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  • Goodyear's design team has developed an exclusive tire with a special ultra-performance rubber compound for the Ford Mustang GT500KR. With the car equipped with a Ford Racing Power Upgrade Package, this "King of the Road" Mustang generates an estimat
  • Hughes Telematics, Inc., and Polaris Acquisition Corp. have signed a definitive merger agreement in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $700 million.
  • DENSO Corporation recently announced that it has begun testing industrial heat pump air conditioners using biodiesel fuel at DENSO headquarters in Kariya, Aichi, Japan.
  • Lincoln?s 2009 MKS, a new luxury sedan set to hit dealer showrooms this summer, will be riding on Goodyear tires as it makes its debut. The company has been chosen to supply the standard tire fitment for the new model, providing Assurance ComforTred
  • Ze'ev Drori, CEO of Tesla Motors, and Gov. Schwarzenegger recently held a press conference to unveil a 4-door, 5-passenger sedan, which will be manufactured at a facility in California.
  • Toyota Motor Corp. plans to install solar panels on its next-generation Prius hybrid cars, becoming the first major automaker to use solar power for a vehicle, according to media reports. If successful, the solar panels will add an entirely new dimen
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing is sharing some of its trade secrets used to recruit, select and retain employees at ?Building a World-Class Workforce the Toyota Way: A Look Inside the Toyota Culture.? The complimentary breakfast presentation and business
  • HUGHES Telematics has entered into an exclusive partnership with Intrado Inc., of Longmont, Colo. Intrado provides the core of North America?s 9-1-1 infrastructure, and the agreement will integrate telematics in many of today's vehicles
  • Toyota is bringing its nationwide "Highway to the Future: Mobile Hybrid Experience" tour to Hybridfest 2008 in Madison, Wis., on July 19-20th as part of the Dane County Fair. The tour is designed to provide consumers with a firsthand opportunity to e
  • Police embark on about 30,000 high-speed chases in the U.S. per year, resulting in 300 deaths, but a new OnStar feature could place law enforcement in the driver's seat and slow down these stolen cars to avoid unnecessary casualties.
  • WABCO Holdings Inc. has announced that WABCO-TVS (India) Ltd. has earned a "Zero PPM" quality award (zero defective parts-per-million) from Tata Motors, the largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in India and the world's second largest bus manuf
  • J.D. Power and Associates forecasts new light vehicle sales to drop to 14.2 million units in 2008, marking a 12 percent decrease from 16.1 million units in 2007. With the dropping numbers, many technicians could be seeing more vehicles in their bays
  • The 2008/2009 Racecraft 420S Mustang, unveiled by Saleen Inc. during Mustang Week in Myrtle Beach, S.C., is equipped with Bridgestone-brand Potenza tires. The first model in Saleen?s new Racecraft performance vehicle brand lineup, the 420S comes with
  • The first-generation XL-7 is built on a stretched version of the full-frame platform it shares with the Suzuki Grand Vitara.
  • At the recent Equip'Auto International Grands Prix awards ceremony, Valeo won the Gold Award for its e-Valve system in the "Engineering and Advanced Technology" category and the Silver award for the Guideo Driving Assistance System in the "Aftermarke
  • No one in the automotive aftermarket will argue that while growth of the overall industry is strong, profit margins have decreased due to increased competition. Consumers are very price-sensitive; high return rates and the overall cost of running a b
  • TORRANCE, CA (June 22, 2006) - Toyota has introduced a new 2.0L D-4D 125 diesel engine into its Avensis line in Europe. This is the automaker's third new-generation D-4D Clean Power diesel engine, providing consumers with a choice of three diesel pow
  • AURORA, CANADA (June 6, 2007) - The Detroit News has reported that Magna International Inc., the only auto-parts supplier in the world to fully assemble cars, is moving closer to adding a North American plant to build vehicles on contract, an executi
  • Midway through this truck's production run, Mitsubishi installed a larger 3.8L engine. While styling and comfort features make it well-suited for family duties, this unibody truck has a reputation for outstanding off-road performance.
  • DENSO Launches New Tech Training Programs ... TRW Launches New Steering System ... MAP Announces Inaugural Automotive Brake Safety Week ... Ford Opens Doors to Paint Shop of the Future ... and other headlines from around the industry.