Feb 2006

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--- Det Norske Veritas Certification clears the way for 1st Silicon to supply the automotive industry
1st Silicon (Malaysia) Sdn.Bhd.,a premier dedicated global semiconductor foundry,has earned the ISO/TS 16949:2002 letter of conformance for automotive business management systems. more...
--- The Struggle for Clean Transportation
A car that gets 20 mpg uses 100 kWh to go 50 miles and produces 14 tons of CO2 driving 50 miles a day for a year. Full sized electric vehicles use as little as 10 kWh to go 50 miles and are zero emission more...
--- Bill Ford Named 2006 Automotive Industry Executive of the Year
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--- Nanjing signs 33-year lease agreement to secure Longbridge car production
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--- Naturally Cooled Cars Revolutionise European Markets
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--- Moody's lowers GM's rating to B2
Approximately $30 Billion of Debt Affected more...
--- MOL opens new offices in China and Russia and a new car terminal in Guangzhou China
Automotive Industries spoke to Rudolf Luttmann, general manager of Mitsui O.S.K Bulk Shipping in Hamburg about the future of the Four Continents service and other such services more...
--- Tanjung Pelepas as an automotive hub
Automotive Industries (AI) asked PTP chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Sidik Shaik Osman what trade routes were served by the port more...
--- Freeing up trade in Central America
The Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) which was ratified by the US in 2005, this year comes into effect on January 1, 2006 more...
--- Toyota Presenting Minority Workshop, Sponsoring a Match-making Event at Global Automotive Conference
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--- Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Americas, of Ford to Speak at GAC
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--- AI spoke to William Carteaux, president and CEO of SPI about what he expects from NPE 2006
Look for more developments as auto manufacturers turn to plastic glazing to save weight, provide greater design freedom than glass more...
--- Revolutionary lighting technique and transparent hardtop at the Geneva Motor Show
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--- Special zone for auto industry to be set up in Dubai - UAE
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--- Renault presents first Supplier Quality Awards
Renault presented the Renault Supplier Quality Awards to three suppliers: Mahle, Siemens and Timken. more...
--- Accord Is Most Requested Vehicle Overall for Third Straight Year; Ford Wins in Sporty Car and Truck
GM's Hummer Brand Enjoys Biggest Year-Over-Year Growth; Top-10 Most Requested Vehicles Average 30 mpg/hwy; Prius Is 10th Most Requested Vehicle Overall. more...
--- Nissan Motor Renovates Paint Coating System at Its Kyushu Plant
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--- With petroleum prices going up, diesel engines are clearly becoming customer favorites
Automotive Industries spoke to Bill Pantazis, CEO and president of Carbon Zapp about how he sees the future of his company and diesel engine technology more...
--- January European Car Sales
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--- General Motors selected Capgemini to assist GM's Information, Systems and Services organization
Capgemini pursued six GM contracts and was awarded all six more...
--- Automakers Find Bush Speech Encouraging
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--- Avtotor, Chery to Construct Automobile Works in Kaliningrad
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--- Hyundai, Russian plant sign car assembly agreement
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--- Virtual Reality: Prototype with Google Earth creates realistic 3D, satellite-based map
Volkswagen of America, Inc. and Google recently presented the future of vehicle navigation at the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and it is closer to virtual reality than ever before more...
--- $118 million investment at GM's Baltimore Transmission creates up to 87 new jobs
General Motors Announces Production Of First Light-Duty, Hybrid Transmission To Be Manufactured In The U.S. more...



























































































































































































































































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