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Jatco appoints Hideyuki Sakamoto new chairman of board
Jatco has appointed Hideyuki Sakamoto as chairman of the company’s board of directors, the company announced in a press release on 20 August. The appointment will be effective from 1 September 2018. Sakamoto will replace outgoing chairman of Jatco, Fumiaki Matsumoto, who is leaving the position on 31 August. Significance: Sakamoto is currently working as executive vic...
21-Aug-2018
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Bollinger Motors seeks permission to use Tesla Supercharger network
Electric vehicle (EV) start-up Bollinger has sought permission from Tesla to use its Supercharger network for Bollinger’s EVs, according to a tweet by the company addressed to Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla. The tweet on 16 August from Bollinger Motors reads, “@elonmusk Can we use your charging stations?” However, a response from Musk has yet to come. ...
21-Aug-2018
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Audi on Demand starts operations in UK
Audi has commenced operations of its premium mobility service ‘Audi on Demand’ in the United Kingdom, the company announced in a press release. Under the service, customers will be able to hire a range of Audi models available for loan periods ranging from one hour to 28 days. The first ‘Audi on Demand’ facility has been established in Manchester (Oldham) and is no...
21-Aug-2018
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Andra Rush steps down as CEO of Detroit Manufacturing Systems
Andra Rush has stepped down as CEO of Detroit Manufacturing Systems (DMS) after she sold her majority share in the company to Bruce Smith, reports Crain’s Detroit Business on 6 August. Following the change in ownership, Smith has taken over as the new CEO of the company. The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Rush maintains her ownership in Rush ...
21-Aug-2018
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Volkswagen to recall 700,000 SUVs globally over lighting defect
Volkswagen (VW) will recall nearly 700,000 Tiguan and Touran models worldwide over to a possible roof lighting defect, Reuters reported on 20 August citing German trade magazine Kfz-Betrieb. The affected vehicles were produced before 5 July. The recall affects about 52,500 vehicles in Germany. Significance: In the affected vehicles, humidity can cause a short circuit at...
21-Aug-2018
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TDK
TDK Corporation is one of the leading manufacturers of electronic components, which include electronic media, ferrite products, recording devices, hard disk drives and other components. In the hybrid electric vehicle segment, the company provides capacitors for battery control units. In FY 2014/15, Japan accounted for 8.6% of the company’s total sales. TDK operates its ...
21-Aug-2018
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Georg Fischer - Global Headquarters
~TBL:contracts~ In the year ended 31 December 2016, Georg Fischer’s research and development (R&D) expenses were CHF104 million (USD107.1 million), up 2% year-on-year (y/y)  in 2016. GF Automotive incurred R&D expenses of CHF18 million (USD17.6 million) in 2016 which were almost flat as compared to previous year. Development at GF Automotive focuses on l...
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Light Vehicle Four Year Production Forecasts - Q3 2018*
Light Vehicle Four Year Production Forecast North America Q3 2018*Light Vehicle Four Year Production Forecast South America Q3 2018*Light Vehicle Four Year Production Forecast South Asia Q3 2018*Light Vehicle Four Year Production Forecast Japan Q3 2018*Light Vehicle Four Year Production Forecast China Q3 2018*Light Vehicle Four Year Production Forecast Europe Q3 2018*Light...
17-Aug-2018
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Branded Speakers and Acoustics Report
This report provides a basic understanding of premium audio technology for cars, an in-depth demand outlook, main players, and main market drivers at regional and global levels. How does IHS Markit define premium audio? In-vehicle audio components that provide decent sound quality continue to be one of the most indispensable features of in-car infotainment. Since t...
17-Aug-2018
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Global Door Trim Panel Report
As an intrinsic component of the cockpit, door trim panels provide multiple functions to the evolving car interiors of today. Housing a number of features—such as providing essential protection to the occupants; curbing noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) levels; and functioning as a casing for door elements—the door trim panel has gone through a substantial evolutio...
16-Aug-2018
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The Growing Demand for Advanced Lighting Functions
All research in this report is based on the 2017 IHS Markit Global Lighting Sector Forecast that covers global and regional component demand, along with technology, customer, and supplier analysis. The report provides an understanding of the factors pushing demand for intelligent lighting systems across the globe and the challenges facing automotive lighting systems at glo...
14-Aug-2018
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