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Auto Industry Looks for Bumper Year in 2016
Economic signs point to 2016 being the healthiest domestic auto industry in decades thanks to an improving labor market and low interest rates greasing U.S. demand. Cheap gasoline also is spurring sales of more profitable trucks and sport-utility ...

2016 – a year of caution and uncertainty for Europe's auto industry
COMMENT: The automotive world in 2016, as seen from Washington: BY IAN C. GRAIG. 2015 was an eventful year in ... https://t.co/qEyDRpje1K 2015/12/31; Vehicle electrification: five to watch in 2016: Automotive World summarises some key expectations ...

3D visualisation? It's virtually everywhere in the auto industry!
From Hollywood blockbusters to TV commercials, the days of wincing at poor quality computer-generated imagery (CGI) are numbered; advances in the software and hardware required to create highly realistic images mean that it's increasingly difficult to ...

CES 2016: Preview
Plenty of partnerships, including the much-rumoured Ford/Google collaboration, will endeavour to capitalise on the expertise of both the car industry and the tech industry to achieve a number of goals. Affordability and accessibility of these ...

Auto industry's new slogan: 'Drive with glee in your SUV'
So much so, that the National Auto Dealers Association and industry analysts predicted a 2015 end-year sales number exceeding 17.8 million, easily topping last year's totals of 16.5 million. If December numbers pan out as forecasted, auto sales will ...

Toyota adopts Ford's SmartDeviceLink software
Ford said on Monday (4 January, 2015) a "first wave of automakers and industry suppliers - led by Toyota - is adopting its SmartDeviceLink software, claiming it was "a huge step toward giving consumers more choice in how they connect and control their ...

Rick Haglund: Shift to software will be key for Michigan's auto industry to ...
Rick Haglund: Shift to software will be key for Michigan's auto industry to ...

Cheap oil drives changes in auto industry
Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co. and other auto makers are reporting record North American profits, and when the industry reports December sales this week, 2015 may turn out to be the best year ever, with U.S. sales topping the 17.4 million vehicles ...

Turkish automotive industry starts 2016 with $1.2B in investments
Having ended 2015 with record highs in production, domestic markets, exports, imports and employment, Turkey's automotive sector is poised to make a great move in 2016 with the production of the domestic car. The world's five automotive giants will ...

GM to Participate in Deutsche Bank 2016 Global Auto Industry Conference
(NYSE: GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the ...

China's Auto Industry Meltdown: The Last Shall Be First?
(It's also a predictable consequence of China's policies toward the industry, a topic for other posts.) Most of the new entry and the additions to capacity over the past 10 years took the form of a 50:50 joint venture between a Chinese automotive firm ...

The eight influential megatrends set to disrupt the automotive industry
Speaking about the report, just-auto's editor said: "Few industries are facing as much varied and complex change as the automotive industry. In this report I attempt to identify the most significant megatrends, and provide some practical ...

HARMAN, Microsoft To Bring Driver Productivity To Automotive Industry
the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, announced a connected car collaboration with Microsoft Corp. at CES 2016. The project will introduce new mobile productivity services, as well as utilize ...

Automotive industry gets into bed with Silicon Valley – GM invests $500m in Lyft
From my perspective, this is a case of GM recognising that it needs to somehow get involved with changes in the automotive industry now or potentially face losses in a few years because people are no longer buying cars in cities. In the context of its ...

US motor industry scores 2015 sales record of 17.5m units
Initial figures for December pointed to full-year sales of around 17.5m cars, sports utility vehicles and pick-up trucks, above the 17.3m record set in 2000. The record sales mark a far stronger-than-expected comeback from the industry's crisis-era ...

How the Open Source Car Could Change the Auto Industry
Show-stopping rims, subwoofers that make your license plate rattle, razor-sharp decals — custom car modifications that regular people can still do themselves are getting fewer and farther between, and even updates like these take considerable effort ...

US auto industry sets sales record
The U.S. auto industry set a sales record in 2015 as solid December gains by the biggest automakers pushed the annual tally above the 17,402,486 mark set in 2000. Automakers chalked up 17,470,659 million light-vehicle sales last year, according to the ...

