EU Renews Warning Over Possible U.S. Car Tariffs
January 23, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has vocally opposed a wide range of tariffs that impact the motor vehicle parts industry. Detailed information about proposed and applied tariffs as well as... READ MORE
Amazon’s Head of Automotive to Share Insights on ‘The Evolving Channel Model’ at 2019 AASA Vision Conference in Dearborn
January 23, 2019
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Buying habits for automotive parts are creating new business models and the emergence of pure online e-tailers. Suppliers attending the 2019 Vision Conference,... READ MORE
Waymo Says It Will Build Self-Driving Cars in Michigan
January 23, 2019
Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo self-driving vehicle unit said on Jan. 22 it plans to build a plant in Michigan to transform vehicles into autonomous cars for Waymo’s ride services business.   Waymo has... READ MORE
As Ford Prepares to Report Earnings, Wall Street Skeptical of CEO’s ‘Thoughtful’ Approach
January 23, 2019
DETROIT -- After leading Ford Motor Co. for 20 months, CEO Jim Hackett is still struggling to win over Wall Street.   Shares are down 22 percent during his tenure, and even big moves like an... READ MORE
Truck Tonnage Index Records Highest Annual Gain in a Decade
January 23, 2019
American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 6.6 percent in all of 2018 – the largest annual gain since 1998 and significantly better than the 3... READ MORE
Former Infiniti Boss Krueger to Head Dyson Auto Unit
January 23, 2019
Infiniti’s former boss has landed a new gig. And he won’t have to relocate too far.   Roland Krueger, 53, is taking the top job at Dyson Ltd.’s automotive unit, which plans to put an electric... READ MORE
Subaru Halts Bulk of Global Car Output Over Part Defect
January 23, 2019
TOKYO -- Subaru Corp said its sole car factory in Japan, accounting for roughly 60 percent of global production, could be out of action for almost two weeks after it discovered a suspected defect in... READ MORE
Truck Technology Startup Raises $97 Million for Port Freight Plan
January 23, 2019
The developer of a freight-matching app for truck drivers and shippers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has raised $97 million in new funding as the startup works to improve its fledgling... READ MORE
Car Shoppers Clamor for Online Transactions, But Hurdles Remain
January 22, 2019
Dave Smith Motors sells about 150 used vehicles a month to online customers, many of them far from the Kellogg, Idaho, store. But while those buyers can complete much of the paperwork electronically... READ MORE
TomTom at a Crossroads After $1 Billion Sale of Telematics Unit
January 22, 2019
AMSTERDAM -- TomTom will remain independent and grow its core digital maps business, its CEO said today after the company agreed to sell its fleet management business to Japan’s Bridgestone for 910... READ MORE
BMW, Mercedes Could Develop Compact Cars Together, Paper Says
January 22, 2019
BMW and Mercedes-Benz could jointly develop the next generations of their compact cars -- the BMW 1 series and the Mercedes A-class family -- as part of a wider cooperation that would also include... READ MORE
Renault to Replace Carlos Ghosn as CEO, Chairman at Thursday Meeting
January 22, 2019
Renault SA plans to name a successor to its jailed chairman and chief executive, Carlos Ghosn, at a board meeting Thursday, according to people familiar with the matter.   The French auto... READ MORE
Truckers See Momentum Slowing Heading into 2019
January 22, 2019
Trucking companies face an uphill climb in 2019 as a freight boom that delivered record profit for carriers over the past year begins to soften.   Fleets extracted double-digit rate increases... READ MORE
Toyota, Panasonic Launch Battery Venture to Expand EV Push
January 22, 2019
TOKYO -- Toyota and Panasonic are launching a joint venture next year to make electric vehicle batteries, leveraging the heft of one of the world’s largest automakers and battery makers to expand... READ MORE
Bosch Is Feeding an Appetite for Chips
January 22, 2019
LAS VEGAS -- The biggest single investment in Robert Bosch’s history is taking place now at the auto supplier’s semiconductor business in Dresden, Germany. The $1.1 billion spend to construct its... READ MORE
NAM Weekly Economic Report: Manufacturing Capacity Utilization Rises
January 22, 2019
 The Weekly Toplines   Manufacturing production rebounded strongly in December after some softness in the prior three months, jumping 1.1 percent for the month. Over the past 12... READ MORE
EU Examines Tariffs on Industrial Goods Ahead of U.S. Trade Talks
January 18, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor's Note: MEMA has vocally opposed a wide range of tariffs that impact the motor vehicle parts industry, including testifying at the U.S. Trade Representative’s public hearing... READ MORE
Trade Tensions Will Outlast Trump, China Expert Warns
January 18, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: In its statement on Dec. 3 regarding the trade negotiations with China, MEMA calls for an agreement that will allow U.S. companies to remain competitive in a global... READ MORE
MEMA Trade Policies Video Now Available
January 18, 2019
MEMA and AASA joined with Aftermarket Business World to present a webinar on Jan. 17 to assist suppliers and channel partners in understanding U.S. trade and tariff policies – what’s in effect now,... READ MORE