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Senate calls for auto taskforce
A Senate inquiry has again thrown the spotlight on the Federal Government's attitude toward the Australian automotive industry, calling for the establishment of a taskforce to develop policy settings for the radically different landscape after 2017 ...

Ford expanding Thai plant output with additional Rangers
"Thailand's commitment to the continued growth of its world-class auto industry gives Ford the opportunity to further leverage the skilled local work force and market expertise, as well as the strategic footprint that we have already established in ...

GM, Toyota Sales up in Strong November for US Auto Industry
November used to be a slow month for U.S. car sales. Not anymore. Black Friday promotions — some of which began well before Thanksgiving — were expected to push last month's sales to near-record levels. Car buying site Edmunds.com predicted sales of ...

US November auto sales up as promotions spur consumers
General Motors said on Tuesday the U.S. auto industry will sell 18.2 million vehicles for the month at an annualized rate. Most analysts predicted 2015 sales will top the record of 17.35 million vehicles in 2000, according to the U.S. Bureau of ...

Ralph Nader Wants Auto Industry to Hit the Brakes on Self-Driving Cars
Ralph Nader wants the auto industry to slow down when it comes to self-driving cars. The consumer advocate and political activist told Automotive News that automakers' rush to push automated features in vehicles could lead to more distracted driving ...

US November auto sales keep pace for record 2015
Year-end holiday promotions were pushed into November as automakers emphasized Black Friday deals. Auto industry spending on television ads rose to $1.098 billion in the Oct 1 to Nov. 29 period, up nearly 25 percent from $880.3 million during the same ...

GM, Toyota sales up in strong November for auto industry
Deals can be dangerous for the auto industry because they cut into profits and lower vehicles' resale value. Incentives have been creeping upward since 2011; in November, they rose an estimated $172 over last year to $3,066 per vehicle, according to ...

Strong November may break auto industry's 2001 record
Deals can be dangerous for the auto industry because they cut into profits and lower vehicles' resale value. Incentives have been creeping upward since 2011; in November, they rose an estimated $172 over last year to $3,066 per vehicle, according to ...

Canada's Economy Grows In Q3 Led By Automotive Industry And Consumer Spending
Canada's economy expanded for the first time in three quarters as gains in automotive exports and consumer spending offset the damage from lower oil prices. Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.3% annualized pace from July to September, Statistics ...

Home National Automotive Forum in Pune sees lively debate on industry-academia...
Home National Automotive Forum in Pune sees lively debate on industry-academia...

Can Auto Industry Woo back the Promiscuous “Growth”?
In the meantime, like any other spurned lover, automotive industry has turned pale and lean under anguish of repeated rejection from her love. After failing to charm her stubbornly infidel suitor -Growth for over two-years, she has turned too ...

Auto Expo 2016: Growth in auto industry may pull in marquee brands
India's automotive industry posted strong sales across segments in November, on top of double-digit growth in the previous month and signaling the market may be witnessing a sustainable turnaround. The strong sales numbers also underlined a pickup in ...

Nigeria Targets 80% Local Manufacturing in Auto Industry
Nigeria plans to raise the portion of local manufacturing in the automotive industry to 80 percent by 2023 as Africa's most populous country seeks to cut imports and diversify the economy away from oil, the industry regulator said. The West African ...

Why hydrogen is coming, according to Kia
"In future, all energy will come as electricity." Those words are not from some environmental activist or soundbite politician, but from a senior figure within the auto industry, which perhaps makes them all the more surprising. Dr Sae Hoon Kim is the ...

Nokia expects the sale of HERE to automotive industry consortium to close on ...
Nokia expects the sale of HERE to automotive industry consortium to close on ...

ECOWAS Calls For Regional Strategy To Develop Automotive Industry
Mr Kalilou Traore, ECOWAS Commissioner for Industry and Private Sector Promotion, has stressed the need for a coordinated regional strategy for the development of the automotive industry. Traore said at a workshop organised by ECOWAS on: “The ...

dynaCERT Targets Automotive Industry With Its "Carbon Emission Reduction ...
dynaCERT Targets Automotive Industry With Its "Carbon Emission Reduction ...

dynaCERT Targets Automotive Industry With Its "Carbon Emission Reduction ...
dynaCERT Targets Automotive Industry With Its "Carbon Emission Reduction ...

