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Amazon Leans Into Autonomous Ride-Hailing Business
June 29, 2020
In a move reported to push Amazon toward moving people as well as packages, the online retailer said Friday that it would buy the autonomous ride-hailing start-up Zoox for more than $1.2 billion.... READ MORE
Infrastructure Bill Vote Expected This Week
June 29, 2020
Congress could vote this week on a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill despite changes to voting forced by the pandemic.  Read the full story: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/29/... READ MORE
Automotive News Announces Annual List of Top Ten Suppliers
June 29, 2020
Despite the world’s top suppliers facing economic and regulatory headwinds, they largely maintained the same competitive ranking as they have for the past two years, according to this year's... READ MORE
Liqui Moly Expands Product Donations to $4.5 Million
June 29, 2020
Liqui Moly, a specialist in oil and additive products, is expanding its support for rescue services and relief workers to products now worth $4.5 million. The action comes after calls to support... READ MORE
MEMA Supports EPA Efforts to Update Some Heavy-Duty Vehicle Testing and Technical Improvements
June 26, 2020
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association provided brief comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding improvements for heavy-duty engine and vehicle test... READ MORE
MEMA Asks for Regulatory Stability in Heavy Duty Zero Emissions Vehicles Policy
June 26, 2020
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association testified before the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on June 25 regarding California’s Advanced Clean Trucks Proposal. In oral... READ MORE
Electric Pickup Unveiled – Vice President Rides in the New Endurance
June 26, 2020
Lordstown Motors Corp. revealed its upcoming Endurance electric pickup truck. The startup, which says it plans to start delivering the truck to consumers in early 2021, said the vehicle will be... READ MORE
Suppliers Encouraged by OEM Relaunching but Still Worried about Future
June 26, 2020
Encouraged by restarts by automakers after devastating post-Coronavirus shutdowns, auto suppliers cheer relaunch while still grappling with the uncertainty that could linger into 2021. Full... READ MORE
Dana Executive Gives Exclusive Interview About His Expanded Role in Aftermarket News
June 26, 2020
Dana’s Dan Griffin, who serves as senior director, Aftermarket and Digital Solutions, discusses his newly expanded role and Dana’s focus on innovation in the near future. Read the full... READ MORE
MEMA Urges Senate Panel to Direct FCC to Reverse 5.9 GHz Decision
June 25, 2020
This week, MEMA signed a joint letter sent by the Intelligent Transportation Society of America and the Alliance of Automotive Innovators urging the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation... READ MORE
Continental CEO Says Money-Saving Measures Necessary
June 25, 2020
Continental CEO Elmar Degenhart is reported to have told staff in an internal video that the company must save hundreds of millions of euros, probably through cutting costs and eliminating jobs,... READ MORE
ZF Seals Deal to Acquire Wabco Holdings, Inc.
June 25, 2020
ZF Friedrichshafen reported a deal to acquire Wabco Holdings, Inc., has been completed. The deal, which shows the supplier’s further advances into self-driving commercial vehicle technology, was... READ MORE
Automakers Rethinking the Office
June 25, 2020
Ford, Daimler, and Toyota are three big companies reconsidering the use of traditional office space in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. Impressed by how some of their U.S. employees have... READ MORE
Foresight Names Alain Charlois As VP, Strategic Partnerships
June 25, 2020
Foresight Autonomous Holdings, LTD, has named Alain Charlois to serve as its vice president of strategic partnerships. The company, which focuses on automotive visions systems, said Charlois will... READ MORE
Trump on Track to Slap Tariffs on Canada’s Aluminum Again
June 24, 2020
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA is deeply concerned over news that the Trump administration may reimpose 10 percent aluminum tariffs on Canada, right as both countries prepare for the entry... READ MORE
Exclusive: Congress Can Take Vote to Withdraw from WTO in July
June 24, 2020
The House and the Senate have cleared the way to vote on two resolutions to withdraw from the World Trade Organization (WTO) sometime in late July. The Trump administration has accused the WTO of... READ MORE
Magna will Expand Highland Park Seating Plant, Creating 480 New Jobs
June 24, 2020
Magna will expand its Highland Park plant in Michigan and is expected to create 480 new jobs. Read more here: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/2020/06/23/magna-expanding-... READ MORE
Tesla Pitches 5,000 “Middle-Skill” Factory Jobs to Texas County
June 24, 2020
Tesla announced that its new plant in Travis County, Texas, which will develop the company’s new Cybertruck and Model Y crossovers, would bring 5,000 “middle-skill” jobs to the community... READ MORE
Italy Approves Guarantees for $7.1B Loan to FCA, Report Says
June 24, 2020
Italy approved state guarantees for a 6.3-billion-euro ($7.1 billion) loan to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Read more here: https://www.autonews.com/automakers-suppliers/italy-approves-... READ MORE