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Artificial Intelligence: Fueling the Next-gen Automotive Industry
The introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) in the automotive industry is not new and AI has already made significant transformations in the automotive arena. IBM Watson's collaboration with General Motor's OnStar platform and Toyota's $1 billion ...

US auto sales 'much better than people anticipated' so far in 2018
U.S. new-vehicle sales likely rose in May as the auto industry gets a better-than-expected start to the year. Encouraged by a strong job market and vibrant housing sector, shoppers are shrugging off increasing interest rates and buying new vehicles at ...

THE WEEK - BMW's induction course
You don't have far to look to see some fabulous innovation in the automotive industry. BMW's wireless charging pad is coming soon and it may well be attractive to many. Still on electrification, my attention was also grabbed by the efforts of Audi to ...

BMW's induction course - the week
You don't have far to look to see some fabulous innovation in the automotive industry. For example, BMW's wireless charging pad is coming soon and it may well be attractive to those who like a neatly packaged solution - and it is certainly that. 'Tidy ...

Auto industry wrestles with data security and data protection
Auto industry wrestles with data security and data protection. June 1, 2018. From densely populated urban areas to the most remote locations, vehicles are generating large amounts of data. But how much does location impact this data, its storage and ...

Local automotive industry uncertain after Trump, Trudeau tariff announcement
Dias says the tariffs shouldn't hurt the automotive industry in the short term but will have devastating effects on both sides of the border if it continues. He says Trump should not be taking on a major trading partner and should have learned a lesson ...

Auto industry''s sales strong in May, analysts say
YOUNGSTOWN. The auto industry's overall sales numbers for May were strong, industry analysts said. “Despite rising transaction prices and higher fuel costs, the new vehicle market remains strong,” said Karl Brauer, executive publisher for Autotrader ...

German Auto Industry Criticizes Impending EU Emissions Test ...
German Auto Industry Criticizes Impending EU Emissions Test ...

Turkey's automotive exports hit all-time monthly high, claim 20 pct of overall exports
The sector's exports amounted to $2.8 billion in May with an increase of 8 percent compared to the same month of last year, according to the May data of Uludağ Automotive Industry Exporters' Association (OİB). It once again shouldered a one-fifth of ...

EVs to drive demand for steel, says Tata Steel | Automotive Industry ...
EVs to drive demand for steel, says Tata Steel | Automotive Industry ...

US light vehicle sales bloom in May
After five months, industry volume hit about 7.07m units, up 1.2% from last year. [Note: While General Motors won't officially report its sales until the end ... Passenger car sales fell again. Cars accounted for less than 32% of total May sales ...

Automotive industry to invest in logistics real estate in 2018 or 2018
“The rapid expansion of the automotive industry and the fast growth of the logistics market are tightly knit together. The record performance of the warehouse market has been largely driven by e-commerce in addition to the automotive industry that has ...

Toyota and Denso to consolidate in electronics
Toyota and Denso have agreed to 'begin considerations toward consolidating the core electronic component operations of both Toyota and Denso within Denso'. The move comes as the auto industry grapples with challenges in advanced technologies for ...

Thai concerns over Vietnam, US import barriers
She was quoted by Thai press as saying Vietnam had only one automotive testing agency which takes around 30 days to complete its procedures for a car to clear customs. Auromon called on Vietnam to accept tests carried out at Thai laboratories and thus ...

South Korean sales down 1.3% in May
Hyundai Motor's global sales rose by 5.7% to 387,017 units in May from 366,256 units a year earlier, reflecting both higher domestic and overseas sales. Deliveries in the first five months of the year were 1.9% higher at 1,828,189 units from 1,785,830 ...

Auto Sales Rise in May: Will Automakers' Joyride Continue?
U.S. auto sales rose in May driven by a demand in pickup trucks and SUVs. May sales of new vehicles grew an estimated 2% despite rising gas prices. The U.S. auto industry has had a bumpy ride so far this year, with sales down in February, up in March ...

