Trump Talks To U.S. Automakers, Pushes For New American Plants

In Donald Trump’s latest Twitter rebuke of an automaker, the president-elect threatened Toyota Motor on Thursday with a large border tax if it builds a new plant outside the U.S. Of course, there are many other foreign automakers that make cars in the US that are hurting in South Carolina (BMW) and in Alabama (Toyota, Mercedes) and in Ohio (Honda) and all of these companies provide mega jobs and are every bit as much a part of our manufacturing base here.

The automaker is eliminating almost 2,100 jobs because consumers prefer trucks and sport utility vehicles over the small cars built at the two factories. Much had been made of GM’s inflated inventory over the past couple of months, but the automaker made moves to adjust its production capacity and shut down a handful of plants for varying lengths.

Automaker lobbyists are currently pushing the new administration to relax such clean-air standards. Today, the automakers are asking for cash, but they’re going about it all wrong. That is especially true in the auto industry, where the increasing clout of cash-rich private equity firms combined with the declining capital of automakers is making even the giants more susceptible to takeovers.

Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp has had the auto crown for the past four years, although it fell behind General Motors in 2011, when production was hit by a quake and tsunami in northeastern Japan. Earlier in the year, Toyota was out-delivered by Volkswagen , and the supposedly dieselgate-doomed German automaker …

Trump Meets With Big Three Auto CEOs

We promote a holistic approach to automotive safety that addresses both protection and prevention. However, in the face of transformational change, a different mode of analysis is needed: First the more distant future needs to be conceptualized, a future where autonomous vehicle technology has already matured, the current doubts and questions about viability, legality and acceptance have been overcome, self-driving vehicles are in the market and where laws and regulations have been updated (as we know they will) to allow productive use of the technology.car manufactures

The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act (originally enacted in 1966 and now recodified as 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301) gives the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) the authority to issue vehicle safety standards and to require manufacturers to recall vehicles that have safety-related defects or do not meet Federal safety standards.car manufactures

Now that they have designed a steer-by-wire two-seater with redundant layout of all safety-critical components and skillfully navigated the regulations – including limiting the speed to 25mph – , the argument is updated: They may be able to build a slow-moving two seater, but they can’t build a real car.

According to Professor Andrew Beer from the University of South Australia, who studied the fortunes of auto workers two years after Mitsubishi closed its engine plant in Adelaide in 2004, many of these car industry workers are heading for long-term unemployment or worse employment conditions than they had before.car manufactures

He explained that the car will be equipped with cameras …