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VW starts converting and expanding Emden plant

Volkswagen said on Monday it had started to convert its Emden plant in Germany to an EV factory with the first electric cars expected off the line...

Inteva Products hails GM supplier award

Inteva Products has welcomed its recognition by General Motors with one of its Supplier of the Year Awards.

Magna secures six GM Supplier of the Year Awards

Magna is hailing the fact it received six awards from General Motors at the automaker's annual supplier recognition event.

UK LCV market down but showing sign of improvement

The UK van market shrank 24.8% year on year in June 2020 but that was a big improvement on last month's 74.1% fall as businesses slowly emerge from...

InoBat Auto secures extra EUR10m funding

InoBat Auto has secured an additional EUR10m (US$11.3m) investment to fund the development of a 100 MWh R&D centre and production line in Slovakia.

Ford China JVs see June growth

Ford's China joint ventures reported year on year sales growth for June as the market continued to recover from coronavirus-induced lows.

BMW, Alibaba invest in Shanghai innovation centre

German luxury carmaker BMW and Chinese internet giant Alibaba are expanding their partnership to help foster new technology startup companies in...

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COVID-19 hit US light vehicle sales hard in Q2

The year over year deficit in US light vehicle sales widened in the second quarter of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic...

UK car market down 34.9% in June

Figures released by the SMMT show that the UK new car market was down by 34.9% year-on-year in June. The large decline...

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Virtual and augmented reality get COVID-19 boost – should the auto industry embrace this technology?

Virtual and augmented reality get COVID-19boost –should the auto industry embrace this technology?Virtual reality (VR) and its cousin, augmented reality (AR) were previously niche facets of the gaming industry, but have been growing in popularity since COVID-19 lockdown orders were implemented in many countries as consumers seek out new forms of escapism closer to home. Of the USD300m of non-advertising revenue Facebook reported in Q1 2020, a large proportion of that was driven by the company’s Oculus virtual reality gaming offshoot demonstrating the technology’s growing importance.

Interior design and technology – Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered

The Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered looks like any other workaday variant, yet the posh adjustable dampers set it apart,...

Good and bad news and a Defender competitor revealed - the week

Gestamp is consolidating here in the UK. It is to close two plants as well as move staff from the Cannock site to the...

Daimler future models - Mercedes EQ [now with Hambach update]

BMW has i and Audi has e-tron: these are reserved for electric vehicles. Mercedes-Benz instead has one name for both...

Tesla resilience continues to confound COVID-19 crisis

Tesla's market capitalisation now exceeds that of Toyota, making it the most valued carmaker in the world.

China introduces measures to support struggling NEV segment

The Chinese government over the last few months has introduced a number of measures to help the country’s struggling new...

Daimler future models - Mercedes-AMG

Soon to lose its CEO to Aston Martin Lagonda, Mercedes-AMG is a major money maker for Daimler AG. Under Tobias Moers,...

JLR - Too far, too soon? Is it all doom and gloom?

Tata Motors is reportedly close to making a decision on the strategic direction of its British premium vehicle...

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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...

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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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If you appreciate uncluttered, simple dashboards, then it will come as welcome news that traditional buttons are...

Exponential demand for ADAS puts pressure on vehicle testing

The volume and complexity of vehicle testing for assessments and approvals are expanding rapidly, causing concern for...

Falken Tyre is on a roll as the COVID-19 lockdown eases

In the latest of our COVID-19 industry updates, we speak with Markus Bögner, COO and President of...

How data farming can accelerate AV development

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) rely on artificial intelligence (AI) to direct behaviour. AI is built up...

China’s shift to online sales gathers pace

Volkswagen in China is reporting that sales have recovered sharply after the COVID-19 slump that hit...

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TU-Automotive Detroit is celebrating its 20th birthday this year. And to kick off this year’s campaign we looked back at the past 20 years of Automotive Technology and asked our...

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Hydrogen remains the most abundantly available and commonly known element in the universe and it will become a game changer by being the source of cleaner power (zero-emission fuel) on a massive scale. Hydrogen is light, storable, energy-heavy, and does not produce direct carbon emissions or greenhouse gases (GHG). Sectors such as soil refining, ammonia production, methanol production and steel production use hydrogen extensively. Hydrogen will likely play a crucial role in clean energy transition with increase in its use in sectors such as transportation, buildings and power generation. Interest in the use of hydrogen technology is increasing in a range of niche transport market segments, besides other applications. In the short to medium term, hydrogen technology could be used to replace compressed natural gas (CNG) in some areas with minor changes to the existing infrastructure... Read more

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