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Tesla's coveted brand and supercharged role within the auto industry
Tesla's CEO Elon Musk has carved out a coveted brand within the automotive industry. “Tesla has proved to have its own sex appeal, beyond eco-consciousness… A Jefferies analyst surveyed 145 Tesla owners in June 2015, when the least-expensive Tesla ...

Advertising Lessons the Auto Industry Should Learn From Insurance Companies
Few purchase categories are as potentially thrilling as automotive. Fast cars, sleek designs, shiny façades, the freedom of the road – you can't get more exciting than that. Conversely, few purchase categories are as inherently boring as insurance. It ...

Car chiefs lay out their Brexit fears to Theresa May at Number 10 summit
Car industry executives hammered home the importance of the sector to the UK economy and the threats posed to it by Brexit at a high-level No 10 meeting with Theresa May this afternoon. Executives from the UK's biggest car manufacturers including BMW, ...

Car industry asks May for 'urgent clarity' on Brexit
UK car industry executives have warned Theresa May they need “urgent clarity” on the trading relationship with the EU in order to make fresh investments in the country's automotive sector. Senior executives from Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and BMW were ...

Companies hoping aerospace jobs take off
Instead of just producing parts for the automotive industry, companies could obtain similar contracts to produce parts for medical, industrial equipment or aerospace companies, among others. “Michigan has been famous for living and dying on the auto ...

Fuses for Auto Industry According to AEC-Q200
Behind the acronym AEC (Automotive Electronics Council), there is a U.S.-based organization that focuses on the standardization of the qualification of electronic components in the automotive supply industry. The standard Q200, which was introduced in ...

NXP and Chongqing Establish Center for Automotive Electronics Applications Development in China
Chongqing, a mega city with more than 30 million inhabitants located in the eastern part of China, plays a vital role in China's modern automobile industry. As the country's largest automobile production base with 14 vehicle manufacturers, Chongqing ...

Global IIoT Market in Automotive Industry: Analysis & Forecasts to 2021 - Research and Markets
The global IIoT market in automotive industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 33.48% during the period 2017-2021. The report, Global IIoT Market in Automotive Industry 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from ...

Auto industry rebound jacks up ocean rates to Russia
A rebounding Russian auto industry has led to rate increases of between 12 and 15 percent in ocean rates on services from Europe and Asia. The year-over-year increases in rates this October have put EU-Russia shipping rates at between $1,150 and ...

Growing Automotive Industry to Boost the Rubber Additives Market | Technavio
The global automotive industry is expected to grow at a moderate pace during the forecast period. The growth in the automotive industry will increase the demand for tires, which in turn will increase the demand for rubber additives. Rubber additives ...

Automotive Industry Trying To Close Skilled Labor Gap
“We have more job openings than we're able to fill right now for technicians.” Michael Balsam, a recruiter for the company, said. That's been a growing problem for the last several years, he said. Part of it is the stigma of auto repair jobs as dirty ...

Ade Ojo named icon of Nigeria auto industry
FOREMOST industrialist and automobile business legend, Chief Michael Ade-Ojo, will be honoured as an icon of the Nigeria's auto industry at the forthcoming Nigerian Auto Journalists Association, NAJA awards 2017. Ade-Ojo, who is the founder of Elizade ...

Automotive Industry Trying To Close Skilled Labor Gap – Houston ...
Automotive Industry Trying To Close Skilled Labor Gap – Houston ...

NK leader inspects truck factory, calls for modernizing automotive industry
Kim also said that he believes North Korea can have a modern automotive industry with the factory acting as a "mother base." He added that North Korea's motor vehicle production has "solid material and technical foundations," with the January 18 ...

A Moving Target
Forecasts for wide-scale composite applications in the automotive industry are pushed back as industry makes efficiency improvements and compiles data. There's little doubt that composite components are going to play a major role in shaping the future ...

SEAT and Telefónica reach an agreement to promote digitalisation in the automotive industry
SEAT President Luca de Meo and Telefónica España President Luis Miguel Gilpérez today have signed an agreement that aims to promote a joint effort to develop innovative initiatives in the automotive industry. The agreement reached, which makes ...

