Outside the Norm: ZF's External Airbag Predicts Crash
July 22, 2019
MEMMINGEN, Germany — On an unusually hot day in southern Germany, engineers scurried around ZF Friedrichshafen's test track here to demonstrate one of the biggest potential game-changers in... READ MORE
Driverless Bus Hits Pedestrian in Vienna
July 22, 2019
VIENNA -- Authorities are investigating why a driverless bus struck a pedestrian in Vienna, an incident that resulted in minor injuries but stopped Austrian trials of the technology. The... READ MORE
Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association Announces a New Heavy Duty Advanced Technology Council
July 22, 2019
Research Triangle Park, NC – July 19, 2019 – The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the commercial vehicle division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), is... READ MORE
American Racing Legend Janet Guthrie Enters the Automotive Hall of Fame
July 22, 2019
Barrier-breaking racecar driver Janet Guthrie became just the fourth woman inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame on Thursday. The 81-year-old was the first woman to compete in... READ MORE
Skeptics of Trump’s New Nafta Head South of the Border
July 19, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA supports the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and has urged the U.S. Congress to pass the agreement without delay. The USMCA will provide... READ MORE
Facing Trump’s Tariffs, Some Companies Move, Change or Wait
July 19, 2019
Washington — Some are moving factories out of China. Others are strategically redesigning products. Some are seeking loopholes in trade law or even mislabeling where their goods... READ MORE
Ford Tells U.S. Dealers to Repair Small-Car Transmissions for Free
July 19, 2019
Ford Motor Co. has told its U.S. dealers to give free repairs to any Focus and Fiesta owners who complain about problems with the cars' PowerShift dual-clutch transmission, according to a memo... READ MORE
U.S. Factory Output Climbs More Than Expected as Autos Advance
July 19, 2019
U.S. factory output rose by more than expected in June on a solid gain in motor-vehicle production, suggesting American manufacturing is regaining a foothold despite fluctuating trade policies and... READ MORE
BMW Taps Factory Man Zipse as CEO
July 19, 2019
BMW Group has tapped 55-year-old production boss Oliver Zipse to help steer it through the next decade of transformation. At the automaker's plant in Spartanburg, S.C., on Thursday, BMW's... READ MORE
Renault Chief Confident Partnership with Nissan on Track
July 19, 2019
Boulogne-Billancourt, France – Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard has expressed confidence that the French automaker’s alliance with Nissan remains on track following the appointment of a... READ MORE
Revealed: Chevrolet Takes the Wraps Off Mid-Engine Corvette C8
July 19, 2019
Orange County, California — Chevrolet officially introduced the first-ever mid-engine Corvette supercar late Thursday night, and there is nothing middling about it. After a patriotic... READ MORE
South American Bloc Eyes Fast-Track for EU Trade Deal
July 19, 2019
SANTA FE, Argentina (Reuters) - Leaders from countries in South America’s Mercosur trade bloc met on Wednesday in Argentina, with plans as to how to push forward a recently struck free-trade deal... READ MORE
Toyota’s $2 Billion Pledge Revs Up Indonesia’s Electric Car Push
July 19, 2019
Toyota Motor Corp. will lead 50 trillion rupiah ($3.6 billion) in investments that global carmakers have pledged to plow into Indonesia’s electric-vehicle program in the next five years,... READ MORE
Trump Rule to Ease Auto Mileage, Emissions Standards Delayed
July 18, 2019
The Trump administration’s rule to weaken Obama-era automobile efficiency requirements has been delayed until at least September, according to a person familiar with the matter. The National... READ MORE
FCA, GM Warn Their Futures are at Stake Ahead of UAW Talks
July 18, 2019
There was no hug this year, as leaders of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the United Auto Workers leaders kept their distance Tuesday beyond a handshake to start contract talks. Mark... READ MORE
Toyota Strikes Battery Deal with China's CATL
July 18, 2019
Toyota Motor Corp. agreed to buy batteries from Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. as part of a broader partnership, the latest in a slew of tie-ups being forged as global automakers race to... READ MORE
Amazon Faces Probe in Europe Over Use of Merchant Data
July 18, 2019
Amazon.com Inc.  faces a European Union antitrust investigation into its treatment of merchants that sell goods on its site, the latest push by the bloc against a U.S. tech giant... READ MORE
Europe Car Sales Extend Downward Spiral with Worst Drop of 2019
July 18, 2019
European car registrations fell sharply in June, resuming a downward spiral that adds to the industry’s litany of woes. After a profit warning last week from German manufacturer Daimler... READ MORE
Senators Want Probe of Faulty Ford Transmissions
July 18, 2019
Washington — Two U.S. senators are calling for a federal investigation into allegations that Ford Motor Co. knowingly sold Fiesta and Focus vehicles with transmission problems... READ MORE