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Ford's Matt VanDyke to become CEO of FordDirect

VanDyke, currently Ford's director of marketing, will take over the digital lead-generating company Feb. 1.

Toyota led auto industry in U.S. patents in 2020

Toyota moved into first place among automakers in U.S. patent generation last year with a 2 percent gain over 2019. Ford finished second.

Tesla asks NHTSA to declare speed display issue inconsequential

The automaker said it corrected the issue in production in September and that more than 75 percent of the affected U.S. vehicles have accepted the firmware update.

FCA-PSA merger adds uncertainty to Peugeot's U.S. return, brand chief says

A key rationale for the merger was to increase PSA's market coverage, but the addition of Fiat Chrysler brands such as Jeep and Ram ensures access to the key North American market.

Goldman Sachs to take over GM credit card business

The banking giant will be the issuer for the automaker’s credit-card programs, with a targeted start of September.