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Toyota breaks ground at new North American headquarters
By ABR Staff Writer
Toyota has broken ground at its new North American headquarters to be built at the intersection of Headquarters Drive and Palomino Crossing in Plano, Texas.
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Bristol MetroBus scheme gets £27m for expansion
By ABR Staff Writer
Bristol MetroBus scheme has been funded £27m by the UK government to boost the existing bus services.
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Car production in Venezuela hits all time low
By ABR Staff Writer
Venezuela has hit an all time low in vehicle production, which fell to a 19,759 units representing a drop of 72.5%.
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Fiat Chrysler introduces 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel pick up truck
By ABR Staff Writer
Fiat Chrysler has unveiled the 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel pick up truck with performance updates along with new exterior and interior design.
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Hyundai unveils Santa Cruz crossover truck concept
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At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Hyundai has introduced Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept which targets the new generation of buyers.
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Audi and INRIX debut online traffic services
Audi and INRIX, Inc. have partnered to help drivers better tackle the challenges of daily driving with the introduction of INRIX XD Traffic services to Audi vehicles in North America, available in model year 2015 Audi vehicles with Audi connect.
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FCA recalls 66,800 vehicles in US to fix ignition fault
By ABR Staff Writer
FCA US is recalling 66,819 older-model pickup trucks with manual transmissions to replace their faulty clutch ignition interlock switches.
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BYD chairman increases stake to 23% after stocks slump
By ABR Staff Writer
Chinese carmaker BYD has announced that its chairman Wang Chuanfu has bought additional shares, raising his stake in the company to 23.1%.
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FCA US to invest $266m in Kokomo Transmission Plant
By ABR Staff Writer
North American automaker FCA US has announced plans to invest additional $266m in its Kokomo Transmission Plant in Indiana to increase capacity of the fuel-efficient TorqueFlite transmission.
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Umicore to build automotive catalyst plant in Thailand
By ABR Staff Writer
Belgium based materials technology company Umicore is planning to construct a new facility in Hemaraj, Thailand which will produce emission control catalysts for light duty vehicles.
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Japanese automakers to recall more vehicles over Takata air bag issue
By ABR Staff Writer
Japanese automakers Honda Motor, Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors are set to recall more than half a million cars worldwide over issues related with Takata made air bag inflators.
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BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer to step down in 2015
By ABR Staff Writer
BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer is planning to step down in May 2015 to make way for Harald Krueger, who is presently the production chief of the company.
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International Truck launches ProStar ES fuel efficiency package
International Truck today announced a new fuel efficiency package for the International ProStar—the International ProStar ES.
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Opel to close Bochum plant in Germany after 52 years of operation
By ABR Staff Writer
Opel is closing down its Bochum plant in Germany after 52 years of operation as the company looks to streamline cost in its European unit.
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SEAT hires 150 employees in Martorell factory
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SEAT is currently experiencing a moment of significant growth and is poised to employ 150 new employees recruited through temporary work agencies to meet increasing demand at the Martorell factory. These workers will be joining the company with a new contract starting 7 January in addition to the 200 whose names were added to the SEAT payroll last October.
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EFD Induction is one of the world's largest and best known developers and builders of induction heating solutions for the global automotive industry. Particularly strong in the area of induction hardening of auto components, EFD Induction also has a proven track record in devising bonding, brazing and pre- and post-heat systems for automotive customers.... Design & Production > Automobile Manufacturing > Suppliers
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Side Impact Analysis of a Passenger Bus using ANSYS/LS-DYNA By IDAC
The purpose of this project was to simulate the side impact of a car into a bus, in order to evaluate the amount of energy absorption by the bus, as well as the amount of side intrusion that could be anticipated. This has an effect on the level of occupant safety. The analysis required the use of ANSYS/LS-DYNA.... Design & Production > Automobile Manufacturing > White Papers Automated Optimisation of Connecting Rod By IDAC
IDAC were required by their client to develop automated macros to carry out design optimisation of connecting rods using the ANSYS program. Due to market competitiveness it was important for the client to be able to produce an optimised preliminary design (with a minimum weight in as short a time as possible). The objective of the work was to develop a customised procedure for the client to carry out rapid optimisation of preliminary connecting rod designs.... Design & Production > Automobile Manufacturing > White Papers Trocellen Lightweight Interior Trim By Trocellen
The Trocellen lightweight sandwich for interior trim offers a wide range of new application possibilities. Its thermforming behaviours allows complex geometries, the décor layer can be laminated without additional glue onto the carrier (PO foam).... Design & Production > Automobile Manufacturing > White Papers Trocellen Light Weight Composites By Trocellen
New, innovative light weight solutions are essential to react to the increasing pressure of the automotive industry to reduce CO2 emissions. This white paper details the range of foam composites on offer from Trocellen.... Design & Production > Automobile Manufacturing > White Papers Trocellen Door water shield By Trocellen
Door water shields made of Trocellen Polyolefin foam are used in classic door structures as wet and dry boundary sealing. Download the white paper to read about the characteristics and advantages.... Design & Production > Automobile Manufacturing > White Papers See more
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