Japan, Carlos Ghosn and Alberto Fujimori

By |2020-01-14T22:05:54-08:00January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Auto industry news, Politics|Tags: |

What do Carlos Ghosn and Alberto Fujimori have in common?  Both are/were fugitives from the country they were accused of wrongdoing.  Japan will be walking a tightrope in the next couple of weeks. As much as the Japanese prosecutors will want to be indignant about Ghosn fleeing the country to Lebanon, they must know that [...]

Rivian gets funding for $1.3 B with Amazon, Ford

By |2019-12-25T18:02:19-08:00December 25th, 2019|Categories: Auto industry news|Tags: |

Just weeks before the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the electric truck maker, Rivian, has closed an investment round of $1.3 billion with the participation of Amazon, Ford Motor Company, and funds managed by BlackRock. “This investment demonstrates confidence in our team, products, technology, and strategy – we are extremely excited to have the support from [...]

Cybersecurity is a real automotive threat

By |2019-12-18T09:44:25-08:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Auto industry news, Autonomous vehicles, Consumer Electronics Show (CES)|Tags: , |

Automotive related cybersecurity incidents doubled in 2019, increasing 605% since 2016; the AutoThreat Intelligence service delivers critical visibility to address growing cyberattacks on connected vehicles. HERZLIYA, Israel – Upstream Security, a leading provider of cloud-based automotive cybersecurity solutions, today released its 2020 Automotive Cybersecurity Report. The report highlights vulnerabilities and insights identified during 2019 from [...]

GM drops employee health care, EPA to revoke CARB waiver

By |2019-09-27T13:24:04-07:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Auto industry news, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), GM|Tags: , , |

UAW on strike, GM cancels health insurance EPA set to revoke California Air Resources Board waiver Thirteen other states follow CARB emission’s regulations GM to employees on strike: Take two aspirin and call the UAW It’s been a rough week for General Motors employees. The UAW employees went out on strike, and GM canceled the [...]

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