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Japan’s carmakers pool up R&D resources


Taking not of the European’s rival practices of joining forces, the Japanese automakers are now banding up as well, joining forces into a newly established association. Eight carmakers, including Toyota and Honda, have decided to jointly collaborate on internal combustion engine research, aiming to be able to better compete in the segment against the European automakers – which had been doing ...
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Former Hyundai R&D chief makes a comeback
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Report – Renault and Nissan to combine R&D and manufacturing
The Nikkei business daily reported today that Nissan and Renault will combine their manufacturing and research functions in a move that will save the alliance more than 400 billion yen ...
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Hyundai R&D president resigns over quality issues
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Hyundai has announced that it will build a test center next to the Nurburgring race track in Germany. The new R&D facility represents a £4.5-million investment, with the carmaker saying it ...

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