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Carbon fibre in car production – weighing up the benefits
This, in combination with improved material costs, will grow the use of carbon fibre applications in the automotive industry." For its part, Faurecia recently joined the cluster MAI Carbon of the Incorporated Society of Carbon Composites based in ...

BMW's Upstate plant expected to weather US automotive industry decline
While some car companies have already started feeling the pinch, Spartanburg County-based BMW Manufacturing Co. is riding a wave of success. June 1, 2017. by Trevor Anderson. In May, automakers reported a fourth straight month of sales declines in the ...

Automotive Companies Turn to Service Innovation to Redefine Latin America's Mobility
SAO PAULO, June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Large-scale disruptions in the Latin American automotive industry over the past few years have rendered traditional structures redundant and given rise to new ecosystems wherein services share the spotlight with ...

Will Ford's composites move finally crack the automotive industry's throughput dilemma?
At JEC World in March, automotive tier-1 supplier Magna International presented a prototype CFRP subframe that it had designed with the carmaker intended for use on a C-segment vehicle – such as Ford's US Fusion model. The subframe is 34% (or almost ...

SPIEF 17 - GEFCO looks to ride Russian uptick
"We have been hit by the crisis in the automotive industry for sure," GEFCO chairman, Luc Nadal told just-auto on the sidelines of this week's St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). "[But] I think the automotive market will come back and ...

UK car industry pins hopes on battery-powered electric vehicles
The engine of a McLaren supercar sits on a table, with wires snaking out the back, connected to several small boxes and a silvery battery pack. The contraption ...

Toyota top automotive innovator for 3rd consecutive year
“As companies in the automotive industry transform themselves into broader mobility providers, no auto company better demonstrates innovation and technology for the future than Toyota,” said Jeff Makarewicz, group vice president, Toyota Motor North ...

How the automotive industry can benefit from an after sales app
The automotive industry has been among the pacesetters, of course, in embracing stylish innovation. The advent of the driverless car and the use of virtual reality and other immersive technologies like augmented reality to drive marketing and sales of ...

Innoson, trail blazer in Nigeria's automotive industry —Lai Mohammed
“Having toured this factory today, (yesterday), I make bold to say that Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Ltd., is a trail blazer in the automotive industry, and a shinning example of what Nigeria is capable of achieving if it looks inwards and ...

Leaders in automotive industry attend Road 2 Composites workshop
More than 200 current and future leaders in the automotive and transportation industries convened over two days (May 16-17) at the Road 2 Composites workshop held in Lansing, Mich. The workshop was hosted at Michigan State University in partnership ...

SNAPSHOT - Steering tomorrow's car
Cyber security has emerged as a growing concern in the automotive industry as connectivity systems proliferate. For its part, Nexteer Automotive is strengthening its steering system offerings with cyber security technologies to protect against ...

Foreign investments boost for automotive industry
The Midlands automotive sector secured 58 new foreign direct investments (FDI) during 2016/17, a 10 per cent increase from last year according to new figures. Investment body Drive Midlands, which has released the new statistics, said the projects ...

New study makes case for regional automotive industry
The study, conducted by BDO East Africa Advisory Services, a firm contracted by the EAC and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), indicates that in order to ensure development of automotive industry in the region, a realistic development ...

LiDAR Sensor Automotive Market Worth 2557.3 Million USD by 2030
The market, by volume, is expected to reach 31,686.1 thousand units by 2030 owing to the technological superiority of LiDAR over other available sensors in the automotive industry, such as RADAR and cameras. Factors such as the rising popularity of ...

Global Automotive Industry Outlook 2017: Vehicle Sales to Reach 93.2 Million Units as New Business Models Disrupt ...
Global Automotive Industry Outlook 2017: Vehicle Sales to Reach 93.2 Million Units as New Business Models Disrupt ...

How will 5G disrupt the automotive industry?
With handy devices that can turn your smartphone into a thermal energy detector to diagnose leaky windows, and apps to protect your home by monitoring familiar movement patterns, it makes perfect sense that very soon cars will be able to navigate roads ...

StarVR ties up with ZeroLight to develop VR solutions for automotive ...
StarVR ties up with ZeroLight to develop VR solutions for automotive ...

