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Audi enjoys record quarter in the UK and worldwide

The Group's global sales increased in March by 15.4 percent to around 170,450 cars, with UK sales up 13.3 percent to a record 28,841 cars

Johnson Controls named World's Most Ethical Company for eighth year

Company recognised for its leadership in transparency in governance

M2M connectivity for Tesla vehicles enhanced by Telefonica partnership

Telefónica will provide M2M connectivity for Tesla electric vehicles across major European markets

Safety concerns build as GM recalls double

Pressure on the US automaker is increasing despite the seemingly positive restructuring in recent years as GM struggles to overcome predated issues

BMW heads list of most connected car manufacturers

Vodafone-commissioned research has resulted in a top-10 list of the most connected automotive manufacturers, with a strong European and US influence running throughout

Honda shift pattern change doesn't dent confidence

Ian Larrard of Business West in the UK has had his say on Honda's decision to move from a three to two shift system, putting numerous jobs at risk

The gigafactory battle: Tesla to follow Apple into Arizona?

As Tesla ponders over where to situate its impending battery production center, the State of Arizona sweetens the deal with selling proposition

Volkswagen Corporation adopts new testing technology

The automotive giant has reported immediate success in testing its Infotainment Systems by using ABBYY Finereader Engine

Ferrari releases its first turbo supercar in 20 years

Turbocharged California T shows luxury automakers are to face up to emissions rules while striving to maintain performance

Continental to buy Veyance Technologies for €1.4bn

German company to add Carlyle Group's unit to its Contitech division with a view to maximise its overall contribution to company sales

Aston Martin targets more flexible supply chain

The UK luxury automaker has pinpointed domestic supply chain management as an integral part of its growth plans for 2014

Hitachi Automotive Systems to showcase local innovation

The Hitachi subsidiary Group will exhibit in the Components category at the 12th Delhi Auto Expo in India, introducing the latest innovations to come out of the company

Digital to drive automotive consumer loyalty in 2014

Deborah Dermouk of Paragon UK analyses the product lifecycle management of automotive manufacturers in the digital age

Nissan and Renault R&D alliance to save billions

The two automotive giants will combine their manufacturing and reseach operations to strengthen a relationship that was first formed in 1999

Driving joins the social revolution with PDR technology

Chevrolet's partnership with Cosworth has culminated in the unveiling of the Performance Data Recorder as enhanced technology brings man and machine closer together

Under the bonnet of Infiniti Red Bull Racing's RB9

Fresh off the back of the constructor's fourth successive World Formula 1 Championship, we backtrack 15 months to uncover the origins of how the planet's most high profile race car was made

TGW develops new warehouse system for Banner

The automated warehouse provider is installing a materials handling solution for car battery manufacturer Banner in Linz, Austria

Biobased materials drive 2014 concept car

UPM has teamed up with some key partners in its native Finland in preparation for a 2014 launch of its environmentally friendly concept car at the Geneva Motor Show

Ford continues to revolutionise mass production

Ford celebrates the 100th anniversary of its moving assembly line and looks forward to new innovations in mass manufacturing

Ford reduces water and oil use in plants globally

The following is a report from Ford Motor Company, which, by expanding its 'near-dry machining technology', has reduced both its water and oil use across its plants worldwide

Tesla keen to develop established battery supply chain

Panasonic's supply of tailor-made lithium batteries to Tesla's award-winning electric vehicles is set to continue

Big data and analytics form Ford eco strategy

Environmental efficiencies in the automotive industry are pivotal, and Ford is looking to rely on its historically innovative ethos to out-research its rivals

R&D agreement brings Chrysler into green vehicle scheme

Canada's recent automotive R&D initiative has attracted one of the biggest names in the industry as the search for cheap and efficient driving continues

3D modeling puts Hyundai in the driving seat

Artec scanners are being used to optimise Hyundai Europe's manufacturing process as the 3D world makes its impact on the automotive industry

US manufacturing at two year high

Auto builders and appliance and furniture makers perform strongly, but it is feared the partial government shutdown may harm further expansion

Ford innovate industry with dirt detection technology

The automotive manufacturer's market-first is already being utilised at three of its assembly plants and will be introduced to a further five over the next 12 months

