Jun 8, 2016

GM wants steering wheels, pedals retained in self-drive cars

General Motors chief executive Mary Barra came out strongly Tuesday for regulations requiring the retention of steering wheels and foot pedals in self-driving cars. As the largest U.S. automaker pushes into developing autonomous cars and trucks, Barra said keeping the vestigial appendages of traditional ...

May 25, 2016

Toyota to invest in Uber, offer leasing to drivers

Toyota Motor Corp. said it is making a strategic investment in Uber Technologies Inc. as automakers race to align themselves with the fast-growing ride-hailing industry. The companies will also work together on offering auto leases to Uber drivers. The investment is small, and Toyota ...

Toyota tops world auto sales in first nine months

Oct 26, 2015

Toyota tops world auto sales in first nine months

Toyota was the world’s top-selling automaker for the first nine months of this year, selling nearly 7.5 million vehicles, and overtaking Volkswagen, which was in the No. 1 spot for the half-year. Toyota Motor Corp.’s global sales for the first three quarters totaled 7.498 ...