Trade Tension Deals Tractor Makers a Fresh Blow
May 28, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has vocally opposed a wide range of tariffs that impact the motor vehicle parts industry. For more information about MEMA’s trade positions, contact Catherine... READ MORE
​Ball in U.S. Court to Start Trade Talks: EU Trade Chief
May 28, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has vocally opposed a wide range of tariffs that impact the motor vehicle parts industry. For more information about MEMA’s trade positions, contact Catherine... READ MORE
​Fiat Plans Merger with Renault in Latest Auto Industry Jolt
May 28, 2019
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV proposed a merger with Renault SA to create the world’s third-biggest carmaker as manufacturers scramble for scale to tackle an expensive shift to electrification and... READ MORE
​Parts Authority Acquires Penny Pincher Auto Parts
May 28, 2019
Parts Authority, one of the largest distributors of automotive and truck parts to the aftermarket auto parts industry throughout the U.S., has acquired Penny Pincher Auto Parts, expanding the Parts... READ MORE
​VW to Reshuffle $56 Billion Battery Push as Samsung Deal at Risk
May 28, 2019
Volkswagen AG is making changes to its battery-purchasing plan worth about 50 billion euros ($56 billion) over concerns that one of its supply deals, with Samsung SDI Co. Ltd., might unravel,... READ MORE
​GM’s Maven Exits Show Tough Road for Mobility
May 28, 2019
DETROIT -- General Motors and other automakers envision bringing in significant profits from alternative ownership models such as car-sharing and subscription programs. Someday.   But for now... READ MORE
The Secret to Constellium’s Success? Billions of Beer Cans
May 28, 2019
MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. -- Billions of used beer and soft drink cans are the magic ingredient in Dutch aluminum supplier Constellium’s strategy for getting more aluminum into North America’s vehicles.... READ MORE
NAM Monday Economic Report: New Durable Goods Orders Flatten
May 28, 2019
The Weekly Toplines   New durable goods orders fell for the second time in the past three months, down 2.1 percent in April. Excluding transportation equipment, new durable goods orders... READ MORE
U.S. Proposes Tariffs on Nations with Undervalued Currencies
May 24, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor’s Note: MEMA has vocally opposed a wide range of tariffs that impact the motor vehicle parts industry. For more information about MEMA’s trade positions, contact Catherine... READ MORE
EU Says U.S., Focusing on China, Not Ready for Trade Talks
May 24, 2019
The U.S., which is embroiled in a tariff war with China while juggling negotiations with nations including Japan, Mexico and Canada, may not be prepared to start talks with the European Union on a... READ MORE
Costlier Car Repairs Coming as Retailers Pass on China Levy Hit
May 24, 2019
Auto-parts retailers are warning higher costs may be ahead for American consumers following the Trump administration’s latest round of tariffs on Chinese goods.   Advance Auto Parts Inc. has... READ MORE
Aurora Innovation to Acquire Lidar Company Blackmore
May 24, 2019
Self-driving systems company Aurora Innovation placed a big bet on May 23 on a lidar company that has taken an unconventional approach to developing its technology.   Aurora intends to acquire... READ MORE
VW Will Focus on Early Adopters for First ID3 Electric Cars
May 24, 2019
GOTHENBURG, Sweden -- Volkswagen is focusing initial marketing efforts for its ID3 battery-powered compact hatchback on “early adopters” of EV technology, VW brand marketing chief Jochen Sengpiehl... READ MORE
Vegas Tourism Board Backs $49M Elon Musk Transit System
May 24, 2019
LAS VEGAS -- A company backed by tech billionaire Elon Musk has been awarded a nearly $49 million contract to build a transit system using self-driving vehicles underneath the Las Vegas Convention... READ MORE
​U.S. Congress Considers Whether to Require Car Child Alerts
May 24, 2019
Automakers would be required to install technology on new vehicles that alerts exiting parents to check for children in the back seat under legislation introduced in Congress in response to deaths of... READ MORE
​U.S. Durable-Goods Orders Fell 2.1% in April
May 24, 2019
WASHINGTON -- Orders for long-lasting factory goods declined in April as business investment cooled while orders for civilian aircraft fell sharply amid problems with a major Boeing Co. airliner... READ MORE
DOT Aims to Lower Barriers to Autonomous Tech for Trucks and Cars
May 23, 2019
MEMA Industry News Editor's Note: Vehicle suppliers are key innovators of advanced vehicle safety systems and technologies and, as the voice for the motor vehicle supplier industry, MEMA has long... READ MORE
Uber and Lyft to Turn the Wheels on Car Ownership: Industry Experts
May 23, 2019
TORONTO -- Ride-hailing apps like those of Uber Technologies and Lyft Inc are expected to alter the state of car ownership towards subscription-based services and shared ownership, auto industry... READ MORE
Consumer Reports Raises More Questions about Tesla’s Autopilot
May 23, 2019
Tesla shares took another hit amid safety concerns over its updated automatic lane-changing feature for its Autopilot software.   Consumer Reports said on May 22 that Tesla’s Navigate on... READ MORE