Auto Sector Stocks

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2011 CAR Management Briefing Seminar to share future vision of auto industry

The CAR Management Briefing Seminars have been flagship events for more than 45 years, and one of the critical connection points for North American automotive participants and, by extension, the global industry. Leaders this year will share their vision of the industry’s future and its connection to success in Traverse City from August 1 - 4.

Is the return to full production also feeding Toyota stock surge?

Talk about testing a price gap. It was just a few days ago that Toyota Motor (ADR: TM) showed signs of a breakout past overhead resistance on the weekly chart, which some believe was based on the 2012 Camry news. Then it filled the early May price gap 84.76 to 84.28 on the weekly chart with a Friday high of 84.90, but fell back.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports sulfur from coal inhibits global warming

Hold the presses and the auto web blogs. The media has been reacting to coal as a cause for global warming when sulfur particles reflect solar energy into space? At least someone finally found one reason why the earth has not warmed up in the last ten years.

Can the 2012 Camry plow Toyota stock above its recent price channel?

It wasn’t that long ago that Toyota Motor Company (ADR: TM) stock was trading on the lower end of a 16-week channel. Now the stock has broken the early May high of 84 by closing just above it at 84.16. Could it be the breakout to higher highs? And is it the result of all the 2012 Camry news on the web?

GM rearranges deck chairs in global product development

In a letter supposedly dated June 1, 2011 from the desk of Mary Barra, Senior Vice President of Global Product Development, the global product development team of General Motors (NYSE: GM) received news of a deep rearrangement of personnel. Question is, is it real or another shapeshifting event ala GM's past?

Apps now competing with plug-in devices to record driving data

Iconosys, a developer of safety, security, and privacy-oriented technologies for modern-age personal technology devices and platforms, officially released My Max Speed™ last month, an app where users log their rates of speed every 5 seconds as they travel. What we are witnessing is a new battle between physical, plug-in devices like Car Checkup and CarMed vs. smart phone apps that use your smart phone's GPS capability.

Update: International Energy Agency acting like an oil speculator and a political shrew

Contrary to popular belief, President Obama wasn’t the only diplomat to announce a theatrical release of oil from strategic reserves. Fact is, the International Energy Agency (IEA) decided last Thursday night to release 60 million barrels of oil from the strategic reserves of several member nations, and America was one of those nations. [UPDATE June 27, 2011: IEA now states per Reuters it will release 41.9 million barrels of crude and 19 million barrels of refined products, changing the mix ]

Detroit 2.011 Autobeat Insider Conference addresses auto industry's new best practices

The past three years have transformed the global auto industry in ways that insiders know have redefined the “rules” for auto industry success. Today’s inaugural Autobeat Insider Conference, Detroit 2.011 at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, Michigan, focused on emerging best practices.

Ford and Maritz Research studies concur - fuel economy is key to new vehicle purchases decisions

If the industry truly believes the Ford and Maritz Research studies that fuel economy is truly key to vehicle purchase decisions, then why does the auto industry still dole out its engine technologies in measure, especially with the 2016 government mandates hanging over their heads?

Ford advances in-car voice interactions with Nuance (Nasdaq: NUAN) collaboration

Voice recognition is now being made easier and more intuitive for drivers to successfully use Ford Synch®, as the voice system now understands more than 10,000 first-level commands, up from 100 with first generation SYNC system; all thanks to the collaborative efforts with Nuance Communications (Nasdaq: NUAN).

GM stock breaks to new low, the 6th in past 11 days

Since the IPO of the new General Motors Company (NYSE: GM), the stock has not only failed to meet investor and analysts expectations, but has been increasing its pace of making new lows ever since. The low of $28.29 from a few days ago was challenged today and broken one hour before the close. Market Close Update: GM's new low is $28.16 with the daily close at $28.57.

General Motors Venture LLC to invest $6 million in Protera Inc.

As part of a $30 million package to commercialize technology, including a rapid-charging transit system and other next-generation technologies that support innovation in the global transportation industry, General Motors Ventures LLC will inject $6 million, a 20 percent of the total stake in Proterra Inc., a leading maker of zero-emission commercial transit buses.

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