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Volvo Car UK marks International Women’s Day by joining the UK Automotive 30% Club

Volvo Car UK and the UK Automotive 30% Club are pleased to be able to mark International Women’s Day by announcing Volvo’s new membership of the club.

ERM Advanced Telematics launches easy to install UBI products to help car insurers price policies

ERM Advanced Telematics is launching three new products that will help insurance companies to determine the price of car insurance policies

Automotive Spare-parts Distributor FTZ Chooses RELEX to Ensure High Availability

FTZ replaces legacy system to get more efficiency, better process support and to guarantee high availability throughout the entire organization.

Andretti Autosport Shifts into High Performance Additive Manufacturing with Stratasys

Multi-year collaboration agreement builds on decades of experience, empowering Stratasys customers with FDM technology to win in competitive racing

Autotalks’ C-V2X Capabilities to be Demonstrated by HARMAN at CES 2019

Autotalks was selected by HARMAN International to provide the V2X chipset for its Telematics platform which will be showcased at CES® 2019

Samsung’s Exynos Auto V9 to Power Next-generation Platform for Audi’s In-vehicle Infotainment System

Samsung introduces its first auto-branded Exynos processor that offers eight powerful A76 cores, premium audio features and built-in safety measures

TEDA: Driving Smart Auto Manufacturing in China

A big investment by German car giant Volkswagen in northern China’s Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) earlier this year

Audi’s Autonomous Intelligent Driving Teams Up With Luminar

Audi´s startup, AID is the center of excellence for urban autonomous driving in the Volkswagen Group

TDK Showcases Solutions for Automotive, AR/VR, IoT, Mobile and Wearables at CES 2019

Solutions are showcased in real-world applications such as AR/VR, automotive, drones, sound systems, wearables and more.

Bosch presents tomorrow's mobility today

Bosch is developing systems and components for automating, connecting, and electrifying shuttles

Black Country manufacturer secures £100k investment to deliver JLR contract

Investment will allow the firm to develop specialist tools for the manufacture of JLR components and continue to expand its product lines

ERM Telematics to fulfill the demand for telematics solutions in Latin America

ERM Advanced Telematics Targets Stolen Vehicle Recovery and Fleet Management

IoT in the European Automotive Market: Forecast to 2023 - A $30+ Billion Opportunity

According to the report, the Europe IoT in automotive market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.62%

Autotalks Expands into China with its Truly Secure LTE-V2X Solution

Autotalks, a world leader in V2X (Vehicle to Everything) communication solutions, is expanding its operations to China

Study Shows Britain’s Thriving Component Industry Will Ensure UK Car Plants Won’t Stall Following a No-deal

UK automotive manufacturers needn’t fear being hit by unexpected delays or new tariffs imposed on EU-sourced components following a no-deal Brexit

Wind River Advances Automotive OTA Technology With Differential System

Wind River announced enhancements to Wind River Edge Sync, including differential system technology that enables the smallest differential update

Optimus Ride Selects NVIDIA DRIVE AGX Xavier for Autonomous Vehicle Fleet

High-performance, energy-efficient compute solution from NVIDIA helps Optimus Ride on its mission to full autonomy

Knights in Armour, Robots and Lasers: Ford is First to Fully Automate Process Makes All-New Focus Safest Yet

First fully automated process modernises ancient blacksmith techniques, using furnaces, robots and lasers to craft car parts

Cypress Instrument Cluster Solution Enables Yazaki to Bring Rich Graphics to Automotive Market

Computing, Storage and Power Management ICs Combine to Enhance User Experience for Leading American Car Maker

Wind River and TTTech Auto Collaborate to Advance Autonomous Driving Applications

Wind River announced that it has provided its VxWorks real-time operating system to power the latest versions of MotionWise

Global IIoT Market in the Automotive Industry 2017-2021- Adoption of Virtual Reality Drives Growth

The decreasing cost of sensors is one of the key drivers for the IIoT market.

