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UK car industry must be at the heart of Brexit negotiations, say MPs
The UK government must put the car industry at the heart of Brexit negotiations or risk the loss of thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of pounds of investment, MPs have warned. In a gloomy assessment of prospects for UK car manufacturing, the ...

Digital KPIs for the Automotive Industry of the Future
The automotive industry needs digital KPIs across its value chain, both upstream and downstream. These are also required across all departments from supply chain management, R&D, production, and sales & marketing, to vehicle life cycle management. To ...

Automotive industry head says Government's airbag recall has gone too far
Australia's peak motor vehicle industry body says the Federal government and the ACCC has gone too far in adding new vehicles to the airbag recall list. Yesterday the Federal Government announced a compulsory recall of an additional 1.3 million ...

Auto Industry Healthy Enough To Withstand Next Downturn, Analysts Say
Last year was yet another good one for the U.S. auto industry. Overall, 17.2 million vehicles were sold in 2017 — one of its five all-time best years — and profits were high. Automakers aren't rejoicing — sales declined about 2 percent after ...

German cars have the most to lose from a changing auto industry
GERMAN carmakers have much in common with the self-confident roadhogs who favour their vehicles. The cars they produce, with sleek design, doors that close with a satisfying thunk and roomy interiors swagged with leather and technology, are the ...

Car industry has only itself to blame for mandatory air bag recall
Michael McCormack, the Small Business Minister, was fiercely critical of the industry following the first Australian death in July, 2017. He said less than one million vehicles had been rectified over the previous eight years and foreshadowed the move ...

Joel Hoffmann, Automotive Industry Influencer, Hoffmann Group Consulting confirmed for Connected Car Detroit
Joel Hoffmann, Automotive Industry Influencer, Hoffmann Group Consulting has been confirmed as a speaker at Connected Car Detroit in the UX session. About Connected Car Detroit. Organised by Automotive Megatrends, Connected Car Detroit is a one-day ...

Trump tariffs on steel, aluminum could hurt US industry; trade war fear sinks stocks
The Washington Post reported that China's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying on Thursday accused the U.S. of "disregarding the rules of the WTO (World Trade Organization)" and that "China will take proper measures to safeguard its legitimate ...

Access to EU single market crucial for UK auto industry: report
LONDON, March 1 (Xinhua) -- Hundreds of thousands of jobs in the auto sector would be at risk in a no-deal Brexit, a House of Commons committee warned Thursday. Lawmakers on the business committee also warned that inward investment worth hundreds of ...

Alum seeks to revolutionize auto industry
If Kevin Czinger '81 LAW '87 has his way, every American will soon be driving a car with 3-D printed parts. Czinger is the founder and CEO of Divergent 3D, a 6-year-old startup that uses 3-D printing technology to create car parts. He said he sees his ...

Jeep revs up while overall auto industry slips
The Jeep brand soared in what was an otherwise uninspiring February for the U.S. auto industry, helped in part by dealers getting their hands on more of the all-new Jeep Wrangler. Jeep parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Thursday it sold 15 ...

Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs have angered nearly every US industry
Auto manufacturers: “We are concerned with the unintended consequences the proposals would have, particularly that it will lead to higher prices for steel and aluminum here in the United States, compared to the price paid by our global competitors ...

Nine in 10 leading car firms 'could be putting lives at risk' by not fitting automatic safety breaks as standard
According to Thatcham Research, the system - which automatically applies the brakes to prevent a crash when the driver fails to react in time – would save hundreds of extra lives if it was made standard on new cars. The laboratory - which carries out ...

Auto industry contributes Rs 110b to national exchequer
With an investment of over Rs.370 billion, Pakistan auto industry contributes revenue of around Rs 110 billion per annum to the national kitty while this industry has achieved import substitution worth US$ 3.3 billion per annum besides generating ...

Europe's Troubled Auto Industry Will Be Keeping Its Collective Chin Up In Geneva
European car makers will be putting on a brave face at the annual Geneva Car Show this week as they face new problems of a fast changing industry and more traditional ones, as forecasts for market prospects turned mixed. News President Trump threatened ...

Trump Threatens Auto Industry That Obama Saved
In a statement released last week, the group said the move “would place the U.S. automotive industry, which supports more than 7 million American jobs, at a competitive disadvantage.” Despite knowing that he would imperil jobs and entire industries ...

