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Ben launches mental health training programme for automotive ...
Ben launches mental health training programme for automotive ...

The Latest Tesla Wannabe Takes on the Auto Industry With a Stunning Electric Sedan
While the world's most famous automakers were pulling the covers off their latest, shiniest offerings at the Los Angeles Auto Show, a dark gray sedan circled the convention center, almost silently. Riding on 21-inch wheels, the Lucid Air cuts a ...

Auto industry bucks trend in November, posts 16% surge in sales
Car and SUV demand witnessed an unusual surge last month after the industry made up for the below-than-expectation demand during the festive season of the previous month. Sales of all passenger cars from the top 7 manufacturers increased by 16 percent ...

Can Aluminum Producers Bank on Tesla for Long-Term Demand?
The automotive industry is among the largest aluminum end users in the world. Automobile companies use steel products for auto sheets and engine parts. But aluminum has been gaining more popularity in the automobile industry, though aluminum is ...

The Dreamers: Six Innovators Hoping to Revolutionize the Auto Industry, Forever
He cashed out, started a record label, then co-founded Coda Automotive, in 2008. There, Czinger oversaw ground-up development of an all-electric sedan. Within a year, he had a new prismatic battery-cell design, a joint venture with China's largest ...

LA Auto Show 2017: Women raise their profile
Mei was a guest at the LA Auto Show “Girls' Pit Stop” booth, hosted by Jessica Chou, a YouTuber who posts tutorials showing women how to fix their cars. Chou hopes the booth will make women a little less intimidated to get under the hood or start a ...

LA Auto Show 2017: Five minutes with Cadillac's Johan de Nysschen
What's the most exciting change currently at work in the automotive industry? The most exciting change is the convergence of technology through autonomous driving and the whole host of opportunities offered by zero emissions propulsion systems. I think ...

Changing auto industry will require a new toolbox
The talent needs to evolve here and so do the companies and the culture they demonstrate. There is a war on talent and we have to have these conversations before it's too late." Tabar said changing perception of the industry is the first step as ...

Why the Auto Industry Is the Next Battlefield for Tech Tycoons
In the 2016 edition of her “Internet Trends” report, however, tech industry maven Mary Meeker declared that the auto industry was beginning to move toward the computerization of cars, the increasingly rapid development of more automated and secure ...

Automotive and e-commerce remain the main driving forces of logistics and industrial real estate market
The market for logistics and industrial real estate in Slovakia is thriving especially due to the growth of the automotive industry, as well as e-commerce. The prospects of Slovakia as a region with a positive outlook were proven by a September deal ...

Why the Market Isn't Sweating the Decline in US Auto Sales
... which was reported Monday after an IT system outage delayed results. The average estimate among 11 analysts and economists surveyed by Bloomberg News is that sales will slide to 16.7 million cars and light trucks in 2018. The industry is on pace to ...

Auto industry strategy to be issued early 2018
In anticipation for the release of the long-awaited auto industry strategy, a German consulting firm has been doing its best to complete drafting the bill in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry. Ahmed Samir, head of the industrial committee in ...

Canadian auto sales could hit 2 mln in 2017- industry group
Dec 4 (Reuters) - Canadian auto sales dipped 1.2 percent in November from last year but could hit the two million milestone for the first time, according to data released by an automotive industry research firm. About 158,653 vehicles were sold in the ...

Boomers, not millennials, most influence auto industry
Auto power tailgates require no strength, while leather-wrapped steering wheels are easier for aging hands to grip. Leather seats make it easier to slide in and out. Baby boomers once again are steering the automotive industry into giving them what ...

What's ahead for Canada's automotive industry
Whatever the uncertainty and impact “tweaking” NAFTA and presidential tweeting may have on North America's most integrated industry, Canada's auto sector is negotiating some sharp curves as it adapts to digital disruption and environmental imperatives ...

Positive results for WA car industry
Western Australia's automotive industry has registered a second straight month of strong growth in new vehicle sales relative to 2016, with solid increases in purchases of light and heavy commercial vehicles in November. The monthly figures, released ...

Automotive ABS and ESC Market: Europe to Remain Dominant in the Market: Global Industry Analysis (2012 - 2016 ...
Automotive ABS and ESC Market: Europe to Remain Dominant in the Market: Global Industry Analysis (2012 - 2016 ...

