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ANALYSIS: Making sense of China's sales volatility

Just as in Europe, India or the USA, looking at China as one market doesn't give you the full picture. Differences across geographical areas...

ANALYSIS: BMW sales collapse in largest EU market

The 12 percent YoY rise in the June German passenger cars market has seen some notable changes to the usual pecking order. Opel muscled past...


Briefing: Active safety systems

Matthew Beecham | 25 Jun 2015

Driver assistance systems use a combination of warnings and some degree of active intervention to help steer the driver away from trouble. Although the accent is on giving assistance to the driver rather than take control away, motorists are still wary about cars that supposedly drive themselves. While active intervention clearly holds many possibilities, it is also fraught with difficulty. Matthew Beecham considers the stage we have reached with three advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), rearview cameras, autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems and head-up displays (HUDs) in cars. This second instalment considers AEB and HUDs.


Briefing: Active safety systems

Matthew Beecham | 18 Jun 2015

Driver assistance systems use a combination of warnings and some degree of active intervention to help steer the driver away from trouble. While active intervention clearly holds many possibilities, it is also fraught with difficulty. Matthew Beecham considers the stage we have reached with three advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS): rearview cameras; autonomous emergency braking systems; and head-up displays (HUDs) in cars. This first instalment considers rearview cameras.


RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Review of start-stop engines

Matthew Beecham | 17 Jun 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham reviews the blossoming market for start-stop applications and some implications for batteries and lubricants.


COMMENT: Europe's auto sector nervous

Dave Leggett | 8 Jun 2015

Europe's economy faces a number of risks, but there are signs the Greek crisis is now nearing a crunch point. Already low economic growth could be adversely effected, something that could endanger Europe's car market recovery, says Dave Leggett

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Lear’s VP Global Seat Engineering

Matthew Beecham | 2 Jun 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one component manufacturers, Matthew Beecham talked to David Kazyak, Vice President, Global Seat Engineering, Lear Corporation about the use of alternative and advanced materials in seats, breathable fabric surfaces, carbon fibre seat frames as well as seating for the autonomous car.


Q&A with Dow Automotive

Matthew Beecham | 23 Feb 2015

Dow Automotive Systems is a provider of polyurethanes, elastomers, films, fluids, adhesives, emissions solutions and acoustic-management materials to the global transportation industry. Matthew Beecham spoke to Eugenio Toccalino, Director of Strategic Marketing, Dow Automotive about structural foams and adhesives and the ways in which the supplier is helping OEMs make cars lighter.

Latest News

North America boosts Ford Q2 profits

Graeme Roberts | 28 Jul 2015

Ford Motor Company on Tuesday (28 July) said it was "on track for a breakthrough year" after posting its best automotive quarterly profit since 2000 in the second quarter of 2015.


Ford rolls off five millionth Focus from Saarlouis

Dave Leggett | 22 Jul 2015

Ford's Saarlouis Plant in Germany is celebrating a major milestone - the five millionth Ford Focus produced there has just rolled off the line.


Ford introduces luxurious F-150 Limited truck

Graeme Roberts | 21 Jul 2015

Ford has introduced the F-150 Limited truck in the US, billing it as its "most advanced and luxurious truck ever".


Latest Ford Focus same as in other markets

Fernando Calmon | 20 Jul 2015

Apart from the usual regional variations to suit buyer preferences and local regulations, Ford has fulfilled its promise of producing and/or selling cars in Brazil identical to those sold in other markets under the One Ford policy begun on former global CEO Alan Mulally's watch.


European car market up 8.4% in H1 [includes data]

Dave Leggett | 20 Jul 2015

Car sales data released by JATO shows the European car market ending the first half of the year hit a high with sales up 14.6% in June and 8.4% during the first half versus the same period last year.


Ford working on vehicle lighting advances

Graeme Roberts | 20 Jul 2015

Ford is developing new lighting technologies that will enable drivers to more easily identify potential hazards, including pedestrians, cyclists and animals.


