The final rule will be released “very soon,” Strickland tells WardsAuto on the sidelines of a U.S. Department of Transportation event here launching the world’s largest-ever road test of connected-vehicle safety technology....More
With lead times of three years or more, auto makers cannot turn on a dime. Somehow, manufacturers need to be urged to keep building more efficient vehicles and buyers need to be encouraged to purchase them....More
“It used to be we wanted to downsize to meet fuel-economy targets, but now you really don’t have to do that,” because larger vehicles will be held to a lesser standard from 2012 onward, Hyundai’s top executive says....More
Some suppliers are investing in additional facilities because they are confident current production levels will be sustained and because they have exhausted most of their avenues to stretch available...
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