Last week was all about technology, mostly oriented toward self-driving and connectivity initiatives for automotive applications. But of course, President Trump made small appearances. NAFTA negotiations seem to be closer but the Mexican government is not likely to cave in to Trump’s desires.

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International

Opel’s acquisition by PSA could be finalized shortly, creating Europe’s second biggest automaker group.

Nissan is joining the self-driving party. The company is now testing its technology on the streets of London.

Back in the US, it seems that the government might take a step back from its self-driving goals. The new U.S. Transportation Secretary is reviewing the current regulations.

Trump and US’ CEOs are working on finding the best way to make US manufacturing great again.

 

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National

Mexico will embrace the Internet of Things once Telefónica starts investing in 4G LTE connectivity.

Minister of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, meets with GM’s and Ford’s CEOs to find a way to avoid Trump’s border taxes.

KIA, the newest kid in the block, is now the sixth largest brand in Mexico.

Despite Trump, it seems the peso is recovering from its hard fall against the dollar.

 

 

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