Economics

Trump, Trudeau to Discuss Trade Pact Next Week

June 14, 2019 at 4:25 AM

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with President Donald Trump on June 20 to discuss ratifying their countries’ updated trade deal with Mexico.

GHSP: from Metal Stamping to Electronic Controls

Michigan-based GHSP Inc. started a century ago as a metal stamping company. Today, it’s a full-fledged electronic controls supplier.

EV-Hybrid

PSA to Make EV Batteries in Slovakia, Spain

PSA Group says it is preparing to assemble batteries for its plugin hybrid and all electric cars in Trnava, Slovakia, and Vigo, Spain

Tech

Magna Touts Flexible Seat Trim

Magna International Inc. says its new FreeForm seat trim cover can enhance comfort, packaging and design attributes.

Mobility

Startup Tests Remote Controlled Driverless Truck

Starsky Robotics, a three-year-old San Francisco-based startup, tested an autonomous and remote-controlled heavy-duty truck this week at 55 mph on a closed section of a highway near Tampa, Fla.

New Product

Fisker EV to Get Side-Mounted Turn Signals

California-based Fisker Inc. says its upcoming electric crossover vehicle will feature turn signals on the side of the vehicle in addition to traditional front and rear signals.

Regulatory

Opel Says EVs Will Enable It to Meet CO2 Targets

PSA Group’s Opel unit says it will be able to meet European Union targets for carbon dioxide emissions, thanks to upcoming all-electric models.

Business

Report: Nissan Ready to Meet Renault’s Board Seat Demands

Nissan Motor Co. is close to an agreement that would give Renault SA—its largest shareholder with a 43% stake—more clout over strategy and management, sources tell Bloomberg News.

Mobility

Michigan R&D Program Targets Israeli Startups

As part of its PlanetM mobility initiative, the Michigan Economic Development Corp.  has created a new program to attract Israel-based tech startups to test emerging technologies in Michigan.   

Economics

Growth in China’s Industrial Output at 17-Year Low

The pace of industrial output in China slumped in May to its slowest pace in 17 years, according to National Bureau of Statistics.

Mobility

Florida Okays Autonomous Vehicles with No Drivers

Florida has enacted a law that allows fully autonomous vehicles to be operated on public roads with no human driver on board.

Economics

Trump, Trudeau to Discuss Trade Pact Next Week

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with President Donald Trump on June 20 to discuss ratifying their countries’ updated trade deal with Mexico.