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COMMENT: ADAS rollout comes with human issues

There is some very clever technology already being fitted to cars that can assist the driver, improve the driving experience and improve saf...

COMMENT: Why the VW Touareg Hybrid had to die

The Volkswagen Group is killing off two engines in the Touareg due to the anti-pollution requirements of Euro 6 emissions regulations in EU...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Driving for fun...

I was at the SMMT's annual test day yesterday. At this agreeable event, vehicle manufacturers make cars available for journalists to drive a...

ANALYSIS: Autonomous cars and interior design

As the auto industry moves towards considering vehicles that require less driver input, profound questions are being raised concerning the s...

ANALYSIS: Will the XE work for Jaguar?

Can the XE finally establish Jaguar in the hottest sector of the premium car market? Ray Hutton considers the issues....

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Celerio and Suzuki's future cars

Don't let the vanilla styling make you overlook the importance of the Celerio hatchback for Suzuki in Europe. The days of this brand being a...

COMMENT: GM's new Chevy Camaro to join a surging segment 18 May 15

The new 2016 Camaro looks good, has a far better interior than the old shape model and promises better economy. But will it be good enough to match the Ford Mustang?

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Dawn returns again... 15 May 15

We heard this week that Toyota and Mazda are interested in working together in the future. Toyota is obviously the bigger player, but Mazda has some interesting plus points, not least its Skyactiv powertrain technology that improves ICE efficiency.

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Top Auto News

Volkswagen opens new vehicle plant in south China

Graeme Roberts | 27 May 15

Volkswagen Group has expanded capacity in China with the official opening of a new vehicle assembly plant for the Shanghai-Volkswagen joint venture in Changsha, southern China. The plant is the group's 119th global facility and its 20th in China.

NEVS to build new factory with two 'part-owners'

Simon Warburton | 27 May 15

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) says it has secured two new 'part owners' to establish a Chinese factory in Tianjin, although it is as yet unclear what exact structure the operation will have.

GM to spend US$1.2bn at Fort Wayne truck plant

Graeme Roberts | 27 May 15

General Motors (GM) is spending US$1.2bn at its full size pickup truck plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on upgrades and technology to improve the plant's competitiveness assembling high quality light- and heavy-duty models.

Recent News - (Updated: 5:28pm 27 May 2015)

Bosch lauds HUD potential

Daimler opens Chennai bus plant

Finally, Ford's Mustang is 'official' for Europe

Daimler and Qualcomm to combine in connectivity

Mercedes expands cooperation with China's Baidu

Nissan Mexico produces 10 millionth vehicle

Ford to launch Ecosport facelift in 2016 - reports

Bentley might introduce entry-level crossover

Latest Auto Interviews

INTERVIEW: Williams CEO eyes consultancy business expansion 20 May 15

Guest author

Mike O'Driscoll, Group CEO of Williams, leads a brand that is well known for its motorsports activity and Formula One participation. However, the firm is now eyeing more consultancy business and looking further afield for opportunities. Ian Adcock caught up with him to hear more.

Libertine FPE on how to make a gallon of fuel go 30 percent further 19 May 15

Matthew Beecham

A new technology called Digital Piston Motion Control eliminates the crankshaft of a conventional engine and controls the piston movement using an ECU. To understand more about this novel approach and its potential benefits, Matthew Beecham spoke to Sam Cockerill, CEO of Libertine FPE.

Lear Corp VP Bill Presley on designing wire harnesses in a virtual world 5 May 15

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one manufacturers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Bill Presley, Vice President Engineering, Wire/Terminals & Connectors, Lear Corp about the forces pushing innovation in the automotive wiring harness industry as well as some alternatives to traditional wiring.

Automotive Blog

Auto industry consolidation - interview on the radio

Dave Leggett | 27 May 15

Radio is a media medium that fascinates me.

Michelin highlights DS cooperation

Simon Warburton | 26 May 15

Michelin has long cooperated with Citroen's DS range with its adjustable suspension system making it possible to conduct precise trials.

Brush with Vauxhall history - original Viva, Job 1

Dave Leggett | 22 May 15

I was at an event yesterday organised by the UK's automotive trade association, the SMMT. It was a drive event at Millbrook Proving Ground.

Hot Automotive Issues

Mexico attracts wave of automotive industry FDI

Mexico is attracting a wave of investment from OEMs attracted to its position as a low-cost NAFTA supplier to the US as well as its favourable trading arrangements with Latin American markets to the south. Ford and Toyota are the latest OEMs to announce significant new Mexico investments.

Russian Automotive Forum sees domestic opportunity as Rouble falls

Soaring inflation, sky-high interest rates, a depreciating Rouble and a 50% drop in oil prices have seen unprecedented economic headwinds batter Russia. But despite that backdrop, domestic OEMs and suppliers saw genuine opportunity at the Russian Automotive Forum in Moscow. We've grouped all the coverage here.

Geneva 2015

If it's March, it's the Geneva show

Russia's automotive sector facing crisis

Russia's automotive market and manufacturing industry is facing major difficulties this year as Russia's economy reels under the impact of collapsed oil prices and sanctions related to the Ukraine crisis. The falling car market is facing accelerated decline as car prices rise on a weak currency amid ebbing consumer and business confidence. And there is little immediate sign of improvement to the underlying causes of Russia's current malaise.

Auto Market Research

Automotive Heads-up Display Market in China 2015-2019

Automotive Heads-up Display Market in China 2015-2019

An HUD is a display indicator that displays information onto a transparent screen, a combiner, or windshield. The major application sectors for HUDs are automotive and aviation. HUDs help to increase the situational awareness and enhance safety margins in these sectors. The primary components of HUDs include the following: combiner, projector unit, display panel, and video generator... Read more

Published: May 2015 - ($2500.00)

Global Automotive Passive Safety Systems Market 2015-2019

Published: April 2015 - ($2500.00)

TE Connectivity Ltd. (TEL) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Published: March 2015 - ($125.00)

LMC Automotive's European Passenger Car Production Estimates - Latest Monthly Update

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Heavy Duty Trucks Market in Europe 2015-2019

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