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AIDC Eastern Cape moves to support Automotive Industry Master plan
The AIDC EC unveiled a new three-year strategy on Monday, at the Radisson Blu in Port Elizabeth, to drive localization, transformation and skills development in the Eastern Cape's automotive supply chain in support of the South African Automotive ...

Car industry records muted growth for fourth straight month
Rajan Wadhera, President, Automotive Sector, M&M, said, “For past few months, the automotive industry has been witnessing subdued retail sales for passenger vehicles segment, because of low consumer buying sentiment. Therefore, one has to remain ...

How to attract tech talent to the automotive industry
If you can't attend the session live please register anyway and we'll send you a link to the slides and a video of the session when it's finished. According to global consultancy AlixPartners, approximately 5,000 software and electronics positions in ...

Auto industry looks to future beyond car ownership with sharing, subscriptions
TORONTO — Major automakers are preparing for a future where drivers might not want to own the cars they use. The shift comes as the industry undergoes rapid technological change towards a driverless future, while high up-front costs and ownership ...

Auto industry looks to future beyond car ownership with sharing, subscriptions
Major automakers are preparing for a future where drivers might not want to own the cars they use. The shift comes as the industry undergoes rapid technological change towards a driverless future, while high upfront costs and ownership burdens have a ...

Humantech Ergonomics Webinar Shares How To Reduce Workplace Injuries In The Automotive Industry
The 30-minute live webinar is aimed at safety professionals in the automotive industry, including OEMs and suppliers. Board-certified ergonomists Deepesh Desai and Kent Hatcher will share best practices for reducing the risk of musculoskeletal ...

Harbour Results predicts rough patch ahead for auto tooling industry
So far, 2018 hasn't lived up to expectations for the automotive industry and its supply chain, especially after the boom in 2017 with $10.3 billion in tooling spend. “We expected 2018 to reach over $11 billion,” commented Laurie Harbour, President and ...

No festive cheer in auto industry in October as high fuel prices, interest rates play spoilsport
NEW DELHI: Festive celebrations eluded the auto industry in October with major companies such as Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Mahindra and Toyota Thursday reporting low single-digit sales growth for the month owing to weak market sentiment due to high fuel ...

Auto industry looks to future beyond car ownership with sharing, subscriptions
“In terms of ownership models, I think really we're on the cusp of change,” said James Carter, principal consultant at Vision Mobility, which gives advice to the auto industry. The new models range from more flexible and straightforward lease programs, ...

Detroit's City Edition jerseys inspired by automotive industry
The NBA is unveiling their City Edition jerseys and the Detroit Pistons' jerseys are inspired by the automotive industry. This makes perfect sense considering Detroit's place as the Motor City. Detroit is synonymous with brands like Chevy and GM and ...

No festive cheer for Auto industry as car sales crawl, PV sales crash to very low single digits
RC Bhargava's premonition seems to have come true. The Maruti Suzuki chairman had said last week there were few signs of festivity in the car market. Indeed, sales of cars in October reflected little festive cheer with the growth in passenger vehicles ...

Festive Celebrations Elude Auto Industry in October as High Fuel Prices, Interest Rates Play Spoilsport
Festive celebrations eluded the auto industry in October with major companies such as Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Mahindra and Toyota reporting low single-digit sales growth for the month owing to weak market sentiment due to high fuel prices and interest ...

Czech PMI further drop to 23-month low amid slowdown in automotive industry in October
The level of optimism was the weakest in over five years as trade wars and lower demand in the automotive industry fulfilled expectations. "The Czech manufacturing sector started the final quarter of the year on a slightly weaker footing, with the PMI ...

North American auto industry warned USMCA deal could bring pain
The North American auto industry will likely lose global market share under the new trilateral trade agreement reached between Canada, Mexico and the United States, warns Scotiabank Economics. While the financial institution says the United ...

US Auto Industry's October Surprise
Sleeping on October's U.S vehicle sales numbers has economists and insiders tossing and turning about what's really happening in the marketplace. On one hand it all makes sense. The sharp decline in passenger car sales was enough to offset booming ...

Elon Musk needs to stop lecturing everybody about how hard it is for Tesla to build cars
She probably doesn't have a detailed understanding of the auto industry, and she doesn't need to. She's a technology journalist. But she could certainly say something like, "Great, sounds like a challenge — but isn't everybody else who makes cars also ...

