Volvo Cars says from 2025 at least 25 per cent of plastics in every new model will be made from recycled material.
It also urged auto industry suppliers to work more closely with car makers to develop next-generation components that are as sustainable as possible, especially with regards to containing more recycled plastics.
The head of Volkswagen’s luxury arm Audi on Monday, the most senior company official so far to be detained over the carmaker’s emissions test cheating scandal.
Munich prosecutors, who earlier this month widened their probe into Audi, said Rupert Stadler was being held due to fears he might hinder their investigation into the scandal, plunging Volkswagen into a leadership crisis and comes as Volkswagen’s (VW) new group CEO Herbert Diess is trying to introduce a new leadership structure, which includes Stadler, to speed up a shift towards electric vehicles in the wake of its “dieselgate” troubles.
OEM production of instrument cluster, centre stack and head-up display systems is expected to reach 118.5 million units globally by the end of 2018, representing a 9% growth over 2017.
While the volume is growing significantly, the value of the market is growing even faster and this year IHS Markit estimates just these three display systems to bring in $13.5 billion in tier-one supplier revenue, representing a 17% growth over 2017.
Some 70% of motorists surveyed by Venson Automotive Solutions have started wearing glasses or contact lenses since passing their driving test, but have not informed the DVLA.
Most drivers are aware of the £1,000 fine for failing to update details such as name and address on their driving licence, but there is widespread uncertainty over whether the DVLA needs to be informed when someone has to start wearing glasses or contact lenses for driving.
Two men have been charged while apparently drunk with racing horse-drawn traps on the M4.
South Wales Police said they were seen near Port Talbot early on Sunday and have been summons to appear in court.