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Nov 19, 2013

Car, tech firms must work together to provide Internet, ‘apps’ -Ford exec

LOS ANGELES, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Automakers and technology
companies need to cooperate more closely to ensure the rapid and
smooth development of cars that are fully connected to the
Internet, a top Ford Motor Co executive said on Tuesday.

Ford global marketing chief Jim Farley told reporters at the
Los Angeles Auto Show that the automotive and technology sectors
are “at a tipping point” where they need to work together better
than they have to speed the roll-out of the services in cars
that allow consumers to drive safely and interact with their
favorite apps or other technologies.

Nov 14, 2013
Nov 14, 2013
Nov 13, 2013
Nov 13, 2013
Nov 8, 2013

Ten years to make GM Cadillac a global brand: new marketing chief

DETROIT (Reuters) – General Motors Co’s (GM.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) new Cadillac marketing chief believes it could take as long as a decade to build its reputation as a global luxury brand.

Uwe Ellinghaus, a former marketing executive with German luxury automaker BMW AG (BMWG.DE: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), will assume his duties on January 1, but was introduced this week as the person responsible for shaping Cadillac’s image around the world.

Nov 7, 2013
Nov 7, 2013

Tesla reports third fire involving Model S electric car

DETROIT, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Tesla Motor Inc’s Model
S electric car has suffered its third fire in six weeks.

The Tesla Motors Club website is running pictures and a
story about another fire involving a Model S on Wednesday
afternoon that a company spokeswoman confirmed. The accident
occurred in Smyrna, Tennessee, where Nissan Motor Co
makes the Leaf electric car.

Nov 6, 2013
Nov 6, 2013
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      "Ben Klayman is based in Detroit and in April was named leader of the global automotive team for Reuters. Previously, Ben covered the business of sports as well as consumer and retail for three years and led the manufacturing/housing team for four years. He also covered the telecommunications sector for three years. He joined Reuters in Detroit in 1998 to cover autos. Prior to joining Reuters, he worked at a series of daily newspapers in Ohio and Maryland. Ben graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in English literature."
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