Automechanika Body & Paint World Championships: The First Finalist has been Chosen
August 12, 2019
The international Automechanika Body & Paint World Championships were kicked off successfully in Birmingham in June. Anthony Fryett from Autostyl in Cornwall won the first stage of the... READ MORE
Top NHTSA Official Heidi King to Leave, Report Says
August 9, 2019
WASHINGTON -- The top official of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, who has been key to President Donald Trump's effort to roll back Obama-era fuel economy rules for... READ MORE
AAPEXedu 2019 to Address Top Trends and Issues Impacting Aftermarket
August 9, 2019
July 31, 2019—The 2019 AAPEXedu program will include 10 sessions for automotive service professionals, auto parts retailers and warehouse distributors to help them prepare for the future, while... READ MORE
Knee Airbags Show Little Safety Benefit, IIHS Study Finds
August 9, 2019
Knee airbags, which deploy from the lower dashboard and are intended to reduce leg injuries, have a negligible effect on injury risk and may even increase it in some cases, according to a ... READ MORE
India's Mahindra Considers Second U.S. Plant in Michigan
August 9, 2019
(Reuters) - Indian automaker Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd said on Thursday it plans to open a plant in Flint, Michigan, to make vehicles including mail delivery trucks for the U.S. market, a move... READ MORE
The Secret History of ‘Easter Eggs’
August 9, 2019
Every car can accelerate, brake and turn. But only the Tesla Model X can put on a three-minute dance performance. The windows open, the speakers blast a holiday carol, the exterior... READ MORE
Uber Posts $5.2 Billion Loss and Slowest Ever Growth Rate
August 9, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Uber set two dubious quarterly records on Thursday as it reported its results: its largest-ever loss, exceeding $5 billion, and its slowest-ever revenue growth. The double... READ MORE
Heavy-Duty Truck Orders Hit Lowest Level in Nine Years
August 9, 2019
The market for heavy-duty trucks at the heart of the U.S. industrial sector is running out of road. Orders for Class Eight trucks fell last month to their lowest level since 2010,... READ MORE
17 Years Later, a Man and His Mustang Are Reunited
August 9, 2019
Dearborn — Wesley Ryan sold his 1993 Mustang GT 17 years ago to pay for his wife's cancer treatment. On Thursday, with wife, Laura in the passenger seat, he started up the engine of... READ MORE
MEMA Supports Suppliers and Urges No Tariffs on Copper Alloy Products from the EU
August 8, 2019
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) weighed in on behalf of motor vehicle suppliers urging that tariffs not be placed on copper alloy products as retaliation against the EU’... READ MORE
Michigan Representative to Discuss USMCA at First Supplier Advocacy Network Event
August 8, 2019
As Members of Congress are spending the August recess in their districts or states, MEMA is working with member companies to educate their representatives on the issues that impact motor... READ MORE
Automechanika Moscow will Launch in Late August
August 8, 2019
As the world´s biggest B2B trade fair brand for the automotive service industry, Automechanika will hold over 1,300 exhibitors at Expocentre Moscow and expects nearly 28,000 visitors over the... READ MORE
Ford Recalls 14K 2020 Explorers and Lincoln Aviators at Risk of Unintentional Movement
August 8, 2019
Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 14,000 of its 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator vehicles in the U.S. and Canada that are at risk of moving unintentionally due to potentially missing a... READ MORE
Lawsuit Says GM Sold Trucks Not Compatible with U.S. Diesel Fuel
August 8, 2019
General Motors Co. has been hit with a class-action lawsuit alleging it equipped 2011-2016 GMC and Chevrolet diesel trucks with 6.6-liter Duramax engines that are not compatible with American... READ MORE
Tesla Stands by Safety Claims Despite U.S. Probes
August 8, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO -- Electric carmaker Tesla Inc. stood by its Model Three safety claims on Wednesday in the face of regulatory scrutiny, while documents showed the top U.S. automotive safety watchdog... READ MORE
Continental to Eliminate Jobs, Cut Costs in Shift to E-Cars
August 8, 2019
Continental AG plans to eliminate jobs and may sell some combustion-engine component businesses, deepening an overhaul at the German automotive supplier caught up in the disruptive industry... READ MORE
30 Senators Pressure Carmakers to Join Ford in California MPG Deal
August 7, 2019
Washington — A group of 30 U.S. senators is urging General Motors Co., Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and a dozen other automakers to rebuke the Trump administration's effort to roll... READ MORE
Expert Warns OEM Procedure Legislation Should Stay Narrow
August 7, 2019
While praising a New Hampshire bill currently awaiting a decision by Gov. Chris Sununu, a collision repair expert recently warned the industry against trying to pack too much into OEM repair... READ MORE
GM Edges Toward a Potential Sale of Lordstown Plant
August 7, 2019
General Motors is inching closer to a possible sale of its Lordstown Assembly plant in Ohio to a group tied to Ohio-based electric-truck maker Workhorse. But it's not quite there, yet... READ MORE