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Martinrea opens tech center in Michigan, moves jobs from Toronto

Martinrea CEO Pat D'Eramo says the auto industry is "getting sexy again." Photo credit: Alexa St. John AUBURN HILLS -- Canadian auto supplier Martinrea International launched its $26 million technical center in suburban Detroit last week, a move that promises to bring its auto-making customers more r&d and other services for fluid management

By | 2018-05-23T01:54:17+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Automotive News|0 Comments

EU hunts for ways to avoid U.S. steel, aluminum tariffs

A worker passes stacks of aluminum ingots following manufacture inside the Trimet Aluminium SE plant in Essen, Germany. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg Photo credit: Bloomberg BRUSSELS -- The European Union scrambled to come up with a strategy to avoid U.S. tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum, signaling a readiness to accept American import quotas

By | 2018-05-23T00:46:36+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Automotive News|0 Comments

Tesla’s Musk admits Model 3 braking issue, promises fix

UPDATED: 5/22/18 4:18 pm ET - adds CR statement, details Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk admitted late Monday there was a braking issue with the Model 3 sedan, pointed out by Consumer Reports, and said it can be fixed with a firmware update that the electric car maker will roll out in a few days.

By | 2018-05-22T23:43:18+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Automotive News|0 Comments

Fear of autonomous cars rises after high-profile fatalities, AAA survey finds

The Uber vehicle involved in a fatal pedestrian collision in March Consumer trust in self-driving cars has plummeted following high-profile roadway fatalities, with almost three-quarters of Americans now saying they are too afraid to ride in an autonomous vehicle, according to a new survey. The survey by AAA shows faith in autonomous vehicles

By | 2018-05-22T20:38:52+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Automotive News|0 Comments

BMW, Toyota, Ford at odds with S. Africa over production boost plan

BMW has invested more than $470 million in South Africa. JOHANNESBURG -- South Africa is at odds with several automakers including Toyota Motor, Ford Motor and BMW over its plans for them to more than double their output in return for generous tax breaks. With talks underway, the two parties disagree on a

By | 2018-05-22T22:40:55+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Automotive News|0 Comments

Automakers to White House: Climate change is real

A joint proposal for revised light-vehicle mileage targets from the EPA and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is still in the works and could be released by late May or early June. Photo credit: DAVID PHILLIPS WASHINGTON -- Automakers urged the White House to cooperate with California officials in a coming rewrite of

By | 2018-05-22T09:22:02+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Automotive News|0 Comments

Intel Mobileye car ignores red light in self-driving test

A Mobileye autonomous driving test vehicle, at the company's headquarters in Jerusalem, on May 15, 2018. Photo credit: REUTERS Last week, Mobileye, the Intel-owned manufacturer of driver-assistance systems, announced it would compete in the race to create a fully driverless car, unveiling a fleet of prototype vehicles in Jerusalem that navigate city streets

By | 2018-05-22T08:21:02+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Categories: Automotive News|0 Comments

In Illinois, Tesla-like dreams for an EV startup, former Mitsubishi factory

RJ Scaringe is CEO of Rivian Automotive, which paid $16 million for a former Mitsubishi Motors assembly plant and its equipment in Illinois. The factory is being converted to produce EVs. Photo credit: RIVIAN AUTOMOTIVE RJ Scaringe isn't the first entrepreneur to start a company straight out of school. What's unusual is the

By | 2018-05-22T04:15:23+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Categories: Automotive News|0 Comments