Johnson Controls' Molinaroli talks automotive industry future at Rotary
Alex Molinaroli voiced his opinion on the future of the automotive industry in a presentation to the Rotary Club of Milwaukee Tuesday afternoon. The CEO of Johnson Controls Inc. (NYSE: JCI) always draws a large crowd, even when presenting the same 10 ...

Record-high sales hit Canada's auto industry in 2015 amid slow economy
Ram pickup trucks are on display on the lot at Landmark Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM in Morrow, Ga., on Jan. 5, 2015. Fiat Chrysler Canada, one of the biggest car manufacturers in the country, says it saw its annual sales rise 1.1 per cent in 2015 in what ...

US car sales hit record high in 2015
Drivers in the United States bought more cars last year than ever before, a staggering turnaround for an auto industry fighting for its life half a decade ago, as low gas prices and a strengthening economy marked a banner year on American roads. About ...

Why 2016 May Be a Tough Year for the Auto Industry
Jochen Siebert, JSC Automotive's managing director, discusses the outlook for the auto industry in 2016 with Bloomberg's Rishaad Salamat on "Trending Business." (Source: Bloomberg). Related. Microsoft Partners With Car Companies for Connected Cars ...

Opinion: Self-driving cars will kill the auto industry
That is the most extreme example, but France, Italy and Spain are all major car manufacturers as well — the French industry might be declining as costs rise, but it still makes 2.5 million vehicles a year. That is not going to be easily replaced. A ...

U.S. auto industry eyes record year in 2016
The automotive industry posted a record year in sale for 2015, but many experts and at least one of the biggest auto giants says 2016 will be even bigger. There were nearly 17.5 million autos sold in 2015, a new record and a massive upsurge from the 10 ...

Auto industry back in fast lane
Drivers in the United States bought more cars last year than ever before, a staggering turnaround for an auto industry fighting for its life half a decade ago, as low gas prices and a strengthening economy marked a banner year for American roads. About ...

How 3D CAD Is Transforming the Commercial Automotive Industry
It isn't all crankshafts, engine blocks and muscle when it comes to trucks. There's some incredibly sophisticated design and engineering taking place in the commercial automotive industry. 3D CAD is making it easier for businesses to drive innovation ...

Auto Industry Pushes to Create Precise Maps for Driverless Cars
"Cameras are the most natural sensors for creating maps because they are already available in most new car models as part of the trend toward growing driver assistance deployment," Amnon Shashua, co-founder, chairman and chief technical officer of ...

AutoNation's CEO Sends Shockwaves Through Automotive Retail Industry
A mere day later, shockwaves are going through the automotive retail industry, causing AutoNation (NYSE:AN), America's largest auto retailer, to drop roughly 11% by noon EST. Peers are also dropping: Lithia Motors (NYSE:LAD) is down roughly 10%, as is ...

Auto industry back in fast lane
Drivers in the United States bought more cars last year than ever before, a staggering turnaround for an auto industry fighting for its life half a decade ago, as low gas prices and a strengthening economy marked a banner year for American roads. About ...

Driven celebrates multiculturalism in the automotive industry
Real Times Media is honored to announce the return of DRIVEN: A TRIBUTE TO MULTICULTURAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY. DRIVEN, a publication dedicated to celebrating the extraordinary accomplishments and personal stories ...

International Location Report: Site Selection in the Auto Industry – A Move to ...
International Location Report: Site Selection in the Auto Industry – A Move to ...

After a boom year, what's down the road for the auto industry?
In 2015, Americans spent roughly $570 billion dollars on more than 17 million cars and trucks, breaking a record set 15 years earlier. But it was also a year of automaker scandal, including a probe into GM's defective ignition switch problems, faulty ...

U.S. auto industry eyes record year in 2016
The automotive industry posted a record year in sale for 2015, but many experts and at least one of the biggest auto giants says 2016 will be even bigger. There were nearly 17.5 million autos sold in 2015, a new record and a massive upsurge from the 10 ...

Diversity Volume Leadership Awards kicks-off International Auto Show
“NAMAD's overall mission and goal is to achieve parity in the auto industry, as the minority dealer body only has the representation of a little over five percent of are owners of new car franchises, and yet over 30 percent of new cars and trucks are ...

