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GENIVI Alliance Teams with W3C to Accelerate Adoption of Web Technologies ...
GENIVI Alliance Teams with W3C to Accelerate Adoption of Web Technologies ...

New auto policy to make industry competitive
The Philippine automotive industry's robust performance in 2012 up to the first quarter of this year is propelling the industry towards motorization. This was the assessment of Michinobu Sugata, Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. president, during the 2013 ...

Wheel maker Superior Industries hits a bump in the road
Its squat, 1970s-era headquarters in Van Nuys may not look like much from the outside, but Superior Industries International Inc. is a key figure in the automotive industry. The company sells aluminum wheels to the major automakers: Ford, General ...

European auto industry must not be overlooked in CO2 review - ACEA
The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association welcomes, that the issue of the competitiveness of the industry often neglected, has been put to the fore of this debate. It calls on the Council, European Parliament and Commission to take this strong ...

Big Bang Disruptions Are Transforming The Automotive Industry
Big Bang Disruptions are products and services that enter the market better and cheaper than those they replace. And because today's well informed customers know a good thing when they see one (or more likely hear about one through social media), they ...

What newspapers need to learn from the disruption in the auto industry
As Maynard notes, there are a number of disruptive effects in the media industry that parallel what happened to car-makers — including the outsourcing of non-core functions, something the Chicago Sun-Times did rather dramatically last week by laying ...

Canadian auto industry reports strong May sales
Other automakers that lost ground: Nissan Canada was down, 9.1 per cent, to 8,367 units; Kia Canada's sales fell 10.7 per cent to 7,558 vehicles; and Suzuki Canada, which announced in March that it planned to cease auto sales in Canada after the 2014 ...

China's rise may be the largest threat to the Southeast Michigan automotive ...
China's rise may be the largest threat to the Southeast Michigan automotive ...

US targets Iran's currency, auto industry with fresh sanctions
The United States has announced new sanctions on Iran targeting its currency and automobile industry, in a step which aimed at further weaken its economy and prevent it from acquiring nuclear weapons. The executive orders in this regard were issued by ...

How social media made a kinder, gentler automotive industry
There are still those who try to get one by you, but social media has forced the majority of car dealers to embrace transparency in a digital age that no longer allows the actions of any business to go unnoticed. In many ways, the automotive industry ...

Think thank PIDS: Used car smuggling detrimental to auto industry
As catalysts for expanding the automobile industry, the PIDS cited an expanding middle-income population and billions of dollars in remittances from overseas Filipinos, plus the expectations of experts that the third wave of motorizaton in the ...

Think tank PIDS: Used car smuggling detrimental to auto industry
As catalysts for expanding the automobile industry, the PIDS cited an expanding middle-income population and billions of dollars in remittances from overseas Filipinos, plus the expectations of experts that the third wave of motorizaton in the ...

US auto industry back on track in May; Detroit automakers beat expectations
Automotive analysts and executives attributed the sales rebound in May to several factors that have been driving sales so far in 2013, including pent-up demand, easy financing and a recovering housing industry, as well as Memorial Day weekend sales and ...

Research on China Automotive Electronics Industry, 2013-2017
In recent years, automotive electronics have an increasing and wide application with the rapid development of China's automobile industry, which driven the industry scale of automotive electronics. In 2012, the market scale of China's automotive ...

Are codgers the auto industry's saviors?
Matt DeLorenzo is the former editor-in-chief of Road & Track and has covered the auto industry for 35 years, including stints at Automotive News and AutoWeek. He has authored books including VW's New Beetle, Chrysler's Modern Concept Cars, and ...

Automotive industry stalwart Reid dies at age 81
AUBURN HILLS, Mich.—Glenn J. Reid, longtime president and owner of Flexible Products Co. who spent more than 65 years in the automotive industry, died May 25 at age 81. Reid bought the company, which was founded in 1946, in 1980. He had been ...

