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THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE AUTOMOBILE 2016: Forecasts, trends, and analyses on the disruption of the ...
THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE AUTOMOBILE 2016: Forecasts, trends, and analyses on the disruption of the ...

Ontario tries to allay auto sector fears over climate change plan
The Ontario government has moved to reassure the auto sector that it considers the industry crucial to the province's economy amid a controversy stirred up by a draft action plan on climate change and comments critical of auto companies and executives ...

Automotive Parts Die-Casting Market is propelling by growing automobile industry
smrc The Global Automotive Parts Die-Casting market accounted for $7.0 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach $12.8 billion by 2022 growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.8% during the forecast period 2014 to 2022. The growing ...

Autonomous cars to shake up car insurance
The multi-billion pound motor insurance industry faces a period of radical restructuring as a result of the advent of autonomously driving cars according to research carried out by Swiss Re. Research by Swiss Re and HERE released earlier this month ...

Global Lead Acid Batteries (Automotive) Market 2016 :Industry Size, Share, Trend, Growth, Research, Analysis and ...
Global Lead Acid Batteries (Automotive) Market 2016 :Industry Size, Share, Trend, Growth, Research, Analysis and ...

ÅF boosts Trollhättan's automotive industry
Over the last 10 years many Swedish companies have chosen to relocate their production to Asia. Now, the emerging trend is to do the opposite. Several Chinese car companies have chosen to outsource a considerable amount of their product development ...

Hyperdrive wins GBP3m for battery improvements
For his part, Hamilton Capital Partners managing director, Andrew Lapping, added: "Clean tech businesses with cutting-edge engineering expertise are crucial to the future of the automotive and energy storage industries worldwide." Hyperdrive is a ...

Auto Industry Caught in Software Quagmire
The landscape, ranging from business models, industry players, applications and many more perspectives are changing rapidly; none more visible than the changes directly associated with software. A quick scouring of news snippets from the past year ...

Auto Industry Caught in Software Quagmire
The landscape, ranging from business models, industry players, applications and many more perspectives are changing rapidly; none more visible than the changes directly associated with software. A quick scouring of news snippets from the past year ...

Global Automotive Transmission Systems Industry
II-1 Transmission Systems: Powering the Propulsive System & Moving the Automotive Industry Forward 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 ...

Automotive industry needs to 'stay one step ahead' of criminal gangs, says TRACKER
This means we could be sleep-walking towards a significant rise in vehicle theft, if the automotive industry doesn't make an effort to stay one step ahead, which is why it comes as no surprise to us at TRACKER that vehicle theft offences in 2015 saw ...

Google self-driving car project and FCA to collaborate
"Working with Google provides an opportunity for FCA to partner with one of the world's leading technology companies to accelerate the pace of innovation in the automotive industry," said FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne. "The experience both companies gain ...

China's BAIC to build car assembly plant in SA
Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Company (BAIC) has told reporters in China it plans to build a full size vehicle assembly plant in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, at a cost CNY5bn (US$770m). Construction is scheduled to begin in June with initial ...

eWomen: Young woman takes on automotive industry
JOHANNESBURG - Young female business owner Nkateko Mathebula, is making her mark in the male-dominated automotive industry and creating jobs in the process. Ambitious and strong-willed, Mathebula has overcome numerous challenges to keep her ...

NextEV and Nanjing ink US$462m China plant deal
"Chinese enterprises need to cooperate to develop complementary synergies in win-win relationships in order for China's electric automotive industry to be globally competitive. "To this end, NextEV is willing to share our technologies, and build key ...

Will FCA, Google Deal Trigger Feared Auto Industry Disruption? Maybe
Google GOOGL +0.40%'s decision to choose Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) as a manufacturing partner in its robot cars could signal the start of the long-awaited new technology disruption of the automotive industry. That's the view of investment bank ...

A worker at the FIAT Cars Serbia Factory in Kragujevac, Serbia
Nevertheless, the car industry played an important role in the economic development of the socialist Yugoslavia, representing a big employer across all former Yugoslav republics. The onset of war in the early 1990s dealt a significant blow to the car ...

