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GM recalls large pickups for problems with block heater cords
May 6, 2019 by Renee Montague

GM plans to pull 368,000 of its large pickup trucks off the road over concerns of potential short circuits that could lead to fire. So far, there have been 19 reports of fires caused by engine block heater cords, none

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Under new ownership, Johnson Controls to rebrand as Clarios
May 6, 2019 by Renee Montague

After over 130 years in business, Johnson Controls, the world’s largest manufacturer of automotive batteries is being relaunched as Clarios. The rebranding comes six months after being bought by Brookfield Business Partners, an asset manager that focuses on real estate, infrastructure, renewable

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Reman Day educates the public, celebrates an industry
May 2, 2019 by Renee Montague

It was an added bonus to an already exciting day for the Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC) when the U.S. House of Representatives officially signed a resolution establishing Apr. 11, 2019 as Reman Day. Last year the council organized its first

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Tesla gears up for fully self driving cars amid skepticism
April 26, 2019 by Michael Liedtke And Tom Krisher, The Associated Press

Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears poised to transform the company’s electric cars into driverless vehicles in a risky bid to realize a bold vision that he has been floating for years. The technology required to make that quantum leap is

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Volvo’s European models to warn each other of hazards
April 22, 2019 by Adam Malik

Volvo Cars is introducing connected safety technologies to its vehicles in Europe. As the evolution of the connected car continues to grow, the technology from Volvo will allow its vehicles to communicate with each other and alert drivers of slippery

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Electric car makers woo Chinese buyers with range, features
April 17, 2019 by Joe McDonald, The Associated Press

Automakers showcased electric SUVs and sedans with longer range and luxury features Tuesday at the Shanghai auto show, wooing Chinese buyers as Beijing slashes subsidies that helped to launch the industry. Two of China’s biggest state-owned automakers unveiled models they

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Former Volkswagen CEO charged with fraud in Germany
April 16, 2019 by David McHugh, The Associated Press

German prosecutors charged former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others with fraud in the emissions cheating scandal that has helped turn many Europeans against diesel engines and accelerated the push toward electric cars. Prosecutors said Monday that Winterkorn knew

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Tariff waffling hurting suppliers, Vision Conference hears
April 12, 2019 by Adam Malik

End the guessing game and bring back certainty, panel says

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Close the border? MEMA, Auto Care say no way
April 8, 2019 by Adam Malik

Two of the automotive aftermarket’s largest groups are demanding that the United States-Mexico border stay open. The missive follows threats from U.S. President Donald Trump that his government would shut down the border over supposed border security. Trump claimed Mexico

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Denso expands North American operations
March 21, 2019 by Adam Malik

Denso is investing nearly $10 million in a new distribution centre in Indiana to boost its offerings in North America. With 50 full-time jobs being added thanks to the new hub in Jefferson, Ind., it will be fully operational this

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Aftermarket women gather in New Orleans
March 19, 2019 by Adam Malik

Women in Auto Care held its latest Winter Leadership Conference with 138 attendees. Held over two days at Le Meridien New Orleans, women from across the aftermarket listened to keynote speeches on topics of leadership styles, avoiding burnout, self-coaching and

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Regulators charge VW, ex-CEO with defrauding investors
March 18, 2019 by The Associated Press

U.S. regulators charged Volkswagen and former CEO Martin Winterkorn with defrauding investors during its massive diesel emissions scandal. The charges from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission come two years after the German automaker settled with the U.S. over criminal