People in Composites: May 2020

IACMI, SAERTEX, SAMPE and Tooling Tech Group announce new hires in the composites industry.


Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup for May 15

Carmakers juggle production, search for funding


Cruise Trims Autonomous Vehicle Staff

The GM affiliate still has a huge cash reserve. But the outlook for robo-taxis is uncertain.


Lotus Aims to Revamp EV Ownership Models

Partnership with British utility promises new charging infrastructure and smart grid tech


Toyota, GM Recognized for Diversity

Leadership involvement and new programs help Toyota move up annual list


Honda Modifies Odyssey for COVID-19 Testing

Plastic partition helps protect drivers transporting people to Detroit test sites


Japan Carmakers Trim Production Plans

Carmakers guess at where and when global sales will revive.

Fuel Cells

Volvo Group, Daimler Team Up on Fuel Cell-Powered Big Rigs

Can trucks save the hydrogen-based technology after a tepid response to fuel cell cars?


Coronavirus Auto Industry Roundup

More carmakers are poised to resume production as financial burden mounts


Honda Furloughs U.S. Salaried Staff

Driven by lack of sales demand, Honda employees will experience two payless weeks off before production resumes


Honda to Make Ventilator Compressors in Ohio

More good works in the fight against the coronavirus


BMW, Marelli Expand Blockchain Parts Management

Deploying blockchain throughout the automotive supply chain process promises to improve parts and transaction tracking, transparency and adherence to standards.


Toyota RAV4 Sales Surpass 10 Million Units

Compact SUV Joins Elite Club, Next Up Plug-In Hybrid Variant


Carmakers Cut Pay for Furloughed U.S. Staffs

Employees invited to apply for local unemployment benefits


New Auto Industry Startup Target for U.S., Canada: Early May

Safety, supply chain, and sales are the big question marks for carmarkers as they consider production startup


Canada Caught in the Middle in CO2 Rules Fight

Current regulations align with tougher standards


A Skeptical View of Tesla

Montana Skeptic appears on this edition of “Autoline After Hours” to throw cold water on Tesla, but unlike the Wicked Witch of the West, it doesn’t melt


General Motors and Honda Collaborate on EVs

Honda will get two EVs built by GM on the GM EV platform with GM batteries by MY 24


Volvo, Veoneer to Split Zenuity Software JV

Veoneer gets ADAS business, Volvo takes autonomous vehicle tech


Production Outlook: A Tough Quarter, Then a Path to Recovery

Carmakers could surpass year-ago output by September


What the Golden State Says About the Market

It has the landscape of several states, the population of several more and a demand for vehicles that may become more of the national norm.


Will Mahle’s F1 Engine Tech Make It To Mass Production?

Jet-ignition system promises 10%-25% improved fuel efficiency and even greater emissions benefits.


GM and Ford Have a Lot of Loyalty

2019 customers show solid support for OEMs with Automotive Loyalty Awards


Ford to Resume Production at 13 Plants in N. America

Ford, and maybe other carmakers, plan April restarts