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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...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: And what a week...

I submit, yeronner, brain fade, the leap straight from summer holiday to Swedish presser and an exceptionally busy week for the delay in thi...

Briefing: Emerging markets in trouble (3)

In the full year 2014, Argentina, Brazil, India, Russia, Thailand & Turkey are set to become an even greater drag on global light vehicle ma...

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 'surveillance mode' tech made available 22 Sep 2014

Dave Leggett

Ford has announced the availability of 'surveillance mode', first introduced on 2014 Ford Police Interceptor, to competitive vehicle manufacturers and for use in military applications to encourage expanded adoption and to help protect law enforcement officers and military personnel.


Ford slows popular hatchback output 19 Sep 2014

Graeme Roberts

Ford is reducing German output of of its top-selling Fiesta in the fourth quarter of 2014 as demand in some key markets has slowed.


EU car sales recovery continued in August 17 Sep 2014

Dave Leggett

The EU area's car market recovery continued in August with sales up 2.1% on last year, according to data released by ACEA.


Mazda starts Thai 2 production for Australia 17 Sep 2014

Graeme Roberts

Production of the redesigned Mazda 2 (Demio in Japan) has begun at Auto Alliance (Thailand) (AAT) with initial output destined for Australia and New Zealand.


GM Holden starts axing engineers - report 17 Sep 2014

Graeme Roberts

Although there are three years until production in Australia ends, General Motors' Holden is preparing to sack half its local engineering workforce - 300 people.

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

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

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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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