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Driverless cars poised to transform automotive industry
This transformative automobile technology will be a game-changer for other industries as well, from software makers to suppliers of entertainment. As cars truly do become mobile living spaces, there will be new revenue streams as companies figure out ...

Ford says US auto industry sales up 5 percent in first quarter
LMC Automotive, an industry analyst, has forecast that 2014 auto sales will end the year at 17 million vehicles, up 3 percent. Major automakers issuing March new-vehicle U.S. sales figures on Wednesday are reporting mixed results. (Reporting by Bernie ...

Global Lubricants Market 2015-2019 - Growing Demand from Automotive ...
Global Lubricants Market 2015-2019 - Growing Demand from Automotive ...

DUBLIN, Mar. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets
According to the report, the Global Lubricants market is mainly driven by increased demand from the automotive industry, the largest end-user for lubricants. The use of lubricants increases the performance and fuel efficiency of a vehicle. Lubricants ...

Canada The Global Loser In Auto Industry Game: Report
There may not be enough time for some parts of Canada's auto industry. One of two General Motors plants in Oshawa, Ont., is slated for closure next year, and a recent study prepared by labour union Unifor estimated that shutting down both plants would ...

Ford Motor Co says US auto industry sales up 5 percent in first quarter
DETROIT: Ford Motor Co said US auto industry sales rose 5 percent in first quarter versus a year ago. LMC Automotive, an industry analyst, has forecast that 2014 auto sales will end the year at 17 million vehicles, up 3 percent. Major automakers ...

FCA, Toyota, Hyundai rise as industry ekes out another advance
U.S. auto sales rose for the 13th-straight month in March as the industry rode improving weather and strong truck sales to a slim advance despite declines by some major players. The 0.5 percent increase was the smallest since monthly sales last fell, ...

WVU Students Find Path to Auto Industry Through EcoCAR Competition
“75 percent have been employed in the automotive or supporting industries.” WVU senior Jessie Felde leads the project's Mechanical Team. She said that while the competition is very time-consuming, the opportunity to work so closely with the industry ...

Lyon woman enjoys working in male-dominated field
Levitte traded in the car shops and tools last year when Willow Run Airport publicists called out for Rosie the Riveter models to honor the fictional character representing American women who entered the workforce in unprecedented numbers during World ...

The Tesla Factor: Elon Musk Will Force Auto Industry To Roll Out Self-Driving ...
The Tesla Factor: Elon Musk Will Force Auto Industry To Roll Out Self-Driving ...

Slow local demand and global slowdown hindering Indian automobile industry
India's automobile industry is set to miss the ambitious targets set in the Automotive Mission Plan for 2006-16 by a significant margin on account of slowing global demand and a sluggish domestic market. The government and industry are working on more ...

The Austins and Morrises are gone. But Longbridge is on its way back
For a 100 years the name Longbridge cast its shadow across Britain's manufacturing industry. Throughout a century when the ability to make motor cars defined an economy's industrial clout, the plant – brainchild of one of Britain's automotive pioneers, ...

UK motor industry back on track
The electric supercharger conceived in Essex is British innovation at its best. A compressor driven by an electric motor that forces more air into the intake, it produces more power from smaller engines, increasing the fuel economy by up to 20 per cent ...

Drive gets under way to remould car production in Britain
“I don't know of any traditional UK tier-one supplier to the automotive industry that would have been in a position to take this technology into production,” says Mark Criddle, formerly of CPT but now an engineer with Valeo. That tone contrasts with ...

Vietnam automotive industry to grow fastest in ASEAN: Thai industry insider
Vietnam's automotive industry will enjoy the fastest growth in Southeast Asia in the next 20 years because of rising demand and help from the government, Vichai Jirathiyut, president of the Thailand Automotive Institute, said at a recent meeting in Ho ...

Car industry players dispute LTO's claim on late license plates
Stakeholders in the automotive sector on Monday disagreed with the statement of the head of the Land Transportation Office (LTO), blaming car dealers and buyers for their failure secure license plates for newly registered vehicles. Richie Javier ...

