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  • Semiconductor shortage | Moore’s law leaves carmakers trailing Oct 31, 2021 08:03 AM IST

    Semiconductor shortage | Moore’s law leaves carmakers trailing

    Moore’s Law says the number of transistors on microchips doubles every two years. Yet carmakers have been using tried-and-tested (and cheaper) technology that chip makers are no longer investing in.

  • Supply chain snarls could cost automakers $210 billion this year, forecast finds Sep 23, 2021 10:14 AM IST

    Supply chain snarls could cost automakers $210 billion this year, forecast finds

    A shortage of semiconductors is just part of the problem, Alixpartners said in a new forecast. High prices and tight supplies of commodities such as steel and plastic resin are driving up costs and forcing automakers to curtail production.

  • Automakers expect better festive season this year even as chip shortage lingers on Sep 05, 2021 12:36 PM IST

    Automakers expect better festive season this year even as chip shortage lingers on

    Automakers have witnessed robust demand so far and are now looking to spruce up supplies to dealers in order to serve customers during the peak of festive period in October.

  • Automakers initiate production ramp-up with easing of COVID restrictions in states Jun 20, 2021 10:31 AM IST

    Automakers initiate production ramp-up with easing of COVID restrictions in states

    Auto firms, which were forced to down shutters temporarily due to lockdowns and curfews, expect business activity to pick up going ahead with the opening of dealerships across states.

  • Global chip shortage could force a rethink on just in time manufacturing Feb 18, 2021 09:26 AM IST

    Global chip shortage could force a rethink on just in time manufacturing

    For decades, companies have focussed on a shortened production timeline to gain from efficiency and cost savings

  • Lack of tiny parts disrupts auto factories worldwide Jan 14, 2021 03:19 PM IST

    Lack of tiny parts disrupts auto factories worldwide

    Strong demand for gaming systems, PCs and other electronics by a world stuck indoors has dried up supplies of semiconductors, forcing carmakers to scramble for the chips

  • US set to grant automakers a lifeline -- but no bailout Mar 26, 2020 07:50 AM IST

    US set to grant automakers a lifeline -- but no bailout

    Automakers are fearful of being tagged as seeking a new government bailout so soon after the 2009 government-funded auto restructurings. Detroit has not sought industry-specific assistance, instead making the case that the entire economy needs urgent access to liquidity.

  • Automakers halt production in India due to coronavirus Mar 23, 2020 07:36 AM IST

    Automakers halt production in India due to coronavirus

    The move comes after automakers shut plants last week in Europe, the United States, Canada and Mexico as the global death toll from coronavirus exceeded 13,000.

  • Former VW chairman Piech in talks to sell Porsche SE stake Mar 18, 2017 06:00 PM IST

    Former VW chairman Piech in talks to sell Porsche SE stake

    Porsche SE is the group through which the billionaire Porsche and Piech families control 52.2 percent of the voting shares in Volkswagen (VW), which is still dealing with the effects of its diesel emissions scandal.

  • Mercedes among top auto cos tweaking engines for Euro VI:Gadkari Mar 08, 2017 09:26 AM IST

    Mercedes among top auto cos tweaking engines for Euro VI:Gadkari

    To tame high vehicular pollution, the government last year decided on stricter emission norms of Bharat Stage (BS) VI, equivalent to Euro VI, from April 1, 2020 from BS IV now, thereby skipping BS-V altogether.

  • US December auto sales surprisingly strong, 2016 sets new high Jan 05, 2017 08:23 AM IST

    US December auto sales surprisingly strong, 2016 sets new high

    Shares of General Motors Co rose 5.5 percent and Ford Motor Co stock rose 4.6 percent, far outpacing the wider Dow Jones Industrial Average, which was up only 0.3 percent.

  • Tesla equipping cars to drive completely on their own Oct 20, 2016 12:16 PM IST

    Tesla equipping cars to drive completely on their own

    The announcement made late yesterday by Tesla CEO Elon Musk marks the Silicon Valley automaker's next step toward selling cars that can navigate the roads without the help of a human.

  • CNBC-TV18 analysis: Top 4 auto firms created 13000 jobs in FY16 Sep 23, 2016 11:41 AM IST

    CNBC-TV18 analysis: Top 4 auto firms created 13000 jobs in FY16

    A CNBC-TV18 analysis has revealed that in the last fiscal the country's top four automakers Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, Mahindra and Mahindra and Hero Motocorp together created over 13,000 new jobs, but overwhelming new recruits were on a contract or temporary basis.

