• The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has come under fire for what a new report characterizes as dysfunction and mismanagement of automotive recalls.
    Brian Albright
  • Numerous industry suppliers are joining together to help sponsor a new $6.5-million one-of-a-kind test track and related research programs aimed at perfecting connected and automated vehicles with the goal of bringing them to the mainstream automotive marketplace as quickly as possible.
    James E. Guyette
  • Peter Sweatman is director of the University of Michigan’s Mobility Transformation Center (MTC), which conducted a July grand opening ceremony for its Mcity project, a public/private partnership that aims to speed along development and widespread adaptation of connected and automated vehicles.
    Peter Sweatman
  • Richard Sullivan, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.), is now also the Executive Vice President of Wells Vehicle Electronics. Sullivan will share his time between Wells and NGK.
    Richard Sullivan
  • More collision repairers report this year than last year that they do not feel any insurance company influence on their parts purchasing practices. However, 13 percent said they feel “major” pressure or “complete control” by the insurer.
  • Autopart International, a leading provider of automotive aftermarket parts for the professional installer, will open a new store in South Columbus on Aug. 12. A grand opening celebration will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Sept. 9.
    Autopart International
  • Louis Efron, head of Global Employee Engagement and Leadership Development for Tesla Motors, will deliver the keynote address, “Tesla Motor’s Magic – Why Purpose Matters Most,” during the AAPEX 2015 general session.
  • Centric Parts VP Steve Hughes was appointed to serve on the U.S. Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Automotive Equipment and Capital Goods (ITAC 2) as a representative of Centric Parts and of the U.S. aftermarket brake components and systems industry sector.
    Steve Hughes