Honda investment in US operations to hit $2.7 billion

Japanese car manufacturer to develop training centre and heritage centre, championing achievements since they began in Ohio in 1977

Tesla charging ahead as shares soar

Electric car pioneers Tesla surprise doubters with share rise, suggesting that they are on their way to transforming the automotive world

It's Kentucky time for Kayser Automotive Systems

Kayser Automotive systems is building its first US manufacturing facility in Kentucky, as the company looks to strengthen position in US market

Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant prepares workers to build Fusions

1,400 new workers undergo simulated factory training in preparation to meet demand for best-selling car

General Motors expands landfill-free efforts in Asia

GM adds two more Asian facilities to its landfill-free total, making 33 overall in the region

BMW unveils new electric car

BMW unveils BMW i3 as they work towards meeting emissions regulations by 2025

Yamaha ships first new Viking side-by-side vehicles

Yamaha Executives and employees celebrate all-new model at US Production Plant

Hewland Engineering accelerates EV technology

A leading manufacturer of bespoke transmission solutions has announced its involvement with the Venturi Buckeye Bullet's attempt to set a new FIA land speed record for battery powered vehicles

£1 billion investment to drive UK automotive success

UK government has announced plans to invest more than £1 billion over the next decade in a strategy aimed to building on the success that the country's automotive industry already enjoys

Addressing auto-industry's need for 'lighter' vehicles

The growing desire for lightweight vehicles and local sourcing is providing Cobra Automotive Engineering with a spate of new opportunities

Ford accelerate advanced manufacturing processes

The global motor company is continuing to lead the way in next-generation, energy-efficient manufacturing processes with its unique Ford Freeform Fabrication Technology (F3T)

UK engineering provides a boost to Chinese motorsport

A unique partnership with Hewland Engineering is giving the Chinese Touring Car Championship the competitive edge

Big data challenge could stall auto-manufacturers

In four years all new vehicles manufactured in the EU could be installed with eCall technology to transmit driver behaviour data, predicts telematics solutions provider Wunelli

Mahindra & CIE Automotive create new auto parts business

Two leading forces in the production of automotive components are combining their operations to create a new multi-billion dollar business

Ford's EcoBoost engine drives down fuel consumption

Ford's ultra fuel-efficient 1.0 litre EcoBoost petrol engine has been named 2013 International Engine of the Year for the second consecutive year

Global entries accelerate towards Isle of Man TT Zero

Eleven motorcycle teams will fight it out next week in the fifth Isle of Man SES TT Zero, the world famous zero-emissions race

Exclusive 12C models to mark McLaren's 50th

As part of McLaren's 50th anniversary celebrations it has announced the production of one off commemorative models of both the McLaren 50 12C and 12C Spider, bringing together five decades of race-winning technology and expertise

Bridgestone drives home the importance of IP security

The world's largest tyre and rubber company, Bridgestone has successfully won a design right infringement claim in China, an announcement which heralds improvements in the Chinese legal system

Industry lessons from Chrysler Group's Jeep recall

Following Chrysler Group's SUV recall announcement this weekend, Antony Bourne, Global Director at IFS offers his comments

Ford and Schaeffler accelerate the future of driving

Improvements in urban mobility reach fifth gear thanks to auto- giant Ford Motor Company partnering with precision manufacturer Schaeffler to create the innovative, ultra-agile eWheelDrive research car

RDM develop Electric Defender for Jaguar Land Rover

Automotive specialist RDM Group has been in the spotlight after helping JLR develop and manufacture seven Electric Defender vehicles

General Motors face costly vehicle recall of 33,000

American automaker is recalling certain Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac SRX vehicles due to a software problem which may cause the transmission to shift out of manual mode unexpectedly

Brose provides fuel injection to UK's auto industry

The global automotive supplier is strengthening its commitment to the UK's manufacturing industry by investing £15 million into new technology and state-of-the-art automation

Proving ground for green automotive technologies

Tata Steel's £22 million project, The Proving Factory hopes to develop the next evolution of green technologies which will fuel the cars of tomorrow

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