President Donald Trump's criticism of manufacturers with overseas operations and the resulting ramifications for parts distributors and retailers relying on large volumes of imported merchandise are poised to create a series of vexing challenges.
With many experienced clay modelers nearing retirement, steady hands and a bit of artistic talent – combined with the proper training – can lead to a lucrative career. An auto clay modeler’s annual salary averages $81,474 in the U.S.
Searching Google Play, and Apple’s iTunes websites, more than 500 smartphone applications can be found that allow smartphones access to OBD-II data via a dongle (adaptor) plugged into a vehicle’s diagnostic connector.
Ford, Toyota and other OEMs have formed the SmartDeviceLink Consortium, a non-profit group that will promote the use of an open-source platform for creating apps that will connect smartphones and vehicles.
Connected vehicles are driving new economic models for automakers, and most see tremendous revenue potential and consumer value in leveraging driver and vehicle data to offer mobility services, according to the 2017 KPMG Global Automotive Executive Study.
Three Takata Corp. executives have been charged with wire fraud and conspiracy, and the company has agreed to pay $1 billion in criminal penalties as part of a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in the U.S.
Several program distribution groups said that in 2016 the market continued to present challenges due to changes brought about by ongoing industry consolidation. As the competitive landscape continues to change, program groups are looking for new and different ways to enhance brand value.