ECOWAS calls for regional strategy to develop automotive industry
Lagos - Mr Kalilou Traore, ECOWAS Commissioner for Industry and Private Sector Promotion, has stressed the need for a coordinated regional strategy for the development of the automotive industry. Traore said at a workshop organised by ECOWAS on: ...

Increased Localisation to Moderate the Effects of Ruble Devaluation on the ...
Increased Localisation to Moderate the Effects of Ruble Devaluation on the ...

Chennai Floods: Production of Automotive Industrial Hub Disrupted
The unexpected onslaught of heavy rains in the southern state of Tamil Nadu has battered Chennai's automotive industry. The industrial area that lies on the outskirts of Chennai is considered to be the 'Detroit of India' as it houses one of India's ...

ACEA: Auto industry sets record straight on emissions, as it reaffirms long ...
ACEA: Auto industry sets record straight on emissions, as it reaffirms long ...

$2000 scholarships available for students interested in automotive industry
Students interested in pursuing a career in the auto industry can apply for one of 15 $2,000 scholarships offered by the Iowa Automobile Dealers Foundation for Education. The scholarship application and guidelines can be downloaded from IADA.com and ...

Alabama aims to attract more auto industry growth on heels of Honda's economic ...
Alabama aims to attract more auto industry growth on heels of Honda's economic ...

Report: Auto Industry Sees Record Sales
New-car sales last month benefited from Black Friday deals, low gasoline prices, and low financing costs, analysts report. Auto makers overall delivered a 1.4% increase over the same month last year, offsetting what is typically a slow month for the ...

Auto industry at odds against Delhi Government's unique solution to curb emission
"Auto industry alone is not responsible for pollution. Containing pollution in city like Delhi is for sure a dire need, but there has to be holistic approach keeping in mind interests of public and industry at large. Decisions can't be taken overnight ...

Middle East's Automotive Industry Slows, Companies Optimistic
A recent survey by online car seller Carmudi shows that only 28% of car dealers in the Middle East reported an increase in sales as a result of the changing economic climate in the region. In addition, 52% reported that sales had decreased over the ...

California is leading the automobile industry toward the future
The automotive industry here is still small compared with Detroit, and an increase of about 10,000 jobs has a small effect on the state's large and diverse economy. It's total size is still far from the 326,000 automotive industry workers employed in ...

California is leading the automobile industry toward the future
The automotive industry here is still small compared with Detroit, and an increase of about 10,000 jobs has a small effect on the state's large and diverse economy. It's total size is still far from the 326,000 automotive industry workers employed in ...

Labor pacts give the auto industry what it needs
But the overall U.S. auto industry got what it most needed. Negotiators charted a course to end the worst aspects of the two-tier wage system. The path is imperfect by any measure. It will take eight years before newly hired Tier 2 workers reach ...

Cash to help car businesses and workers find new industries
Premier Daniel Andrews and Industry Minister Lily D'Ambrosio launched the plan at the Bosch manufacturing plant, in Clayton, on Monday. "The auto industry has been very important to our state for a very long period of time and we should celebrate and ...

Auto Industry Expresses Reservation on Delhi Car Ban
With the implementation of this new rule, people having a single car will be affected the most. Even the auto industry is at odds with the Delhi government. Expressing his disapproval, R C Bhargava, Chairman of Maruti Suzuki said, "I am not sure, if ...

Western Europe's car market bounces back
To continue supporting the recovery, the Spanish government has announced it is extending the current PIVE 8 scrappage scheme through to mid-2016, as the industry seeks to rejuvenate car parc. November also saw a return to double-digit growth (+23.5%) ...

GKN on maintaining AWD leadership and GenII eAxles
GKN Driveline's new CEO, Phil Swash, talked with just-auto's Calum MacRae to discuss the challenges of maintaining leadership in the AWD business and the potential opportunities the VW scandal presents to the automotive industry. Here's the second part ...