PPG to Acquire Automotive Refinish Products Manufacturer SEM Products, Inc.

PPG today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire SEM Products, a U.S.-based manufacturer of automotive refinish products

Ford Selects Wind River Over-the-Air Update Technology

Wind River announced that Ford Motor Company is using Wind River over-the-air (OTA) update technology.

Eurotech helps take the supercar Vertigo into the clouds

In the high-octane world of supercars, technical enhancements can have a big impact.

IDEMIA and Altran Team up to Present a New Assisted Driving Car Concept

IDEMIA and Altran are teaming up to develop a new user experience based on driverless vehicles interacting with the human environment

Global IoT in Automotive Market to be Worth USD 104.16 Bn by 2023

Research On Global Markets, a global market research firm, published a report on the global IoT in automotive market today.

SMMT quality management conference for regulatory and technological challenges facing automotive manufacturing

The British motor industry is set to benefit from a new two-day conference aimed at improving quality across the automotive supply chain.


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Machine Learning Makes Mercedes-Benz Dream Car a Reality

There’s a supremely easy way to find the Mercedes-Benz of your dreams on the horizon, and I watched its premiere at the SAPPHIRE NOW

Lectra unlocks the real value of automotive manufacturing data

Business networking event on the future of leather interiors brings together over 100 attendees from 16 countries

World's largest automotive interiors supplier adopts Lectra’s agile high-volume fabric-cutting solution

China-based Yanfeng Global Automotive Interiors improves cutting precision with Lectra’s Vector® iX6

ANSYS to acquire OPTICAL Simulation leader OPTIS

Acquisition will extend ANSYS’ portfolio to physics-based optical simulation and enhance ANSYS’ sensor simulation capabilities for autonomous vehicles

TGW realises first Mustang project in China

HELLA has ordered an automatic mini-load warehouse from TGW Logistics for a new intralogistics centre in Shanghai

Dual and Lectra enter into long-term partnership to develop Korean automotive supplier’s competitive advantage

Lectra to help Korean supplier develop its fabric seating and airbag businesses alongside Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group’s expanded operations

Richard Childress Racing Leverages Ansys To Improve Racecar Speeds

Multi-year partnership agreement fast-tracks RCR’s aerodynamics and engineering programs

Guangzan fuels rapid growth with leaner operations and increased productivity

Seeking to improve profitability, the China-based automotive trim cover and headrest supplier turned to Lectra to digitalize fabric-cutting processes

Lectra appoints Holger Max-Lang as Managing Director of Lectra Central & Eastern Europe region, Russia

Holger Max-Lang’s role is to support fashion & apparel, automotive and furniture companies in the region as they embrace Industry 4.0

Lectra appoints Akihiko Tanaka as Managing Director of Lectra Japan

Akihiko Tanaka’s role is to support Lectra’s Japanese customers as they undergo the transformation towards Industry 4.0

New branding identity for Lectra

Resolutely reflecting the digital era, Lectra’s new branding identity is inspired by Lectra’s strategy, customer-focused and anchored in Industry 4.0

ANSYS Simulation Technology Enables Ferrari To Race Past The Competition

Racing team leverages ANSYS solutions to win Manufacturers’ and Drivers’ WEC World Championships

Alcorta ensures full traceability of automotive components with Zetes’ serialisation solution

Alcorta Forging Group effectively manages unit-level traceability and has complete visibility on its supply chain

HMT supports fast-paced growth with advanced FocusQuantum for OPW and flat fabric

Implementation of the technologically advanced FocusQuantum laser airbag cutting solution has enabled HMT to consolidate its number-one ranking

K3 Syspro and Anota work seamlessly to provide efficiencies for Auto-Sleepers

Auto-Sleepers chose to use Anota’s DocuWare system to manage its document workflow

The Digital Age Is Already Here, Especially in the Automotive Industry

At the IAA fair in Germany, SAP features smart mobility in metropolitan areas and provides solutions for environmental zones and e-car fleets.

