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Perhaps not surprisingly, given our target audience, the most-read news item on just-auto this week was about a Geneva new product roll-out,...
No sooner did the final bars of the score to this year's triumphant Winter Olympics in the Russian city of Sochi fade into memory - accompan...
The sun shone eventually on the automotive industry at this week's Geneva show but there are still a lot of dark clouds hanging over Europe....
Been an interesting week for auto industry executive musical chairs....
I don't know why I should be surprised, but the comments from France's Confederation Generale du Travail (CGT) union this week, were, well, breathtaking.
So to Kettners in London's Soho, an eatery with private rooms much loved by corporate entertainers who want to engage the attention of the Press for a couple of hours.
The boom in natural gas production in the US is leading to a surge in interest in running vehicles on the stuff. In theory, compressed natural gas is significantly cheaper than petrol and emits less greenhouse gases than conventionally powered cars.
'Twas not a good week to be the owner of a shiny new Porsche GT3.
Ford went to a lot of trouble to prove the wisdom of Rule 1 and only when the Ford dynasty and every one of the Henrys were chased out of the power house did the company's full potential emerge.
It hasn't taken long for new AvtoVAZ CEO, Bo Andersson to stamp his mark on the Russian automaker.
It hasn't taken long for new AvtoVAZ CEO, Bo Andersson to stamp his mark on the Russian autoamker.
Frost & Sullivan automotive and transportation team leader Prana Tharthiharan believes that Detroit OEMs are in trouble if Apple acquires Tesla and thinks that the rumours surrounding this potential acquisition have some fire behind them.
After months of shadow boxing, PSA Peugeot-Citroen finally confirmed today (19 February) what the market had widely anticipated, namely a massive three-way cash injection that will see EUR3bn (US$4.1bn) pumped into the automaker.
Well, who saw that one coming? Not me certainly - I thought the UAW would sweep all before it in its aim to secure representation for the 1,500 or staff at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant in Tennessee.
Just in case you haven't noticed yet, just-auto.com has a new look. Take a bow, the inhouse team that developed it all (including the systems we editorial bods use to publish stuff like this) and, unlike some 'techies' I have worked with, respond to constructive complaints with regular tweaks to the software rather than machine gun fire.
In what could be a landmark vote for the Southern States of America, Volkswagen's staff at its Chattanooga plant in Tennessee are going to the polls to determine if they wish to be represented by the UAW.
So they've all broken ranks now. Holden, Ford and now Toyota, have all announced they intend to quit manufacturing in Australia, with the Japanese automaker the latest to announce its departure from the 'lucky country' and pack its bags, at least from a manufacturing standpoint.
The roadmap and timeline to the fully autonomous vehicle remains far from clear. Renault has, helpfully, provided a little clarity on its strategy to introduce vehicles with some autonomous control capability by 2020.
Toyota Australia's announcement of the planned end of local manufacturing in 2017 was both inevitiable and ironic.
France's association of businesses (MEDEF) appears to have stirred up one huge hornet's nest this week with its visit to Iran that included elements believed to be from PSA Peugeot-Citroen and Renault.
No matter who makes what using what, there's always a boffin or two in a lab somewhere figuring out a new way of doing it. That was my thought on sighting a bit of news from Hyundai Motor's Kia affiliate this week.
From the last event two years ago, you have to say the Delhi Auto Expo has moved up a notch.
Aston Martin produces some of the world's most highly engineered cars, and its reputation stands on the quality of those vehicles. The news this week, therefore, that the company has to recall the majority of vehicles it has made since 2007 will come as a shock, writes Brian Balmer, industry principal for performance materials at research firm Frost & Sullivan.
The Renault-Nissan Alliance has undoubtedly been an automotive industry success story. In its fifteen years of existence, the alliance of the two has brought big benefits for both participants in terms of components procurement, scale economies and shared engineering costs.
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