Economics

U.S. Steams Ahead with New Tariffs on Chinese Goods

August 21, 2018 at 1:04 AM

The Trump administration is moving closer this week to sharply broadening tariffs on Chinese goods even as it begins a new round of talks with China to scrap the protective taxes.

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Dassault Systemes

Aligning Virtual Prototyping with Reality

ESI Group’s SimulationX virtual prototyping software helps speed product development by enabling more accurate computer simulations, says Alan Arico.

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.

Economics

U.S. Steams Ahead with New Tariffs on Chinese Goods

The Trump administration is moving closer this week to sharply broadening tariffs on Chinese goods even as it begins a new round of talks with China to scrap the protective taxes.

Powertrain

Updated SSC Supercar Targets Speed Record

West Richland, Wash.-based SSC North America says the top speed of its revised Tuatara hypercar will “easily surpass” the current world record for a production car of 278 mph, which was set last year by a Koenigsegg Agera RS.

Americas

Pay Hike Averts VW Strike in Mexico

Volkswagen AG has sidestepped a strike at its giant assembly complex in Puebla, Mexico, with a pay hike and richer benefits, Reuters reports.

Regulatory

Daimler Refutes Diesel Recall Report

Daimler AG refutes a Der Spiegel report that the company faces a recall of 700,000 diesels, asserting that the vehicles are already part of a repair campaign announced in June.

New Product

No Sports Car in Bentley Future

Volkswagen AG’s Bentley unit has no plans to add a sports car as part of its efforts to grow global sales.

Regulatory

VW Plans Global Recall for Ceiling Light Fire Hazard

Volkswagen AG is preparing a global callback of nearly 700,000 of Tiguan crossover vehicles and Touran minivans to fix a ceiling-mounted lighting strip that could cause a fire.

Production

Nissan to Expand Capacity 40% in China

Nissan Motor Co. is readying a $900 million plan to hike production capacity in China 40% by 2021, sources tell Reuters.

EV-Hybrid

Dyson Extends Digital Motor Tech Name to EVs

Household electronics specialist Dyson Ltd. has filed for a trademark in Europe that would extend the company’s “digital motor” terminology to include its planned electric vehicle lineup.

People

Musk Rules Out Shorter Work Hours

Tesla Inc. Elon Musk has rejected a suggestion from media mogul Arianna Huffington that he take a break from his professed 120-hour workweeks for the sake of his health.

Powertrain

Audi Drops Manual Transmissions in U.S.

Audi AG is discontinuing manual transmission options for its A4 sedan and A5 coupe in the U.S., where they are the only two models that offer a stick shift.