The Long, Shared Road to Driverless Cars
March 19, 2019
Driverless-car ventures are set to attract some eye-catching valuations over the coming months, but this isn’t a sign of technological maturity. The road to autonomous driving is actually getting... READ MORE
Toyota First Customer for Nvidia’s New AV Simulation Platform
March 19, 2019
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- In the first decade of the self-driving vehicle industry, companies have accumulated roughly 15 million miles driven in autonomous mode on public roads.   That’s a lot. But... READ MORE
Yandex Teams Up with Hyundai Mobis for Driverless Cars
March 19, 2019
MOSCOW -- Russia’s Yandex and Hyundai Mobis Co Ltd, an auto parts affiliate of Hyundai Motor Co, agreed to jointly develop control systems for driverless vehicles, Yandex said today.   The... READ MORE
Ford to Boost Profit-Rich U.S. Large SUV Production Again
March 19, 2019
DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. said it will boost U.S. production of its largest sport utility vehicles in a move to grab profits in a market where consumers favor larger, more comfortable vehicles.... READ MORE
EV Startup Evelozcity in Talks with Magna Steyr for U.S. Production
March 19, 2019
California electric-car startup Evelozcity is in talks with European contract manufacturer Magna Steyr for U.S. production, sources said.   A letter of intent has already been signed between... READ MORE
Think Stocks Are Hot? This Car Metal Keeps Hitting New Records
March 19, 2019
A metal that is key to filtering car emissions is one of the best-performing investments this year, boosted by greater environmental scrutiny of auto makers and signs of a supply crunch.   The... READ MORE
MEMA Announces New Vice President of Public Policy
March 19, 2019
MEMA has welcomed Bill Frymoyer as its new vice president of public policy effective immediately. His responsibilities will include assisting the MEMA government affairs team represent members of its... READ MORE
3M to Restructure Business into Four Units
March 19, 2019
3M Co said on March 18 it would restructure its business into four operating units from five, as it looks to sharpen its focus on customers and boost growth.   The company’s shares fell 1... READ MORE
MEMA Supports Legislation that Delays Imposition of Tariffs
March 18, 2019
MEMA applauds a bipartisan effort to study the automotive industry and its role in the American economy before tariffs that impact the industry can be imposed.   The Automotive Jobs Act,... READ MORE
U.S. Heavy Equipment Makers Feeling Pain from Tariffs, Disputes: Report
March 18, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has vocally opposed a wide range of tariffs that impact the motor vehicle parts industry, including members of MEMA’s division the Heavy Duty Manufacturers... READ MORE
Study: Trump’s Trade War Cost U.S. Economy $7.8 Billion In 2018
March 18, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has vocally opposed a wide range of tariffs that impact the motor vehicle parts industry. Detailed information about proposed and applied tariffs as well as... READ MORE
GM’s Driverless Car Petition to NHTSA Enters Public Comment Phase
March 18, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: Vehicle suppliers are key innovators of advanced vehicle safety systems and technologies and, as the voice for the motor vehicle supplier industry, MEMA has long... READ MORE
Whole Town’s Talking About How Tesla May Doom Dealerships as ‘Webb Boys’ Make $20 Million Showroom Bet
March 18, 2019
Packey Webb Ford, a 57-year-old Downers Grove car dealer with the oldest of old-school jingles -- the impossible-to-shake “The Whole Town’s Talking About the Webb Boys” -- has bet more than $20... READ MORE
Freudenberg Creates New Design Culture
March 18, 2019
When Freudenberg Sealing Technologies CEO Claus Möhlenkamp says he wants to move the company into a new technological reality, he’s not just talking about its product portfolio.   The CEO has... READ MORE
HR Departments Turn to AI-Enabled Recruiting in Race for Talent
March 18, 2019
Artificial intelligence is helping companies across industries answer human resources-related questions, automate some HR tasks and suggest jobs to prospective candidates. In the future, the... READ MORE
NAM Monday Economic Report: Another Record High for U.S. Job Openings
March 18, 2019
The Weekly Toplines  Nonfarm job openings reached another new all-time high in January, with 7,581,000 postings for the month. In addition, there were more job openings in the U.S.... READ MORE
In Sign of Rift Over Trump, EU Parliament Nixes Own Trade Report
March 15, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: The EU is a critical trading partner for the U.S. and, particularly, for vehicle parts manufacturers. Last December, MEMA commented and testified about its support... READ MORE
Virtual Pedestrians Pave Way to Safer Roads for Driverless Cars
March 15, 2019
GOTHENBURG -- A “virtual human” suddenly steps out at a blind bend, but the engineer in the Volvo car’s driving seat on the test track doesn’t flinch, leaving it to software to take evasive action... READ MORE
U.S. Auto Parts Appoints David Meniane to COO & CFO
March 15, 2019
CARSON, Calif. -- U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc., one of the largest online providers of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories, has appointed David Meniane to COO, a newly created position, as... READ MORE