Pilot program to encourage young women to join retail auto industry
It's called the Women in Automotive Mentoring Program. This innovative program is a one-year pilot project aimed at connecting post-secondary students with automotive industry leaders who can offer support and advice while encouraging young women to ...

National publication hails Alabama's auto industry
"And it isn't just the big boys of automotive assembly that are choosing Alabama; there's a burgeoning supplier community there, too. " How Huntsville fits into Mazda's global strategy. The story talks not only about Alabama's heavy hitters - Hyundai ...

Chinese newcomers dream big in auto industry
To North America's auto industry establishment, they might be little- known company names led by unfamiliar entrepreneurs. But these Chinese newcomers are dreaming large — proposing new auto brands, new technologies and new manufacturing ...

China's industry has arrived in America
Every few days I get a call from an automotive executive looking for a straight answer: "When are the Chinese coming?" In recent days, the questions have become more pointed: "Are the Chinese even coming at all? Won't the Trump tariffs stop them all ...

China's industry has arrived in America
Michael Dunne is CEO of ZoZo Go, a Hong Kong-based advisory firm providing market assessment, executive briefings and negotiation guidance to Chinese and North American auto firms. He is the former president of General Motors Indonesia, past ...

Skill shortages and natural attrition create 100000 job openings for automotive industry
... natural attrition of the industry so people committed to training will be sought after. Most of the job openings are being created as workers leave the workforce, such as retiring, or move into a new line of work – either in a different part of the ...

Liquid gold or snake oil? Auto industry considers the true value of data
That said, in considering the analogy, we can begin to understand some of the new challenges the industry now faces in working with a new resource: after all, figures in a database share few similarities with the black stuff, which has powered the ...

Automotive industry gets a boost but also faces challenges
He added that car production will dramatically change as mobility will be redefined in the upcoming years. “If the Slovak automotive industry adapts successfully, it will not only remain competitive globally but also continue to be the pillar of the ...

Alexander Matušek: The automotive industry will undergo revolutionary changes
Slovakia is part of the global automotive industry and thus Brexit and US import tariffs, as well as tightening emissions regulations, mean a challenge for the automotive industry in Slovakia. Apart from these issues, Slovakia also has to tackle a lack ...

Cox Automotive Announces Launch of Automotive Industry-Leading Dealer.com Digital Marketing Solution in Canada.
After 20 years as the automotive industry's leading provider in the U.S. market, and over 10 years of experience in Canada, Dealer.com is now offering its premier website and digital advertising solutions directly to Canadian dealers. With dedicated ...

Automotive industry and the global market for stationary battery storage
In an era thriving on the notion of energy storage, players in the global stationary battery storage market have in recent years been on an expedition to bring forth technologically advanced networks with supreme connectivity & storage that would help ...

UK Auto Industry Recruits Tech Innovators
The U.K. automotive industry holds a brainstorming session for manufacturers and tech start-ups to promote innovation and mobility solutions. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders' Future Mobility Challenge initiative is meant to help the ...

The Impact of a No-Deal Brexit Outcome
He states, “I think we can safely claim that there is no other industry that is more tightly integrated than the European automotive industry.” He went on to explain automotive supply chains span all of Europe and the 'just-in-time' and 'just-in ...

HARMAN Receives Internationally Recognized Certification with Automotive Safety Integrity Level ASIL 'D'
... focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced that the company has been ISO 26262 certified. This certification is the international standard that governs functional safety in the automotive ...

A perspective on SA's proposed new motor industry code
This is because the Competition Commission of South Africa is currently putting the final touches on a historic new Code of Conduct for the South African Automotive Industry. The proposed Code is expected to empower car owners with the right to repair ...

New blow for UK car industry as European parts factories close
More than 1,400 British jobs are at risk after two European suppliers of car parts, Schaeffler and Michelin, announced plans to close UK factories in a blow to the wider automotive industry ahead of Brexit. Schaeffler, the German car parts supplier ...

Dienetics adjusts to changes in automotive industry landscape
JENISON — The changing automotive industry is forcing West Michigan manufacturer Dienetics to adjust how it does business. As the Jenison-based Tier 2 supplier faces disruptions related to competition, technology and customer demands, it's led to a ...

