Ford Working on EV with Rivian: Will It Be an SUV?
August 15, 2019
In addition to the whack of electrified vehicles in its future stable, Ford will pursue three different paths, with intriguing partners, to get them all to market. Ford is... READ MORE
Aston Martin Will Build You an Actual Lair to Fulfill Your Automotive Supervillain Fantasies
August 15, 2019
The latest in automotive luxury from Aston Martin is a lair. We're not even exaggerating here. It's called Aston Martin Automotive Galleries and Lairs and it's designed to give you a place to put... READ MORE
General Motors CEO Mary Barra Asks the Same Three Questions in Every Job Interview to Test for 'Integrity' in Candidates
August 15, 2019
One of the most intriguing things about Mary Barra, the CEO and chairman of General Motors and thus the head of the largest woman-run company in America, is the way she rose through... READ MORE
U.S. to Delay Some China Tariffs Until Stores Stock Up for Holiday Shoppers
August 14, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has called for an agreement between the U.S. and China that will allow U.S. companies to remain competitive in a global marketplace while protecting... READ MORE
Attorney: Subtle ‘Material Difference’ Can Open Up Imported OEM Part to Lanham Act Lawsuit
August 14, 2019
Lack of OEM warranty on a grey-market part could constitute a “material difference” that would be grounds for trademark infringement litigation, an intellectual property attorney said this month... READ MORE
Inventory Estimates Down but Still High
August 14, 2019
The number of unsold vehicles in the U.S. was at its lowest point in 12 months, starting August at an estimated 3,798,400 vehicles, but thanks to a weaker selling rate, the days' supply figure... READ MORE
Karma Automotive Plots Comeback with New 536 HP Sedan, Electric Vehicles
August 14, 2019
Detroit may be the nation’s hub of car manufacturing and engineering, but some 2,000 miles away in Southern California, a boutique automaker has taken root. It’s not trying to be the next... READ MORE
Platinum Giant Wants in on Batteries to Ease EV Threat
August 14, 2019
LONDON/JOHANNESBURG -- The world's top platinum and palladium supplier has an answer to the electric-vehicle boom that may pose a long-term threat to its biggest market: Invent a new battery... READ MORE
VW, BMW, Nissan, Others in Talks to Pull South Africa into Electric-Car Era
August 14, 2019
JOHANNESBURG -- Volkswagen Group, BMW and Nissan are among automakers in talks to bring the electric-car revolution to South Africa, as the nation risks being left behind in the global switch to... READ MORE
New Tech Helps Fleets Enforce Policies for Mobile Device Use
August 14, 2019
Distraction related to cell phone use, eating or general inattention is the second leading driver-related cause of fatal truck crashes in commercial vehicle fleets. The Federal Motor Carrier... READ MORE
Top U.S. Auto Safety Official to Step Down
August 13, 2019
WASHINGTON -- The top U.S. auto safety official, a key player in efforts by President Donald Trump's administration to roll back the nation's light-vehicle fuel-efficiency requirements,... READ MORE
MEMA Hosts Michigan Delegation Supplier Roundtable
August 13, 2019
On Aug 19, MEMA will host the Michigan Delegation Supplier Roundtable. MEMA President and CEO Bill Long, along with other staff members, will meet with Reps. Debbie Dingell and Haley Stevens of... READ MORE
GM, Volkswagen Say Goodbye to Hybrid Vehicles
August 13, 2019
Auto makers for two decades have leaned on hybrid vehicles to help them comply with regulations on fuel consumption and give customers greener options in the showroom. Now, two of the world’s... READ MORE
Robot Cars Drive Forward Without Clear Direction from Washington
August 13, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA supports the passage of federal automated vehicle legislation as it will provide certainty as suppliers and other industry stakeholders take steps towards... READ MORE
New Plastics Mean New Opportunities for Borealis in N.C.
August 13, 2019
An emerging auto industry interest in a new formula for plastics has resulted in a $15 million plant in Taylorsville, N.C., that will supply BMW and other automakers in the Southeast. The... READ MORE
Updated 'Right to Repair' Measure Among Proposed Ballot Questions
August 13, 2019
BOSTON — Voters in Massachusetts may again be asked to weigh in on state rules concerning auto maintenance and repairs. The group known as the Right to Repair coalition says it will file a... READ MORE
Repairer: Test-Driving Vehicle with ADAS Should be ‘Mandatory’
August 13, 2019
It’s “mandatory” that collision repairers test-drive a vehicle following ADAS calibration, LaMettry’s Collision operations President Darrell Amberson argued before the Collision Industry... READ MORE
NHTSA Probes Complaints of Subaru Forester Airbag Sensor
August 13, 2019
NHTSA has opened a preliminary evaluation into 2016-18 model-year Subaru Forester crossovers after receiving 51 complaints about the front passenger airbag detection system. The safety... READ MORE
Automakers Warm Up to Friendly Hackers at Cybersecurity Confab
August 13, 2019
LAS VEGAS -- At a conference where hackers can try their hand at picking locks and discover cyber vulnerabilities in a makeshift hospital, they can also endeavor to break into the control units of... READ MORE