North American OEMs Embrace Advanced Safety Features Backed by Strong Legislative Push

– OEMs shape strategy on re-launch of brands, introducing alternate propulsion systems, platform sharing concepts and new advertising modes

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The North American automotive industry has long produced a juggernaut of innovative features efficiently offered in its vehicles, designed on the basis of consumer trends, preferences, safety bulletins and market positioning. Among the various current advanced technologies, safety applications, followed by comfort and convenience are the most favored by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).       

New research from Frost & Sullivan’s Analysis of the North American Advanced Features Market and Optional/Standard Strategy of OEMs finds consumers demand seamless connectivity and high-end infotainment features in a car. The research also highlights the lifesaving technologies and features like night vision assist with pedestrian detection or collision warning and mitigation using augmented reality (AR) which are accorded a higher importance compared to other features like power liftgate or ambient lighting in the vehicle.

However, mandating systems such as automatic emergency call (eCall) and rear-view cameras have been delayed due to challenges around wide acceptance in the industry coupled with battling technical obstacles and niche status development. No less, connected car technologies have been given an open platform to innovate and implement in the near future.

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“With agencies such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) pushing for standardization of safety technologies in cars, advanced safety applications will be featured as customary commodities in two to three years, followed by functional convenient features,” said Frost & Sullivan Automotive and Transportation Industry Analyst Neelam Barua. “For instance, the NHTSA has directed rear-view cameras be made standard fitment by 2018 to make vehicles more intelligent and safer. Already, Honda and Acura have made it standard in all their models/lineup.

However, premium automakers only consider a few features as standard fitment and prefer to offer either optional or advanced feature packages targeting different age groups and geographies at attractive price points. For example, Mercedes Benz CLA has an abundance of advanced features packaged at the price tag of $29,999. On the other hand, certain OEMs are looking to achieve a balance between conventional and alternative technologies to ensure sustainable, efficient and accessible mobility. The idea of zero emissions, zero accidents and zero fatalities is becoming possible as technology progresses.

“To optimize costs, North American OEMs are basing their strategies on the re-launch of models, alternate propulsion systems, and new advertising modes for promotions,” noted Barua. “In addition, mass-market OEMs are focusing on fuel economy and emission reduction, while premium OEMs look to leverage inventive features such as laser-based headlamps, heads-up display notifications, reconfigurable instrument clusters, enhanced ‘virtual’ view of the road using AR, and touch-less gesture controlled infotainment to ensure customer loyalty in the North American market.”

Analysis of the North American Advanced Features Market and Optional/Standard Strategy of OEMs is part of the Automotive & Transportation (http://www.automotive.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: Impact Analysis of In-vehicle Advertising in the North American Automotive Infotainment Market, and Future of the Global Luxury Vehicle Market. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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Frost & Sullivan: Automotive OEMs Focus on Ride and Handling Improvements in Driveline Systems

– Major manufacturers look to optimise driveline size and driveline disconnect to neutralise market challenges

LONDON, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Consumer demand for improved performance and handling is pushing automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in Europe and North America to deliver reliability and durability in their products. As a result, driveline systems are expected to undergo advancements in favour of ride and safety as well as mass reduction and enhanced fuel efficiency.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Key Focus Areas for Driveline Systems in Europe and North America, which covers front-wheel drive (FWD)-based all-wheel drive (AWD) disconnect systems, true torque vectoring systems, electronic limited slip differential systems (eLSD), and power transfer units (PTUs), finds that these technologies will remain the most important parameter defining OEMs’ driveline system strategies.

For instance, with the passenger car market for AWD systems curbed by soaring fuel prices and dynamic consumer needs, eLSD could potentially replace conventional AWD systems. Although implementing disconnects on to the transfer-case within a target cost range has proved feasible, OEMs are struggling to achieve similar cost strategies for FWD-based AWD systems.

