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RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Review of front-end modules

Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham reviews some ligh...

Briefing: Active safety systems

Driver assistance systems use a combination of warnings and some degree of active intervention to help steer the driver away from trouble. A...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: New TTS & Audi's future models

Glenn Brooks | 16 Jun 2015

Has Audi ever bettered the styling of the original AU314 TT? Certainly to many eyes, the second generation model was a disappointment, but the progressive tech and aggressive looks of the new model are a big step ahead, especially in TTS form.

RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Review of automotive glazing

Matthew Beecham | 11 Jun 2015

Continuing just-auto’s series of research snapshots – pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham reviews some value-added glazing products, including acoustic windscreens, infrared reflective windscreens, laminated side glass, polycarbonate and ever thinner glazings. But are these features really just solutions looking for problems?

COMMENT: Hyundai's Aslan premium sedan bombs

Glenn Brooks | 9 Jun 2015

It was launched with great fanfare only last year but sales of the Aslan, Hyundai's import-fighter, continue to disappoint. This is worrying news for HMG in its home market.

RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Tomorrow’s rearview mirrors

Matthew Beecham | 1 Jun 2015

The rearview mirror has been transformed over the last decade into a high-tech electronic module, writes Matthew Beecham. Tomorrow’s mirrors will feature even more, including lights, cameras, displays and controls.

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Craig Diem, BWI Group

Matthew Beecham | 13 Jan 2015

BWI Group’s MagneRide suspension systems are being increasingly featured in top end cars. In the EU they work on high end integration of chassis components with advanced control and sensory systems to produce vehicles that take safety, ride dynamics and sophistication to a new level. Conversely, BWI also work within the advancing Chinese market that sits in a very different end of the spectrum, where basic safety and control devices like ABS and ESC are just starting to take hold, and where AEB and autonomous driving are concepts reserved for the very top layer of the social elite who can afford to import EU and NA models. Matthew Beecham spoke to Craig Diem, BWI Group, Director – Strategic Planning about how the Group deals with the different challenges that these markets bring.

Q&A with JATCO Ltd

Calum MacRae | 14 Oct 2014

Calum MacRae talked to JATCO's Yuko Fujita. JATCO holds 49% of the world CVT market. JATCO, 75% held by Nissan Motor Company, was exhibiting at the Paris Motor Show for the first time.

Latest News

SUVs continue driving US sales growth

Bill Cawthon | 2 Jul 2015

June was another good month for the auto industry as US light vehicle sales continued to grow.

JUST THE FACTS: 2016 Audi A4 first look

Graeme Roberts | 29 Jun 2015

New generation Audi A4 based on Volkswagen Group's MLB architecture, as also used by the larger A6. Build expected at all existing global locations. S4 and RS4 derivatives to follow, plug-in hybrid sedan expected. Announced 29 June 2015 with public debut at the Frankfurt show next September.

FRANKFURT DEBUTS LIST: Renault Talisman added

Glenn Brooks | 29 Jun 2015

Renault is the latest brand to confirm the details of a motor show world premiere for the 2015 Frankfurt IAA.

Formula E to double battery output

Chris Wright | 24 Jun 2015

Engineers working in Formula E, the electric car racing series, expect to double the energy output of vehicle batteries within the next four years.

Audi is first customer for new car configurator

Dave Leggett | 23 Jun 2015

ZeroLight, a UK-based technology company, has told just-auto that it has developed a game changing car configurator technology that will revolutionise the car buying experience at the point where new car buyers are considering and specifying cars that they will potentially purchase. Audi is the first customer for the new technology that it is now being rolled out across its dealers globally.

GKN develops flywheel hybrid system for Audi Sport

Dave Leggett | 16 Jun 2015

GKN has said that its "Hybrid Power's Gyrodrive flywheel hybrid energy storage system" helped power the hybrid Audi R18 e-tron quattro to third place at the weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours, the fourth consecutive podium result for the technology with Audi Sport.

