Economics

U.S. Car Tariffs Could Cut Sales by 1.8 Million Units

June 22, 2018 at 11:02 AM

The Trump administration’s threat of a 25% tariff on all cars imported to the U.S. will negatively affect all carmakers doing business in the country, according to LMC Automotive.

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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

Sponsored - February 14, 2018 at 6:00 AM

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.

EV-Hybrid

Italy Targets 1 Million EVs in 5 Years

Italy, which has an estimated 5,000 electric cars on the road today, aims to multiply that number to 1 million units by 2022.

Business

Dana Buys 55% of Canadian EV Systems Supplier

Dana Inc. is investing C$165 million ($127 million) to acquire a 55% stake in TM4 Inc.—a Canadian maker of electric motors and other powertrain components for electric vehicles—and form a joint venture with the company.

People

VW May Seek Damages from Ex-CEO Winterkorn for Diesel Scandal

Volkswagen AG is studying whether to seek damages from former CEO Martin Winterkorn and other former management board members for their roles in the company’s diesel emission cheating scandal.

Tech

Ford Takes Pothole Tech to Europe

Ford Motor Co. will begin offering its pothole mitigation system on select European models later this year.

Economics

OPEC Agrees to Modest Hike in Oil Output

Oil producers have agreed to raise their daily output of petroleum by about 1 million barrels in coming months, or about 1% of overall production.

New Product

Chevy Blazer Reborn as Sporty, Front-Drive Crossover

General Motors Co.’s Chevrolet unit is reviving its Blazer nameplate on an all-new midsize crossover that will be launched in early 2019.

Business

VW Group Assigns Brands to Manage Geographic Regions

Volkswagen AG is assigning a lead brand to oversee each of its major geographic regions in a bid to make the company more efficient.

Mobility

Driver in Fatal Uber Crash Was Watching TV

The backup driver of an Uber Technologies Inc. test car operating in self-driving mode was watching a television program on her phone when the car struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz., two months ago.

Economics

Trump’s Latest Tariff Threat: 20% on Cars from EU

President Donald Trump is threatening to impose a 20% tariff on all vehicles assembled in the European Union.

People

Durrer Appointed CEO of Joyson Safety Systems

Joyson Safety Systems Inc., the new owner of Takata Corp.’s airbag operations, has named Guido Durrer as its CEO, effective immediately.