The Detroit Free Press reports that Norihiro Imai, a top executive with the automotive parts supplier Denso Corporation, has pleaded guilty and will serve a year and a day in prison for acts of pricing fixing. Imai has admitted to conspiring with other market representatives to fix prices and manipulate bids for automotive heating control Read on! →


Ally Financial Inc., which sopped up $17.2 billion in U.S. automotive bailout funds, needs to be cut up, says the U.S. Treasury. Automotive News reports the Treasury has recommended that auto finance company Ally be broken up and sold, preferably back to original owner General Motors. Bloomberg notes that this has much to do with Read on! →


How a motorist acts at a traffic stop can help avoid or minimize the impact of a traffic ticket. But if a ticket was issued, and you feel it was unfairly imposed, then you may want to go to traffic court and challenge it. Following the tips below may help you to achieve the best Read on! →


One of the first things the casual automotive fan might notice about the 2013 Ford Flex crossover is that the blue Ford oval is not immediately visible. The front and rear lift-gate advertise emphasize the make, rather than the model, a mark of the automaker’s brand research. Automotive News points out that Ford is in Read on! →


A slate of high-profile battery issues during testing by Consumer Reports has caused a headache for Fisker. The issue is caused by a fault in the batteries which are the subject of a recall by A123 Systems, Fisker’s supplier for battery packs. Plug in hybrid lacks volt of confidence Fisker is currently having a hard Read on! →


Nissan is already a leader in the electric car field with the Leaf, the first fully electric vehicle from a major automaker. Nissan’s luxury brand, Infiniti, is working on its own electric sedan, which is going to debut at the New York Auto Show. Details are sketchy It has been known for some time that Read on! →


Among the many other entrants at the New York Auto Show, BMW is bringing some new stuff. One of the cars the Bayernische Motor Werken is showing off is the X1 crossover, which is going to be released in the U.S. US finally getting BMW X1 In 2009, according to Inside Line, BMW unveiled the Read on! →


Wealthy people can afford to get all kinds of things that the rest of us can only dream about. For instance, Ferrari recently made a custom 458 for none other than rock icon Eric Clapton, and the car has been getting a lot of attention. Maranello does custom work A company like Ferrari makes its Read on! →


The White House wants to impose stiffer penalties for automakers who delay reporting defects to avoid costly recalls. Republicans and automakers say the increased fines are excessive. Current fines ‘a pittance’ The administrator of the National Traffic safety Administration, David Strickland, said Thursday that the current maximum fine levied against automakers — $17 million — Read on! →


President Obama talked with the Automobile Association of America earlier this week about the rising cost of gas, hybrid and electric vehicles and his very first car. AAA’s first-ever presidential interview The President spoke on energy issues in Cushing, Okla., Wednesday as part of his re-election campaign. Afterward, he had a first-ever presidential one-on-one with Read on! →