Euro NCAP releases safety ratings for seven new vehicles

May 22, 2019    OEM

Euro NCAP published the safety ratings of seven new vehicles, among which three have made their first appearance this year: Audi’s first fully electric model, the e-tron, Volkswagen T-Roc’s smaller brother the T-Cross and the hybrid Lexus UX. Euro NCAP also released the results of the new Mazda 3, the Renault Clio V, and the latest Toyota Corolla and RAV4. All seven cars achieved the maximum five-star rating against the latest test requirements.

ACEA reacts to Trump's statement on auto imports to the US

May 22, 2019    OEM

Reacting to the declaration by the US President on the imports of cars and parts into the United States, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has re-iterated its opposition to any trade-restrictive measures that are incompatible with WTO rules.

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.

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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.

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.

GM honours its suppliers at its 27th Annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony

May 19, 2019    OEM

General Motors recognised 133 of its best suppliers from around the globe during its 27th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony in Warren, Michigan. More than half of the suppliers are repeat winners from 2018.

Geely opens R&D centre in Germany

May 17, 2019    OEM

Geely Auto Group, China’s leading privately-owned automotive company, has formally opened a new research and development facility at Raunheim, Germany, to accelerate innovation in new propulsion systems and next-generation mobility technology.

Six start-ups join Volkswagen’s Incubator programme

May 16, 2019    OEM

Six new start-ups have been decided on for the founders programme in the Future Mobility Incubator at the Gläserne Manufaktur in Dresden. The winners of the final pitch were the following start-ups: AVILOO from Vienna, Kopernikus from Berlin, NAVENTIK from Chemnitz, Visualix from Berlin, home-IX UG from Stuttgart and LiGenium from Chemnitz.

Seat plans to achieve a 60% reduction in production waste by 2025

May 16, 2019    OEM

Seat has announced that it is focussing its environmental improvement actions this year on reducing waste. Over the past 8 years, Seat has managed to generate 34% less waste in its facilities, and in the next few months is going to implement measures designed to reduce production waste by up to 60% in the next six years.

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