City Hopes to Have 10,000 Qualified Detroiters for Fiat Chrysler Jobs
August 7, 2019
Detroit — Mayor Mike Duggan hopes the city will be able to give Fiat Chrysler Automobile a list of 10,000 qualified Detroiters for employment at its $2.5 billion Jeep plant expansion on... READ MORE
Tesla Scrutinized by U.S. Agency over Model Three Safety Claims
August 7, 2019
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Administration sent Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk a cease-and-desist letter last year regarding Model Three safety claims and subpoenaed the carmaker for information on... READ MORE
Ford Tests Dealer-Satellite Storefronts in Shopping Malls
August 7, 2019
Auto companies and dealers are trying to find new ways to reach customers as sales slow and buyers change the way they shop. Fewer buyers ever set foot in a dealership before deciding... READ MORE
Yuan Fall: Why is China's Currency Getting Weaker?
August 6, 2019
China's currency has weakened to its lowest point in more than a decade, prompting the US to label Beijing a currency manipulator. The US move came on Monday, after the currency fell below... READ MORE
California Plan Embraced by Four Automakers had been Rejected by EPA
August 6, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) applauds the agreement that four automakers have reached with the California Air Resources Board (CARB... READ MORE
MERA Will Host the Sustainable Manufacturing Conference Fall 2019
August 6, 2019
MERA will host their Fall 2019 Sustainable Conference call in Detroit between Sept 30 and Oct 1. The conference aims to “help remanufacturing companies better commercialize and market their... READ MORE
Sluggish Car Sales Slow Down Chipmakers as Trade Woes Escalate
August 6, 2019
Semiconductor companies are wincing as consumers around the globe are buying fewer cars amid continuing trade tensions between the U.S. and China. China has been a pain point for the sector... READ MORE
Denso: OEM, Aftermarket Parts from Same Manufacturer Not Identical
August 6, 2019
It’s sometimes asserted that OEM and aftermarket parts made by the same manufacturer are identical. But a leading Tier One supplier producing both confirmed last month differences exist.... READ MORE
GM Opens $65 Million Parts Processing Plant
August 6, 2019
BURTON, Mich. — General Motors, amid contract negotiations with the UAW, on Monday celebrated the opening of a $65 million parts processing center outside Flint, Mich., that will employ more than... READ MORE
Japan’s NEC Shows ‘Flying Car’ Hovering Steadily for Minute
August 6, 2019
Abiko, Japan – Japanese electronics maker NEC Corp. on Monday showed a “flying car,” a large drone-like machine with four propellers that hovered steadily for about a minute. The test... READ MORE
Regs Limiting Glider Kits Score a Win in EPA Ruling
August 6, 2019
The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog has concluded that a 2017 EPA study used to promote limiting production of glider kit trucks was “consistent” with the agency’s research... READ MORE
12 States Challenge White House Plan to Freeze MPG Penalties
August 5, 2019
WASHINGTON -- A group of 12 states led by California and New York on Friday challenged the Trump administration's decision to suspend a 2016 Obama administration regulation that more than doubled... READ MORE
MEMA is Hosting an Exhibition at NCSL
August 5, 2019
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) will be exhibiting at the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Legislative Summit. The event will take place at the Music... READ MORE
World´s Biggest Auto Service B2B Trade Fair Begins Late August
August 5, 2019
Automechanika is the world´s biggest B2B trade fair brand for the automotive service industry, with 17 shows located in 16 countries. This August, they will host MIMS Automechanika Moscow to... READ MORE
‘Repair U’: Headlight Aiming Likely More than 0.4-0.5 Found in Estimating System
August 5, 2019
An estimating system’s stock 0.4-0.5 hours to aim a headlight likely does not reflect the actual labor required on the vehicle, a recent “Repair University” argued. Co-host Mark Olson,... READ MORE
Toyota, Honda, Subaru Post July Sales Gains as Detroit Three Abandon Monthly Reports
August 5, 2019
Honda, Toyota, Subaru, Hyundai and Kia posted higher U.S. sales in July while Nissan and Mazda fell in the first monthly sales report without a Detroit Three participant. Hyundai’s 12... READ MORE
Future Nickel Supplies Worry Tesla, EV Battery Makers
August 5, 2019
Battery producers and electric automakers, including Tesla Inc., are concerned over longer-term supplies of nickel, a key material in their supply chain that’s forecast to fall into deficit,... READ MORE
Marquette Man Puts Unique Customizations on Vintage Cars
August 5, 2019
Marquette — It doesn’t look like much now, with tools placed on its unfinished frame, but Mike Lindstrom’s 1961 Impala should look very different when he’s finished customizing it. That... READ MORE
The Federal Reserve Cuts Interest Rates for the First Time Since 2008
August 5, 2019
As widely expected, the Federal Open Market Committee voted to reduce the federal funds rate by 25 basis points after its July 30–31 meeting, marking the first cut in interest rates since the... READ MORE