U.S. trade agency sees 76,000 new auto jobs following North American trade deal

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The Trump administration on Thursday estimated that its recent North American trade deal will generate 76,000 automotive sector jobs under five years as automakers invest some $34 billion in new plants to adhere to the pact’s new regional content regulations. The forecasts from the U.S. Trade Representative’s office were released before an independent trade panel’s […]

Apple in talks with potential providers of sensors for self-driving cars

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Apple Inc has held discussions with about four companies as possible providers for next-generation lidar sensors in self-driving cars, reviewing the companies’ technology while also still contributing on its own lidar unit, three people familiar with the talks stated. The moves provide fresh proof of Apple’s renewed ambitions to get into the autonomous vehicle derby, […]

Vietnam’s gas station leader eyes on EV chargers


Vietnam’s state-controlled Petrolimex, the leading distributor of gasoline to the country’s over 40 million motorbikes, intends to diversify operations ahead of a projected long-term downturn in demand for the fuel. Previously called Vietnam National Petroleum Group, the company operates an estimated of 5,000 gas stations nationwide and has added locations at a pace of 70 […]