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Chongqing: China’s “Motor City”?

This issue features one of a series of articles recently run by Automotive Business Review (Qiche Shangye Pinglun) on the unique landscape of automobile manufacturing in Chongqing and players that make up this important automotive hub in Western China. In fact, Chongqing is now the country’s leading city in terms

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Chongqing: China’s “Motor City”?

This week’s issue features one of a series of articles recently run by Automotive Business Review (Qiche Shangye Pinglun) on the unique landscape of automobile manufacturing in Chongqing and players that make up this important automotive hub in Western China. In fact, Chongqing is now the country’s leading city in

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China to step up autonomous driving efforts

Chinese internet search and tech giant Baidu detailed its Project Apollo at the Baidu Create 2017, or its first artificial intelligence (AI) developer conference held in Beijing on July 5 (see FEATURE on p. 1). Video clips displayed at the event showed its CEO Robin Li riding in an autonomous

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Self-developed technology imperative for Chinese commercial vehicle makers

As China’s heavy-duty truck sales kept on falling with the emergence of e-commerce and logistics transportation, high-end trucks that are more efficient, safer and lighter are becoming future trend of the industry. Thus, self-developed technologies are imperative for Chinese commercial vehicle makers. The country is implementing stricter emissions standards under

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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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V. Sumantran: Four major trends reshaping the industry

The global auto industry is confronting fundamental changes and four major trends are reshaping the industry, according to Dr. V. Sumantran, chairman of Celeris Technologies and former CEO of Car Business at Tata Motors. “Today we have very different choices of mobility,” said Sumantran. “Efficient and time effective transportation will

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Suppliers need to balance technology and cost, says Gestamp CEO Riberas

SHANGHAI – In the race to increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions, automotive suppliers need to balance between technology and cost, according to Francisco J. Riberas, president and CEO of Spanish metal components and assemblies maker Gestamp. Riberas spoke to CBU/CAR on the sidelines of the 12th China Auto Industry

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