“Major OEMs worldwide, including premium participants such as Audi, BMW and Daimler, will adopt driveline rightsizing and driveline disconnect strategies to counteract this challenge,” says Frost & Sullivan Automotive and Transportation Research Analyst Vikram Chandrasekar. “Establishing OEM-supplier partnerships will be vital to optimise the size of driveline components based on customer usage profiles.”

Certain OEMs are likely to reduce driveline torque and design right-sized on-demand driveline systems, rather than installing FWD driveline disconnects, to sidestep the additional cost. Active on-demand systems will also cut energy losses and attract discerning customers looking for better driving dynamics and stability.

Apart from decreasing costs, OEMs and suppliers must focus on drag torque reduction. To that end, all OEMs in North America and Europe will move to single-stage PTUs to attain cost as well as efficiency benefits.

“Overall, various OEMs will follow different strategies to tackle carbon dioxide emission regulations, meet increasing fuel economy demands, and achieve economies of scale,” opines Chandrasekar. “However, lightweight construction of vehicles and elimination of unnecessary components will become increasingly important for both luxury and mass-market OEMs in North America and Europe.”

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Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipbuilding Division Joins Marintec China 2015

Industry Leader Confirms Participation in the Largest Maritime International Trade Fair in Asia

HONG KONG, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Marintec China 2015, The All China Maritime Conference and Exhibition, will once again present the maritime industry’s largest international trade fair in Asia. 

Organised by UBM Asia, the largest commercial trade fair organiser in Mainland China, and the Shanghai Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (SSNAOE), this biennial exhibition and conference projects a strong showing vis-a-vis high re-booking rate of industry leaders and recent favourable news of cooperation and expansion of partnerships from China’s government to other nations. Marintec China 2015 takes place 1-4 December 2015 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) in Shanghai, China.

Hyundai Heavy Industries – Shipbuilding Division, one of the world’s largest shipbuilders with a 15% share of the market, confirms their participation at Marintec China 2015, with expectations of showcasing the innovative projects which makes them a global shipbuilding leader in categories such as Shipbuilding, Offshore & Engineering, and Green Energy.

China’s shipbuilding industry is booming. From Chinese leader’s official visit to Greece to significantly advance business deals, the two countries signed more than 20 government and commercial agreements worth approximately USD 5 billion covering a range of sectors including logistics, energy, shipping and property. Moreover, opportunities have further opened between Russia and China on several large-scale infrastructure projects, including cooperation in shipbuilding. According to public industrial data in 2013, China’s ocean engineering orders reached a total value of USD 18 billion, 29.5 percent of the global market, an increase of 16 percent year-on-year.   

UBM, co-organiser of Marintec China and other events serving the cruise and general maritime industries worldwide also recently announced its acquisition of Seatrade Communications Ltd. —  a long-time partner of Marintec China. The acquisition is expected to foster further promotional, partnership related, and international synergistic effects for Marintec China 2015.

“We are both honoured and excited to have Hyundai Heavy Industries – Shipbuilding Division participate at Marintec China 2015,” said Ms Stella Fung, Event Director for Marintec China.  “The fair has always served as a global business and meeting platform for the industry, but with Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipbuilding Division’s participation as well as several other industry giants coming on board, the recent Seatrade Communications Ltd. acquisition, and China’s projected growth and increase international cooperation, Marintec China 2015 is expected to serve even higher levels of importance.”

Marintec China 2013 attracted more than 57,886 visitors from 88 countries and regions — marking a solid increase of 13 percent over the previous event. Total exhibition space expanded to over 70,000 square metres with an increase of 50 percent of exhibitors confirming their bookings over the last period. A total of 74 percent of exhibitors showed a willingness to participate whilst some even requested to increase their exhibition stand size at Marintec China 2015.

The highly qualified visitor profiles underline Marintec China as the preeminent maritime trade fair in Asia. Over 58 percent of Marintec China’s visitors are shipbuilders, owners and naval architects.  They came to the fair largely looking for hardware, professional services, software and systems.  Please view the 2013 Marintec China show report for more detailed information on the website or through this direct download option.

