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VW Brazil to produce Polo, Virtus, SUV and pickup

Continental develops camera cleaning system

Autonomous tech creeping in - the week

2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

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Visteon wins Dongfeng cockpit controller deal

China's second largest vehicle manufacturer, Dongfeng Motor, has chosen Visteon's SmartCore cockpit domain controller technology for a future domestic...

Autoliv supplies Mercedes S-Class active safety

Autoliv has announced supply of several active safety products for Daimler's updated Mercedes S-Class, launched at the Shanghai show this week.

Lectra showcases internet of things power

Cutting machine manufacturer, Lectra said it had been operating with the so-called internet of things for 10 years already as the concept starts to...

Continental develops camera cleaning system

Continental has developed a cleaning system for fish-eye automobile cameras that uses a water jet to remove dirt on the lens.

Yokohama Geolandar tyres for Mazda CX-5

Yokohama Rubber said its Geolandar G98 tyre has been adopted as original equipment on Mazda's redesigned CX-5 crossover SUV. The model uses...

Honda to establish wind tunnel facility in Ohio

Honda has announced a new investment of US$124m to establish a multifunctional aeroacoustic wind tunnel facility to advance vehicle innovation and...

Benteler launches its Electric Drive System

Benteler Automotive is celebrating the world premiere of its Electric Drive System at the Shanghai Show.

VW to produce Polo, Virtus, SUV and pickup in Brazil

A daring offensive of four new model launches by 2019 in the price bracket BRL45,000/US$14,500 through BRL90,000/$29,000.

Lectra preps for Industry 4.0 future

Leather cutting machine specialist Lectra said it had completed its next three year road map in order to drive Industry...

Kia to build 300k plant in India

Kia Motors is close to announcing a major investment in a new vehicle assembly plant in the southern Indian state of...

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Autonomous tech creeping in - the week

Autonomous driving will, of course, arrive in stages; there are already defined levels of autonomy and quite a bit of the tech needed is already in cars as standard or optional equipment. I was reminded of this just this week when key tier one supplier Bosch popped up with its finding one in four newly registered cars has an automatic emergency braking system on board to prevent accidents and, if necessary, bring the vehicle to a stop in the event of an emergency.

ANALYSIS - 2017 Lexus IS 300h

The IS hybrid is one of those cars you don't often see, especially in the UK, which is a pity, as the IS 300h deserves...

ANALYSIS - Nissan future models part 1

This is the first of two features which looks at the future models of the Nissan brand. Here, the focus is on cars, from...

ANALYSIS - 2017 Audi A5 Coupé 2.0 TDI

SUVs and crossovers might be stealing sales from many two-door cars but that doesn't mean premium-priced models are...

Daimler suggests a good Q1 result - the week

'Early doors' - to borrow a phrase from our editor - for me ahead of the Easter break hence an earlier than usual look back at an already shortened week.

Interior design and technology - Volvo V60

Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look inside Volvo’s...

Rethinking the interior of autonomous vehicles - COMMENT

Dr Detlef Jürss, Chief Technical Officer of Adient, describes how life on board will change in the vehicle of the future...

Audi A5 cabriolet UK deliveries start

Just as spring, or what passes for it, takes effect (we had a weekend of summer temperatures in some parts of the UK),...

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2017 Russia Automotive Forum

As the Russian automotive market and industry eyes a slow recovery, the industry gathered at the annual Russia...

Geneva Motor Show 2017

March brings the annual Geneva Motor Show. A showcase for new models and concepts aimed at Europe, the industry's top...

PSA to acquire Opel/Vauxhall from GM

General Motors' loss-making European operations under the Opel/Vauxhall brands are to be sold to PSA in an EUR2.2bn...

CES and NAIAS

January gets the new year started with the Consumer Electronics Show - increasingly important in automotive - and...

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Volkswagen head of compact cars on Tiguan Allspace, autonomous cars and individualisation

Continuing just-auto/QUBE's review of interior design and technology trends, we borrowed a Volkswagen Tiguan to take a...

BorgWarner CTO on torque vectoring, engine rightsizing and tomorrow’s turbochargers

Continuing QUBE/just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we spoke to Christopher P. Thomas,...

Tenneco VP on emissions control technology trends

Continuing QUBE/just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one automotive component suppliers, we...

Delphi on tomorrow’s infotainment and driver interface technologies

Continuing QUBE/just-auto’s interviews with tier one component suppliers, we spoke to Martin...

Delphi on how cars are becoming 'smart mobility devices'

With automated driving and mobility on demand likely to be one of the fastest developing trends ever...

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3M: Automotive Bonding

The latest addition to the Automotive Attachment Tape family - is a high performance tape that has the potential to simplify the attachment process while reducing overall costs and...

Boost Innovation With New Technology

Cutting solutions introduced to the market 10 to 15 years ago may still be reliable and productive, but they are not capable of responding to new market requirements, most notably...

Uncover hidden value to reach Operational Excellence factsheet

Lectra’s expertise in automotive cutting room processes has matured throughout more than 20 years of successful partnerships with the world’s largest groups. Download our Uncover...

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2017 Automotive Megatrends and Markets Report

2017 Automotive Megatrends and Markets Report

Published: Feb 2017

This report reviews developments in major automotive global markets - with a particular emphasis on growth opportunities - and also considers the new forces, the ‘megatrends’, that are reshaping personal mobility and the industry that provides that. As well as reviewing major car market developments, we give consideration to the next wave of emerging markets. If China has emerged as by far the world’s largest vehicle market, attention will start to turn to the places that will similarly emerge as major sources of automotive demand in the future.


Connected vehicle technologies - forecasts to 2031

Connected vehicle technologies - forecasts to 2031

Published: Jan 2017

This QUBE report from just-auto provides a comprehensive overview of the global automotive connectivity sector, major applications, top 14 markets, technology trends and market size forecasts. Use this report to gain a quick overview of the connectivity sector globally, prepare supply and demand forecasts, understand the size and scope of the top 14 markets and produce internal sales plans and forecasts.


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