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Domestic car industry to report decline in July sales on high base effect
A month after an abnormal growth of 37 per cent (owing to a low base effect of June 2017), the domestic automobile industry is expected to report a decline in July on a high-base effect of corresponding month last year. Country's largest carmaker ...

Volkswagen reports record sales, warns of trade threats to auto industry
FRANKFURT -- Volkswagen said its earnings rose in the second quarter on record sales and fatter profit margins, but warned that "growing protectionism" is a threat to the globally connected car industry. The automaker based in Wolfsburg, Germany, said ...

Automotive tariffs will hurt US, industry bosses warn
Washington — Nearly 50 witnesses from various corners of the US vehicle industry gave an overwhelmingly negative view of the Trump administration's proposed tariffs on imported autos and auto parts at a 19 July hearing before the US Department of ...

Car industry is not ready for no-deal Brexit industry boss warns
The boss of the UK industry body, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), Mike Hawes said he could not see any benefits to the industry and its workers from leaving the EU, and warned that leaving without a deal would be very damaging to ...

GIIAS 2018: Jokowi Mentioned 3 Challenges in Automotive Industry
TEMPO.CO, Tangerang - Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show, or GIIAS 2018, was officially opened by the President Joko Widodo or Jokowi on Thursday, August 2. In his remarks, Jokowi mentioned there were three challenges in the global ...

High Level of Interest in Customized Printing of Series Parts in the Automotive Industry
Heidelberg and Ritzi Lackiertechnik showcase opportunities offered by 3D printing using Omnifire technology in industrial environments; 40 participants from the automotive industry and associated sectors; Ritzi successfully using Heidelberg Omnifire in ...

Daimler aims for sustainable supply chain
"The expansion of electro mobility places new demands on the automotive industry and especially on purchasing. We are aware of our responsibility in the procurement of raw materials and are pooling our strengths in these initiatives through cooperation ...

Is Lexus' new flagship now just too complex?
So we got the LS set up to my liking (but where's the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?) but I still hold the system is overly complex and distracting (I need reading glasses to see some small icons) and I reckon some functions would be much better done ...

Tag: British Automotive Industry
Mike Hawes, chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), Britain's main industry group, claims automakers were becoming increasingly concerned with the nation's departure from the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa ...

For auto industry, weaker fuel economy rules would mean a world of chaos
The Trump administration's proposed rollback of auto fuel economy and emissions standards looks, on the surface, like a welcome gift to the auto industry. It's more like federal regulators just handed the auto industry a great big box of chaos. The ...

How Blockchain Will Disrupt the Automotive Industry
Blockchain will soon disrupt the automotive industry thanks to its decentralized data ledger features. The technology is set to empower end users with autonomous cars and optimized routes by solving everyday traffic issues. Blockchain has been a ...

Affin Hwang remains positive on auto industry sales
"In our view, the tougher restrictions could potentially only target the reconditioned (recon) car market rather than the locally listed foreign carmakers, as we do not expect the government's new policy to negatively impact local assembly operations ...

Call for Eastern Cape to reduce reliance on motor industry
The Eastern Cape provincial government is sitting on a ticking time bomb with an economy that is overly dependent on the automotive industry. Political analyst Dr Somadoda Fikeni said this was highly risky because, should one of the large vehicle ...

UK automotive supply chain reaps GBP54m competitiveness boost
Business secretary [minister] Greg Clark, said: "The UK's automotive industry is one of our biggest success stories that continues to attract significant investment from leading manufacturers. The Long Term Automotive Supply Chain Competitiveness ...

Audi and Ericsson to use 5G for automotive production
Erik Ekudden, Group CTO at Ericsson, says: "Ericsson is already running 5G industry programmes all over the world to help manufacturers boost productivity and create new business opportunities. This project is a great opportunity to see what is ...

Interested In Automotive Franchise? Look Out For These Industry Trends
The automotive industry in India is one of the largest worldwide, with more than four million cars and commercial vehicles produced, India is one of Asia's largest markets. The automotive sector is growing and becoming more important for Indian ...

FG to inject N300bn into auto industry
He said the Federal Government was worried at the slow pace of development in the auto industry sub-sector of the economy even though government had given 35 automobile firms “bona-fide manufacturing status and many of them have started assembly ...