Munich teams up with Facebook to boost the German car industry with AI
Earlier this year, Facebook's COO, Sheryl Sandberg made it abundantly clear when speaking at IAA in Frankfurt that the social media giant wouldn't be entering into the car manufacturing business — which must have eased the tension of quite a few ...

LA Auto Show 2017: Five minutes with Porsche CEO Klaus Zellmer
Electrification, autonomous driving, digitalization — there will be more challenges to the auto industry in the next five years than there have been in the last 50. It's an environment that creates immense opportunities. What is the most exciting ...

Trump Administration Could Have Big Effect on CFPB and Auto Industry Compliance
The CFPB has also settled with Ally Financial, American Honda Finance Corp. and Toyota Motor Credit Corp. for alleged discriminatory auto lending practices. By law, the CFPB has oversight of lenders but not new-vehicle dealers. The Administration is ...

Alabama auto executives say 'everything' about to change in industry
"It's going to change everything in the auto industry," he said. "The traditional way can't exist. The biggest challenge is where do we go. And once we go that way, there's no turning back. The infrastructure doesn't exist now." Hoff said those changes ...

Mapbox brings AR to the automotive industry
Last November, right after raising $164 million in funding, mapping company Mapbox announced the acquisition of a Minsk-based artificial intelligence mapping startup named Mapdata. The company also shared a number of initiatives for the future of the ...

Adrian Bailey MP calls for support for car industry
The Labour MP for West Bromwich West pressed Theresa May over the flagging sector after motor manufacturers announced a year-on-year drop in car sales of more than 11 per cent. Speaking at Prime Minister's Questions, Mr Bailey said: "They blame ...

LA Auto Show 2017: Five minutes with Mark Allen
What's the top speed you've ever traveled in a car, and where did that take place? 146 miles per hour before I lifted. Sault Saint Marie, Mich., in a SRT Grand Cherokee. Don't tell anybody. What's the biggest challenge facing the automotive industry ...

Improve or Step Aside: Car Industry Needs evolution
A deputy road minister has called for cuts in auto import tariffs so that low- and middle-income families would be able to afford safer and better cars. Reprimanding “low quality of locally-made vehicles” as the main reason for high traffic deaths in ...

Mexico's Auto Production and Exports Having a Record Year
Uninterrupted growth over the past eight years has put Mexico's auto industry at the center of negotiations with the U.S. and Canada to change the North American Free Trade Agreement, or Nafta. U.S. President Donald Trump is proposing that North ...

Automotive industry recognized in Canada's top 100 employers of 2018
Toronto, Ontario -- December 6, 2017 -- The Canada's Top 100 Employers project, a national competition developed to recognize employers offering exceptional workplaces recently announced their 2018 winners. This year, a handful of employers within the ...

Is The US At Risk Of Losing Its Auto Industry To China?
This past July, Volvo stunned the automotive industry with a bold announcement. Starting in 2019, every new car the company launches will have an electric motor. Hailed at the time as both the biggest commitment by any major car company to hybrid and ...

Governor talks auto industry and Memphis Regional Megasite during visit
MEMPHIS, Tenn-- Some business and government leaders are calling Toyota Boshoku's expansion plans a major win in West Tennessee. The automotive components manufacturer is investing $31 million into the facility creating 139 new jobs in Madison County ...

Survey shows sexism, harassment persist throughout auto industry
“Corporate America is clean as a whistle on all of this. It's the entertainment industry, politics, publishing, and all these people who thought they could live by different rules,” Lutz said. But a recent survey done by Automotive News indicates that ...

Global Oil Filter Market Forecasts to 2022 - Flourishing Automobile & Automotive Industries Driving the Market ...
Global Oil Filter Market Forecasts to 2022 - Flourishing Automobile & Automotive Industries Driving the Market ...

Automotive Industry's Answer on Speed Pedelecs?
... vehicle (LEV), categorized as L5e, has been designed for urban and suburban trips with a zero-emission mode for city mobility. One of the consortium's main aims is “to develop common powertrains that can be used for a variety of LEVs in order to ...

Alibaba inks Ford partnership to identify opportunities in automotive
Alibaba Group has inked an agreement with Ford Motor Company to identify new opportunities in the automotive industry, tapping the Chinese tech giant's cloud and online retail technologies. Spanning the three years, the partnership would explore areas ...

