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Japan’s carmakers pool up R&D resources

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 […]

Former Hyundai R&D chief makes a comeback

Former Hyundai R&D chief makes a comeback

Kwon Moon-sik, which three months ago resigned from his position of R&D president because of “personal” reasons – although it was speculated he did it over the mounting quality problems – has been called back by the Korean automaker. The surprise move is also doubled by the fact that another […]

Europe: Mazda adds new vice president

Europe: Mazda adds new vice president

According to a statement from the Japanese company, its European Research & Development Centre in Oberursel, Germany, will be headed by a new VP, Kenichiro Saruwatari. Saruwatari is a powertrain expert and makes the move after he successfully managed the development of the Mazda3 compact model from its previous position […]

Daimler will build R&D center in South Korea

Daimler will build R&D center in South Korea

The German company, parent of luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz, has recently announced it has plans to build a research and development centre in South Korea. Company chief executive Dieter Zetsche said in Seoul that the new initiative is part of a four-point plan developed for its expansion in Asia’s fourth-largest economy […]

Hyundai R&D president resigns over quality issues

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 a slew of recalls in South Korea, the United States and other countries, as well consumer complaints over quality […]