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AV sales could exceed 33 million annually by 2040 –

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Global demand for autonomous vehicles could grow to as much as 33 million units annually by 2040, according to market researchers IHS Markit, up several hundred-fold from the 51,000 units forecast for 2021.
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Consumer engagement could lead to market growth –

FAIRLAWN, Ohio—The economy is showing signs of more engaged consumers, but a gradual softening in the consumption of automobiles could be cause to worry, Roger Tutterow, professor of economics at Kennesaw State, said at the Hose Manufacturers Conference…
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NHTSA’s vehicle-to-vehicle mandate could be DOA –

DETROIT — After more than a decade’s worth of research, development and investment, the dawn of the connected car appears imminent.
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OTHER VOICES: Mexican auto tariffs could backfire –

DETROIT — The siren song of protectionism is playing throughout the U.S. these days…
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Report: Silicone market could see 6 percent growth –

LEATHERHEAD, England—The silicone elsatomers market could be poised to grow by 6 percent, according to new findings by Smithers Rapra.
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Calif. zinc bill could affect tire availability –

WASHINGTON — A California state senator has introduced a bill that would create severe restrictions on the use of zinc or zinc oxide in tires and potentially ban the sale of tires in the state that contained
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El Niño effect could hamper NR output –

BANGKOK, Thailand — Production of natural rubber could be hampered in the coming or longer by weather influenced by this year’s weather influenced by this year’s El Niño weather patterns, according to a coalition of the world’s leading NR-producing…
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Hybrid wheel could weigh 40% less –

NOVI, Mich. — Maxion Wheels and ThyssenKrupp Carbon Components have agreed to…
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N.A. tire show could be bigger event in ’16 –

NEW ORLEANS — The organizer of the North American Tire & Retread Expo plans to make the show bigger in 2016, following the inaugural event April 15-17, in New Orleans.
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Automotive aftermarket online sales could double –

The Auto Care Association’s first E-Tailing Insights is available, with details on the expanding trend of online purchasing, the fastest-growing retail sector in the auto care industry.
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