Economics

US. Trade Chief Predicts Quick Solution on NAFTA Update

June 20, 2019 at 12:00 AM

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says he can easily resolve concerns Democrats have over the proposed successor to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

GHSP: from Metal Stamping to Electronic Controls

Michigan-based GHSP Inc. started a century ago as a metal stamping company. Today, it’s a full-fledged electronic controls supplier.

Regulatory

Florida Okays Autonomous Vehicles with No Drivers

June 14, 2019 at 4:47 AM

Florida has enacted a law that allows fully autonomous vehicles to be operated on public roads with no human driver on board.

Economics

Trump, Trudeau to Discuss Trade Pact Next Week

June 14, 2019 at 4:25 AM

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with President Donald Trump on June 20 to discuss ratifying their countries’ updated trade deal with Mexico.

Sales

Growth in Car Sales Slows to 4% in Thailand

June 14, 2019 at 3:50 AM

Growth in new-car sales in Thailand slowed to 4% (88,100 units) in May, the Federation of Thai Industries reports.

EV-Hybrid

FCA Partners with Two European Utilities on EV Charging

June 14, 2019 at 3:26 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has signed deals with multinational electric utilities Enel in Italy and Engie in France to set up charging stations for electric vehicles across Europe.

Finance

VW Targets €1.9 Billion in Traton Truck IPO

June 14, 2019 at 3:02 AM

Volkswagen AG says it hopes to raise nearly €1.9 billion ($2.1 billion) by selling 10% of its Traton AG commercial truck unit in an initial public offering that begins on Monday.

New Product

Vietnam Launches Its First Domestic Car

June 14, 2019 at 2:25 AM

Vietnam’s Vingroup conglomerate has begun production of the country’s first domestically produced auto brand, VinFast.

Sales

SAIC’s Sales Plunge 16% in China

June 13, 2019 at 5:50 PM

China’s SIAC Motor Corp. reports its retail sales shrank 16% to 480,900 units last month.

Labor

UAW Vote at VW's Chattanooga Plant Wraps Up on Friday

June 13, 2019 at 5:06 PM

Hourly workers at Volkswagen AG’s assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., will finish a vote on Friday about allowing the United Auto Workers union to represent them.

Tech

Toyota Readies Automated Features for Forgetful Motorists

June 13, 2019 at 4:06 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. has developed two technologies to help motorists who forget to put their vehicle in park and turn the ignition off when they’re done driving.

Mobility

Uber Debuts “Qute”-based Ride-Hailing Service in India

June 13, 2019 at 1:18 PM

Uber Technologies Inc. has launched a low-priced ride-hailing service in Bengaluru, India, that uses tiny vehicles touted as “greener” than cars and more comfortable than three-wheel rickshaws.

New Product

Report: Lexus LC Convertible to be Unveiled in July

June 13, 2019 at 8:46 AM

Toyota's Lexus luxury unit reportedly will unveil a convertible version of its LC coupe at next month's Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K.

Mobility

Next-Gen Renault Zoe Built for Sharing

June 13, 2019 at 7:31 AM

Renault SA plans to offer built-in car-sharing software in its next-generation Zoe supermini electric car, which is due to bow early next decade.