MiX Members Educate Aftermarket Executives
January 7, 2020
The Modern Industry eXpertise (MiX) council of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) worked in partnership with Rightsize, a nationwide office interiors and facility... READ MORE
US Trade Deficit Falls 8.2 Percent to $43.1 Billion in November
January 7, 2020
WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit fell in November to the lowest level in more than three years as U.S. exports rose while imports declined, putting the country on track to see the... READ MORE
Musk Launches Tesla Model Y Project at New China Factory
January 7, 2020
SHANGHAI -- Elon Musk showed off his dance moves at the launch of Tesla's Model Y crossover project at its new Shanghai factory on Tuesday, where the company delivered its first cars built... READ MORE
Sony to Test Self-Driving Cars to Boost Sensing, Safety Technologies
January 7, 2020
TOKYO — Sony Corp said it would start testing self-driving cars as early as this year to beef up the company's sensing and safety technologies, as the Japanese electronics and entertainment giant... READ MORE
Amazon, Intel and Ford Want to Harvest Your Data While You Drive
January 7, 2020
CES has long been a showcase for automotive gadgetry and a chance for tech companies to pitch their gear to carmakers. This year, the consumer electronics show is embracing an increasingly... READ MORE
Heavy Truck Orders Stabilize to Close 2019
January 7, 2020
North American Class 8 orders closed the year at 20,000 units in December, according to preliminary data released Monday by ACT Research and FTR. Orders averaged just fewer than 20,000 units... READ MORE
The 11 Coolest Cars we Can't Wait to See at CES
January 7, 2020
The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has become an important venue for automakers to show off their ideas for electric vehicles and autonomous-driving technology. This year, big... READ MORE
Chinese delegation plans to travel to Washington to sign trade deal: SCMP
January 6, 2020
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA is encouraged by the news that the administration reached a “Phase One” trade agreement with China and looks forward to seeing more details. MEMA has... READ MORE
2019 Newsmakers: Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA)
January 6, 2020
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: The following story provides insight into AAPEX 2020’s expansion plan, which AASA President and COO Paul McCarthy announced with Auto Care President CEO Bill... READ MORE
U.S. Manufacturing Shrinks for Fifth Month, Signaling Weak Start to 2020
January 6, 2020
The U.S. factory sector headed into 2020 on a weak footing, contracting in December for a fifth consecutive month as trade tensions continued to pressure manufacturers. The Institute for... READ MORE
Electric Cars Threaten the Heart of Germany’s Economy
January 6, 2020
ÖHRINGEN, Germany — Öhringen lies deep in automaking country, homeland of Germany’s biggest industry and a source of national pride. And by most appearances, life is pretty good. The... READ MORE
Panelists to Provide Insights into Future Aftermarket Technology at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue Conference
January 6, 2020
Research Triangle Park, NC – January 3, 2020 – The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the commercial vehicle division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA),... READ MORE
Trump Picks Ex-Williams & Connolly Partner for Top State Dept. Legal Post
January 6, 2020
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: On January 3, the Trump administration announced that Deputy USTR C.J. Mahoney will be going to the State Department to serve as the lead legal counsel. His... READ MORE
Syd Mead Brought Futuristic Vision to Autos
January 6, 2020
Syd Mead, the influential designer whose work on classic science fiction films such as Blade Runner, Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Tron ended up influencing the look... READ MORE
U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement Takes Effect; Trump Says He'll Sign China Deal Jan. 15
January 3, 2020
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
SEC Investigating BMW Over Sales Practices
January 3, 2020
The Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an investigation into whether German luxury car maker Bayerische Motoren Werke AG manipulated sales figures, according to people familiar with the... READ MORE
Fed study: Tariffs Have Hurt Manufacturing Employment and Increased Prices
January 3, 2020
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has been a leading voice against proposed tariffs that impact motor vehicle parts suppliers. MEMA released a statement on July 11 about the third... READ MORE
USMCA Within 'Millimeters' of Completing Deal: Wilbur Ross
January 3, 2020
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
Northwood University Honors 8 Aftermarket Industry Leaders
January 3, 2020
Northwood University recognized eight prominent supporters of educational initiatives and learning within the automotive aftermarket industry during its annual Automotive Aftermarket Management... READ MORE