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UAW workers at FCA ratify four-year contract

12 Dec 2019 | Dave Leggett

Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) at Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) in the US have voted in favour of a new four-year labour contract with the c...

China car sales fall 4% in November

11 Dec 2019 | editorial team

New passenger vehicle sales in China continued to decline in November, by 4.2% to 1.97 million units from 2.06 million units in the same mon...

Japan vehicle sales continue to drop in November

10 Dec 2019 | editorial team

Japan’s new vehicle market continued to decline sharply in November 2019, by almost 13% to 385,859 units from 441,943 units a year earlier,...

West European car market up 4.2% in November

9 Dec 2019 | Dave Leggett

West European new car sales grew by 4.2% year-on-year (YoY) in November according to data released by LMC Automotive....

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High cost of BS-VI compliant two-wheelers hits manufacturers

12 Dec 2019 | Dave Leggett

Car companies in India with operations that extend to the two-wheeler market are being hit by new emissions rules that have caused volatility in sales.

PSA names UK charge point supplier

12 Dec 2019 | Graeme Roberts

PSA Group has announced Pod Point as its exclusive charge point supplier for its Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles and Vauxhall brands in the UK.

Fondation PSA/Duramen ink forestry deal

12 Dec 2019 | Simon Warburton

Fondation PSA and Duramen have signed a partnership agreement to promote workforce inclusion in the forestry industry.

BMW adding Android Auto

12 Dec 2019 | Graeme Roberts

What too them so long? BMW Group finally is introducing Android Auto from mid-2020 but the connection is wireless.

Renault Samsung workers vote to strike over wages

12 Dec 2019 | editorial team

Renault Samsung Motors union workers voted to go on strike in protest at the company's proposal to freeze wages next year.

Scania to deliver 450 buses to Cote d'Ivoire

12 Dec 2019 | Simon Warburton

Scania has signed an agreement with the Ivorian Ministry of Transport and Abidjan transport company, SOTRA to deliver 450 buses.

just-auto Plus only KYOCERA to showcase AI, 5G, and Mobility Technologies at CES 2020

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Kyocera Corporation will exhibit its latest products and technologies at CES 2020, January 7-10, in Las Vegas. Many innovations will be...

just-auto Plus only DRiV, research partners receive EU Marie Curie grant to develop wheel-corner concepts for autonomous vehicles

12 Dec 2019 | just-auto plus

DRiV, a Tenneco Inc. business and leading global aftermarket and OE ride performance supplier, and several research partners have received a...

just-auto Plus only Xpeng Motors deploys RTI’s connectivity technology to drive development of highly autonomous system in new P7 intelligent electric sedan

12 Dec 2019 | just-auto plus

Real-Time Innovations, the Industrial Internet of Things connectivity company, today announced that Xpeng Motors, a leading smart mobility...

Chrissy Taylor named Enterprise Holdings CEO

12 Dec 2019 | Simon Warburton

Enterprise Holdings has named Chrissy Taylor, the company's current president and COO, as CEO effective 1 January.

just-auto Plus only Volkswagen passenger cars grows deliveries in November

12 Dec 2019 | just-auto plus

The Volkswagen brand delivered 586,400 vehicles worldwide in November, 3.9 percent more than in November 2018. Volkswagen made further...

just-auto Plus only Audi production tests exoskeletons for overhead tasks

12 Dec 2019 | just-auto plus

Audi wants to further improve its employees’ ergonomics in its production facilities. For this reason, the company is currently...

Mazda to invest in its Thai joint venture post BT-50

12 Dec 2019 | editorial team

Mazda Motor plans to invest THB1bn (US$33m) to improve the manufacturing operations at its Auto Alliance Thailand (AAT) joint venture next year after it discontinues production of the current BT-50 pickup truck.

Xpeng inks battery charging deal with NIO Power

12 Dec 2019 | Simon Warburton

Xpeng Motors has signed an agreement with NIO Power to collaborate on battery charging services.

just-auto Plus only SmartWay: telematics in the Canadian trucking industry

12 Dec 2019 | just-auto plus

This study catalogs the products and services available from telematics providers for trucking companies in North America and discusses how...

just-auto Plus only Securing raw material supplies for battery cells: BMW Group signs supply contract with Ganfeng for sustainable lithium from mines in Australia

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As part of its electromobility expansion, the BMW Group is deepening its existing business relationship with Ganfeng Lithium Co., Ltd. based...

just-auto Plus only Mitsubishi: new rooftop photovoltaic system and energy storage system reusing EV batteries at Okazaki Plant in Japan

12 Dec 2019 | just-auto plus

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced today its decision to introduce an energy solution service provided by Mitsubishi Corporation...

RHA flags driver recruitment/retention concern

12 Dec 2019 | Simon Warburton

Driver recruitment and retention remains the most significant concern for hauliers, says British association, RHA.

Michael Manley of FCA elected ACEA President for 2020

12 Dec 2019 | Dave Leggett

The Board of Directors of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) has elected Michael Manley, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), as its new President.

UAW workers at FCA ratify four-year contract

12 Dec 2019 | Dave Leggett

Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) at Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) in the US have voted in favour of a new four-year labour contract with the company.

Repsol acquires Ibil charging network

12 Dec 2019 | Simon Warburton

Repsol has acquired Ibil’s charging network and energy commercialisation services for electric vehicles.

CMG adapts motion seating tech for CV seats

11 Dec 2019 | Dave Leggett

Comfort Motion Global (CMG) is working with a number of commercial vehicle suppliers and fleet owners to bring its 'Motion Seating' technology to the commercial vehicle market.

Diesel engine for new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban

11 Dec 2019 | Glenn Brooks

General Motors is hoping that offering its Flint, Michigan-built 3.0-litre I6 diesel in two new full-sized SUVs will give them an advantage over competitors.

Toyota and Denso form JV for advanced semiconductors

11 Dec 2019 | Dave Leggett

Denso and Toyota are forming a joint venture that will conduct research and advanced development of next-generation in-vehicle semiconductors. It will be established in April 2020 and called MIRISE Technologies.

Quanergy, Geely partner on smart city, AV plans

11 Dec 2019 | Dave Leggett

Quanergy Systems, Inc., a leading provider of LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors and smart sensing solutions, has announced that the company was selected as a LiDAR partner for Geely Automotive Group.

just-auto Plus only Dana highlights expanded capabilities for Indian construction market at EXCON 2019

11 Dec 2019 | just-auto plus

Dana Incorporated today announced the company's growing support for the Indian construction industry, including new technologies,...

NexTraq launches Dashcam

11 Dec 2019 | Simon Warburton

Michelin Group company, NexTraq is launching Dashcam, a vehicle incident camera system configured for NexTraq with 4G LTE connectivity.

Continental multi-purpose contact sensor improves safety

11 Dec 2019 | Dave Leggett

Technology company Continental says it is closing a gap in the industry’s automotive sensor portfolio through developing the new Contact Sensor System (CoSSy).

just-auto Plus only Citi leads £625m financing for Jaguar Land Rover Automotive with a first-ever UK Export Finance guarantee issued under its General Export Facility program

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Citi, together with a syndicate of international banks, completed a £625 million term loan facility with Jaguar Land Rover Automotive...

just-auto Plus only WM Motor chooses BlackBerry to power next generation vehicles

11 Dec 2019 | just-auto plus

BlackBerry Limited today announced Chinese electric carmaker WM Motor will embed BlackBerry's QNX Neutrino Realtime Operating System...





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