Digital marketing review of the automotive industry
When it comes to consistent growth of both new and used car sales, the aftermath of the recession must be largely credited to the increasing figures. With a wealth of buyers now in the market, brands need to do all they can to capture their interest ...

Campi: Higher excise tax on vehicles 'sending wrong signal' to automotive investors
5636 approved by the Lower House last week, which contained five tiers, Gutierrez replied that “it's not exactly the position of the industry but it's a better version than the original proposal of the DOF.” HB 5636 staggered the increase in automotive ...

Indian Automotive Industry clocks 8.39 percent growth in May 2017 ...
Indian Automotive Industry clocks 8.39 percent growth in May 2017 ...

Indian auto industry logs double-digit growth in May at 2.03 million, making it the highest ever sales in May
The Indian automotive industry registered a 10.05% growth with total volumes of 2.03 million units, led by double digit growth in two wheelers at 11.89% with 1.69 million units and 8.63% growth in passenger vehicles at 2.51 lakh units, led by strong ...

The Impact of NAFTA Renegotiation on the Automotive Industry ...
The Impact of NAFTA Renegotiation on the Automotive Industry ...

Vietnam Playing Catch-Up in ASEAN Auto Sector
Phong Quach, an analyst at Ipsos Business Consulting, says a 2014 government decree set a target that Vietnam's automotive industry should source 35% of parts domestically by 2020 and 65% by 2035. Last year, a policy aimed at facilitating these goals ...

Industry 4.0 to trigger more jobs - Yanfeng CEO
Adoption of Industry 4.0 manufacturing techniques could culminate in more jobs being generated says Chinese supplier, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI), although it nonetheless concedes staff will need more training to cope with new methods ...

eSync Alliance Initiative Will Drive Industry-Wide Secure Automotive OTA And Diagnostics
“The automotive industry has a history of multi-vendor initiatives which often drive the emergence of de facto standards,” said Greg Basich, Associate Director, Automotive Service at market research firm Strategy Analytics. “OEMs are actively looking ...

Industry experts to speak at Rubber In Automotive Conference
TROY, Mich.—The Rubber In Automotive Conference will present 23 industry experts exploring new technical innovations and efficiencies, including Michael DiPino, senior technical service manager for R.D. Abbott Company, Inc., and Boris Traber, global ...

Amazon 'to sell cars in UK' - reports
"Trust is now at a premium in the automotive industry, particularly in the wake of the recent Volkswagen's emissions scandal, with the brand-customer relationship more important than ever for the sector. Brands may benefit from Amazon's positive ...

New challenges, uncertainty on horizon for automotive industry
The automotive industry has dug itself out of the Great Recession, but there's plenty of uncertainty on the horizon. Light vehicle sales in the U.S. have grown every year since bottoming out in 2009, eclipsing pre-recession highs of 16 million-plus in ...

Apple CEO Finally Reveals Secret Plans To Change Automobile Industry
Apple CEO Tim Cook finally revealed details about the company's elusive self-driving car project in an interview published Tuesday by Bloomberg. “We're focusing on autonomous systems,” said Cook. “We sort of see it as the mother of all AI [artificial ...

Global Masterbatch Market - Analysis, Technologies & Forecasts to 2021 - Strong Demand from Automotive Industry ...
Global Masterbatch Market - Analysis, Technologies & Forecasts to 2021 - Strong Demand from Automotive Industry ...

Automotive industry supplier to create 200 jobs in Buford
“There are many more potential customers such as Automotive Tier I/ Tier II, Volkswagen, Mercedes Vans and Volvo and Asian OEMs like Nissan, Honda, Toyota, Kia and Hyundai. This offers us new possibilities regarding the Carcoustics growth strategy, ...

What self-driving car makers can learn from the aviation industry
Autonomous vehicles (AVs), or driverless cars, are no longer a fantasy idea found only in sci-fi movies. With several car manufacturers already developing self-driving features, and a reported 10 million driverless cars set to hit the road by 2020, it ...

Deal: German car parts company creating 200 jobs in Buford
“Georgia offers automotive industry suppliers such as Carcoustics the resources necessary to compete worldwide,” Deal said in a statement. “In choosing Georgia, Carcoustics will enjoy the benefits of a well-trained workforce, a thriving automotive ...

