Economics

U.S.-Canada NAFTA Talks Stall Again

September 21, 2018 at 1:12 AM

Top-level negotiators have again failed to reach accord about including Canada in an updated North American Free Trade Agreement.

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Dassault Systemes

YFAI’s “Smart” Interior Surfaces

The next big thing in automotive interiors will be aesthetic surfaces that can double as functional controls, says Nathan Bowen at Yanfeng Automotive Interior Systems Co.

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.

Production

VW Mulls New Production Cuts at Russelsheim Plant

Volkswagen AG, which cut hourly output at its auto plant in Russelsheim, Germany last month to 42 vehicles, may soon lower the rate to 35 units, Reuters says.

Economics

U.S.-Canada NAFTA Talks Stall Again

Top-level negotiators have again failed to reach accord about including Canada in an updated North American Free Trade Agreement.

People

Report: Tesla’s Global Supply Chief Quits

Liam O’Connor, who has managed Tesla Inc.’s global supply chain for three years, has quit, sources tell Bloomberg News.

Sales

Tesla Model 3 Earns 5-Star U.S. Crash Rating

Tesla Inc.’s Model 3 electric sedan has won top ratings for all five crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Regulatory

Nissan Recalls 234,900 Vehicles for Brake Defect

Nissan Motor Co. is preparing to call back 234,900 of its late-model cars and crossovers in the U.S. and Canada to fix an antilock brake system pump flaw that could cause a fire.

People

Ford Financial Guru to Retire

Neil Schloss, a long-time financial executive at Ford Motor Co., plans to retire at the end of the year. He most recently was CFO for Ford’s mobility unit.

Tech

Peugeot Unveils Retro-Styled Electric Coupe

PSA Group’s Peugeot unit’s e-Legend concept car combines an all-electronic powertrain and automated driving features with retro styling.

Mobility

Renault Shows Autonomous Delivery Pods

Renault SA demonstrated its EZ-Pro autonomous vehicle concept at this week’s IAA commercial vehicle show in Hannover, Germany.    

Business

VW Denies U.S. Ambassador’s Role in Decision to Exit Iran

Volkswagen AG disputes the claim by U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell that he led negotiations to convince the company to stop doing business in Iran.

Sales

Mercedes Extends Sales Lead in India’s Luxury-Car Market

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz brand hiked sales in India by 12% to 8,100 units in the first half of 2018.