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Auto industry looks to shift gears into R&D | Bangkok Post: business
On Tuesday, Thailand's Cabinet approved a plan to invest 3.7 billion baht in an automotive test centre in Chachoengsao province near the eastern seaboard. Built on around 1,200 rai of land, the site will be used to help local manufacturers develop new ...

Automotive Industry Reaches New Heights in Review Management and Local SEO According to Chatmeter Report
SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 1, 2016) - Chatmeter (www.chatmeter.com), the leading provider of Local SEO and review management, has released a new study today indicating tremendous progress that automotive dealers have made over the last ...

Tesla unveils higher volume Model 3
Edmunds.com Director of Industry Analysis Jessica Caldwell highlighted the importance of the higher volume model and suggested the high level of interest from customers augurs well. "This has to be a first for the automotive industry: lines of people ...

Auto industry supplier Thai Summit to create 216 jobs with new Bardstown auto supply facility
“With a reputation for quality products earned across three decades in the U.S., Thai Summit makes a welcome addition to both Kentucky's automotive industry and the Nelson County economy,” Bevin said. “Kentucky's auto industry directly employs nearly ...

Moscow voices - from the Russian Forum shop floor
The recent Russian Automotive Forum in Moscow provided a barometer of where the industry is – and where it might go. Here are some of the quotes which resonated. "I believe in Russia. I urge, plead with others to believe in Russia" - Visteon Avtopribor ...

Event Connects Students With Automotive Industry Employers
ACWORTH, GA -- In an effort to build connections between students and businesses in the community, Chattahoochee Technical College's Automotive Technology and Diesel Equipment Technology programs on Wednesday hosted an industry meet and ...

Tesla is leading the Apple-ization of the automotive industry
For one, when we do we ever see lineups to buy cars? And not just any lineup—a lineup that only grants you the right to pay $1,000 to reserve a car that won't be delivered before late 2017 at the earliest. Plus these people didn't actually know the ...

New Inertial Shaker for the Automotive Industry
The Modal Shop's shaker family has a new addition, the 2002E Miniature Electrodynamic Inertial Shaker. The light and compact 2002E is capable of producing up to 2 lbf (9 N) peak sine force over a wide 20 Hz to 3000 Hz frequency range. The 2002E is ...

Industry cheers approval for auto testing centre
"The cabinet's approval is like a light at the end of the tunnel for the country's automotive industry, as Thailand cannot afford to delay the project's development," said Mr Thavorn, who is in charge of the automotive cluster development and has ...

TPP won't greatly affect Thai auto industry - academic
However, Thailand not being a part of the TPP agreement is unlikely to greatly affect the country's automotive industry despite Japanese car firms' worry over the pact, signed last October, according to Assoc Prof Archanun Kohpaiboon, an economics ...

ZetaDisplay: Additional order worth 8 million Swedish kronor to the automotive industry
ZetaDisplay in Sweden has since earlier signed a contract with the general agent for one of Europe's largest car manufacturers. ZetaDisplay's media platform for Digital Signage and Last Meter Marketing is already installed at a number of the company's ...

Mazda UK brings customer relations centre in-house
Mazda UK has brought its customer relations centre in-house at its new head office in Dartford, Kent, replacing its "traditional outsourced customer contact centre approach" with its own employees. The team of 20 customer executives handle all types of ...

Govt committed to ensuring resilient local auto industry ecosystem
“The company's long-standing position as one of the national car projects will be taken into consideration, as will the real and urgent need for Proton to implement a sustainable -- even difficult -- restructuring plan that can ensure its long-term ...

Tesla Model 3 order frenzy makes it 'the iPhone of the auto industry'
"That is amazing and I don't think anything like that has happened in the auto industry before," said Egil Juliussen, director of research for Infotainment & Advanced Driver Assistance Systems at IHS Automotive. "Tesla Model 3 is the iPhone of the auto ...

Want to speed network with an auto industry exec?
The Kentucky Automotive Industry Association plans to host a new, half-day automotive conference in Louisville next month. The conference, called Spark, is designed for the state's automotive supplier sector — particularly procurement and supply chain ...

Global Automotive Radiator Industry
II-1 2007-09 Recession Marks the Beginning of a Long Drawn Period of Volatility & Change in the Automotive Industry II-2 2007-09 Recession Highlights the Role Played by Financial Markets in Global Economic Health II-2 How the Auto Industry Responded ...

