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    VW hosts hackathon to develop digital supply chain

    2019-09-11T10:33:00Z

    German vehicle maker Volkswagen (VW) held a hackathon to develop computer-based systems to make it easier to monitor compliance with human rights and environmental protection along complex supply chains. Goods and services involved can pass through up to nine stages in various countries in Latin America, ...

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    Hyundai invests in wearable robots

    2019-09-11T09:02:00Z

    The Hyundai Motor Group has developed two wearable robots to assist production line employees. The innovations may also become a revenue stream for the group, which plans to commercialise its production. Company engineers have created what they call a vest exoskeleton (vex), worn like a backpack ...

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    Zenzic maps out the future of autonomous driving in the UK

    2019-09-10T16:03:00Z

    Government and industry partnership Zenzic launched a roadmap for the introduction of self-driving vehicles in the UK at a press conference in London last week. The UK Connected and Automated Mobility Roadmap (CAM) to 2030 was created with input from more than 150 organisations to provide a ...

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    Delivery of Mercedes-Benz imports blocked by bottleneck

    2019-09-10T15:23:00Z

    Supply problems have been hampering the delivery of imported Mercedes-Benz GLEs in Germany. Daimler is using the former military airport at Ahlhorn in northern Germany to store an unspecified number of the SUVs because of a supply chain bottleneck in the US that has left the vehicle ...

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    Daimler extends electric truck testing in US

    2019-09-10T15:02:00Z

    Daimler Trucks North America is expanding field tests for its electric-powered trucks. This time the emphasis is on heavy-duty lorries. Customers Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries have acquired the first heavy-duty Freightliner eCascadia trucks (class 8), which have a range of up to 400km (250 ...

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    Equipment stolen from Avtovaz used to make parts for Russian market

    2019-06-30T14:22:00Z

    Russian vehicle maker AvtoVaz has said the level of theft at its plant complex in Togliatti has reached an unprecedented scale, with employees now stealing not only automotive parts and finished vehicles, but also equipment. Following an undercover operation carried out in early June 2019, Russian ...

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    NYK ships Liebherr harbour crane to US

    2019-06-30T11:24:00Z

    After months of planning, NYK Roro is now transporting one of its largest ever cargoes, a harbour crane, taking it from Bremerhaven (Germany) to Port Hueneme (California) for the Liebherr Group of Switzerland. “Normally every industrial project includes one difficult piece but the Liebherr harbour crane, ...

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    Imperial Logistics doubles work for VDL Nedcar

    2019-06-30T11:10:00Z

    The European road transport arm of South Africa’s Imperial Logistics has greatly increased its business with Dutch independent car manufacturer VDL Nedcar following renewal of a contract. Imperial, which has worked with VDL since 2014, will now handle round trips of automotive parts between the company’s ...

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    BharatBenz expands aftermarket network in India

    2019-06-26T14:02:00Z

    Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) is supporting aftermarket services for the BharatBenz division with the inauguration this month of its first parts distribution and service centre in Coimbature, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The facility has been set up with Prabal Trucking and is part of BharatBenz’s network ...

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    No-deal Brexit is not an option for UK automotive, says SMMT

    2019-06-26T13:57:00Z

    With just under a month to go before a new prime minister for the UK is announced, a no-deal Brexit has not been ruled out by either contender for the job. However, leaving the EU without a deal at the end of October this year could bring crippling disruptions to ...