Automakers to run Here mapping as open, independent structure
Here plans to supply more automotive customers and expand its consumer and enterprise businesses – through organic growth, as well as strategic partnerships and acquisitions. Its supervisory board will consist of representatives of the new owners and ...

What will it take to drive more women into auto industry?
DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - In many industries in the U.S., the number of women employees is dismal. That's especially true in the automotive industry, where women make up 21.5 percent of all employees, and just 1.2 percent of technicians and service ...

Ministers of Investment, Industry launch second Egypt Automotive summit
The second annual Egypt Automotive summit kicks off Tuesday under the auspices of Minister of Investment Ashraf Salman, Minister of Industry and Trade Tarek Qabil, and head of the Suez Canal Authority Vice Admiral Mohab Mamish at Semiramis ...

Annual summit necessary to boost automotive industry: Ratynski
Prior to the Egypt Automotive summit that kicks off on Tuesday, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles-Egypt CEO Maciej Ratynski spoke to Daily News Egypt, saying that holding an annual summit to discuss automotive industry in Egypt will contribute to boosting the ...

Economic impact of #ChennaiFloods: auto industry to be worst hit
The biggest delay will be for recently launched models. Renault India's newest small car, the Kwid, may see a waiting period of over 10 months. The car has received over 70,000 bookings, but the company was able to deliver only 6,000 units before the ...

Car Sales in Korea Increased in November
The Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy announced on Dec. 7 that the domestic car sales volume increased by 14.4 percent from a year ago to 165,570 last month based on the release of new models, individual consumption tax cut and popularity of ...

GM India names well seasoned new president and managing director
Prior to taking on his current position earlier this year, where he has managed the industrial side of the business, Kazem was president and managing director of GM Uzbekistan from 2012. "With Kaher's hands-on experience and direct knowledge of the ...

Saint-Gobain starts full Indonesia bearings production
Developed by IATF, ISO/TS 16949 is the recognised technical specification and quality management standard for the automotive industry. The certification brings together standards from across Europe and the US to define best practice for design, ...

Downturn could threaten Wearside's booming auto industry, warns report
While the automotive industry is forecasting healthy growth, it's clear global instability and uncertainty threatens manufacturers' confidence. In particular, the slowdown in China is a concern given that it is the biggest market for British-made cars ...

Reader Forum: IoT and the automotive industry
The automotive industry is being transformed by the IoT (Internet of Things). Having cars connected to the Internet is changing the way people drive, order, and service their cars and how passengers enjoy the ride. But IoT features aren't a new idea ...

Supreme council to be formed for auto industry
Minister of Trade and Industry Tarek Qabil announced Tuesday that the automotive industry strategy is near completion, and a supreme council will be formed for the development of the industry. Qabil said, at the second Egypt Automotive Summit, that ...

Pair of Hondas up for one of the auto industry's most prestigious awards
A pair of Hondas are up for one of the auto industry's most prestigious awards. The North American Car & Truck/Utility of the Year awards Tuesday named its finalists for its two annual honors. The redesigned Honda Civic is one of the three remaining ...

ECOWAS advocates regional strategy for automotive industry's devt
ng-logo-ecowas As part of efforts to key into the automotive policy by the Federal Government, Commissioner for Industry and Private Sector Promotion of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Kalilou Traore, has stressed the need for a ...

N ü rnbergMesse connects auto industry worldwide
N ü rnbergMesse Group , the German exhibition company , will continue to provide service to China ' s automotive industry with its global knowledge and in-depth experience . The group has identified the automotive industry as one of the most important ...

Automotive Industry Pushing Boundaries of Innovation Using 3D Printing
It's been quite some time, since automotive manufacturers have started using 3D printing to produce vehicle prototypes. The proliferation of additive manufacturing across automotive industry will achieve more than just saving time and money. The ...

Automotive Industry Pushing Boundaries of Innovation Using 3D Printing
It's been quite some time, since automotive manufacturers have started using 3D printing to produce vehicle prototypes. The proliferation of additive manufacturing across automotive industry will achieve more than just saving time and money. The ...


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