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  • New AvtoVAZ CEO hopes to calm conflicts on a path to profits
    Yves Caracatzanis has managed Renault's supply chain in Russia, and as Dacia CEO, has experience in manufacturing budget cars. Both jobs put him in a strong position as boss of of AvtoVaz, which he joined in June.

  • Volvo focuses on safety for autonomous cars
    Volvo, with a bevy of new tools to ensure passenger safety, is shifting its safety strategy from passenger protection to accident prediction and avoidance, says the director of the Swedish carmaker's Car Safety Center.

  • Valeo sees big shift to 48-volt systems in China
    Valeo predicts more than 4 million new vehicles or about 13 percent of production will be equipped with 48-volt systems in China annually by 2023 as automakers move to meet the country's tougher fuel economy and emission requirements.

  • ZF boosts future tech expertise with ASAP stake buy
    ZF has taken a 35 percent stake in ASAP Holding, an engineering services provider that specializes in electrified mobility, autonomous driving and connected vehicles, as the German drivetrain supplier seeks to strengthen its presence in future...

  • Daimler issues profit warning on diesel woes
    Daimler said its operating profit would fall by over 10 percent this year, its second earnings warning since June, blaming "government proceedings and measures in various regions" as a crackdown on diesel emissions takes a toll.

  • VW, Renault winners as EU set to favor Wi-Fi over 5G
    The EU is expected to approve and set rules for the use of Wi-Fi in cars, giving VW and Renault -- who have pursued this technology -- the edge over Daimler and others who invested in rival 5G networks.

  • UK should speed up engine ban to 2032, lawmakers say
    The UK should bring forward a ban on the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars and vans by eight years to 2032 to help the country reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, a parliamentary committee said.

  • France OKs congestion pricing to reduce traffic jams
    France plans to make it easier for cities to introduce congestion pricing in a bid to reduce traffic jams and air pollution, the country's transport minister said.

  • Porsche CEO downplays IPO, expects record sales
    Porsche does not need a stock market listing to fund growth, CEO Oliver Blume said, adding he is confident the automaker can repeat last year's record sales in 2018.

  • Geely 'corrects' rumors about presidential family ties
    Geely Automobile Holdings, long the subject of speculation about its political ties, has moved to dispel a widely held belief its chairman's wife was related to Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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