​FTR Trucking Conditions Index Continues Fall Towards Neutral Reading in February
April 22, 2019
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index fell in February to a reading of 1.71. This is the lowest reading for the index since August 2017 and reflects the easing market conditions for... READ MORE
​Dana Adds Five Facilities, Expands Support for Vehicle Manufacturers in China
April 22, 2019
Dana has added five facilities in China since the start of the year. The increase is the result of Dana’s recent acquisition of the SME Group, as well as the Drive Systems segment of Oerlikon Group,... READ MORE
​Carlos Ghosn Indicted on New Charges of Misappropriating Funds
April 22, 2019
TOKYO -- Carlos Ghosn was indicted today on charges that he misappropriated funds sent by Nissan Motor Co. to a distributor in the Middle East, clearing the way for him to seek release on bail.... READ MORE
​Dealers Turn to Craigslist to Meet Used-Car Demand
April 22, 2019
Mike Stedem has been scouting classified ads for inventory for the better part of five decades. But in that half-century, there have been few times when sourcing used-vehicle inventory from the... READ MORE
NAM Monday Economic Report: Manufacturing Output Rose to Another All-Time High
April 22, 2019
The Weekly Toplines   Manufacturers produced $2.385 trillion in value-added output in the fourth quarter, an all-time high, with the sector accounting for 11.4 percent of real GDP.... READ MORE
U.S., China Set Tentative Timeline for Next Round of Trade Talks
April 18, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: In its statement on Dec. 3 regarding the trade negotiations with China, MEMA calls for an agreement that will allow U.S. companies to remain competitive in a global... READ MORE
Higher New-Vehicle Prices Are Juicing Used-Car Market, Study Says
April 18, 2019
As new-vehicle prices rise, more consumers continue to shift to the used-vehicle market, according to a Cox Automotive study.   In another finding, the study said new- and used-vehicle... READ MORE
With Driverless Cars Running Late, a Startup Tries Remote-Control Trucks
April 18, 2019
For four days in February, Ben Shukman showed up to his office at Phantom Auto in Mountain View, Calif., sat down in front of a bank of computer screens with a steering wheel in a darkened room, and... READ MORE
Amazon-Backed Rivian Spurned GM with Plans to Build for Others
April 18, 2019
It’s becoming clearer why electric truck-making startup Rivian Automotive Inc. spurned the chance to form a partnership with General Motors Co.: The company appears to be doing just fine on its own... READ MORE
Lobbying Over Car-Sharing Is Exhausting State Lawmakers
April 18, 2019
The bill that turned Illinois into the focal point of a bitter debate over car-sharing last year started as a proposal about what happens when a rental car is stolen. The legislation, which would... READ MORE
Car2go Vehicle Theft in Chicago Probed by Police
April 18, 2019
Daimler North America subsidiary Car2go is dealing with an apparent raft of vehicle thefts in Chicago and suspended the app-based service while a police investigation is underway.   The... READ MORE
Northwood Announces Incoming President
April 18, 2019
Northwood University has announced the selection of its next leader. The board of trustees for the Midland, Michigan-based school has selected Dr. Kent D. MacDonald to serve as the new president of... READ MORE
U.S. Manufacturing Squeezed by Global Slowdown, Trade Pressures
April 18, 2019
American manufacturing production failed to bounce back last month after slumping earlier in the year, showing the global slowdown is squeezing a key sector in the U.S. economy.   The... READ MORE
U.S. Raises Trade Deficit Concerns with Japan, No Deal on Individual Issues
April 17, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor's Note: Japan is an important trading partner for U.S. vehicle parts manufacturers as demonstrated by a highly interdependent supply chain. Last November, MEMA commented and... READ MORE
Tariffs and Trade Drama Aren’t Going Away Soon, AASA Panel Says
April 17, 2019
Regardless of whether the Trump administration can broker a trade deal with China, panelists at the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association’s (AASA) 2019 Vision Conference in Dearborn, Michigan... READ MORE
The Moon Is Becoming a Hot Destination for Carmakers
April 17, 2019
The next frontier for carmakers could be the moon.   BAIC Group is working with China’s Lunar Exploration Project to set up a laboratory for joint technology development, the company said on... READ MORE
Truck Drivers See Orders, Miles Fall in Latest U.S. Slowdown Signal
April 17, 2019
At a truck stop in Ridgefield, N.J., driver Paul Richards reviews a notebook where he tracks miles driven and what he is hauling. His paycheck is down about 25 percent from the same period a year ago... READ MORE
Apple Said to Be in Discussions with Potential Suppliers of AV Sensors
April 17, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple Inc. has held talks with at least four companies as possible suppliers for next-generation lidar sensors in self-driving cars, evaluating the companies’ technology while also... READ MORE
China Considers Stimulus to Boost Consumers, Ease Trade Risk
April 17, 2019
China is drafting a series of stimulus measures to bolster sales of cars and electronics, according to people familiar with the matter.   The draft includes subsidies for new-energy vehicles,... READ MORE