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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...

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. W...


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


RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Vehicle door innovations

Matthew Beecham | 8 Jun 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham reviews some novel door component innovations, including the use of tropical plant material by Ford and a game changing latch from Magna.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: London on the show circuit?

Graeme Roberts | 29 May 2015

As those - all three of you - who honour me with your occasional presence on my self-curated 'just-auto' Facebook page may have guessed, when I'm not helping to cover the current cutting edge state of the autobiz, I like to wallow in a rose-tinted backview of the 1960s when British, Australian and Canadian cars dominated my import-restricted former colony, V8s were an attainable aspiration (one could put one in one's Cortina if one so wished), petrol was cheap (diesel for trucks only) and the Holy Grail for a Kiwi Kar Nut was the annual Earls Court show in London.

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

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.


Europe's car market was positive - just - in May

Dave Leggett | 18 Jun 2015

Data released by JATO Dynamics shows that Europe's car market slowed to growth of just 0.8% in May. However, the underlying picture remains one of national markets in recovery.


GAZ components welcomes rouble rate "absolutely"

Simon Warburton | 18 Jun 2015

GAZ Group's supply division is welcoming the rouble depreciation as a genuine business opportunity but noted it had to submit its tender to manufacture for its parent in just the same way as any other competitor.


Management changes at Toyota Europe

Chris Wright | 17 Jun 2015

Toyota Motor Europe has announced two senior changes that put two Brits into senior roles.


Ford rolls out first Figo Aspire from Sanand

Graeme Roberts | 15 Jun 2015

The new Figo Aspire sedan Job 1 recently rolled off the manufacturing line at Ford's new Sanand plant.


China vehicle sales continue to slow in May

Tony Pugliese | 11 Jun 2015

New vehicle sales in China fell by 0.4% year on year to 1,903,500 units in May, compared with already sluggish year earlier volumes, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).


Auto chief to head Ontario province promotion

Graeme Roberts | 11 Jun 2015

A former chairman of Toyota Canada is chairing a new committee to promote the province of Ontario to the automotive industry.


Ford China sales increase 4% in May

Graeme Roberts | 9 Jun 2015

Ford China sold 91,013 vehicles in May, a 4% increase compared to 87,887 vehicles in May 2014.


Ford India to export EcoSport to US?

Graeme Roberts | 9 Jun 2015

Ford apparently plans to export its Indian-made EcoSport to the US from October 2017, sources have told local media.


LCVs dominate Australia top five in May

Graeme Roberts | 9 Jun 2015

As in neighbouring New Zealand, light commercial vehicles took the top places in the sales charts in May.


CVs, SUVs, dominate sales in New Zealand

Graeme Roberts | 9 Jun 2015

New vehicle sales in New Zealand slipped 30 units year on year in May to 10,034 units but the market year to date was up 6% (2,925 vehicles) to 52,562 cars and commercial vehicles.


Ford eyes I3 cylinder deactivation

Graeme Roberts | 8 Jun 2015

Ford said fuel efficiency improvements of up to 6% were achieved on the road after engineers tested different cylinder deactivation technologies on a working prototype.


Ford Sollers begins Fiesta production

Graeme Roberts | 4 Jun 2015

Ford Sollers, a joint venture of Ford Motor and OJSC Sollers in Russia, has started production of the new Fiesta four-door sedan and five-door hatchback at its modernised plant in Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan.


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.


Ford launching SYNC 3

Graeme Roberts | 2 Jun 2015

Ford's updated SYNC 3 technology makes its debut this summer in North America in the 2016 Escape and Fiesta.


Ford shortens summer shutdown

Graeme Roberts | 2 Jun 2015

Ford's in 2015 will produce close to 40,000 extra units by idling some plants for only one week during what has been the traditional two week summer shutdown.


New Ford Transit Connect van engines and tech

Graeme Roberts | 2 Jun 2015

New engines already seen in other Ford Europe models are finding their way into the Transit Connect van line this summer along with claimed and segment first driver assistance and connectivity from this summer.

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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Ford Motor Company - Strategy and SWOT Report

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

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