Companies interested in exhibiting in the fair are welcome to visit our website at http://www.marintecchina.com.

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INTERMACH & SUBCON MYANMAR 2014 “A Unique Business Opportunity in A Unique Country”

YANGON, Myanmar, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Following the outstanding success of INTERMACH & SUBCON in Thailand (ASEAN’s Largest International Industrial Machinery and Subcontracting exhibition) INTERMACH Myanmar & SUBCON Myanmar 2014 is expected to follow the same road to success. The show’s organiser, UBM Asia (Thailand) is proud to again host the 2nd edition of the event from 29-31 October, 2014 in Yangon.

The quality of attendees at the show was excellent and drew 3,062 visitors from all over Myanmar and across ASEAN for 3 days event.

The quality of attendees at the show was excellent and drew 3,062 visitors from all over Myanmar and across ASEAN for 3 days event.

 

Mr U Nyan Tun Oo, Minister of Industry and Electricity of Yangon Government Region had preside over the opening ceremony and witness by hundreds VIP guests.

Mr U Nyan Tun Oo, Minister of Industry and Electricity of Yangon Government Region had preside over the opening ceremony and witness by hundreds VIP guests.

 

Myanmar’s economic growth is set to rise at an annual rate of 7.8 percent for the next two fiscal years (2014-15). According to a press release from the Asian Development Bank, economic performance is being generated by large projects that are funded by foreign investors. Myanmar received US$ 2.21 billion in such investment in the first four months of 2014 and across the country extensive infrastructure projects are being planned. New roads and highways, upgrading rail track and rolling stock, elevated telecom base power stations, deep sea ports, airports, plus Thilawa SEZ industrial estates and other key sites are attracting investments from Japan, Korea, Europe and Myanmar’s ASEAN neighbours.

With these foreign investments and economic growth, INTERMACH Myanmar & SUBCON Myanmar 2014 will bring business opportunities for industrial machinery manufacturing companies enabling them to expand their markets and establish a foothold in booming Myanmar. The event will be attended by over thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, buyers and decision makers from all over Myanmar and is expected to have over 150 world leading brands from 11 countries that will showcase more than 1,000 industrial products ranging from tools to Machinery. Many international name brands such as Bosch, Digigate, Everising, Hexagon, Hypertherm, Kanefusa, Koike, Linghein, Mitutoyo, Panasonic and many more will be prominent.

INTERMACH Myanmar & SUBCON Myanmar 2014 will offer exceptional business opportunities for industrial part makers in Myanmar – especially in the auto parts industry. As a result International corporations are eager to get established and leading auto manufacturers are already entering the Myanmar market with many in the process of setting up factories. They currently include Chery Automobile Co., Ltd, Tata Motors, Toyota, Subaru, Nissan and Proton. The automotive industry will mainly focus on assembly since Myanmar has been unable to manufacture spare parts for vehicles and has found it necessary to import many items. This has created exciting opportunities for international parts and spare part manufacturers. Low government import taxes for parts and accessories is another plus and is motivating the import of tires, engines and a wide variety of automotive parts.

INTERMACH & SUBCON Myanmar will also feature business-matching with local companies and international corporations. These Seminars and Workshops will cover how to set up profitable business in the new Myanmar during the three day event.

“Following the success of the previous edition, INTERMACH MYANMAR & SUBCON MYANMAR 2014 is expecting to achieve even greater success for exhibiting companies in terms of quality trade visitors and business opportunities that will be presented throughout the event. No other show can match this success,” said Mr. Sanchai Noombunnam, Group Director, UBM Asia (Thailand).

