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ZF/University of California enter strategic research partnership
The BDD consortium brings together faculties and researchers from several departments and centres to combine the latest technology with real applications in the automotive industry. "Even though dramatic progress has been achieved in fields such as ...

Rewriting the Automotive M&A Playbook
The automotive industry is witnessing an unprecedented convergence of technological disruption that offers those working in the sector both incredible opportunity and considerable risk. Any automotive executive can testify that the only certainty in ...

Automotive industry again under scrutiny by Competition Protection Agency
The Competition Protection Agency is once again looking into the automotive sector by opening an antitrust proceeding against Renault (which operates as RENAULT NISSAN SLOVENIJA, doo) on July 13 2017. It has not been long since the agency adopted ...

Maruti, Hyundai, Tata Motors sales boost automobile industry in August
NEW DELHI: Automobile manufacturers led by Maruti Suzuki posted robust passenger vehicles (PV) sales growth in August riding on strong consumer sentiment ahead of the festive season. Hyundai Motor India, Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra and Honda ...

Hurricane Harvey rains on US auto industry's parade
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Ford Motor Co reported on Friday that both had seen falling sales in August as Hurricane Harvey hurt sales in one of America's biggest automotive markets. FCA posted sales of 176,033 units, an 11% year-on-year ...

More auto industry CSR initiatives
The program continues to evolve in keeping with the dynamics in the motoring industry, so the curriculum in the automotive courses is also continuously updated.The age of electric mobility is already upon us and the future auto technicians in the ...

Harvey's wallop may have an impact on automotive industry
Predictions from industry sources indicate that between 300,000 and 500,000 vehicles on retailer lots will be written off as flood damaged. Texas is the second largest auto market in the U.S. behind only California. This incredibly large number doesn't ...

Maruti Suzuki: Complete Indian auto sales analysis: Automotive ...
Maruti Suzuki: Complete Indian auto sales analysis: Automotive ...

The democratisation of the auto industry
The electric revolution is coming. We've all heard of the new age way to travel and how it is the future of transportation. From reducing travelling and maintenance costs to going easy on Mother Nature, there is a range of benefits for an electric car ...

[News Analysis] What's causing the decline of Korea's auto industry?
“Due to a change in motorists' preferences and the business landscape, price competitiveness is no longer the key to securing the top spot in the auto industry,” said Kwon Soon-wu, an analyst covering the auto sector at SK Securities. “Carmakers have ...

Harvey Wrecks Up to a Million Cars in Car-Dependent Houston
Car dealerships that survived the deluge have already seen a spike in business, but there's good news for customers too, at least those with means: Auto industry sales surged between 2014 and 2016, and millions of cars leased then are now sitting in ...

Border adjustment tax would see costs heaped on automotive industry
With the increasing prospect of a border adjustment tax on vehicle related imports, automotive producers face between $1,000 and $1,800 in additional fees per import, depending on the production cost of vehicles, as found by a new study. The reshoring ...

How the traditional automotive industry is shifting gears
It's not just the customer that'll be connected, but the car as well. In the future, customers will expect navigation and driver assistance, like collision mitigation, to be installed in even the most affordable family sedan. And if competition and ...

Global car market heading for record this year
Global car sales are on target to set an eighth consecutive annual record according to analysis conducted by Canadian investment bank Scotiabank. It said the growth period represents the longest auto industry up-cycle of recent decades and reflects a ...

[ANALYSIS] Artificial intelligence will drive future of automotive industry
After the steam engine, assembly line production and automation in production, digitisation is certainly having the biggest impact on the automotive industry. As the 'fourth industrial revolution' championed by the World Economic Forum's Klaus Schwab ...

Global and China Automotive Transmission Industry Report, 2017 ...
Global and China Automotive Transmission Industry Report, 2017 ...

China Automotive Finance Industry Report, 2017-2021
Auto finance found a penetration rate of roughly 38% in China in 2016, indicating still a vast room for growth compared with over 50% in the United States, Japan and European countries. Stimulated by favorable policies and changes in people's ...

