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  • Trade relationships

    News » German automotive body warns on US trade tensions

    January 16th 2019 German sector association the VDA has warned that ongoing trade tensions between the US and Europe and, separately, the US and China should not be allowed to derail the mutually beneficial relationship its OEMs currently have with the North American country. The warning coincides with news that VW and Ford are to work together to develop new […]
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  • Connected distribution

    Intelligence » Connecting the dots

    January 3rd 2019 Buy a new BMW, and it’s no surprise to find it stuffed with hi-tech telematics. Real-time traffic information, GPS navigation, automatic speed limit display, rear vision display, parking assistance, smartphone integration, intelligent diagnostics and status display – all of these and more are fast becoming part of the modern driving experience. As automotive logistics insiders […]
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  • In-plant logistics

    News » BMW ups the pace on industry 4.0 technology

    December 11th 2018 BMW Group is to expand its use of industry 4.0 innovations in its production logistics, it has revealed. In 2015, BMW Group joined forces with the Fraunhofer Institute IML to develop the first self-driving Smart Transport Robots (STR). Three years later, the carmaker is increasingly relying on innovations from industry 4.0 in its production logistics, including […]
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  • Financial performance

    News » WLTP hits sales and profits in Germany

    November 6th 2018 Carmaker VW Group and parts supplier Schaeffler have both put weaker third-quarter financial performance down to the effects of the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). As manufacturers have phased out older passenger car models in advance of the more stringent emissions testing procedure coming into effect on September 1, dealers have moved […]
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  • Supply chain digitalisation

    News » Bosch and MAN win VDA award

    February 2nd 2018 Robert Bosch and MAN Truck & Bus have been announced as dual winners of this year’s VDA Logistics Award, with digital logistics solutions in intra-logistics and empty container scheduling, respectively. It is the first time the award has been shared between two companies. The award, from two of the country’s most important industry groups – […]
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