Uni-Select - An Automotive Investment Option
While many of the vehicle manufacturers pay a dividend, betting on a particular auto manufacturer can be difficult. We can never tell which one will have a scandal or a recall affecting the stock price negatively. Another way to invest in the ...

Volkswagen shows teaser image of new Polo
Volkswagen is revealing the new Polo in Berlin this Friday (June 16, 2017) and has issued a teaser image. VW says the latest edition of the B-segment car is 'larger, more spacious, more comfortable and will continue the success story of the compact ...

Cole: Auto industry faces many challenges
David Cole, chairman emeritus of the Center for Automotive Research and chairman of both AutoHarvest and Building America's Tomorrow, explored some of the factors that impact the automotive industry's uncertain future. He presented the information as ...

Auto Suppliers Must Learn to Drive Change or Watch the Industry Pass Them By
Yes, the speed limit on change in the automotive industry has been lifted. And as the traffic increases, it's time for parts suppliers to get behind the steering wheel and start driving some of the changes. Daron Gifford is the automotive consulting ...

Auto industry supplier coming to Buford
Gov. Nathan Deal Tuesday announced that Carcoustics, a supplier to the automotive industry, will create 200 jobs and invest $6 million in a new Buford facility over the next five years. The newly created jobs will include positions in manufacturing ...

Challenge of revamping Nigeria's auto industry
The fortunes of the local automobile industry in Nigeria have been on a downward slide over the years fuelled by vehicle and spare parts imports. The result has been huge capital flight out of the country with the resultant implication on job creation ...

Innovations and demand from automotive industry to drive global masterbatch market to 2022
Innovations in masterbatch and the demand for lightweight materials in the automotive industry is encouraging the replacement of metals with plastics and therefore driving the market, as per Research and markets. However, the masterbatch market is ...

Can Apple Disrupt Automotive Manufacturing?
The automotive industry is a capital intensive industry that is difficult (some claim impossible) to disrupt. Can Apple succeed? After more than a dozen years of massive investments Tesla still sees no profitability in sight. Is it wise for Apple to go ...

ANALYSIS - Renegade 2.0-litre diesel and future Jeeps
On minor thing which can annoy is an especially loud beep every time you blip the car locked. Also, I had to turn off the parking sensors as they were also way too intrusive. Not even on the lowest sound setting were they anything but stress inducing ...

WVU Emissions Researchers Help Address Automotive Industry and ...
WVU Emissions Researchers Help Address Automotive Industry and ...

The Weather Company and Toyota drive first cognitive ads for auto industry
In 2017, eMarketer expects the U.S. automotive industry digital ad spending to reach $10.66 billion dollars. Automotive will continue to rank as the second-largest industry segment in the U.S. for digital ad spending, keeping it near the forefront of ...

Volkswagen unveils new Polo in Berlin
Among the attributes of the new car, VW highlighted greater room, more efficient engines and pioneering driver assistance systems. Dr Herbert Diess, VW brand board chairman said: "The Polo is a young, fresh car. It combines charisma with strong ...

A New Way of Thinking About the Automotive Industry
Besides a surge of auto tech startups and Tesla's success, Silicon Valley's new affair with the automotive industry is heightened by chatter about a secret car project by the most prominent disruptor of them all: Apple. Dan Akerson, retired CEO of ...

Automakers mix virtual reality with the real world
Forget glossy brochures and the pantomime of buying a new car. Game software and wearable technology is changing the way we shop. Consumers in shopping centres or sitting at home can now visualise their next yet-to-be-launched car in any ...

A Look At The Automotive Industry From A Class I Rail Perspective
The recent assessment of BAML calls for a substantial decline in U.S. light vehicle unit sales of close to -26 percent by 2021. Light duty vehicle unit sales were down -2 percent through May 2017. Since 2016, growth has stalled with 2017 shaping up to ...

Lightweight monotube dampers – Q&A with BWI Group
With the easy weight savings already taken – the so-called 'low hanging fruit' – car makers are now setting lower weight targets for every part of the vehicle. The trade-off between weight and unit price is being adjusted to reflect this, meaning the ...

Sensors and Measurement Instrumentation for the Automotive Industry – FREE catalogue download!
OMEGA's comprehensive range of sensors and measuring instruments is utilized every single day in countless automotive applications around the world. Moreover, the company provides a complete service throughout the automotive value chain with teams ...


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