Nissan Clears Executive of ‘Inappropriate’ Role in Ghosn Case
October 10, 2019
TOKYO — Nissan on Wednesday cleared the senior executive in charge of its legal department of “inappropriate involvement” in the investigations surrounding Carlos Ghosn, the company’s former... READ MORE
U.S. Democrats say Mexico Must Do More on Labor After Trip to Speed Up Trade Deal
October 9, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA supports the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and is urging the U.S. Congress to pass the agreement without delay. The USMCA will provide... READ MORE
Arm Joins With GM, Toyota to Find Common Ground on Car Chips
October 9, 2019
SAN JOSE, Calif. — (Reuters) - Arm Holdings, the British chip technology firm owned by Japan's Softbank Group Corp, is joining with automakers General Motors Co and Toyota Motor Corp to establish... READ MORE
Get Help with FCA, Honda, Subaru, Toyota Repair Procedures at SCRS’ SEMA Week OEM
October 9, 2019
Auto body shops determined to adhere to OEM repair procedures might find themselves stymied by the organization or ambiguity of the instructions. Help is on the way. The ... READ MORE
Ex-Tesla Europe Boss Recruited by EV Startup Automobili Pininfarina
October 9, 2019
Automobili Pininfarina's new sales chief, Jochen Rudat, brings nearly ten years of experience working with Tesla with him to the EV startup. Rudat joined the company this month. He and his... READ MORE
Omnitracs, SkyBitz to Integrate Tractor-Trailer Devices
October 9, 2019
Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, announced a technology partnership with SkyBitz, a market leader in IoT telematics for trailer... READ MORE
Spireon Enhances Products to Define ‘Smart Trailer’ Tech
October 9, 2019
The term “smart trailer” is generically used to describe the latest advancements in trailer tracking systems for monitoring equipment and cargo. Market penetration of trailer tracking... READ MORE
Want to Sit in This Ultra-Rare Ferrari? Just Ask
October 9, 2019
When I was young, when I would see a Ferrari on the street, it was like the most amazing thing I had ever seen. Once, when I was 10, I saw one in a parking lot and approached the car. The owner... READ MORE
U.S.-Japan Trade Deal Includes Trump Pledge for No Auto Tariffs
October 8, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: Japan is an important trading partner for U.S. motor vehicle parts manufacturers, and MEMA has supported a U.S.-Japan agreement. We are encouraged by this... READ MORE
VW to Restrict Some ‘Side-Impact’ Parts, Demand Proof of Auto Body Shop Competence
October 8, 2019
Volkswagen will in January 2020 require proof a collision repairer is qualified to perform certain side-impact repairs before it’ll sell the associated parts to that auto body shop. It... READ MORE
Audi CEO Schot Bullish as Transformation Plan Brings First Benefits
October 8, 2019
Audi in May outlined a strategy focused on sustainability that includes having 30 models with electrified drivetrains, of which 20 will be full-electric, by 2025. Audi has earmarked 14 billion... READ MORE
Nissan: Out-of-Stock Steel Auto Parts Could be Produced by Robots
October 8, 2019
Nissan on Tuesday announced it had discovered a way to build parts out of sheet steel using robots, a technique that could make it easier for collision repairers and mechanics to obtain parts... READ MORE
Bosch to Make Silicon Carbide Chips in Electric Vehicle Range-Anxiety Play
October 8, 2019
DRESDEN, Germany — German automotive supplier Robert Bosch is launching production of silicon carbide automotive chips, in a move to address the range anxiety that deters many drivers from... READ MORE
Mack Adding Aero Efficient Chassis Fairing to Anthem
October 8, 2019
Mack Trucks on Monday at the at the American Trucking Association’s Management Conference and Exhibition in San Diego announced a new option for Anthem models – an extended chassis fairing.... READ MORE
Nissan Names China Executive Makoto Uchida as New CEO
October 8, 2019
YOKOHAMA, Japan— Nissan Motor  Co. named the head of its China business, Makoto Uchida, as chief executive, handing him challenges including a shrinking U.S. business and tense... READ MORE
The Unemployment Rate Fell to 3.5 Percent in September, Near a 50-Year Low
October 7, 2019 by Chad Moutray
Manufacturing employment fell by 2,000 workers in September, and it has slowed considerably year to date, with the sector averaging roughly 4,500 new workers per month so far in 2019 relative... READ MORE
Japan Says it will Sign Trade Agreement with U.S. in Washington Today
October 7, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: Japan is an important trading partner for U.S. motor vehicle parts manufacturers, and MEMA has supported a potential U.S.-Japan agreement. For more... READ MORE
Cummins Engine Hits Three Million Mark
October 7, 2019
The Cummins name on the fender of a pickup has become one of the most valuable franchises — at least for Ram — in the auto industry. Since 1988, Cummins has supplied a... READ MORE
Transition Wasn’t Easy, but N.C. Auto Body Shop Owner Secure in Decision to End DRPs
October 7, 2019
Though the switch produced some extremely lean months, a North Carolina collision repairer who broke from all insurer direct repair programs said he’d do so again. Statesville Collision... READ MORE