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  • AL China conference

    News » China leading supply chain reinvention

    April 18th 2019 The automotive industry is undergoing a fundamental change in the way it does business. Global supply chains are being tested to the limit by complications in international trade and the switch to new energy vehicles (NEVs). However, the revolution in logistics digitalisation is equipping carmakers, suppliers and their service providers with the ability to remain […]
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  • AL China conference

    News » China’s automotive market is heading for change

    April 17th 2019   China’s economy is entering a new phase of steady rather than rapid expansion and the automotive industry may have to accept that the days of exponential growth could be at an end, delegates were told at today’s Automotive Logistics Global Shanghai conference. Yet GDP remains relatively high – predicted to reach up to 6.4% […]
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  • EV batteries

    News » Nickel supply sparks concern for BYD

    April 15th 2019 Electric vehicle (EV) and battery makers such as BYD are worried about securing enough nickel, an executive of the Chinese company told an industry audience. The metal is a key input material for EV batteries, and among development trends is a shift towards higher nickel content in batteries to allow cars to go further on […]
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  • Electric vehicles

    News » Electra Meccanica ships Solo from China to North America

    April 15th 2019 Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker, Electra Meccanica Vehicle, has signed a contract with Crane Worldwide Logistics to move its single-passenger, three-wheel Solo model from its assembly plant in Chongqing to the ports of Los Angeles in the US and Vancouver, Canada. “We chose Crane Worldwide Logistics because they showed great care and attention to detail […]
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  • EV batteries

    Intelligence » Still got it

    April 15th 2019 With more power packs expected to be installed in electric vehicles (EVs) this year than in consumer electronics, according to Bloomberg NEF (BNEF), the issue of recycling and reusing their batteries is a major topic for the automotive industry.  BNEF predicts that sales of EVs will increase from a record of 1.1m worldwide in 2017 […]
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  • People moves

    News » Floridia to head Gefco’s Innovation Factory

    April 15th 2019 Logistics provider Gefco has appointed Valérie Floridia (pictured) as director of the company’s Innovation Factory. Launched last year, the internal incubator offers employees worldwide an opportunity to propose and develop innovative ideas to help drive the group’s growth. As director Floridia will be responsible for encouraging new ideas and helping convert them into fully operational […]
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  • Country focus: Turkey

    Intelligence » Trust in Turkey

    April 11th 2019 As the fortunes of the logistics industry rise and fall with the automotive sector it serves, Turkey looks on the face of it to be a gloomy place to do business right now. The country’s economic crisis and the resulting slide in the value of the Turkish lira are having a devastating effect on the […]
  • SMMT Connected 2019

    News » Channelling big data into connected services at Toyota

    April 10th 2019 Toyota is garnering telematics data every ten seconds from the 9m vehicles it produces annually to transform itself into a future mobility services provider still relevant to a vehicle market undergoing some seismic changes. Developments in connected and autonomous technology have made the term ‘carmaker’ too narrow. Companies are now positioning themselves to provide a […]
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  • SMMT Connected 2019

    News » Safety and security as first principles of connected cars

    April 9th 2019 As vehicles and their users become more digitally connected, there are increasing concerns about how personal information is used and monetised. While the analysis of private data can (and will) improve safety for both drivers of smart vehicles and pedestrians, one of the questions raised at last week’s SMMT Connected 2019 event in London, UK […]
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  • SMMT Connected 2019

    News » Government support vital to UK leading connected vehicles

    April 9th 2019 A new report published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and industry analyst Frost & Sullivan has revealed that the UK is the top location worldwide for the development of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). Government and industry have committed £500m to CAV research and development, a number of trials and projects […]
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