Automakers http://www.kunc.org en On Heels Of GM, Toyota Recalls More Than 6 Million Vehicles http://www.kunc.org/post/heels-gm-toyota-recalls-more-6-million-vehicles Toyota Motor Corp. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:12:47 +0000 Scott Neuman 55308 at http://www.kunc.org On Heels Of GM, Toyota Recalls More Than 6 Million Vehicles Tesla's Stock Gets Burned After Car Fire And Downgrading http://www.kunc.org/post/teslas-stock-gets-burned-after-car-fire-and-downgrading High-flying billionaire Elon Musk's Tesla Motors has seen its shares skid the past couple days because they've been downgraded by analysts and <a href="http://youtu.be/q0kjI08n4fg" target="_blank">because of a YouTube clip</a> showing one of the all-electric luxury cars engulfed in flames earlier this week.<p>Just before noon ET, a share of Tesla was trading around $169.50 — down about 6.5 percent for the day and $25 (13 percent) below its 52-week high of $194.50.<p>The downgrade by analysts from Baird Research, who shifted Tesla shares from a rating of likely to "outperform" to one of "neutra Thu, 03 Oct 2013 16:27:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 50355 at http://www.kunc.org Tesla's Stock Gets Burned After Car Fire And Downgrading No Way, Man! Last VW Bus To Soon Roll Off Assembly Line http://www.kunc.org/post/no-way-man-last-vw-bus-soon-roll-assembly-line We just tripped over some news that's got us a bit bummed out:<p>The last Volkswagen "hippie bus" is due to roll off an an assembly line in Brazil on Dec. Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:36:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 49931 at http://www.kunc.org No Way, Man! Last VW Bus To Soon Roll Off Assembly Line Car Factories Turn Robots And Humans Into Co-Workers http://www.kunc.org/post/car-factories-turn-robots-and-humans-co-workers Robots are working alongside humans on car production lines, taking what <a href="http://www.technologyreview.com/news/518661/smart-robots-can-now-work-right-next-to-auto-workers/">Technology Review</a> calls "a huge step toward revolutionizing the role of robots" at car factories. Previously, robots had been seen as being too unsafe to place them shoulder-to-arm-joint with humans on the assembly line.<p>It's nothing new to put robots on the assembly line, as the tech website notes. As far back as the 1960s, the huge Unimate arm was put to work in a GM car factory. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 22:19:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 49723 at http://www.kunc.org Car Factories Turn Robots And Humans Into Co-Workers Tesla Sales Hum In California, Beating Porsche, Land Rover http://www.kunc.org/post/tesla-sales-hum-california-beating-porsche-land-rover It's been a good year for Tesla Motors, the luxury electric car maker, particularly in California, where it's selling more cars than Porsche, Jaguar, Lincoln, or Buick. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 14:22:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48872 at http://www.kunc.org Tesla Sales Hum In California, Beating Porsche, Land Rover