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Emissions regulations pose existential risk for OEMs

2019-09-17T08:00:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

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.

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Brecht and Brecht: Daimler’s CIO and the chairman of the group’s works council discuss digitalization

2019-09-12T19:08:00+01:00By Ralf Bretting, Hilmar Dunker

For the first time ever, Daimler CIO Jan Brecht and his namesake Michael Brecht, chairman of the company’s general works council and deputy supervisory board chairman, are sitting down together to speak with automotiveIT about the consequences of the digital transformation at the Stuttgart-based automaker. Whether the issue is employees’ “digital readiness,” complexity management or new platform-supported business models, Daimler is making its way through rough terrain.

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European automakers call for coordinated move to boost electrification

2019-09-12T16:03:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

European automakers feel that they are doing their share when it comes to introducing less polluting forms of personal mobility. Now, they say, it’s up to other mobility stakeholders to do their bit.

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Hyundai, Kia join Ionity EV charging network

2019-09-12T13:38:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Hyundai and its sister company Kia are joining Ionity, a growing automaker initiative to build and operate a network of 400 electric-vehicle charging stations across Europe by 2020.

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Auto industry faces lengthy decline in sales

2019-09-11T04:35:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

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.

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Report: Automotive headwinds align into a perfect storm

2019-09-10T00:01:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Ultima Media’s new business intelligence team forecasts global vehicle sales by powertrain over the next decade, with analysis of the trends reshaping the automotive industry and its technology landscape. 

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Frankfurt auto show to feature strong focus on electric vehicles

2019-09-06T07:53:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

The Frankfurt auto show opens next week with a promise to be a showcase for the changing face of personal mobility.

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Former Byton chief Breitfeld becomes CEO of Faraday Future

2019-09-05T10:48:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Former Byton CEO Carsten Breitfeld has been appointed global chief executive of Los Angeles-based Faraday Future (FF), strengthening the management ranks of the Chinese-owned electric-vehicle company and potentially improving its chances of bringing to market its flagship FF 91 model.

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VW invests in holographic technology

2019-08-30T13:52:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Volkswagen Group has taken a minority stake in SeeReal Technologies, a company that specializes in holographic display technology. The move will allow the German automaker to further develop 3D imagery to be used in in-car displays.

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The outlook: Global challenges grow for automotive suppliers

2019-08-30T11:48:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

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.

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Toyota, Pony.ai embark on autonomous driving pilot

2019-08-30T07:39:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Toyota Motor and China’s Pony.ai will work together on an autonomous driving pilot project to accelerate technology deployment and get more driverless cars on the road sooner.

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Great Wall selects Germany’s Ibeo as lidar supplier

2019-08-29T17:32:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

Great Wall Motor has selected Hamburg-based Ibeo Automotive Systems as the source for lidars on its production vehicles. The Chinese maker of SUVs and pickup trucks will initially use the IbeoNEXT solid state lidar system on its upcoming Wey SUV model.

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Dana completes acquisition of Canadian electric powertrain specialist

2019-08-29T16:24:00+01:00

Dana has completed the acquisition of Nordresa Motors, a Montreal-based integration specialist in the area of electric powertrains for commercial vehicles.

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BMW gets ready to build its iNext EV

2019-08-29T15:52:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

BMW is getting ready to build 100 prototypes of its iNext electric vehicle as the premium car maker develops and tests production processes for the important new model.

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New dates for Go Innovate! Live conference in December where GM, Ford, BMW, Honda and FCA will speak on changing IT for automotive

2019-08-22T15:40:00+01:00By automotiveIT International

The inaugural automotiveIT International Go Innovate! Live conference has changed dates and will now be held this December 3-5th in Detroit. The event will now see speakers from General Motors, Honda, BMW and Daimler joining Ford, Bosch, Visteon, Inteva and others.

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Stefan Krause takes time out as CEO of Canoo in second top executive change this summer

2019-08-21T17:08:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Krause, the founder and chief executive officer of electric vehicle startup Canoo (formerly Evelozcity), is stepping down temporarily as the company’s chief executive officer and chairman of the board for family reasons as the company prepares to unveil first model.

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Connected-car business models pose security risks

2019-08-07T08:43:00+01:00By Christoph Hammerschmidt

Data from connected cars offer ample opportunity to develop new business models. But, to be successful, the auto industry needs to make sure the data sent from and received by tomorrow’s vehicles are safe and secure.

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Seat CEO, in interview, discusses Spanish brand’s first EVs

2019-08-02T16:13:00+01:00By Michael Nash

Seat has a long history of making affordable and reliable cars. Now the Spanish brand, part of the Volkswagen Group, is getting ready to build electric cars. Seat CEO Luca de Meo recently spoke to Automotive Manufacturing Solutions, a sister publication of automotiveIT International. Following are excerpts from the interview

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Study: German fleets run few EVs, but managers see higher adoption rate

2019-07-29T09:26:00+01:00By Arjen Bongard

German companies still have relatively few electric vehicles (EVs) in their fleets, but a poll shows that fleet managers are getting ready to deploy more of them.

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Magna joint venture with BAIC will engineer and build electric vehicles in China

2019-07-26T09:08:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Magna will open a joint venture factory in China with BAIC to assembly electric vehicles and expand its contract vehicle engineering and manufacturing services in the world’s largest electric vehicle market.

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