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ACEA: CO2 targets for cars and vans: auto industry urges MEPs to consider high stakes of plenary vote
Ahead of Wednesday's European Parliament vote on future CO2 targets for cars and vans, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) draws decision makers' attention to the importance of this plenary vote – not only for the environment, but ...

Volkswagen and Microsoft to develop dedicated auto...
Volkswagen and Microsoft to develop dedicated auto...

COMMENT: 5G is the key that will unlock automotive autonomy
However, the advantages of 5G do not stop there; 5G has the potential to evolve the automotive experience in a number of other ways. To learn more about the role of next-generation telecommunications in the future of the automotive industry, download ...

WSJ: Morocco is Leading Africa's Automotive Industry
Rabat – Morocco's automotive industry is on the move. Morocco has become an auto hub, surpassing South Africa as the leading automotive producer. The Wall Street Journal noted Morocco's development in the automotive industry and its leading role in ...

Theresa May insists only her Brexit deal can protect the car industry
Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted that only her proposed “Chequers” EU deal can protect the car industry. And she said a Canada-style trade deal, such as the one proposed by Tory rival Boris Johnson, would not deal with the concerns raised by ...

US Auto Makers Get Big Win From New Trade Pact
DETROIT—The new trade agreement struck Sunday night between the U.S. and Canada eases uncertainty in the U.S. auto industry about the Trump administration's trade policies in North America, helping car manufacturers to move forward with factory ...

Auto-industry takes a major hit, bookings decline
To no surprise, Pakistani auto-industry is facing a massive 30 percent plunge in sales this fiscal year, as compared to the last fiscal, where 2,40,000 bookings were recorded, against an expected decline to 168,000. The reason: the government of ...

Car industry close to its iPhone moment
Many tsars of the auto industry would be hoping for the latter — a smooth transition. Car sales, particularly in Australia, are stronger than ever, and they would expect to see that continue. Data from Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries reveals ...

Blockchain can disrupt the auto industry
One example is automotive manufacturing, where it could speed up and improve the accuracy of processes, as well as enable users on a macro and micro level to access and edit relevant information related to vehicles and their parts. Industry-wide ...

Trade deal gives automakers breathing room but could boost vehicle prices
As the Trump administration touts a last-minute deal with Canada to remake the North American Free Trade Agreement, the agreement's importance may be more about simple certainty than wholesale change for the automotive industry and the jobs it ...

Trade deal a relief for London area auto industry, workers
The U.S. had threatened a 25 per cent tariff on vehicles and auto parts shipped from Canada to the U.S. if a deal was not reached and that would have crippled the Ontario industrial economy, forcing thousands of workers out of a job, said industry ...

Stateside: what new trade deal means for auto industry; will electric scooters work in Detroit?
Today on Stateside, why the auto industry is breathing "a sigh of relief" after President Trump announced the trilateral trade deal that will replace NAFTA. Plus, an Oscoda resident shares his experience of being affected by PFAS contamination, kicking ...

'A sigh of relief,' threatened auto tariffs not imposed in new NAFTA ...
'A sigh of relief,' threatened auto tariffs not imposed in new NAFTA ...

Five Upcoming Automotive Industry Conferences You Should Attend
Learning, professional development, and networking are vital parts of career growth. This goes for all professions, but this especially rings true for automotive professionals. Trends in the automotive industry are rapidly evolving, and conferences are ...

New York Set for Game Changing Automotive Industry Conference ...
New York Set for Game Changing Automotive Industry Conference ...

Auto Sales Sputtered in September Amid Rising Interest Rates, Trade Concerns
The weaker sales results come as the U.S. auto industry is already facing cost pressures on a number of fronts. New U.S. tariffs on imported steel and aluminum have caused prices on those materials to climb, denting bottom lines, and a new North ...

Three Hidden Disruptors In The International Automotive Industry
Global Business Professor's latest Audio Interview, “Three hidden disruptors in the international automotive industry,” features Sam Yankelevitch, global supply chain expert, author, trainer and international conference speaker. In the five-minute ...

