Canada Links Trade-Deal Approval to Steel Tariffs
March 27, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor's Note: MEMA issued a statement on Nov. 30 in support of the USMCA signing, calling it “a positive step forward.” MEMA has argued that for the new trade deal to be effective... READ MORE
Innoviz, Ouster Raise Millions for Self-Driving Lidar Sensors
March 27, 2019
Self-driving technology continues to attract robust investment, as two tech startups, one in San Francisco and one near Tel Aviv, said this week they have raised nearly $200 million to support... READ MORE
VW to Improve Production with Amazon Cloud to Network Its Factories
March 27, 2019
FRANKFURT -- Volkswagen today said it has teamed up with Amazon Web Services to link up and integrate the data from 122 VW Group plants, machines and systems, as a way to improve its production... READ MORE
Ford Launches Pilot Site to Shop Used Vehicles Online
March 27, 2019
Ford Motor Co.’s in-house start-up incubator is introducing a Metro Detroit pilot program that would make it easier for potential buyers to find used vehicles on Ford dealer lots.   The Find... READ MORE
FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index for January Remains in Positive Territory
March 27, 2019
BLOOMINGTON, IND. -- The environment for shippers, as measured by FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for January, reflects a balanced freight market. While the January SCI reading at 1.4 is... READ MORE
Great Wall, Ford Hitch Up to Burgeoning Chinese Demand for Pickup Trucks
March 27, 2019
BEIJING -- Grey Liu bought his third vehicle four months ago -- a Foton pickup truck, lured by its $7,000 price tag and its ability to transport his sports motorcycle to the grasslands of northern... READ MORE
China Truck Market Softening, Reports ACT Research
March 27, 2019
Structural changes within China’s domestic commercial vehicle market are expected to exert downward pressure through 2022, according to the most recent China Commercial Vehicle Outlook report, which... READ MORE
U.S. Trade Gap Narrowed Sharply in January
March 27, 2019
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade deficit narrowed sharply in January as exports edged higher while imports declined, reflecting volatile trade dynamics with China amid tariff negotiations by the Trump... READ MORE
Trump’s NAFTA Replacement Running Out of Room to Find Path in Congress
March 26, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor's Note: MEMA issued a statement on Nov. 30 in support of the USMCA signing, calling it “a positive step forward.” MEMA has argued that for the new trade deal to be... READ MORE
China to Reduce Intervention in Auto, Other Industries
March 26, 2019
China will reduce government intervention in its vast industrial sector, the industry minister said on March 25, as Beijing seeks to ease concerns about its industrial policy, core to Washington’s... READ MORE
How Will the New NAFTA Impact Your Business? Join OESA in Birmingham, Ala. on April 9 to Find Out
March 26, 2019
Many motor vehicle suppliers are likely to be impacted by the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the new NAFTA agreement. When implemented, USMCA will have a profound effect on all... READ MORE
EV Startup Canoo Will Offer Cars by Subscription Only
March 26, 2019
Evelozcity, the U.S. electric vehicle startup, has changed its name to Canoo and said on March 25 that it will offer a range of EVs to private and commercial customers by subscription only.  ... READ MORE
Domino’s Teams with Xevo to Offer In-Vehicle Pizza Ordering
March 26, 2019
Domino’s Pizza Inc. -- already known as the tech-savviest pizza maker -- is getting inside the biggest piece of hardware people own: their cars.   A new ordering platform will be preloaded on... READ MORE
Thefts of Vehicles with Keys Left Inside Continue to Rise
March 26, 2019
DES PLAINES, Ill. -- On every single day from January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2018, an average of 209 vehicles were stolen across the U.S. because drivers left their keys or fobs in their... READ MORE
Uber’s $3.1B Careem Deal Will Give It Big Footprint in Mideast
March 26, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO/DUBAI -- Uber Technologies Inc will spend $3.1 billion to acquire Middle East rival Careem, buying dominance in a competitive region ahead of a hotly anticipated initial public offering... READ MORE
Dockworkers Battle Driverless Trucks Plan
March 26, 2019
LOS ANGELES -- A fierce struggle over automation has erupted at the Port of Los Angeles, as local union officials representing some 12,000 dockworkers demand that one of the world’s largest shipping... READ MORE
Trump Push for China Trade Reform Draws Wide Support at Home, Abroad
March 25, 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
Flat Rock Flip-Flop a Sign of the Times
March 25, 2019
DETROIT -- EV, AV, EV. Ford Motor Co. has changed its mind twice about what kinds of vehicles will roll out of its plant in Flat Rock, Mich., within the next few years.   In late 2017, Ford... READ MORE
Texas Two Step: Drive.Ai Focuses Self-Driving Efforts in Arlington
March 25, 2019
Drive.Ai has reached a crossroads with its self-driving test program.   The Silicon Valley startup will conclude testing in the north Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas, later this week. Company... READ MORE