Toyota to introduce Autopilot driverless vehicles to its Australian warehouse in 2020

May 22, 2019    Supply Chain

Toyota Australia together with Toyota Material Handling Australia and Toyota Fleet Management will be introducing a fleet of autonomous Autopilot vehicles in to its Altona warehouse from its operation start in 2020.

GM Canada to make an investment of C$170 million in its Oshawa plant

May 21, 2019    OEM

General Motors Canada and Unifor, Canada’s largest union in the private sector, announced that they have reached a “Transformation Agreement” that will transition the GM Oshawa Assembly operations to parts manufacturing and advanced vehicle testing.

New Actros rolls off the production line at the Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant

May 21, 2019    OEM

At the Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant, the sapphire-blue Actros 1851 LS 4x2 was the first customer vehicle to roll off the production line. Stefan Buchner, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Gerald Jank, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks Operations, and Dr Matthias Jurytko, Head of Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant, accompanied the series production start of the Mercedes-Benz flagship truck together with the production team in the Palatinate town of Wörth.

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Volkswagen now offers a powerful V8 diesel option for the Touareg

May 21, 2019    Vehicle Launch

The most powerful Volkswagen in the current model range is now available to order: the Touareg V8 TDI. At 310 kW / 421 PS, it’s one of the most powerful SUVs with a diesel engine in Germany.

Micro-Epsilon launches inline and robot-mounted 3D inspection system

May 21, 2019    Supply Chain

Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon has launched a 3D non-contact surface inspection system for defect detection and for inspecting the aesthetic appearance of non-reflecting (matt, unpainted, plastic and bare metal) surfaces. The turnkey system enables fast, reliable 100% surface inspection and can be integrated directly into processing/assembly lines or on robots.

Hyundai opens new Cylinder Head Machining plant

May 21, 2019    OEM

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and other elected officials joined Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC (HMMA), in a celebration of the grand opening of HMMA’s cylinder head machining plant.

Constellium to supply aluminium body sheets for Groupe PSA's vans

May 21, 2019    Tier Suppliers

Constellium N.V. announced that it is the supplier of aluminium Auto Body Sheet for the hood of Groupe PSA’s New Peugeot Partner and New Citroën Berlingo Van, International Vans of the Year 2019, as well as the new Peugeot Rifter.

Audi launches the Q5 55 TFSI e quattro PHEV

May 21, 2019    Vehicle Launch

Audi is proceeding full-steam ahead with its electrification offensive. The Audi Q5 55 TFSI e quattro with 270 kW (367 hp) system output is the first of the new plug-in models from Audi.

BASF launches ultra-thin films made of Ultrason for automotive applications

May 20, 2019    Technology

Films can now be made as thin as 5 microns without compromising performance and strength, thanks to polyarylsulfone Ultrason from BASF.

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