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Category: Motorized Vehicle


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Ford launches Expedition ads ahead of production boost

March 19, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Ford Motor Co. is launching a new advertising campaign for its Expedition SUV as it prepares to add workers and increase production at the Kentucky plant where it’s built. The automaker in November said it would move 550 workers from […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

EV startup Evelozcity in talks with Magna Steyr for U.S. production

March 19, 2019

Via: Automotive News

California electric-car startup Evelozcity is in talks with European contract manufacturer Magna Steyr for U.S. production, sources said. A letter of intent has already been signed between the two companies, the sources told Automobilwoche, a sister publication of Automotive News […]


Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Jeep, Jaguar winners as European sales fall 1% in February

March 15, 2019

Via: Automotive News

European new-car sales fell 0.9 percent in February with Porsche, Audi and Nissan suffering steep drops in volume while Jeep and Jaguar made big gains. Registrations dropped to 1.15 million cars in the EU and EFTA markets, data released by […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, R&D

BMW, Daimler seek to save $8B each from shared platforms, reports say

March 15, 2019

Via: Automotive News

FRANKFURT — BMW and Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler are in talks to cooperate in developing vehicle platforms for electric cars in a move that could save each automaker at least 7 billion euros ($7.91 billion), Sueddeutsche Zeitung and Auto Bild reported. […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

FCA to recall 862,520 vehicles that don’t meet U.S. emissions standards

March 13, 2019

Via: Automotive News

The EPA said Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will recall 862,520 gasoline-powered vehicles in the United States that do not meet U.S. emissions standards. The recall was prompted by in-use emissions investigations conducted by the EPA and testing conducted by FCA as […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

VW brand to cut up to 7,000 jobs in bigger savings push

March 13, 2019

Via: Automotive News

WOLFSBURG, Germany – Volkswagen Group said it will shrink the workforce at its core VW passenger cars brand by up to 7,000 staff in a bid to raise the brand’s operating margin to 6 percent. The automaker also aims to […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Putting safety first through digital transformation at Ford

March 8, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

The importance of bringing new and innovative products to market cannot be underestimated. However, Ford has found success by utilising a historical technique that once helped protect knights from fatal attacks from their rivals. The automotive giant has recently unveiled […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Continental says AV revenues won’t be significant until 2030

March 7, 2019

Via: Automotive News

FRANKFURT — Revenues from autonomous driving will not ramp up until 2030 and beyond, the CEO of German auto supplier Continental AG said on Thursday. “Until 2030, the market will be driven mainly by assistance systems. Significant revenues will only […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Daimler, BMW autonomous alliance seeks to define self-driving rules

March 6, 2019

Via: Reuters

“It is a chicken and egg situation. Somebody has to standardize the technology and regulation will follow,” Klaus Froehlich, BMW’s board member responsible for development, said. Spiraling development costs for self-driving cars have forced BMW and Daimler to team up […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Volvo Cars warns of pulling electric cars out of United States: FT

March 6, 2019

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – Volvo Cars, owned by China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co, will not sell its all-electric Polestar models in the United States if the company faces tariffs on exports from China, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. “The business […]