Supercar maker McLaren is hunting for tailors, dressmakers and boat builders as part of a recruitment drive to double the workforce at its new £50 million manufacturing site in Yorkshire.
Honda has become the latest car maker to report weaker earnings as global demand softens.
BMW has reported that net profit increased 11.5% from a year ago to 1.55 billion euro (£1.33 billion) in the third quarter.
O2 said it hopes trials of driverless cars in London could cut the time spent stuck in traffic by a tenth, as the business was a silver lining in a disappointing few months for its Spanish parent.
Demand for new cars fell 6.7% last month, the automotive industry said.
A family-run clothing business has won a court battle against luxury car manufacturer Bentley over a long-running trademark dispute.
The chief executive of car dealership business Lookers was shown the door after 19 years with the company on Friday as the company warned the challenging car market is continuing to hit the business.
Concerns about the future of Vauxhall in the UK have grown after its owner PSA Group confirmed plans to merge with Fiat Chrysler.
The boards of Fiat Chrysler and PSA Peugeot have announced fast-moving plans to merge the two companies creating the world’s fourth-largest vehicle maker with enough scale to confront “the new era in mobility”.
Italian-American firm Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has confirmed that it is in talks with the French owner of Vauxhall and Peugeot over a tie-up to create one of the world’s biggest car makers.