Jul 2007

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--- Sensors play an important role in the automotive sector
Automotive Industries spoke to Johann Salzberger, Marketing, Micro-Epsilon and Karl Wisspeintner, managing director, Micro-Epsilon more...
--- UNDERRATED UK MANUFACTURING HAS A STRONG FUTURE - CBI
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--- Jatropha
BP MAKES NON-FOOD NON-CELLULOSIC BIOFUEL INVESTMENT more...
--- Successful Navigation of the 'Discontinuous Change' Path for International Automotive Industry
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--- IBM and University of Michigan Reveal India's Automotive Industry Challenges
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--- CONTECH U.S., LLC Wins Two Awards in 2007 International Die Casting Competition
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--- Chrysler Group's Brampton Assembly Celebrates Plant Investment and Significant Production Milestone
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--- BorgWarner Receives Three Supplier Awards from Mahindra & Mahindra
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--- Bio-fuel Powered Car Breaks World Speed Record
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--- Automotive Purchasing Leaders to Discuss Industry Issues at AIAG AutoTech 2007
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--- Atmel's New Hex Half-Bridge Driver IC in BCD-on-SOI Technology Cuts Car Comfort-Application Costs
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--- Roads leading to Romania
Automotive Industries interviewed Matt Carnogursky, general manager, IPEC Management Eastern SRL more...
--- Metal foam for new generation catalysts
Automotive Industries (AI) asked Dirk Naumann, Director of New Technology at CVRD Inco Special Products to share some of the developments in nickel technology more...
--- Car carrier tonnage growing to meet demand
AI asked Tore Roysheim, senior vice president – strategy at Höegh Autoliners about the new generation of PCTCs capable of carrying over 6000 CEUs more...
--- Automotive Industries takes a closer look at the Getrag PowerShift technology.
The Getrag PowerShift makes gear changes happen in 0 seconds, without interruption of tractive power. more...
--- Focus on the Flanders automotive hub
Automotive Industries spoke to Pascal Walrave, Director Inward Investment, Flanders Investment and Trade. more...
--- Polish low-cost base working for Euromag customers
Automotive Industries interview with Grzegorz Bielowicki, president of the board of Euromag. more...
--- Destination Innovation
Automotive Industries spoke to Armand Batteux, president of EQUIP AUTO and former head of Faurecia what made EQUIP AUTO work so well more...
--- Air power - Using compressed air to replace internal combustion in the power train
Automotive Industries (AI) spoke to Cheol-Seung Cho, CEO of Energine Corporation. more...
--- A comprehensive view and understanding of air purity solutions
Automotive Industries spoke to Antti Niinivaara, CEO & President of the Ecocat Group more...
--- Making crash test dummies more sensitive
Automotive Industries spoke to David Stein, president and chief executive officer of Denton Inc more...
--- CORE focus fuels Mercedes bottom line
Automotive Industries spoke to Frank W. Deiss, Vice President Procurement Mercedes Car Group and Vans more...
--- Global collaboration easier, more productive and safer
Global collaboration easier, more productive and safer more...
--- Expanding capacity to reduce emissions
Automotive Industries spoke to Jürgen Zürbig, managing director (diesel catalyst), Ceram Catalysts more...
--- Making roads safer for pedestrians
Automotive Industries spoke to Ian Finney, managing director of Concept Mouldings more...
--- ABB - Leading the Way in Electric Motors and Drives
Automotive Industries spoke to Pekka Tiitinen, Group Vice President and Head of ABB’s Business Unit Low Voltage Drives more...
--- BP MAKES NON-FOOD NON-CELLULOSIC BIOFUEL INVESTMENT
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--- Israel, a regional hub to test the efficacy of electricity-powered cars?
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--- ZAP Receives Orders for 50,000 Recharge-It-All Batteries
Rechargeable Lithium Battery Line Powers a Variety of Mobile Electronics more...
--- Amerigon Subsidiary BSST to Broaden Thermoelectric Technology Development With Automotive Suppliers
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--- Rail Cargo Austria (RCA) - We Move Automobiles
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--- Fiat 500 global launch further demonstrates continuing success of Microsoft and Fiat's Blue&Me.
Fiat Group Automobiles and Microsoft to Offer Blue&Me Infotainment Solution for the Eagerly Awaited Iconic Fiat 500 more...
--- Magnetic Pulse Welding (MPW) by Pulsar offers extreme advantages that traditional methods can never
MPW is cost effective and shows rapid ROI – this technology has successfully replaced traditional welding in many products worldwide more...
--- As environmental concern make alternative-fuel-powered cars a must, PHEV cars seem a feasible option
Automotive Industries exclusive interview with Cheol-Seung Cho, CEO of Energine Corporation. more...
--- The Southern United States is being dubbed the new Detroit
Mississippi is home to over 90 automotive manufacturing, distribution and supplier companies more...
--- USCAR's VRP Contracts With ECO2 Plastics to Explore 'Rinse and Recycle' Applications
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--- Made in IBM Labs: IBM Researches Cars With "Reflex" Technology
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--- General Motors Launches Chevrolet Assembly Line in Kazakhstan
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--- DuPont Opens Office in Saint Petersburg, Russia
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--- The Dilemma of Survival and Branding Strategies of Korean-Made Automobiles
CCID Consulting Co., Ltd., reports on the dilemma of survival and branding strategies of Korean-made automobiles more...
--- Highlights of Moody's Auto Manufacturers & Suppliers Industry Outlooks
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Features



