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This zone covers the products—from spark plugs to transmissions—developed by automotive suppliers.

Automotive Supply Side

Your Really Smart Car

Vehicles are being engineered with a silicon infrastructure that does everything from control the powertrain to allowing remote connections—including the possibility of hacking.

Honda Through June

Often when there are vehicles that have ceased production and are in the process of being completely moved out of the system there are sales numbers that look like this: Honda Insight: June 2016, 9; June 2015, 126; % change: 93.1% Sometimes there is a vehicle that has just gone into production and it catches the sales at just the right time so that there are numbers that look like this: Honda Ridgeline: June 2016, 2,472; June 2015, 7; % change: 33,856% OK.

Toyota Through June

Paul Holdridge, Vice President of Sales Operations of the Toyota Division, said during a discussion of June 2016 sales, “We remain optimistic. . .And look forward to the 2nd half of 2016.” That’s probably because the first half of 2016 was a bit off for Toyota Division (including Scion, but excluding Lexus). That is, through the first half, its sales were down 2.5%, and they were off 6.2% for June.

FCA Through June

“In spite of some severe stock market volatility in June, the American consumer stayed focused on buying new vehicles and propelled FCA to six vehicle sales records last month,” said Reid Bigland, Senior Vice President, Sales, FCA–North America.