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Trump Approach on Nafta Relieves Automakers of Their Worst Fears
As the Trump administration sought trade concessions from Mexico in recent weeks, automakers and their suppliers feared that manufacturing costs could increase by billions of dollars. Now, they are breathing a sigh of relief. The auto industry is still ...

The Frankenstein-Looking Sir Vival is Part of the Reason The Auto Industry Is So Safety Conscious Today
The modern American world we recognize today started being shaped in the late 1950s. Automotive manufacturers were taking advantage of the whole “suburbia” concept by building cars you'd want to commute in, and that meant highways were springing up ...

Navigating NAFTA 2.0: New trade pact likely to reduce automotive competition, raise prices
Through U.S. economic might, Trump is using NAFTA to force companies to abandon cross-border supply chain in favor of more expensive and onerous domestic production. The result is higher prices for consumers and a less competitive automotive industry ...

NAFTA And The Auto Industry
It's a website that covers the auto industry. And he joins us now. Paul, welcome to the program. PAUL EISENSTEIN: Good to be with you. BLOCK: What do the proposed changes to NAFTA mean for the auto industry overall? EISENSTEIN: Well, I think the best ...

NAFTA And The Auto Industry
BLOCK: What do the proposed changes to NAFTA mean for the auto industry overall? EISENSTEIN: Well, I think the best thing that you can say about it is that it will prevent the Trump administration from eliminating NAFTA entirely. Unfortunately, we ...

How the UK automotive industry is looking to the Japanese market
Within hours of arriving in Japan for the first time, Dr Richard Fairchild said he knew instinctively that it was the perfect place for Aurrigo PodZero autonomous vehicles—a conclusion supported by the amount of attention that his Union Jack ...

VW to invest in Ghana and Nigeria
The stated goal is to build plants in both countries and to 'explore the development of new mobility solutions in Ghana'. The document was signed in Ghana in the presence of Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia. The Nigerian Minister of Industry, Trade and ...

Tesla's next-gen Roadster is ushering in the automotive industry's 'Megacar' era
With each vehicle that Musk releases, Tesla disrupts an industry, and with the next-generation Roadster, the CEO is aiming to create a true halo car. Christian von Koenigsegg is a man driven by his passion. The man behind the small, exclusive supercar ...

Big Data in the Automotive Industry, 2018-2021 Report - Market Forecast to Reach $5 Billion
The Big Data in the Automotive Industry: 2018 - 2030 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts report presents an in-depth assessment of Big Data in the automotive industry including key market drivers, challenges, investment potential ...

Big Data in the Automotive Industry, 2018-2021 Report - Market ...
Big Data in the Automotive Industry, 2018-2021 Report - Market ...

Dienetics adjusts to changes in automotive industry landscape
Even though there's added pressure for suppliers such as Dienetics, “it's making us a better company,” Vasquez said. “We still have a lot of narrow-focused engineers and designers in the automotive industry that continue to use the same thing over and ...

Nigeria, Volkswagen Sign Pact to Develop Automotive Industry ...
Nigeria, Volkswagen Sign Pact to Develop Automotive Industry ...

Erwin urges pacts to keep SA car industry afloat
PRETORIA – The continued survival of South Africa's automotive industry was at risk as the country failed to speedily enter into regional trade relationships in Africa, former trade and industry minister Alec Erwin has warned. “This is the most ...

The Age of Disruption: Five Automotive Industry Trends Dealers Should Begin to Prepare For
In today's world, the automotive industry is far from business as usual. A lot has happened in the past few years to make the task of selling cars a lot different than it used to be. Much like the world of music sales, food delivery, and hospitality ...

Can blockchain tech drive solutions to the automotive industry's biggest challenges?
Motor vehicles are an integral part of the world we live in. According to Statista, there were about 79 million vehicles sold worldwide in 2017 with the number expected to increase in 2018. It is without doubt that the automotive industry contributes ...

Honda, Toyota, Nissan car sales plunge, but SUVs rise: US auto sales likely up in August
Americans continued to flocks to crossovers, SUVs and pickup trucks and abandon passenger cars in August, likely resulting in a slight increase in overall U.S. auto sales. Forecasters at Edmunds.com and Cox Automotive predicted industry sales increases ...

Auto industry pushes back against tougher EU emissions targets
The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) admitted on Tuesday that Europe's car industry would find it hard to meet the EU's 2021 target of 95 grams of CO2 per kilometer (57.4 miles per gallon) for average fleet emissions, and flatly ...

