Look Ma, No Hands: Semi Tries Out Autopilot Technology on Ill. Highway
November 26, 2019
Krystian Gebis did not have to keep his hands on the wheel when he operated a specially modified Peterbilt semi truck along a test track last month. In a ghostly fashion, the steering wheel... READ MORE
Floating EV Aims to Save Lives in Floods
November 26, 2019
A Japanese startup run by a former engineer for Toyota and Suzuki is launching a small electric car that can float during flooding caused by tsunamis and typhoons. Hideo Tsurumaki, CEO of... READ MORE
ANG Breaks Ground on CNG Station in California
November 26, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Heavy Duty Trucking’s website, Truckinginfo.com. Used with permission, https://www.truckinginfo.com/345299/american-... READ MORE
Pelosi Casts Doubt on USMCA Deal in 2019
November 25, 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
Threat of Auto Import Tariffs Remains Despite Lapsed Deadline
November 25, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has argued consistently that the importation of motor vehicle parts does not represent a national security risk. Imposing Section 232 tariffs on autos... READ MORE
Uber Loses License to Operate in London
November 25, 2019
LONDON— Uber Technologies Inc. lost its license to operate in London, one of its most important markets, after regulators found widespread instances of unauthorized drivers using the... READ MORE
PSA Still Aims to Sign Merger Deal with FCA this Year, Report Says
November 25, 2019
PARIS -- French automaker PSA Group plans to sign a $50 billion merger deal with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles this year, a source with direct knowledge of PSA's thinking said on Friday, brushing... READ MORE
BMW Boosts Battery Cell Order from CATL
November 25, 2019
BMW Group will significantly increase its order from leading Chinese batter cell supplier Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. to support its vehicle electrification drive.  The... READ MORE
Bipartisan Letter Finds Sens. Kennedy, Blumenthal Urging DOJ to Keep 1963 Consent Decree
November 25, 2019
Citing the need to protect consumers and preserve body shops and adjusters’ independence, Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and John Kennedy, R-La., on Tuesday asked the Department of... READ MORE
Test Drive Sold Bill Ford on Mustang Name for Mach-E
November 25, 2019
Calling Ford Motor Co.'s upcoming electric crossover the Mustang Mach-E required approval from one of the most passionate pony-car enthusiasts around: Executive Chairman Bill Ford.... READ MORE
Musk Touts 146,000 Orders for Tesla’s Electric Pickup Truck
November 25, 2019
Los Angeles – Elon Musk says Tesla has received nearly 150,000 orders for its new electric pickup truck since the automaker revealed the futuristic vehicle earlier this week to mixed reviews... READ MORE
Uber, Distracted Backup Driver Cited by NTSB in Fatal Self-Driving Crash
November 25, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: Safety is a top priority for MEMA as legislators and regulators work on automated vehicle policies. MEMA supports the creation of a single national framework for... READ MORE
Audi Launches First Locally Built EV
November 25, 2019
Audi started selling its first locally produced full EV, the battery version of the elongated Q2, in China last week as part of its effort to electrify local product lineup.  The... READ MORE
Strong Housing Data Bode Well for the Residential Construction Outlook
November 25, 2019 by Chad Moutray
New housing starts rose 3.8 percent, up to an annualized 1,314,000 units in October. Over the past 12 months, new residential construction has increased 8.5 percent, with single-family housing... READ MORE
China Invited U.S. Trade Negotiators for More Talks
November 22, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: Regarding trade negotiations with China, MEMA calls for an agreement that will allow U.S. companies to remain competitive in a global marketplace while... READ MORE
Northwood Automotive Aftermarket Management Education, Lifetime Achievement Awards
November 22, 2019
At AAPEX 2019, Northwood University presented “Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Awards” to eight auto care industry professionals. This year’s award winners are … • ... READ MORE
University of the Aftermarket Presents AAP, MAAP Credentials
November 22, 2019
At AAPEX, the University of the Aftermarket presented Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) and Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) credentials to the following... READ MORE
Tesla Unveils Electric Pickup and Targets Detroit Rivals’ Profit Engine
November 22, 2019
LOS ANGELES— Elon Musk unveiled the next piece of Tesla Inc.’s electric-vehicle vision: a pickup truck with a starting price of $39,900. But the road won’t be easy. Mr. Musk’s... READ MORE
GM’s Telling New Rivalry with Fiat Chrysler
November 22, 2019
You know competition between companies is getting tougher when it moves into the courts. General Motors  filed an extraordinary lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler on Wednesday,... READ MORE