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BMW set to increase stake in China’s Brilliance Automotive

October 11, 2018

The Germany-based firm will also invest over $3.4bn to enhance its existing production capacity in China, BBC News reports. As a result of the joint venture contract, the new agreement is valid for 22 years until 2040 and will further […]


Tesla worried by China even as deliveries surge

October 2, 2018

Via: Reuters

The California-based electric carmaker, emerging from several months of turmoil around its Chief Executive Elon Musk, confirmed numbers leaked to an industry news site on Monday that showed it produced roughly 80,000 cars in the third quarter. Deliveries reached a […]


Manufacturers Liken Impact of Tariffs to Obama-Era Regulations

September 26, 2018

Category: Regulations

Tariffs are beginning to offset some of the positive impacts that American manufacturers have enjoyed since President Donald Trump started rolling back regulations, according to Jay Timmons, president of the National Association of Manufactures. “If you look back a couple […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Nissan and EDF Energy confirm joint venture to support electric vehicles

October 12, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

In a first of its kind joint venture, the agreement will examine how second-life Nissan electric vehicle batteries will support demand side management. Through the system, electricity stored in the batteries will be released back to the grid through EDF […]


Regulations

UK to cut hybrid car subsidies

October 12, 2018

Via: Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will cut the incentives available to those buying plug-in hybrid vehicles as it focuses on pure electric models, sparking anger from an industry trade body as carmakers already face declining sales in Europe’s second-biggest autos market. […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Process, R&D

Advancements in Automation and Robotic Solutions for Space Applications Are Changing the Way Space is Explored

October 11, 2018

Via: ASD News

Space robots play a key role in autonomous vehicles for asteroid mining and space exploration activities such as exploration of Mars, Moon, and other planets. Future space exploration missions will require advanced vehicles, robotic assistants, and self-sufficient spacecraft systems which […]