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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Paris gets closer

If you're heading to Paris for the motor show next month, or even if not, may I recommend the show preview we published this week as a manag...

Jaguar's XE spearheads new industrial strategy

If you make executive or luxury cars, you're helped by theoretically naturally higher margins than brands in the volume segments can achieve...

Management briefing: Paris show preview

The 2014 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile opens to the press in early October. This month's Management Briefing offers a preview of the likely...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Nissan's top Brit jumps ship

I reckon this week's autobiz surprise out of left field was the almost simultaneous announcements that Nissan Motor chief planning officer A...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Mentor Graphics 18 Sep 2014

Matthew Beecham

Mentor Graphics is a major supplier of software tools that help engineers design electronic systems and components. Headquartered in Oregon, US, Mentor generates annual revenues of some US$1bn. Its tools are involved in the design of almost every electronic gadget you can think of. To find out about its automotive business, Matthew Beecham spoke to Martin O’Brien, General Manager, Integrated Electrical Systems Division Mentor Graphics.


Q&A with Aha: Analytical data from the Cloud 28 Jul 2014

Matthew Beecham

The IT industry has made much of the benefits of a Cloud infrastructure, offering better security and less complex networks in the workplace. Infotainment specialist Harman with subsidiary Aha claims its use in the car could be equally effective. It is now offering OEMs and service providers a chance to use the Cloud beyond downloading apps, navigation updates or music. Understanding what features are being used by the end customer, finding software bugs, removing unused features, reducing recalls or targeting specific customers with updates and advertising are just some of the ideas that Harman claims it can offer with its new Aha Cloud Platform Analytics and Updates Service. just-auto spoke to Siegfried Schuler, Director Centre of Competence Aha, about the service and find out what OEMs are most interested in.

Latest News

Ford Canada adding 1,000 jobs at Oakville 1 Oct 2014

Graeme Roberts

Ford is hiring about 1,000 hourly workers for its Oakville, Ontario, plant in Canada.


Mazda NSC takes over from Ford in South Africa 1 Oct 2014

Graeme Roberts

Mazda Motor has begun operations at its new national sales company Mazda Southern Africa (MSA).


Ford lowers 2014 pre-tax profit outlook 30 Sep 2014

Dave Leggett

Ford has lowered its 2014 pre-tax profit outlook to US$6bn (excluding special items) citing higher warranty costs and weakening total industry volume in Russia and South America.


ZF UK axle factory marks 10 years of JLR supply 30 Sep 2014

Graeme Roberts

ZF's UK passenger car axle assembly plant, ZF Lemforder at Solihull, on Tuesday (30 September) marked its 10th anniversary.


Ford eyes a tripling of Lincoln sales by 2020 30 Sep 2014

Dave Leggett

Ford is forecasting that its Lincoln luxury brand will triple its vehicle sales to approximately 300,000 a year by 2020 following the brand's introduction in China.

Latest blogs

2015 Ford Mustang: 8m 'likes' on Facebook 29 Aug 2014

Dave Leggett

The original 1960s fastback Mustang is one of my all-time favourite car designs.


Rule Britannia 6 Aug 2014

Graeme Roberts

It really does get tiresome when some (deep breath, choose words carefully) 'uninformed' person tells me the UK doesn't have a car industry any more. We do, albeit mostly foreign owned.

Company research

Ford Motor Company - Strategy and SWOT Report

Ford Motor Company - Strategy and SWOT Report

Ford Motor Company - Strategy and SWOT Report, is a source of comprehensive company data and information. The report covers the company’s structure, operation, SWOT analysis, product and service offer...

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Ford Motor Company - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

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Project Synopsis: MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth act......

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Ford Motor Company (F) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Ford Motor Company (F) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analys

Ford Motor Company (F) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled by Glob...

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