Ford reduces worker injury rate

Graeme Roberts | 17 Jul 2015

Ford claims to have has reduced the injury rate by 70% for its 50,000 US factory workers and those in other global plants over a dozen years.


Magna to buy Getrag for US$1.9bn

Simon Warburton | 16 Jul 2015

Magna says it has inked an agreement to acquire automotive transmissions supplier, Getrag Group in a deal worth EUR1.75bn (US$1.9bn).


Ford discounts 2015 F-150 in US

Graeme Roberts | 16 Jul 2015

Ford is offering discounts on its new aluminium bodied F-150 pickup in the US to boost sales.


Ford Europe outpaces industry growth

Graeme Roberts | 15 Jul 2015

Ford of Europe said its sales growth outpaced the overall industry in June and the first half of the year thanks to strong demand for new models such as the redesigned Mondeo sedan, Kuga and EcoSport SUVs, and Transit commercial vehicles.


Ford India to launch three vehicles this year

Graeme Roberts | 14 Jul 2015

Ford plans to launch three new or updated three models in India in fiscal year 2015-16.


NZ June sales rebound after flat May

Graeme Roberts | 14 Jul 2015

After a flat May, new vehicle sales in New Zealand bounced back in June to 13,030 units, setting a record for the month which was the fifth strongest on record.


UAW contract talks start today

Graeme Roberts | 13 Jul 2015

United Auto Workers (UAW) union officials and 'Detroit Three' automaker executives begin contract talks today (13 July) with much of the talks expected to centre around the 'two-tier' wage structure agreed eight years ago in the midst of the financial crisis that led to GM and Chrysler bankruptcies.


China vehicle sales decline 2.3% in June

Tony Pugliese | 13 Jul 2015

New vehicle sales in China fell by 2.3% to 1,803,000 units in June, from 1,845,800 units in the same month of last year, according to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).


Ford to stop building C-Max and Focus in Michigan

Graeme Roberts | 10 Jul 2015

Ford plans to halt the production of C-Max and Focus at its Michigan Assembly Plant in 2018. The manufacturing of these small cars will be shifted out of the US, according to UAW officials.


Ford Sollers starts production of upgraded Focus

Dave Leggett | 8 Jul 2015

Ford Sollers, Ford's Russian joint venture, has started production of the revised and facelifted Ford Focus at its Vsevolozhsk plant close to St. Petersburg.


Ford’s ‘significantly enhanced’ EcoSport on sale

Graeme Roberts | 3 Jul 2015

What Ford is billing a 'significantly enhanced', updated EcoSport B-SUV is now available to order in Europe.


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.


Korean ministry orders Takata related recalls

Graeme Roberts | 25 Jun 2015

South Korea's transport ministry said on Thursday it had ordered four automakers to recall 24,808 vehicles that may contain faulty air bags made by Takata , given the possibility of injury to drivers.


New Fords can 'see around corners'

Graeme Roberts | 23 Jun 2015

Ford is introducing new vehicle camera technology that can see around corners.


UAW wants FCA labour cost advantage nixed

Graeme Roberts | 19 Jun 2015

Labour costs for union workers are much lower for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles than Detroit rivals Ford and General Motors, a disparity United Auto Workers president Dennis Williams has said he wants to fix.


UAW calls for worker pool to lower health costs

Graeme Roberts | 19 Jun 2015

United Auto Workers president Dennis Williams has said he wants to enter talks with the three major US automakers to pool active union and nonunion workers and UAW retirees to bargain for lower healthcare costs.

Latest blogs

Europe: thoughts on currency movements

Dave Leggett | 16 Jan 2015

Interesting news today that Ford is significantly raising output of the Fiesta in Germany in Q1 (other models, too, but mainly Fiesta). The move prompts a number of thoughts.


Notice anything odd in Ford's Burj Khalifa Mustang video?

Glenn Brooks | 21 Nov 2014

Ford has continued its idea of assembling a Mustang high up inside a skyscraper. First it was done in New York, now in Dubai. But look closely at who was putting the car together.

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