Discover how to succeed in the automotive industry at free event
A panel of experts will be sharing their views on how to succeed in the automotive industry at the next Women at the Wheel event this Thursday (March 8). The event, which takes places at the British Motor Museum, Warwickshire from 5pm-8pm, coincides ...

Trump's steel tariffs could put US players at competitive disadvantage
The automotive industry relies heavily on steel and aluminium. For US manufacturers, proposed hikes on import tariffs could cause serious trouble. By Megan Lampinen. US President Donald Trump's latest protectionist trade plans have sparked fresh ...

Alabama's Automotive Industry Booming with $6.2 Billion in Active Projects, an Industrial Info News Alert
SUGAR LAND, Texas, March 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--The Automotive Industry has enjoyed a growing presence in Alabama since 1993, when Daimler AG (Stuttgart, Germany) started work on an assembly ...

Success of local automotive industry depends on progressive integration
The minister also said that in its search for the development of the automotive industry, Algeria “has a basis from which it started” as it has been fifty years that the National Company of Industrial Vehicles (SNVI) is producing industrial vehicles ...

Auto Industry Reacts to Trump's Proposed Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
The American Automotive Policy Council is also against the tariffs. "We are concerned with the unintended consequences the proposals would have, particularly that it will lead to higher prices for steel and aluminum here in the United States, compared ...

Algeria shifts automotive industry focus to car parts manufacturing
Tunis - Algeria is trying to shift the focus of its growing automotive industry to local manufacturing of vehicle components to bolster the industry's integration rate and create jobs. Algeria is the biggest car market in the Maghreb and the fourth ...

Auto industry rejects Trump's tariff threats
Big automakers such as Volkswagen AG and Toyota Motor Corp., smaller manufacturers such as Volvo Cars and PSA Group and even a group representing American auto dealers echoed the sentiment in the wake of a tit-for-tat between Trump and European ...

TrackX and DENSO Partner to Offer Enhanced Solutions for the Automotive and General Manufacturing Industry
DENVER, March 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TrackX Holdings Inc. (TSX.V:TKX), an enterprise Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) software platform provider, and DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of DENSO Corp., a leading supplier ...

American auto industry closes ranks to oppose Trump's tariff threats
Big automakers like Volkswagen AG and Toyota Motor Corp., smaller manufacturers, such as Volvo Cars and PSA Group, and even a group representing American auto dealers echoed the sentiment in the wake of a tit-for-tat between Trump and European ...

Auto industry closes ranks to oppose Trump's tariff threats
Big automakers like Volkswagen AG and Toyota Motor Corp., smaller manufacturers such as Volvo Cars and PSA Group and even a group representing American auto dealers echoed the sentiment in the wake of a tit-for-tat between Trump and European Commission ...

European Auto Industry Says Trump Tariffs Would Hurt Both Sides
Europeans were circling the wagons for the automotive industry and free trade after news at the weekend that U.S. President Trump had threatened to raise tariffs on their cars sold in America. At the Geneva Car Show, the European Automobile ...

Brexit is major threat to UK automotive industry, Vauxhall boss says
His words come less than a week after a hard-hitting report by an influential committee of MPs warned of potentially huge job losses in the automotive sector if the Brexit negotiations did not provide protection for the industry. The automotive sector ...

Atlas Copco to acquire German joining technology business for ...
Atlas Copco to acquire German joining technology business for ...

Trump's new tariffs couldn't come at a worse time for the auto industry
President Trump's new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum couldn't come at a worse time for the US automotive industry. Auto sales in the US have already reached an inflection point after seven years of rocketing growth, and rising costs resulting ...

Trump's Tariffs Will Hurt America's Automobile Industry, Including Workers Who Build Cars
Those levies "will adversely impact automakers, the automotive supplier community and consumers as this would substantially raise costs and therefore prices of cars and trucks sold in America," Toyota Motor North America, the company's American ...

Trail Blazing Ladies in the Automotive Industry
From fashion merchandising to automotive industry trailblazer, Lisa Copeland's path to success was paved with perseverance and a goal-oriented mindset. Starting out as the first female salesperson at a Chevrolet dealership, Copeland honed her visionary ...