MYANMAR & SUBCON MYANMAR 2014
29-31 October 2014
Tatmadaw Exhibition Hall, Yangon, Myanmar

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Two Fields Medals 2014 awarded to EU-funded mathematicians

European Commission

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Brussels, 13 August 2014

Two Fields Medals 2014 awarded to EU-funded mathematicians

The 2014 Fields Medals were awarded today to four outstanding mathematicians, of whom two are grantees of the European Research Council (ERC): Prof. Artur Avila (Brazil-France), an ERC Starting grant holder since 2010, and Prof. Martin Hairer (Austria) has been selected for funding under an ERC Consolidator grant in 2013. They received the prize respectively for their work on dynamical systems and probability, and on stochastic analysis. The other two laureates are Prof. Manjul Barghava (Canada-US) and Prof. Maryam Mirzakhani (Iran). The Medals were announced at the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) taking place from 13 – 21 August in Seoul, South Korea.

EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, said: “I would like to congratulate the four laureates of the Fields Medal announced today. The Fields Medal, the highest international distinction for young mathematicians, is a well-deserved honour for hardworking and creative young researchers who push the boundaries of knowledge. Today’s award recognises the achievements of two Europe-based mathematicians – Artur Avila and Martin Hairer – who are supported by the European Research Council. This is one more sign that the ERC, which supports excellent science through competitive funding under Horizon 2020, has become a reference in the EU’s quest for high-quality research and innovation.”

The Fields Medals are awarded by the International Mathematical Union (IMU) once every four years to up to four mathematicians under the age of 40. The Prize recognises and rewards young mathematicians who have made major contributions to the field of mathematics and who hold promises for future achievements. Since 1936, 52 mathematicians have been honoured, of whom already two ERC grantees Prof. Stanislav Smirnov (2010) and Prof. Elon Lindenstrauss (2010). A third ERC grantee, Prof. Simon K. Donaldson was also awarded the Medal in 1986, before getting his ERC grant (2009).

Background

Set up in 2007 by the EU, the European Research Council (ERC) is the first pan-European funding organisation for frontier research. It aims to stimulate scientific excellence in Europe by encouraging competition for funding between the very best, creative researchers of any nationality and age. The ERC also strives to attract top researchers from anywhere in the world to come to Europe.

From 2007 to 2013 under the seventh EU Research Framework Programme (FP7), the ERC’s budget was €7.5 billion. Under the new EU research programme (2014-2020), Horizon 2020, the ERC has a substantially increased budget of over €13 billion. Since its launch, the ERC has funded over 4,500 researchers and has become a ‘reference point’ for excellent research.

For more information

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ICM website www.icm2014.org

Tribunal Issues Determination of Reasonable Indication of Injury—Concrete Reinforcing Bar from China, Korea and Turkey

Ottawa, Ontario, August 12, 2014

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that the dumping and subsidizing of concrete reinforcing bar from the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Turkey have caused injury or are threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry.

The Tribunal’s inquiry was conducted pursuant to the Special Import Measures Act as a result of the initiation of dumping and subsidizing investigations by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The CBSA will continue its investigations and, by September 11, 2014, will issue a preliminary determination.

The Tribunal is an independent quasi-judicial body that reports to Parliament through the Minister of Finance. It hears cases on dumped and subsidized imports, safeguard complaints, complaints about federal government procurement and appeals of customs and excise tax rulings. When requested by the federal government, the Tribunal also provides advice on other economic, trade and tariff matters.

For more information, see below.

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Acting Secretary
613-993-3595
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A Power Struggle in Iraq

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Prime Minister Nouri Al Malaki has been ousted by a member of his own party, but he looks determined to put up a fight and plunge Iraq deeper into conflict. “President Obama welcomed the nomination of a new prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, interrupting his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard to announce in a televised statement that both he and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. had congratulated Mr. Abadi on the phone, calling his nomination “an important step towards forming a new government that can unite Iraq’s different communities.”Although Mr. Maliki is widely reviled in Iraq, he remains a formidable force, with relatives who command special security forces, courts that are heavily shaped by his influence and a history of exacting revenge on his domestic opponents. Mr. Maliki’s stubbornness presents multiple challenges to the United States, which wants to preserve Iraq’s cohesion while helping to stop ISIS’ avowed goal of creating a monolithic Islamic caliphate that ignores national boundaries.” (NYT http://nyti.ms/Vh0Fyk)

