Global Economy Shows Strain as U.S. Steams Ahead
November 15, 2018
The global economy has hit a soft patch, putting the U.S.’s robust growth at risk should the slowdown persist.   Economic output in Japan and Germany contracted in the third quarter, while in... READ MORE
Data Shows Grim Picture of Driving Behavior Near Schools
November 15, 2018
Using sensors embedded in smartphones, a leading traffic analytics company has compiled a detailed portrait of driver behavior on roads surrounding more than 125,000 schools across the country.... READ MORE
BMW, Vodafone, Ericsson Urge EU to Consider 5G Car Standard
November 15, 2018
BRUSSELS -- BMW, Vodafone and Ericsson made a last-ditch effort on Nov. 14 to persuade the European Commission to open the way for the use of 5G technology in cars, concerned about the EU executive’s... READ MORE
Dayco ACTIVAC Tops the Podium at Automotive Innovation Awards
November 15, 2018
Dayco has been recognized for its ACTIVAC vacuum generation system for brake vacuum assist utilized in the Ford F-150, Lincoln Navigator and Nautilus, among other vehicles.   This latest honor... READ MORE
EPA Targets Trucking Industry for New Air Pollution Rules
November 14, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA applauds the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement of the Clean Trucks Initiative to set an updated NOx standard for heavy-duty vehicles.... READ MORE
U.S. Holds Off on Car Tariffs After Trade Meeting, Report Says
November 14, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has been a leading voice against proposed Section 232 tariffs on motor vehicle and parts imports. The association will continue to advocate against broad,... READ MORE
Automotive Trends: A Mostly Positive Outlook for the Aftermarket
November 14, 2018
When automakers shifted from carburetors to fuel injection in the 1980s, it was supposed to be the death knell for the automotive aftermarket. Mark Seng, global aftermarket practice leader for IHS... READ MORE
Ford and Walmart Start Autonomous-Vehicle Partnership
November 14, 2018
Ford Motor Co. and Walmart Inc. have started a joint pilot to explore how they can use self-driving vehicles to deliver groceries and other consumer goods.   The automaker made the... READ MORE
FTR Reports Tremendous Trailer Order Activity in October
November 14, 2018
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Trailer orders were tremendous for the second month in a row. October’s total was 53,000 units, coming in just under last month’s record setting number. Additional OEM’s started... READ MORE
Tesla Joins with GM, Nissan to Press for Extended Electric Car Credit
November 14, 2018
WASHINGTON -- Tesla Inc. and other automakers that are set to lose access to a lucrative tax credit for electric vehicles are teaming in a new lobbying drive to have the federal incentive extended... READ MORE
More Signs of Trouble in China’s Auto Market
November 14, 2018
SHANGHAI -- In another sign of China’s deteriorating auto market, sales of Geely cars here declined in October, ending a hot streak of 46 straight months of year-over-year growth as U.S.-China trade... READ MORE
Johnson Controls to Sell Auto Battery Unit in $13.2 Billion Deal
November 14, 2018
Johnson Controls International Plc said on Nov. 13 it would sell its power solutions business, which makes car batteries, to investment firm Brookfield Business Partners L.P., in a cash deal valued... READ MORE
U.S. Car-Import Probe Advances as Trump Plans Trade Team Meeting, Report Says
November 13, 2018
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has been a leading voice against proposed Section 232 tariffs on motor vehicle and parts imports. MEMA will continue to advocate against broad, unilateral, and... READ MORE
The Coming Battle Over the Car Cockpit
November 13, 2018
SUWON, South Korea -- If cars do become the next smartphone -- a full-blown information and entertainment system but on wheels -- Samsung Electronics Co. may have a leg up on its competitors.... READ MORE
Ford Pushing 150 Aftermarket Add-Ons for Revived Ranger Through Dealers
November 13, 2018
DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. wants to win back sales from aftermarket suppliers and boost its dealers’ accessories business when the revived Ranger midsize pickup goes on sale early next year.  ... READ MORE
Big Investments on Table in Ford, VW Talks
November 13, 2018
Volkswagen AG is negotiating to invest potentially more than $1 billion in Argo AI, the robotics and technology company majority-owned by Ford Motor Co., as part of partnership discussions between... READ MORE
FTR Sees ‘Some Stabilization’ in Freight Rates and Demand
November 13, 2018
Trucking research firm FTR has reported that its Trucking Conditions Index for September fell to the lowest level in a year, with a reading of 4.58. FTR said this marks the first time the TCI measure... READ MORE
Waymo Will Launch First Commercial Robotaxi Service in U.S. Next Month, Report Says
November 13, 2018
NEW YORK -- Waymo is planning to launch the world’s first commercial robotaxi service in early December, a person familiar with the plans told Bloomberg.   The service will operate under an... READ MORE
Maven to Allow Non-GM Vehicles on Car-Sharing Platform
November 13, 2018
Maven plans to open its peer-to-peer car-sharing program to non-General Motors vehicles in mid-2019.   Julia Steyn, vice president of GM Urban Mobility and Maven, made the announcement on Nov... READ MORE