A worker at the FIAT Cars Serbia Factory in Kragujevac, Serbia
Nevertheless, the car industry played an important role in the economic development of the socialist Yugoslavia, representing a big employer across all former Yugoslav republics. The onset of war in the early 1990s dealt a significant blow to the car ...

Opel CEO shares 'metrics for success'
Earlier this year, Opel said that CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann would expand his social communication activities to LinkedIn as a member of the "influencer" programme limited to 500 participants worldwide. The wonders of social media have duly served up ...

Industry Experts Gather for the IESF 2016 Automotive Electrical/Electronic Design Conference
The 16th annual conference will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at the Ford Convention Center in Dearborn, Mich., USA. The keynote speaker will be Lawrence Burns, a leading advisor to the automotive industry and who also served as General Motors ...

"Collective holiday" for Renault Russia plant
Despite that dent in optimism, Russia has witnessed somewhat of an arrest in calamitously falling sales, with numbers down by 10% in March, a figure the Association of European Businesses (AEB) Automobile Manufacturers Committee chairman, Joerg ...

Industry Trends for 2016 and Beyond: Recap of Women in Automotive Conference
It was held in Michigan at the Detroit Marriott Troy and was another fantastic event attended by both women and men across the automotive industry. The agenda provided information and forecasts regarding emerging automotive trends and hot topics, ...

Industry Leaders from GM, Hyundai, Cardinale Automotive Group Tapped for Speaking Roles at 2nd Annual Women in ...
Industry Leaders from GM, Hyundai, Cardinale Automotive Group Tapped for Speaking Roles at 2nd Annual Women in ...

Marx Layne Public Relations Discusses Brand Management In The Auto Industry
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mike Szudarek, partner, Marx Layne & Company, recently spoke at the "IP in the Auto Industry: Challenges and Opportunities in a Converging World" event held at the Ford Motor Company ...

Asahi Kasei opens US plastic compounds plant
This new plant will not only supply products that provide value for the automotive industry, but also contribute to the development of the city of Athens." Outside North America, Asahi Kasei has operating bases for plastic compounds in Japan, China ...

Tech Mahindra on developing ADAS - Q&A
Given the growth in connectivity, automakers are facing similar challenges to that which the consumer electronics industry have faced over the past decade. Yet the auto industry does not have the flexibility of beta testing. What's your view on the how ...

Minister praises automotive industry for GDP contribution
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says the country's automotive industry is a strategically important sector in the South African economy contributing around 7% to GDP. Published: May 6, 2016, 11:32 a.m. by Algoa FM News ...

Gloves off as UK poised to decide EU future
Equally, there are those such as UK automotive body, Society of Motor Traders and Manufacturers (SMMT), which is nailing colours firmly to European Union (EU) masts, although the association still insists reform is needed. This is the middle way ...

Upcoming LMC Automotive forecasting event and Brexit panel
This year I am going along to the London event on May 25 and I will also be participating in the panel to discuss “Brexit and its Implications for the Automotive Sector”. This is a subject that is sure to be attracting more attention as the June 23 UK ...

COMMENT: Auto industry must collaborate to ensure autonomy
BY MARTIN KAHL. For the auto industry, collaboration and autonomy are not mutually exclusive - stakeholders must work together to develop autonomous drive technology. Semi-autonomous cars will soon share the roads with other autonomous cars and ...

Jeep Leads UK Automotive Industry By Recording Largest Market Share For 19 Years
LONDON - May 8, 2016: Jeep is marking another record month as the SMMT (Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders) reveals April's new car sales figures. The figures, released today, highlight Jeep's current market share of 0.69% - the best in any ...

Program putting skills in hands of high schoolers
But getting your hands dirty while juggling high school can be tricky, especially when many high schools in the Fox Valley just aren't equipped to handle the demands of the automotive industry. "It's pretty difficult for high schools, especially in ...

Lessons from the automotive industry, or how oil can learn from Lutz
By contrast, a similar-sized UK engineering sector, the car industry, is going from strength to strength. Last year, output was the highest for a decade and is projected to soon exceed 2 million for the first time. And this is a success story with an ...

Lessons from the automotive industry, or how oil can learn from Lutz
By contrast, a similar-sized UK engineering sector, the car industry, is going from strength to strength. Last year, output was the highest for a decade and is projected to soon exceed 2 million for the first time. And this is a success story with an ...

