Sonari Glinton

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Before Hollywood, The Oil Industry Made LA

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Los Angeles can seem like a company town, dominated by the movie business. But the area is dotted with oil wells — landmarks of a key industry in the region. Now plunging prices are taking their toll.


A Tesla For The Masses? Orders For Model 3 Top 100K In First Hours

Friday, April 01, 2016

Before the Model 3 was even unveiled, people lined up at Tesla stores to put down a deposit. With a base price of $35,000, the car will go on sale late next year at the earliest.


Major Automakers Agree To Install Automatic Braking Systems

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Major automakers have agreed to install automatic braking systems on nearly all models by 2022. Federal regulators say the technology will prevent thousands of crashes. Through the use of sensors, the systems detect imminent crashes and apply the brakes even if drivers don't react.


With 2016 Picks, A Surprise: Overall Car Quality Goes Down

Saturday, March 12, 2016

The two leading car reviewers, Consumer Reports and JD Power, announced their picks for the year's best cars. For the first time in years, overall quality dropped — and that's not the only surprise.


Buyers Dissatisfied With Car Technology, Reliability Study Says

Thursday, February 25, 2016

A J.D. Power report finds problems with in-vehicle technology of 2015 cars. Consumers say unreliable navigation systems and other issues are eroding trust when it comes to rating a car's performance.


Unemployment May Be Dropping, But It's Still Twice As High For Blacks

Friday, February 05, 2016

The jobless rate fell is at an eight-year low, the government reported today. But for blacks, the rate is still 8.8 percent — a bit lower than worst unemployment whites experienced in the recession.


Toyota Discontinues Youth-Oriented Scion Brand

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Toyota has killed off its struggling Scion brand. The lineup of small cars targeted economy-minded young buyers. But those marketing efforts failed to win over millennials in any significant numbers.


With Growing Investments, China's Influence In Autos Is Expanding

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

For the first time on a mass scale, a car built in China will be on sale in the U.S., joining countless other Chinese-made products. It comes as Chinese firms invest billions in the auto industry.


For Self-Driving Car Tech, Companies Won't Go Zero To 100 Too Fast

Saturday, January 23, 2016

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Truck Sale Profits Help Automakers Develop Future Technologies

Friday, January 22, 2016

Consumers bought a historic number of trucks and SUVs last year. With gas prices at record lows, consumers are gobbling up increasingly bigger and faster trucks. What does that mean for the future?


Luxury And Self-Driving Cars Dominate Auto Show Talk

Saturday, January 16, 2016

NPR's Sonari Glinton tells Michel Martin about week one of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.


Volkswagen CEO: 'We Didn't Lie' About Emissions

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Volkswagen CEO Mattias Mueller, who was in Detroit earlier this week for the auto show, told NPR that the emissions cheating scandal was a technical problem and not an ethical one.


Obama To Highlight Auto Industry Success In State Of The Union

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

During President Obama's administration, the auto industry hit record sales in 2015. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat from Michigan, says Obama has a right to a "victory lap."


'We Didn't Lie,' Volkswagen CEO Says Of Emissions Scandal

Monday, January 11, 2016

The North American International Auto Show is a place where car industry gathers to celebrate — and in recent years to apologize. At this year's show in Detroit, it was Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller's turn to face the media.

In a prepared statement, Mueller said of the emissions-cheat scandal, ...


Car Companies Show Off New Tech At Detroit Auto Show

Monday, January 11, 2016

For years, car geeks have talked a lot about self-driving cars. But this year is different, with record sales and potentially record profits, the industry invested billions on autonom...


We Have Let Down Customers, VW CEO Interviewed At Detroit Auto Show

Monday, January 11, 2016

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller spoke to the media in the U.S. for the first time on Sunday, and characterized the auto emissions scandal enveloping his company as "technical" in nature.


Despite Hybrid Losses, Car Companies Invest In Tech

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Even automakers are making a boatload on trucks, they're investing tens of billions in new technology. NPR reports on how tomorrow's hybrid is brought to you by today's pickup truck.


Automakers Mark Moves Into Tech With Expanded Presence At CES

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Consumers love gadgets and they're demanding more of them in their cars. At the Consumer Electronics Show, automakers are unveiling hints of the increasingly automated car of the future.


Justice Department Files Lawsuit Against Volkswagen Over Emissions Software

Monday, January 04, 2016

On Monday, the Department of Justice, acting on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, filed a civil complaint in federal court in Detroit against Volkswagen. The DOJ alleges ...


In 2016, Volkswagen Aims To Repair Its Reputation After Emissions Scandal

Thursday, December 31, 2015

The scandal will cost Volkswagen billions of dollars and has severely damaged the carmaker's reputation. Can it recover in the same way that Toyota and General Motors rebounded from safety recalls?