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LG Chem shareholders approve battery spin-off

South Korean chemical group LG Chem Ltd has said its shareholders have approved a proposal put forward by the company in September to spin-off its...

China’s MINIEYE completes C-Round financing

Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) technology company MINIEYE this week raised CNY270m (US$40m) in a C-Round of financing, which will help it...

Proton launches X50 small SUV

Malaysian national car company Proton Holdings this week officially began selling its new X50 small SUV, following a six-week publicity campaign which...

Continental CEO to step down

Continental CEO, Elmar Degenhart is to resign from his position effective 30 November, 2020 for reasons of immediately essential preventive health...

Cooper Tire posts Q3 net income of US$123m

Cooper Tire has reported third-quarter 2020 net income of US$123m compared to US$29m million for the same period last year.

BorgWarner Q3 net sales up 2% to US$2.5bn

BorgWarner has recorded third-quarter net sales up 2% to US$2.53bn as increased demand for the company’s products offset lower industry production...

Norma develops quick connector for battery cars

Norma Group has developed a new quick connector for battery-powered vehicles.

FREE TO READ - Global pandemic sector recovery briefing

As we enter a recovery phase around the world, we aim to bring you the latest news and intelligence on the speed, nature and shape of the automotive sector's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Volvo Group and Isuzu ink strategic alliance

The Volvo Group (AB Volvo, the industrial group that includes heavy commercial vehicles) and Isuzu Motors today signed...

Ford reports Q3 net income of $2.4bn

Ford has reported better than expected financial results for the third quarter on strong US demand for its trucks. The...

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Upbeat financials and more tie-ups - the week

It's been a busy week for Q3 financial results and I am pleased to say that they were generally pretty positive. Cash positions look healthy after a bounce back in vehicle sales following the pandemic-induced lockdowns earlier in the year. Companies benefited in particular from higher sales in China and North America.

Tesla readies ‘Full Self Driving’ for limited rollout, safety advocates ring alarm bells

Tesla has informed owners that it intends to roll out its so-called 'Full Self Driving' features to a limited number of...

Guangzhou motor show preview

A trickle of world premieres for Auto Guangzhou should soon become a steady flow once OEMs confirm the vehicles they...

ANALYSIS - Kia Ceed PHEV

A good spread of petrol, diesel, hybrid, electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles has greatly helped Kia Motors Europe to...

Ford swings to quarterly profit, but there are big challenges ahead for the Blue Oval and Jim Farley

Ford has reported better than expected financial results for the third quarter on strong US demand for its trucks. The company posted net income of USD2.4bn and an adjusted EBIT of USD3.6bn (versus USD1.8bn Q3 2019),  and an adjusted EBIT margin of 9.7%, led by North America at 12.5%. Impressive stuff, but there is more hard work ahead.

ASEAN vehicle markets down 24% in Q3

Sales of new vehicles in southeast Asia’s six largest markets combined declined by almost 24% to 643,365 units in the...

McLaren's MCLA and hybrid future

Terrible doesn't even begin to describe what a year it's been for McLaren. After making almost a third of what had been...

Why the Corsa is beating Ford and Volkswagen

Only smart (-81%) had a worse first three quarters than Opel-Vauxhall in the UK+EFTA+EU (-49%). Reasons include the loss...

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COVID-19 hits the auto industry

The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak is causing disruption in China (especially Hubei province) with knock-on impacts on...

CES 2020

OEMs and Tier 1s announce vehicle and technology innovations at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Our...

PSA and FCA plan to merge

PSA and FCA have jointly published plans for a merger that they say opens a path to the creation of a new group with...

Strike hits General Motors in North America

In the middle of September, some 49,000 UAW members at GM in the US walked out in what is the company's first strike...

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Pandemic gives a boost to micro EV maker

Austin, Texas-based Ayro Inc, formerly known as AEV Technologies Inc, designs and makes small, short-haul electric...

Harman on next level audio experiences

Advances in car audio are accelerating rapidly to the point where it represents a major element of the cockpit. No...

Tomorrow’s car - Perpetually upgradeable machines

With vehicles averaging 11 years on the road, the opportunities to surprise and delight motorists...

Redefining LiDAR - Will perception software become the eyes of AVs?

California-based LiDAR specialist, AEye has developed iDAR (Intelligent Detection And Ranging), a...

Sit down, we need to talk – Facetime with Nio

While giving instructions in our cars is nothing new, putting questions to the likes of Alexa and...

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The automotive industry is changing faster than ever, with electrification, connectivity autonomous driving, and lightweight construction combining to do away with old design...

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