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Aviation Experts Urge Caution on Releasing Self-Driving Cars

Aviation-safety experts have advice for the car industry as it moves to autonomous-driving vehicles: Proceed slowly and make sure drivers realize the limits of the technology.
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GM, Aiming for Strong 2016 Finish, to Hike Truck Output

General Motors will boost production of pickups and SUVs in time for the traditionally brisk fall truck market, a top GM executive said [Wednesday].
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Ford's 2Q Earnings Fall 9 Percent to $2 Billion

Ford Motor Co. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $2 billion, down 9 percent from the same period a year ago.
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Dealer Attitude Survey: Lexus, Toyota and Subaru Achieve Top Overall Scores

Lexus ranked No. 1 overall among automotive brands in a recent survey that measured auto dealer sentiment of franchise value, automaker policies and automaker field staff. Toyota was second, followed by Subaru, Honda, Porsche, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Kia, Jeep, and Audi. NADA's' Dealer Attitude Survey, which is conducted twice a year, conveys timely dealer sentiment with the goal of encouraging automakers to regularly engage in constructive and beneficial exchanges with their dealers. (Read more)

Peter Fong to Lead NADA Dealership Operations

TYSONS, Va. (June 7, 2016) - Peter L. Fong has joined NADA as senior vice president of Dealership Operations. Fong brings more than 20 years of industry experience to NADA, having held numerous executive-level sales, marketing and brand management positions at Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Group LLC. Fong also guided Carmoza, an auto transport start-up company, through its merger and acquisition. (Read more)

The Benefits of Franchised Auto Dealers

The current franchised new-car dealer model has benefited consumers, manufacturers and local communities for nearly a century. NADA's "Get the Facts" page sets the record straight about the benefits of the franchise system for consumers and local communities all over America.

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