FCA hires Amazon exec to run North American operationsDec. 6
After nearly a decade of developing and renewing its leadership team internally, Fiat Chrysler has hired a pair of outsiders — including a high-ranking Amazon executive — for leading roles in its most profitable region.
Volvo's surprise for the L.A. show? No carsNov. 21
Volvo will break with auto show tradition in Los Angeles, where it will not have a single car on its stand. The idea is to underline that the disruption the industry is undergoing requires a fresh approach.
VW steps up drive to connect cars through Microsoft cloudSept. 28
Microsoft and Volkswagen are set to strike a deal to use the software giant's cloud technology to connect the auto manufacturer's entire vehicle fleet as the world's biggest carmaker steps up its transformation into digital and mobility services.
Amazon's Alexa rides shotgun through new Echo Auto deviceSept. 21
Mercedes sells 20,000 Sprinter vans to AmazonSept. 5
Amazon releases Alexa software development kit for automotive infotainment systemsAug. 9
Hyundai launches digital showroom on AmazonJuly 18
Hyundai has launched a digital showroom on the Amazon Vehicles research hub, the first automaker to create such a page on the massive shopping site. Amazon became a potential competitor to third-party auto shopping guides in August 2016 when it unveiled the research site.