Goodyear mentions a terrible frame, Lynk & Co has a new concept called The Next Day, Elon Musk is upset, and the United States is asking questions about workers’ rights at the Stellantis plant in Mexico. All that and more in morning shift On June 7, 2022.
First gear: Goodyear G159
Years ago we are now Runs some blogs About what one lawyer Claimed to be “the worst tire made in history,” Goodyear G159, which It has been linked to multiple deaths He was at the center of dozens of lawsuits. The G159 was originally intended for delivery vehicles but ended up in a lot of mobile homes, which sometimes failed and led to accidents.
new Year He knows the tire can be bad for decades, according to court documents, yet Goodyear never summoned her. Until this month, when Goodyear said it would recall 173,273 G159s, Nearly two decades after making the last one. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been investigating tires since 2017.
From Related NHTSA Document:
NHTSA opened a preliminary evaluation (PE17-009) on December 28, 2017 to review and analyze claims made by a private litigant that the 275/70R22.5 G159 tire contained safety-related defects that have caused motorhome accidents resulting in deaths and injuries to occupants of these vehicles.
– As part of PE17-009, NHTSA sent a request for information to Goodyear on April 3, 2018. Goodyear provided a response to this request for information in May 2018.
After a series of conversations and meetings between Goodyear and NHTSA, in a letter dated February 22, 2022, NHTSA asked Goodyear to make a safety recall of the 275/70R22.5 G159 tire (“theme tyres”). Goodyear provided its response to this letter on March 8, 2022, by rejecting the application.
To address concerns that some of these tires may still be on the market or in use, Goodyear has agreed to conduct this recall.
Anyone who submits a recreational vehicle that has a rim tire will receive a free 275/70R22.5 Goodyear G670 tire. Goodyear will cover the cost of thread removal and disposal and fitting and balancing the new G670 tire. In addition, anyone who submits a tire placed on a recreational vehicle will receive a $60 coupon to cover the cost of professional vehicle weight.
Anyone who owns a tire that is not attached to a recreational vehicle can exchange it for $500.
– Instructions to dealers will specify that any tire removed under this recall must become unsuitable for resale for installation on vehicles prior to returning to Goodyear for credit. All removed tires returned to Goodyear will be used by our recycling company for various recycling purposes.
– Since the mobile home manufacturers that identified the topic tires are no longer operating, and Goodyear does not have or have access to any registration data for the topic tires, Goodyear will issue an information leaflet describing this campaign. The prospectus will be posted on some Goodyear websites and issued to tire service centers and tire dealers. Goodyear will also communicate with leading trade associations and interest groups representing recreational vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, and owners, and request that the Bulletin be made available to its members, including through publication on these organizations’ websites and/or in their monthly publications.
If you own a mobile home, I recommend checking the type of shoes your child is wearing. I would also be remiss not to shout Jalopnik alum Ryan Felton who Working on this story is tireless. In the end, it’s always a cost-benefit analysis for big companies like Goodyear when it comes to things like this, no matter what’s really going on. It only took all this time and many lives.
Second gear: Stellants
This is a bit complicated, so bear with me, but the gist is that the US wants Mexico to look into potential labor rights abuses at the Stelantes plant there, arising from a dispute between unions over who represents whom.
Tekesed, which employs nearly 1,500 people and makes iron castings for heavy vehicles, has been embroiled in a union dispute since 2014. Workers say the company has prevented them from being represented by the group of their choosing, the miners’ union, and that it rejected workers who supported the group.
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) said in the application that it was concerned that workers were denied collective bargaining rights in connection with an “invalid” contract with the Confederation of Mexican Workers (CTM), one of Mexico’s most powerful unions, which was registered with state authorities.
The bureau asked Mexico to investigate whether efforts, including threats and incentives, were made to encourage CTM support or to discourage support for the miners’ union.
Stellantis (STLA.MI), the world’s fourth largest automobile group formed from the merger of PSA manufacturer Peugeot and Fiat Chrysler, said it “respects and supports the collective bargaining rights of its employees worldwide and will comply with all local laws in this regard.”
The United Auto Workers union, which represents American Stellantis workers, along with the AFL-CIO labor union and the miners’ union, noted the potential violations, USTR said.
I won’t pretend to know the dynamics at hand here, but as a warrior in many union struggles, both internal and external, I can say that things are complicated, though the bias must always be: What do workers say they want? In this case, apparently, they say they want one thing and get another.
Third gear: Kazuo layoffs
Cazoo is something like the Carvana of Europe, known to me mainly as British football team sponsor. also like carvanaKazuo recently said that a lot of people are going to be laid off. Cazoo said Tuesday that it will lay off 15 percent of its employees, specifically, as the turbulent auto market remains turbulent.
