Trump Administration to Reveal Final Plan for Revoking California Waiver on Emissions
September 18, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has consistently supported a One National Program negotiated with California. MEMA has repeatedly urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (... READ MORE
Nissan Seeks Sale of Trading Unit in $1 Billion Deal, Report Says
September 18, 2019
TOKYO -- Nissan is seeking to sell a wholly owned subsidiary that distributes vehicle parts and materials in a deal that may be valued at about $1 billion, as the struggling Japanese automaker... READ MORE
CCC: Calibration, Sensor/Camera R&Is, R&Rs Increase on Appraisals
September 18, 2019
Nineteen percent of second-quarter noncomprehensive appraisals in CCC included the removal and replacement or installation of a sensor — a percentage that rises to 38 percent when one looks... READ MORE
Toyota Earmarks $391 Million for Next Era of Texas Pickup Production
September 18, 2019
Toyota is pushing ahead with its plan to boost efficiencies in the production of its midsize Tacoma and full-size Tundra pickups, which are moving onto a common platform, with a $391 million... READ MORE
These Are the Next Wave of Ultra-Luxury Electric Cars Entering the Market—and They Don't Disappoint
September 18, 2019
Electric cars are coming, in numbers, and from car companies that may surprise you. But one of the most surprising things about battery-powered cars is that electricity can be applied equally... READ MORE
Fresh $120M Funding Deal Helps TuSimple Keep on Trucking
September 18, 2019
Self-driving truck company TuSimple continues to add to its coffers. The company announced Tuesday it has raised an additional $120 million, part of an extended funding round that includes... READ MORE
A ’66 Skylark Stands Out in a Brigade of Buicks
September 18, 2019
One of my first cars was a 1966 Buick Skylark convertible. In 1985 I went to a car show and I said to a friend, “I really want to buy a Gran Sport,” which was the high-performance Skylark. The guy... READ MORE
Trump Says U.S. Reaches Trade Deals with Japan, No Word on Cars
September 17, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: Japan is an important trading partner for U.S. motor vehicle parts manufacturers, and MEMA has supported a potential U.S.-Japan agreement. For more information... READ MORE
AAPEX 2019 ADAS Forum to Prepare Auto Repair Shops for Evolving Technology
September 17, 2019
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Sept. 5, 2019 – AAPEX 2019 is hosting a three-hour advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) Forum to prepare auto repair shops for the opportunities and challenges of servicing... READ MORE
Ford Plans to Overhaul Dearborn Campus by 2025
September 17, 2019
DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. has outlined an overhaul of its Dearborn campus to create a product and development center by 2025 as it continues work on its mobility innovation center in Detroit's... READ MORE
Ford in Talks with VW to Develop Second EV in Europe, Paper Says
September 17, 2019
FRANKFURT -- Ford Motor Co. could build more than one electric vehicle based on Volkswagen Group's EV platform, Ford of Europe President, Stuart Rowley, told a German business paper. To make... READ MORE
NHTSA to Allow Drivers to Choose 'Quiet Car' Alert Sounds
September 17, 2019
WASHINGTON -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday proposed allowing automakers to offer a variety of sound choices for electric vehicles and other "quiet cars" to choose... READ MORE
BRP, Maker of Sea-Doo, Rotax And Can-Am Toys, Shows Off Lineup of Electric Vehicle Prototypes
September 17, 2019
The electrification of the world’s transportation systems is still in its nascent stages, but more and more companies are apparently considering an electric future, and that now includes Canadian... READ MORE
Volvo Trucks Brings Volvo Dynamic Steering to North America
September 17, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Heavy Duty Trucking’s website, Truckinginfo.com. Used with permission, https://www.truckinginfo.com/340331/volvo-... READ MORE
Paul Ingrassia, Prizewinning Auto Industry Reporter, Dies at 69
September 17, 2019
Paul Ingrassia, an author and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who placed readers in the boardrooms and executive suites of the nation’s automotive industry and put many of its leaders under... READ MORE
Ford, GM Ramp Up Plans for Electric Pickups
September 16, 2019
DETROIT -- Large pickup trucks that tow most of the profits in to Ford Motor Co. and General Motors are holdovers from another century -- with heavy ladder frames and big internal combustion... READ MORE
SAF-HOLLAND Appoints Kent Jones As President – Americas
September 16, 2019
SAF-HOLLAND, a global manufacturer of trailer suspension and axle systems, truck suspensions, fifth wheels, landing gear and coupling products, announced the appointment of Kent Jones president –... READ MORE
PSA to Recruit Mitsubishi's Former Strategy Chief, Report Says
September 16, 2019
PARIS -- Mitsubishi's former head of product strategy, Vincent Cobee, is joining PSA Group, a source close to the matter told Reuters. Cobee will join PSA in a sales and marketing post, the... READ MORE
Ford Recalls Some Vehicles Due to Sharp Seat Frame Edge
September 16, 2019
Ford is recalling more than 300,000 of its 2017 Ford Explorer vehicles because of a sharp seat frame edge. The automaker said Friday that there have been 31 reports of hand injuries.... READ MORE