Brent Snavely, Detroit Free Press

Brent Snavely

Detroit Free Press

Detroit, MI, United States

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Past articles by Brent:

Ford U.S. sales fall 2.1%, GM sales up 7.5% as Harvey hits auto sales

Industry experts initially expected automakers would sell 1.53 million new cars and trucks in August, a 1.3% increase of the same month last year. → Read More

Hurricane Harvey cuts swath through auto sales

As Harvey ravaged the Texas Gulf Coast, local auto sales came to a standstill, likely dragging down the entire U.S. auto industry for the month. → Read More

Domino's, Ford hope to learn from mishaps in tests for self-driving cars around Ann Arbor

Ford and Domino's will begin experimenting with a specially designed self-driving pizza vehicle on Tuesday. → Read More

Domino's and Ford team up for driverless pizza delivery test

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Someday, the Domino's pizza you order might show up in a Ford car that drives itself. Testing will begin testing the concept Tuesday in the Detroit suburb of Ann Arbor, where Domino's is based, to see whether customers like the idea of driverless-car delivery or stumble over what amounts to a self-serve pickup process once the pizza arrives. The nation's second-largest pizza… → Read More

Top GM exec's foundation and state team up to pay for highway barrier

A high-ranking GM executive teams up with the state to erect a cable barrier on a portion of I-96 where his son died a year ago → Read More

Could Alfa Romeo, Maserati be spun off from Fiat Chrysler?

Fiat Chrysler weighs a spin-off of Maserati and Alfa Romeo, according to one report. It's the latest possibility floated for the automaker's future. → Read More

Electronics giant LG to open auto parts plant in Hazel Park

LG Electronics plans plans to open a new auto parts plant in Hazel Park and hire 292 new employees in Michigan. → Read More

Chinese automaker sets sights on Jeep acquisition

A Chinese automaker is interested in buying Jeep, an iconic American brand, from Fiat Chrysler in a move that likely would face political opposition. → Read More

Chinese automaker Great Wall wants to buy Jeep

Fiat Chrysler, in a statement, said no discussions have occurred with Great Wall. → Read More

Feds: Fiat Chrysler VP bribed UAW execs 'to take company friendly positions'

New allegations raise new questions about whether the union's contract and other decisions were influenced by the wrongdoing. → Read More

Under secret code name, Toyota-Mazda set off race for 4,000-job plant

No fewer than a dozen states are believed to have a shot at landing the $1.6 billion plant Toyota and Mazda plan to build in the U.S. → Read More

Michigan's bidding for $1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda plant

Michigan officials are pursuing the Toyota/Mazda plant, saying the state has a better shot than in the past when union concerns have been a deterrent. → Read More

Ford to pay up to $10.1M to settle harassment allegations

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says it found evidence that employees at two plants subjected female and black workers to harassment. → Read More

Ford to pay $10.1 million to settle sexual, racial harassment charges

Ford said it chose to voluntarily settle the allegations "without any admission of liability with the EEOC to avoid an extended dispute." → Read More

Trump disbands economic councils as Charlottesville fallout continues

The fallout from Trump's response to the Charlottesville escalated Wednesday as more prominent CEOs quit advising the White House on economic matters → Read More

Who may lose amid the CEO backlash and Trump? Americans

The defection of a number of CEO's from Trump's advisory councils is the latest challenge to his ability to push his agenda through Congress. → Read More

Why a sale of Fiat Chrysler to a Chinese buyer could happen

The idea seems far-fetched — A Chinese automaker buying some or all of Fiat Chrysler — but it could happen. → Read More

Why a sale of Fiat Chrysler to a Chinese automaker could happen

In today's political environment, a sale of Fiat Chrysler, the Italian-American automaker, to a Chinese company seems far-fetched. But analysts say it could happen. Here's why: → Read More

What automakers want from Trump's NAFTA talks

As negotiations open, automakers want to make sure their flow of parts continue in a global industry → Read More

Chinese automaker reportedly bids for Fiat Chrysler

After years of pursuing a deal to gain greater global scale, Fiat Chrysler recently rejected a bid by a Chinese company, according to Automotive News. → Read More