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Budget 2018: Expectations For The Auto Industry From Arun Jaitley On Electric and Luxury Cars
To help expand the market and generate more jobs in this segment of the auto industry, we would urge the government to not only reduce these taxes to reasonable levels, include left out taxes such as road tax etc. within the GST regime, but also ensure ...

Budget 2018: No Respite In GST Rates For The Auto Industry
This, of course, means that there will be an increase in the custom duty on auto components but according to the government will certainly help the Make-In-India campaign. What was also expected was a reduction in the GST rates of electric vehicles and ...

Chinese start-ups set sights on car industry
From Alibaba in e-commerce to Didi Chuxing in ride-hailing, Chinese start-ups have changed the landscape of the global tech industry. And now they are coming for cars. A handful of China-based fledgling companies have raised hundreds of millions of ...

Automotive industry budget 2018 impact: Boost in Rural demand and promoting 'Make in India'
Accelerated execution of road projects will have a positive impact on automotive industry in the long term. In the short to medium term the Commercial vehicle segment will benefit substantially through this push. 3. Support for MSME:Lower corporate ...

Vehicle Lifecycle Blockchain (VLB) Leverages Blockchain Technology to Bring Transparency and Trust To The ...
Vehicle Lifecycle Blockchain (VLB) Leverages Blockchain Technology to Bring Transparency and Trust To The ...

Why optimism is up in the auto industry despite lower January sales
It's like a script from the classic Bill Murray movie “Groundhog Day.” Yet again, we woke up to news that truck and crossover vehicles buoyed automakers, even though overall industry sales in January were down from a year ago. The Detroit Three see a ...

Premier Standing With Ontario's Auto Sector
"Ontario's auto sector is essential to our economy and to people's lives. It drives innovation and supports hundreds of thousands of families across the province. Today, Minister Chan, Minister Del Duca and I met with key industry leaders to talk about ...

Budget 2018: Luxury Cars, Auto Parts To Get More Expensive
Budget 2018: Luxury Cars, Auto Parts To Get More Expensive View Photos. There was a lot expected from the Budget 2018, especially for the automotive industry. While luxury car makers were looking at lowering of GST rates on its cars, electric car ...

R3.5bn empowerment venture fund to be launched in auto sector this year
South Africa's seven light vehicle manufacturers plan to launch a R3.5-billion venture fund this year, aimed at boosting black economic empowerment in the domestic automotive manufacturing industry. The seven manufacturers are BMW, Ford, Toyota ...

Budget 2018: CKD Cars And Bikes To Get More Expensive
Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, said, "The increase in the basic customs duty of auto parts, accessories and CKD components varying from 5 per cent to 10 per cent, clubbed with the new Social Welfare Surcharge at 10 per ...

Denso launches new R&D facility in automotive industry
One of the most renowned suppliers of advanced technologies, systems, and components in the global automotive and transportation industry, Denso Corporation, has reportedly announced that it is planning to inaugurate a new R&D facility in the Minato-ku ...

Staff main challenge in digitalisation of car industry, panel hears - STA
He also said that the Slovenian automotive industry, which is mostly an industry of suppliers, must adapt to world trends just as fast as car manufacturers. "In optimising and digitalising production, a step forward should be taken to keep a certain ...

Macro Trends, Mother Nature And Other Factors Shake The US Automotive Aftermarket Industry In 2017
“Miles driven was a big factor in creating a healthy environment for the aftermarket industry in 2015 and 2016. This slowdown has been a headwind for the industry in 2017. However, I expect the rate to stabilize in 2018, which will be a nice tailwind ...

Automakers warn of potential NAFTA withdrawal impact on Kentucky
The auto industry is asking President Trump to pump the brakes on withdrawal talk. Matt Blunt, the president of the American Automotive Policy Council, said, "Kentucky has become a powerhouse of automotive production." Car companies that build in the U ...

Samsung Is Now The World's Largest Chipmaker, Thanks In Part To The Future Of The Automotive Industry
Every year, new cars become increasingly more connected and more technologically advanced. That progress has led to many new opportunities for technology companies like Samsung, which just became the world's largest chipmaker thanks in part to growing ...

Global Isobutene Market - Growing Demand for Rubber From Automotive Industry to Boost Growth | Technavio
Isobutylene is significantly used in the production of synthetic rubber, butyl rubber, and isobutylene-isoprene rubber (IIR). Copolymerization of isobutylene with small amounts of isoprene yields butyl rubber. In the automotive industry, the demand for ...

