Friday, 17 March 2017

VW uses Hololens to design cars of future

Volkswagen’s Virtual Engineering Laboratory in Wolfsburg is using augmented and virtual reality techniques to design cars of the future.

Friday, 10 March 2017

VW and Tata Motors to explore cooperation

Volkswagen AG and Tata Motors Ltd. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at exploring long-term strategic cooperation in clearly-defined fields.

JLR to boost its design, engineering resources

Fuelled by success at home and overseas, Jaguar Land Rover Automotive (JLRA) is boosting in engineering resources at Gaydon, the former home of sibling BL Technology Ltd in the days of British Leyland.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Navistar has woes but Clarke remains bullish

Navistar International Corporation has announced a first quarter 2017 net loss of $62 million, compared to a first quarter 2016 net loss of $33 million.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Cummins to have new 12-litre I6 by 2018?

According to Cummins Inc. is working on a new engine, the X12, that will be available in 2018.

China and US markets bolsters JLR

JaguarLandRover (JLR), the UK's leading manufacturer of premium luxury vehicles reported its best February retail sales figure of 40,978 vehicles, up nine per cent on February 2016, driven by strong sales performances in China and North America.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

When is a new engine a new engine?

Journalists are frequently criticised for highlighting the ‘smoke and mirrors’ marketing departments use to create something new that is not really new at all.

Ford explores large-part 3D printing

Ford is exploring how large one-piece car parts could be printed for prototyping and future production vehicles. It claims it is the first automaker to pilot the Stratasys Infinite Build 3D printer.

Monday, 6 March 2017

PSA-GM: The final solution?

It is quite clear that executives of General Motors Europe and PSA Group have been working behind the scenes for quite some time in secret to cobble together a deal to off-load General Motors’ Europe (GME) vehicle-making operations.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Uncertain times ahead for Bridgend Plant

It looks as though Ford Motor Company is set to reduce its workforce at the Bridgend Engine Plant in south Wales, UK, by 2021 as Dragon begins to show its teeth and JLR pulls out.

VW-Navistar: Full steam ahead

Expect some changes at Navistar International Corporation now that two top Volkswagen AG executives are on board the train following the authorities‘ approval of Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH's stake in U.S. partner Navistar International Corporation.

Monday, 27 February 2017

International launches A26 for Class 8 trucks

International Truck yesterday used the AMC annual meeting and exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee, to launch its 'new' CGI-based A26 engine for the US Class 8 heavy-duty truck market at the 2017.

Renault-Nissan expand driverless fleet activities

Another automaker is expanding the driverless vehicle bandwagon. Renault-Nissan Alliance and Transdev have signed up to a research contract to develop mobility services system for self-driving vehicles. In so doing they are to jointly develop driverless vehicle fleet system for future public and on-demand transportation.

Working to mitigate HMMWV rollover

Ricardo Defense Systems, LLC, and LIFT - Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow, a Manufacturing USA institute, have launched a $7.5 million joint project to address persistent rollover issues related to the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV).

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Is PSA now set to “push-for-pass” on Proton?

For the third year, the PSA Group has achieved growth of the Automotive division operating margin to 6 per cent 5% in 2015; growth in vehicle sales to 3.15 million, up 5.8 per cent; and growth of its net financial position due to €2.7 billion free cash flow; and finally a group recurring operating income up 18 per cent compared with 2015 of €3,235 million.