Trump Receives Warm Welcome in India
February 24, 2020
President Donald Trump arrived in India today and was welcomed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the world’s largest cricket stadium in the city of Ahmedabad. More than 100,000 people attended... READ MORE
USDOT Announces $1 Billion Funding Notice for Infrastructure Grants
February 24, 2020
The U.S. Department of Transportation will be providing infrastructure grants for qualified transportation agencies that apply. Transport Topics reported that $1 billion in grant funding will be... READ MORE
Gary Silberg of KMPG to be a Key Speaker at the 2020 AASA Vision Conference
February 24, 2020
Gary Silberg, National Automotive Industry Leader with KPMG, and the Vision Conference’s highest-rated speaker, will discuss the shift from internal combustion engines to the internal computing... READ MORE
Fiat Restricts Access to European Sites on Coronavirus
February 24, 2020
More than 200 cases and three deaths from the coronavirus outbreak have been reported in Italy. As the government is closing off the most affected areas in the northern part of the country, Fiat... READ MORE
Three-Millionth Vehicle Rolls Off GM's Lansing Delta Township Line
February 24, 2020
On Feb. 21, a 2020 Chevrolet Traverse Redline Edition vehicle became the three-millionth automobile to roll out of GM’s Lansing Delta Township Assembly plant. The plant opened in 2006 and has... READ MORE
Audi Pauses E-tron Production at Belgian Plant
February 24, 2020
Audi’s factory in Brussels halted production on Thursday and will remain halted until Feb. 25. The automaker stopped manufacturing their e-tron crossover as they face a bottleneck in their battery... READ MORE
MEMA Supports Heavy-Duty NOx Rulemaking in Comments Sent to EPA
February 21, 2020
In comments submitted to the U.S. EPA this week on the Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI) Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR), the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA)... READ MORE
Mahle Strikes Deal with FCA for Data Usage
February 21, 2020
Mahle Aftermarket Service Solutions signed an agreement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), which Auto Service World reports will allow the aftermarket company to gain, “’trouble-free access’ to... READ MORE
Daimler Warns of 'Significant Adverse Effects' of Coronavirus Outbreak
February 21, 2020
Daimler announced on Feb. 21 that the effects of the coronavirus outbreak could have significant impacts on not only the economy, but their own sales as well. In their annual report, the... READ MORE
Tesla Gets Go-Ahead to Resume Clearing Forest for German Factory
February 21, 2020
Germany’s government has approved Tesla Inc.’s plan to build a new electric-car factory in the town of Gruenheide. A court on Thursday ruled that the company was allowed to cut down forestation in... READ MORE
Nissan Pilots Subscription Service in Houston; Vehicles to Get OEM Parts, Certified Body Shops
February 21, 2020
Nissan is testing a new “no-contract Nissan Switch subscription service” in Houston, Texas, and announced Thursday that collision repairs would be added to the service. “The vehicle will go to a... READ MORE
New Toyota Technique to Predict, Limit Unintended Acceleration Coming to Japan
February 21, 2020
Earlier in February, Toyota Motor Co. announced that it has created a way for its vehicles to predict “unwanted acceleration” and prevent it from happening. Toyota’s new “acceleration suppression... READ MORE
Partnership to Test B100 Biodiesel System in High-Mileage Class 8 Trucks
February 21, 2020
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/351487/wide... READ MORE
Japan Creates Task Force to Deal with Coronavirus Impact on Auto Industry
February 20, 2020
In reaction to the growing threat of the coronavirus outbreak, members of the automaker and supplier industry, as well as the Japanese government, are putting together a joint council. According... READ MORE
American Honda Auto Division Chief Arcangeli Steps Down
February 20, 2020
After spending less than three years with American Honda Motor Co., Henio Arcangeli Jr., senior VP of the automobile division, will be stepping down at the end of February to spend time with... READ MORE
VW Will Start Search for New CFO, Report Says
February 20, 2020
Frank Witter, CFO of Volkswagen Group, will depart from the company by mid-2021. Witter’s contract was set to expire later this year but was renewed. Volkswagen agreed to fulfill Witter’s wishes... READ MORE
Hyundai Motor Chairman to Give Up Board Seat as Succession Looms
February 20, 2020
Mong-Koo Chung, chairman of Hyundai Motor Group and son of the company’s founder Chung Ju-yung, will give up his board seat as his term expires this year, Reuters reports. Hyundai announced that... READ MORE
Europe Accelerates Efforts EV Battery Race
February 20, 2020
Contemporary Amperex Technology, a Chinese company, is currently building Europe’s largest electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in Arnstadt, Germany. The plant, which costs about $2 billion, is... READ MORE
GM's Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Poised to Begin Electric Transformation
February 20, 2020
One of General Motors’s factories, Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly, will finish the last Chevrolet Impala next week to make room for electric vehicles (EVs). According to The Detroit News, “By late... READ MORE