Regulatory

White House Finalizing Proposed Fuel Economy Freeze

July 20, 2018 at 12:29 AM

The Trump administration may announce a plan that would freeze U.S. emission standards at 2020 levels as early as next week, according to media reports.

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Dassault Systemes

Honda’s Laser-Welded, Hot-Stamped Door System

Honda and steelmaker ArcelorMittal have been developing advanced techniques to weld varying types and thicknesses of steel into sheets, then hot-stamp them into the structural “rings” that frame the outer and inner parts of a vehicle’s door.

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.

Regulatory

Merkel: Germany Will Make Diesel Retrofit Decision by October

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the government will decide before the end of September whether to order carmakers to retrofit diesel cars with catalytic converters.

Business

Kia Extends Partnership with SiriusXM

Kia Motors Corp. and SiriusXM Holdings Inc. have extended their partnership for another five years through 2023-model vehicles.

Economics

Trump Poised to Add Tariffs for All Chinese Imports

President Donald Trump says he is ready to impose protective U.S. tariffs on virtually all goods from China.

Tech

Researchers Target Fast-Charging Quantum Batteries

The University of Adelaide in Australia plans to build the world’s first quantum battery, which researchers say would enable super-fast recharging.

Tech

BMW Touts Computer Tomography Development Tool

BMW AG has begun using computer tomography (CT) in prototype development, production and analysis, which the company describes as an industry first.

Business

VW Gains Right to Take Control of China Joint Ventures

Volkswagen AG, like BMW AG, has been given the right to acquire a controlling stake in its Chinese joint ventures ahead of all other foreign carmakers, Automotive News China notes.

Powertrain

Ferrari Developing 4-Cylinder Performance Engine

Ferrari SpA has filed a patent application in Europe for an advanced 4-cylinder engine with an electrically operated turbocharger.

New Product

Nissan Readies Leaf Hot Hatch for Japan

Nissan Motor Co. says it will launch a Nismo performance variant of its Leaf electric car later this year in Japan.

Business

French Engineering Firm Buys Plastics Processing Company

Engineering specialist Segula Technologies SA has acquired Activetech, a plastics processing company for interior and electronic components.

Legal

Kobe Steel Indicted for Decades of Falsified Quality Data

Kobe Steel Ltd. has been indicted in Tokyo on charges of falsifying quality reports on its metal products for decades.