From the Editor
By: Dave Leggett
just-auto editor Dave Leggett's overview of the auto industry, its companies, products and people.
21 Sep 2016 | Dave Leggett
At its recent ‘Investor Day’, Ford’s senior management set out its strategic priorities. The plan is to build on core strengths and grow in emerging opportunities. Dave Leggett describes some highlights and offers an assessment.
14 Sep 2016 | Dave Leggett
Ford is hosting will host an ‘Investor Day’ conference – an annual event - for representatives of the investment community in Dearborn today (Wednesday, September 14). The conference is from 10am to 2pm EDT, including a question and answer session. We look ahead to it.
5 Sep 2016 | Dave Leggett
The subject of Brexit – the UK’s decision to leave the EU, following a referendum - is already proving somewhat tortuous for the UK government.
31 Aug 2016 | Dave Leggett
Do you recall the vision of the future that was presented in the movie ‘Total Recall’?
30 Aug 2016 | Dave Leggett
Data released by LMC Automotive shows that the diesel share of the West European car market is continuing to decline this year.
16 Aug 2016 | Dave Leggett
Just what would a Tesla electric freight truck look like? It’s a question that many in the auto industry have been asking after the latest visionary bulletin (Master Plan, Part Deux) from Tesla founder and talisman Elon Musk.
12 Aug 2016 | Dave Leggett
We live in an increasingly connected up society and the way things are going, we will not be escaping always-on personal connectivity when we get into our cars. We published a nice feature this week that considers some of the latest developments.
10 Aug 2016 | Dave Leggett
Honda Vehicle engineering leader Jason Bilotta talks about new technology applications and the design principles for the new Honda NSX
5 Aug 2016 | Dave Leggett
You will notice that there have been some changes to the look and feel of just-auto. We hope you like it. In an ever-changing world, it’s part of our ongoing mission to deliver the industry intelligence and essential news that you need, while improving our product and enhancing the experience for you, the reader.
3 Aug 2016 | Dave Leggett
A study by consultants AlixPartners suggests the automotive industry faces the "biggest challenge of the past 100 years" and predicts that in the next 15 years electric and hybrid cars could capture over half of the market. It also says connected and autonomous driving will open up new earnings potential while digitisation will enable double digit cost reductions.
26 Jul 2016 | Dave Leggett
A global survey of professionals across four industries – including automotive – shows that global auto industry confidence is holding up, despite some reduction in business optimism following the UK referendum vote to leave the EU last month (so-called ‘Brexit’).
5 Jul 2016 | Dave Leggett
Dave Leggett provides an assessment of the latest developments following the UK’s referendum result to leave the EU.
24 Jun 2016 | Dave Leggett
In the end it was a narrow result, but the UK’s voters have voted to leave the European Union. What are the implications for the automotive sector?
16 Jun 2016 | Dave Leggett
Vehicle manufacturer purchasing managers have described the challenges facing the UK supply chain and frustrations they face in dealing with suppliers.
9 Jun 2016 | Dave Leggett
Western Europe’s car market is continuing to recover, helped by a positive replacement cycle and returning consumer confidence built on an improving economy. While sales still remain below pre-recession levels they are heading rapidly in the right direction.