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Ford's UK unit is set to launch Parts Plus, a direct sales channel for trade parts. "As market leader in the UK, Ford becomes the first manufacturer to offer a full range of parts directly to independent repairers," the automaker said. In addition to supplying Ford and Motorcraft parts, Parts Plus will also provide ...
New Zealand's Motor Industry Association (MIA), representing new vehicle importers, has welcomed the government's mandatory recall for at risk (alpha type) Takata airbag inflators but its response illustrates the problems that arise in a market where grey market imports match or exceed those imported ...

PSA is to raise manufacturing capacity and add the production of Peugeot and Citroen badged panel vans at Vauxhall's Luton, UK, plant in a move that will shore up confidence in post-Brexit prospects for the UK's automotive manufacturing sector. It will also bring to an end a technical agreement with ...
Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers combined continued to fall in March, by 4.4% to 139,432 units from 145,903 units a year earlier, according to preliminary data released individually by the vehicle manufacturers. The data did not include sales by South Korea's low-volume ...
General Motors will stop production of its subcompact Chevrolet Sonic by as early as this year, Reuters cited the Wall Street Journal as reporting. GM is also considering discontinuing the Chevrolet Impala in the next few years while Ford will stop making the Fiesta for the US by early as next year, the WSJ ...
New vehicle sales in Taiwan increased by 2.8% to an estimated 39,100 units in March from 38,042 units a year earlier, according to local reports citing company data. First quarter sales were up by 5.9% to an estimated 114,001 units compared with 107,687 units in the same period of last year. Toyota ...

Groupe PSA is to raise manufacturing capacity and add the production of Peugeot- and Citroen-badged panel vans at Vauxhall's Luton, UK, plant in a move that will shore up confidence in post-Brexit prospects for the UK's automotive manufacturing sector. It will also bring to an end a technical agreement ...
By joining forces, we will be in an even better position to drive forward innovations by working closely with the automotive industry to integrate lighting, sensor technology and electronics seamlessly in a single application. This will allow us to advance new intelligent light functions such as the combination of ...
As climate change advances, automakers are doing their part to reduce its impact by gradually moving away from manufacturing petrol-fueled cars to producing electric vehicles that emit zero emissions. Some car manufacturers have even taken it a step further to produce smart cars, bringing upon a ...
An impending price hike, along with robust domestic demand and positive macro-economic growth indicators, led major automobile manufacturers to post healthy sales figures for March 2018. On Monday, Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) reported a rise of 8.8 per cent in its overall sales including exports for ...
The automotive industry is going through a transformation of unprecedented magnitude. There are four major trends – connectivity, autonomous driving, the sharing economy and electrification – as well as megatrends such as the increasing demand for fully personalized products. Yes, we are going ...
The commonwealth already ranked first among U.S. states in vehicle production per-capita and third overall, but with its numerous advantages combined, Kentucky attracted more than $4.3 billion in announced investment and 4,500 new jobs in its automotive industry last year. That's a sizable slice of the ...
Russia's car market continued to recover in February, with the overall light vehicle market up by 24.7% and 133,177 units sold. The AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee (AEB AMC) said that light vehicle sales in Russia in the first two months were 27% ahead of last year at 235,641 units sold.
The automotive industry is no different: In one luxury car, up to 50 small high-precision gears and worms are used - from the electric car seat all the way to the trunk. "Manufacturers in the automotive industry produce a high number of such micro gears. Reduced cycle times are the key to optimized overall ...
A far more subtle way AI is starting to influence the automotive industry is through its use in smart cities. NVIDIA has created an AI platform for smart cities, called Metropolis, that taps a city's cameras and uses intelligent video analytics (IVA) to manage traffic, make parking more efficient, and reduce pollution ...
The automotive industry is on the cusp of some drastic changes. According to a recent report by analyst IHS Markit, changes in personal transportation over the next 20 years will be more profound than anything experienced over the past century. The signs are clear as electric vehicle (EV) production ...
Saudi women to transform kingdom's automotive industry. Car sales are expected to grow 9 percent a year until 2025. A Saudi woman has a driving lesson in Jeddah on March 7, 2018. Photo: AMER HILABI/AFP/Getty Images. By Bernd Debusmann Jr. Sun 11 Mar 2018 06:03 PM. Twenty percent of Saudi ...