Daifuku launches IoT control range for OEMs

Daifuku’s control division Contec has launched a family of monitoring and control systems specifically designed for the automotive sector

Lectra appoints Rodrigo Siza, Regional Director of Spain and Portugal

Rodrigo Siza will develop new regional synergies to support local fashion, automotive and furniture businesses

Paint it black

How Daifuku is helping OEMs achieve flexibility and quality in the paint shop

Frost & Sullivan Confers Lectra's Versalis® Digital Leather Cutting Solution with Product Leadership Award

Lectra’s Versalis Boosts Automotive Leather Suppliers’ Overall Productivity with Fully Integrated, Digitalized Approach to Automotive Leather Cutting

SAP S/4HANA Powers Healthy Water, Cool Places to Eat, Connected Cars, Safe Homes

Clean water, good food, secure homes and sustainable transportation are among the basics we count on every day.

GateHouse Logistics Joins Panel at Automotive Leaders Summit

Joins panel to discuss future transportation and the impact on the supply chain

Lectra supports world-leading automotive supplier’s airbag operations launch

Lectra’s top-of-the-line FocusQuantum® FT6K laser airbag cutters to equip German airbag manufacturer’s new cutting room

Enhanced Infor CloudSuite Automotive Gains Honda Certification

Update Delivers Enhanced Line Side Labeling, Shipment Fulfillment, Repetitive Manufacturing and Quality Management Capabilities

Lectra helps automotive suppliers leverage Industry 4.0 opportunity

Leather interior suppliers get a glimpse into connected manufacturing at Lectra’s “Go Digital: What Industry 4.0 Means for Automotive Leather” event

Datalogic Scanners Help Fullers Logistics achieve 99.93% of KPIs

Datalogic congratulates Fullers Logistics Ltd for achieving 99.93% of KPIs at its automotive fulfilment warehouse with the help of a Datalogic bar code scanning solution

Hirschmann Automotive turns to Industry Expert AXIT

Digitalizing supplier logistics drives down procurement and process costs

Sequential Delivery Provided by inconsoWMS Automotive

Müller – Die lila Logistik Deutschland GmbH provides sophisticated logistics services for customers of diverse industries.

Ambitious Long-Distance Just-in-Sequence Tracking Solution Planned

GateHouse Logistics have entered into a joint agreement with Magna International to set up a Long Distance Just in Sequence (LD-JIS) tracking solution for new vehicle programs at Magna’s Steyr facility in Graz, Austria.

Digital Automotive Project Wins Technology Competition

BLG LOGISTICS, jointly with Bosch, the Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics (BIBA), GS1 Germany and queo, has won a technology competition set by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy with a digital lighthouse project for the automobile industry.

Gruppo Mastrotto Accelerates Digital Transformation with Lectra

Italy’s Gruppo Mastrotto, the leading tannery in Europe, has turned to Lectra for its digital transformation in leather cutting.

Innovative Camera Solutions Promise Truck Drivers ‘Extra Pair of Eyes’

Orlaco is this week presenting its innovative CornerEye truck solutions at IAA Hanover.

Implico Promises Innovative Downstream Solutions in Singapore

The Implico Group has said it will be at the Tank Storage Asia exhibition in Singapore (September 27-28, 2016).

Laziale Interni Auto harnesses the power of the digital cutting value chain with a second Versalis®

The Italian leather cut parts specialist’s new digital cutting room will enable it to meet its continuous innovation goals and drive productivity

SAP RFNO Solution Wins Friends at Major Retail Petroleum Fair

UNITI expo 2016, the leading European trade fair for the retail petroleum sector saw service station operators, mineral oil companies, suppliers and service providers come together last week in Stuttgart to share ideas, catch up with recent developments and make new contacts.