The International Committee for the Red Cross is going to run an aid operation into Eastern Ukraine (ABC http://abcn.ws/1pnyzxz)

Global Dispatches Podcast: Chris Hill was born into the foreign service…and stayed there. He has served as Ambassador to Iraq and was the lead American negotiator in the six party talks on North Korea’s nuclear program. Ambassador Hill sits down with Mark to discuss managing US relations with key allies as the Iron Curtain fell, facing down Slobodan Milosevic, negotiating with North Korea and the current problems facing Iraq.  http://bit.ly/1uGekvK

Ebola

Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos has 10 confirmed cases of Ebola, up from seven at the last count, and two patients have died, including the Liberian who brought the virus in, the health minister said on Monday. (AlertNet http://bit.ly/VgZuPt)

U.S. authorities have approved a request from Liberia’s government to send sample doses of the experimental ZMapp drug to treat Liberian doctors infected with Ebola, the Liberian presidency said. (AlertNet http://bit.ly/VgZHlV)

A committee of medical ethicists met at the behest of the WHO to discuss the implications of distributing an experimental treatment for ebola. (WHO

Africa

The US government is contributing $10 million to the French-led operation against terrorist groups in the Sahel. (The Hill http://bit.ly/1pnyIRK)

At least 40,000 people who fled fighting in South Sudan are staying in horrific conditions at a UN camp for displaced people in Benitu. MSF is sounding an alarm. (BBC http://bbc.in/1pnAn9O)

The United States on Monday condemned South Sudan’s government and rebels for failing to form a transitional government by Sunday’s deadline, calling it “an outrage and an insult to their citizens.” (AlterNet http://bit.ly/VgZRts)

Britain’s Africa minister Mark Simmonds resigned on Monday, a spokesman for the prime minister’s Downing Street office said, becoming the second Foreign Office minister to quit in a week. (The Standard http://bit.ly/1pnzsGD)

MENA

Hamas may agree to letting Palestinian Authority police monitor the Rafa crossing into Egypt, potentially paving the way for an agreement that satisfy Hamas’ demand that Israel lift its blockade. (Jerusalem Post http://bit.ly/1pnySbK)

The UN Human Rights Council named a three person commission of inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza. One of the commissioners included Amal Alamuddin who happens to be George Clooney’s fiancee. She turned down the appointment. (Time http://ti.me/1pnA0MB)

Iraq has launched a polio immunization campaign aiming to protect over four million children under the age of 5 throughout the country against the crippling disease. (UNICEF http://uni.cf/1pnAxhE)

Asia

India’s new government promised it would build more than five million new toilets within its first 100 days in office – the equivalent of constructing roughly one toilet every second. A video report from BBC http://bbc.in/1pnzBtu

NATO will soon be forced to take a decision on a total pullout from Afghanistan unless a deadlock over the country’s election ends and a new president signs an agreement allowing foreign forces to stay, the head of the alliance said on Monday. (Reuters http://reut.rs/1pnzm1z)

The Americas

Hillary Clinton sat down for an interview in which she appeared to make some sharp criticisms of Obama’s foreign policy. (The Atlantic http://theatln.tc/1pnzei)

Opinion

The Ebola Outbreak shows why the Global Health System is Broken, Charles Kenney in Bloomberg http://buswk.co/1pnyMkw

A window is open — for now: Instability and opportunity in Myanmar (Devex http://bit.ly/1pnzNZU

South Sudan and Somalia–a Tale of Two Famines Daily Maverick http://bit.ly/1pnzPAW

What You need to know about the UN’s Gaza War Crimes Investigation (UN Dispatch http://bit.ly/1B9np4B)