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  • j.d. power.automotiveIT

    J.D. Power study: Quality up but infotainment problems abound


    The Kia Optima is the Korean brand's biggest US seller (Photo: Kia) J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study found that new vehicles are constructed better than ever, but problems abound in infotainment and other relatively new automotive technologies that are crucial to the auto industry's transformation. The study, which measures ...

  • gm.automotiveIT

    GM appoints new global quality chief


    Tony Francavilla (Photo: GM) General Motors named Tony Francavilla vice president, global quality, effective immediately. Francavilla, 58, succeeds Grace Lieblein, who retired at the end of last year. He reports directly to CEO Mary Barra. In his new role, Francavilla is tasked with assuring that GM vehicles meet the ...

  • vw.automotiveIT

    VW Group gets new head of quality assurance


    Rothenpieler's new role is part of a bigger reshuffling of VW executive roles (Photo: VW) Volkswagen Group has a new head of quality assurance, Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, who succeeded Frank Tuch in this position February 15. The German car group's senior management ranks have been almost completely reshuffled following its ...

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    IAA 2011: Winterkorn's Hyundai video raises questions

    2011-09-30T12:29:49Z feature=player_detailpage The German news media are speculating whether a handheld video of Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn inspecting Hyundai's new i30 is a well-planned form of viral marketing by the German carmaker. The video, which shows Winterkorn, accompanied by several other VW executives, taking a close look at Hyundai's new ...

  • Ford Robotic Plant Laser.automotiveIT

    Ford steps up quality drive, using laser robots for inspection


    Laser robots inspect the quality of a new Ford Focus built at the company’s Michigan Assembly plant (Photo: Ford) Ford hopes to boost quality through a major investment in robots that can check for problems using laser technology. The U.S. based carmaker said it is investing $100 million globally to ...