Support for SA automotive industry needs fine-tuning
Historically, the backbone of the South African economy was gold. Arguably, these days it is the automotive sector. Despite the poor domestic sales environment for vehicles, investment by automotive assemblers, driven largely by export sales, is at ...

Metro Supply Chain buys Evolution Time Critical
Metro Supply Chain Group, a Canadian owned, 3PL solutions provider in North America, has completed the acquisition of Europe-based automotive and industrial services emergency logistics specialist Evolution Time Critical. "The deal provides Metro with ...

COMMENT: Confidence in UK auto industry remains high despite impending EU vote
In recent weeks, OEMs, suppliers and the UK automotive industry's trade association, the SMMT, have been resolutely expounding the view that the UK's automotive industry's interests would be best served if the UK votes to remain within the European ...

Technavio Announces Top Five Vendors in the Global Automotive Sensors Market
The global automotive sensors market is characterized by the presence of well-diversified global and regional vendors. The automotive industry's growth will continue to gravitate toward emerging economies in APAC. In addition, a significant market ...

From furniture to cars: design breaks industry barriers
Despite the name, this isn't just a furniture fair. Over the years, the automotive industry has been playing a greater role in the event and last year saw participation from the likes of Audi, Lexus, BMW, Mini, Mazda, Peugeot, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR ...

Automotive Industry Focus: Hitting On All Cylinders
When Nissan opened an automotive assembly plant in Canton, MS in 2003, the company propelled the state's newly formed automotive industry into the global spotlight. Prior to Nissan's opening, no automobile had been produced in Mississippi. Today, the ...

Denso invests in TriLuminar laser tech company
TriLumina is helping to accelerate the automotive industry's adoption of semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles by providing lasers for 100 percent solid-state LiDAR products and advanced driver monitoring systems (DMS). "As a supplier of advanced ...

Shifting The Gears On Auto Industry Growth
Our BUY rating is based on Exco's growth potential from (1) its exposure to the automotive industry's secular trend of incorporating lightweight aluminum components; (2) a growing automotive interior trim market presence (3) a share price that ...

Automotive industry: Renault Unveils Ecosystem Project Worth over $1.0 Billion
King Mohammed VI launched Friday in Rabat a new structural project of car-manufacturer Renault group in Morocco called “Renault Ecosystem.” The project, meant to consolidate the positioning of the Moroccan automotive sector on the world chessboard, ...

Tesla Is Redefining The Automotive Industry
It is a tough automotive market out there. There are multiple brands that come out with great, quality products. The kinds of vehicles that are available around $25,000 is astonishing, especially when considering the level of safety, reliability, and ...

AMP 2006-2016: This is how automotive Industry performed in the last 10 years
In 2006, The indian automobile industry's turnover was perched around the $28 billion mark, which roughly translated into Rs 1.23 lakh crore according to the $ exchange rate of Rs 44 at the time. The AMP 2006-2016 had laid out a target to reach a ...

Flashpoint 4/10/16: Automotive industry changing across US
Ford is building a new plant in Mexico and FCA issued pink slips to 1,300 workers at the Sterling Heights assembly plant all while Elon Musk reveals the new Tesla Model 3. The issues of trade affect the automotive industry in Detroit and it has been a ...

Automotive industry hits the comeback road
Romania′s automotive industry was hit hard in past years, with the market for new cars dropping by about 80 per cent after 2008, from around 300,000 units in 2007 to less than 60,000 cars in 2013. Influenced by the economic instability and watching ...

Voestalpine buys ATT and Sermetal
Sermetal is the market leader on the Iberian Peninsula in plastic mould steel for the automotive industry and generated revenue of around EUR27m in 2015. "The ATT and Sermetal acquisitions are in line with our strategy of focusing growth in the ...

Growing Demand in Automotive Industry to Drive Phenolic Resins Market From 2014 to 2020: Grand View Research, Inc.
The global phenolic resins market is anticipated to witness stable growth over the next seven years owing to increased demand from transport and construction industry. Product demand is expected to rise on account of increased usage of fire retardant ...

Growing Demand in Automotive Industry to Drive Phenolic Resins Market From 2014 to 2020: Grand View Research, Inc.
... increased demand from transport and construction industry. Product demand is expected to rise on account of increased usage of fire retardant materials in automotive and aircraft components. Phenolic molding compounds namely novolac and resol have ...

The auto industry must get connected to fend off marginalisation
The growing pervasiveness of connectivity is putting traditional vehicle manufacturers at risk of being disrupted and marginalised unless they act fast to defend their businesses. The big question facing the industry is, who will get to redefine cars ...

