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    Safety and security as first principles of connected cars

    2019-04-09T16:49:00Z

    As vehicles and their users become more digitally connected, there are increasing concerns about how personal information is used and monetised. While the analysis of private data can (and will) improve safety for both drivers of smart vehicles and pedestrians, one of the questions raised at last week’s SMMT ...

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    Porsche on track for southern China

    2019-04-09T15:56:01Z

    Porsche has begun using rail for containerised vehicle shipments to China as a supplementary mode to the volume deep ocean moves it makes out of Germany. The change shortens the vehicles' delivery time by more than three weeks, according to the German luxury carmaker. The company has confirmed it is ...

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    PSA ramps up production at Vigo before Brexit

    2019-04-09T14:23:11Z

    Groupe PSA has been forced to increase the production of cars bound for the UK at its Vigo plant, as more vehicles are imported ahead of a potential no-deal Brexit, according to reports from Spanish newspaper Faro de Vigo . Given the uncertainty surrounding the UK's exit from the EU, ...

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    Continental rolls out expansion in Germany

    2019-04-08T17:06:51Z

    German tyre manufacturer Continental has extended its logistics centre in Gross-Rohrheim in Germany to 34,000 sq.m to cater to growing market demand. The 7,000 sq.m increase, equal to a 25% enlargement of the total space, includes an expanded small parts warehouse, with more than 25,000 storage spaces, almost 20,000 more ...

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    PSA continues spare parts expansion in China

    2019-04-01T17:01:06Z

    Groupe PSA has acquired a controlling interest in Longstar, an automotive parts wholesaler based in Fujian province, south-east China. With two main warehouses and 40 hub sites, Longstar delivers a catalogue of 10,000 parts from 18 international suppliers to 4,000 independent repairers. PSA says it will gain access to a ...

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    VW reshuffles top managers in components operations

    2019-04-01T15:57:05Z

    Heiner Lanze (pictured) has taken over as head of procurement at VW’s newly independent business unit, Volkswagen Group Components. Most recently, Lanze was responsible for procurement at Volkswagen do Brasil and the South America region. Before that, he was vice-president of procurement at Scania in Brazil. His career in the ...

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    Cyber-attacks: not a question of if, but when

    2019-04-01T11:38:20Z

    As industry becomes ever more connected, the risk of cyber-attacks is increasing, delegates at this year’s Automotive Logistics Supply Chain Conference in Atlanta were warned. Automation, technology and network communications are now central to the daily operations of carmakers and their suppliers, with a vast amount of information and ...

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    Toyota and Suzuki charge up hybrid partnership

    2019-03-27T11:26:32Z

    Japanese OEMs Toyota and Suzuki have agreed to begin considering concrete ways of working together, including the mutual supply of engines, platforms and technology. The step forward follows a business partnership memorandum the companies signed two years ago, fleshed out in more detail last May . Now they plan to ...

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    Mercedes-Benz test drives port in Canada

    2019-03-27T10:20:18Z

    German OEM Mercedes-Benz is testing the logistics of a new vehicle processing centre (VPC) at the port of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. It has been set up as an alternative to the much-used nearby port of Vancouver, and Mercedes-Benz will utilise the VPC to serve the Canadian province of British ...

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    Kia to expand UK distribution centre

    2019-03-26T16:51:51Z

    Kia Motors is to create additional capacity for 8,000 more cars at its UK import and distribution centre in Stallingborough, North Lincolnshire. The company has secured 16.8 hectares of extra land from Associated British Ports (ABP), adjoining Kia’s existing distribution centre which can hold up to 17,000 cars on 35.6 ...