- Fiat Chrysler CEO predicts another industry merger “by 2018″ – Reuters: Fiat Chrysler Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne is convinced there will be another merger deal in the carmaking industry within the next three years, he said on Thursday, not denying reports that he sent an email earlier this year courting U.S. rival General Motors.
- GM ignition-switch suits put on ice by U.S. judge, for now – Automotive News: A federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday put on hold dozens of lawsuits accusing General Motors of concealing an ignition-switch defect while the plaintiffs in those cases appeal an earlier ruling that found their cases were barred.
- Ford to allow other automakers to access its EV technologies – Reuters: Ford Motor Co said it would allow other automakers to access its electrified vehicle technologies to accelerate research and development of these vehicles.
- UK: London coming back on motor show circuit – Just-auto: London is to return to the motor show circuit next year with an open air event in Battersea Park, next to the River Thames, run by a privately owned events organisation.
- US: Hyundai “extremely concerned” by crisis consuming FIFA – Just-auto: Hyundai has added its voice to the weight of concern surrounding the crisis currently engulfing FIFA as world football’s governing body faces arguably its greatest challenge ever.
- Japan’s DeNA Wants Olympic Athletes to Ride Their Robot Taxis – Bloomberg: DeNA and its partner ZMP Inc. aim to offer a driverless car by 2020, the … Co. have said this year that they’re plowing investment into driverless cars.
- ITALY: Lamborghini confirms new SUV for 2018 – Just-auto: VW Group-owned supercar brand Lamborghini has confirmed a luxury SUV as a third model to join its product range.