An ad hoc group representing the U.S. and Canadian auto industries is scrambling to create a report for the Trump administration about how interconnected the two countries are, Bloomberg News reports.
A major fire at a materials plant in Most, Czech Republic, has shut down the auto industry’s sole source of a polyurethane material used to coat such interior surfaces as door panels and instrument panels.
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One of the things that the tech companies that are entering the automotive space as though they are like the prospectors who came rolling into California back in the mid-19th century (“Thar’s gold in them there cars!”) perhaps don’t understand clearly is that the auto companies are very, very, very cost sensitive.
General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobile assembly plants in Ontario face disruption after Canada’s Unifor union struck a factory in Windsor that supplies them with seats and molded seat foam.
#GeneralMotors #Chrysler #Magna
Kicking off the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) at Cobo Center in Detroit in January will be a four-day event called AutoMobili-D that highlights the latest advances in connected and self-driving cars.
#ZF #Magna #GeneralMotors