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THE WEEK THAT WAS - Geneva, mostly

A fair number of interesting stories came out of Geneva this week. We learned, for example, that Jeep almost got yanked from the UK market i...

President outlines new Honda world order

Obviously responding to a spate of recent recalls and new product development hitches, Honda Motor president & CEO Takahiro Hachigo has unve...

Graeme Roberts | 27 Nov 2015

I'm not long back from a fascinating week in Ontario, home to all of Canada's car assembly plants, major suppliers such as Magna and Linamar and a bunch of clever companies and academic boffins all working in what we might term the connected and automated car space.

Graeme Roberts | 19 Nov 2015

It takes a fair bit to impress engineers from a major OEM but the boffins from a major Canadian university reckon they achieved that recently with a guided tour of a new research and development facility they are building.

Graeme Roberts | 6 Nov 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one suppliers, this week Matthew Beecham talked with Detlef Jürss, group vice president and general manager Seating Components, Johnson Controls Automotive Seating. Well worth a look if you haven't enjoyed yet. He's also talked to Schaeffler about smarter repairs.

Dave Leggett | 30 Oct 2015

Volkswagen Group stayed very much in the news this week. The company posted a set of results that were dragged down by provision made for costs associated with ‘dieselgate’. I suspect it won’t be the last set of disappointing results to come out of Wolfsburg.

Latest Interviews

Matthew Beecham | 27 Nov 2014

Magna Mirrors is the world’s largest producer of automotive mirror systems and a major supplier of engineered glass systems and door handles. In this interview, Matthew Beecham spoke to David O'Connell, Vice President – Global Engineering and R&D, Magna Mirrors & Magna Closures about the auto-dimming and power-folding mirror markets and the increasing use of cameras on cars.

Matthew Beecham | 28 Jul 2014

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

Chris Wright | 21 Jul 2016

Following its $32bn takeover of chip designer ARM Holdings, SoftBank’s founder Masayoshi Son is now looking to develop talking cars that can read a driver's emotions.

Graeme Roberts | 19 Jul 2016

Air bag supplier Takata routinely manipulated results of inflator tests supplied to Honda, a news agency reported, citing an ongoing audit commissioned by the supplier and its largest customer.

Graeme Roberts | 19 Jul 2016

Honda Automobile (Thailand) said it would extend the range of vehicles which require replacement of Takata driver airbag inflators.

Dave Leggett | 15 Jul 2016

Several UK car factories face an uncertain future following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, according to PA Consulting Group research.

Graeme Roberts | 14 Jul 2016

Honda Motor's Indian unit is recalling 190,578 vehicles to replace Takata passenger front airbag inflators, the company reportedly said in a statement.

Graeme Roberts | 12 Jul 2016

Daido Steel and Honda Motor claim to be the world’s first companies to achieve practical application of a hot deformed neodymium magnet containing no heavy rare earth yet with high heat resistance properties and high magnetic performance required for use in the driving motor of a hybrid vehicle.

Tony Pugliese | 6 Jul 2016

Honda has revealed some details of the new-generation Freed compact minivan it plans to launch this autumn.

Graeme Roberts | 1 Jul 2016

The US government reportedly has advised owners of 313,000 recalled Honda and Acura vehicles to replace their Takata-made airbags immediately after testing showed there’s as high as a 50% chance of rupture in a crash.

Graeme Roberts | 23 Jun 2016

Poor results in a special study have prompted the US Insurance Institute of Highway Safety to consider instituting a passenger-side rating as part of its Top Safety Pick criteria.

Dave Leggett | 21 Jun 2016

Honda Taiwan has held a ceremony to celebrate its 300,000-unit cumulative automobile production at its plant in Pingtung City.

Graeme Roberts | 13 May 2016

Honda Motor on Friday announced a surprise net loss for the fourth fiscal quarter of the year to 31 March 2016 as quality-related costs, mostly to recall Takata-made air bag inflators, almost quadrupled for the full business year.

Tony Pugliese | 9 May 2016

Honda said it was broadening its recall of cars with faulty Takata airbags by a further 20m cars globally, according to local reports.

Graeme Roberts | 28 Apr 2016

Honda Motor said on Thursday (28 April) it would partially resume operations on 6 May at its earthquake-damaged Kumamoto factory (Ozu-machi, Kikuchi-gun, Kumamoto Prefecture), which had previously been halted until 28 April, while limited mini-car production had resumed at a subsidiary.

Graeme Roberts | 21 Apr 2016

Honda Motor has developed what it claims is the auto industry's first mass production vehicle assembly line with a main line that incorporates a flowing cell production system.

Graeme Roberts | 21 Apr 2016

Honda has announced it will expand its next Clarity model line to three variants from a single fuel cell model. The Clarity Electric and Plug-in Hybrid will both launch in the US in 2017.

Graeme Roberts | 15 Apr 2016

Toyota Motor and Honda Motor were among companies that suspended operations Friday after a powerful earthquake struck the Japanese island of Kyushu, damaging factories and supply chains.

Tony Pugliese | 8 Apr 2016

Honda Motor Co is recalling up to 238,000 Fit small cars and Vezel crossover models worldwide as the company continues to struggle to rectify quality issues on the Fit range.

Bill Cawthon | 4 Apr 2016

March was a month of surprises. Analysts were surprised when Easter and spring break holidays played hob with their sales forecasts. General Motors might have been caught off guard when the fleet sales it tries so hard to avoid helped Ford leapfrog it into the top spot for March. Nissan set an all-time record and bumped American Honda down to sixth place among the major automakers.

Graeme Roberts | 17 Mar 2016

US vehicle safety regulators announced on Thursday (17 March) 20 automakers have agreed to make automatic emergency braking standard on nearly all US vehicles by 2022, a move that could prevent thousands of rear-end crashes annually.

Dave Leggett | 17 Mar 2016

Honda has announced that its new Performance Manufacturing Centre (PMC) in Marysville, Ohio will begin series production of the next-generation Honda NSX supercar in late April 2016. Deliveries for European customers are due to start in autumn 2016.

Tony Pugliese | 15 Mar 2016

Honda Motor is scheduled to begin assembling the 10th generation Civic passenger car at its new plant in Prachin Buri's Rojana Industrial Park in Thailand this month.

Graeme Roberts | 8 Mar 2016

Honda Australia is expected to source its Civic hatchback from Thailand, along with the sedan, a local media report said.

Latest blogs

Dave Leggett | 22 Jul 2015

Car companies that do other things besides making cars always provide a certain fascination.

Glenn Brooks | 10 Feb 2015

One of those wonderful 'only in Japan' news items has just appeared in the Akihabara News.

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