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Faster consumer acceptance and regulatory decision making give China competitive edge, says Continental CEO Degenhart

HANNOVER, Germany – China has a competitive edge on the commercialization of autonomous driving and roll out of mobility services because Chinese consumers have the tendency to accept and adopt new technologies faster and regulators can make decisions quicker than in developed countries, according to Dr. Elmar Degenhart, chairman and

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New GB1589 to provide more business opportunities for ZF in China, says CEO Sommer

HANNOVER, Germany – China’s recent introduction and implementation of the GB1589-2016 regulation on dimensions, weights and axle loads of commercial vehicles will provide more business opportunities for ZF in the country and boost its presence there, according to Dr. Stefan Sommer, CEO of the German supplier. Sommer made the comments

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Hannover appearance means start of global push for Dongfeng Trucks

Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd. (Dongfeng Trucks), China’s top medium- and heavy-duty truck manufacturer in sales volume, will likely make a lot of headlines when it participates at the 65th IAA Commercial Vehicles next month in Hannover, Germany. It will be the first time that a major Chinese heavy-duty truck

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Customer satisfaction weighs more than sales

CBU/CAR had an exclusive interview with Gary Huang, president of Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd. (Dongfeng Trucks) on July 29 in Wuhan, Hubei Province. Huang shared his perspectives on the company’s overseas strategy, cooperation with Volvo, medium- and heavy-duty truck sales, and preparations for its upcoming appearance at the 65th

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Program finalized for 2012 CBU Commercial Vehicle Seminar in Hannover

  HANNOVER, Germany – CBU/CAR will hold the 2012 International Commercial Vehicle Conference on September 20, 2012 in Meeting Room 13/14 at the Convention Center during the upcoming 64th IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover. The event will be co-organized by China National Automotive International Corp. (CNAICO), a state-owned enterprise specialized

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Little known heavy-duty truckmaker gears up for Europe

- by Wayne Xing   China's little known special-purpose heavy-duty truck manufacturer, Anhui Hualing Automobile Co., Ltd. (otherwise known as CAMC or China Automobile Manufacturing Corp. for its truck brand) exhibited a tractor trailer and a dump truck at the recent IAA International Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, German. This

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Chinese busmakers take on EU market

While Chinese local carmakers are still struggling in homologating their cars and meeting whole-vehicle type approval in order to sell in the EU, Chinese busmakers have achieved initial success in breaking into the EU market. Two Chinese busmakers, King Long United Automotive Industry Co., Ltd. (King Long) and Youngman Automobile

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ZF signs agreements with DFCV and Beiben in Hannover

HANNOVER, Germany - ZF Friedrichshafen AG (ZF) signed separate agreements with two Chinese truck OEMs, Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle Company (DFCV) and Baotou Beiben Truck (Beiben) in Hannover, during the IAA 2010, for further development in the Chinese market. The agreement with DFCV was signed on September 24 by Huang Gang,

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Six Chinese OEMs to showcase in Hannover

A total of 85 exhibitors from China will showcase their vehicles and products in the 63rd International Motor Show, or IAA Commercial Vehicles, including four domestic busmakers (Xiamen King Long United, Youngman Automobile, Yutong Bus and Zonda Automobile), a truckmaker (Anhui Hualing Automobile) and China's leading diesel engine provider Weichai Power,

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