Auto supplier Meiwa Industry investing $6.1M in new Lewisburg plant
Japan-based Meiwa Industry will open its first North American plant in Lewisburg, Tenn., according to a news release. Meiwa manufactures interior parts like headliners and seat-back panels for the automotive industry. Meiwa plans to invest $6.1 million ...

Automotive industry stalwart Reid dies at age 81
AUBURN HILLS, Mich.—Glenn J. Reid, longtime president and owner of Flexible Products Co. who spent more than 65 years in the automotive industry, died May 25 at age 81. Reid bought the company, which was founded in 1946, in 1980. He had been ...

New U.S. sanctions target Iranian currency, automotive industry
WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Obama administration expanded Iran sanctions to target entities outside Iran trading substantially in its currency and automotive sector. Sanctions in place aimed at forcing Iran to make its suspected nuclear weapons program ...

The Answer Is Yes
If the auto industry wants to remain relevant, it needs to attract the best and brightest in the IT, computer and electrical engineering world, and right now those people are looking past us. We have to do something to get their attention ...

Taxes, wages, trade policies hurting Canada's auto industry, says Chrysler exec
Reid Bigland, president and CEO of Ram truck brand, president and CEO of Chrysler Canada and head of U.S. sales for Chrysler, speaks at the APMA conference at Caesars Windsor on Tuesday, June 5, 2013. (TYLER BROWNBRIDGE/The Windsor Star) ...

Nixon touting automotive industry in southeast Mo. - KOAM TV 7
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon is traveling to the Missouri Bootheel to announce more state incentives for an auto industry supplier. Nixon planned a news conference Thursday at SRG Global in Portageville to discuss job training incentives for ...

Nixon touting automotive industry in southeast Mo.
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon is traveling to the Missouri Bootheel to announce more state incentives for an auto industry supplier. Nixon planned a news conference Thursday at SRG Global in Portageville to discuss job training incentives for the ...

Nixon touting automotive industry in SEMO
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon is traveling to the Missouri Bootheel to announce more state incentives for an auto industry supplier. Nixon planned a news conference Thursday at SRG Global in Portageville to discuss job training incentives for ...

Research reveals where auto industry is going
Things I learned about the car industry Wednesday at the annual conference of Canada's Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association: * Ignore the reports about price cuts on the slow-selling Nissan Leaf, or the latest "weak" sales of the Chevy Volt or ...

Nixon touting automotive industry in southeast Mo.
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon is traveling to the Missouri Bootheel to announce more state incentives for an auto industry supplier. Nixon planned a news conference Thursday at SRG Global in Portageville to discuss job training incentives ...

Covisint Study: Auto Industry Reaching "Tipping Point of Demand" for Connected ...
Covisint Study: Auto Industry Reaching "Tipping Point of Demand" for Connected ...

The British car industry is roaring back to life, so why do we still think it ...
The British car industry is roaring back to life, so why do we still think it ...

Federal Government in 'constructive, frank' talks with Australia's car ...
Federal Government in 'constructive, frank' talks with Australia's car ...

Toyota gives UK automotive industry a boost with start of production of new ...
Toyota gives UK automotive industry a boost with start of production of new ...

Automotive, Government Leaders Share Vision for Future of Auto Industry at ...
Automotive, Government Leaders Share Vision for Future of Auto Industry at ...

BlackBerry announces secure wireless software system updates for auto industry
The Canadian telecommunication and wireless equipment company, officially called Research In Motion Ltd, this week previewed a new solution for automakers that lets them manage and deliver “over-the-air” software updates to vehicles. Steve West, senior ...

American auto industry on verge of hiring spree
The auto industry is about to go on a hiring spree as car makers and parts suppliers race to find engineers, technicians and factory workers to build the next generation of vehicles. The new employees will be part of a larger, busier workforce. From ...

