Changes involve robotics and sensors to decrease physical stress on assembly-line workers.
Purchasing managers’ survey shows companies increasingly risk averse and eager to reduce overheads.
Ghosn and another board member Greg Kelly were formally charged last week with falsifying financial reports.
Japanese media and some analysts have raised the possibility that the charges against Carlos Ghosn were engineered to sideline him.
Ghosn and fellow Nissan executive Greg Kelly were charged Dec. 10.
The company’s board of directors voted unanimously to dismiss Ghosn as chairman and as a representative director.
Allegations also concern a representative director, unreported income combined is $44 million.
NHTSA investigators found more consumer complaints about airbag and brake problems.
Goal is kakushin over kaizen, to deliver change that’s a multiple of the previous.
Settlement would pay for a new outreach program to ensure Takata air bags are removed from 4.4 million affected Nissan vehicles.
Union alleges Nissan broke federal labour law and intimidated workers into voting “no.”
Nissan management opposes a union, although it says workers are free to choose whether they’d like to be represented or not.
Pro-union campaign seeks to link support with civil rights for African-Americans.
Of major automakers, only Hyundai and Volkswagen reported increases.
The region of Lanaudiere, north of Montreal, has the highest per capita electric car ownership in Quebec.