Slump in UK car sales deepens as industry records 12% fall
The industry body said car registrations dropped 12.2% year-on-year to 158,192 last month – the second double-digit decline this year. It is an acceleration from the 9.3% fall in car sales in September, the first time the market had declined in ...

'Is the Canadian auto industry ready for coming transformative changes?', autotech symposium asks
Does China see this transformative change as an opportunity to leapfrog ahead in the automotive industry? Will cars be manufactured in a fully automated plant with little to no human involvement in the assembly? What are the implications? How far along ...

'Is the Canadian auto industry ready for coming transformative ...
'Is the Canadian auto industry ready for coming transformative ...

One of the biggest names in the auto industry says no one will own a car in 20 years
But his latest salvo is a big one, particularly coming from a car guy's car guy. Writing for Automotive News, he argues that the "auto industry is on an accelerating change curve." "For hundreds of years, the horse was the prime mover of humans and for ...

Promising signs for WA car industry
Western Australia's automotive sector has registered an 11.6 per cent spike in new vehicle sales for the month of October relative to 2016 off the back of increased purchases of light commercial vehicles. The monthly figures, released by the Federal ...

Continental/Osram establish automotive lighting joint venture
Continental and Osram have announced their intention to establish a new lighting joint venture that will combine lighting technology with electronics and software to develop, manufacture and market 'intelligent lighting solutions for the automotive ...

VW, Google bringing quantum computing to automotive industry
The companies believe the technology could help analyze traffic optimization or run simulations to develop new materials for components such as batteries. Volkswagen and Google have announced a collaborative partnership that aims to bring quantum ...

The former vice chairman of GM just predicted the car industry's future: it has no future
It's not every day a titan of industry predicts the demise of his own. But Bob Lutz, the former chairman of General Motors, believes the auto industry is not long for this world. “It saddens me to say it, but we are approaching the end of the ...

CarFix: Reinventing the Auto Industry
One industry that has a seemingly timeless association with a grey area potential costs to the consumer is the auto industry. I always laugh when I think about one of my favorite Seinfeld scenes (“you need a new Johnson rod in here!”) highlighting the ...

Auto Industry Lobbyists Working To Defend US Federal EV Tax Credit
Since then, it's been reported that the proposal has provoked a strong response from the auto industry — with lobbyists in Washington now working to save or salvage the federal EV tax credit, considering it to be “critical” to the rapid commercial ...

Voestalpine's Q2 core profit rises on auto industry demand
VIENNA, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Austria's speciality steelmaker Voestalpine reported a rise in second-quarter core profit that was largely in line with analyst expectations, driven by robust demand for its products from the automotive and consumer goods ...

FASTR Consortium Announces Release of “Automotive Industry Guidelines for Secure over-the-Air Updates”
The guidelines are intended to assist automotive manufacturers and others involved in evaluating platforms for secure updates, describing the threat models, providing recommended cryptographic algorithms and detailing a step-by-step checklist for ...

ACEA: CO2 targets: Automobile industry reacts to European Commission's second mobility package
The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) takes note of the publication of the European Commission's second mobility package, including a proposal for post-2021 CO2 targets for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. ACEA will ...

Intertek Launches Dedicated Short-Range Communications Testing ...
Intertek Launches Dedicated Short-Range Communications Testing ...

SEAT and Telefónica team up to digitalise the automotive industry
SEAT and Telefónica have entered into an agreement to develop innovative initiatives in the automotive industry. Signed by SEAT president Luca de Meo and Telefónica España president Luis Miguel Gilpérez, the deal sees Telefónica act as a strategic It ...

Auto Industry Lobbied Europe To Weaken Emissions Rules & Electric Car Requirements
The UK car industry is attempting to weaken European efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from new cars, Unearthed can reveal. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) – which represents UK-based manufacturers – responded to a ...

Carmakers get Brussels pass on emissions
Germany's powerful auto industry mobilized in the final weeks of drafting to lobby for an easier ride for the sector, which wants to decide for itself how best to calibrate a switch from the internal combustion engine to alternative fuels like electric ...

Europe Calls for Cutting Car Emissions by a Third. Not Enough, Critics Say.
The German government has often intervened in the past to block European rules related to emissions and fuel economy that it perceived as harmful to the country's automotive industry, a linchpin of Germany's economy. German car brands like Audi, BMW, ...

