Opinion on Automotive in Asia-Pacific

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3D Fast Bus: overtaking more conventional green automotive innovations

According to a recent Datamonitor survey, consumers worldwide are becoming increasingly interested in energy efficient cars. However, congestion remains a concern, and in an attempt to tackle this issue, a revolutionary new type of bus is set to be pilot tested in Beijing, which will address the problem by simply driving above passenger cars, without the need for a separate track.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Aug 2010
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Apple's new interface patent shows its intention to develop its automotive proposition

On July 9, 2013, Apple was awarded a patent for "programmable tactile touch screen displays and man-machine interfaces for improved vehicle instrumentation and telematics" by the US Patent and Trademark Office. While Apple intends to develop new products for the automotive technology market, collaboration with manufacturers will be vital to future success.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jul 2013
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Asian autos: bleak times ahead

Published By Datamonitor
25 Sep 2001
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Auto component logistics in India: high potential for growth if limitations are overcome

As competition grows and global firms source more of their components from India, the county's auto components industry is increasing its focus on logistics practices and innovative supply chain management to reduce costs and improve its services. If the Indian government, logistics services providers and auto component makers work together, India's auto component sector can be more competitive.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Oct 2009
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Auto parts: suppliers strike back Down Under

For several years, carmakers have focused their energies on cost reduction, squeezing suppliers' margins and often forcing them to restructure their own businesses. The Walker Australia strike represents something of a reversal - but in the long term, it's more likely to damage the Australian parts industry than save it.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Apr 2002
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Automakers' results: some steering in the right direction

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jul 2001
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Avis: feeling the pinch of a corporate freeze

Avis Europe, one of the best-known brands in car rental, has seen pre-tax profits fall by 15% in 2002, citing the fall in business travel as a key factor. This year will continue to be tough for rental companies, and performance will only pick up when economic stability returns.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
04 Mar 2003
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BMW/Brilliance: making luxury in China

BMW has won initial approval to manufacture its vehicles in China. However, its partner in the venture, Brilliance China, has quietly replaced its president and chairman amid allegations of asset stripping. MG Rover, meanwhile, will be wondering where its partnership with Brilliance stands now.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jun 2002
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Bosch prepares for future with investment in next-generation battery technology

Bosch has revealed its motives for pulling out of its battery manufacturing partnership with Samsung SDI last year to focus on developing next-generation lithium-ion batteries, saying that the market is saturated due to the slow global uptake of electric vehicles. Despite current challenges, this is a good move for Bosch, positioning it to take advantage of a future market upturn.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Mar 2013
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Bridgestone: the beginning of a new lifeline

The departure of Ford CEO Jac Nasser is expected to ease the tension between the US automaker and the Japanese tire company. But while a settlement is now much more likely, the dispute has already done a great deal of harm to Bridgestone's brand image and bottom line. It remains to be seen whether Mr Nasser's departure will end the fighting.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Nov 2001

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