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Volvo’s upcoming platform to reduce development time


According to Volvo’s Research&Development boss, Peter Mertens, the company will be able to shave off the development time to just 20 months for the new products based on the second new vehicle architecture it plans to add. Volvo calls the new platform the “compact modular architecture, or CMA” and when it comes online the models using it would be developed in ...
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Ford Motor CEO Mark Fields seems ready to boast the company’s high-tech prowess, with the blue oval getting ready to open later today a Silicon Valley R&D center that could ...
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According to people that have knowledge of the carmaker’s plans, PSA Peugeot Citroen is ready to inaugurate an engineering center in Morocco together with consulting firm Altran. This would be the ...
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Former Hyundai R&D chief makes a comeback
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Hyundai R&D president resigns over quality issues
Hyundai Motor Group announced yesterday that its research and development president, Kwon Moon-sik, and two other executives resigned over a string of quality problems. The abrupt resignations came as Hyundaihas suffered ...

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