Compared with its state of readiness this time last year, the auto industry is “much better off” today as the Transportation, Recall, Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation (TREAD) Act takes effect. So says Marianne Grant, director of Synacata Corp.’s business innovation center. Meanwhile, Grant tells Ward's, suppliers and niche manufacturers are “lagging behind” – a conclusion disputed by the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Assn. (MEMA). A Syncata survey of 100 ...

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