Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Commit to Alliance in Wake of Ghosn Arrest
November 29, 2018
AMSTERDAM -- Renault SA, Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said they were committed to their globe-spanning auto alliance as senior executives from all three met formally for the first... READ MORE
Leading Technology Futurist Daniel Burrus to Present the Anticipatory Organization: A Proven Model to Predict Change & Create Extraordinary Results During HDAW 2019
November 29, 2018
LAS VEGAS -- The organizers of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2019 have announced Daniel Burrus, author, technology futurist, and CEO of Burrus Research, as the keynote speaker for the 14th annual... READ MORE
IIHS Says Headlights Improve, But with High Cost
November 29, 2018
A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows that 90 out of 165 2018 model vehicles have earned either a “good” or “acceptable” rating for their best-available headlights. Of those... READ MORE
Obituary: Former AWDA, University of the Aftermarket Chairman Robert H. Raff
November 29, 2018
Longtime aftermarket distribution veteran Robert “Bob” Raff of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed away on Nov. 26, 2018. He was 82.   According to anecdotes shared by colleagues, Raff left teaching... READ MORE
MEMA and OESA to Host USMCA Briefing on Dec. 12 in Michigan
November 28, 2018
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is expected to be signed on November 30, 2018 by the U.S., Canada and Mexico. To help suppliers better understand the USMCA, MEMA and OESA will host... READ MORE
AASA Announces New Channel Excellence Award Presented by Epicor to Recognize Aftermarket Innovation and Collaboration
November 28, 2018
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) has established a new industry recognition: The Channel Excellence Award. This newest industry honor will be... READ MORE
BMW Weighs U.S. Engine, Transmission Plant
November 28, 2018
LOS ANGELES -- BMW is considering a second U.S. manufacturing plant that could produce engines and transmissions, CEO Harald Krueger said on Nov. 27, shortly after a report that President Donald... READ MORE
Volvo Electric Truck Making Its Way to West Coast
November 28, 2018
Volvo Trucks will begin testing an all-electric truck with two California-based fleets in 2019, with plans to bring a truck based on the technology in Volvo’s existing European FE Electric to the... READ MORE
Waymo Hires Executives from National Safety Council, Alibaba
November 28, 2018
Google’s self-driving car affiliate Waymo has hired Deborah Hersman to the new position of chief safety officer and Amee Chande as its first chief commercial officer, the company said on publishing... READ MORE
MANN+HUMMEL Group Names Nic Zerbst as President and Chief Operations Officer
November 28, 2018
MANN+HUMMEL Group has announced that Nic Zerbst will become the company’s new president and chief operations officer (COO) and also a member of the management board, effective Feb. 1, 2019. He... READ MORE
Faurecia and Hella Enter into Strategic Partnership
November 28, 2018
The lighting and electronics specialist HELLA and Faurecia, one of the world’s leading automotive technology companies, will cooperate in a strategic partnership for the development of innovative... READ MORE
Weaker Economic Outlook Weighs on U.S. Consumer Confidence
November 28, 2018
A measure of confidence among American households fell in November from an 18-year high, driven by weaker expectations for the economy.   The Conference Board said on Nov. 27 that its index of... READ MORE
Ann Wilson Named 2018 Automotive News All-Star in Government Affairs
November 27, 2018
Ann Wilson, MEMA senior vice president of government affairs, has been named the 2018 Automotive News All-Star in government affairs, announced on Nov. 26.   Wilson has spearheaded MEMA’s... READ MORE
Trump Expects to Move Ahead with Boost on China Tariffs
November 27, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has been a leading voice against a number of tariffs proposed and imposed by the Trump administration, including broad tariffs on imports from China. MEMA has... READ MORE
Sprint Offers New Telematics Device for Wireless Subscribers
November 27, 2018
Sprint is now offering a telematics device called Sprint Drive for its wireless subscribers.   Sprint Drive plugs into a vehicle OBDII port. The device offers users real-time vehicle location... READ MORE
GM Takes Painful Measures to Avoid Another Near-Death ExperienceGM Takes Painful Measures to Avoid Another Near-Death Experience
November 27, 2018
DETROIT -- What’s good for America hasn’t been so good for General Motors.   With gasoline prices falling and new electric cars beckoning, consumers are abandoning the conventional sedans that... READ MORE
South Korea’s SK Innovation to Build First U.S. EV Battery Plant
November 27, 2018
SEOUL -- South Korea’s SK Innovation said on Nov. 26 it will spend 1.14 trillion won ($1.01 billion) to build its first electric vehicle battery plant in the United States to better compete in the... READ MORE
Rivian Automotive’s Electric Pickup Breaks Cover
November 27, 2018
Since its founding in 2009, much of what electric vehicle company Rivian Automotive was up to was done under stealth mode.   That changes with its first vehicle debut, the R1T electric pickup... READ MORE
Connecticut Eyes Truck-Only Tolls
November 27, 2018
No one likes toll roads. But it seems an anti-trucking bias combined with angst over crumbling infrastructure has led Connecticut to take a cue from neighboring Rhode Island to seriously consider... READ MORE