Aston Martin to target new buyers

Prestige carmaker seeks to attract women and younger people

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Andy Palmer: Aston Martin’s repair man

Local lad who returned after hitting ‘Ghosn ceiling’ at Nissan

Driverless car

Driverless cars must learn ethical route

Manufacturers are consulting philosophers about crash algorithms

Volkswagen warns of drags on profit

Political instability in Russia and Brazil highlighted

Week in Review

Week in Review, February 28

Google shake-up in Europe; Silicon Valley discrimination and Honda also in the news

GM faces reality check in SE Asia

Thailand and Indonesia pull-outs dent carmaker’s ambitions in the region

China becomes Volvo’s biggest market

Geely ownership pays off for Swedish carmaker with record sales

GM to end Indonesia vehicle manufacturing

US carmaker struggled to compete with dominant Japanese rivals

Fiat and VW face fuel efficiency lawsuit

Consumer group claims fuel efficiency data misinform customers

Daimler welcomes Apple into car market

Tech group’s entry shows industry has ‘major growth potential’

GKN looks to car market for growth

Engineering group aims to offset aero and farming slowdown

Europe talks tough with China regulators

EU and US take different approaches to Chinese investigations

Aviva traders in ‘cherry picking’ scam

Parts manufacturer’s expansion plans aim to harness the benefits of being vital but dull

US safety chief in warning over railcars

Fears increase after explosions involving trains moving crude oil

Ito to step down as Honda chief executive

Unexpected exit comes amid string of recalls at Japanese carmaker

Week in Review, February 21

HSBC in Switzerland; Carlsberg, Sony, Peugeot, Tesco and more

Higher wages finally come to Walmart

Employers will need to rethink labour policies in tighter markets

US levies daily fines over Takata airbags

Federal regulator slaps group with $14,000-a-day charges

4x4 vehicles: CO too much?

European carmakers need to consider sales, costs and emissions

Walmart stirs hopes of a Fordist revival

The retailer’s pay rises take a page from the Henry Ford playbook


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