GM Names Manhattan Associates a 2015 Supplier of the Year

Manhattan Associates Inc has been selected as a 2015 Supplier of the Year by General Motors (GM). The annual award recognises GM’s global suppliers who have delivered superior service and made significant contributions to the company.

ECA Moves Up the Leather Value Chain With Zero-Buffer Cutting

Seeking to increase their yield of leather cut parts while also reducing labour, the Belgian automotive supplier achieved hide efficiency of up to 80% following investment in Lectra’s Versalis® cutting solution.

Vantage Power Takes Cloud on the Road with Infor

Retrofit hybrid engine provider Vantage Power, has successfully deployed Infor CloudSuite™ Industrial.

Transport Barometer: "Golden Autumn" Falls Flat

The economic climate cooled off significantly at the turn of the year as a result of faltering economic data in Europe, the refugee crisis and pessimistic shippers which also had an impact on the TimoCom transport barometer.

General Motors Renews Plum Logistics Contract

General Motors UK Ltd has extended its long-term relationship with XPO Logistics in a three-year contract renewal for the distribution of its Vauxhall automotive aftermarket parts in the UK, including its SHARPNet web portal

“Cloud produces Intelligent Supply Chains” – White Paper

The use of cloud-based IT platforms in the automotive industry leads to significant improvements of results of cooperation between manufacturers and suppliers

Zanini Moves its Management System to the Cloud with Infor CloudSuite Automotive

Infor’s cloud-based solution facilitates collaboration and improves response capacity

Telogis Apps for iOS Transform the Lives of Mobile Workers

Telogis delivers gamification, truck-specific navigation and compliance apps to improve safety and overall productivity

Mario Levi Increases Production and Agility with Lectra

The Italian tannery and automotive leather interiors supplier chooses lectra to help the company make the move to automated cutting.

Jaama Creates New Business Analyst Post As Expansion Continues

Jaama, the leading fleet management software supplier, has made a further appointment with the creation of a new role within its Key2 development team.

Intelligent Telematics Launches Fleet Safety Reporting That Combines Driver Behaviour Data and Vehicle Camera Footage for the First Time

Intelligent Telematics, the leading provider of 3G vehicle camera and tracking systems, has introduced a Safety League Table to allow road transport operators to monitor the best and worst performing drivers within their fleet.

MyMiX: Engaging and involving drivers to encourage better driving performance

MiX Telematics is strengthening its MiX Fleet Manager solution with the addition of MyMiX

AGM Telematics announce the release of their FREE routeMASTER mobile app

AGM Telematics, the fleet management and vehicle tracking solutions provider, has updated its popular and market-proven app and is offering the device free-of-charge to all routeMASTER users.

EnviroVent cuts annual fuel costs by £36,000 using TomTom Telematics to improve driver behaviour

EnviroVent is making annual fuel savings of £36,000 by cutting fuel consumption by 10 per cent using TomTom Telematics technology to improve fleet driver behaviour.

PodsystemM2M helps Local Motion in its Mission to Create the Largest Network of Connected Vehicles on the Planet

PodsystemM2M, the expert in multi-network data SIMs for the M2M and IoT industries, has today announced that its Best Signal, Multi Network SIM cards have been selected by Local Motion for their keyless fleet management devices.

Colo21 Now Offers Real-Time Tracking, Scan-on-Delivery and POD Management for Free

Transport companies are from now on able to take advantage of this innovative smartphone app without any fixed or variable costs

Bertrandt SAS adopts Lectra’s 3D design solution for car seat development and prototyping

Lectra’s expertise and advanced 3D technology help Bertrandt SAS optimize development of automotive seats

AGM routeMASTER and Green MotorSport ride European WAVE

Green MotorSport, the electric vehicle technology innovator, is preparing for its annual drive across the heart of Europe powered by solar energy, in the World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE) and will be monitored all the way in real-time by AGM’s routeMASTER vehicle tracking system.