Constellium opens university aluminium centre
Constellium has opened the University Technology Centre (UTC) at Brunel University London, a base for the design, development and prototyping of aluminium alloys and automotive structural components. Featuring industrial size aluminium casting and ...

Webasto expands Japan roof plant
The expansion of this plant strengthens our position in Japan, one of the strategically crucial markets for the automotive industry and for Webasto." The new building creates additional production capacity required for future projects. This year ...

French Connection Nurturing Morocco's Auto Industry
CASABLANCA – The stable North African kingdom of Morocco is pushing ahead with plans to grow its automotive manufacturing industry, creating a lower-cost hub for supplying nearby wealthy European markets. Indeed, with the Strait of Gibraltar separating ...

GammaTech Partners with AE Tools to Provide Rugged Computing Solutions For Automotive Industry
AE Tools is focused on bringing OEM-diagnostic solutions to the automotive aftermarket with on-car support. It is a need that has only intensified over the last decade, as the aftermarket industry has shifted to include more and more computer-centric ...

Feds ask auto industry to help combat cyberattacks
Carlin made the remarks during a speech before the Society of Automotive Engineers' 2016 World Congress at the Cobo Convention Center. More than 11,000 engineers, auto industry executives, consultants, academics, government and military officials are ...

Delphi CTO targets user cockpit experience
Owens also believes that the automotive powertrain area will continue to see innovations aimed at helping vehicle manufacturers meet tighter CO2 and fuel economy standards. "The ICE keeps better and better. We think by 2025, 95% of the vehicles ...

The Woman Who's Bringing Fashion to the Automotive Industry
It's no secret that the automotive industry is male-dominated, but Ven Lai, creative designer at Chevrolet, is an exception. Lai was born in Vietnam and grew up in Florida. It wasn't until she took art classes in college that she realized she was ...

Iran offers historic opportunities for global automotive industry
In a new report from Roland Berger, titled 'Iran – A historic opportunity for automotive OEMs', the consulting firm considers the prospect for international automotive industry players within the market. On the back of the opening market, the ...

DOJ Challenges Auto Industry: Let's Try to Build Unhackable Car
(TNS) -- In its quest to build connected and self-driving cars, the automotive industry is facing a daunting task that national security experts say is a must: Design a car that's terrorist-proof — or at least try. With 220 million Internet connected ...

Connectivity, the key to the future of the auto industry
The supplier is intent on moving forward with new acquisitions and collaborations, and will use 2016 to take advantage of several key automotive industry trends. Speaking to Automotive World, Jean-Francois Tarabbia, Senior Vice President R&D and ...

World Gasket and Seals Market to see 5.7% CAGR: Automotive Industry Demand Driving Growth to 2020
Gaskets and seals are crucial in preventing fluid and gas leakage in vehicles. Demand in gasket and seals market is determined by factors such as the stringent emission regulations (CAFE and NEDC) and efforts by manufacturers to increase the warranty ...

World Gasket and Seals Market to see 5.7% CAGR: Automotive Industry Demand Driving Growth to 2020
Gaskets and seals are crucial in preventing fluid and gas leakage in vehicles. Demand in gasket and seals market is determined by factors such as the stringent emission regulations (CAFE and NEDC) and efforts by manufacturers to increase the warranty ...

How the Automotive Industry is Staying Ahead of the Curve with Digital Marketing
Article Image The automotive industry has staked a strong claim on innovative marketing tactics--and the proof is in the sales. High consideration purchases like a vehicle often require different strategies than smaller, one-off purchases, but the ...

Granta Updates GRANTA MI Tools for Automotive Industry
granta_new_logo CAMBRIDGE, UK, Apr 14, 2016 – Granta Design announced new GRANTA MI tools for the management of vital material property data relating to welds and other joining techniques. This data is very valuable for Automotive organizations ...

KSS starts India R&D Technical Centre
"The new Technical Centre will strengthen the government initiative 'Make in India' with focus on technology development by growing India's automobile Industry," said president India operations, Mahendra Rajawat. "This Technical Centre will add to KSS' ...

Automotive Industry Collaboration to Enable Management of Vital
Cambridge, UK – Granta Design today announced new GRANTA MI tools for the management of vital material property data relating to welds and other joining techniques. This data is very valuable for Automotive organizations seeking to ensure accurate ...

Driving growth? The future of Europe's car industry
The road traveled by the car industry in the European Union (EU) may not always have been smooth in the latter part of the last century but, as other heavy industries have fallen victim to competition from Asia and the U.S., car production is one of ...


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