As Dems win House, GOP retains Senate, midterms have multiple ties to auto industry
Democrats have pledged to check the president's power and investigate his tax returns, Russian interference in the 2016 election and actions by his administration. A number of the elections have implications for the auto industry. In Florida ...

Industry Leaders in Automotive Forecasting and Business Intelligence Form Alliance
"Working with Wards Intelligence makes perfect strategic sense," said Jeff Schuster, president, Americas Operations and Global Vehicle Forecasts at LMC Automotive. "It will enable two of the industry's top analytics companies to leverage each other's ...

Behind the Scenes / Big changes coming for Japan auto industry
By Koichi Kuranuki / Yomiuri Shimbun Senior WriterThe automobile industry is entering a once-in-a-century phase of monumental change. In addition to alliances between manufacturers, the Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry is partnering with Germany in ...

Automotive industry supplier bringing jobs to Orangeburg
Orangeburg, S.C. (WOLO) – A supplier to the automotive industry is locating new operations in Orangeburg County. Gnotec is establishing operations in a 30 thousand square foot production facility to create 78 new jobs. The company specializes in the ...

Nissan shoots for plant in Ghana
"We want to build on our leadership by supporting the government to create the environment for a successful automotive manufacturing industry in the country. Building vehicles in Ghana will enable us to further improve the products and services we ...

Trump Tariffs Pit Auto Companies Against Each Other
And although much of the steel used in car manufacturing is American-made, the auto industry is still paying more because a new 25% tariff imposed in June on imports prompted domestic steelmakers to increase prices by an equivalent amount. A free-trade ...

Paris fashion – this time in the automotive industry
The FT-1 sports car, which is only available in a few instances. But the previous model from the company was designed primarily for the domestic market, it was created with the expectation of an aging Japanese population, has a slightly lower landing ...

Auto Industry – Challenges of the future?
The automotive industry, as a whole, is, as we all know, passing through the inflection point in powertrain technology. But, the tectonic shift from fossil fuels to alternative power sources is not the only paradigm shift in process. There might be a ...

It's a complete myth that the rest of the auto industry is chasing Tesla
Tesla has mastered electric cars, but the technology is nothing that the rest of the auto industry can't easily replicate. Traditional carmakers know that vehicles can be a low-margin business, so it's pushing toward mobility-as-service undertakings ...

Inside Toyota's quest to future-proof itself for the auto industry's 'life-or-death battle'
"The automotive industry is now hurtling into an era of profound transformation, the likes of which come only once every 100 years," he told investors and reporters earlier this year. "With even our rivals and the rules of competition also changing, a ...

Automakers in the crosshairs as Democrats head for Congress
"From a standpoint of the auto industry there are a number of issues that will come under debate," said David Cole, director-emeritus of the Center for Automotive Research, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Few recent administrations have taken as many steps as ...

How Software Will Dominate the Automotive Industry
Once a concept confined to science fiction, autonomous vehicles are well on their way to becoming reality. Tech companies, soon followed by traditional auto manufacturers, have been betting big on the space. In this article, Toptal Insights shares ...

Michigan's New Governor Can Accelerate The Auto Industry's Transformation
Given the significant inflection point the automotive industry is at related to autonomous technology, vehicle electrification and transformational mobility as a service innovation, governor-elect Whitmer has the opportunity to create a business ...

Automotive and engineering production are at a similar level
Slovakia's industrial production went up by only 0.4 percent year-on-year in September. While manufacturing reported an increase of 1.7-percent, electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply dropped by 7.5 percent and mining and quarrying went ...

Impact of Brexit on the UK Automotive Industry and Mitigation Strategies, Q4 2018 Report - ResearchAndMarkets.com
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 12, 2018--The “Impact of Brexit on the UK Automotive Industry and Mitigation Strategies” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Brexit vote on 23 June 2016 is considered by many the beginning ...

Impact of Brexit on the UK Automotive Industry and Mitigation Strategies, Q4 2018 Report - ResearchAndMarkets.com
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 12, 2018--The “Impact of Brexit on the UK Automotive Industry and Mitigation Strategies” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Brexit vote on 23 June 2016 is considered by many the beginning ...

Automotive Industry Veteran Steve Anenen Appointed to DealerSocket's Board of Directors
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 12, 2018--Longtime automotive industry leader and former President and CEO of CDK Global, Steve Anenen, has been appointed to the DealerSocket board of directors. He joins a DealerSocket board that has added ...


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