Carlson Vehicle Transfer selects Intelligent Telematics for 3G camera solution

Carlson Vehicle Transfer (CVT), a leading provider road transport and logistics services to the automotive industry, has adopted a 3G camera solution from Intelligent Telematics designed to minimise insurance costs, reduce accident rates and support driver training.

AXIT publishes Success Model for Procurement Processes in the Automotive Industry

Standardized IT Processes for increased Transparency in Supply Processes

Johnson Controls renews strategic partnership agreement with Lectra

Lectra will be Johnson Controls' sole supplier for high ply trim fabric cutting

Adblue® And What It Means For Car Fleets Using SCR Technology

Venson takes the confusion out of AdBlue® and its warning lights system

Ferrari Cruises To Victory Using Ansys Simulation

Racing team leverages engineering simulation to earn its 17th world endurance title

Titan races ahead with methodical approach to ERP implementation

Specialist component manufacturer Titan is experiencing immediate business value after implementation of an advanced, tailored SYSPRO Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system was brought forward by K3 Syspro (K3).

Microlise Welcomes Senior Team From Tata Motors In UK Visit

Microlise, the market leading transport management systems provider, has welcomed a delegation of senior management from Indian company Tata Motors, one of the world’s largest truck manufacturers.

Automotive Supplier Mubea bundles Transports worldwide via AX4

The automotive supplier Mubea (Muhr und Bender KG) has succeeded in clearly increasing flexibility, service quality and reliability through modern information management.

Empirica Supports New Model At Andrew Page

Leading automotive trade supplier Andrew Page introduced the Empirica warehouse management system from Chess when it opened a new national distribution centre (NDC) in 2012 to support business growth and new ways of working.

Autoliv Europe Will Use Dassault Systèmes for Lean Logistics

Autoliv Europe, a leader in automotive safety systems, will use DELMIA Apriso to manage and continuously improve manufacturing logistics operations across their enterprise.

TrustFord Takes Performance Up a Gear with Infor

Infor d/EPM Implemented Across 65 Sites to Accelerate Reporting and Sharpen Decision Making

Infor helps Ferrari to Accelerate Supply Chain Planning

Infor Sales & Operations Planning set to Help Drive 40% Improvement in Supply Chain Performance

Geodis Wilson Sponsors Premier Global Automotive Logistics Conference in the USA

Geodis Wilson, one of the world’s leading freight management companies, will be a Silver sponsor at this year’s Global Automotive Logistics conference in the United States.

WITNESS Supports New Plant Design for Kia Motors

Lanner’s Predictive Simulation Platform Models Throughput Capacity for South Korean Car Manufacturer

Mitsubishi Brazil Chooses the HighJump Warehouse Management Solution for Distribution and Manufacturing Sites

Automaker will improve efficiencies and visibility in a complex, dynamic production environment

Infor Announces Implementation Accelerator for Automotive Suppliers

Flexible Solution to Reduce Risk and Decrease Cost of Deployment

Infor Unveils Automotive Exchange for SyteLine

Global EDI System Delivers Enhanced Capabilities, Connectivity and UI

Datalogic secures logistics and tracking for automotive safety systems leader, Autoliv, with the installation of over 600 mobile computers

Datalogic, a global leader in Automatic Data Capture and Industrial Automation markets and producer of bar code readers, mobile computers, sensors, vision systems and laser marking systems, has deployed more than 600 Datalogic mobile computers for automotive safety systems manufacturer, Autoliv, across its European plants.

Infor CloudSuite™ Available for the Automotive Industry

Cloud Access Provides Reduced Total Cost of Ownership, Built-in Globalisation Support and a Faster Time to Value

The Best-In Class Bar Code Reader Gets Better With Three New Upgrades

Datalogic’s Matrix 300™ image-based based bar code reader is now equipped with new features that secure its position as the most cost-effective, compact and robust solution available on the market today.