Economics

Congress Not Likely to Vote on NAFTA This Year

October 16, 2018 at 3:28 PM

The U.S. Congress isn’t likely to vote on a proposed update to the North American Free Trade Agreement until early next year.

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Dassault Systemes

Innovating with IBM’s “Garage Factory”

IBM’s Garage Factory concept helps carmakers act like a startup, using fast-paced experimentation and business case analysis to identify promising ideas, then scaling them up for mass-market rollouts.

When Automated Production Turning is the Low-Cost Option

Sponsored - June 27, 2018 at 8:51 AM

For the right parts, or families of parts, an automated CNC turning cell is simply the least expensive way to produce high-quality parts. Here’s why.

Business

Advance Auto Parts Inks Deal with Walmart

A new partnership between Advance Auto Parts Inc. and Walmart Inc. will enable the aftermarket retailer to sell parts on Walmart.com.

Regulatory

Senate Panel Wants Hyundai-Kia to Explain Engine Fires

HyuHyundai-Kia has been asked to explain numerous cases of engine fires to the U.S. Senate’s Commerce Committee next month.

EV-Hybrid

Rivian to Unveil Premium EVs at LA Auto Show

Plymouth, Mich.-based Rivian Automotive LLC plans to take the wraps off its first two all-electric premium offerings—a pickup truck and crossover vehicle—at the Los Angeles auto show next month.

Business

Ford, Mahindra to Share Powertrain, Connectivity Tech

Ford Motor Co. and Mahindra Group will share powertrain and vehicle connectivity products under separate agreements.

Facilities

VW Readies “Dealer of Tomorrow” Plan for Europe

Volkswagen AG’s namesake brand plans to launch a new sales and distribution scheme in Europe that includes direct-to-customer sales and flexible dealership and service center models.

Business

VW: German Auto Industry Faces 50:50 Chance of Fading

Germany’s auto industry has a 50% chance of fading from prominence unless it faces up to new regulations and the need to overhaul its supply chains, warns Volkswagen brand CEO Herbert Diess.

Business

Uber May Spin Off Autonomous Car Unit

Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc. is pondering a move to spin off its self-driving-car development unit, sources tell the Financial Times.

New Product

Next-Gen Mazda3 to Get LA Reveal

Mazda Motor Corp. says it will unveil its redesigned Mazda3 small car next month at the Los Angeles auto show.

Economics

U.K. Suppliers Cite Perils of “Hard” Brexit

Suppliers warn that the British auto industry’s advances over the past 20 years will be lost if the U.K. fails to secure favorable trade terms before it exits the European Union next spring, Reuters reports.

Business

Renault, Brilliance China JV to Include 3 EVs

Renault-Brilliance-Jinbei Automotive Co. plans to launch seven electric light commercial vehicles—including three all-electric models—over the next two years in China.