Lateiner said she chooses to educate and empower others in the automotive industry. “To come in a judgement-free, low-pressure environment where they're going to be treated respectfully, but also to create opportunities for other women in the trades,” she said. “We make a point of seeking out female ...
Charlie Chesbrough, senior economist for Cox Automotive said: The new tariff plan signed today at the White House appears to lack a clear, long-term direction for trade strategy, which is a big problem for the automotive industry. "With long lead times for product and supply chain development, the auto ...
The automotive industry is increasingly adopting composite components, largely to meet strict emissions regulations but also due to consumer demand for the aesthetic qualities of the materials. However, using composites close to heat sources has previously required some form of heat shielding, which ...
NDP International Trade Critic Tracey Ramsey is calling the federal government's signing of the TransPacific Partnership a betrayal of Canadian workers. She said the Liberal government released the text of the TPP only two weeks ago and upon signing the deal, 27 additional side letters (binding and ...
There is currently an enormous shift happening in the automotive industry with the electric car revolution accelerating following the announcement of a proposed 2040 ban on petrol and diesel vehicles. Whilst this is fantastic news and there are many great incentives to making the switch (including no road ...
Qualcomm made a number of 5G announcements leading up to Mobile World Congress. We caught up with Nakul Duggal, VP of product management, at the show to hear about 5G's role in the automotive industry and the impact it will have on automakers and consumers in the near future. (0) |. Comment |.
"By combining the best of our technologies and corporate cultures, Mazda and Toyota will not only produce high quality cars but also create a plant employees will be proud to work at and contribute to the further development of the local economy and the automotive industry." "The new plant, which will be ...
GM's Cadillac brand has appointed Deborah Wahl as Global Chief Marketing Officer, effective March 26. Wahl will be based in the company's New York headquarters and report to Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. She will lead the strategic marketing for the Cadillac brand around the world.
Diversity has become a major hiring initiative for many of the auto industry's biggest players, and not just because it helps to both land and retain top talent. Yes -- embracing diversity and inclusion as core values and treating people of all genders, ages, races and ethnicities equally is the right thing to do.
Dongfeng Motor Corp is planning to mass produce self-driving cars by 2020, according to a media report in China. The China Daily reported that under the goal, the company will also 'cash in on driverless cars for specific areas and commercial use, such as driverless buses and trucks, with an ambitious ...
As far back as the 1960s motor show visitors were given visions for the future with pictures and posters of carefree couples buzzing around cities in their flying cars. At the year's Geneva show, the concept took an unexpected step closer to reality. Dutch company PAL-V actually had its Liberty flying car on ...
The BMW Group has reported record results for full year 2017 - sales volume, revenues and earnings. "We can look back on the most successful year in our corporate history and have achieved record levels for revenues and earnings for the eighth year in succession," said chairman Harald Kruger.
The VW Group owned Seat brand says it delivered 39,900 vehicles in February, 25.9% more than in the same month of 2017. In the first two months of 2018, Seat sold 78,800 cars (+23.1%). In January and February, Spain spearheaded deliveries with 17,100 vehicles sold (+18.1%), closely followed by ...
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic—A group of 24 partners from 11 European countries have launched a European Union project to address a skills gap in the automotive industry. Dubbed DRIVES—development and research on innovative vocational education skills—the project is part of the European ...
Ostrava, Czech Republic – The government of the Czech Republic has launched a new development project for the automotive industry, dubbed DRIVES – development and research on innovative vocational education skills. The project is part of the European “blueprint for sectoral cooperation on skills” ...
Tunis - Algeria is trying to shift the focus of its growing automotive industry to local manufacturing of vehicle components to bolster the industry's integration rate and create jobs. Algeria is the biggest car market in the Maghreb and the fourth largest in Africa, official figures show. The North African country ...
Magna Steyr said it was the only contract manufacturer building vehicles with different propulsion systems at one plant and on one production line. It began building the combustion engine E-Pace last year. Magna expects to build around 200,000 vehicles in Graz this year - four different models for three ...
