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France will carry out testing to establish whether vehicles on its roads are equipped with banned software of the kind used by Volkswagen in the United States to trick emissions tests, the country's environment minister said on Thursday. "Random tests will take place to establish cars are not equipped with…

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Psi fuer Produkte und Systeme der Informationstechnologie AG PSI subsidiary PSIPENTA Software Systems Gmbh was commissioned with the introduction of a comprehensive enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution solution (MES) by SD Automotive GmbH.   reuters.com

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Volkswagen AG raced Wednesday to contain the widening scandal threatening Germany’s most important company, ousting its chief executive and pledging to prosecute those involved in a scheme to cheat U.S. auto-pollution tests. CEO Martin Winterkorn’s resignation follows a calamitous few days after Friday’s disclosure by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency…

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Modelleria Brambilla SpA signs additional 0.5 million euro ($558,350.00) contract with BMW AG for set of equipment for the first batch of production of new 6 cylinder motor. The delivery is scheduled for H1 2016.   reuters.com

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More than three-quarters of the workforce of Hyundai Motor Co. walked off the job on Wednesday, disrupting output at South Korea’s largest auto maker for a fourth straight year. Workers at all of the auto maker’s three domestic plants began an eight-hour strike early Wednesday morning after weeks of talks…

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German auto supplier Bosch said on Tuesday it had delivered components, so-called common jail injection systems, to Volkswagen cars that are now at the centre of a US probe into rigged emissions tests of diesel-powered vehicles. "We produce the components after specification of Volkswagen," Bosch said in an e-mailed statement.…

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Asbury Automotive Group, Inc., one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S., announced today that they have broken ground on new state-of-the-art Nissan and Infiniti dealerships in Atlanta. The Nissan and Infiniti stores, featuring two five-story car display towers, will be in a high-visibility area off…

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Subaru announced Monday it plans to spend $140 million to boost vehicle production at an Indiana factory and add up to 1,200 jobs in the next two years. The Lafayette factory will see its production capacity grow by 100,000 vehicles a year from its current 300,000, the company said. The…

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Metaldyne, LLC announced today that it is expanding its Bluffton, Indiana, USA, plant by 37,000 square feet.   The building addition will support several future transmission-related programs through the supply of ready-to-assemble differential assemblies and aluminum valve bodies. Metaldyne settled on the site expansion at its existing facility in part…

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German ball bearings and automotive parts maker Schaeffler AG plans to list on the Frankfurt stock exchange to restructure its finances seven years after a takeover of rival Continental almost bankrupted the family-owned group. The Schaeffler initial public offering, scheduled for Oct. 5, could become Germany's largest listing this year,…