South Africa Readies Plan to Extend Automotive Sector Support
South Africa is working on a plan to extend support for the automotive industry beyond the current 2020 timeframe and expand the scope of the policy, the Department of Trade and Industry said. It has set up a team of technical experts to develop a post ...

Automotive Grade Linux: An open-source platform for the entire car industry
Automotive Grade Linux could be the answer to today's woefully fragmented, often frustrating automotive operating-system landscape. A project of the Linux Foundation, AGL is currently focused on providing an operating system for in-vehicle infotainment ...

Car sales in Western Europe up 8% in April
LMC said the latest result suggests that March benefited from a quarter-end sales push by vehicle manufacturers with some resulting softening during April. The car market for Western Europe is forecast by LMC at around 14m units for 2016, 6% ahead of ...

3D Printing Going Mainstream In Auto Industry
3D printing is moving out of the shadows into the mainstream at automobile companies. The beauty of what is known as additive manufacturing is that it eliminates the time and cost of making molds. Products that require a mold usually are not cost ...

Auto industry studies if 3-D printers can meet production demands
The auto industry is beginning to take 3-D-printed car parts seriously. 3-D printers, once little more than handy tools for quickly creating a one-off prototype part, are emerging as a practical alternative for low-volume automotive production ...

Cambodia's Not-So-Secret Grey Car Market Threatens Luxury Auto Industry
A friend of mine recently told me how he was amazed to see three Rolls-Royce Phantoms all in a line on his first visit to Phnom Penh last year. While this is by no means an every day occurrence on the streets of the Cambodian capital, the last few ...

Grease Market Worth $2.28 Billion by 2021 - Growth Driven by Automotive Industry - Research and Markets
The global grease market is projected to reach USD 2.28 Billion by 2021, registering a CAGR of 2.0% between 2016 and 2021. The growth of the market is primarily driven by the automotive industry. The automotive industry dominated the grease market in ...

Dana to open Toledo axle manufacturing facility
It is an honour for Dana to return manufacturing to the same historic site where Toledo's automotive industry began more than 100 years ago." In addition to its partnership with the Jeep brand, the expanded Toledo facility will support axle assembly ...

New initiatives may salvage this year's auto industry wage talks
The South African automotive industry experienced 34 days of labour strikes in 2013 as it negotiated new three-year wage deals within the assembly and component manufacturing sectors, says newly appointed Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) president ...

Russia's Incredibly Shrinking Auto Industry
Russia's auto industry has gone from the brink to the edge to the brink again. A recent study by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) warns that car sales in the country will be lucky to hit 1.9 million this year. Others in the industry think it can go ...

Australian car sales set April record
Sales of passenger cars, SUV and commercial vehicles across Australia hit a new April record of 87,571, 2.9% above the previous best for that month set three years ago in what a local lobby group said was "another demonstration of the motor industry's ...

Auto industry leaders come together at Windsor forum
Auto industry leaders have gathered in Windsor on Wednesday to offer ideas and solutions for the automotive sector. The Second Bi-Annual Policy and Solutions Forum, presented by the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce, Unifor, University of ...

Lessons from the automotive industry, or how oil can learn from Lutz
By contrast, a similar-sized UK engineering sector, the car industry, is going from strength to strength. Last year, output was the highest for a decade and is projected to soon exceed 2 million for the first time. And this is a success story with an ...

Lessons from the automotive industry, or how oil can learn from Lutz
By contrast, a similar-sized UK engineering sector, the car industry, is going from strength to strength. Last year, output was the highest for a decade and is projected to soon exceed 2 million for the first time. And this is a success story with an ...

Online Leasing Company Carvoy Brings E-commerce to the Automotive Industry
Carvoy, the most innovative and fastest growing automotive, privately held, tech start-up, is pleased to announce its much-anticipated date of launch. The company is one of the only agencies to provide an entirely online solution for direct consumer ...

Software Is Eating the Car Industry
This week, CloudBees organized an Automotive Industry event in Böblingen, near Stuttgart, at MotorWorld, paradise for car lovers of all types and generations. The event gathered some of the leading car and OEM vendors and some great sessions on how ...


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