February is almost never one of the strongest months for new vehicle sales in the US. Coupled with the gradual softening of the market, it was not surprising to see a 2.3% year on year drop with about 30,000 fewer deliveries. Total volume was just slightly ahead of 1.3m cars and light trucks. The seasonally ...
Will there be one stand-out car at this year's Geneva show? Already, many are jostling to take the title. The list includes the Mercedes A-Class, EQC and AMG GT Coupe; Audi A6; McLaren Senna; Hyundai Kona EV; Jaguar I-Pace; Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion; Volvo V60; Skoda Vision X; and let's not forget the ...
The event, which takes places at the British Motor Museum, Warwickshire from 5pm-8pm, coincides with International Women's Day and is open to members of Deloitte's Women at the Wheel networking group, which aims to get more women into leadership positions in the UK automotive industry.
The company also has a software development centre in Budapest creating software products for electric power steering systems and new applications for steer-by-wire and autonomous driving solutions. Thyssenkrupp currently employs around 1,100 people in the automotive industry in Hungary.
Automation Market in Automotive Industry market is forecasted to grow at CAGR of 8.33% from 2018-2022. The Automation Market in Automotive Industry Market research will help you out to determine how the market will evolve, to make confident decisions to capture new opportunities. Report also ...
Cars and other vehicles have been around since decades. Although the automotive technology evolved a lot over the years, the materials used in manufacturing of vehicles hardly underwent any transformation. It is only a couple of decades ago that certain advanced, lightweight materials came into the ...
Britain's automotive industry is largely export-led with Europe as the primary market. The industry is also one of the most closely integrated sectors with the EU. The UK automotive sector's success is built on the complex supply chains that stretch throughout Europe with parts transferred through different ...
Two cities important to the automotive industry have a better connection now that Delta Air Lines and its global partner, Aeromexico, are launching new nonstop service out of Detroit ... The Detroit area is the heart of the country's automotive industry and hosts the top leading automotive companies.
One of the most recent stories highlighting the gender split has been in the automotive industry itself, with the grid girls campaign after F1 bosses announced they would be abolishing their long-standing tradition of grid girls as it is “at odds with modern-day societal norms”. It's safe to say then that the ...
The ASE Education Foundation and S/P2 have announced their partnership to develop and distribute The Workplace Mentoring System, a mentoring program for the automotive industry. The program aims to help businesses identify and train service personnel to become mentors to students and ...
The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has partnered with an online training provider to develop a mentoring program for the automotive industry. The ASE Education Foundation and Overland Park, Kan.-based S/P2 will develop and distribute The Workplace Mentoring System, ...
At Mississippi State University, the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems remains a driving force in the growth and maturity of the U.S. automotive industry, pioneering the use of high-performance materials to design cars that offer a premium driving experience while maximizing travel distance from ...
The automotive industry is facing a new era of self-driving cars, the “Uber Effect,” and the decline of oil-dependent vehicles. For much of the 20th century, the car represented the modern frontier: speed, innovation, sex appeal, individuality, and escape. Many countries built highway infrastructures — blazing ...
Last week, Keypoint associate director George Campbell outlined some complications and impacts of VAT for businesses in the financial services sector. This week, he examines another complex industry from a VAT perspective: the automotive sector. While VAT has had a relatively minor impact on auto ...
... are working closely with those suppliers, and carriers are figuring out the best ways to transport electric car parts. Are auto supply chains prepared to handle the transformations of the industry? We explore these questions in our new series, Moving parts: How the automotive industry is transforming.
The gender gap is an ongoing issue, with the pay gap, inequality, and job opportunities all hot topics. As women in the automotive industry continue to strive for change, recent events including the reveal of the BBC pay gap and the centenary of voting rights for women have brought the issue to the forefront.


 

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