The job cuts will affect about 750 jobs at the company, which employs more than 3,500 people across the UK, Germany, France and Portugal. Cazoo shares rose about 2.3% to $1.3 in a low volume trade.
The company said the plan is expected to extend its cash path beyond 2023 and reduce risks to its profitability, as decades of high inflation and rising interest rates have raised fears of a global economic slowdown.
While aiming to provide liquidity, Cazoo said it expects sales to double to 70,000-80,000 units in 2022 compared to the previous year, and forecast annual revenue of between 1.4 billion pounds ($1.75 billion) to 1.5 billion pounds, twice as high as the year before. Past.
As part of the reorganization plan, Cazoo said it will not offer its subscription service to new subscribers from the end of June, given the high cash consumption nature of the business model.
Fourth gear: Lynk & Co has a new concept
He is a beholder, in the eyes of my eyes at least. lightness:
Lynk & Co is owned by Geely, which also owns Volvo and Polestar. She calls this car the next day, that’s fine. Lynk & Co, in particular, is a hybrid brand, not all-electric, and it’s a hybrid, too.
The Day After concept is designed to run either a conventional hybrid powertrain or a plug-in hybrid setup. In both cases there is a small internal combustion engine with a thermal efficiency of more than 43%. An engine’s thermal efficiency is a measure of how much heat energy generated by combustion is actually converted into useful work. A good road car rating is around 40% while 50% is a rating usually associated with the best Formula 1 engines.
In the next day concept, an internal combustion engine powers the front axle while a pair of electric motors power the rear. In the proposed plug-in hybrid setup, there will be a chance to choose from a handful of battery sizes, with more being able to deliver a pure electric range of close to 100 miles when charged.
Other technologies previewed in the concept include active aerodynamics, an advanced head-up display with augmented reality, and an autonomous driving system that is rated Level 4 on the SAE scale for autonomous driving and features six lidar sensors. While Lynk & Co. Not yet announcing plans for a self-driving car, its sister brand Zeekr announced plans in January to launch a Level 4 self-driving car around 2024.
Fifth gear: Elon Musk
Which color He has a binding agreement to purchase Twitterwhich seems to be doing anything in his power to get out of it.
In a securities filing on Monday, Musk said he believed Twitter was violating their agreement by not meeting his demands for more information about spam and fake accounts. Last month, Musk said he wouldn’t go ahead with his show unless the social media giant could prove that bots make up less than 5 percent of its users, the company said in public filings. Musk estimated that fake accounts make up at least 20%.
In a statement, Twitter said it “has and will continue to collaboratively share information” with Musk. The company said it believes the transaction is in the interest of all shareholders and intends to “close the transaction and enforce the merger agreement at the agreed price and terms.”
If I did not want to buy something, I would simply not sign a binding agreement to buy it, but that was only me, a simple person. Elon is also the CEO of Tesla, you might remember, a company that makes cars whose stock price is currently down 33 percent over the past six months. It’s as if Elon has a short attention span, which makes him a regular Twitter user.
Reverse: Banking through Payment
I’m not entirely sure this deserves an entire article on History.com, but I don’t judge.
The SKA branch that opened in Zurich in June 1962 featured eight glass pavilions, seven equipped for left-hand drive vehicles and one for right-hand drive vehicles (such as those used in the United Kingdom and Ireland). At the opening of the large, modern facility, Zurich daily newspaper Neue Zurcher Zeitung advised motorists on how to get into the car’s designated section: “At the entrance to the bank, approaching cars trigger a sensor on the ground, activating a light path that directs the driver to the next available counter. “.
Paradeplatz service was well received by the press, and in the first year of its operation, the bank handled about 20,000 clients. But by the 1970s, the popularity of cars led to a major traffic problem in downtown Zurich, and fewer and fewer drivers chose to stop and do their banking from their cars. After years without a profit, SKA closed the highway in 1983.
In the United States, by contrast, car banking has never lost its popularity. Almost all major banks across the country offer some type of payment option, from a regular teller service to 24-hour automated teller machines (ATMs). In recent years, car banking has reached the previously untapped Asian market: Citibank opened its first ATM in China on Beijing’s Upper East Side Central Plaza in August 2007.
Neutral: How are you?
I’m back from vacation, and I’m picking things up. I spent a week in Mexico City, where the cars are small and premium. They also have a lot of interesting public transportation options, like dedicated bus lanes, a subway system that seems to be working and also a bike sharing system that seems to be working. If only we could have such things here.
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