Engine Behind ‘Fortnite’ Is Harnessed to Power Business Technology
June 13, 2019
Companies are harnessing the software behind hit videogame “Fortnite” to do everything from designing cars to discovering drugs, tapping into its realistic imaging and its ability to manipulate 3-D... READ MORE
​AAPEX Lines Up Top Training Partners
June 13, 2019
Several industry organizations will bring their training expertise to this year’s AAPEXedu, offering a mix of classroom, hands-on and underhood sessions to keep automotive repair professionals, auto... READ MORE
‘Car Wars’ Study Finds Ongoing CUV Push Will Squeeze Profits
June 13, 2019
DETROIT -- Product saturation within automakers’ current and future crossover offerings is leading to increased competition and profitability levels at or below those of sedans, while also leaving... READ MORE
​VW Closing in on Ford Deal for EVs, AVs
June 13, 2019
Volkswagen Group is nearing a deal to cooperate with Ford Motor Co. on electric-car technology and self-driving vehicles, according to VW CEO Herbert Diess, who also called for a faster... READ MORE
Patent Guidelines Put Tech Firms, Carmakers on Collision Course
June 13, 2019
BRUSSELS -- Rival proposals for European patent guidelines covering technology vital for building self-driving cars and internet-linked vehicles have set tech firms and carmakers on a collision... READ MORE
​A New Crystal Ball to Predict Consumer and Investor Behavior
June 13, 2019
E.W. Scripps Co. had a big year in 2018 for political advertising on its network of local TV stations. Its new approach to political-ad sales helped to nearly double its revenue in the sector versus... READ MORE
​JASPER Acquires Diesel USA Group Inc.
June 13, 2019
JASPER Holdings Inc., the parent company of Jasper Engines and Transmissions, has acquired Diesel USA Group Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. The Diesel USA Group will remain a separate... READ MORE
U.S. House Committee to Hold Hearing on Proposed Fuel Efficiency Freeze
June 12, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: In its statement issued in February, MEMA stridently urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (... READ MORE
Ford Launches Testing of New Self-Driving Fleet in Detroit
June 12, 2019
Ford Motor Co’s majority owned autonomous vehicle subsidiary, Argo AI, launched its new fleet of self-driving test vehicles -- Ford Fusion Hybrid -- in Detroit today, expanding its presence to five U... READ MORE
GM Expected to Invest $150M to Boost Truck Output in Flint, Report Says
June 12, 2019
General Motors is expected to announce today it is investing about $150 million at its Flint assembly plant in Michigan to boost production of heavy duty trucks, sources briefed on the matter said... READ MORE
June a ‘Pivotal Month’ for Spot Market, Says DAT Solutions
June 12, 2019
With spot truckload freight volumes failing to meet expectations last month, DAT Solutions is looking to June to see if volumes from May were simply delayed.   “After a lackluster May, June is... READ MORE
​Ford Opens Research Center in Israel
June 12, 2019
TEL AVIV, Israel -- Ford Motor Co. today formally opened a research center here intended to help the automaker tap into the region’s burgeoning mobility startup community.   Israel in recent... READ MORE
​Electrify America, ChargePoint Collaborate on Agreement to Expand Public EV Charging Access
June 12, 2019
Recently, Electrify America and ChargePoint announced a roaming partnership that will further expand access to electric vehicle (EV) charging across the United States. The interoperability agreement... READ MORE
As China Auto Sales Slow, Industry Braces for New Regulations
June 12, 2019
SHANGHAI -- China’s auto sales declined for an 11th straight month in May as a prolonged downturn in the country’s automotive sector showed no sign of easing and the industry braced for losses... READ MORE
Oil Prices Stumble on Fears of Falling Demand
June 12, 2019
Oil prices dropped sharply today as investors signaled their worries over sagging demand and a burgeoning U.S. supply glut.   Brent crude, the global benchmark, was down 2.7 percent at $60.61... READ MORE
Suppliers Urged to Attend USMCA Briefing with USTR
June 11, 2019
All motor vehicle parts suppliers with operations in North America are encouraged to attend an important briefing with the United States Trade Representative staff to review the details of the new... READ MORE
Auto Makers Raise Bets in China Despite Market Slowdown
June 11, 2019
Three decades of blistering growth in China’s auto sales came to a stop last year. But for the big foreign competitors that dominate the market, the country still represents the industry’s future.... READ MORE
Amazon/Monro Tire-Installation Partnership Grows
June 11, 2019
Monro Inc. has expanded its tire-installation collaboration with Amazon to more than 400 additional retail tire and automotive service shops across nine central and western states. The move more than... READ MORE
FCA to Partner with Aurora on Self-Driving Commercial Vehicles
June 11, 2019
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to partner with Silicon Valley self-driving car startup Aurora to develop autonomous commercial vehicles.   The partnership would pair Aurora's Aurora Driver... READ MORE