Economics

Report: German Carmakers Favor Dropping EU Tariffs on U.S. Cars

June 20, 2018 at 2:05 PM

Germany’s carmakers support an end to the EU’s 10% import tax on cars if lifting that tariff would end President Donald Trump’s threat to slap a 25% duty on foreign cars, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.

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Dassault Systemes

IAV: Digitizing the Product Development Process

The auto industry’s pursuits of electrification, autonomous driving and next-generation manufacturing are driving a record pace of activity at IAV Automotive Engineering Inc.

Five Ways to Embrace Continuous Learning at a Trade Show

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The educational benefits of trade shows and conferences can be endless, but they require a little extra effort and planning. Here's how to embrace continuous learning and get the most out of your trade show experience.

Regulatory

GM Recalls Corvette ZR1 Supercars with Balky Airbags

General Motors Co. is recalling 500 of its 2019 model, 750-hp Corvette ZR1 sports cars because their airbags may shut down after being subjected to the hard braking and acceleration of racetrack driving.

Tech

JV to Market New Type of In-Vehicle Wireless Charger

India’s Motherson Innovations Co. is launching a joint venture with Bellevue, Wash.-based Ossia Inc. to market the U.S. company’s radio frequency-based wireless charging system for in-vehicle applications.

Business

New Name for VW’s Truck and Bus Business: Traton Group

Volkswagen AG will implement a new name—Traton Group—for its commercial truck and bus operations within the next three months.

Economics

OPEC Near Deal to Raise Oil Output

Oil producers are close to an agreement to raise their collective output by 1 million barrels per day in a bid to stabilize rising petroleum prices.

People

GM Tweaks Job Functions for Ammann, Reuss

General Motors Co. has adjusted the roles of President Dan Ammann and global product development chief Mark Reuss.

Mobility

Uber Aims to Add EV Drivers

Uber Technologies Inc. is launching pilot programs in seven North American cities to help increase the use of electrified vehicles by its drivers.

People

IAC Group Names Gingl as New CEO

Luxembourg-based International Automotive Components Group has installed Manfred Gingl as its CEO, effective immediately.

Facilities

Honda Amps Up Solar Power at California HQ

Honda Motor Co. has begun using a solar energy system to help power its U.S. headquarters complex in Torrance, Calif.

Mobility

Audi, Airbus Team Approved for Flying Car Tests

Audi AG and Airbus SE signed a letter of intent with various German government authorities that would allow the partners to test their Pop.Up Next flying car concept in Ingolstadt.

U.S. Issues New Exemptions to Steel Tariffs

The U.S. has agreed to drop its 25% import tariff on certain steel products imported from five countries, The Japan Times says.