Automotive industry dominates the CEE region
The automotive sector overtook oil and gas as the biggest sector in central and eastern Europe for the very first time. The Slovak arm of German carmaker Volkswagen Slovakia even made it to fifth place in the rating. These are some of the findings of ...

The Auto Industry Is a Major Obstacle to Trump's NAFTA Deal
MEXICO CITY—NAFTA negotiators discussed rules of origin on Monday as the Trump administration's expected demand for U.S.-specific automotive content requirements was emerging as a major obstacle to a deal, auto industry lobbyists said. U.S. Trade ...

The electric car is poised to upend the auto industry
The electric car, however, is poised to upend the automotive industry as a whole – and a few other industries in passing. It will be cheaper and easier to manufacture and service, there will be more and smaller players. I'm going to point out some of ...

Poll: German auto industry worried about digital change
Three out of four automotive companies have serious concerns about the future as the industry faces massive disruption, according to a new study. The survey also found that half of all companies interviewed felt that digital change could actually pose ...

The connected car of the future could kill off the local auto repair shop
But the memorandum didn't address how data transmitted by a connected vehicle—the data that would allow shops to understand when a car needs maintenance before the customer calls— would be shared. And so many of the same automotive industry ...

German chancellor sticks up for diesel
According to Bloomberg, Merkel called on the country's auto industry to invest in new technologies and clean up the diesel engines currently in use. The chancellor met state and municipal leaders on Monday, pledging to double a federal clean-air fund ...

Adoption of Integrated Gamification Technologies Boosts Growth in Automotive Ecosystem
Frost & Sullivan's research, Gamification in the Automotive Industry, Forecast to 2025, finds that the market will record a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.28% from 2016 through to 2025. The study analyses the implications of gamification ...

Automotive Industry: New Comer Confirms Morocco's attractiveness
Spain's car parts maker, Ficosa, is planning to set up in Morocco a plant specialized in producing in-vehicle cameras, Spanish media reported. The Catalonia-based Ficosa, which has been sold to Japan's Panasonic last July, plans to invest €50 million ...

How Open Source is Transforming the Automotive Industry
We are seeing this play out now in the automotive industry as automakers are adopting open source software for core technologies like the infotainment operating system. This allows them to focus more resources towards the industry-wide race to develop ...

Why the auto industry gained Wall Street favor in storm's wake
Hurricane Harvey did for the auto industry what record profits for automakers, rising volumes for auctions and increasing business for dealerships' highly profitable service-and-parts business had failed to do: Make Wall Street happy. General Motors ...

Flexible hybrid electronics & sensors impacting the automotive industry
FlexTech, a SEMI strategic association partner, will host a one-day Flexible Hybrid Electronics and Sensors Automotive Industry workshop in Detroit, Michigan on September 13, 2017 to explore how FHE adds functionality, decreases weight and impacts ...

Canadian auto industry sets fourth-straight monthly sales record in August
Auto makers sold 183,945 vehicles in Canada last month, marking the best August performance after hitting monthly records in June, July and May. The strong August sales, which were 7 per cent higher than those a year earlier, position the industry to ...

Hurricane Harvey's full impact on automotive industry starting to roll in
You might have heard the numbers. Atlanta-based Cox Automotive Inc. has estimated 300,000-500,000 vehicles were destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. Analysts from Evercore ISI are estimating that the losses will be 1 in 7 Houston area cars. Combining the ...

Can the auto industry afford to ignore the magnesium wheel?
Once resigned to purely motorsport and aftermarket applications, magnesium wheels could make a comeback as the ability for OEMs to eek out further weight reductions becomes ever more challenging. Reducing unsprung weight – that which is not ...

Harvey's Destroyed Cars Give Auto Industry Hope
Relief for the embattled U.S. automotive industry is coming from an unlikely source: Hurricanes. Research house Cox Automotive estimates the number of vehicles damaged by Hurricane Harvey in Texas at between 300,000 and half a million. Perhaps 20% ...

Automotive industry vacancies soar by 12.3% but application numbers drop
The data analysed the average number of jobs across key UK cities last month, and compared this with statistics from the same period last year. Of the top 10 industries, automotive sits at sixth place, however candidate applications have reportedly ...