UK Car Industry Calls on Negotiators to Ensure Frictionless Trade
The British car industry has called on Brexit negotiators to ensure that the UK has “frictionless trade” with the European Union after it leaves the trading zone in March 2019. Mike Hawes, chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and ...

Acme auto industry gathering focuses on future
The first is widely viewed as a primary factor in the future of the automobile. The second seems to have muddied the economic future of the auto industry. The annual event brings together more than 1,000 industry stakeholders for updates on the state ...

Automotive industry launches airbag safety campaign
Due to the grave nature of the recall, which has sadly killed 24 people and injured 266 globally, brands have made multiple attempts to contact car owners. Apparently, in some cases, they've tried contacting drivers five or six times through the post ...

Why the industry is abuzz about '4.0'
A strange and hipster-ish buzzword is traveling through the auto industry right now: Industry 4.0. From Krakow to Kentucky, auto sector manufacturers are talking about "embracing 4.0" as a way to rise to the next level of competitiveness. The loosey ...

Automotive industry races to address cybersecurity risks
Toyota Motor aims to install connected technologies by 2020 in all its noncommercial vehicles for sale in Japan and the U.S., starting with the new Corolla hatchback and Crown sedan launched in June. With these technologies, vehicles can "communicate" ...

Traverse, the great divide - a tough CASE to crack
There's considerable consternation in the auto industry presently, but that concern is divided into two camps. On the one hand, there are those in the here and now anxious about whether total industry volume in the US next year will be 18m or 17.8m. On ...

How blockchain and the auto industry will fit together
When it comes to cars and blockchain, no one has all the answers yet. But there is plenty to prepare for and think about – not only in the auto industry but also in related industries such as insurance. First things first: While we have found ...

MCA: 3rd national car will hamper auto parts industries, learn from Thailand
PETALING JAYA: MCA is doubtful whether the third national car project will be able to revive the nation's automotive industry. Party deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong said the nation's automotive industry has lost its competitiveness due to ...

Obsolete Quality Tests Still In Use Throughout Auto Industry
More than 80 percent of the leak-detection tests conducted on auto-industry production lines are outmoded and ineffective, according to Thomas Parker, North American automotive sales manager for INFICON, a leading global supplier of leak-detection ...

Auto Industry Responds To Fuel Efficiency Standards Rollbacks
“What the auto industry wants to avoid is the black eye of being in favor of rolling back fuel efficiency and emissions standards,” John McElroy, host of the TV show Autoline, told NPR. “They did want some relief from the Obama administration's goals ...

Cybersecurity Efforts Critical to Automotive Industry
The operation of self-driving vehicles will require an intense focus on cybersecurity, experts said during a conference in Detroit organized by Billington Cybersecurity, which brought together representatives from the automobile and tech industry as ...

Automotive labels market growing as industry complies with labeling laws
Growing demand from the automotive industry for RFID labels and mandatory compliance with automotive labeling laws are the main drivers of the automotive labels market, according to a new report, Automotive Labels Market – Global Industry Insights, ...

New Business Models Stoke Growth Opportunities in the ASEAN Automotive Industry, finds Frost & Sullivan
"The ASEAN automotive industry benefits significantly from governments' continued promotion of infrastructure development through investments. There is also ongoing support for energy-efficient vehicle programs," said Dushyant Sinha, Mobility Senior ...

GlobalData: EVs will transform the automotive industry over the next 5 years; potentially 300M EVs by 2040; 15% of ...
GlobalData: EVs will transform the automotive industry over the next 5 years; potentially 300M EVs by 2040; 15% of ...

German Association of the Automotive Industry
German auto firms have indicated they could pull the plug on new investments in battery manufacturing and related facilities in the US if they are forced to pay increased tariffs under a “national security” review. The warning came after the Trump ...

Iran's car industry is bigger than you'd think, but which cars are made there?
As part of the sanctions that Donald Trump has reimposed on Iran, one of the industries that is going to be hit hard is car production. The sanctions, which were lifted by Barack Obama but are now back in play, will halt the import of Iranian-made cars ...

