Economics

NAFTA Trade Talks Intensify

April 19, 2018 at 5:36 PM

Trade envoys from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. intensified talks today about overhauling the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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Dassault Systemes

A Body-Swapping “Skateboard”

When fleets of self-driving, on-demand vehicles take to the roads, they’ll be running almost constantly as they pick up and drop off passengers.

Global Supply of Automotive Fasteners from a Single Source

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Legal

VW to Pay $228 Million to Diesel Owners in Canada

A court in Ontario, Canada, has approved a Volkswagen AG plan to distribute C$291 million (US$228 million) to 20,000 customers whose diesel-powered Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen vehicles don’t meet emission laws.

New Product

Nissan Rogue Adds Safety Features

As part of a mid-year update, Nissan Motor Co. is making several safety features standard and bumping the price of its Rogue Sport compact crossover vehicle.

Economics

U.S. Gasoline Demand at Record High

Consumers in the U.S. burned through a record 416 million gallons of gasoline per day in mid-April.

Facilities

Toyota, Shell Partner on Hydrogen Station for Trucks

Shell Oil Co.’s Equilon Enterprises subsidiary plans to build a hydrogen station at Toyota Motor Corp.’s Logistics Services port location in Long Beach, Calif.

Tech

Porsche Breaks 7-Minute ‘Ring Mark, Again

Porsche AG lapped Germany’s famous Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit in six minutes and 56 seconds this week with a 911 GT3 RS.

Labor

Report Says PSA Targets at Least 3,700 Job Cuts in Germany

PSA Group aims to trim at least 3,700 jobs at its Opel facilities in Germany by 2020 through buyouts and early retirement offers.

Facilities

Nissan Trims U.K. Workforce as Diesel Sales Slump

Nissan Motor Co. plans to cut hundreds of jobs at its Sunderland, England, plant as demand for diesel-powered vehicles falls.

Legal

German Police Arrest Porsche’s Powertrain Chief

Police in Germany have arrested Joerg Kerner, who heads powertrain development for Porsche AG, because of his suspected involvement in diesel emission cheating.

EV-Hybrid

GM to Replace Battery in Some Chevy Bolt EVs

General Motors Co. is replacing the battery on certain 2017-model Chevrolet Bolt electric cars.

Mobility

Maserati Adds Bosch Driver-Assist Features

Robert Bosch GmbH says it is supplying several driver assistance systems across Maserati SpA’s 2018 lineup that enable Level 2 semi-autonomous driving.