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Further Scrutiny Ahead For Auto Industry's MPG Claims
The Korean automakers blamed faulty tests for the errors. "The whole episode has obviously been a really difficult one for all of us at Hyundai," Krafcik said at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the first major industry gathering since the EPA announced its ...

Can the Auto Industry overcome the “Fiscal Cliff” ?
Despite the overall unease on how this will affect the nation's economic situation, the opinions regarding the future of the automotive industry are mixed. On the one hand, increased taxes will obviously give buyers less to spend on new vehicles. On ...

November sales: a mixed bag for the auto industry (Roundup)
New Delhi/Chennai, Dec 1 — November was a mixed bag for the Indian automobile industry, which was looking forward to good festive sales in an otherwise sluggish market, monthly sales figures showed Saturday. Buyers brought good news for Maruti and ...

Automotive Expert and Car-Talk Host Bobby Likis Challenges Statements Made ...
Automotive Expert and Car-Talk Host Bobby Likis Challenges Statements Made ...

Auto slump: Forging cos looking for alternative markets
"We are trying to diversify and bring down our dependency on the automotive industry so that we don't get affected by its (auto sector) periodical and cyclical ups and downs," Association of Indian Forging Industry (AIFI) president and managing ...

Fisita World Automotive Congress Closing Ceremony concludes at Beijing
Over 2000 engineers, scientists and managers associated with the automotive industry from around 40 different countries congregated to discuss future of automobiles and technology being developed on parallel lines. The theme of the convention was ...

Automobile industry: Local carmakers struggle despite restricted imports
The government has reduced the maximum age allowed for an imported car, from five years to three years, a longstanding demand of the local car assembly industry dominated by Pakistani affiliates of Japanese carmakers. In early 2011, the government had ...

Auto cluster in Russia's Kaluga region increases capacity
Such giants of world auto industry as Volvo, PSA Peugeot Citroen and Volkswagen, electronics maker Samsung and pet food producer Nestle have launched their own production in the last few years in the region. In addition, Canadian Magna and the French ...

News watch December 2012: today's auto industry news
News watch December 2012: today's auto industry news. By Ollie Kew. 03 December 2012 11:06. Welcome to CAR Magazine's news aggregator as we round up the daily stories in the auto industry. Top tip: news summaries are added from the top hour-by- ...

US futures up ahead of reports on industry, autos
November auto sales are likely to be the highest since March of 2008 when calculated on an annual basis, according to LMC Automotive, a Detroit-area industry consulting firm. Automakers report U.S. sales throughout the day on Monday. And economists ...

US futures up ahead of reports on industry, autos
November auto sales are likely to be the highest since March of 2008 when calculated on an annual basis, according to LMC Automotive, a Detroit-area industry consulting firm. Automakers report U.S. sales throughout the day on Monday. And economists ...

Ford Motor says November auto industry sales up about 10 percent
(Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Monday that November U.S. auto sales will show a rise of about 10 percent from last year. Ford said that total U.S. auto sales will be 1.12 million and 1.13 million, which includes medium and heavy trucks. Major ...

Automobile industry: doom or boom?
The vending industry is also drowning under the surge of car imports. Industries associated with auto assemblers in the country have suffered Rs7 billion in lost sales, over the past year. These industries number about 400 units and employ about two ...

Global Automotive Turbocharger Market Reviewed & Forecast by Visiongain in ...
Global Automotive Turbocharger Market Reviewed & Forecast by Visiongain in ...

Storm delays lift already strong US auto sales
... a variety of minivans for sale on the lot, November 14, 2012, in Industry, California. Despite a few rough years with numerous recalls and the tsunami in Japan, Toyota is poised to regain its prominence in the automotive industry. Email Print Order ...

Auto Industry's Design Maestros Envision the Cop Cars of 2025
Forget black and white Crown Vics and battle-scarred Chargers. The cop cars of tomorrow will shoot drones, transform from four-wheelers into quadrocopters and fly high above the dystopian hellscape formerly known as the LA Basin. It's a brave new world ...

