BUSINESS

Labor

China and U.S. Manufacturing Job Losses

The EPI finds there have been millions of people put out of work in the U.S. due to competition with China—most in manufacturing
#Buick

Business

Dance, Dance, Dance: Elon Musk’s Remarkable Performance

As bizarre as some of his behavior is, there is absolutely no question that Musk has had a positive, transformative effect on the auto industry.
#Tesla #Apple #Byton

Interiors & Electronics

IBM, Daimler, Qubits & Better Batteries

Superposition, entanglement and why auto needs tech companies to help drive their capabilities forward
#IBM #Daimler

How To Thrive in the Automotive Downturn

As global markets start to slow, automotive companies must realize that technology disruption makes this downturn fundamentally different – and thriving requires a new approach.

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Putting Material in Its Place

Shedding weight to make cars more efficient is complicated by the economic advantages of using as many of the same components as possible in multiple models, says Altair Engineering’s Richard Yen.

Eaton’s eMobility Unit Targets Fast Growth

Eaton Corp.’s year-old eMobility business aims to hike annual sales of electrification products from $350 million in 2019 to $2 billion-$4 billion by 2030, says Scott Adams, who heads the unit’s sales and product strategy.

Global Sales to Fall 3% This Year

Global light-vehicle sales will decline 3% this year to 92.1 million units amid ongoing trade tensions and other lingering concerns and uncertainties, says Jeff Schuster, president of global vehicle forecasting for LMC Automotive.

Mobility

Magna Scales Back Autonomy Partnership with Lyft

Refocuses efforts on ADAS and semi-autonomous tech
#tech #Magna

Sales

Genesis GV80 Reveal: 4 Takeaways

Hyundai’s luxury marque’s first crossover hits the mark on styling and tech. Will it sell?
#asia #tech #Bugatti

Business

GM Ready to Sell India Plant

General Motors is shutting down operations in India by selling its last plant there to Chinese carmaker Great Wall Motor.
#asia #GreatWallMotors #SAIC

Propulsion

Owners Claim Tesla EVs May Accelerate Unexpectedly

Are Tesla electric cars spontaneously zooming off on their own?
#Toyota #Tesla #recalls

Propulsion

FCA to Partner with Chinese iPhone Supplier on EVs

Proposed deal could help FCA in two big ways  
#asia #Chrysler #Fiat

Sales

Magna Scales Back Autonomy Partnership with Lyft

Refocuses efforts on ADAS and semi-autonomous tech
#tech #Magna

Mobility

Kia's Big Plans for EVs, Advanced Mobility

Targets annual sales of 500,000 with a 6.6% EV market share by 2026
#asia #Kia #Hyundai

Business

Ghosn Unloads

Fugitive auto executive Carlos Ghosn used a lengthy press conference in Beirut earlier today to reiterate claims of innocence and mistreatment by prosecutors in Japan.
#asia #people #Renault

Sales

U.S. Car Sales Stay Above 17 Million Again

Carmakers have for the first time topped 17 million car and light-truck sales for five years in a row. They surpassed 17 million units only twice before: in 2000 and 2001.
#Honda #Toyota #Subaru

Production

Car Output in Germany Slumps to 23-Year Low

Germany’s auto industry, which depends heavily on exports, is in trouble.
#europe #Carbon

Car/Ride Sharing

Michigan's PlanetM Mobility Outreach

Michigan is promoting mobility development through its PlanetM initiative. Trevor Pawl, who heads business development for the initiative, explains.