China Sets National Autonomous Vehicle Testing Standards
China has launched a set of national standards for testing autonomous cars on roads in order to speed up the development of the technology, according to an article by China Daily.
China Poised to Become Major Auto Exporter, Says Information Trends
The report from Information Trends, “China’s Auto Revolution,” says that during the next decade, Chinese automakers will aggressively push to sell their vehicles in international markets.
Electric Cars Top Record High of 3 Million in 2017
The International Energy Agency has reported a record number of 3.1 million electric vehicles worldwide in 2017 – a number that is projected to triple by 2019.
AkzoNobel’s Largest Powder Coatings Plant Opens in China
The facility – one of the largest of its kind in the world – is located at an existing site and will help to further strengthen the company’s global leadership position in the powder coatings market.
Mercedes-Benz Chooses AkzoNobel as Recommended Supplier for Automotive Refinishes in China
The agreement, which follows extensive analysis and tests on AkzoNobel’s products and business processes, means the company has become a certified supplier of vehicle refinishes to more than 50 automotive companies in China over the last 20 years.
Auto Care Association Joins Over 100 Trade Groups Addressing Concerns to Congress on China Tariffs
In the letter addressed to the chair and ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee, the trade groups stated their agreement that China’s “ongoing intellectual property rights violations, forced technology transfers and state intervention harm U.S. companies, workers, consumers and our competitiveness.”
AkzoNobel Recognized as a Top Employer in Brazil, China, U.K.
The Top Employers Institute has recognized AkzoNobel as a top employer in three of its key markets: Brazil, China and the United Kingdom.
Team AkzoNobel Join Employees to Add Splash of Color to Community in China
Sailors from Team AkzoNobel joined company employees and residents from a neighborhood in downtown Guangzhou, China, to unveil a special mural created by the winner of a student design competition.
Fix Auto China Doubles Footprint in First Year, Signs Pact with China’s Largest Insurance Carrier
Fix Auto China and the People’s Insurance Co. of China (PICC) have signed a partnership agreement that is the first step in developing a formal direct repair program with the insurer, Fix Auto said.
3M Files Lawsuit Against China-Based Thunder Finish for Patent, Trademark Infringement
3M and 3M Innovative Properties Co. have filed a lawsuit in the Western District of Wisconsin against China-based Thunder Finish Co. Ltd., alleging infringement of patent and trademark rights related to 3M’s PPS technology used in the collision repair industry.
Axalta Supports Chinese Student Racing Team to Compete in Formula SAE 2017
The Shanghai Tongji University student racing team, TJU, will participate in Formula SAE 2017, an auto-design competition organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International.
Axalta Introduces Syrox Waterborne Refinish Coating Brand in China
“Syrox, an affordable, compact refinish system, is designed to deliver higher productivity and ease of application to auto service suppliers and body shops,” the company said in a news release.