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Toyota recalls 188,000 pickups, SUVs and cars over airbag problem
Toyota is recalling 188,000 vehicles globally to fix defective airbags, Associated Press (AP) reported on 12 October. The recalls cover 185,000 cars, pickups and SUVs in North America and 2,600 vehicles in other markets. The affected vehicles include 2018 and 2019 Tundra pickups and Sequoia SUVs as well as 2019 Avalon sedans. Significance: Earlier this month, Toyota had...
16-Oct-2018
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Ford plans to use graphene in vehicle parts
Ford plans to use graphene in several vehicle parts by the end of this year, the automaker said in a press release on 9 October. Ford, in collaboration with Eagle Industries and XG Sciences, has found a way to use small amounts of graphene in fuel rail covers, pump covers, and front engine covers. Graphene is expected to go into production by year end on more than 10 under...
16-Oct-2018
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Toyota plans to launch new car-sharing service for corporate clients in Europe next year
Toyota is gearing up to launch a car-sharing service for corporate clients in Europe, starting with Denmark and Spain in early next year, Nikkei Asian Review reported late last month. The car-sharing service, to be called Yuko (the Japanese word for ‘Lets Go), will allow corporate customers to use Toyota’s vehicles for marketing and other purposes. Toyota will use vehi...
16-Oct-2018
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Leoni to showcase cable solutions for electromobility at supplier fair IZB 2018
Leoni, a Germany-based wiring systems and components manufacturer, will showcase cable solutions for electromobility at the International Suppliers Fair (IZB) in Wolfsburg from 16-18 October, according to a company press release on 12 October. The display will include a wide variety of cables such as high power charging (HPC) cables, fast charging technology, power supply ...
16-Oct-2018
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US state Arizona forms Institute for Automated Mobility, partners with Intel
US state Arizona has formed the Institute for Automated Mobility to facilitate safe deployment of automated vehicles, Intel said in a press release last week. The US-based chipmaker is a founding partner of the new institute, along with the Arizona Department of Transportation (Arizona DOT), the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona S...
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Instrument Panel Report and Forecast
From the age of horse-drawn carriages that enhanced mobility for the human race, instrument panels (commonly known as dashboards) have evolved with time. Initially, instrument panels were mounted on carriages and later on motor-driven vehicles to protect occupants from the outside environment as well as from the engine heat inside the cabin. They have advanced substantiall...
15-Oct-2018
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Furukawa Battery
For the year ended 31 March 2016, FB saw a 0.4% increase in total sales from JPY53,903m (USD450.6m) to JPY54,106m (USD481m). Operating income increased by 20% and net income increased by 34.8%. Profitability improved significantly, with operating income margin increasing from 4.5% to 5.4%. By business division, FB saw a 0.2% increase in sales in its Automotive Batteries...
15-Oct-2018
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Alternative Fuels: CNG & LPG
Increasing concerns regarding air pollution, climate change, and depleting oil resources are bringing AAFs to the forefront. In the search for alternative sources of propulsion, researchers around the world have developed capable competencies in areas such as electrification, alternative fuels, hybridization, hydrogen, and nitrogen. Success in alternative fuels aims to has...
15-Oct-2018
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Telematics Systems Market and Technology Trends Report
This report provides a basic understanding of telematics technology for cars as well as an in-depth demand outlook for telematics systems, main players, and main market drivers at a global and regional level. IHS Markit uses a simple definition of telematics. Telematics refers to solutions and applications built on top of information content flowing via wireless communi...
12-Oct-2018
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Fenner India
Fenner India is a privately owned company of JK Industries. Therefore the company does not publish details of its financial performance. Over  the  years,  Fenner  India  has  successfully  added  rubber  and  rubber  metal bonded components to its product portfolio, thereby expanding its array of offerings. Fenner...
12-Oct-2018
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Lighting Industry shifting towards sensor technology
All research in this report is based on the 2017 IHS Markit Global Lighting Sector Forecast that covers global and regional growth of the lighting industry in supporting ADAS systems, along with technology, customer, and supplier analysis. The report provides an understanding of the changing role of lighting systems with increasing autonomy levels and the challenges fac...
11-Oct-2018
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Heated Steering Wheel fitment in OE light vehicles is growing significantly
This report provides an understanding of the heated steering wheel (HSW) technology and market trends for light vehicles, an in-depth demand outlook, and an overview of the main players and market drivers – on both global and regional levels. What are the size and scope of the global HSW market? What are the key drivers pushing the sector? What is the regional ou...
10-Oct-2018
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