As China Trade War Cools, Japan Braces for Its Clash with Trump
April 12, 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
Uber Has Spent More Than $1 Billion on Driverless Cars
April 12, 2019
Uber Technologies Inc. has spent more than $1 billion on autonomous vehicle technology to compete with giants such as Alphabet Inc., Apple Inc. and General Motors Co.   The ride-hailing... READ MORE
Deadline Extended for Auto Care Association Trade Mission to Columbia
April 12, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), MEMA’s light vehicle aftermarket division, and its Overseas Automotive Council (OAC) are joining with the... READ MORE
Toyota Sees Opportunities in Leveraging Hybrid Tech
April 12, 2019
TOYOTA CITY -- The head of Toyota Motor Corp’s electric vehicle (EV) business told Reuters the automaker has received enquiries from more than 50 companies since announcing last week that it would... READ MORE
NTSB Webinar: Collision Avoidance Systems -- Why You Need Them in Your Trucks Today!
April 12, 2019
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will present a one-hour webinar, at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, April 18, “Collision Avoidance Systems -- Why You Need Them in Your Trucks Today!”... READ MORE
Tesla Halts Online Sales of $35,000 Version of Model 3
April 12, 2019
Tesla Inc. stopped online sales of the $35,000 base version of its Model 3 car weeks after introducing it, the latest shift in sales tactics as the company struggles to deliver long-promised... READ MORE
Scott Shriber Appointed Group Publisher of Content at Babcox Media
April 12, 2019
AKRON, Ohio -- Babcox Media Inc. is pleased to announce that Scott Shriber, Group Publisher, will be assuming new responsibilities across all brands in our portfolio. As Group Publisher of Content,... READ MORE
U.S. Lawmakers Introduce Bill in Bipartisan Effort to Boost EV Tax Credits
April 11, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA released a statement on April 10 applauding the introduction of the bipartisan, bicameral legislation described in this report. The Vehicle Innovation Act will... READ MORE
U.S., China Agree to Establish Trade Deal Enforcement Offices: Mnuchin
April 11, 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
COMMENTARY -- 'The Greensheet' Perspective: Your Industry Needs Your Voice to Be Heard
April 11, 2019
I had a lot of time to think on my drive home from last week’s AASA Vision Conference. One thing kept coming up: We really, REALLY need to get involved in our industry’s advocacy efforts. “It’s never... READ MORE
Ford, UM Study Whether Flying Cars Would Be Better for Environment
April 11, 2019
While the automotive industry grapples with the complexities of releasing self-driving cars on public roads, researchers at the University of Michigan and Ford Motor Co. are already looking ahead to... READ MORE
HDMA Announces Keynote Speaker for All-Industry Luncheon & Briefing at NACV Show
April 11, 2019
The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the commercial vehicle division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), has announced that Martin Lundstedt, president and CEO... READ MORE
New Monthly ACT Report Offers Outlook on Future of Freight
April 11, 2019
ACT Research will now publish a monthly report that will focus on the future of the U.S. trucking industry. The report, ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume Outlook, will cover the truckload,... READ MORE
U.S. Producer Prices Rose 0.6% in March as Energy Prices Soared
April 11, 2019
WASHINGTON -- A gauge of business prices continued to accelerate in March as energy prices rebounded, a possible sign that inflation is firming after a soft patch around the end of last year.... READ MORE
Vintage Porsche Collection Damaged in Fatal N.C. Gas Explosion
April 11, 2019
One of the top collections of vintage Porsche cars in the world was severely damaged by a deadly gas-pipeline explosion in North Carolina, according to local news reports.   The Ingram... READ MORE
MEMA Explores Impacts of Tariffs on Parts Suppliers at Policy Breakfast
April 10, 2019
MEMA held a policy panel discussion, “Tariffs on Autos and Auto Parts: Auto Parts Are Not a Threat to National Security,” on April 9 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.   More than... READ MORE
Fight Over Tariffs on Auto Imports Approaches a Deadline in Washington
April 10, 2019
The auto industry is desperate to learn soon whether the Trump administration will impose threatened tariffs of as much as 25 percent on imported autos and auto parts, but there’s no telling at this... READ MORE
MEMA Applauds Legislation that Aims to Advance Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Technologies
April 10, 2019
MEMA applauds the introduction of bipartisan, bicameral legislation that will promote investments in research and development of clean vehicle and advanced safety technologies to increase fuel... READ MORE
U.S., China in Talks to Add Concession on Cloud Computing in Trade Deal
April 10, 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