Managing Automotive

News, knowledge, and insights for the automotive industry.

Managing Automotive
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UAW sets up organizing committee at Tesla Fremont factory

UAW sets up organizing committee at Tesla's Fremont factory.

[AutoBlogGreen]

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U.S./Canada Border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in partnership with Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) concluded a five month pilot test of cargo pre-inspection that may speed border procedures for NA auto and auto parts producers. The truck cargo pre-inspection pilot began on June 18, 2013 at the Pacific Highway crossing adjacent to Surrey, British Columbia (BC). 

Read more at U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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A first strike on dealer reserve

The 3-year-old Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the U.S. Department of Justice last week announced a $98 million settlement with Ally Financial Inc. to resolve claims that Ally's method of compensating dealers had resulted in loans with higher interest rates for minority buyers.

[Automotive News]

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Ally, U.S. reach $98M settlement over lending bias

Auto lender Ally Financial Inc. has agreed to pay $98 million to resolve claims that its manner of paying dealers for arranging contracts led minority car buyers into car loans with higher interest rates.

[Automotive News]

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NHTSA to roll out smart car plans

The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says he expects to announce in coming days the agency’s plans on vehicle-to-vehicle communications and advanced braking systems.

[The Detroit News]

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Database tracks parts through auto supply chain

Automotive Industry Action Group is announcing the launch of a new Web-based database for identifying the physical movement of finished goods, parts and materials through the automotive supply chain.

[Crain's Detroit Business]

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Managing Automotive

The latest issue of Managing Automotive is out!

Managing Automotive is an email and online publication offering insights and industry interests for the automotive industry.

Rundown of the latest happenings in the automotive industry after the jump.

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NHTSA chief David Strickland to step down

David Strickland, the administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is leaving the agency. 

[Detroit Free Press]

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Fuel Economy of New Vehicles Sets Record High

The EPA issued its annual report that tracks the average fuel economy of vehicles sold in the United States. Read the report here:

[U.S. Environmental Protection Agency]

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General Motors names Barra as first female CEO at major automaker

General Motors global product chief Mary Barra has been named the new CEO.

[USA Today]

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