HIVOCOMP: large-scale use of carbon composites in the automotive industry
In spite of new developments in high-strength steel, aluminium and magnesium, composites have gained staggering interest from the automotive industry. For composites to make a real impact in the automotive industry, technical advancements need to go ...

Car manufacturers seek out £3bn investment
This summer a report issued by the Automotive Council found that manufacturers already spend £8.4bn with British suppliers, but also wish to spend more. UKTI identified an opportunity to raise a further £3bn a year within the automotive industry, as a ...

Global Market for Automotive Lead-Acid Batteries to Reach $43.9 Billion by 2018
Lead-acid batteries represent the dominant energy storage technology in the automotive industry, addressing 85% of global driving population requirements. Thanks to superior recycling efficiency, and economical costs, lead-acid batteries have become ...

Autotalks Deploys Sonics Technology Advancing Automotive Industry With ...
Autotalks Deploys Sonics Technology Advancing Automotive Industry With ...

Uzbek automotive industry planning to create casting facility by 2015
Uzavtosanoat joint stock company (Uzavtoprom JSC), combining the automotive industry facilities of Uzbekistan, plans to establish a casting facility for automotive components worth $80 million in 2015, a source in the government circles told Trend on ...

Latest figures show industry on track to break sales record
For the first time ever Australians have bought more than one million cars in the first 11 months of the year, according to the latest sales data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. Heavy discounting and 0% finance offers have had ...

Toyota pledges commitment to local industry at Altona engine plant opening
The boss of Toyota Australia has pledged his company's commitment to the local automotive industry at the unveiling of the Japanese car maker's new petrol and hybrid engine plant in Melbourne. Toyota Australia president and CEO Max Yasuda described ...

Volvo V40 is one of the cars made by Australia's automotive industry
Australia has sophisticated production capacity in many areas. Holden exports engines to Korea, PBR International Ltd exports braking systems to the United States, Schefenacker exports mirrors to North America and Japan, Air International exports ...

Europe Fix for Auto-Industry Woes Hit by National Aims
President Francois Hollande is intent on ensuring auto jobs stay in the country as unemployment continues to climb, even if that stands in the way of efforts to fix Europe's ailing car industry. Pursuing the so-called Made in France policy, Hollande's ...

Europe Fix for Auto-Industry Woes Hit by National Aims
President Francois Hollande is intent on ensuring auto jobs stay in the country as unemployment continues to climb, even if that stands in the way of efforts to fix Europe's ailing car industry. Pursuing the so-called Made in France policy, Hollande's ...

Car workers hope salesman boost sales
Auto-industry workers are hoping the appointment of a governmental car salesman to spruik locally-made vehicles to fleet car buyers will help the troubled industry. Australian Manufacturing Workers Union vehicle division head Dave Smith said government ...

A-MAP drives regional automotive industry growth
While North and South African automotive markets are thriving, the lack of a mature automotive manufacturing industry within East and West Africa means that companied like A-MAP play a pivotal role in keeping the continent moving. With the recent surge ...

Autotalks Deploys Sonics Technology Advancing Automotive Industry with ...
Autotalks Deploys Sonics Technology Advancing Automotive Industry with ...

Auto sector looks to aerospace industry
"Canada's auto industry is fast and highly disciplined on cost, quality and reliability," said Peter Frise, Auto21 CEO and scientific director. "These same attributes are valued in the aerospace sector. Many of the latest automotive technologies could ...

Action plan for the EU automotive industry
The European Commission has presented an action plan aimed at strengthening the European Union's automotive industry between now and 2020. The action plan, which was derived from the CARS 21 Final Report, builds on the vision for the industry's ...

Growing Auto Sales and Manufacturing Bases, Especially of Low-Budget Cars ...
Growing Auto Sales and Manufacturing Bases, Especially of Low-Budget Cars ...

Jeff Hemphill Elected New SAE International Vice President of Automotive
As SAE International's Vice President of Automotive, Hemphill will be responsible for providing leadership and continuity for the Society's automotive initiative and for integrating the needs of the automotive industry in SAE International's standards ...

