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Sales of light passenger vehicles in China rose by just 1.5% to 24.2 million units last year, according to data released by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA). This is the slowest rate of growth in many years, with December sales rising by just 0.6% year-on-year to 2.8 million units - supported ...
Volkswagen Group South Africa already built the fourth and fifth generation Polos at its Uitenhage factory near P.E. in the Eastern Cape. Following a major investment to retool for the arrival of the MQB A0 architecture, the plant is now building the new, sixth generation model for export to other RHD ...

"This relationship with Ford is part of a leading effort in the automotive industry in accelerating the adoption of Cellular-V2X into production vehicles and provide for enhanced safety, driver assistance and support for autonomous driving," said Nakul Duggal, vice president of product management, ...
According to a new market research report published by Credence Research "Automotive Wiring Harness Market (By Material: Copper, Aluminum and Other Metals and Alloys; By Vehicle Type: Two Wheelers, Passenger Cars, Light Commercial Vehicles and Heavy Commercial Vehicles; By Application: ...
The project will require spend of about EUR37m (US$43m) but will benefit from Moroccan state support under its automotive industry policy. Nov 2017 German component maker ZF India is strengthening its presence in India, with a big push to the commercial vehicle segment. The company, which is ...
Announcing the deal, Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark said: "For decades, the UK's automotive industry has powered our economy forward. Today, automotive firms from around the world choose to set up shop here, citing our history of excellence, skilled workforce and world-leading supply ...

Toyota Motor corporation on Monday announced its E-palette business system which chairman Akio Toyoda described as a "mobile showroom as a platform for an e-commerce-on-demand retail experience, a multi purpose moving experience, mobile personal shops, an individual, personalised mobile ...
Chairman and CEO Bruce McDonald said: "The automotive industry is on the cusp of a fundamental disruption. Autonomous vehicles, car-and ride-sharing call for bold new solutions to address safety, comfort and convenience in an autonomous interior. With our world-class capabilities, we are ready to ...
Turkey's automotive industry exports have surged 19.5 percent to hit $28.53 billion in 2017, compared to the previous year, automotive exporters said on Jan. 7. Automotive exports rose six percent to $2.49 billion in December, Uludağ automotive industry Exporters' Association stated. The share of the ...
Volkswagen and NVIDIA have shared their vision for how AI and deep learning will shape the development of a new generation of intelligent Volkswagen vehicles using the 'NVIDIA DRIVE IX' platform to create 'new cockpit experiences and improve safety'. At CES 2018, Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess ...
Continuing just-auto/QUBE's series of interviews with automotive suppliers exhibiting at CES, we spoke to Dr Karsten Michels, head of Interior Systems & technology, division Interior, Continental to learn about the company's showcase. Looking around the CES, it seems like almost everything is now ...
The Kadjar, a big seller across Europe, has always had one major weakness in its powertrain choices. The 1.2-litre petrol engine has a great CO2 number but it hasn't got the torque that people switching from diesel are used to. So, supporting the TCe 130, in comes a new 1.6-litre unit, the TCe 165.
Digital technology is increasingly influencing how consumers shop, and the automotive industry seeks to leverage this trend to more closely connect with and engage consumers. Whether consumers are casually exploring vehicles for the first time or nearing a purchase decision, they want to be inspired, ...
The automotive industry is set to have little change going into 2018. Manufacturers and import brands alike can anticipate an interesting year driven by an economy that is expected to remain stagnant, meaning industry has no choice but to be innovative in strategic approach with such tough market ...
2017 gave us lots to Celebrate in the automotive industry. The Canadian retail automobile industry has had a great year, writes TADA President Larry Lantz. Avatar By: Larry Lantz January 5, 2018. Comments 0. 0 SHARES ...
"Up until now, most magnesium components in the automotive industry were made using castings," explains Birbilis. "However, our research effort unlocks components that require formability, such as panels. With this discovery, we can expand beyond the application of cast magnesium to super-formable ...
Nissan has unveiled research that it claims will enable vehicles to interpret signals from the driver's brain, redefining how people interact with their cars. It says the company's Brain-to-Vehicle, or B2V, technology promises to speed up reaction times for drivers and will lead to cars that keep adapting to make ...