PlanetM Focuses on Auto Interiors and UX
For companies designing and manufacturing vehicle interiors, where else to see first-hand the future of automotive insides than the renowned place that put the world on wheels. These days, changes are transforming the automotive industry. With the ...

Automotive Industry Veteran, Jordan Walters, Brings Deep Experience to The Appraisal Lane
"In a short time, The Appraisal Lane has made a tremendous impact on the used car industry. I'm excited to be a part of this paradigm shift," said Walters. "It's great to be able to leverage my existing relationships and forge new ones for a company ...

Troubled Tesla makes mark on auto industry
As the cash continues to burn at Tesla Inc., Silicon Valley's pre-eminent auto startup already may have done enough to leave its mark on the industry. The American electric-car brand challenged such foreign luxury giants as Germany's BMW, Mercedes-Benz ...

What A New NAFTA Deal Might Mean For The Auto Industry
NPR: "Why The Auto Industry Is Paying Special Attention To NAFTA Negotiations" — "U.S. and Canadian trade negotiators are scrambling today to come to a compromise on a new NAFTA deal. If they don't reach an agreement by the end of the week, ...

From track to showroom, motorsport still a test bed for mainstream auto industry
At face value, the gulf between the average family car and the kind of high-octane machines we see tearing through the streets of F1 circuits in Monaco and Singapore might seem unbridgeable. In reality, however, motorsport has long been the laboratory ...

Electro-Mobility Changes Rules of Game for Automotive Industry
The FINANCIAL -- Enormous investment costs are necessary to defy the digital shift in the automotive industry. According to the report, this will have repercussions. The increasing software competence plays a decisive role in networking the car with ...

Visual Displays — Best Practices in the Auto Industry
The use of visual displays for advertising has had a major role in advertising for those in the automobile industry. This form of advertising allows customers to see and experience the vehicle they are interested in purchasing before actually making ...

Auto industry leaders ask govt to provide clear and stable policy framework, seek support for development of new ...
Auto industry leaders ask govt to provide clear and stable policy framework, seek support for development of new ...

Jindal Stainless to tap opportunities in domestic automotive industry
The country's largest stainless steel maker Jindal Stainless Ltd (JSL) will tap the growing business opportunities in the domestic automotive industry, a company official said Wednesday. "The Indian passenger vehicle manufacturing industry became the ...

Tariffs on imported cars, parts could harm US economy and auto industry, experts warn
WASHINGTON – The Trump administration's new tariffs on aluminum and steel and the threat of more duties on imported cars and car parts will weaken the U.S. economy and inflict serious damage on the nation's auto industry, a panel of trade analysts ...

New jobs coming to SC after $5.8 million auto-industry expansion
“Today, we celebrate another big win for our state's automotive industry. By expanding its headquarters here and creating 100 new jobs, JTEKT is making a statement that South Carolina remains an ideal destination for automobile manufacturers and ...

Auto Industry, Economists Warn Against Trump Trade Policy
Law360 (September 5, 2018, 3:51 PM EDT) -- Automotive and trade policy experts told a Senate panel Wednesday that the Trump administration's flurry of trade enforcement moves in recent months is driving too much uncertainty that raises serious ...

How the automotive industry helps keep SA's wheels turning
The automotive industry is a key player and contributor to the country's gross domestic product and employs a great number of people in direct and indirect jobs throughout the value chain. Manufacturing remains a big cog in the automotive wheel with ...

Anant Geete urges auto industry to embrace change
New Delhi: Raising concerns over the alarming pollution level in the country, Heavy Industries Minister Anant Geete reiterated on Thursday said that Indian automobile industry should unanimously come forward to adopt new technology for greener and ...

Automobile Industry Asks for Clear and Stable Policy from Indian Government
Automobile industry leaders have asked the government to provide clear and stable policy framework, saying it should not "become a crisis for the industry" whenever there is a regulatory change. Heads of Maruti Suzuki India, Mahindra & Mahindra and ...

Auto industry urges govt to draw up stable long-term policy
New Delhi: The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (Siam) and other industry executives are urging the central government to form a more stable and unified long-term regulatory policy for the industry to enable it to grow to its potential. “(The ...

