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    Ghosn scandal and General Motors closures should be viewed in context as world car production trends suggest future not so different from the past

    2018-11-27T11:39:00Z

    The auto industry has seemingly suffered two major body blows in the last 10 days. The shock arrest of Carlos Ghosn in Japan and GM’s announcement of plant closures in North America give succour to those who believe we are witnessing the beginning of the end of the car industry. ...

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    Byton starts road tests of M-Byte model

    2018-08-27T14:23:51Z

    The M-Byte features a 49 inch-wide programmable display (Photo: Byton) Byton has started tests of its Byton M-Byte model on public roads in the Chinese city of Nanjing. The Chinese electric-vehicle startup said it is on schedule with the M-Byte. It cited its global engineering network, with facilities in ...

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    Daimler gets Chinese OK for autonomous-vehicle testing

    2018-07-06T11:25:08Z

    Daimler's AV test drivers required special training for the Chinese market (Photo: Daimler) Daimler has received the green light to start testing highly automated vehicles on public roads in China. It is the first international automaker to receive the approval and the premium car group said it will now ...

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    BMW to expand cooperation with China's Tencent

    2018-05-25T15:38:55Z

    Image: BMW Group BMW Group is to expand its co-operation and joint research work with the Chinese cybersecurity research team Tencent Keen Security Lab. It has been carrying out security tests both internally and with independent third parties, and a project with Tencent Keen explored potential vulnerabilities in the ...

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    China's market opening seen as opportunity for automotive players

    2018-04-18T19:26:00Z

    The Automotive Logistics China conference in Chengu revealed new opportunity or automotive and technology players in China.

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    Magna to develop EV architecture for China with BAIC

    2018-04-10T11:42:12Z

    In 2017, Magna sponsored engineering students participating in an EV racing event (Photo: Magna) Magna International will develop a next-generation smart electric vehicle architecture together with China's Beijing Automotive Industry Holding (BAIC). The Canadian automotive supplier said the architecture will specifically be for the Chinese market, where 700,000 electrified ...

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    Lynk & Co plans online retail, subscription model

    2018-04-02T14:53:09Z

    The Lynk & Co 02 crossover was unveiled in Amsterdam (Photo: Bongard) AMSTERDAM -- Lynk & Co, which unveiled a new, smaller car model here last week, will also launch a new approach to car retailing in Europe. The Chinese brand, which, like its sister company Volvo Cars, is ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    Audi product line manager to head production at SAIC-VW

    2018-04-02T12:04:25Z

    Schulze moves to SAIC VW from Audi (Photo: VW) Fred Schulze will take up a new role as head of production and logistics at SAIC Volkswagen, the joint venture between Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation and Volkswagen Group. The appointment will take effect in July. Schulze, who currently is responsible ...

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    Didi, BAIC to jointly operate an EV car-sharing program

    2018-03-13T15:55:50Z

    Didi and BAIC executives agree to cooperate (Photo: Didi Chuxing) Didi Chuxing and BAIC Group will jointly operate an electric-vehicle car-sharing program in China. Didi, which operates China's largest mobile transportation platform, said it had formed a strategic partnership with automaker BAIC to work together in areas such as ...

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    BMW plans to build electric Minis in China

    2018-03-04T12:18:22Z

    BMW showed a concept for an electric Mini at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2017 (Photo: LA Auto Show) BMW said it is in "advanced discussions" to form a new joint venture with Great Wall Motor in China to locally produce electric Mini brand cars there. The German ...

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    Infineon, SAIC jointly tackle Chinese EV market

    2018-03-04T11:09:28Z

    SAIC last year launched the Roewe ERX5, an electric SUV with a broad range of connected features (Photo: SAIC) Infineon and SAIC Motor Corp. will jointly develop power modules for Chinese electric vehicles, giving the German semiconductor group a stronger foothold in the world’s biggest auto market. Infineon said ...

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    Geely acquires 8.2 pc of Volvo Trucks

    2018-01-04T12:24:21Z

    Volvo Trucks and Volvo Cars once were part of the same company (Photo: AB Volvo) Geely Holding said it had reached agreement to acquire 8.2 pc of Volvo Trucks, strengthening the Chinese automotive group's international operations and raising the possibility that the two separate Swedish companies bearing the Volvo ...

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    Siemens China to spearhead robotics push

    2017-09-18T11:42:52Z

    China is one of the largest R&D locations worldwide for Siemens (Photo: Siemens) Siemens will concentrate its global research into autonomous robotics in China, acknowledging the country’s growing expertise in high-tech manufacturing areas. As part of its decision, the German engineering group also entered into a partnership with Tsinghua ...

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    ZF, BAIC agree to jointly build EV components in China

    2017-09-18T11:22:00Z

    China is the world s biggest EV market. Sales are expected to grow sharply in coming years.(Photo: BAIC) ZF Friedrichshafen and China’s Beijing Automotive Industry Corp (BAIC) plan to jointly produce components for electric vehicles in China. The agreement reflects expectations that EVs will soon play ...

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    Changan to use NXP chips for V2X communication

    2017-09-05T15:52:49Z

    Using laser projections, Changan recently unveiled its new CX70 SUV in Peru (Photo: Changan) NXP Semiconductors has signed an agreement with Changan Automobile to deliver infotainment semiconductors to the Chinese carmaker. In a second phase, Changan will rely on NXP chips to increase its cars' connectivity. NXP, one of ...

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    Volvo Cars to add electric motors to all models

    2017-07-06T15:59:16Z

    Volvo's mild hybrid is one of three types of EVs the company plans to roll out (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars, in a move aimed at distinguishing itself from its big premium-segment competitors, said it will equip all cars it launches from 2019 onwards with electric motors. The decision doesn't ...

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    At ZF, a growing commitment to China

    2017-04-24T12:12:50Z

     ZF's Shanghai engineering center is getting more  laboratories, test benches and offices (Photo: ZF) ZF Friedrichshafen expects to double its workforce at a key engineering center in Songjiang, as the German automotive supplier prepares for continued strong demand from its Chinese customers. The Songjiang facility near Shanghai ...

  • vw.automotiveIT
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    VW enters AI partnership with China’s Mobvoi

    2017-04-13T13:42:11Z

    VW's 2017 concept car relies on artificial intelligence technologies (Photo: VW) Volkswagen Group is teaming up with China’s Mobvoi to develop and implement artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in the car. The German automotive group said the two companies will form a 50-50 joint venture to develop technologies for smart ...

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    Bosch opens new auto-electronics plant in China

    2017-04-13T13:17:49Z

    The new plant will build components for automated driving (Photo: Bosch) Robert Bosch has opened a new electronic-components plant in Changzhou, China, solidifying its position in the world's largest car market. With another production site, "we are strengthening our successful localization strategy," Bosch Automotive Electronics President Klaus Meder said ...

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    NXP to work with China on smart connected vehicles

    2017-04-13T13:04:13Z

    China is expected to be the world's biggest market for connected cars soon (Photo: Deutsche Telekom) NXP and China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) will jointly conduct research on secure car connectivity and infrastructure projects to make traffic smarter. The Dutch semiconductor group said it had signed ...