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Oliver Zipse, new Chairman of BMW PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 21 July 2019

Oliver Zipse will assume the role of Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG effective on 16 August 2019. The company's Supervisory Board made this decision last week during its meeting in Spartanburg, South Carolina (USA).

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West European Car Sales Down Again PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 21 July 2019

Western European new-car sales fell 8.4% year-on-year (YoY) in June, according to data released by LMC Automotive. The annualised selling rate also slipped back to 14.2m units a year in June, from 14.4m units a year logged in May.

  • In Germany, sales
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BMW, Daimler in AV Development Pact PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 14 July 2019

BMW and Daimler will coöperate on automated driving. Representatives from the two traditionally-rivalrous companies signed an agreement for a long-term strategic coöperative focus on joint development of next-generation technologies for driver

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Ford, VW Agree to Share EV, AV Tech PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 14 July 2019

Ford and Volkswagen will share electric and autonomous car technologies, extending their alliance beyond commercial vehicles. Ford CEO Jim Hackett said in January that sharing EV and AV technologies is attractive for coöperation because of big

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Who are the Auto Parts Big Gorillas? PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 08 July 2019

The annual Automotive News ranking of the top global suppliers reveals, they remain in much the same order of size as they were a year ago.

Top global suppliers (in $bn)

Bosch, Denso, Magna, Continental and ZF Friedrichshafen remain the world's

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U.S. Sales Headed Down Again PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 08 July 2019

For just the third time in a decade, the U.S. auto industry is expected to enter the summer selling season without a monthly sales gain. Light-vehicle deliveries are predicted to decline between 1.5% and 3.3% this month from June 2018, according

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BMW CEO Krueger will not seek contract extension PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 08 July 2019

from Bloomberg

BMW CEO Harald Krueger will not make himself available for a contract extension after 2020, pre-empting deliberations about whether to give him another 5-year term at the automaker.

"Harald Krueger today informed the Chairman

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BlackBerry, LG Expand AV Drive Dek Partnership PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 July 2019

Canadian tech giant BlackBerry and Korea's LG Electronics have expanded a longtime partnership in an effort to "accelerate the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicle technology" for automakers and suppliers.

As part of the agreement, LG

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Euro Car Sales Forecast 2019 Shifts Downward PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 July 2019

The European automobile manufacturers' association, ACEA, expect car registrations in the region to shrink by 1% in 2019, revising their previous forecast of 1% growth.

"Aside from the uncertainty due to Brexit and changing macroeconomic

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Europe Car Market Rises! PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 24 June 2019

European registrations rose marginally in May—the first rise in nine months—helped by a jump in deliveries in Germany. Sales in the EU and EFTA markets climbed 0.04% to 1.44 million cars compared to a year ago, industry association ACEA said last week.

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Ford's New Israel Research Centre PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 June 2019

Ford have opened a research centre in Israel, intended to help the automaker tap into the region's burgeoning mobility startup community. Israel in recent years has grown to rival Silicon Valley in terms of tech entrepreneurship, with success stories

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