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Ford’s Joe Hinrichs and Toyota’s Bob Carter to Speak at 2017 Automotive Forum in NYC on April 11
CNBC: EPA Chief Targets Regulatory Uncertainty, Fuel Economy Standards
NAFTA Talks Likely Won't Begin Until Later This Year, Ross Says
Watchdog Looks at Whether EPA Tests Can Be Fooled
In Trump Era, Lenders Could Channel Compliance Resources to Tech
Three Interesting SUVs Debut at the Geneva Motor Show
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Ford’s Joe Hinrichs and Toyota’s Bob Carter to Speak at 2017 Automotive Forum in NYC on April 11


Hinrichs


Carter

Joe Hinrichs, executive vice president and president, The Americas, Ford Motor Company, will sit down for a fireside chat with Jason Stein, publisher of Automotive News. Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., will discuss “Mobility for the Next 50 Years: Cars, Technology, Safety and Mobility Solutions for Everyone,” followed by a Q&A session with Finbarr O’Neill, president of J.D. Power.

Hinrichs and Carter are among several speakers and panel sessions scheduled at the 2017 Automotive Forum at the Grand Hyatt New York on April 11. The full-day forum, “Automotive 3.0 – Navigating through Changing Times,” is hosted by NADA, J.D. Power and the New York International Auto Show.

For the full agenda or to register, visit www.autoforumny.com. Attendees will receive exclusive access to the auto show during press days starting on April 12.
Source: NADA

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CNBC: EPA Chief Targets Regulatory Uncertainty, Fuel Economy Standards

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday he aims to reduce regulatory uncertainty for industry and will put out an announcement on fuel efficiency standards "very soon," saying a review of the standards was pushed through too quickly. Click here for the CNBC interview.
Source: Reuters/CNBC

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NAFTA Talks Likely Won't Begin Until Later This Year, Ross Says

The U.S. government probably won’t begin “real” negotiations to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement until later this year, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said. “I would like the results tomorrow, but that is not the way the world works,” Ross said Wednesday in an interview with Bloomberg Television. He said it probably will be “the latter part of this year before real negotiations get under way.”
Source: Automotive News

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Watchdog Looks at Whether EPA Tests Can Be Fooled

A government watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency plans to do preliminary research to determine whether the agency’s internal controls are effective at detecting and preventing vehicle emissions fraud. The Office of the Inspector General said it would focus its research on the National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory in Ann Arbor and other divisions in the Office of Transportation and Air Quality within the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation to evaluate the effectiveness of the EPA’s existing internal controls for its on-road vehicle testing program.
Source: The Detroit News

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In Trump Era, Lenders Could Channel Compliance Resources to Tech

Auto lenders have dedicated many resources to compliance safeguards over the past several years. They will maintain the compliance strategies they’ve built, but under the Trump administration, some compliance resources could be redirected to technology advancements. Regardless of a Democratic or Republican administration, auto lenders are committed to their compliance policies, Chris Stinebert, CEO of the American Financial Services Association, told Automotive News.
Source: Automotive News

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Three Interesting SUVs Debut at the Geneva Motor Show

One of the world's most prominent auto shows is a combination of the practical and the fanciful. Both showed up this year at the media preview for Switzerland's Geneva Motor show as dozens of new models, many of them headed to U.S. showrooms as well as those around the world, made their debut. Worldwide, SUVs couldn't be more popular at the moment. And the show saw some interesting new ones, including a wild, self-driving box on wheels from Volkswagen and two crossovers coming to the U.S.
Source: USA Today


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