  • Festive Pulse Meter: Ground check of offers by auto cos Sep 15, 2016 01:38 PM IST

    Festive Pulse Meter: Ground check of offers by auto cos

    Watch accompanying video of CNBC-TV18's Farah Bookwala Vhora, wherein she did a ground check to understand the offers and schemes on offer by automakers and two-wheeler companies and if those are good enough to get buyers racing to the showrooms.

  • Plans for self-driving cars have pitfall: the human brain Jul 20, 2016 08:28 AM IST

    Plans for self-driving cars have pitfall: the human brain

    Instead, experience with automation in other modes of transportation like aviation and rail suggests that the strategy will lead to more deaths like that of a Florida Tesla driver in May.

  • Carmakers in India to seek rupee trade payments with Africa Jun 10, 2016 08:12 AM IST

    Carmakers in India to seek rupee trade payments with Africa

    Growth in total auto exports from India slowed to about 1.9 percent in the year to end-March compared with 15 percent growth in the previous 12-month period, due to falling sales to Africa.

  • Automakers may face Rs 100 cr fine for violating safety rules Jun 06, 2016 08:56 AM IST

    Automakers may face Rs 100 cr fine for violating safety rules

    The new Road Safety Bill may also provide for a penalty of up to Rs 5,000 on individuals for use of unauthorised components and other manufacturing or maintenance-related violations, such as in fog lights, pressure horns, extra lights, roof-top carriers and metallic protectors.

  • Massive yen headwind hits Japanese car makers as R&D needs grow May 13, 2016 09:56 PM IST

    Massive yen headwind hits Japanese car makers as R&D needs grow

    After three years of supernormal profits on the back of a weaker currency, Toyota Motor, Nissan Motor and Honda Motor now face a reality check as the yen has turned around.

  • Disruptions from twin quakes in southern Japan hit economy Apr 18, 2016 11:10 AM IST

    Disruptions from twin quakes in southern Japan hit economy

    Toyota Motor Corp says it has stopped production at a factory in Kyushu, where the quakes struck late Thursday and early Saturday, killing at least 42 people and leaving nearly 1,100 people injured.

  • Automakers not willing to be put in a 'cess or a ban' position Apr 08, 2016 08:33 PM IST

    Automakers not willing to be put in a 'cess or a ban' position

    They will be forming a core group to re-engage with their lawyers and will reach out to government departments, say sources.

  • $10 Billion orders for Tesla cars in 36 hours = End of oil? Apr 06, 2016 11:12 AM IST

    $10 Billion orders for Tesla cars in 36 hours = End of oil?

    Tesla's Model 3 got orders of over $ 10 billion in 36 hours. Does this mean that the demand for crude oil will diminish? Here is the broad picture.

  • Euro VI fuel to be in metros before 2020: Gadkari Feb 21, 2016 11:30 AM IST

    Euro VI fuel to be in metros before 2020: Gadkari

    The step would help curb vehicular pollution in the national capital and other metros, he said. India has decided to leapfrog directly from Euro IV emission norms for petrol and diesel to Euro VI standards and the oil PSUs will invest Rs 28,750 crore for the transition

  • Budget 2016: Auto sector's expectations from FM Arun Jaitley Feb 09, 2016 09:51 PM IST

    Budget 2016: Auto sector's expectations from FM Arun Jaitley

    Speaking of infrastructure, the outlay in Budget 2016 is a big concern for companies making medium and heavy commercial vehicles, especially if they are to repeat the 30 percent volume growth clocked in 2015, or push 2016 sales to a five-year high above 240,000 units

  • Global automakers wary of China certification shift Feb 02, 2016 08:10 AM IST

    Global automakers wary of China certification shift

    China previously allowed global brands to sell cars without local certification in many cases, as long they were approved under international standards. Chinese rules essentially apply older standards to features such as bumper strength, brake performance and the size and positioning of lamps and mirrors.

  • Fast rise of electric cars in China fuels fear of worsening smog Jan 28, 2016 09:11 AM IST

    Fast rise of electric cars in China fuels fear of worsening smog

    Volkswagen AG plans 15 new-energy models over 3-5 years, its China chief told a green car conference in Beijing on Saturday, predicting - like the government - that Chinese production of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles would grow almost six times to 2 million annually by 2020.

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