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News Automotive Manufacturing General
March 19, 2020  

Automakers shut North American plants over coronavirus fears

Most said they’ll have to evaluate the spread of the virus before reopening.

News Automotive General
March 18, 2020  

Detroit 3, UAW agree on virus measures to keep plants running

Partial closure of plants, deep cleaning and longer periods between shift enacted to protect employees.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
March 18, 2020  

Unifor, FCA, Ford, GM form virus task force to protect employees

Measures in place and in continuous communication at the national and plant levels.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
March 17, 2020  

Automakers dodged parts shortage, but COVID-19 poses new threat

Falling sales and sickened factory workers and the threat of recession as the virus spreads through the US and Europe.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
October 29, 2019  

Automakers side with Trump in legal fight with California

They want one national program with achievable standards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General
July 26, 2018  

Tariffs force some automakers to dim earnings outlook

Significant increases in commodity costs blamed for GM’s expected lower profits.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
July 23, 2018  

Fiat Chrysler is shaken without visionary CEO behind wheel

Marchionne steps down early because of severe health problems. Jeep executive Mike Manley is taking over.

News Automotive General
July 12, 2018  

Hyundai Motor union warns auto tariffs could hurt US jobs

20,000 jobs at a Hyundai factory in Alabama are at stake.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General
May 23, 2018  

Trump predicts auto workers will be ‘very happy’ with NAFTA

Disses Mexico and Canada as “very difficult to deal with” during the negotiations.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
May 3, 2017  

US auto sales tumble in what could be first annual drop since 2009

Of major automakers, only Hyundai and Volkswagen reported increases.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General
April 17, 2017  

China car dilemma: Beijing wants electric, buyers want SUVs

Beijing wants electric cars to make up 8% of every brand’s production as soon as next year.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
July 19, 2016  

Self-driving cars have pitfall: the human brain

People have trouble focusing on boring tasks like monitoring systems that rarely fail.

News Automotive Energy Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
June 21, 2016  

Automakers, governments tackling electric car range anxiety

Efforts to extend recharging networks along highways and elsewhere a big psychological boost.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Technology
May 17, 2016  

Sensing a threat, Detroit’s automakers embrace mobility

Automakers are reinventing themselves as mobility firms due to pressure from agile tech firms like Apple and Uber.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General
March 18, 2016  

Automakers to put automatic braking in cars by 2022

Voluntary agreement with 20 car manufacturers will deliver safety feature faster.