Turkish automotive industry sees nearly 22 pct rise in September exports
The automotive sector, which leads Turkey's exports and is one of its driving forces, saw its sales abroad surge by 21.96 percent in September year-on-year, totaling around $2.3 billion. According to a statement by the Uludağ Exporters Association (UİB ...

New NAFTA” Means New Standards For The Auto Industry
Canada has officially joined the United States and Mexico in forming a new trade arrangement that will replace NAFTA. Dubbed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the deal features language relevant to a number of industries, including ...

What new trade deal means for Upstate automotive industry
“South Carolina's automotive footprint is so robust that automotive suppliers are in 37 of our 46 counties, employing over 66,000,” Britt said. But, with President Trump's new trade deal , the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, replacing ...

Regulation is a Must for the Digital Future of the Automotive Industry, Says President of the French Automobile ...
Regulation is a Must for the Digital Future of the Automotive Industry, Says President of the French Automobile ...

Tariffs disrupting US car industry, lawmakers told
Representatives from carmakers, tier suppliers and the dealership sector were amongst those warning of the enormously disruptive impact of continued import tariffs in the US. Last week's US Senate Finance Committee hearing in Washington, DC heard that ...

Auto Industry Braced for Tougher EU Emission Targets
The European Parliament on Wednesday proposed stricter emission targets for the auto industry, putting down its marker in a growing fight inside the European Union over how much to tighten CO2 limits for cars. EU lawmakers voted that the bloc should ...

EU Parliament vote on CO2 targets for cars and vans: auto industry voices concerns
The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) has voiced its serious concerns about the outcome of the European Parliament's plenary vote on future CO2 reduction targets for cars and vans. “We remain particularly concerned about the ...

How the new automotive code of conduct will affect insurers
The Competition Commission published last month a proposed new code of conduct for the South African automotive industry, which is set to usher in ground-breaking changes for car owners and automotive aftermarket businesses. In short, the proposed ...

Radar Systems Hit Automotive Industry
Now that regional New Car Assessment Programs (NCAP) are demanding such features as adaptive cruise control (ACC) and emergency brake assist (AEB) for their five-star safety ratings, NXP Semiconductors is urging the automotive industry to get ...

How The New North American Trade Deal Will Affect The Automotive Industry
Many people in the U.S. auto industry are breathing a sigh of relief this week. The new trade deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada ends months of uncertainty. If it's approved by Congress, it will spare carmakers from some of the tariffs that they ...

How The New North American Trade Deal Will Affect The ... - WHQR
ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Many people in the U.S. auto industry are breathing a sigh of relief this week. The new trade deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada ...

From production to driving automation, AI to prevail in automotive industry in next decade
While the event will elaborate on future technologies and hot developments in the sector, the leading figures of the industry opine that autonomous driving will have the highest impact on the automotive industry. Emeritus Executive Vice President of ...

Africa: the final frontier for the automotive industry
The underdeveloped nature of Africa's automotive industry provides ample room for growth across the entire value chain from vehicle production and assembly to sales and after-sales service, according to new research by Deloitte. The global consulting ...

How will the Trump tariffs impact auto Industry M&A?
Related to this, President Trump proposed imposing 25 percent tariffs on imported automobiles and automotive parts. The estimated effects of such tariffs would be widespread in the automotive industry as even “American-made” vehicles contain imported ...

Schrader to invest £11m on researching new products for the automotive industry
"We wish to remain ahead of the curve and poised to offer our global customer base innovative technologies that will safeguard our competitiveness in the auto industry." Alastair Hamilton, chief executive of Invest NI, said: "The automotive sector is ...

Auto industry relieved by NAFTA 2.0, but results may be mixed
Sighs of relief rippled across the North American car industry on Monday. There would be no "Carmageddon" caused by auto tariffs torpedoing cross-border trade, now that NAFTA 2.0 had found a safe landing zone. U.S. President Donald Trump had ...

SA's new automotive code of conduct 'will be catastrophic for motor ...
SA's new automotive code of conduct 'will be catastrophic for motor ...