ACA sponsors Automotive Industry Resource Guide
BETHESDA, Md. — The Auto Care Association (ACA) is a sponsor of the 2018 edition of the "Automotive Industry Resource Guide: A Reference for U.S. Exporters." The resource guide, prepared by the U.S. Commercial Service's Global Auto & Smart Mobility ...

Why Is FRAND important for the Automotive Industry?
In this article, we are going to look at interaction of patents with the future of standardization and the impact this may have on the automotive industry. The patents essential to form a standard are Standard Essential Patents (“SEPs”). SEPs are ...

Classic car collectors brace for a Trump auto tariffs crash
Like the automotive industry as a whole, a large portion of parts for these vehicles are made overseas and must be imported. That hurts everyone from the high-end dealer to garage mechanics working on older cars. "So a protectionist trade practice has ...

Here's How Blockchain is Changing the Way the Automotive Industry Works
End of the year 2017 saw Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies at their all-time highs. It caught the eye of the public and resulted in much-needed awareness about bitcoin and the blockchain technology. It has also paved the way for many projects like the ...

Kamal Brar: 'Automotive industry is going to spend Rs 27454 crore by 2020 over big data'
California-based software company Hortonworks, which specialises in enterprise-ready open data platforms and modern data applications, is increasingly managing big data for the global automotive industry in the run-up to the development of connected, ...

Global automotive market report - Q2 2018
And then there are question-marks over prospects for the global economy and the risks that come from rising trade tensions and newly imposed tariffs. The automotive industry, with its complex products and global supply chains, is particularly ...

Three major auto industry disruptors affecting the way dealers sell cars in Mzansi
THE annual National Automobile Dealers' Association (Nada) Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) marked its 23rd year running at its awards evening earlier in July. The DSI forms a vital link between dealers and manufacturers and this year's event ...

Commentary: Time to give Obama credit for saving auto industry
The one thing for which the Obama administration deserves historical acclaim is its work in keeping the U.S. auto industry alive and thriving. Much of President Barack Obama's tenure was more symbol than substance, but credit should go to Obama for his ...

Smart Display in Automotive Industry Research Report and Growth Trends 2018-2025
City of Industry, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/09/2018 -- This study focuses on the production side and consumption side of Smart Display in Automotive, presents the global Smart Display in Automotive market size by manufacturers, regions, type and application ...

Uncertainty over NAFTA hasn't stopped Mexico's car manufacturing cities from thriving
Part of the reason is that Mexico has reshaped the auto industry in ways that cannot be undone as quickly or as dramatically as Trump has suggested. And increasingly, it appears that trade negotiators are reaching the same conclusion: U.S. officials ...

US Import Tariffs: A Major Concern for the Global Auto Industry| Technavio
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 9, 2018--The impending threat of US import tariffs has come true with the change in administration. These tariffs will have a significant impact on the automotive industry in the US. Technavio's latest research tries to ...

Top auto supplier Magna takes $60 million hit from tariffs, but CEO still sees 'huge' opportunity
But even with the tensions, Walker, whose company recently entered joint ventures with Lyft and Beijing Automotive Group, said he sees brighter times ahead for the mass-market auto giant. "I think the industry is the highest-tech industry in the world ...

FG to inject N300bn into auto industry
He said the Federal Government was worried at the slow pace of development in the auto industry sub-sector of the economy even though government had given 35 automobile firms “bona-fide manufacturing status and many of them have started assembly ...

MAI inks agreement with Indonesian counterpart for collaboration in automotive industry
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) and Institut Otomatif Indonesia(IOI) inked a memorandum of agreement(MoA) to foster long-term collaboration in the area of automotive industry development. The agreement, which is meant to ...

Adient's CTO on megatrends and cutting development time
Does everybody already think about the full scale autonomous version? There, I would be a little more cautious because when we're talking about autonomous, we see two different industry models currently arising. We're seeing the normal car industry ...

Building another Lexus in the US - the week
As he notes, there's considerable consternation in the auto industry presently but that concern is divided into two camps. On the one hand, there are those in the here and now anxious about whether total industry volume in the US next year will be 18m ...

Motoring Africa Examines Business Opportunities in an Emerging Auto Manufacturing Industry
For years, consolidations in the auto industry have made the market seem as if opportunities for new entrants were limited. But the changing economics in global markets have made this obstacle “appear” less formidable. I say “appear” because building ...


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