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  Bosch opens 2nd infotainment, component plant in Wuhu
Automotive News China | 2018/5/25

German supplier Robert Bosch opened a second plant in the east China city of Wuhu this week to expand output of infotainment and other connectivity systems for vehicles produced in China.  The 269 million yuan ($42.2 million) factory will produce infotainment systems, instrument clusters and connectivity control units, the company said.
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  Dana launches output of thermal control systems in Yancheng
Automotive News China | 2018/5/25

U.S. supplier Dana Inc. launched a plant in the east China city of Yancheng to produce thermal management products for conventional and plug-in hybrid vehicles.  The 105 million yuan ($16.7 million) factory covers 8,000 square meters (86,000 square feet) and at full capacity can build 8 million thermal acoustical shields and battery cold plates annually for plug-in hybrid vehicles, Dana said.
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  Continental appoints chief technology officer for China
Automotive News China | 2018/5/22

Continental tapped Ming Jing to fill the newly created post of head of innovation and technology for China. The German supplier said Jing will steer the development and implementation of a medium- to long-term technological strategy in China, including automated driving, electrification, connectivity and mobility services. 
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  Panasonic says it could make batteries with Tesla in China
Reuters | 2018/5/11

Panasonic Corp. could jointly produce batteries with U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc. in China, as the Japanese electronics conglomerate looks to tap into China's surging EV demand, its CEO said on Thursday.
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  Harman expands Suzhou auto electronics plant
Automotive News China | 2018/5/4

Harman International, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., has completed expansion of its automotive electronics factory in the east China city of Suzhou.  The expansion, which cost $6.8 million (43.2 million yuan), will enable the plant to double production capacity for automotive audio, connected car and related products, Harman said.
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  Aisin to form automatic transmission joint ventures with GAC, Geely
Automotive News China | 2018/5/1

Aisin Seiki is establishing joint ventures with GAC Motor Co. and Geely Automobile Holdings to build six-speed automatic transmissions for the two major Chinese carmakers, the Japanese supplier said.  
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  Alibaba signs AI deal with Daimler, Audi, Volvo
Hans Greimel | 2018/4/24

BEIJING -- Chinese online retailing giant Alibaba is teaming with global auto brands for the first time to supply artificial intelligence technology for home-to-vehicle connectivity.  Alibaba A.I. Labs, the company's artificial intelligence unit, will supply its AI + Car system to Daimler, Audi and Volvo for deployment in China, Alibaba said Monday.
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  Magna Steyr to engineer EV architecture for BAIC
Automotive News China | 2018/4/13

Magna Steyr, the vehicle engineering unit of Canadian supplier Magna International, will develop a next-generation smart electric vehicle architecture for state-owned Chinese automaker BAIC Motor Co.  Magna Steyr was chosen for its innovation and cost-effectiveness in manufacturing and engineering as well as its full-scale electronic/electrical architecture and lightweight technologies, Magna said this week.  
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  American Axle, Liuzhou Wuling form driveline joint venture
Automotive News China | 2018/4/10

American Axle and Manufacturing and Liuzhou Wuling Automobile Industry Co. are launching a joint venture to build driveline systems in China.  American Axle, a U.S. supplier, and Liuzhou Wuling, a subsidiary of Guangxi Automobile Group Co., said production at Liuzhou AAM will begin this year in Guangxi province.
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  China regulator clears battery giant CATL's $2 billion IPO
Reuters | 2018/4/10

China's securities regulator approved the 13.1 billion yuan ($1.97 billion) initial public offering of Chinese battery giant Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., the official Xinhua news agency said. CATL said funds from the listing will aid the company's expansion at a time when demand for electric-vehicle batteries is expected to soar.
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