Toyota San Antonio Plant to Expand ‘Cobots'
September 23, 2019
Most of a $391 million investment announced by Toyota Motor North America last week for its San Antonio truck plant will go toward retooling for the next generation of the brand's midsize Tacoma... READ MORE
Once Hacked, Twice Shy: How Auto Supplier Harman Learned to Fight Cyber Carjackers
September 23, 2019
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - When researchers remotely hacked a Jeep Cherokee in 2015, slowing it to a crawl in the middle of a U.S. highway, the portal the hackers used was an infotainment system made... READ MORE
Let the Sunshine In: Use of Solar Can Boost Efficiency
September 23, 2019
One of the quickest ways to reduce operating costs is to get the energy trucks need for free. No one’s giving away diesel fuel but integrating solar power – and capturing free sunlight... READ MORE
Omnitracs CEO Pontificates on The Impediments In the way of AV Trucking
September 23, 2019
Trucking is one the largest sources of employment in the United States. Truck drivers spend a lot of their time searching for loading docks, going in and out of navigation applications, and... READ MORE
Sweden's SKF to Shift Automation into Higher Gear as Markets Flag
September 20, 2019
GOTHENBURG (Reuters) - Swedish engineering company SKF aims to use a demand slowdown to its advantage, its chief executive said, stepping up an automation program that has already sent capital... READ MORE
N.H. Legislature Fails to Override Sununu Veto of OEM Auto Repair Procedures Bill
September 20, 2019
The New Hampshire House on Wednesday failed to override Republican Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto of House Bill 664, a bill requiring auto insurers to reimburse OEM repair procedures... READ MORE
AV Race Opens Door to Agile, Ambitious Startups
September 20, 2019
Increasing pressure to get autonomous vehicles ready for the road has created an open invitation for innovative startups to show what they can do. Two of the companies that made some noise... READ MORE
Detroit Gets First Electric Car Fast Chargers
September 20, 2019
Detroit — Electric vehicle owners parking in downtown Detroit will now be able to charge their vehicles faster. Four fast charging stations came online Wednesday on First Street next to... READ MORE
Rivian Lands Amazon Order for 100,000 Delivery Vehicles
September 20, 2019
The pressure on Rivian to nail the engineering, manufacturing and quality of its electric vehicles just got amped up – way up – with the news Thursday morning that Amazon has placed an order for... READ MORE
Navistar Putting Millions into New Texas Truck Manufacturing Plant, Plots Strategy for Growth
September 20, 2019
Navistar announced Thursday that it would pump more than $250 million into building a new manufacturing facility for its International Trucks in the State of Texas. Contingent... READ MORE
Auto Care Association and AASA Partner on Your Car. Your Data. Your Choice. Campaign
September 19, 2019
BETHESDA, Md. – September 18, 2019 – The Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) today announced a strategic partnership to educate and activate the... READ MORE
New CAPA Standard to Certify Aftermarket Automotive Glass for ADAS Compatibility
September 19, 2019
The Certified Automotive Parts Association on Monday announced it had created a standard for automotive glass it says demands compliance with parts of FMVSS 205 as well as CAPA’s own ADAS-... READ MORE
Buick Name Is Erased from Buicks as Sales Slip for Century-Old Marque
September 19, 2019
DETROIT — Buick, the rock upon which General Motors was built more than a century ago, appears to be fading in the company’s rearview mirror. As of the 2019 model year, the Buick name is no... READ MORE
Tesla Model Three, Audi E-Tron Earns Top IIHS Safety Award
September 19, 2019
Tesla Inc. earned its first award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety as two electric vehicles and one fuel cell vehicle earned top honors in crash tests. The Tesla Model Three... READ MORE
EU Car Sales Drop in August
September 19, 2019
New car sales in the European Union fell in August with the bloc’s five major markets recording decreases, according to data published on Wednesday. New car registrations, a reflection of... READ MORE
Honda CR-V Joins the Hybrid Compact SUV Fray
September 19, 2019
Detroit – Honda introduced its first hybrid SUV here Wednesday as government regulations transform the vehicle landscape with mainstream battery-powered options. The... READ MORE
AXA: Electric Cars Could Mean More Crashes
September 19, 2019
The Swiss arm of insurer AXA last month reported “luxury car/SUV” electric vehicles post around a 40 percent higher claims frequency than vehicles with conventional powertrains. However... READ MORE
Drivewyze Adds Mountain Safety Alerts in 20 States
September 19, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Heavy Duty Trucking’s website, Truckinginfo.com. Used with permission, https... READ MORE
Trump Administration to Reveal Final Plan for Revoking California Waiver on Emissions
September 18, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has consistently supported a One National Program negotiated with California. MEMA has repeatedly urged the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (... READ MORE