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North America: Looking Ahead from Pandemic-Smacked 2020

Rebuilding inventory, increased capacity and more local sourcing will push production growth in North America faster than sales.

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Automotive Insights Symposium: What's Next For The Industry

The Federal Reserve, with Wards Intelligence, brought together experts to discuss economics, policy changes and other influences on the automotive industry.

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Panasonic Talks Tesla; GM on Range Anxiety; Sono Plans High Volume

Tesla’s top battery supplier discusses the new 4680 cell, a GM official thinks range anxiety will become a thing of the past, while more details are revealed on Sono’s Sion solar car.


Canada Heavy-Duty Truck Sales Down 24.0% in 2020

Unlike Class 8, a strong December performance for medium-duty trucks helped year-to-date sales to outpace like-2019 by 2.4%.

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U.S Big Trucks End Year 22.3% Behind Year-Ago

U.S. Class 8 truck sales came in 30.6% behind like-2019, but Class 5 was up 9.8%, the only class to record a gain for 2020.

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Germany Vehicle Sales, December 2020

Germany vehicle sales by vehicle type and company for December 2020.

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Russia Vehicle Sales, December 2020

Russia vehicle sales by vehicle type and company for December 2020.

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Brazil Vehicle Sales, December 2020

Brazil vehicle sales by vehicle type and company for December 2020.

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North America Platform by Plant Production Forecast - 2020-2022

North America light vehicle production forecast by vehicle type and country; by manufacturer, vehicle type, and country; by manufacturer, country, and plant; and by manufacturer, platform, and plant by month for 2020-2022. Includes list of models with their associated platform.

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Outlook Q4 2020: US Economic Update

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Senior Business Economist, Paul Traub, gives an update on the U.S. economy post-election and how it is impacting the automotive industry.

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Outlook Q4 2020: North American Barometer

Wards Intelligence, Senior Industry Analyst, Haig Stoddard, shares Wards Intelligence and LMC North American sales and production data and forecasts for the first half of 2021.

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CES Signals Electrification Evolution Picking Up Speed

CES has become the showplace for future automotive technology, but a look at a few upstarts and the moves by established players suggests electrification is rapidly gaining strength.

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ZF Makes Key Play in Shift to the Software-Defined Vehicle

ZF is among the first Tier 1 suppliers to offer stand-alone middleware, a key component in software-oriented architectures to enabling higher-tech, more easily updated vehicle platforms of the future.

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Thermal-Sensor Developer Looks for Boost From Tougher AEB Testing

AdaSky believes its night-vision sensor can make pedestrian-crash-avoidance technology work more reliably. A push in the right direction from regulators and other testers could help convince automakers.

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