--- Amerityre - Rubberless Tire Technology
Polyurethane chemistry systems can replace rubber in all tire applications, as well as hoses, tracks and seals, says Richard A. Steinke, Chairman and C.E.O. of Nevada-based Amerityre. more...
--- Wavecom - Preparing for eCall in Europe
As the European Union moves closer to legislation based on a proposed initiative known as eCall (emergency call), car makers who hope to sell into the European market in the future must be ready to comply with eventual eCall legislation. more...
--- Trelleborg - Sound cancelling out noise
An innovative noise reduction system that uses active force cancellation sparks considerable interest among the world’s major automobile manufacturers. more...
--- A smart decision to combine trade shows
For the first time, Taiwan ran two major automotive exhibitions in parallel. Taipei AMPA 2007 (organized by TAITRA) & AutoTronics Taipei 2007 (organized by TAITRA & TEEMA) brought together 995 exhibitors with 2,301 booths (up 6.5% and 2.6% respectively from previous year). more...
--- Mercedes - Benz chooses Nuance’s speech solutions for the new C-Class
Nuance Communications, a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions, has announced that the 2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class would incorporate Nuance’s speech solutions. more...
--- Mercedes Benz – a classy partnership with suppliers
DaimlerChrysler is no more, but long live partnerships between the new Daimler AG and Chrysler that deliver value to both. This should some global procurement strategies. more...
--- Automotive Industries (AI) speaks to Jerker Adeberg, Executive Vice-President, Luvata
The 2.8 billion Euro Luvata Group recently restructured its Heat Transfer Automotive division, which manufactures copper and brass strip for applications such as car radiators. more...
--- Linamar - Putting Canada’s auto industry in the fast lane
Canada’s automotive industry is being given a boost through an aggressive expansion program announced by Linamar, a CAD $2.3 billion Corporation manufactures a range of precision metallic components and systems. more...

Trends



--- Argillon - SCR filters diesel emissions
The United States and Japan have passed legislation that requires the reduction of diesel exhaust fumes from new vehicles and power plants. more...
--- VMT - Packaging to reduce costs
Packaging represents a significant cost to auto makers in the global market-place, and specialist companies are working with the industry to minimize both the expense and environmental impact of packaging. more...
--- Ticona - High-performance plastics
Advances in plastics are allowing designers to push the barriers through a growing number of applicatiions. High performance plastic materials are used in a wide spectrum of applications - from children's toys to industrial gears, from tiny optical components to large automotive body parts. Automotive Industries examines some of the new applications. more...
--- Seton - Fine Automotive Leather
Leather seats have become standard in luxury vehicles, and leather is increasingly being used in the mid-range of passenger cars and multi-purpose vehicles. more...
--- Reva Systems - Tracking goes wireless
Ashley Stephenson is chairman and co-founder of Reva. Automotive Industries (AI) asked him about what made Reva’s RFID products different more...
--- Fourslide Isn't Just for Formed Parts Anymore
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--- Mississippi in pole position
Earlier this year, Toyota announced that it would invest US$ 1.3 billion on a 1700-acre factory site in Blue Springs, Mississippi to produce its Highlander sports utility vehicles. more...
--- Metzeler - Continuity in times of change
Metzeler Automotive Profile Systems Germany specializes in the design and manufacture of automotive sealing systems for doors, windows, boots and hoods. more...



























































































































































































































































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