Automation & Robotics in Automotive Manufacturing 2014-2024: Market ...
Automation & Robotics in Automotive Manufacturing 2014-2024: Market ...

Eight Years Later, Ford's Sell-Off Has Made The Automotive Industry Better
Aston has gone from being a slightly more expensive Jaguar copy, to carving out its own niche in the automotive industry. They are making more models, which are much better than the piece-parted versions from various Ford companies. The really big sale ...

The Innovation-Driven Disruption of the Automotive Value Chain (Part 1)
Several of these leaders work in the automotive industry and through our conversations I have concluded that a) in the next 10 years we will create more innovations that will impact the automotive industry than we have created in the previous 100, b ...

Ministries of Industry, Finance need balance between Egyptian, European ...
Ministries of Industry, Finance need balance between Egyptian, European ...

Auto Analyst: The Remainder of My Career Will Be Focused on This One Chart
Jonas says that the auto industry is being eyed by outside players that want in on the "$10tn mobility market (10tn miles traveled x $1/mile)" and that the future of the industry is going to revolve around two fairly recent phenomenons: (1) the shared ...

Technology overdrive to reshape auto industry
Just a few weeks ago, reports were flying high about Apple's secret foray into the automotive industry. And while that might remain in project status forever, their rumored implication and Google's drive for autonomous vehicles might be enough. That is ...

Additive Manufacturing Opportunities in the Automotive Industry: A Ten-Year ...
Additive Manufacturing Opportunities in the Automotive Industry: A Ten-Year ...

Additive Manufacturing Opportunities in the Automotive Industry: A Ten-Year ...
Additive Manufacturing Opportunities in the Automotive Industry: A Ten-Year ...

How can software quality assurance address the skills gap in automotive industry?
By 2017 that number is expected to rise to more than two million vehicles per year, a new record according to The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)[1]. These numbers are impressive, but this has led to calls for the UK automotive ...

Major auto industry disruption will lead to robotic taxis, Morgan Stanley says
The automotive industry is entering a period of deep disruption that will make it unrecognizable, according to a new analysis from Morgan Stanley. “The auto industry is a century-old ecosystem being ogled by outside players hungry for a slice of a $10 ...

Buffett, Berkshire Continue Auto Industry Play
It is the largest global supplier of coatings to auto-repair shops and the second-largest supplier to car makers (H/T ValueWalk). Berkshire Hathaway agreed that it would not dispose of the shares for 90 days following the consummation of the sale. In ...

Harding grad did it her way in retail auto industry
MARION – Marianne Ballas has tasted success in the business world. Ballas shared some of that success with Marion Rotary Club members at their noon luncheon Tuesday at Tri-Rivers Career Center. The 1967 Harding High School graduate left Marion to ...

Vietnam Auto Industry could have Fastest Growth in Southeast Asia, but ...
Vietnam Auto Industry could have Fastest Growth in Southeast Asia, but ...

Traceability for the Automotive Industry
Barcode technologies provide fast, reliable data collection to ensure part or product traceability, error-proof assembly processes, and enhance customer service. These ever-evolving machine readable systems have improved efficiency and continue to ...

Mexican Auto Industry Stays on Record-Setting Track
MEXICO CITY—Mexico-based auto makers logged record production, exports and domestic sales in the first quarter of 2015, industry associations said Wednesday, continuing a trend of sharp growth since the financial crisis. Production of light cars and ...

A sliver of concern for UK's booming auto industry
“I don't know of any traditional UK tier-one supplier to the automotive industry that would have been in a position to take this technology into production,” says Mark Criddle, formerly of CPT but now an engineer with Valeo. That tone contrasts with ...

Research and Markets: Strategic Analysis of the Automotive Industry in Stan ...
Research and Markets: Strategic Analysis of the Automotive Industry in Stan ...

Zuken Joins Automotive Industry Leaders to Address Sector Challenges
MUNICH, Germany & WESTFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This spring Zuken joins some of the best and most influential minds in the automotive industry to address current challenges in the sector. Reinhold Blank, Business Director Automotive at Zuken, ...

