OEM News

  • As part of the transportation arrangements for the Beijing Olympics, 50 hybrid vehicles co-developed with Ricardo are being provided by Chery Automobile Company Ltd.
  • Practically everyone's jaw dropped at the 2006 Yenko Super Car Reunion when Eddie Martin, a dairy farmer from Tipton, California, rolled his fully restored Dusk Blue 1969 ZL-1 engine COPO Camaro out of the trailer, motored up to the Gateway Internati
  • The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has reported that the specialty auto parts market has grown to more than $37 billion dollars in annual sales.
  • I love the American entrepreneurial spirit. It's what created the aftermarket in the first place and it's what will keep the aftermarket strong. That and the incompetence of the OEMs. America once ruled the automotive market—until the MBAs, bean
  • Economic headwinds, including rising gas prices, interest rates, and the housing market collapse, have all played a large role in declining light-truck sales across the board in 2007. According to Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) researc
  • Could vehicles in your bays soon be driving in on not just corn but what is left on the field after harvest?
  • In 2009, Volvo isn?t stopping its car that stops itself from being showcased around the country. The Volvo XC60 with standard City Safety is going on the nationwide From Sweden with Lov Experiential Tour, stopping in more than 85 cities.
  • Five nominees for Green Car Journal's 2009 Green Car Vision Award(TM) have been named, and one will be named the vehicle that best envisions the road ahead. The Chevrolet Volt, Fisker Karma, Honda FCX Clarity, MINI E and Mitsubishi i-MiEV are the nom
  • The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) has a new tutorial for the Secure Data Release Module (SDRM), which provides online directions for service repair facilities and locksmiths wishing to become registered and thus be eligible to receiv
  • CalMotors, makers of power electronics and embedded systems for hybrid and electric vehicles, reports that interest in its electronic control unit (ECU) and its electromagnetic interference (EMI) reduction system has increased dramatically since the
  • BorgWarner's dual-clutch transmission technology was showcased at the Tokyo Auto Show on the 2008 Nissan GT-R sports car, dubbed the most eagerly anticipated car in a generation by the automotive press.
  • They are called homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) engines and they combine the advantages of a traditional gasoline engine that uses the spark ignition process pioneered by August Otto and the compression ignition process developed by Ru
  • The Audi Q7, a luxury performance SUV, earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) Top Safety Pick award for 2008. The 2008 Q7 received a "good" rating in all three crash tests: side impact, offset frontal and rear impact seat tests.
  • When our VAT40 died at the Ford/Jeep dealer, the shop foreman and service manager opted for what appeared to be a suitable succedaneum. The new tester came off the MAC tool truck for a cash exchange of about $1,700.
  • Cooper Tire and Resilient Technologies have established a joint development agreement to produce a new non-pneumatic prototype military tire for use under hostile battlefield conditions.
  • Continental Tire executives say the company is on the move, noting how just a few years ago the brand was largely unheard-of in the U.S. market ? except for those consumers whose high-end sedans or sports cars came from the factory with its tires. Co
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  • Responding to complex market forces swirling around the issue of automotive fuel economy, and leveraging more than 30 years of automotive powertrain research experience, Morpace will release its first annual Powertrain Acceptance and Consumer Engagem
  • Tire shipments are projected to decline by more than 6 percent this year compared to 2007, with a further 1 percent decline predicted for 2009, according to the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA). Total tire shipments were below 300 million for t
  • The Service and Parts Divisions of Ford Motor Company, Chrysler LLC and General Motors have launched The Power Line - a nationwide toll-free number to support aftermarket engine and transmission assembly sales and service to independent repair facili
  • ROUSH Performance unveiled the 510-horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque P-51A Mustang automobile last month at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.