Auto industry focuses on 'just-in-time' manufacturing
“Just-in-time” auto manufacturing was spotlighted at a recent productivity seminar held by the entrepreneur development division of the Thailand Automotive Institute (TAI). The seminar topic, “Create competitiveness with just-in-time manufacturing for ...

KPMG Report Says Most Automotive Industry Executives Feel BEVs Will Fail
It appears that most of them (62 percent) of the key decision makers at major automotive companies and their suppliers believe that there the outlook for electric cars is bleak thanks to the long time needed recharging for long-distance travel and the ...

Automotive industry strategy among most important issues to be resolved in 2018
The situation of anticipation among the workers in the automotive sector extended to parliament over the past year, pending the long-awaited issuance of the strategy for the automotive industry from the Ministry of Industry after the introduction of ...

German Automotive Industry Coping With Widespread Strikes
With the UAW currently coping with a high-profile corruption scandal in the United States, news of Germany's widespread auto strikes has taken a backseat in domestic media. Last Friday, IG Metall concluded its third day of striking against Mercedes ...

Larger digital displays in tomorrow's connected cockpit
Other manufacturers shared their thoughts and innovations at CES on how we might spend time in tomorrow's car. As in-vehicle electronics proliferate, the auto industry recognises the cost-, space- and power-saving benefits of consolidating electronic ...

3 Takeaways From January's Automotive Sales Data
One of the downsides to the automotive industry is that when sales plateau and competition heats up, automakers spend money on incentives to move vehicles off dealership lots. Doing so can help maintain or gain market share, but it costs the company ...

Russia's car industry, where even the dead work overtime
Situated on the Volga River not far from Samara, the city is home to some 700,000 people, and its workshops – which produce Ladas, Renaults, Nissans and Datsuns – are still the core of Russia's automobile industry. Russian website Socialist.news ...

Auto Industry Helps Make Samsung Biggest Chip Manufacturer in the World
The technological transformation in the auto industry has helped make Samsung the largest chip manufacturer in the world as many automakers use digital technology in their vehicles. In 2017, Samsung posted record profits and overtook Intel for the ...

Palladium rally may mean auto catalytic converter price hikes coming
Automotive industry and precious metals analysts say the hike in catalytic converter prices will likely hit the secondary aftermarket first - the manufacturers of the units and repair shops that replace them in used vehicles, rather than auto ...

Trump's NAFTA Antics Will Drive America's Auto Industry Into a Ditch
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) survived another round of negotiations between the United States, Canada, and Mexico last week, but American Car Stephen Shaver/UPI/Newscom the Trump administration's unreasonable demands on rules of ...

The Battle of the Bodies: Steel vs. Aluminum in Automotive Production
Since the invention of the automobile, body materials ranging from steel, iron and other metals to plastics, composites and even wood have jockeyed for position as the main structural material of the motor vehicle. Recently, aluminum has been popping ...

Nissan in talks to make electric cars and batteries in Thailand
Thailand's car industry, including Nissan and Mitsubishi's factories, produces mostly light trucks and utility vehicles but the global industry is moving towards more fuel-efficient EVs. “They want auto manufacturers to invest in the country, and they ...

ANALYSIS - Future models for SGP Subaru Global Platform
There are also rumours that the replacements for the 86/GT86 and BRZ would use the same architecture as the Mazda Roadster/MX-5. The latest WRX had its global debut at the LA auto show in November 2013, with WRX STI following at January 2014's Detroit ...

Punch Powertrain acquires Apojee
Punch Powertrain has reached agreement to acquire French electronics company Apojee, although financial details were not disclosed. Apojee works in the field of Power Electronics with customers in the German and French Automotive industry (both OEMs ...

Hey, President Trump: You Don't Get US Auto Production, Or You're Just Putting Us On?
Doron Levin , Contributor I cover the global automotive industry Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. President Donald Trump's 2018 State of the Union message offered the usual mish-mash of distortions and half-truths mixed in the ...

Driverless cars could create new jobs in a welcome boost to Australia's motor industry
We see the application of autonomous electric vehicles (AEVs) requiring extensive skill acquisition by existing technicians for the maintenance and repair requirements of the electric engines. The AI components may even require a new workforce that is ...

