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Continental unveils new electric drive system tailor-made for Chinese market

SHANGHAI – Continental recently unveiled a new electric drive system tailor-made for the Chinese automotive market, where annual sales are expected to reach 34 million units in 2025, according to a recent Continental news release. Born at the locations in Berlin and Nuremberg (headquarters of Continental’s Hybrid Electric Vehicles

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“One Belt One Road” to facilitate Chinese automakers to go global

“One Belt One Road” (“OBOR”) initiative will facilitate Chinese automakers to go global, according to Wang Shunsheng, assistant to president of GAC Motor and director of International Business Department. Wang believes that the automotive industry will develop faster based on better infrastructure benefiting from the “OBOR” initiative which involves many

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Big data brings OEMs and dealers closer to customers

The core value of big data is bringing OEMs and dealers closer to customers, according to Han Song, vice president of Autohome Inc., a leading automotive vertical portal in China. “4S store sales model takes OEMs and dealers longer time to interact with customers, making company decisions delayed,” said Han.

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Supplier Panel: OEMs and suppliers need to manage relationships

Chang’an is moving away from price negotiations toward managing relationship with suppliers through the entire lifecycle cost of the vehicle and working with suppliers on how to work together on cost management, according to Li Xinqiang, purchasing director at Chang’an Automobile Co., Ltd. “OEMs have always been authoritative in an

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Designer Roundtable: Asian designers to lead design at non-Asian brands

Asian designers will eventually lead non-Asian automotive brands in the future, projected Richard Chung, vice president, industrial design and craftsmanship, Global Interiors, Johnson Controls. “The talents that are being produced in Korea, China and India, we see a lot of potentially good designers,” said Chung. According to Chung, he has

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