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    American Axle gains hybrid and electric driveline contract with Qoros

    American Axle, which in February 2012 acquired full control of e-AAM Driveline Systems based in Trollhättan, Sweden, previously a joint venture between the company and Saab Automobile, has confirmed that it has won a new driveline systems contract with Qoros Auto. The contract is for the supply of a driveline…

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    Opel revives Monza with new focus on connectivity, efficiency

    GM’s Opel/Vauxhall brands are breathing new life into an old name with the unveiling of the new Monza Concept. The car will make its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, but the OEM is releasing some preliminary images. “We’ve bundled all our targets together in the Opel…

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    Leicester research brings brain work to alertness monitoring

    Developments in capturing data on brain activity and eye movement from the UK promise considerable advances in automotive safety technology. A number of systems geared at addressing driver fatigue are already on the market. Volvo Cars was one of the first on the scene with its Driver Alert Control, which

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    Suppliers set for EU wiring harness cartel fines

    Three Japanese suppliers and one European company are reported to be on the verge of being fined by EU authorities for cartel activities in the supply of wiring harness systems, part of a wide-ranging investigation by anti-trust bodies in Europe, Japan and the US into price fixing in parts of

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    Mobileye raises fresh capital as ADAS growth accelerates

    The true significance of auto suppliers with relatively low public profiles has again been highlighted with the confirmation by Netherlands-based Mobileye NV that it is raising US$400m of new equity from five financial investors. While OEMs and leading global Tier 1 suppliers have a highly visible presence in the safety…

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    PSA and Bosch premiere OpEneR technologies

    Driven by the ongoing desire to boost the range of hybrid and electric vehicles, PSA Peugeot Citroen and Bosch have used the occasion of the International Environmentally Responsible Car Show (RIVE) in Alès, France to premiere some of the results of their Optimal Energy Consumption and Recovery solution (OpEneR) research.

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    GWM & STMicroelectronics sign strategic cooperation agreement

    Great Wall signs more strategic co-op deals

    Semiconductor manufacturer STMicroelectronics (STM) has entered into a strategic partnership with Chinese SUV and pick-up manufacturer Great Wall Motor (GWM). The two have also established a joint development laboratory at GWM’s Technical Center. This laboratory will conduct work on automotive systems. The two companies will work together on automotive electronics…

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    Woong-Chul Yang, Hyundai at ESV 2013

    OEMs debate driverless cars and driver assistance at ESV 2013

    Tristan Honeywill reports on the key safety topics debated at ESV 2013

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    HUD market heats up with rising tech demand

    Suppliers of head-up displays are poised to ride the rising wave of infotainment system growth. As consumers increasingly demand more automated technology in their vehicles, the market for supporting systems will grow dramatically. In particular, demand for head-up displays (HUDs) should rocket. IHS Automotive predicts that the percent of global

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    COMMENT: The connected car needs to be more personalised

    BY IAN FODDERING. Developments in technology have sent customer expectations soaring, and, as a result, immediacy and personalisation have become key in the automotive industry. Consumers expect to be able to access and source information immediately, and when it comes to researching, buying, driving and servicing our vehicles, it’s

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    Megatrends Magazine Q2 - featured

    Have you downloaded your free copy of Megatrends magazine?

    The Q2 2013 edition of Automotive World's Megatrends magazine is available now

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    Ford eyes burgeoning connectivity segment in China

    Ford is keen to tap the nascent connectivity segment in China and is currently displaying its latest technology offerings at Mobile Asia Expo. In fact, it is the only vehicle manufacturer to participate in the Connected City exhibition during the event (June 26-28). A key step in this move involves…

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    Pandora hits in-car milestone

    Internet-based radio provider Pandora is making steady headway into the automotive segment and increasingly attracting customers from more traditional radio stations. The company has said that its number of in-car listeners in the US has passed the 2.5 million mark. It is offered by 23 automotive brands and eight aftermarket

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