate panel on T(...)

Apple plans a new all-electric car for sale by 2020

Apple, which has been working secretly on a car, is pushing its team to begin production of an electric vehicle as early as 2020. The timeframe - auto(...)

The General Motors world headquarters in Detroit, US. The company had $15.8 billion net cash at December 31st, excluding financing operations. Photograph: AP Photo/Paul Sancya

A central figure in the 2009 restructuring of the US auto industry is seeking a seat on General Motors’ board, in a surprise effort to force the compa(...)

Large amounts of data on driving histories are harvested, frequently without consumers being explicitly aware that the information is being collected or how it will be used

Serious gaps in security and customer privacy affect nearly every vehicle that uses wireless technology, according to a US report released on Monday. (...)

Toyota’s Rav4 SUV has helped boost US sales and keep the Japanese car giant in top spot for the third year in a row.

Toyota warded off German giant Volkswagen to remain the world’s top-selling car firm for a third consecutive year, driven by record US deliveries of (...)

Elon Musk: he expects the lack of clear regulations covering self-driving cars could delay their introduction until 2022 or 2023

Google has begun discussions with most of the world’s top auto-makers and has assembled a team of traditional and non-traditional suppliers to speed e(...)

The 2016 Audi AG Q7 sports utility vehicle. European car sales rose 4.9 per cent in December from a year earlier

European car sales in 2014 rose for the first time in seven years on demand for low-cost motors from Renault and Volkswagen. The gradual revival from (...)

General Motors CEO Mary Barra presents the Bolt EV electric concept vehicle at the North American International Auto Show

While sales of new cars and SUVs are soaring, demand for electric vehicles is still sputtering along in the slow lane.But that’s not stopping car firm(...)

Porsche 918 Spyder automobile on show at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Photograph: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg

in Detroit When they turn up the bright lights and loud music at Detroit’s Cobo Center, for the city’s annual motor show, it can seem a world awa(...)

The General Motors Chevrolet Volt is unveiled before the  Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. GM’s December sales were 19 per cent up year on year.  Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Falling fuel prices and an accelerating economy lifted US car sales last month, helping to make 2014 one of the strongest years for an industry that f(...)