Auto Industry Record Breaking Sales Close Out 2015
Trucks, SUVs, and crossover vehicles had the strongest overall sales in 2015, with an increase in 13% over 2014. The Ford F-150 remained the top selling vehicle in the US. The industry also saw a significant increase in leasing, totaling 29% of new ...

A New Era in the Automotive Industry - Why GM + Lyft is Just the Beginning
Back in October, I made an apparently controversial public recommendation that Old Detroit should move in, propose marriage and put a ring on it with the new, upstart Silicon Valley automotive industry - The End of an Era for American Carmakers--A ...

PH automotive industry in 2015: not bad, not bad at all
With the year about to come to an end, the 365 days of the current local motoring world could simply be told in a telling story in this short narrative. However; unlike the ones that have long past and been forgotten, the drama, this time, seems to ...

THE WEEK THAT WAS - Where next?
The global automotive industry stands on the brink of unprecedented change due to the impact of eight discrete megatrends, according to a new report due out soon from just-auto. Wanna see it? The report will be available from mid-February but take out ...

Cooper Standard to Present at 2016 Deutsche Bank Global Auto Industry Conference
8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CPS) will present at the 2016 Global Auto Industry Conference hosted by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, Jan. 12 in Detroit. Cooper Standard's Jeffrey Edwards, chairman and CEO, and Matthew ...

New Chrysler minivan to debut at Detroit auto show
Fresch is arguably one of millions of customers that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will try to win back with its next-generation Chrysler minivan, which makes its global debut Monday at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. ... For ...

3 Epic Fails in the U.S. Auto Industry in 2015
By now, you've surely heard that the U.S. auto industry set a new record for vehicle sales during 2015. A solid December, though perhaps fueled by incentives, helped push annual sales beyond the record set in 2000 to more than 17.47 million light ...

'Highly taxed' auto industry seeks relief in Budget
The industry body also sought a clarity in the provisions of GST on second-hand vehicles saying "there is a huge opportunity for the government to earn revenue as a judicious tax structure under the GST can help organised trade of the second-hand ...

Indian automotive industry highly taxed, says SIAM; accounts for up to 77% costs
Stating that the automotive industry in India is "highly taxed" with levies accounting for up to 77% on cost, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has asked the government to merge multiple taxes into a single excise duty. The automotive ...

'Detroit Three' sales soar in record year for auto industry
DETROIT | Those in the automotive industry can step back and appreciate this: For the Detroit Three and anyone involved in the car industry, these are the best of times. In 2015, automakers sold more cars and trucks in the U.S. than any year in the ...

Detroit's Auto Industry Has Changed, But Not The Way Washington Planned
DETROIT, Jan 10 (Reuters) – When U.S. President Barack Obama visits Detroit's annual auto show on Jan. 20, exactly one year before he leaves office, he is expected to tout how much the industry has changed since he orchestrated a federally funded ...

Alabama auto industry smashes record, produces over 1 million vehicles in 2015
“Since Mercedes invested in Alabama over 20 years ago, Alabama has been successful at producing automobiles, with 2015 being our best year yet,” Governor Robert Bentley said. “Automotive manufacturing is an important industry in Alabama, and creates ...

Environment drives growth in EV sales in Asia
Domestic vehicle manufacturers see NEVs as an opportunity to establish an early lead in one of the automotive industry's most promising growth segments and are gearing up for very rapid demand growth. Many are working with South Korea's LG Chem, ...

Connectivity, digitization to influence auto industry till 2025: KPMG
Connectivity and digitisation are the most important trends which could influence the global automobile industry from 2016 to 2025, said KPMG Global Automotive Executive Survey (GAES) released on Monday. Based on interviews of 800 top auto executives ...

Award Winners Announced For The 2016 Diversity Volume Leadership Awards ...
Award Winners Announced For The 2016 Diversity Volume Leadership Awards ...

Governor Bevin to promote Kentucky's auto industry at North American ...
Governor Bevin to promote Kentucky's auto industry at North American ...

Delphi to Present at the Deutsche Bank Global Auto Industry Conference
GILLINGHAM, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH) will present at the Deutsche Bank Global Auto Industry Conference on Jan. 12 in Detroit. Delphi's President and Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Clark, is scheduled to present ...


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