Audi reports sales fall in China

Dave Leggett | 15 Jun 2015

Audi has reported a fall in sales in China for the month of May, a development it described as part of the "current reticence to buy in the Chinese luxury segment".

Audi celebrates RS birthday with new model

Roger Stansfield | 10 Jun 2015

Back in 1994 a bunch of Audi and Porsche engineers got together to create the RS 2 Avant, a brawny estate – based on the Audi 80 – intended to reinstate the Ingolstadt company as a performance car manufacturer after the successes it had enjoyed with the quattro the previous decade.

US May light vehicle sales set all time record

Bill Cawthon | 3 Jun 2015

It seems American new vehicle buyers went out of their way to confound the analysts in May.

More carmakers add Google and Apple systems

Chris Wright | 29 May 2015

Carmakers are moving quickly to follow Hyundai's lead in offer Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay systems.

Harman completes Bang & Olufsen auto business buy

Simon Warburton | 29 May 2015

Harman says it has completed its acquisition of Bang & Olufsen's automotive audio business.

Lamborghini confirms new SUV for 2018

Dave Leggett | 28 May 2015

VW Group-owned supercar brand Lamborghini has confirmed a luxury SUV as a third model to join its product range.

Webasto-Edscha aids Audi TT soft-top

Simon Warburton | 14 May 2015

Webasto-Edscha, Webasto's convertible business unit, has worked closely with Audi to put together a package of innovations for the new soft-top of the latest generation TT Roadster.

SUVs will be up to 50% of Audi sales by 2020

Dave Leggett | 11 May 2015

Audi chairman Rupert Stadler has said that in the next five years, 40-45% of all Audi vehicles sold will be SUVs.

Uber puts in bid for Nokia's maps business

Dave Leggett | 11 May 2015

Online taxi service firm Uber has reportedly submitted a US$3bn bid for Nokia's map business HERE, according to media reports.

Audi claims "ground-breaking new combustion"

Graeme Roberts | 8 May 2015

Audi has launched a 2.0 TFSI petrol engine with 140kW (190hp) with a claimed ground-breaking new combustion method. It will appear in the next generation A4.

US April light vehicle sales grow, miss forecast

Bill Cawthon | 5 May 2015

April US light vehicle sales rose 4.6% to about 1.45m cars and light trucks. That was a bit shy of analysts’ estimates but still healthy.

Audi produces synthetic diesel fuel from water

Dave Leggett | 30 Apr 2015

Audi says it has taken another step in the direction of CO2 neutral fuel with the development of a new 'synthetic' diesel oil for future use in automobiles.

Audi to show concept car at International CES Asia

Dave Leggett | 29 Apr 2015

Audi says it is to open the first International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Asia with a keynote address.

UK digital radio fitment continues to rise

Graeme Roberts | 10 Apr 2015

Digital Radio UK said on Friday 450,000 new cars were registered in Q1 2015 with digital radio (DAB) as standard, an increase of 100,000 over Q1 2104 and 130,000 over Q4 2014.

Short month trims US March light vehicle sales

Bill Cawthon | 2 Apr 2015

Automakers trying to beat their year ago numbers faced a larger than usual challenge in March. Not only was March 2014 a strong sales month, it had one more selling day and, even more important, it had one more sales weekend.

Audi choses Delphi to supply zFAS electronics

Dave Leggett | 1 Apr 2015

Delphi says it has received a contract from Audi for series productions of central driver assistance controller (zFAS).

Latest blogs

Is Audi overdoing it with niche models and SUVs?

Dave Leggett | 11 May 2015

When you think of Audi what springs to mind? For me, it's still the elegance, performance and advanced technologies typified by the first generation A8 that came to market in the mid-90s.

I, Robot and Audi

Dave Leggett | 12 Feb 2015

Interesting development in the news at Audi. There's a robot on the assembly line that works with the humans.

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