Fiat Chrysler to Pay $40 Million for Inflated U.S. Sales Figures, SEC Says
September 30, 2019
WASHINGTON -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will pay $40 million for misleading investors about its monthly sales figures and will resolve a lengthy probe by the U.S. Securities and Exchange... READ MORE
Toyota Increases Stake in Subaru to Focus on Sporty Cars, AWD
September 30, 2019
TOKYO -- Toyota and Subaru will work on a second generation of their shared rear-wheel drive sporty coupe and collaborate more closely on other projects under a new agreement that raises Toyota's... READ MORE
USAA Works with Google Cloud, Mitchell on AI Photo Estimating
September 30, 2019
USAA announced Tuesday it and Google Cloud have developed an artificial intelligence-based process to “allow for nearly instant vehicle damage estimates from digital images.” The... READ MORE
Bollinger Introduces Motor City-Made Electric Trucks
September 30, 2019
Ferndale – Rivian isn’t the only all-electric truck-maker in the Motor City. While the Plymouth-based firm has wowed auto show attendees and attracted hundreds of millions in... READ MORE
DOT Report Questions if FMCSA Can Produce More Accurate CSA Scores
September 30, 2019
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s plan to rework its Compliance, Safety, Accountability safety scoring program overall is sound, but potential major challenges could... READ MORE
Manufacturing Sentiment Continued to Decline in the Third Quarter
September 30, 2019 by Chad Moutray
In the latest NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey, 67.9 percent of manufacturing respondents felt either somewhat or very positive about their own company’s outlook in the third quarter. This... READ MORE
MEMA’s New Webcast Tackles Vehicle Data and the Right to Repair
September 27, 2019
“Many consumers and legislators do not even know that their cars are collecting their important data,” said Paul McCarthy, AASA’s newly appointed president and COO. “Data that belongs to consumers... READ MORE
SCRS: Calibration Road Time Can be Extensive, Not Same as Alignment Test Drive
September 27, 2019
Recalibration of ADAS or even a tire-pressure sensor can be an involved operation, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists pointed out Wednesday in a new video educating repairers... READ MORE
VW of America Hires de Nysschen as COO
September 27, 2019
Volkswagen of America has hired longtime luxury executive Johan de Nysschen as its new COO for the brand in North America. De Nysschen, 59, who was ousted as head of Cadillac... READ MORE
Japan’s Automakers Want Government Help Even with Tariffs on Hold
September 27, 2019
TOKYO -- Japan’s car companies urged the government to keep up its support for the industry, even as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Donald Trump signed a trade agreement that removed... READ MORE
California Port Hauler Renews Entire Fleet with All CNG Trucks
September 27, 2019
Southern California-based logistics company Total Transportation Services Inc. (TTSI) on Thursday announced plans to replace its entire diesel trucking fleet with near-zero emission natural gas... READ MORE
Toyota's First Female Plant Manager to Retire
September 27, 2019
Millie Marshall, Toyota Motor Corp.'s first female plant president, will retire effective Nov. 1 as head of the automaker's Princeton, Ind., factory that builds the Highlander, Highlander Hybrid,... READ MORE
U.S., Japan Reach Trade Deal on Farm Goods, Digital Trade
September 26, 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 strong, fair trade agreement between both... READ MORE
Auto Supplier Faurecia Planning to Create 500 Jobs in Highland Park
September 26, 2019
Highland Park – Officials say auto parts maker Faurecia is planning to invest $10.7 million and create 500 jobs in the Detroit enclave of Highland Park. The planned investment was... READ MORE
AAPEX 2019 Announces Let’s Tech 20-Minute Presentations
September 26, 2019
Industry experts and technical trainers will take the Let’s Tech stage at AAPEX 2019 to deliver quick learning presentations on new products, technologies and trends and their impact on automotive... READ MORE
Subaru to Tease New Design Look at Tokyo Show
September 26, 2019
TOKYO — Subaru turns its attention to Japan for next month's Tokyo Motor Show, previewing a special-edition WRX STI for the local market, along with the next generation of the popular Japan-only... READ MORE
GM Puts Alexa on the Move with In-Vehicle Integration
September 26, 2019
DETROIT -- General Motors on Wednesday said it will offer built-in Amazon Alexa Auto integration through the infotainment systems of its new vehicles starting early next year.... READ MORE
Ford Adds Austin to its AV Plans
September 26, 2019
Some automated-vehicle developers are synonymous with their test-bed cities. Cruise Automation conducts almost all its testing within the confines of San Francisco. Waymo has pinned its early... READ MORE
New Law Will Smog-Check Class Four-Eight Trucks in California
September 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/341030/new-... READ MORE