BlackBerry, Qualcomm expand partnership to connected automotive industry
BlackBerry Ltd (BB.TO) said on Thursday it would partner with Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) to use the chipmaker's hardware platform to expand in the fast-growing connected automotive industry. BlackBerry said it would use Qualcomm's hardware platform in areas ...

Battery Development in the Auto Industry Leads to Electrification of Ships and Planes
A pair of electric ferries are now running a 2.5-mile journey between Sweden and Denmark, carrying passengers and cars between the two countries. While the range is unimpressive, a Chinese shipyard has launched an electric cargo ship for transporting ...

Technology Won't Dim Auto-Sector Job Prospects
Some projections for what the auto industry will look like in 2030 miss a key point: The future of work is already here. Even as 78% of CEOs fret about recruiting enough properly skilled talent, almost three in four workers are open to learning new ...

Live Oak Bank Announces New Lending Segment for the Automotive Care Industry
WILMINGTON, N.C., Dec. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Live Oak Bank (“Live Oak”) announced today it has officially launched a new lending division focused on financing for the automotive care industry. The vertical marks Live Oak's 16th industry specific ...

India has got a long way to go in terms of automotive industry: Sundram Fasteners
In a rare TV appearance, Suresh Krishna, CMD of Sundram Fasteners tells CNBC-TV18 that the best for the auto industry is yet to come and stresses that push for electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure is the need of the hour. India is just starting to ...

Improve or Step Aside: Iran Car Industry Needs Evolution
A deputy road minister has called for cuts in auto import tariffs so that low- and middle-income families would be able to afford safer and better cars. Reprimanding “low quality of locally-made vehicles” as the main reason for high traffic deaths in ...

UK Auto Industry Wants to Avoid Brexit Guesswork
The U.K. automotive industry warns the government not to undermine its hard-won competitiveness by making slow progress on Brexit. Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders President Tony Walker says there is no substitute for free and frictionless ...

ACEA: Type approval: Auto Industry welcomes agreement on reformed system
“The agreement reached yesterday seems to strike a balance between the aim to make the whole type approval system more robust and efficient, and the need to avoid excessive administrative burden for car manufacturers.” The compromise deal requires ...

When Will Disruption Happen In The Auto Industry?
Tesla is trying to disrupt automotive by forgoing a retail dealer network. Beepi, Carvana, Vroom and others have tried or are trying to move the showroom to be completely online (with limited success and significant financial losses for some). And even ...

Saving Big Bucks in the Automotive Industry with 3D Printing
Time is definitely money in the automotive manufacturing world, so the ability to produce quality tools on time, and iron out any bugs in a timely manner, is paramount. Before Volkswagen Autoeuropa had invested in its Ultimaker printers, jigs and other ...

Auto industry bracing for slight sales declines this year and next
Napleton Hyundai of Carmel sales consultant Janae Andrews, left, helps customer Michelle Padro buy out the lease on her vehicle. Experts say leasing instead of buying is increasing in popularity. (IBJ photo/Eric Learned). Following seven years of ...

New bill to increase transparency in auto industry
Some St. Albert auto businesses say legislation tabled this week is a step in the right direction. On Nov. 30 the province tabled legislation aimed at increasing transparency in the auto industry and improving consumer trust. Stephanie McLean, Minister ...

Conventional wisdom on the battle between Detroit and Silicon Valley may have it wrong
They'll say the biggest source of Michigan's economic malaise is its reliance on the cyclical auto industry. On jobs that promised retirement benefits the rest of the country could only dream about. On a worldview unsupported by the real world. But ...

4th Egypt Automotive summit bears hope for auto industry
Nassar added that the fourth summit should tackle the automotive sector from two angles. First, it should accurately present the current situation of the automotive industry including the challenges facing the sector. Second, it should present a future ...

Iran Auto Industry Divorced From EV Reality
W hile the global automotive industry is undergoing profound changes, it seems that carmakers and auto policymakers in Iran are stuck in the past, executive vice president of PSA Group for Africa and the Middle East said during an interview in Tehran ...

Car industry fears foreign staff will not return after Christmas
Britain's car industry is braced for an unwanted Christmas present with foreign workers failing to return to their jobs after the festive break. The UK's £77.5bn a year automotive sector relies on European staff both on car production lines and in ...

Success of Make in India depends on automotive industry: Geete
Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Sector Enterprises, Anant Geete, Saturday extended support to the automotive industry, saying the industry was crucial for the success of Make in India initiative. “The most important industry in making ...


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