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    AutoMap appoints Mark Sargeant as CEO

    2019-10-09T11:50:00Z

    Mark Sargeant has been promoted to CEO of AutoMap after nine years with the company, most recently moving from his role as vice-president of business development and marketing

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    On-board courier Chapman Freeborn expands into California

    2019-10-09T11:19:00Z

    Chapman Freeborn OBC has added an office in Los Angeles, California, to its global network to provide dedicated support to automotive customers in the US. The on-board courier (OBC) specialist delivers time-critical consignments of automotive parts, as well as prototype technology, and product samples, with hand-carry ...

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    Penske builds on range of EVs deployed in California with Kalmar Ottawa

    2019-10-09T10:48:00Z

    Penske is deploying an Electric Terminal Tractor made by Kalmar Ottawa for trailer-handling operations in California

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    US-Japan trade deals ignore automotive tariffs for now

    2019-10-09T08:55:00Z

    The US signed two trade deals with Japan at the beginning of this week but neither addressed the contentious issue of potential tariffs on vehicles and automotive parts traded between the two countries, a sticking point in the discussions leading up this week’s agreements.

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    Navistar plans new truck plant in Texas

    2019-10-02T11:20:00Z

    US truck and bus manufacturer Navistar International says it will build an assembly works in San Antonio, Texas, subject to finalisation of incentive packages. The site’s attractions include it being on a “critical corridor” linking the company’s southern US and Mexican supply bases, which allows for ...

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    Teenage dreams and EVs – why it's not as simple as Thunberg thinks

    2019-09-30T08:51:00Z

    “You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words… How dare you continue to look away and come here saying that you’re doing enough, when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight?” With such powerful language did 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg reproach world leaders at the UN’s Climate Action Summit last month. The ferocity of the pink-cheeked teenager provoked a tidal wave of reactions. I have a few observations myself….

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    CATL to supply battery cells to Daimler Trucks & Buses

    2019-09-24T14:41:00Z

    Dr. Robin Zeng, founder and CEO, Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) (left), Gesa Reimelt, head of e-mobility group Daimler Trucks Buses, and Dr. Frank Reintjes, head of global powertrain, e-mobility and manufacturing engineering Daimler Trucks Chinese battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL) has signed ...

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    6 questions in 60 seconds... with Dennis Manns

    2019-09-19T10:32:00Z

    Dennis Manns, industry consultant and senior automotive advisor North Motors LLC, talks to Victoria Johns about washing cars, American Honda and why you always need a plan B

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    Honda adapts transport processes in North America as supply chain costs rise

    2019-09-18T09:22:00Z

    Honda of America Manufacturing has 12 US production centres With 20 manufacturing centres across North America, 12 of them in the US, and 607 US-based suppliers, Honda has a highly complex supply chain in the region. Moreover, the volume of parts being transported to its assembly ...

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    US automotive market to struggle against backdrop of global challenges

    2019-09-17T17:37:00Z

    US light vehicle sales forecast by PWC, covering 2015-2025 Vehicle sales in the US are predicted to slow down from next year, and with a possible recession on the way carmakers and their suppliers could face a difficult few years, delegates heard at last week’s 20 ...

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    AL Global Detroit report: Dark times ahead for US automotive industry

    2019-09-17T14:25:00Z

    As overall US vehicle sales slow down and EV sales remain stagnant, there are concerns that some OEMs are chasing new-generation technologies at the expense of their existing business – potentially setting up a ‘make or break’ scenario in the near future.

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    Grimaldi adds PCTC to North America service

    2019-09-17T13:39:00Z

    Grande Mirafiori Italian shipping line Grimaldi has taken delivery of the pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Grande Mirafiori – named after a Fiat car plant – at the Yangfan shipyard in Zhoushan, eastern China. With a service speed of 19 knots, length of 199.90 ...

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    Mercedes-Benz sources carbon-neutral battery cells

    2019-09-17T09:37:00Z

    Markus Schäfer, member of the board of management Daimler AG, responsible for corporate research Mercedes-Benz Cars development (left) with Dr. Yu Wang, founder and CEO Farasis Energy (Ganzhou) Co., Ltd Mercedes-Benz has signed up to having all battery cells manufactured via electricity produced from ...

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    Daimler tests automated trucks on public roads

    2019-09-11T13:35:00Z

    Daimler Trucks and its newly acquired business, Torc Robotics, which specialises in automated driving technology, have moved to the next stage of their autonomous truck trials in the US. The companies announced that they have been trying out automated lorries with Level 4 technology on highways in ...

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    Hyundai Glovis car carrier capsizes

    2019-09-11T11:43:00Z

    Hyundai Glovis’ car carrier Golden Ray capsized outside the US port of Brunswick last weekend with around 4,300 vehicles onboard. It is currently lying on its side in St. Simons Sound. All 24 crew members have been safely rescued, including four who were trapped in the engineering ...

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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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    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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    Ford to import EcoSport to Canada via Vancouver

    2019-08-21T11:18:00Z

    Ford will start importing EcoSports through the Canadian port of Vancouver next month for the first time. The carmaker has previously only used the port of Halifax on the east coast and used rail to distribute the vehicles to rest of the country. While Ford is ...

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    Collaboration and communication needed for finished vehicle logistics

    2019-08-16T10:08:00Z

    A vehicle distribution network is only as good as the lines of communication between the OEM and its logistics partners, and given the pressures the industry is currently under – ageing infrastructure, sub-optimised networks and uncertainty over trade – better communication and closer collaboration are more important than ever.