American auto industry about to go on hiring spree
In this Wednesday, May 8, 2013, photo, Jeff Caldwell, 29, right, a chassis assembly line supervisor, checks a vehicle on the assembly line at the Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly plant …more in Detroit. The auto industry is on a hiring spree as car ...

American Auto Industry About to Go on Hiring Spree
The auto industry is about to go on a hiring spree as car makers and parts suppliers race to find engineers, technicians and factory workers to build the next generation of vehicles. The new employees will be part of a larger, busier workforce. From ...

Blackberry Announces Secure Wireless Software Updates For The Automotive ...
Blackberry Announces Secure Wireless Software Updates For The Automotive ...

US Auto Industry Expected To Go On 'Hiring Spree'
DETROIT (AP) – There's word Sunday that the U.S. auto industry is about to go on a hiring spree, as automakers prepare to ramp up production to keep up with increased demand. And it's not just the automakers that will be adding jobs. Many auto ...

Auto industry outsiders snag dealerships
They're coming from investment banking and the beverage industry, real estate and manufacturing. What do they have in common? After making their money in other industries, they're now snapping up or jockeying to buy U.S. auto dealerships. While the ...

Big pickup transaction prices rise at twice the industry rate
It feels like the good old days for the Detroit 3, with big pickups flying off dealership lots and plants running full out to fill orders for large, profitable models. "It's a great time to be in the truck business," said Kurt McNeil, vice president of ...

US auto industry poised for hiring spree
The auto industry's outlook is bright. Vehicle sales for 2013 could reach 15.5 million, the highest in six years. To meet that demand, automakers must find more people. Hundreds of companies that make parts for automakers have to hire, too, just to ...

US auto industry Steadily Recovering, to Go on Hiring Spree
What previously was a struggling industry in the United States is now a booming area. The auto industry just recently announced its plans of going on a hiring spree. Car makers and suppliers are on the hunt for technicians, engineers and factory ...

American auto industry about to go on hiring spree
The auto industry is about to go on a hiring spree as car makers and parts suppliers race to find engineers, technicians and factory workers to build the next generation of vehicles. The new employees will be part of a larger, busier workforce. From ...

Auto industry poised for big hiring spree
The auto industry is about to go on a hiring spree as car makers and parts suppliers race to find engineers, technicians and factory workers to build the next generation of vehicles. The new employees will be part of a larger, busier workforce. From ...

Automotive, government leaders share vision for future of auto industry at ...
Automotive, government leaders share vision for future of auto industry at ...

American auto industry going on a hiring spree
Jeff Caldwell, 29, right, a chassis assembly line supervisor, works at the Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly plant in Detroit. The auto industry is on a hiring spree as car makers and parts suppliers race to find engineers, technicians and factory ...

Code of conduct looms for automotive repairs industry
The Australian Automobile Association says a proposed code of conduct for the automotive industry would be "weak" and does not go far enough for consumers. The Commonwealth Consumer Affairs Advisory Council has conducted an inquiry into the ...

IHS to acquire auto industry data provider RL Polk & Co
IHS Inc, a US-based business information services and analysis company, yesterday agreed to buy privately held R. L. Polk & Co, a provider of auto industry data, for an undisclosed sum. Colorado-based HIS did not reveal the financial terms of the deal ...

US Auto Industry Is Revving Up for a Hiring Spree
The auto industry's outlook is bright. Vehicle sales for 2013 could reach 15.5 million, the highest in six years. To meet that demand, automakers must find more people. Hundreds of companies that make parts for automakers have to hire, too, just to ...

SOS for the auto industry
Long ago, the Philippine government made a policy decision to pursue the development of a local automotive industry. After witnessing our closest neighbors parlay that industry into being a key industrialization driver for their economies, there seems ...

Turkey's automotive industry grows 13 percent
Turkey's auto market's volume reached 323,000 units in the first five months of 2013, a 13 percent increase in comparison to the same period of 2012, while the total production did not change, but the total export and the sales of imported vehicles ...


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