Look Proactively At DRB-HICOM- Geely's Tie-Up, Auto Companies Urged
SERDANG, Nov 9 -- The local automotive industry needs to proactively look at the strategic partnership between DRB-Hicom Bhd and China's Geely Holding Group Co Ltd (Geely) in the ownership of Proton Holdings Bhd to revive exports of national cars, ...

FASTR consortium releases Automotive Industry Guidelines for Secure Over-the-Air Updates
A non-profit research consortium dedicated to automotive cyber security, Future of Automotive Security Technology Research (FASTR), has announced the availability of the Automotive Industry Guidelines for Secure Over-the-Air Updates. These guidelines ...

Open House at Highlands College for Automotive Industry
Highlands College is hosting an open house for all automotive shop owners, dealership service managers, parts managers or anyone in automotive repair or ...

Tag: Future of the Automotive Industry
Everyone in the automotive industry is talking about a grand shift toward mobility, resulting in a future where nobody owns cars and we all putt around in autonomous pods. Well, almost everyone. Carlos Ghosn, who currently chairs the alliance between ...

Top 3 Drivers for IIoT Market in Automotive Industry | Technavio
The report has further categorized the global IIoT market in the automotive industry into different segments based on application (manufacturing operations, production asset management and maintenance and, inventory and supply chain management), ...

Bulgaria invites Belarus to carry out joint projects in automotive industry
MINSK, 10 November (BelTA) – Bulgaria offers Belarus to implement joint projects in the automotive industry, Bulgarian Deputy Economy Minister Aleksandar Manolev told the media after a ceremony to sign the final protocol of the seventh session of the ...

Automotive skills centre a beacon of hope for empowering youth, industry
The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) is essential to bridging the human resource development challenge in South Africa and the growth of an effective, competitive and sustainable industry, says Deputy President and permanent Human ...

Teen of the Week: Glen Burnie senior takes shine to future in automotive industry
Glen Burnie High senior Taylor Hill shows off her customized 2012 Jeep Wrangler. While taking courses at CAT-North, she realized she thoroughly enjoyed repairing, maintaining and refinishing cars. Her go is to eventually open her own car customization ...

GUEST: 5 ways the car industry can get back into gear. (A YouTube study)
Society also seems to be at odds with the automotive industry – one which is now facing a decline in sales and positioning disruption. Car sharing, ride hailing, electric power, driverless vehicle congregate in the perfect storm. Manufacturers however ...

Bob Lutz Says 'We Are Approaching the End of the Automotive Era'
With achievements like the Ford Explorer, Dodge Viper, Chevy Volt, and BMW 3 Series all happening with his influence, Lutz has been shaking up the automotive industry for over 40 years. Oh, and he still isn't retired. He's running a company called VLF ...

What These Moves Tell Investors About the Driverless-Vehicle Threat
How exactly this will impact companies within and surrounding the automotive industry is nearly anybody's guess, but what we do know is that companies will have to rapidly adapt or face extinction. Two companies facing driverless-car challenges, ...

Teamwork makes success go further for automotive industry veteran
For the automotive industry veteran, there is no place for one-man teams. “I hate heroes,” Lessard averred with a straight face during his recent sit-down with the BusinessMirror. Filinvest City in Alabang was still sleepy shortly after lunch when we ...

Composite Materials a Common Thread in Aerospace, Automotive Industries
The business-to-business event connected composite manufacturers and users from industries such as automotive, aerospace, defense, and renewable energy. The event was the first of its kind for our state, and our region was selected with recognition of ...

SA car industry code of conduct 'battle begins' - Right to Repair
"These are the biggest automotive markets in the world, with the strongest intellectual property rights. All OEMs in those countries are complying with the rules. Property rights are adequately protected and the size and strength of the automotive ...

Chery inks cooperation with Brazil's CAOA Group
Chery has unveiled a partnership with CAOA Group, the largest car manufacturer and seller in Brazil. Both parties ... Chery's cooperation project with Brazil CAOA will be China's largest industrial project in Brazil and the first China-Brazil joint ...

Is the Entire Car Industry Really Doomed?
The auto industry is on an accelerating change curve. For hundreds of years, the horse was the prime mover of humans and for the past 120 years it has been the automobile. Was the horse ever the prime mover of humans? Not for the humans who didn't ...


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