Strategic Analysis of the Automotive Industry in Stan and Jan Countries 2015
The aim of this study is to research, analyze, and forecast the potential for automotive sales in Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan-collectively labeled for the purpose of this deliverable as ...

Detailed Outlook of the Global Automotive Industry 2015-2021
The year 2015 is expected to witness global light vehicle sales surpassing 90 million units, with growth in the US and Europe market balancing the slowdown in the emerging markets. Ridesharing, intelligent mobility, and Big Data analytics are key ...

Industry Focus: Automotive - Hitting On All Cylinders
Michigan automotive employment has increased 32 percent since December 2010. Today, the state is home to nearly 600,000 auto-related jobs which make up 22 percent of the U.S. automotive industry workforce. Michigan is #1 for motor vehicle and parts ...

Affordable, 'lifestyle' cars rev up PH auto industry
The automotive industry grew by 22% in the first quarter of 2015 and everyone is getting mobilized, Cristobal-Parco said at the 2015 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) Thursday, April 9. ACC debuted its 2-series Active Tourer – BMW's first ...

Auto industry rushes to meet 2025 fuel efficiency guidelines
While the standards affect automakers directly, meeting the requirements will rely heavily on automotive suppliers and researchers, all of which are racing towards the deadlines with smarter powertrains, electrified engine hybrids, lighter materials ...

Major auto industry disruption will lead to robotic taxis, Morgan Stanley says
The automotive industry is entering a period of deep disruption that will make it unrecognizable, according to a new analysis this week from Morgan Stanley. "The auto industry is a century-old ecosystem being ogled by outside players hungry for a slice ...

Could Major Auto Industry Disruption Lead to Robotic Taxis?
(TNS) -- The automotive industry is entering a period of deep disruption that will make it unrecognizable, according to a new analysis this week from Morgan Stanley. “The auto industry is a century-old ecosystem being ogled by outside players hungry ...

Auto sector expects better fiscal after 7.22% recovery
NEW DELHI: The Indian auto industry has entered the new fiscal on an optimistic note after reporting a 7.22% increase in overall vehicle sales in 2014-15, ending two years of sales fall, on the back of rising demand for passenger vehicles, two wheelers ...

Automotive industrial zone to be built in Turkey's Sakarya
Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Fikri Işık has said that the necessary feasibility and site selection studies have been completed for the establishment of a specialized industrial zone for the automotive sector in Sakarya's Karasu district ...

Alibaba eyes 'smart living' and auto industry
E-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding announced it has created an automotive unit and a 'smart living' division as the it ramps up its cloud computing, hardware and big data operations. Alibaba is racing to introduce internet and computing to ...

How can software quality assurance address the skills gap in UK automotive ...
How can software quality assurance address the skills gap in UK automotive ...

Auto industry Q1 sales grow at record 22%
Car sales in the first quarter this year broke the 60,000-unit mark, setting a record high 62,882 units, or 22 percent higher than the 51,722 units sold during the same period last year, association reports said on Monday. The Chamber of Automobile ...

Fiat Chrysler's Elkann sees more consolidation in auto industry
MILAN (Bloomberg) -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chairman John Elkann sees the need for more combinations in the auto industry and expects consolidation to continue. "Hopefully this will be driven by reason and common sense rather than by crisis," Elkann ...

The Bugatti Veyron Is The Moon Landing Of The Automotive Industry
The end of an era. But that doesn't mean I don't admire the Veyron's engineering and the craftsmanship involved. If Spinal Tap went to 11, Volkswagen went to 16 for the Veyron. The car's numbers were mind-blowing in 2005 and with the 1,200 hp Vitesse ...

Sony Looking To Penetrate Automotive Industry to Boost Profits
With tech giants like Apple and Google announcing interest in the (autonomous) automotive industry, it was only natural they were going to set a trend. Now, another gadget leviathan, Sony, is reportedly looking at snagging a piece of the car-making ...

Vietnam automobile industry faces collapse after Toyota announcement about ...
Vietnam automobile industry faces collapse after Toyota announcement about ...


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