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THE WEEK THAT WAS: London on the show circuit?

As those - all three of you - who honour me with your occasional presence on my self-curated 'just-auto' Facebook page may have guessed, whe...

COMMENT: Russia plays political football

Just when you thought things couldn't be any worse for the auto sector in Russia, up popped the AEB recently with its latest monthly instalm...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Mini JCW & future model plans

The Mini John Cooper Works is fast (of course), handles brilliantly (ditto) and is being launched as a three-door only (but a convertible an...

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: Where will autonomous cars take interior design? 21 May 15

As the auto industry moves towards considering vehicles that require less driver input, profound questions are being raised concerning the space inside the vehicle and how the driver spends his time. Chris Wright talked to Ford of Europe's design director about the potential implications of autonomous drive for future vehicles' interior design.

ANALYSIS: Will the XE work for Jaguar? 19 May 15

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

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Top Auto News

Tianjin to inject US$200m into NEVS factory

Simon Warburton | 29 May 15

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) says new 'part-owner' Tianjin Binhai Hi-tech Industrial Development Area (THT) will plough US$200m into the Swedish automaker as it looks to build a new factory in China within two years for its EV breakthrough.

Rio de Janeiro to have a shared electric fleet

Graeme Roberts | 29 May 15

Inspired by an existing service in Paris – Autolibe runs a fleet of 3,000 electric cars with 75,000 registered users – Rio de Janeiro will be the first Brazilian city with an electric car sharing scheme.

Oyak-Renault workers restart "heads held high"-CGT

Simon Warburton | 29 May 15

Renault's powerful CGT (Confederation Generale du Travail) union says it members have resumed work at the French manufacturer's Turkish operation with their "heads held high."

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GAC Motor launches in Qatar

Latest Auto Interviews

INTERVIEW: Impetus Automotive and developing OEM aftermarket strategies 28 May 15

Dave Leggett

Impetus Automotive works with OEMs to improve performance and grow business within retail dealerships. Their focus is developing aftersales strategies and improving margins in an area of automotive business that is increasingly important to delivering profitability around the world. Dave Leggett caught up with Impetus' sales and marketing director, Ashley Fernihough, to discuss automotive parts sales and associated issues across the world.

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.

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

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

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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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