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Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

VW charged with violating Canada’s vehicle emission standards

December 10, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Volkswagen Group, in another legal action stemming from its 2015 emissions cheating scandal, on Monday was charged with importing nearly 128,000 vehicles into Canada contravening the country’s environmental legislation, a Canadian government agency said. VW was charged with 60 counts […]


Process, Production

GFG agrees deal with Novelis for aluminium plant in Belgium

December 10, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

GFG Alliance, owned by British commodities tycoon Sanjeev Gupta, has agreed to buy the Duffel aluminium plant in Belgium from Novelis.  The deal for the plant, which supplies the auto industry and is one of the largest rolling mills in Europe, […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Airbus Secures Lead Over Boeing as 737 Max Uncertainty Continues

December 9, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Shares of Airbus SE handily pulled ahead of rival Boeing Co. this year after a pair of fatal 737 Max plane crashes led to the grounding of the U.S. model’s entire fleet. Airbus is poised to finish the year ahead […]


Logistics, Process, Production

EU approves $3.5 billion in aid for battery production, r&d

December 9, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Opel and French battery manufacturer Saft can move forward with a plan to build electric vehicle battery cells in Germany after the European Union approved the use of state aid for the project. The companies plan to produce battery cells […]


Design & Planning, Process

The Intersection of IoT and Sustainability

August 7, 2019

Via: Automation World

Last month, Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT) held an international conference on “The Internet of Things (IoT) for Sustainability Is Smart Business” at the Georgia Tech Research Institute in […]


Design & Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process

Hyundai launches hybrid vehicle with solar panels

August 6, 2019

Via: Manufacturing Global

Korean automotive manufacturer Hyundai has announced the launch of its first car to feature solar panels. The solar roof charging system provides electric power as the vehicle is driving, contributing between 30 and 60% of battery charge per day. Charged […]


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

How the industry’s researchers are looking for new vehicle ingredients

August 5, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Sometime in the mid-1990s, when Katrina Cornish was living in California and working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, she saw a load of freshly picked tomatoes in a hopper being transported from a farm on the back of a […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Cars.com decides against selling itself; shares plunge

August 5, 2019

Via: Automotive News

CHICAGO — Cars.com said it finished a strategic review with “no actionable bids” for the company and “will focus on executing its strategic plan as an independent public company.” Shares in the company plunged 37 percent to $11.32 in early […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

Tesla sued by family of Florida man killed in Autopilot crash

August 2, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Tesla Inc. was sued for the second time in three months by the family of a car owner who was killed in a crash while using the driver-assistance system Autopilot. Jeremy Banner, 50, died when the Model 3 sedan he […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

BMW Q2 results hit by rising costs of making greener vehicles

August 1, 2019

Via: Automotive News

FRANKFURT — BMW stuck to its outlook even as second-quarter earnings fell 20 percent, hit by currency headwinds and the rising cost of manufacturing electric and hybrid cars to help the automaker meet stricter emissions limits. The company said its […]