Auto Expo: Driving towards a green future
New Delhi: The biennial Delhi Auto Expo has rarely focused on cutting-edge automotive technologies unlike similar events outside India. The 2018 edition of South Asia's largest motor show is likely to be different. With the world moving towards ...

Honda, Toyota gain market share in 2017, but what brands struggled? (Slide show)
Though overall auto sales declined in 2017, Japanese automakers made up a larger portion of the market. Of the 10 non-luxury auto brands that gained market share in 2017, half were Japanese makes, including the four models that posted the largest gains ...

How India has emerged as a significant market for the auto industry
Maruti Suzuki accounted for more than half the vehicle sales for Japanese parent Suzuki Motor in 2017, a year when Hyundai Motor's Indian unit helped lessen the pain from falling numbers at the Korean company. With India among a few countries where ...

Alan Lloyd, Texas Perspective: United States losing ground to China in automobile revolution
The global automotive industry is undergoing a revolution by marrying electric vehicles with artificial intelligence and communications technology, and China is poised to reap the benefits. Automakers are leveraging advances in battery technology and ...

Brazil's automotive industry recovers in January
BRASILIA, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's vehicle production is continuing to recover from the country's two-year recession, according to data published Tuesday by Anfavea, the national automaker association. In January, over 216,000 vehicles rolled off ...

Gestamp enters Africa with Morocco JV
"Morocco is a promising country in the automotive industry and Gestamp is very pleased to be able to offer its clients in the region the capabilities it has already implemented in other regions of the world." Tuyauto is a Moroccan company specialising ...

Five reasons to consider a career in automotive engineering
Marcus Youden, head of operations at McLaren Automotive, is a gleaming example of where a career in automotive engineering can take you. He completed a degree in mechanical engineering and automotive design at Brunel University in 2000. In 2006, he ...

Automotive business school names Jason Dale as executive director
“Jason has built a well-deserved industry reputation for leading successful teams and providing exemplary customer service and will bring these important abilities in support of our students and partners. As a key member of faculty, he is already an ...

Auto industry braces for impact as India begins shift to electric vehicles
“Bank employees went on strike when they were introduced to computers,” the 73-year-old chairman of Force Motors Ltd, Pune-based light commercial vehicle manufacturer, and president of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, or Siam, told Mint ...

Breakout Watch: Can This Stock With 148% Growth Keep On Trucking?
As General Motors (GM) tries to rev its engines after skidding lower, fellow automotive industry stock Meritor (MTOR) is trying motor back into the buy zone it initially entered on Feb. 1. X In December, Barron's reported that Piper Jaffray chose ...

An Automotive Seat Maker's Drive to Industry 4.0
When manufacturers and their automation suppliers talk about getting a start with Industry 4.0 technologies, the discussion often centers around going after the low-hanging fruit. But when automotive seating company Adient was pushed by some of the ...

Pilot test phase heralds new era in driverless car industry
Chinese companies including Baidu, Didi and JD look set to make big strides in the driverless car industry, rolling out tests across the country after Beijing gave the green light for applications. On February 2, Beijing released a draft document on ...

Electric Cars Threaten to Leave This European Nation Behind
Ground-breaking for a plant by South Korean battery maker SK Innovation Co. will begin this year in Hungary and Continental Automotive GmbH announced plans for an electronics component factor in Lithuania, which can also include electric car parts ...

Govt may release draft auto policy in two months: Geete
The government will release in the next two months the draft of a new auto policy aimed to address issues faced by the industry in the wake of emergence of new technology such as EVs and demand for eco-friendly mobility, Heavy Industries Minister Anant ...

Samsung Mass Producing 256 GB eUFS For Automotive Industry
Samsung announced yesterday that it has begun mass production of 256 GB eUFS (Embedded Universal Flash Storage) flash storage for embedded automotive applications. Doubling the capacity of the 128GB eUFS flash it announced last fall, the new embedded ...

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Engine Oil Pan Market in the Global Automotive Industry is Anticipated to Reach US$ 2.2 Billion in 2023, Composites ...
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Samsung Begins Mass Production of 256GB Embedded Universal Flash Storage for Automotive Applications
Following the memory breakthrough of the automotive industry's first 128GB eUFS in September, 2017, Samsung's 256GB eUFS is now being shipped to automotive manufacturers preparing the market for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), next ...


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