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Marketing malarkey or genuine technological advance? Goodyear during the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show teased its EfficientGrip Performance with Electric Drive Technology (sic), a prototype tire for the growing electric vehicle market that will be on the road by 2019 … Continue reading
The Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) of 2008 and other desperate actions let the Department of the Treasury promote stability in financial markets through the purchase and guarantee of “troubled assets.” It was a latter part of the Emergency Economic … Continue reading
In AutoInformed’s view this appears to be Toyota’s attempt to prop up an ailing Mazda along with the politically convenient claim about creating jobs under nit-twit Trump who wants to bring jobs back to the U.S. If these are new jobs, how are they being brought back? Continue reading
Trump Tantrum on Trade Kills Jobs, Distracts from Expanding Russian Collusion Investigations and Criminal Indictments
The impact on automotive and parts production will be significant, but the magnitude of the action is not yet known. Continue reading
Recycling has become a normal part of everyday life for almost all Americans. Though the concept of recycling has been present for millennia, the modern recycling movement was really accelerated in the 1970s. Continue reading
A real victory starting in 2016 came from the work of the Union of Concerned Scientists. (Trump of course wants to ban the word and work of “science” because of its relentless search for the truth that in personal practice Trump has banned as a guiding principle for the largest democracy in the world.) Continue reading
“Anti-worker politicians have made no secret that they will next try to cut Medicare, Social Security, and, Medicaid. UAW members and retirees will remember those who fought for them and those who did not.” Continue reading
Hoping to boost the stock price no doubt, Daimler on Christmas Eve is saying there will be a significant increase of Group Net Income as a result of Trump’s welfare for the wealthy plan. The law rushed through without public … Continue reading
“As you are aware (debatable, if not refutable – editor), our country was founded on the principal that hard working Americans have a standard set of protections afforded to them by law, and that all reasonable efforts will be made to keep people employed who have a desire and ability to work… Continue reading
There are three main options if the NAFTA negotiators do not reach a new agreement: the parties could continue to negotiate, knowing that there would be limited time to get the agreement approved in all three countries; the three countries could agree to continue trading under the existing agreement; or one or more parties could withdraw from NAFTA, effectively terminating the agreement. Continue reading
It’s time for Ford to reorganize yet again. This time around it’s as radical a turnaround plan as ever seen in Dearborn with Ford essentially ceding the car market to other major auto makers and reallocating the $7 billion saved to bets – with wildly uncertain odds – in the connected car and autonomous car areas, as well as the newly emerging interactive road system. Continue reading
Globally, DENSO claims to be a leading developer of electrification systems for automobiles, tasks involved in vehicle safety and security, and newer areas that connect vehicles and society. These systems will play a crucial role in meeting increasing electric vehicle demand, says DENSO. Continue reading
“If you want to see what a NAFTA-caused race to the bottom looks like, go to Ingersoll, Ontario,” said Jerry Dias, National President of Unifor. “In that picturesque town west of Toronto, workers at the CAMI automotive plant are on strike over a reasonable proposal that their employer, General Motors of Canada, refuses to accept. – enhanced job security language.” Continue reading
A revised Transit Connect could be one program because of Mahindra’s prominent role in the previous one that occurred when perennial loss-making Ford Europe was cash-strapped. Highly likely are utility and battery electric vehicles. Continue reading
The number enrolled in high school remained steady between 2011 and 2016 – good on the face of it, but a problem for the skilled trades – including automotive, since many high schools have dropped vocational training, emphasizing health care or college prep instead of industrial vocations. As a result, manufacturing companies are instituting German- style apprenticeship programs.