Unity and NVIDIA bring real-time ray tracing to the automotive sector

Mar 22, 2019    Technology

Unity Technologies, creator of a 3D development platform, announced it is working closely with NVIDIA to offer production-focused early-access for real-time ray tracing in the High Definition Render Pipeline (HDRP) on April 4, with an optimised preview solution available for customers in the second half of 2019.

Audi saves up to 500,000 cubic metres of fresh water annually at its Ingolstadt facility

Mar 22, 2019    OEM

Audi has reached another milestone on its way to wastewater-free automobile production. The company has put a new service-water supply centre into operation at the Ingolstadt site.

McLaren’s new production centre delivers first prototype carbon fibre chassis

Mar 22, 2019    Technology

The first prototype carbon fibre MonoCell, the tub that forms the main structure of McLaren’s cars, has been shipped from the company’s new £50 million ($65.5 million) innovation and production centre in Yorkshire to the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey.

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FEV partners with Coventry University to open new centre for clean mobility

Mar 22, 2019    Tier Suppliers

A £50 million ($65.5 million) state-of-the-art facility for creating cleaner mobility opened in Coventry today giving a major boost to the UK automotive industry. The Centre for Advanced Low-Carbon Propulsion Systems (C-ALPS), an innovative collaboration between Coventry University and global engineering specialist FEV Group, will harness cutting-edge academic and commercial expertise to support the development of the next generation of electric, hybrid and combustion engines.

Kia expands the vehicle storage capacity of its distribution centre in Stallingborough

Mar 22, 2019    Supply Chain

Kia Motors (UK) Limited has announced a deal to create additional storage capacity at its UK import and distribution centre in Stallingborough, North Lincolnshire.

Toyota’s Derbyshire plant all set to manufacture Suzuki’s hybrid-electric vehicles

Mar 22, 2019    OEM

In a move solidifying the collaboration and sharing of resources between the two Japanese carmakers, Toyota has announced that it will begin manufacturing Suzuki’s new hybrid, Corolla Wagon, at its plant in Burnaston, Derbyshire.

Porsche unveils the 2020 Cayenne Coupe

Mar 21, 2019    Vehicle Launch

Porsche is extending the Cayenne model line to include a new Coupe body style. The highlights of the new model include sharper lines with a redesigned rear section, an adaptive rear spoiler, individual rear seats, and either a panoramic fixed glass roof fitted as standard, or an optional carbon fibre roof.

TecAlliance buys JNPSoft to strengthen its position in North America

Mar 21, 2019    Supply Chain

TecAlliance has purchased the Canadian software supplier JNPSoft. The company, based in Montreal and led by Nat Di Censo and Jacques Michel, is one of the leading suppliers of product information software (PIM) in Canada and the US.

Ford ropes in former Amazon executive Tim Stone as CFO

Mar 21, 2019    People

Ford Motor Company announced that Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks plans to retire from the company at the end of 2019. He will be succeeded by Tim Stone, an accomplished finance executive who served 20 years at Amazon Inc., and as CFO of Snap Inc.

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