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2019 automotive styling shades trendbook launched

Clariant's biennial global Automotive Trendbook presents the colour areas that will play a role in the automotive industry in the future.

31 May 2017

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Ford evaluates viability of bamboo in vehicle interiors

Over the past several years, Ford has worked with suppliers to evaluate the viability of using bamboo in vehicle interiors and to make extra strong parts by combining it with plastic

4 May 2017

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TMNA appoints new group VP, chief compliance officer

Jacqueline M. Thomas has been appointed group vice president, chief compliance officer for Toyota Motor North America (TMNA)

17 Feb 2017

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In-vehicle infotainment to dominate M2M data traffic

A new study from Juniper Research has found that new in-vehicle infotainment services such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will generate

29 Jul 2016

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Honda to recall 20 million more Takata airbags

Honda Motor will recall an additional 20 million Takata-made airbags globally, a newspaper said on Sunday, in a widening scandal that has led to the biggest auto recall in US history

9 May 2016

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GM buys self-driving technology startup Cruise

General Motors said it is buying automated driving technology startup Cruise Automation to boost its efforts to develop self-driving cars. Cruise, founded in San Francisco by a group of robotics experts

14 Mar 2016

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Daimler to invest $542m in new lithium-ion battery plant

German car giant Daimler said it would invest around 500 million euros ($542 million) to build a second plant to make lithium-ion batteries. The new unit will beef up production capacity at a factory at Kamenz

2 Mar 2016

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Volvo Cars to launch a car without a key

For decades, drivers have been accustomed to accessing and driving cars with physical keys. But no longer. Volvo Cars plans to become the world's first car manufacturer to offer cars

19 Feb 2016

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Toyota recalls 2.9 million vehicles over seatbelt defect

Toyota said Thursday it was recalling 2.87 million vehicles globally due to the possibility that their rear seatbelt could come apart in a crash and cause injuries

18 Feb 2016

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Smart scooters that run on swappable batteries

Gogoro Smartscooters are the world's first and only scooter that run on batteries that you can exchange when yours is flat. The Gogoro Smartscooter is the first smart vehicle to form part

16 Feb 2016

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840,000 Mercedes and Daimlers in Takata airbag recall

German automaker Daimler AG announced the recall of some 840,000 Mercedes Benz and Daimler vehicles in the United States equipped with potentially defective Takata airbags

10 Feb 2016

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Ford to launch FordPass to enhance consumer convenience

Ford Motor Company has announced the launch of FordPass - a platform that reimagines the relationship between the automaker and consumer

9 Feb 2016

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Hyundai posts lowest profit in five years

A strong local currency and slowing sales in the key Chinese market pummelled South Korea's Hyundai Motor in 2015, with the automaker reporting its lowest annual profit

27 Jan 2016

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VW expects to buy back 115,000 diesel cars in US: report

Embattled German auto giant Volkswagen expects to have to buy back around 115,000 diesel vehicles in the United States that are affected

8 Jan 2016

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Kia sees autonomous cars by 2030

South Korean automaker Kia said Tuesday it envisions introducing an autonomous car using its own technology by 2030 under a new initiative dubbed "drive wise."

7 Jan 2016

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