Economics

Proposed U.S. Auto Import Tariffs Rile Carmakers Worldwide

May 24, 2018 at 4:00 PM

The Trump administration’s threat to tax imported cars by as much as 25% has produced instant alarm among carmakers everywhere.

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Dassault Systemes

Electrification at AAM

American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. has expanded well beyond its roots as a supplier of rear axles for pickup trucks and SUVs.

Prototyping Materials and Processes for Automotive Lightweighting

Sponsored - April 01, 2018 at 12:30 AM

Material selection is the key factor for making vehicles lighter. Here’s a quick look at the best options that also lend themselves to quick-turn, fully functional prototypes.

Regulatory

Defiant California Vows Court Battle Over Emission Rules

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown tells Bloomberg News the state will fight the Trump administration’s efforts to freeze emission limits in 2020 for “longer than Trump has in office” if necessary.

EV-Hybrid

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Plans Joint EV Platform

The alliance between Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors plans to introduce a common platform by 2020 to carry electric vehicles marketed by all three brands, The Nikkei says.

People

Musk Rants About Tesla Media Coverage, Labor Unions

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk used a series of tweets earlier this week to strike out at critics.

Economics

Proposed U.S. Auto Import Tariffs Rile Carmakers Worldwide

The Trump administration’s threat to tax imported cars by as much as 25% has produced instant alarm among carmakers everywhere.

Mobility

Toyota Teams with Turing Institute on Smart Cities

Toyota Motor Corp. is partnering with the U.K.’s Alan Turing Institute to use artificial intelligence to better coordinate and improve urban transportation.  

Tech

F-150 Raptor Gets Performance Shocks, Off-Road Tech

Ford Motor Co. has added several performance features and other upgrades to the F-150 Raptor pickup truck.

Regulatory

Mercedes Ordered to Recall Diesel Vans with Illegal Emission Controls

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit has been ordered to recall Vito vans equipped with 1.6-liter diesel engines because two of the engine’s emission controls violate regulations.

Mobility

NTSB Confirms Uber Self-Driving System Failure in Fatal Crash

The autonomous driving system in an Uber test car failed to identify a pedestrian or brake to avoid striking and killing her in Arizona two months ago, says the National Transportation Safety Board.

Tech

Ohio State Students Win EcoCar Challenge Again

A student team from Ohio State University has won this year’s phase of the EcoCar 3 competition, giving the university a sweep of the four-year program.

Facilities

Ford Opens Detroit HQ for EV, Self-Driving Car Operations

Ford Motor Co. has refurbished a former factory in Detroit’s historic Corktown district and is making the 45,000 sq-ft building the global headquarters for its electrification and self-driving vehicle businesses.