On Semiconductor has joined Baidu's Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform allowing ecosystem partners to obtain plug-and-play compatible imaging solutions jointly developed by both companies. Apollo provides open source, software and hardware, enabling the development of autonomous driving ...
NIO has signed an agreement and new energy vehicle project deal with Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC). The two companies will cooperate in a number of areas including the R&D of intelligent and connected new energy vehicles and manufacturing of automotive parts. NIO and GAC will establish a ...
"Amid prolonged low economic growth and strengthened trade protectionism worldwide, the automotive industry is undergoing rapid change due to heightened competition," said Hyundai Motor Chairman Chung Mong-koo in a New Year's email to employees, the Herald reported. Hyundai plans to release ...
Like the world of business education, the innovative and global nature of the automotive industry is constantly evolving to the needs of customers and innovating to stay on the cutting edge. Both industries are dynamic and require critical thinking, personal effectiveness and an emphasis on responsibility.
Since the arrival of the German carmaker Volkswagen in 1991 the automotive industry has been given many names, like a pillar of Slovakia's economy or the engine of its growth. The three major carmakers and their subcontractors account for about 12 percent of gross domestic product and produce more ...
New Delhi: The automotive industry has sought a cut in the tax on batteries used in electric vehicles to 12% from the current 28%, saying it would provide an incentive to move to the government's vision of attaining 100% e-mobility by 2030. Electric vehicles sold with batteries are levied goods and ...
Last November, right after raising $164 million in funding, mapping company Mapbox announced the acquisition of a Minsk-based artificial intelligence mapping startup named Mapdata. The company also shared a number of initiatives for the future of the company. The most important are listed here.
2017 gave us lots to celebrate in the automotive industry. The Canadian retail automobile industry has had a great year, writes TADA President Larry Lantz. EVs and autonomous vehicles attracted the lion's share of media attention in 2017. (JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP/GETTY IMAGES). By Larry LantzTADA ...
Volkswagen has extended its scrappage incentive program in Germany up to the end of March 2018. Since the program was introduced in mid-August, incentives have already been granted for about 70,000 new cars and employees' cars up to 1 year old with a clean, efficient Euro 6 engine.
With the management changes, Magna is also introducing new financial reporting segments starting next year for more transparency and easier comparisons with industry peers. Starting with the first quarter of 2018, Magna will report sales, adjusted EBIT and other items based on four global, ...
Len McCluskey, general secretary of Unite, the UK's largest union, signed a new landmark agreement on behalf of the union's members at Nissan's car plant in Sunderland this week. Signed during a visit to see the new Leaf model roll off the Sunderland plant's production line, the industrial relations ...
Production of the first pre-production models of the new BMW X7 sports Activity Vehicle has commenced at the BMW Group Spartanburg plant, US. Knudt Flor, head of the BMW Group Spartanburg plant said: "We are proud to produce the BMW X7 here in Spartanburg, the home of our X models. This is a ...
After reviewing Volkswagen, Škoda and SEAT, and with Audi and Porsche still to come, just-auto's series on the future models of the Volkswagen Group now turns to the three smallest volume luxury brands. Bentley. The luxury marque needs more volume if it is ever to become self-funding. With that in mind ...
Besides C-V2X, Continental is also working to integrate and deploy other wireless technologies, including 5G, for advanced communications in the automotive industry, the report added. Tier 1 suppliers across the world are working hard to establish relations with tech specialist and communications ...
... chief professional engineer in charge of safety R&D and government affairs of technology, and Gill Pratt, CEO of the Toyota Research Institute, detail the automaker's approach with respect to automated driving, a topic that is increasingly taking centre stage in the automotive industry. just-auto: For Toyota, ...
Argentina's automotive sector expects production to increase 10% in 2018 to around 530,000 units, levels similar to 2015, national automotive association Adefa said Monday. The association also expects exports to reach 245,000 units, a growth of between 18% to 20% year on year, boosted by Brazil, but ...