How the Auto Industry is Leveraging Social Media
Americans may not have the same taste for cars they once did — China is now the number one auto maker — but you'd never know that was the case based on how much people tweet about their rides. Salorix, a social media marketing firm, put together a ...

New SAE International Course Offers Automotive HR Professionals Solutions to ...
New SAE International Course Offers Automotive HR Professionals Solutions to ...

Construction begins on Rosslyn automotive training academy
The Gauteng provincial government, along with Nissan South Africa (SA), has officially started construction of the Gauteng Automotive Training Academy (GATA), located in Rosslyn, Pretoria. The first classrooms will be available for tuition at the end ...

Geely receives first prize of China Automotive Industry Science and Technology ...
Geely receives first prize of China Automotive Industry Science and Technology ...

AFG looks into the future for the auto industry in Thailand
By interpretation of the data he can, with a degree of confidence, point to where the Thai auto industry will be heading in five years and then, with an extended study, through to 10 years (2022). The AFG members showed great interest in the proposed ...

Russia's car industry to resurrect in Kaluga region
Russian Economic Forum "Return the Leadership" took place in Moscow in November. Media holding "Expert" with the support of the Institute for Public Projects held an international meeting, which is to become an annual platform for discussing the ...

EU aspires to revive automotive industry but has limited means
After the 5 October appeal by seven member states for greater action in support of industry (see Europolitics4504), the Competitiveness Council of 10 December will debate the action plan on updating Europe's industrial policy, with particular emphasis ...

Competitiveness Council
After the 5 October appeal by seven member states for greater action in support of industry (see Europolitics4504), the Competitiveness Council of 10 December will debate the action plan on updating Europe's industrial policy, with particular emphasis ...

Automobile Transmission Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research ...
Automobile Transmission Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research ...

Imported used cars in front of you not as shiny as they appear
While the influx of imported used cars has resulted in a tug-of-war between the auto industry and dealers, the kingpin that has been neglected the consumer. Auto industry is happy and considers that the new policy regarding the reduction of age limit ...

Global Lead Acid Batteries (Automotive) Industry
... A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-43Exide Industries Introduces Eco-Friendly Batteries II-43Exide Technologies Rolls Out New Industrial Charger Series II-43Axion Power Develops Modified Lead-Acid Batteries II-43East Penn to Introduce Automotive Batteries ...

Flexpoint Sensor (FLXT) Targets the Automotive Industry
Flexpoint Sensor (FLXT) Targets the Automotive Industry. By Justin Kuepper · Monday, December 10th, 2012. Most people may only think about the steering wheel and gas petal when driving – that is, until they get in an accident. From bumpers to reduce ...

Cooper-Standard's McElya named Executive of the Year
He was there when most large industrial companies owned auto supplier divisions, and lived through up and down markets, major technology shifts and the biggest economic downturn since the Great Depression. It was during that "Great Recession" that he ...

SC Automotive Council Announces Second Annual Automotive Summit
Topics of discussion include growing investments in the Southeast, workforce development, and the automotive industry's economic outlook. The sessions will be led by executives of Bosch, Bridgestone, Daimler, and General Dynamics, as well as S.C. ...

Drayton Valley firm will produce natural fibre parts for auto industry
The lightweight parts, made from fibres such as wood, flax or hemp are designed to replace traditional fibreglass auto parts, resulting in better fuel efficiency and sound dampening. The feedstock will be industrial residue from lumber plants in ...

Losses exceed Rs 15 billion mark: Pama
The losses of local automotive industry in the past five months exceeded Rs 15 billion due to low sales, according to Chairman, Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (PAMA), Parvez Ghias. Appearing highly disturbed and unhappy over ...

Indian auto industry boosts domestic logistics market
With rising costs playing a key role in the automobile industry, auto manufacturers are constantly on lookout for more economical alternatives for procurement of raw material while at the same time looking out for more efficient logistics service ...


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