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SMMT: New government fund breaks barrier to auto supplier growth

A new £24 million government fund is set to give UK-based automotive suppliers a welcome boost as they look to grow their businesses. Announced today by Business Minister Michael Fallon at SMMT’s Meet the Buyer event at ExCeL London, the Tooling Funding Programme will help component manufacturers design, develop and manufacture new ...

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Four billion Bosch MEMS sensors

Key technology for the internet of things Technological trends: a greater range of measurable variables and increased intelligence After cars and smart phones, now the internet of things is driving market growth Every second smart phone worldwide uses Bosch sensors Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) sensors are indispensable in cars and smart ...

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Chrysler makes the move to stop/start standard

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Emissions standards are getting tougher and OEMs are constantly battling to make savings where they can, while improving fuel economy. Aside from developing alternative powertrains, OEMs are looking into ways of improving conventional diesel and gasoline engines, which look set to be the dominant powertrain for the foreseeable future. Chrysler ...

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Euro NCAP latest round of crash tests

The Small Family Citroën C-Elysée and his twin Peugeot 301 achieved 3 stars overall rating, the same result for the Renault Megane Hatch  with 3 stars according to the 2014 protocol. In the Small MPV category the VW Golf Sportsvan scored 5 stars and is fitted with Autonomous Emergency Braking.  The supermini MG3 scored 3 stars, while the  Ford Tourneo ...

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Nissan announces senior management appointment

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that Philippe Guérin-Boutaud, currently division general manager, LCV Business Unit, will be appointed corporate vice president in charge of the Global LCV Business Unit, effective July 1, 2014.

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Navistar Class 8 vehicle achieves 5% fuel economy improvement


Navistar, Inc. today announced its International® ProStar® linehaul and regional haul tractors are now available with the company’s 13-liter engine and Eaton Fuller Advantage™ Series Automated 10-speed transmission. The new ProStar offering delivers up to five percent in fuel economy improvement. “The increased availability of automated transmissions helps us address the driver shortage ...

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Reis enters into joint venture with Yawei

The Reis GmbH & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik, a subsidiary of KUKA AG concludes a joint venture with Jiangsu Yawei Machine Tool Co., Ltd. in China. Due to the merger Yawei receives product licenses of Reis linear robots for the Asian market. On 24 June 2014 the two companies agreed on ...

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