Entrepreneur and private investor Rick Gibbs, who co-founded Dealer.com in 1998 and sold it Dealertrack for a billion dollars in 2014, has joined Driven Data as chairman as part of the investment.
Ivy Tech breaks ground on $14M automotive tech center in International Marketplace
The center will move operations from a building it has operated in for several years at 1331 E. Washington St.Read More
Asbury Automotive furloughs 215 employees at local car dealerships
Asbury, which has eight Indianapolis-area dealerships, said it’s furloughing 2,300 employees across its 10-state operating footprint due to a sharp drop-off in sales and service revenue.Read More
Startup’s solution to back pain gaining traction with auto industry
Comfort Motion Global has five patents on a software-based system that uses algorithms to make periodic micro adjustments to automobile seats.Read More
Holcomb announces $400M Fiat-Chrysler investment, teacher pay plan in speech
According to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s prepared remarks, Fiat-Chrysler will invest $400 million in its Kokomo facility and hinted that an announcement will be made on Friday from Toyota in Princeton.Read More
Daechang, which makes seating components for Kia, Hyundai and Subaru, established its North American headquarters in Indianapolis in 2017. The Franklin facility would be its second local site.
Three pilot programs planned for this year are more than just robo-taxi and delivery-bot science experiments. They’re dry runs for the real thing—possibly coming soon.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Climate Control Inc., which has operated in Franklin since the 1990s, will cease production next month. Mitsubishi has a turbocharger business in the same facility that will continue to operate.
Thor Industries said the Tiffin Group would operate as a stand-alone division of the corporation, and the Tiffin family would continue to run it.
Eaton Corp. has notified state officials that it intends to begin layoffs at the Auburn factory in February.
Detail Garage, a California-based retail chain, will open a franchised store in Plainfield on Friday. It’s the first in Indiana for the fast-growing retail arm of Chemical Guys, which makes a line of car detailing products.
The Plainfield business is bucking the trend of local dealerships getting scooped up by large national conglomerates.
Demand is weak because so many Americans are under shelter-in-place rules and businesses have been closed because of the coronavirus outbreak.
BWI Group—also known as BeijingWest Industries Co.—said the layoffs are necessary because Gov. Eric Holcomb ordered all non-essential businesses closed and because the Ford plants it supplies have shut down their production lines.
Volkswagen has offered to buy the rest of Navistar International Corp. to secure a bridgehead in the U.S. heavy-truck market and step up its challenge to Daimler and Volvo.
Aptive Plc, a mobility tech company formerly known as Delphi Automotive, plans to open a $9 million engineering lab in Westfield, the city announced Monday night.
The CR-V Hybrid will be introduced in early 2020 and will be the company’s first electrified sport-utility vehicle in the United States. It is part of Honda’s larger plan to apply its two-motor, hybrid-electric system to all of its core U.S. models in the coming years.
Lee Iacocca, the automobile industry executive who helped launch the Mustang at Ford and save Chrysler from bankruptcy, died Tuesday. Amid his successes, Iacocca presided over one of Ford’s greatest fiascoes: the Pinto, which led to a landmark product-liability case in Indiana in 1979.
The separation of KAR Auction Services and Insurance Auto Auctions is already creating shareholder value, CEO Jim Hallett said.
Later this month some of the world’s best open-wheel race car drivers will look to take the checkered flag at the Indianapolis 500 and guzzle a bottle of milk in the winner’s circle. But one of the big winners this may at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway won’t be drinking any milk. That’s because it will be an autonomous car.
Gov. Eric Holcomb declined to say why he signed the law, which allows dealers to charge up to $200 in document fees per transaction. A flurry of lawsuits has been filed against the practice.
Most of the area’s largest car dealers are being sued for charging document-preparation fees that appear to violate state law. But Indiana lawmakers just passed a bill to the governor that would legalize the practice.
The complaint alleges that Andy Mohr dealerships have violated the Indiana Deceptive Consumer Sales Act by “engaging in an unfair scheme to charge vehicle buyers an unlawful document preparation fee.”