The Automotive Industry: An Impending Storm?
The types of finance deals currently being offered in the automotive industry can be complex. A hire purchase deal is one of the simpler deals: the larger the deposit, the lower the repayments on the car. In a bid to ignite sales during the last ...

Fed's Beige Book concerned about health of US auto industry
The Federal Reserve's "Beige Book," also known as the Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions, expressed concern about a prolonged slowdown in the U.S. auto industry, the Market Watch reported Wednesday. The report, published ...

Automobile industry body demands ban on 15-year-old vehicles to cut pollution
The industry body urged the government to come up with a legislation to ban such old polluting vehicles across the country. "Auto industry is doing a lot of work to reduce pollution. We are working to move to BS-VI emission norms. In order to reduce ...

How The Automotive Industry Is Leveraging Cloud Computing
The Volkswagen Group, the world's second largest car manufacturer, is planning to use open-source cloud-computing platforms in order to build a private cloud to host websites for its brands Audi, VW, and Porsche. The company is also looking at a ...

How Honda lost its mojo and the mission to get it back
"Japan's auto industry emerged in the post World War Two era by chipping away day in day out to improve products. That's not going to cut it in the face of the rise of disruptive self-drive, connected car technology and electrification," Matsumoto said ...

Auto Industry ready to take global challenges: SIAM
New Delhi: The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), an industry body representing India's automobile sector, held its 57th Annual Convention on Thursday titled “Building the Nation, Responsibly”, where speakers highlighted new challenges ...

Auto industry braces for massive influx of data
DETROIT -- Self-driving vehicles will generate unfathomable amounts of data, and companies will need to work together if they want to take advantage of new and larger sources of information, an Intel executive says. Kathy Winter, Intel's vice president ...

Top 5 Vendors in the Global Fuel Cells Market for Automotive Industry from 2017-2021: Technavio
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors in their recent global fuel cells market for the automotive industry report until 2021. This research report also lists 12 other prominent vendors that are expected to impact ...

Bigger, lighter, stronger – auto industry has its say on future of wheel design
It goes without saying that the wheel is the foundation to any road vehicle, but to the untrained eye, it appears largely unchanged over recent decades. However, in conversation with numerous stakeholders in automotive wheel development, Automotive ...

Aluminum Industry Calls for More Regulation of Automotive Industry
Sept. 8, 2017—Ganesh Panneer, chairman of the Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG) and vice president and general manager of automotive at Novelis, testified on behalf of the aluminum industry before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during ...

Automobile components industry to grow by 9-11%; raw material prices play spoilsport
The domestic automobile component industry is expected to grow by 9-11% during FY18 driven by robust growth in domestic passenger vehicles (PV) and two-wheelers segment as well as stable replacement demand. The revenue growth will be also be ...

Future of US auto market 'uncertain,' experts say
LIMA — The automotive industry has made a strong comeback since the 2008 recession, but questions still remain about the future of the market. After the recession hit, auto sales plummeted to their lowest rates in decades. But as the economy began to ...

Masondo's vision for car sector
The CEO of Gauteng's Automotive Industry Development Centre, David Masondo, is not a man with a long corporate history, and has had to earn his place in any credible political or economic discussion. City Press met the soft-spoken executive, who has ...

Mexico's auto plants crank up production
MEXICO CITY — The Mexican auto industry is crushing its production and export records, and there's little sign that a slowdown in U.S. sales or threats to the North American Free Trade Agreement can slow it down. The momentum from a slew of auto ...

China formulates national smart car industry strategy
TIANJIN, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- China is working on a national strategy on smart cars, and mulls banning production and sales of fossil fuel cars, according to policy makers attending a forum on automotive industry development. With the global auto ...

China's Electric Car Push Lures Global Auto Giants, Despite Risks
General Motors has been collaborating with its partner, the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation, on advanced hybrid cars like the Chevrolet Volt, which G.M. brought to China last spring as the Buick Velite. Hybrids like the Volt run on both ...

New industries emerge for Australian automotive components suppliers
With a future in the automotive industry out of the question, Sutton decided to draw on the company's experience in clothesline manufacturing to design and manufacture his own washing line. The venture was assisted by a AU$200,000 grant through the ...


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