Watch: How women are taking strong leap in auto industry
pV. r ! Unsupported Browser! Reload. On the International Women's Day, ETAuto takes pride in celebrating women's iron will and the dignity of labour to establish themselves in an unlikely domain of automotive industry which has always been considered a ...

Why Diversity is Crucial to Innovation in the Automotive Industry
A push for diversity is especially important in the automotive industry, for two primary reasons. The first is that these are particularly revolutionary times for the auto industry, as it undergoes a period of transformation unseen perhaps since the ...

CPTPP motor vehicle side letter won't open Japanese market, auto industry representatives say
Some representatives of the Canadian auto industry have dismissed the federal government's newly released side letter with Japan on motor vehicles as “useless”, saying the document will not help Canada gain access into the Japanese market as Canada's ...

Is the Future of the Auto Industry Female?
When I was in high school I took auto tech and I found it so confusing that I just threw my hands up. I can say with confidence that the automotive industry isn't for me, but I do think people can be great at things that they initially find daunting ...

Financial Changes in the Automotive Industry in an All-Electric Future
There is currently an enormous shift happening in the automotive industry with the electric car revolution accelerating following the announcement of a proposed 2040 ban on petrol and diesel vehicles. Whilst this is fantastic news and there are many ...

North American auto industry, unions react: 'This is just the world now'
President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will levy tariffs against overseas steel and aluminum -- 25 percent on the former, 10 percent on the latter -- with Mexico and Canada exempt, for now. The automotive community is questioning the potential ...

Ramsey says TPP will hurt automotive industry
NDP International Trade Critic Tracey Ramsey is calling the federal government's signing of the TransPacific Partnership a betrayal of Canadian workers. She said the Liberal government released the text of the TPP only two weeks ago and upon signing ...

Qualcomm: 5G's Impact on the Automotive Industry
As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company ...

How Trump Tariffs Could Impact the US Auto Industry
There is also an unquantified demand to strengthen the Auto industry's "rules of origin" (minimum percentage of a vehicle's production to originate in the U.S.). There are special demands of Canada, which is the largest exporter of steel to the U.S ...

Auto industry seeks consistency in policies
LAHORE - The auto industry experts have showed concerns over changes adopted in Auto Industry Development Policy 2016-18. Former chairman of PAAPAM, Aamir Allawala said, “Industry pinned hope with new AIDP and it started bearing fruits as European ...

Geneva Motor Show: Five concept cars driving the auto industry into the future
The Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion electric and autonomous sedan puts artificial intelligence to use in the automotive industry. In the future, this technology will allow the vehicle to analyze and interpret the many types of situations encountered on the ...

Auto industry seeks consistency of policies
LAHORE: Auto industry experts have expressed concern over the changes made in the automotive development policy. Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (Paapam) former chairman Aamir Allawala, in a statement, said the ...

Phoenix mechanic shifts gears to empowering women in automotive industry
“I had to go to 20 shops before I got the first job to say yes to hiring me,” Lateiner recalled. “I wanted to open a shop that would never, ever make anybody, male or female, feel the way I felt when I was a little girl bringing in my car for service ...

Saudi women to transform kingdom's automotive industry - Culture ...
Saudi women to transform kingdom's automotive industry - Culture ...

Geneva Motor Show: Five concept cars driving auto industry into future
Aston Martin Lagonda Vision Concept at the Geneva International Motor Show, 2018. — Picture courtesy of gims.swissGENEVA, March 12 — These weird and wonderful machines, heralding the future of the automotive industry, are always crowd-pleasers at car ...

Is the automotive industry about to give up on advanced materials?
The automotive industry has been pursuing a lightweight agenda for well over a decade now, and has taken many risks when it comes to metal replacement. In some cases, this has resulted in part failures and reliability problems. In other cases ...

Indian Auto Industry Registers 14.41 Per Cent Growth In April-February 2018
According to the data released by Society Of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the Indian automotive industry produced a total of 26,402, 671 vehicles including the passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, three-wheeler, two-wheeler in April ...

Management briefing - 2018 Geneva motor show review
Will Nissan Motor be allowed to buy it? Will Groupe Renault and its larger Japanese partner finally merge? This could yet become one of the bigger industry stories of 2018 although given what has already taken place in regard to Li Shufu and Daimler ...


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