Dealership technology company Reynolds and Reynolds this week named Tommy Barras its president and COO, a new role that will report directly to CEO Bob Brockman. Prior to his appointment Wednesday, Barras, 61, had served as Reynolds’ executive vice president of software development since 2008, the company said Friday. He has worked on software development since
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HAMBURG — Volkswagen has completed an internal report into how it came to publish a racist advert, the automaker said. The findings will be released once its management board has reviewed the matter, VW said on Friday. VW’s management board, headed by CEO Herbert Diess, meets regularly on Tuesdays. In the clip, a black man
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Jeff Guyton picked an interesting time to move back to the U.S. from Europe to take over as president of Mazda North American Operations just more than 14 months ago. The brand’s first redesigned model under its new “premium” image — the compact Mazda3 sedan and hatchback — was headed toward a disappointing sales debut
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Auto fraud has increased exponentially in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic as some people attempt to take advantage of the unprecedented moment in time. Investing in identity verification technologies can reduce fraudulent auto originations during the crisis, fraud experts said, but only if dealerships and lenders are on board. One unexpected, increasing area of
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As the slowdown caused by the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic lingers on, more and more automakers are starting to announce job cuts. The latest is Bentley, which the BBC reported Friday will cut 1,000 jobs at its operations in Crewe, United Kingdom, or about one in four staff. A formal announcement is expected shortly. The news
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DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday that most of its salaried employees will continue working from home until at least September, about two months longer than previously estimated. The automaker, citing safety concerns, said it informed employees Thursday to help them plan their summer. “This timing allows us to continue prioritizing safety actions such
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The new Toyota Highlander is the latest addition to the three-row SUV segment, combining a family-friendly, easy-to-live-with character with a big cabin and modern technologies. As with almost every modern Toyota, the fourth-generation Highlander has moved on to the company’s TNGA architecture, claiming to be not only safer and more comfortable but also more durable
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Zotye Automobile Co. and Chery Automobile Co. are two very different Chinese automakers, but they have one thing in common: They’re both deeply troubled operations. Both are also the foundation of a startup import company in California, HAAH Automotive Holdings, which has been signing up dealers in 100 U.S. markets to retail vehicles from one
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With less than one month before the United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement enters into force, the auto industry can now examine the pact’s long-awaited ground rules. USMCA’s uniform regulations — essentially an instruction manual providing the granular detail on how to comply with the deal’s new rules of origin — expound on regional value content calculations and
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