OEM News

  • smart USA Distributor LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Automotive Group, Inc., announced today that the U.S. model of the 2008 smart fortwo earned the highest front and side crashworthiness ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
  • Federal-Mogul Corporation received the General Motors 2007 Supplier of the Year Award for its contributions to GM?s global product and performance achievements.
  • Kentucky high school teachers recently took part in a green design workshop at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Georgetown, Ky. The one-day meeting and auto factory gave teachers the tools to encourage innovative student thinking about solutions to comm
  • Ricardo and a consortium of automotive partners have completed an advanced prototype research program based on the highly innovative 2/4SIGHT engine concept that boasts up to 27 percent fuel savings. This gasoline engine concept uses novel combustion
  • BorgWarner, a supplier of highly engineered systems and components, has supplied its Hy-Vo four-wheel drive chain technology on the 2007 Toyota Tundra and for a new luxury sports utility vehicle scheduled for release in early 2008.
  • DETROIT – AUDI HAS INTRODUCED the first 12-cylinder diesel engine in a high-performance road-going sports car. The 6.0L Audi R8 V12 TDI merges Le Mans Audi R10 V12 TDI engine technology into the R8 chassis, superb road handling, pioneering tech
  • Atmel(R) Corporation recently announced the availability of a new family of AVR(R) 8-bit microcontrollers dedicated to automotive motor control applications.
  • lan Mulally, president and chief executive officer, Ford Motor Company, is the recipient of the SAE Foundation Manufacturing Leadership Award. The award will be presented to Mulally at the 2008 SAE Foundation Banquet in Detroit, May 22. The Manufactu
  • Goodyear and The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) are investigating the possible construction of a tire performance research laboratory in Danville, Va. The proposed lab would facilitate high-speed testing for the study of tire per
  • Two high performance aftermarket wheel and tire distributors, American Racing and Wheel Pros, have merged. The combined company will offer a comprehensive portfolio, including the full lineup of existing American Racing and Wheel Pros products. Terms
  • With the growing interest in hybrids on today's roads, the University of Michigan is offering a course to teach people how to dynamically analyze, simulate, and design for hybrid vehicles. "Design and Control of Hybrid Vehicles" is set for May 28-30
  • Acura and Honda have joined the Carfax Service Link program. Service and maintenance information will be reported to Carfax for vehicles serviced by Acura and Honda dealers participating in Carfax Service Link. The free program creates a virtual dire
  • Alex Super of St. Clair, Mich., and Bob McClain of Ruby, Mich., seniors at St. Clair Tech Center, took first place in the Michigan state final of the 15th annual Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition at the Macomb Community College Expo Center in
  • Global Tier 1 automotive supplier Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. has developed a number of automotive electronics and lighting products to help improve vehicle fuel economy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The products are designed to support automak
  • Starting in 2009, Ford is releasing new products to help drivers see better in their blind spots by introducing two new features -- the Blind Spot Mirror and the Cross Traffic Alert with Blind-Spot Monitoring System. Ford reports that it will be firs
  • The Ford Customer Service Division 2008 Summer of Savings offers valuable rebate offers during two redemption periods. The first promotional period, known as Qualifying I is open from now through May 31. The second promotional period, Qualifying II,
  • AAA's Smart Features for Mature Drivers identifies vehicle features that can assist drivers with visual, physical and mental changes that are frequently encountered with age. AAA, in partnership with the University of Florida's National Older Driver
  • Elgin Industries and Eaton Corporation have announced a new partnership in the marketing and distribution of OE-technology Eaton diesel valves for the replacement parts market, with Elgin being the exclusive source of the complete offering of Eaton-m
  • Three companies will be highlighted this spring as part of an Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) clinic. Cole Hersee Co., Boston Auto Electric and Rebuilders Automotive Supply tours are among the highlights of the APRA Electrical Cli
  • Based on incentives from the last month, there might be some new vehicles heading into your bays in the coming years for maintenance. Cars.com has compiled a list of the top cars sold based on incentives and deals the carmakers offer. These vehicles