Fiat Chrysler lays out its plans - what happens next?
In the automotive industry, barely a week passes without some OEM or other issuing a press release which impetuously accuses its new or facelifted vehicle of being 'iconic'. If the 300 - think of the shape and the swagger - isn't an icon and an ...

Volume still low but JLR sticks with Brazil assembly plant
The plant, the Tata Motors owned British automaker's first full manufacturing investment outside the UK, cost BRL750m/US$210m and took advantage of tax incentives offered under the government's multi-year Inovar-Auto programme which ended on 31 ...

Feng Qingfeng succeeds Gales as Lotus CEO
Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has announced that Feng Qingfeng, vice president and chief technical officer of Geely Auto Group, has been appointed to succeed Jean-Marc Gales as chief executive officer of Group Lotus effective immediately. ... Daniel ...

Automotive Industry Research Uncovers Top Opportunities for Success
With innovation available in nearly every aspect of the automotive industry, many organizations are left wondering, what they should prioritize to stay on the cutting-edge? What areas of focus will provide the most opportunity for growth, and what ...

Mitsubishi builds 5m vehicles in Thailand | Automotive Industry ...
Mitsubishi builds 5m vehicles in Thailand | Automotive Industry ...

IAC names new president and interim CEO | Automotive Industry ...
IAC names new president and interim CEO | Automotive Industry ...

The Copycat Car Industry in China Has Already Cloned the $200K Lamborghini Urus
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then it appears there's a whole lot of love for Lambos in China. Meet the latest printout from the country's car-sized Xerox machine: the Huansu Auto C60 Hyosow, a midsize crossover that bears a striking ...

NADA President and CEO Peter Welch on Trump's Tariff's and the Automotive Industry
The automotive Industry is feeling a little uneasy since it was announced last week that President Donald Trump has placed a tariff on both steel and aluminum. The news breaks around the same time that the Automotive Industry sees record numbers in ...

UK car market up 3.4% in May
The UK new car market grew by a modest 3.4% in May with 192,649 new units registered, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Last month's growth is against a weak May in 2017 (the market was 8.5% ...

IAC on upscaling interiors and automated driving
IAC believes flexible project partnerships and alliances will be more effective than consolidation to sustain the need for innovation speed in our industry. A decade or so ago, certain car interiors appeared quite poor. To what extent are you seeing ...

Toyota Australia again books record SUV volume
Toyota's local unit said it was "riding the crest of Australia's wave of SUV popularity", selling an industry record of over 7,500 SUVs last month, reflecting the trend to this type of vehicle in Europe and the US. FCAI VFACTS sales data for May is due ...

German union raises alarm over e-mobility jobs
The research pinpoints the transition to electric mobility ('e-mobility') as putting at risk thousands of jobs in the German automotive industry that depend on current technologies. In particular, the research says powertrain manufacturing will be ...

Global 3D Optical Microscope Market| High Demand from Aerospace and Automotive Industry to Promote Growth ...
Global 3D Optical Microscope Market| High Demand from Aerospace and Automotive Industry to Promote Growth ...

Mercedes breaks ground for Hungarian 'full flex' car plant
As well as being digitised according to Industry 4.0, it is also connected to other production sites in Daimler's global network. The company is now transferring the blue print of Factory 56 to a complete (second) factory in Kecskemet. Because all ...

Zenuity CEO on the auto industry's 'fantastic future'
How rapidly is AI developing in the automotive industry? It's happening very fast. We used to talk about software 1.0 – which is writing our own code from scratch. We're now deep into software 2.0 – which means we are working with AI to produce and ...

Government warned British cars 'won't qualify for free trade deals' after Brexit
But, since the beginning of the year, the car industry has explicitly told the government, including at roundtables in Downing Street in the presence of the PM, that these numbers hugely overstate the position that is relevant for trade deals under so ...

Japanese collaborate on electric transmission R&D
The Japanese automotive industry is pooling resources for the development of advanced powertrain technologies, according to the Nikkei Asian Review. Eleven Japanese companies, including Toyota, Nissan, Isuzu, Suzuki, Subaru, Honda, Mitsubishi and ...

