MEMA Responds to Trump Administration Action to Investigate New Tariffs on Imported Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Parts
May 24, 2018
MEMA supports the Trump administration’s agenda to assure free, fair, and reciprocal trade; and, MEMA concurs that national security depends on the economic security of the country. Motor vehicle... READ MORE
U.S. Launches Auto Import Probe, China Says Will Defend Interests
May 24, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has been a leading voice in America against the Section 232 tariffs – see the association’s latest statement here. For more information on the Section 232... READ MORE
Trump, Automakers Reaffirm National MPG Goals
May 24, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA supports forward progress of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) standards and a One National Program with California.... READ MORE
Pittsburgh Lukewarm on Uber’s Plan to Restart Autonomous Testing
May 24, 2018
Uber Technologies Inc. is permanently shutting down self-driving testing in Arizona as federal authorities investigate a fatal collision with a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona -- one of the first deaths... READ MORE
AutoZone’s Omni-Channel Experiment Continues to Evolve
May 24, 2018
AutoZone Inc. continued to refine and experiment with its omni-channel efforts during the fiscal third quarter ended May 5, 2018. This included standardized pricing across the Internet and stores by... READ MORE
Study: New-Vehicle Buyers Downplay Fuel Prices
May 24, 2018
Most new-vehicle buyers say the recent fuel price surge will unlikely influence their vehicle purchasing decision, a new study indicates.   Kelley Blue Book’s Current Events Panel study found... READ MORE
Delphi Technologies Earns Company of the Year Recognition from Frost & Sullivan
May 24, 2018
Based on its recent analysis of the automotive aftermarket industry, Frost & Sullivan has recognized Delphi Technologies with the 2017 North American Company of the Year Award. The company was... READ MORE
GST AutoLeather Emerges from Bankruptcy with New Owner, Leadership
May 24, 2018
DETROIT -- Car seat leather supplier GST AutoLeather Inc. emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy Tuesday under new private equity ownership and leadership.   The supplier based in suburban Detroit... READ MORE
NAFTA Talks Stalled on U.S. Auto Demands
May 23, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA is continuing its multi-pronged, comprehensive effort to communicate the association’s positions on NAFTA to the Trump administration. The message is consistent... READ MORE
Frost & Sullivan: Cross-Industry Collaborations Are Resulting in Innovative, Customer-Centric Business Models
May 23, 2018
With an anticipated global connected vehicles parc of more than 200 million by 2025, automotive OEMs are looking to seize a competitive advantage by offering space-age customer experience. They are... READ MORE
AAA Expects Most Memorial Day Travelers in Over a Dozen Years
May 23, 2018
More than 41.50 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend -- nearly 5 percent more than 2017 and the most in more than a dozen years, according to AAA and INRIX (a global transportation... READ MORE
Renault-Nissan Invests in China, U.S., French Startups
May 23, 2018
TEL AVIV -- The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance’s new venture capital fund has agreed five investments in four months totaling $50 million and will present another to its supervisory board next... READ MORE
Truck Tonnage Index Shows Robust Growth in April
May 23, 2018
The April Truck Tonnage Index rebounded from a dip in March, indicating a robust freight environment, according to the American Trucking Associations.   The ATA’s truck tonnage index... READ MORE
Michael Cardone Jr. Inducted into Federated Vendor Hall of Fame
May 23, 2018
STAUNTON, Va. -- Michael Cardone Jr., co-founder of Cardone Industries, has been inducted into the Federated Auto Parts Vendor Hall of Fame.   The Federated Hall of Fame induction took place... READ MORE
Martinrea Opens Tech Center in Michigan, Moves Jobs from Toronto
May 23, 2018
AUBURN HILLS -- Canadian auto supplier Martinrea International launched its $26 million technical center in suburban Detroit last week, a move that promises to bring its auto-making customers more r... READ MORE
Sensata Technologies Enters into Agreement to Sell Valves Business to Pacific Industrial Co.
May 23, 2018
Sensata Technologies, an industrial technology company, has entered into an agreement with Pacific Industrial Co. to sell its valves business for a total enterprise value of approximately $173... READ MORE
China Cuts Car Import Duty to 15% in Boost for Foreign Automakers
May 22, 2018
SHANGHAI -- China will steeply cut import tariffs for cars and components, the country’s finance ministry said, opening up greater access to the world’s largest auto market amid an easing of trade... READ MORE
EU Hunts for Ways to Avoid U.S. Steel, Aluminum Tariffs
May 22, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has been a leading voice in America against the Section 232 tariffs on steel. MEMA recently filed detailed comments to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross... READ MORE
Fear of Autonomous Cars Rises After High-Profile Fatalities, AAA Survey Finds
May 22, 2018
Consumer trust in self-driving cars has plummeted following high-profile roadway fatalities, with almost three-quarters of Americans now saying they are too afraid to ride in an autonomous vehicle,... READ MORE