MEMA Joins Over 400 Companies and Organizations Urging Congress to Pass USMCA
October 16, 2019
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) joined over 400 other organizations and businesses in signing a letter to Congress urging an autumn passage of the United States-Mexico-... READ MORE
GM Teases New ‘Electronic Minimum Resale Price’ Policy Coming Jan. 1
October 16, 2019
General Motors on Tuesday announced it would institute an “Electronic Minimum Resale Price” on “certain products” at the beginning of 2020. The OEM said more information would be... READ MORE
Volvo Aims to be Climate Neutral by 2040
October 16, 2019
LOS ANGELES -- Volvo Cars aims to be climate neutral by 2040 and to get there it will slash its life cycle carbon footprint by 40 percent to 31.8 tons of CO2 per car by 2025 from 53 tons in 2018,... READ MORE
Mid-Engine Corvette Racer Debuts New Engine, Livery
October 16, 2019
Atlanta – The all-new Corvette C8.R race car that debuted Thursday at Road Atlanta marks an onslaught on international racing with Chevrolet's first-ever mid-engine production... READ MORE
Hyundai Motor Group to Invest $35 Billion in Future Automotive Tech
October 16, 2019
SEOUL — Hyundai Motor Group said on Tuesday that it plans to invest 41 trillion won ($34.65 billion) in mobility technology and strategic investments by 2025, as South Korea's top automaker... READ MORE
Senators Target Auto Technology Mandate to Block Drunk Driving
October 16, 2019
WASHINGTON -- Two U.S. senators on Wednesday plan to introduce legislation that would require automakers to install technology to prevent intoxicated drivers from starting a vehicle by the middle... READ MORE
Plus.ai and MnDOT Announce Autonomous Truck Winter Driver Trials
October 16, 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/342458/plus... READ MORE
Bill Ford Celebrates 40 Years at Ford Motor Co.
October 16, 2019
Dearborn — Bill Ford wasn't sure how long he'd stick around when he started at Ford Motor Co at the age of 22. That was forty years ago. "I thought I'd take it year by year," the Ford... READ MORE
China’s Auto Sales Sink 6.3 Percent in September
October 15, 2019
Beijing – China’s auto sales sank 6.3 percent in September from a year earlier and purchases of electric cars tumbled 34.2 percent at a time when the industry is spending heavily to meet... READ MORE
2020 Supra Repairs Might be ‘Very Different’ than Other Toyotas, OEM Says
October 15, 2019
Toyota’s latest Collision Pros warned auto body shops that many “common procedures” on the aluminum and steel 2020 Supra “are very different” than other Toyota OEM instructions... READ MORE
Calif. Governor Signs Dealer Franchise, Data Privacy Legislation
October 15, 2019
California auto dealers will be able to recoup costs for warranty and recall work at rates closer to what retail customers pay, after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an update to the state's dealer... READ MORE
Toyota Plans Ten-fold Boost to Hydrogen Bet with Restyled Sedan
October 15, 2019
As other automakers plan battery-powered crossover SUVs and trucks, Toyota Motor Corp.’s vision for the future of driving remains a hydrogen-sipping sedan. The Japanese behemoth will begin... READ MORE
Florida Sunshine Lures AV Startups
October 15, 2019
Southeastern states have been a key region for the auto industry for decades now, with one notable exception: Florida. The Sunshine State is a leading center for vehicle retailing, finance... READ MORE
Harley-Davidson Halts Production of Electric Bike
October 15, 2019
Harley-Davidson Inc. has halted production of LiveWire, the debut electric bike it’s counting on to attract new riders. The news follows the announcement last week by vacuum cleaning giant... READ MORE
Omnitracs CEO Explains Strategy for Mobile Evolution
October 15, 2019
A few years ago, Microsoft Windows Mobile was still the main platform for in-cab devices in the transportation industry. The migration to Android began slowly but the pace accelerated when... READ MORE
Manufacturing Job Openings and Hiring Slip in August, but Remain Elevated
October 15, 2019 by Chad Moutray
Job openings in the manufacturing sector pulled lower in August, even as postings in the sector remained elevated. Manufacturing job openings have pulled back from the all-time high in June... READ MORE
U.S., China Reach Substantial 'Phase One' Trade Deal, Trump Says
October 14, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA is encouraged by the news that the administration has made progress on a “Phase One” trade agreement with China, and we appreciate the hard work both parties... READ MORE
CCRE, PCTG Founder Ferdinand Gonzales Remembered by Auto Body Repair Peers
October 14, 2019
Ferdinand Gonzales, one of the founders of the Coalition for Collision Repair Excellence and Pennsylvania Collision Trade Guild, died late last month after a battle with cancer... READ MORE
VW Exploring Options for Lamborghini Brand, Report Says
October 14, 2019
FRANKFURT -- Volkswagen Group is weighing options for its Lamborghini supercar brand, as the German automaker moves ahead with an overhaul aimed at more than doubling its market value... READ MORE