Trump's NAFTA revisions — designed to help the US auto industry — could have the opposite impact
Many argue that NAFTA has allowed American car companies to compete in a hyper-competitive global market. Others say the trade deal, which took effect in 1994, bled auto jobs from the US to Mexico. This week, talks to salvage the 24-year-old trade deal ...

The Automotive Industry Hasn't Begun to Realize Real Disruption Yet
At present, the way we think about disruption in the automotive industry is through electric cars (upending the need for gas), services like Uber (which are challenging the need to own a car), and Tesla (which is challenging the way cars are sold). And ...

German auto companies put rivalries aside to take on tech giants
Daimler is reported to be in talks to buy a stake in VW's used car portal Heycar. The two rivals and BMW already own a majority stake in digital mapping service HERE. "The automotive industry is struggling to afford its own future," Peter Wells, a ...

In-Line and Near-Line Robotic Inspection Systems for Automotive Industry
Energid Technologies announced a partnership with Perceptron, Inc. to utilize Energid's Actin software in Perceptron's new in-line and near-line robotic inspection systems for the automotive industry. The Actin software development kit (SDK) offers ...

PSA makes the first big Opel move - the week
The Segula Technologies proposal aims at creating a European engineering campus and centre of excellence in Ruesselsheim, enlarging the scope beyond the automotive industry and including fields such as rail and energy. Given the amounts being spent ...

Trump's NAFTA changes designed to help the US auto industry may have the opposite impact
In Michigan, the North American Free Trade Agreement has been a source of controversy for more than 25 years. Many argue that NAFTA has allowed American car companies to compete in a hyper-competitive global market. Others say the trade deal, which ...

Tesla says Jerome Guillen has been promoted to president of automotive
Results are what matter and we are creating the most mind-blowing growth in the history of the automotive industry. Even the Ford Model T, which held the world record for the fastest growing car in history, didn't grow as fast in sales or production as ...

Guest column: Trump puts US leadership of auto industry at risk
Our automotive industry is one of the cornerstones of manufacturing in the United States. Vehicle manufacturers and their extensive ecosystem of suppliers represent 3.5 percent of our gross domestic product and over 7 million American jobs, more than ...

60% local cars, more than a million vehicles a year - SA's 'Automotive Masterplan' for 2021
He stressed the importance of the automotive industry as a player in the SA economy, where it formed half of annual manufacturing input. He said that increasing industrialisation through more local content and higher production volumes were important ...

Bridgestone names new EMEA chief operating officer
"The automotive and tyre industry is undergoing rapid change and needs to capture and respond to social, economic and technological opportunities and challenges," said Ferrari. "Our products and our solutions, such as DriveGuard, Bridgestone Turanza ...

Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson extends contract to 2022
This, it says, will also offer the company far greater potential to develop connected and other services around the car to its customers. "The industry is changing and so are the expectations of our customers. We need and want to answer those demands ...

May to meet car industry chiefs in Birmingham amid concern over Brexit
Theresa May will meet car industry executives at a summit in Birmingham amid growing concern in the industry about the pace of the Brexit negotiations and the impact of a no-deal scenario on the sector. On Tuesday the prime minister was due to ...

Avid appoints Mike Dowsett as Business Development VP
Dowsett brings more than 30 years' automotive industry experience to Avid, having worked both in the UK and US in the hybrid, electrification and controlled power sector for a range of companies such as Visteon, FEV, Controlled Power Technologies, YASA ...

Future of Automotive Brands in Hands of User Experience Designers
Tero Koivu is presenting at the WardsAuto User Experience Conference Oct. 2 in Novi, MI. The automotive industry is at a pivotal point when it comes to the evolution of the user experience in connected vehicles. New technologies have leveled the ...

Make in India finds a smooth ride in auto industry
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Make-in-India call has probably found more takers in the auto industry than any other, and perhaps accomplished in the mission's truest sense -- targeting global markets. Bajaj Auto, TVS Motor Company, Eicher Motors, ...

Automotive Liftgate Market is Likely to be Worth US$ 5.2 Billion in 2023, Composite Liftgate to Witness Higher ...
Automotive Liftgate Market is Likely to be Worth US$ 5.2 Billion in 2023, Composite Liftgate to Witness Higher ...

Toyota, Naamsa boss confident SA car industry will overcome 'major challenges'
Andrew Kirby, chairman of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) and president and CEO of Toyota SA Motors, says he is confident that the local motor industry will overcome its major challenges and that the ...


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