World Automotive Conference in Istanbul highlights women's role in industry
The 5th World Automotive Conference (WAC) 2018 kicked off in Istanbul yesterday. The event brought together prominent figures of the global automotive industry and shared the latest developments in the sector, from artificial intelligence (AI) to the ...

Outstanding design: MAN crowned Design Team of the Year at the Automotive Brand Contest 2018, receiving the most ...
Outstanding design: MAN crowned Design Team of the Year at the Automotive Brand Contest 2018, receiving the most ...

Future proofing: autonomous technology and the motor industry
“Our relationship with cars has largely remained the same over the past 100 years, yet all we talk about is how the industry is changing,” says Fiona Falcone, United Kingdom head of automotive at global consultants Accenture. She thinks the reason is ...

Faurecia agile enough to cope with Brexit needs - CEO
We believe the interior will become the differentiator in the automotive industry. Carmakers will have more and more difficulties to differentiate themselves through the powertrain so I really believe what will count for people will be what you have ...

Branding in automotive industry
PRIME Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's proposal to launch a third national car project is set to proceed. The project will be an all private sector initiative, thus there is no government support in terms of funding. The government will assist if ...

Trump's myopic trade agenda to protect the US car industry will cost the economy dearly
Trump's “America First” trade agenda seems to be all about the motor industry – whether in the Korus trade deal with South Korea, in the US trade conflict with Germany, in efforts to secure a Japan FTA, or, most nail-bitingly in the renegotiation of ...

Zero-Percent Financing Deals Fade From the New-Car Lot as Interest Rates Rise
Auto lenders are pulling back on the no-interest financing offers that had become widespread in new-car ads and dealer showrooms for much of this decade. Cheap financing reinvigorated the U.S. auto industry's sales following the recession, helping to ...

Nada decries proposed new automotive code of conduct
The National Automobile Dealers' Association (Nada) has strongly criticised a proposed new South African Automotive Industry Code of Conduct that seeks to allow independent service providers to undertake service and maintenance work while a vehicle is ...

Application of code of conduct requires 'extensive' review, says auto industry body
The industry body said any proposed code should take into account the intensely competitive nature of the industry, the legal agreements governing the relationship between automotive companies, dealers and service providers, intellectual property ...

OPINION: Global automotive industry awaits perfect storm
JOHANNESBURG – The automotive industry's technology direction is the focus of huge attention. Factors such as tightening environmental legislation in core global markets and the rapid emergence of disruptive technologies with the ability to ...

Conversica Announces the Winners of Its Inaugural Lead Provider Awards for the Automotive Industry
FOSTER CITY, Calif., Oct. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Conversica, the leader in conversational AI for business, today announced the 10 winners of its first-ever Automotive Lead Provider Awards, created to honor top-performing lead providers in the ...

Auto industry's thirst for software is quenched by open source
OSS can significantly reduce development time and minimise otherwise costly investments, but it has taken time for the auto industry to truly harness the benefits. OSS can be seen, used or tweaked by anyone. It differs from 'proprietary software' in ...

EU workers key to auto industry, but door is in danger of closing
However, as a no-deal is becoming more likely, the logistics, haulage and automotive industry has deeper concerns than a trade arrangement. The first pitfall of a no-deal or even bad deal Brexit is a limited pool of talented staff. The Confederation of ...

Ad Review Pumps Drama Into Otherwise Staid Auto Industry
I was a cub automotive reporter at Ward's Automotive Reports when the trade agreement was passed, and I reported on it extensively. I also covered the Canadian auto industry for several years and had annual one-on-one interviews with the presidents of ...

Automotive Industry in RGV to be Most Impacted by New Trade Agreement
MCALLEN, Texas - As the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) moves forward, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez says the automotive industry here in the Rio Grande Valley will be impacted the most. "Overall, I think I am happy there is a ...

Pakistan's auto industry lacks competition: CCP
KARACHI: The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has described Pakistan's automobile industry as uncompetitive where existing companies are not facing any meaningful competitive pressure. “It (automobile industry) is essentially marred by a lack ...


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