Reopening NAFTA could revive debate over what makes a car 'American'Tue, 24, Jan 2017
Auto industry officials expect President Donald Trump to urge Canada and Mexico to agree to new tougher "rules of origin" that would require a higher percentage of North American content to be considered tariff free. Under NAFTA, at least 62.5 percent of a passenger car or light truck's net cost must originate in North America -- defined as the United States, Canada and Mexico -- to avoid tariffs.
Unifor labor deals leave unanswered questionsSat, 12, Nov 2016
VW says 6 plants hit by production stoppagesMon, 22, Aug 2016
Tapping the brakes on automationMon, 15, Aug 2016
VW sees mobile robots on future assembly linesThu, 26, May 2016
Honda touts radical assembly line makeoverFri, 06, May 2016
Honda, in its quest for manufacturing efficiency, has turned the traditional assembly line model on its head. A new approach launched in Thailand in March has a team of workers follow the car down the line, with the workers and vehicle sitting on disc-shaped platforms like frogs floating on a lily pad.
Quake fallout leads GM to idle four plantsMon, 25, Apr 2016
Elio Motors sets up suburban Detroit center to assemble test vehiclesWed, 20, Apr 2016
Apple sets up lab in Germany to help develop iCar, paper saysWed, 20, Apr 2016
Will Ford prove Trump right after all?Mon, 15, Feb 2016
As it turns out, Donald Trump was right about Ford Motor Co. Sort of.
Last year, Trump criticized Ford for announcing a new assembly plant in Mexico that would shift production away from the U.S. It hadn't -- and Ford CEO Mark Fields fired back.