Analysis and Opinion

  • CO2 emission regulations
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    Emissions regulations pose existential risk for OEMs

    2019-09-17T08:00:00Z

    Escalating fines over CO2 and fuel standards, especially in Europe and China, are set to have significant impacts across OEM profits and investment plans, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media.

  • VW amazon cloud
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    Building Volkswagen’s Industrial Cloud

    2019-09-16T06:30:00Z

    Volkswagen Group’s landmark project with Amazon Web Services will help to connect all its global factories, and eventually the supply chain as well. At the core of the project is a drive to establish a standard software stack that will transform the way production IT is developed and implemented across Volkswagen locations.

  • US China trade war
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    Trade wars compound risks for automotive investment

    2019-09-13T19:54:00Z

    The impact on tariffs and especially of uncertainty in key trading regions including the US, China and Europe are having real impacts on automotive companies and their investments in technology, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media’s new business intelligence unit.

  • Declining sales_news flash 1
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    Auto industry faces lengthy decline in sales

    2019-09-11T04:35:00Z

    Global new vehicle sales could face years of falls or stagnation, hurting OEM profits and putting pressure on investment in technology, according to a forecast by Automotive from Ultima Media’s new business intelligence unit.

  • china
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    The outlook: Global challenges grow for automotive suppliers

    2019-08-30T11:48:00Z

    Automotive suppliers are facing a tougher environment as vehicle production declines, the Chinese market weakens and growing efforts to electrify powertrains are reshaping demand structures.

  • Volkswagen software training
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    Volkswagen calls for applications to software training program, ‘Faculty 73’

    2019-08-22T14:20:00Z

    As part of an ongoing effort to increase software development and programing expertise, Volkswagen Group is now looking for applicants to the second round of its software development training course, Faculty 73, held at the company’s corporate headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany.

  • Ellesmere_Port_Vauxhall
    Article

    UK industry’s contingency spending for Brexit exceeds £330m; investment plummets

    2019-08-02T08:44:00Z

    The UK automotive industry has already spent at least £330m ($401m) on contingency plans to cover the country’s departure from the EU, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

  • zf precrash airbag
    Article

    At ZF, a broad focus on a wide range of automotive technologies

    2019-07-19T13:45:00Z

    ZF Friedrichshafen’s new technologies are designed to support the further automation of the mobility experience on various fronts, but the large German automotive supplier doesn’t see full autonomous driving on public roads anytime soon. In the meantime, it works to improve conventional vehicles, while at the same time developing tomorrow’s mobility.

  • VW_Ford
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    Ford, VW join forces as costs rise, markets fall

    2019-07-17T10:44:00Z

    Volkswagen and Ford agree to jointly develop autonomous vehicle technology. Also, Ford plans to build EVs on VW’s MEB platform.

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Electrification to trigger massive changes in automotive supply chains

    2019-06-27T16:02:00Z

    The advent of large-scale electric vehicle production could lead to a seismic shift in the way automotive supply chains operate. Relationships will change, new players will emerge and the auto industry’s procurement focus is likely to be radically altered.