Canada, Mexico laud progress at NAFTA talks

The United States, Canada and Mexico are looking at a retooled trade pact that would require North American-built light vehicles contain content that is roughly 75 percent sourced in the three countries, up from 62.5 percent now.


Toyota powertrain boss feeling the pressure

Hirohisa Kishi says he's tackling one of his biggest challenges yet — how to keep internal combustion engines competitive in the age of electric vehicles.

Nexteer maps large-scale shift to steer-by-wire

Nexteer Automotive's new suite of autonomous-driving technologies promotes steer-by-wire in various applications. Jeff Zuraski, executive director for Nexteer, spoke with News Editor Lindsay Chappell about the outlook.

New CAFE targets won't slow pace on engine r&d

The Trump administration may be intent on lowering fuel economy standards for 2022-2025 model year vehicles, but automakers said last week that it won't slow the pace of their research and development to make internal combustion engines more efficient.

Mapmaker TomTom evolves for self-driving future

Self-driving cars may not be on the road anytime soon, but that isn't stopping Dutch navigation device maker TomTom from investing in high-definition maps needed when autonomous driving becomes the norm.

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Diesels may not be done just yet

It is noteworthy that at the Geneva auto show, VW CEO Matthias Mueller predicted the diesel’s “renaissance” and Mercedes exhibited a preproduction plug-in hybrid version of its OM 654 diesel engine, part of a more than $3 billion investment in a new engine family.

Toyota partnership keeps STEM growing

Toyota Motor North America will arrange for all eighth-grade students in the Detroit Public Schools Community District to visit the Michigan Science Center for free.

Reality check for suppliers of robocar technology

Their response has been both a frank acknowledgment that many systems aren't ready for widespread deployment, and rising concern that similar testing failures could undermine the progress that has been achieved.

FordPass SmartLink rolls out after delay

After a one-year delay, Ford Motor Co. has begun to offer a plug-in device that lets owners of older Fords use their smartphone to start, lock and unlock the vehicle, as well as other functions.


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