Donald Trump orders GM to manufacture ventilators | Car News

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Last Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump ordered General Motors (GM) to manufacture respirators for coronavirus patients under the Defense Protection Act (DPA). This law gives the president enormous powers over the industry, such as dictating how big companies should contribute in order to meet critical needs. During the week the president had declined to issue the directive, arguing that companies, including GM, had come forward to manufacture the necessary equipment required by stakeholders.

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Mexico auto lobby urges government to keep border open for business

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The Mexican Automotive Industry Association (AMIA) on Monday urged the government to keep goods flowing across the U.S.-Mexico border despite the coronavirus outbreak in a bid to help automakers weather the crisis. In a statement, AMIA also asked for regional content rules under a new North American trade agreement not to […]

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Marangoni makes contingency plans to service European customers

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ROVERETO, Italy—With Italy in lockdown due to COVID-19, Marangoni Retreading Systems will rely on operations in Germany to continue servicing customers.

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OE Tire Brands Finding Right Balance, J.D. Power Says

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Overall customer satisfaction with original equipment (OE) tires reaches an all-time high in 2020, as tire manufacturers have found the right balance of performance characteristics — without making sacrifices that jeopardize the customer experience. That’s according to the J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Original Equipment Tire Customer Satisfaction Study, just released.

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New President of Continental North America Appointed

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Robert (Bob) Lee will take over as the new president of Continental North America.

He succeeds Jeff Klei, who will retire after serving more than 30 years in the industry. Lee will be responsible for leading customer, governmental and other external relationships across the region.

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Movin’On World Summit on Sustainable Mobility Cancelled

Faced with this unprecedented global health crisis, the main priority of the Movin’On team is to protect the health of our employees, our ecosystem partners and our participants. This is why we have decided to cancel the Movin’On World Summit, which was planned to take place in Montreal.

Florent Menegaux, President of the Michelin Group, and Honorary President of Movin’On

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USMCA rush amid pandemic adds to concern

Reports that the Trump administration was considering a June 1 start date have stirred concern among auto makers, parts suppliers and trade groups that say the deadline, which they say is premature, could disrupt a smooth transition from NAFTA to the new trade deal, especially as the outbreak worsens.

 

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Bosch develops new virus test that shortens wait to 2.5 hours

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Auto supplier Robert Bosch GmbH said its healthcare affiiate developed a test that can diagnose COVID-19 in less than 2.5 hours and might help efforts to fight the coronavirus outbreak. “Infected patients can be identified and isolated faster,” Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner . Patients typically must wait one or two days for test results. The ability to test for COVID-19 is seen as a key variable in restricting its spread.

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Suspension of operational activities “will undoubtedly have severe, long-lasting reverberations for our industry”

Brussels – The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers Association has called for support measures to mitigate the increasingly severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Europe’s tire industry.

Health concerns, supply shortages, low demand and government restrictions have led many ETRMA member companies to announce temporary closures of their European manufacturing facilities.

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Giti’s U.S. operations on line; company monitoring situation

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Giti Tire (USA) Ltd. is continuing to operate its factory in South Carolina and its U.S. distribution centers without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic but is prepared to make “necessary adjustments as needed in a timely manner.”

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