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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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11 May 2018

GM sees custom designs, personal ownership for self-driving cars

General Motors Co , which plans a ride-sharing fleet of robotaxis for next year, is looking at further business opportunities for self-driving cars, such as custom designs that could be almost unrecognizable from those of today, a top executive said on Thursday.

11 May 2018

Ford says lost truck production will hit second quarter earnings

DETROIT Ford Motor Co's quarterly earnings will be affected by shutdowns at three U.S. truck plants caused by a fire at a key parts supplier, the U.S. automaker said on Wednesday, while affirming its full-year earnings estimate. | Video

27 Apr 2018

GM results dented by pickup truck changeover

DETROIT General Motors Co on Thursday reported better-than-expected first-quarter earnings despite a drop in production of high-margin pickup trucks as it gears up for new models, but investors disappointed by the automaker's lower pre-tax profit sent its shares down more than 2 percent. | Video

26 Apr 2018

Ford accelerates cost-cutting plan, will drop most U.S. sedans

DETROIT Ford Motor Co on Wednesday outlined a plan to cut costs and boost profit margins at a faster pace than previously announced, which includes dropping traditional sedan models in North America that have become increasingly unpopular with consumers.

24 Apr 2018

China ride-hailing giant Didi eyes purpose-built fleet as auto market shifts

BEIJING/DETROIT China's Didi Chuxing, already disrupting the global ride-hailing market and taking on U.S. rival Uber, has its sights set on an even bigger potential prize: designing and getting built its own dedicated fleet of Didi cars.

24 Apr 2018

China's ride-hailing firm Didi wants to develop 'purpose-built' cars with automakers

BEIJING/DETROIT Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is exploring ways of collaborating with established automakers and parts suppliers to jointly develop cars purpose-built for its services, the company said on Tuesday.

24 Apr 2018

China's ride-hailing firm Didi wants to develop 'purpose-built' cars with automakers

BEIJING/DETROIT, April 24 Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is exploring ways of collaborating with established automakers and parts suppliers to jointly develop cars purpose-built for its services, the company said on Tuesday.

12 Apr 2018

Ford to ramp up Lincoln rollout in China in bid to catch rivals: sources

DETROIT/BEIJING Ford Motor Co's premium Lincoln brand plans to build as many as five new vehicles in China by 2022, according to two U.S. sources, in a move to expand sales in the world's largest vehicle market that would also blunt the impact of trade U.S-China trade spats. | Video

05 Apr 2018

U.S.-China trade war could hit German automakers, plus Tesla, Ford

Escalating trade tensions between the United States and China may dent production of German luxury SUVs made in the U.S. South and sent to China, with exports from electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc and Ford Motor Co also vulnerable.

04 Apr 2018

In self-driving cars, human drivers and standards come up short: experts

Autonomous cars should be required to meet standards on their ability to detect potential hazards and better ways are needed to keep their human drivers ready to assume control, U.S. auto safety and technology experts said after fatal crashes involving Uber Technologies Inc and Tesla Inc vehicles.

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