Some argue that conditions in China are actually more favorable for quick adoption of driverless cars, in part because of more aggressive support from the national and local governments. And, unlike in the United States, China never fully developed a romance with the open road and car ownership.
Ford Motor Company is proud to be the first automaker to join the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition - a nonprofit group of leading electronics companies dedicated to improving the social, environmental and ethical conditions of their global supply chains.
Analyst Insight: The power has shifted from seller to buyer as consumers continue to bring B2C online shopping expectations and behaviors with them to the B2B markets they work in. Amazon continues to expand both its same-day delivery capabilities and its product offerings to encroach on some traditionally B2B markets like automotive aftermarket parts distribution. Like it or not, your business is being disrupted by, and in competition with, the Earth's largest retailer and marketing-savvy media company. - John Giangrande, Automotive Aftermarket Industry Leader, Fortna Inc.
Passenger car registrations in the European Union continued to grow during the opening month of 2016. According to the latest data released by the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA), registrations during January grew by 6.2% year on year (y/y) to 1,061,150 units. In addition, in the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) area - comprising Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland – registrations grew by 9.5% y/y to 32,415 units.
Ford Motor Company North American World Headquarters facilities now send no waste to landfill – another major step in the automaker's quest to reduce its environmental impact globally. Sites in Dearborn, Michigan, Oakville, Ontario, and Santa Fe, Mexico, are diverting more than 240,000 pounds of waste from landfills annually.
Turtle Wax drove 1.3 million page views with its content when it added consumer-generated content to its website. The goal for Turtle Wax was to transform a static website into a dynamic place where showcasing its products was a priority.
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), a global provider of roll-on/roll-off shipping and vehicle logistics services, has entered into an agreement with its partner company Groupe CAT to acquire the latter's 50-percent share in CAT-WWL, a joint venture of 10 vehicle-processing facilities based in South Africa.
Today's economies are dramatically changing, triggered by development in emerging markets, the accelerated rise of new technologies, sustainability policies, and changing consumer preferences around ownership. Digitization, increasing automation, and new business models have revolutionized other industries, and automotive will be no exception. These forces are giving rise to four disruptive technology-driven trends in the automotive sector: diverse mobility, autonomous driving, electrification, and connectivity.