Crystal Ball 2010: Shapes of Things to Come
- The Auto Industry & the Internet: Better Late Than Never. Upham, Scott D. // Automotive Manufacturing & Production;May2000, Vol. 112 Issue 5, p28
Discusses the reluctance of the automotive industry in dealing with the Internet and the opportunities it presents. Findings of Providata Automotive's research on the technological problems facing the industry; Information on General Motor's OnStar system; Advantages of adopting Internet...
- Beneath the Brand. Upham, Scott D. // Automotive Manufacturing & Production;Jun2001, Vol. 113 Issue 6, p38
Discusses the difficulty in achieving a differentiation of brands of automobile within an original equipment manufacturer. Details on the platform commonization by Volkswagen AG in Europe; Information on the branding of DaimlerChryler AG; Description of the vehicle teardowns conducted by...
- THAILAND: Sector Outlook - Autos. // Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Aug2003, Vol. 14 Issue 8, p4
This article presents a sectoral outlook for the automobile industry of Thailand, as of August 1, 2003. Thailand is one of the larger vehicle producers in Asia, acting as a base for exports by a number of key global players, who are also selling an increasing number of cars to the country's...
- 'Profitless prosperity': Analysts see more difficult times for auto suppliers. Begin, Sherri // Rubber & Plastics News;1/27/2003, Vol. 32 Issue 13, p14
Forecasts the condition of automobile suppliers in 2003. Factors that might affect North American automotive production; Impact of United Auto Workers' contract negotiations on domestic car companies and their suppliers; Inability of small automobile suppliers to maintain their profit margins.
- Analysts see sales gain of 1 million. Pinto, Liz // Automotive News;1/3/1994, Vol. 67 Issue 5532, p1
Reports on the economic forecast of automotive industry analysts for 1994. Factors that will influence the sales growth of automotive industry; Back-load demand for cars and trucks; Entry of late-model cars to the market brought about by the popularity of leasing; Forecast on the market...
- Japan importers expect 15% sales gain next year. Johnson, Richard // Automotive News;12/26/1994, Vol. 69 Issue 5584, p4
Reports on the 15 percent sales increase predictions of Japanese car importers in 1995. Continuous growth of the industry in 1994; Reasons for the increase.
- Tip for advertisers: Prepare for change. Wernle, Bradford // Automotive News;3/6/1995, Vol. 69 Issue 5594, p9
Focuses on the forecasts of several management experts on changes in the automobile industry at the 1995 J.D. Power Automotive Advertising Strategy Conference in Marina del Rey, California. Factors that will contribute to the changes in the industry; Trend towards part-time employment; Focus on...
- Ferron: New auto world will focus on consumer. Chappell, Lindsay // Automotive News;1/15/1996, Vol. 70 Issue 5641, p21
Predicts that automobile manufacturers will take their directions in the future from those with access to consumers and information on what buyers want. Possibility that carmakers will become equal partners with industry suppliers and retailers; Description of the existing industry structure.
- Europe auto sales are flattening out. // Ward's Auto World;Nov95, Vol. 31 Issue 11, p28
Reports on analysts' forecasts for the West European car market. Slight increase of 0.1 percent above last year's figure; Decrease in Spain's 1995 auto-sales; Decrease in Italy's sales volume; Increase in British sales; Decrease in French sales; Germany with largest increase.