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Plano,Texas—Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) released four papers that detail the company's environmental sustainability positions in North America as it works toward the goals of its Global Environmental Challenge, which sets sustainability targets for the company to achieve by 2050. The papers...
Jersey City, N.J.—Verisk, a data analytics provider, announced that Hyundai Motor America has signed an exclusive agreement to join the Verisk Data Exchange. As a participating automaker, Hyundai will supply Verisk with driving data from its consenting connected car owners. Participating Hyundai...
Atlanta, Georgia. Augmented reality is coming to U.S. car repairs for the first time at scale, exclusively at Porsche dealerships across the country. Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) this week starts rolling out “Tech Live Look” to its 189 dealers in the United States. The system connects...
DIAMOND BAR, Calif (May 25, 2018) -- Results of the 2018 SEMA Board of Directors election are in, with Donnie Eatherly from P&E Distributors Inc., Dan Kahn from Kahn Media Inc., Brian Lounsberry from Motovicity Distribution, Dr. Jamie Meyer from General Motors, and Steve Whipple from Edelbrock...
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- While the arrival of summer brings vacation driving season, grilling and cookouts, it also brings concerns about summer air quality and ozone. This summer, some new information challenges conventional thinking about how different activities...
Auburn Hills, Michigan (May 17, 2018)–The Mopar Parts Distribution Center (PDC) in Center Line, Michigan, earned Bronze status in FCA’s World Class Logistics (WCL) methodology, making it the first FCA distribution unit in North America to reach an award level in the program. Similar to the World...
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, May 17, 2018 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) held its 2018 Annual Meeting at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotel and Resort in Orlando, Fla., May 2-4. The three-day event opened on Wednesday with various executive meetings by the ASA Board of...
After a fire at the Eaton Rapids, Michigan plant of Ford supplier Meridian Magnesium Products, the automaker was forced this month to temporarily halt production on the Ford F-150 and F-Series Super Duty. Meridian’s plant is still undergoing repairs, but for the time being, Ford is ready to restart...
Port Washington, NY, May 14, 2018 – According to global information company The NPD Group, 14 percent of buyers in the automotive aftermarket today make purchases online. While this industry ranks as one of the lowest for online penetration compared to other industries tracked by NPD, as it is...
BETHESDA, Md. – May 16, 2018 – The Import Vehicle Community, a community of the Auto Care Association, is now accepting nominations for the 2018 People Awards and entries for the 2018 Import Product and Marketing Awards program and showcases at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in...

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Parts & People is published monthly by Automotive Counseling and Publishing Company, Inc., a Colorado corporation, P.O. Box 18731 Denver, CO 80203, 303-765-4664. President-Lance Buchner. Founded by Lance Buchner and Dave Lucia.