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Since launching its first test navigation satellite in 2005, the European Space Agency (ESA) has steadily built up the Galileo global positioning network and today operates 22 satellites. With four further launches due in 2020, the Galileo network is set to become the first fully operational high-accuracy global navigation satellite system (GNSS) – heralding a new era of precision navigation and, for the automotive industry, bringing opportunities for improved vehicle logistics.
BorgWarner is buying Delphi Technologies in a takeover valued at around $3.3 billion that will result in one of the world’s leading propulsion companies. Merging will allow the two suppliers to combine resources to survive in a climate of topline revenue pressures and demands on investment in new technology
A computer-based tool for process planning, quality checking, monitoring systems and a wide range of other uses, digital twinning is increasingly making its presence felt across the automotive industry. In essence, this is a version of something in real life, such as a piece of machinery, a production line or a supply chain operation, which is recreated on a desktop computer or a tablet. Digital twins are now used across manufacturing and warehouse operations to manage material flow, complete the order-to-delivery process and make efficiency and quality improvements in vehicle production.
FCA is to build a new battery assembly plant next to its Mirafiori car factory in Turin that will supply future generations of fully electric models
As the global logistics industry continues moving towards the introduction and use of autonomous vehicles, a growing number of companies are competing for a slice of this burgeoning market. One such firm is Californian start-up TuSimple, which is developing a range of innovative self-driving truck technologies.
In an age of disruptive change for the automotive industry, digital manufacturing technology is coming to the rescue
Demands from buyers for the latest vehicle technology and custom options are having a significant impact on automotive manufacturers and their partners.
US supply chain information provider Surgere of the US has set up a Mexican subsidiary, Technologias Avanzadas Surgere de Mexico, at Aguascalientes
The automotive industry is being transformed by new vehicle technology, but operational processes are also undergoing profound changes driven by unprecedented levels of data
After a period of exploration, OEMs, tier suppliers and logistics providers are getting serious about making their operations smarter and more connected – Logistics 4.0 is here
In the race to perfect autonomous driving, Israel has proven to be a hotspot of technological innovation – driven, in part, by its military expertise and surveillance tools
Shipping line Maersk has launched a digital customs clearance platform, to help customers deal with complex shipping regulations. It claims to be the first container shipping company to offer the service. Various rules must be followed to ensure traded goods enter and exit a country legally. But if a delay ...
Global container shipping provider, Zim Integrated Shipping Services, has signed up to the TradeLens digital business platform, a service based on blockchain technology to provide secure shipping data and make global trade more efficient.
Volkswagen Group has begun a pilot project aimed at gaining greater transparency in its materials supply chain through the use of blockchain technology.
In an industry that could benefit substantially from streamlined processes, Renatas Slenderis, CEO of Fracht, believes his company’s new alliance offers both collaboration and control for all members. Here, he explains how the ALCS platform works
UK parts manufacturer and logistics provider, Unipart Group, has used the announcement of its annual financial results to highlight a number of investments in digital technology covering inventory control, distribution and sequencing management.
Shipping giant Maersk and IBM have announced a blockchain initiative that they say will help transform the cross-border shipping industry globally.
The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) has awarded Audi with the annual Logistics Award for 2017.
Thomas Zernechel, the head of logistics for the Volkswagen Group, has said the company intends to ensure that innovations in the logistics sector are rolled out “rapidly” by the various brands within the group.
BMW Group is testing a number of autonomous vehicles on its factory floors as part of an automation drive that is expected to help cut costs by 5% per vehicle annually.