The automotive industry has become more and more innovative throughout the last decade. On the face of things, we are seeing smart new digital and engineering technology being integrated into the products being developed. Look a little deeper, however, and it is clear that innovation is taking place in ...
workers in the automotive industry have participated in the fouth round of Egypt's Automotive summit 2017 with great hopes for reviving the industry, amid the current fluctuations in the Egyptian car market. A number of auto experts believe that theis year's summit tackled all the challenges facing the sector, ...
For the requirement of the CNC machined parts for the automotive industry, Runsom Precision Co.,Ltd offers high precision custom machining services with timely delivery and low-cost production capabilities. The automotive industry requires precision CNC machined parts on a regular basis and in order to ...
In the early days, 3D printing was used almost exclusively for creating automotive prototypes for checking form and fit. Those prototypes tended to be built using selective laser sintering or binder jetting, resulting in aesthetically pleasing, but fairly weak, parts. Nowadays, more robust 3D printing technologies ...
ZF CEO, Stefan Sommer has stepped down with immediate effect with no reason for the sudden rupture given by the German supplier. The Friedrichshafen component giant confined itself only to noting the departure was a "separation agreed by consensus," with Sommer's deputy, Konstantin Sauer leading ...
Hyundai Motor's labour unions are stepping up strike action follow their failure to reach an agreement with management over renumeration, according to local reports. The company rejected union demands for a KRW154,883 (US$142) rise in monthly basic wages for next year and combined bonuses ...
GRAZ, Austria - The European 'Efficient Urban Light Vehicle' (EU-LIVE) consortium unveiled a new electrified mobility solution. The vehicle's small footprint of 2.4 x 0.85 meter as well as an enclosed, heated cabin, seatbelts and an airbag makes it an alternative for those commuters who want more comfort ...
BlackBerry Ltd (BB.TO) said on Thursday it would partner with Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) to use the chipmaker's hardware platform to expand in the fast-growing connected automotive industry. BlackBerry said it would use Qualcomm's hardware platform in areas such as virtual cockpit controllers, telematics, ...
India is just starting to exert itself in terms of automotive industry. We have got a long way to go. We are in the right position, right country, he said. Speaking about EV, he said that by 2030 only 8 percent of the vehicles produced in the world will be electric. The inflection point will come in 2040 when it is ...
In the early days, 3D printing was used almost exclusively for creating automotive prototypes for checking form and fit. Those prototypes tended to be built using selective laser sintering or binder jetting, resulting in aesthetically pleasing, but fairly weak, parts. Nowadays, more robust 3D printing technologies ...
Toronto, Ontario -- December 6, 2017 -- The Canada's Top 100 Employers project, a national competition developed to recognize employers offering exceptional workplaces recently announced their 2018 winners. This year, a handful of employers within the automotive industry were chosen--3M, BASF, Ford and Toyota ...
Last November, right after raising $164 million in funding, mapping company Mapbox announced the acquisition of a Minsk-based artificial intelligence mapping startup named Mapdata. The company also shared a number of initiatives for the future of the company. The most important are listed here.
Whatever the uncertainty and impact "tweaking" NAFTA and presidential tweeting may have on North America's most integrated industry, Canada's auto sector is negotiating some sharp curves as it adapts to digital disruption and environmental imperatives that will set the stage for the future. Yet the outlook ...
The negative effects of Brexit are already being felt and emphasise the need for faster-paced government negotiations, Society of Motor Manufacturers president Tony Walker has said. During his speech at the 101st annual SMMT dinner, Walker said Britain's car industry requires hard answers and certainty ...
Ford of Europe has updated its popular Transit Custom van line, launched in 2012, with changes including a new interior inspired by the latest ...
Volvo Cars' first saleable XC40 SUV came off the line at the assembly plant in Ghent, Belgium today (22 November). The new XC40, for which ...
The ARC Training Centre in Lightweight Automotive Structures (ATLAS) was launched this week at RMIT University by Senator James ...


 

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