Israeli autonomous technology developer Innoviz is entering China's car market
“China is helping lead the way towards the autonomous vehicle future, and HiRain is one of the most influential companies in the Chinese automotive industry. Last year, around 26 million vehicles were manufactured in China, making it by far the largest ...

mokumono's locally-produced delta bike takes its cues from the automotive industry
borrowing from the automotive industry, mokumono has used a new technique where two aluminum sheets are pressed into form for the bike's frame, and then laser-welded together. after building the first prototype from cardboard, the company experimented ...

Contract assembler Valmet Automotive names new CEO
Valmet Automotive named Olaf Bongwald, 51, CEO, effective 15 July 2018. Bongwald will be based in Bad Friedrichshall, Germany, "allowing him to spend a significant part of his time with the customers and to participate actively in business development ...

HARMAN Brings 5G-Ready Multiband Conformal Antennas to the Automotive Industry
STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced the launch of its all-new ...

HARMAN Brings 5G-Ready Multiband Conformal Antennas to the Automotive Industry
STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 6, 2018--HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced the launch of ...

North America Epoxy Adhesives Market 2018-2023: Accelerating Demand from Mexican Automotive Industry Driving ...
North America Epoxy Adhesives Market 2018-2023: Accelerating Demand from Mexican Automotive Industry Driving ...

SUV sales rise defies Australian market dip | Automotive Industry ...
SUV sales rise defies Australian market dip | Automotive Industry ...

Brexit: EU car manufacturers already in talks about rejecting British-made parts, industry leader reveals
Worried EU car manufacturers are already in talks about rejecting British-made parts because of Brexit, an industry leader has revealed. The growing fear was that “lots of jobs disappear” because of Theresa May's vow to leave the existing customs union ...

Case Study: Milwaukee's Doering Fleet Management is Shaking up the Auto Industry
The Doering family first hitched its fortunes to the fledging automotive industry two generations ago, when Chip Doering III's grandfather opened a car dealership in 1924. Nearly a century later, the Brookfield company has revamped its business model, ...

Innoviz and HiRain to offer lidar solutions for Chinese OEMs
Innoviz Technologies, a provider of Lidar sensing solutions, and HiRain Technologies, a Tier-1 solution provider for the automotive market in China, announced a partnership to bring Innoviz's Lidar and computer vision technology to Chinese automakers ...

These are the competitive pressures driving automakers to accelerate new tech adoption
The transformations that companies like Tesla, Uber and Lyft bring to the auto industry are changing more than just the ways car companies think about drivetrains and ownership, and its opening doors for new ways of thinking about the entire mobility ...

Dale Pollak On Today's Greatest Challenges In The Automotive Industry
Rideshare companies, direct to customer sales models, recruiting, tariffs and if that is not enough over 4 million off-lease cars are hitting the market this year. There is a lot going on in the Automotive industry today. To help break everything down ...

Dale Pollak On Today's Greatest Challenges In The Automotive Industry | Mercedes-Benz Launches Subscription ...
Dale Pollak On Today's Greatest Challenges In The Automotive Industry | Mercedes-Benz Launches Subscription ...

Auto Industry Growing ; Offers New Demands, Opportunities
In 2017, the international automotive industry produced 73.5 million passenger cars, an increase of around 2.4%, compared with the previous year. In 2018, car sales are expected to continue to grow to about 81.6 million units, with China remaining the ...

Lexus LC 500 - the anti-hybrid?
Soon enough, questions over the lack of automotive industry experience possessed by proposed new board members James Murdoch and Musk's own brother stopped. (E)motion carried. Ford was either brilliant or lucky enough to realise that a muscle car ...

Functional Glass Coatings Market for the Automotive Industry - Trends, Forecast, Competitive Analysis, and Growth ...
Functional Glass Coatings Market for the Automotive Industry - Trends, Forecast, Competitive Analysis, and Growth ...

What does WLTP mean for the auto industry?
From September 2018, all new cars registered in Europe, India, South Korea and Japan will have to report their official fuel economy and CO2 figures according to the WLTP – the Worldwide harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure. In Europe, this replaces ...


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