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Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

23 September 2016

This, the first of two management briefing reports concerning the 2016 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile, offers a sneak preview of the confirmed and likely world debut cars and concept vehicles.


Briefing - ADAS highlights at CES

18 January 2016

Among those traditional automakers taking space at this year’s consumer electronics show (CES) – and stealing much of the limelight - were Audi, BMW, Ford, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Hyundai-Kia and VW. Presentations from new names such as Faraday Future and potential disrupters Google and Apple gave the show an extra buzz. The accent was on personalisation of the driver experience via cloud connectivity, shared autonomous vehicles and even drone technology. In this month’s management briefing – the first of two parts – we draw on automakers’ plans for partial- and fully-autonomous cars to see what we can learn from it all. Our second part turns the spotlight on supplier ADAS innovations - from Autoliv to ZF TRW - that caught our eye in Vegas and Detroit over the past few weeks.


September management briefing: Frankfurt review

23 September 2015

In the second and final part of this month's management briefing, we take a look at the stand out concepts, production cars and trends seen at the 2015 Frankfurt IAA motor show.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Confidence, demonstrated

4 September 2015

Some of the news is just in today so, you may not have seen all of the stories yet but, after a slight rattling of investors' cages by the recent stock market shenanig..., er, 'correction' in China, this week we have seen automotive investment confidence in three key markets. From Mazda, in Russia, Daimler, in alliance with the Renault-Nissan Alliance, in Mexico and, Nissan again, right here in the UK, for Europe.

Latest interviews


Q&A with TI Automotive

17 November 2014

Emissions legislation, weight, packaging, safety and cost are the main factors driving fuel tank innovation. Matthew Beecham talked to Albert Boecker, Product & Advanced Engineering Director, Global Fuel Tank Systems, TI Automotive about the supplier’s fuel system technology and what can be done about ‘fuel slosh’.


INTERVIEW: Audi's 'Mr RHD' retires

31 July 2014

David Ingrams, who retired from Audi UK's press office today (31 July) played a key role in helping the German automaker's engineers achieve "uncompromised" right hand drive configurations and also oversaw a collection of about 50 classic cars, many of which he helped to launch when new. The man who praised Audi for taking the long-term view has himself served 36 years with the automaker and the connection may not yet be completely severed.


Q&A with Faurecia

25 June 2014

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one manufacturers of cockpits and instrumentation, Matthew Beecham spoke to Faurecia's David Weill about consumer expectations, materials trends, touch screens, HUDs and tomorrow's instrument cluster.


Q&A with Oerlikon Drive Systems

23 January 2014

Oerlikon Segment Drive Systems, with its brands Oerlikon Graziano and Oerlikon Fairfield, develops complete drive systems, gearing solutions and transmission components, with a product portfolio providing transmissions for high performance cars, solutions for all-wheel-drive vehicles and agricultural tractors, as well as Torque Hub planetary drive for industrial machinery and off-highway mobile equipment. In this interview, Matthew Beecham spoke to Paolo Mantelli, Head of Performance Automotive, Oerlikon Drive Systems about some of its latest innovations and technology partnerships with Continental and Vocis.

Latest news


Automakers plan Europe highway fast charge network

29 November 2016

BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen Group have announced plans for a joint venture to establish an ultra-fast, high-power charging network along major highways in Europe similar to Tesla's pioneering Supercharger network.


just-auto Plus only Continental debuts MFST in Mercedes-Benz E-Class

23 November 2016

For drivers of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan, spare batteries, power banks and cable clutter for smart devices are a thing of the past: The Multifunctional Smart Device Terminal (MFST) from the international technology company Continental is making its...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes AMG GT orders opened in Germany

22 November 2016

Three new members of the AMG GT family are available to order now. The AMG GT and GT C Roadsters as well as the extremely sporty AMG GT R will be launched on the market in spring 2017. AMG is extending its in-house developed family of sports cars outwards...


2016 LA auto show - world premieres list

17 November 2016

The following cars, light trucks and concepts were world premieres at the 2016 LA auto show.


Beijing Benz builds millionth Mercedes

17 November 2016

The millionth vehicle has been built at Beijing Benz Automotive Co (BBAC).


Valmet to hire 1000 employees for GLC production

17 November 2016

Valmet Automotive said it had started recruiting over 1,000 new assemblers and 'white collars' for its Uusikaupunki car plant as it prepares for Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV production.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Maybach S 650 Cabriolet debuts at LA show

16 November 2016

The first cabriolet from the Mercedes-Maybach brand is celebrating its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show and is all set to hit markets in the spring of 2017 – limited to 300 examples and with a net price tag of EUR300,000 (US$321,737). The high-end...


just-auto Plus only GAZ Yaroslavl plant celebrates 100th anniversary

15 November 2016

Avtodiesel Yaroslavl Motor Plant (YMZ) marks its 100th anniversary. Today, Avtodiesel is one of the major Russian manufacturers of multipurpose diesel engines, clutches, gearboxes as well as stationary generator sets based on them. Its share in the Russian...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz car sharing scheme launch in Munich

11 November 2016

Straightforward, safe and reliable – The new car-sharing platform from Mercedes-Benz will go online at the start of December. Croove is the name of the new app-based service that pairs up private vehicle owners and hirers. The Croove scheme will be...


just-auto Plus only Daimler Tel Aviv Tech Centre begins operations

9 November 2016

Digitalisation, autonomous driving, security and connectivity, those trends heavily influence vehicle development in the future. To meet the vast and fast technological changes, Daimler has set up a global network of research and development facilities, which...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz October 2016 global sales rise 11.5%

8 November 2016

Mercedes-Benz made a successful start to the fourth quarter: Unit sales increased by 11.5% to 173,096 vehicles in October and 1,711,017 vehicles were handed over to customers in the first ten months of the year (+11.7%). This means that the Stuttgart-based...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz US October 2016 sales down 2.1%

3 November 2016

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) on 2 November 2016 reported October sales of 28,659 vehicles, decreasing 1.0% from the 28,952 vehicles sold during the same month last year. Mercedes-Benz Vans also reported October sales with 2,724 units, down 2.7% and smart reported...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz extends Technology Centre

31 October 2016

The biggest strategic engine initiative in the history of Mercedes-Benz will enter its decisive phase in 2017. Following the launch of the new four-cylinder diesel engine in spring 2016, next year will see the addition of no fewer than four more members to the...


Mercedes-Benz Bremen plant to produce electric car

28 October 2016

Mercedes-Benz says the first production model of the new EQ product brand is to be produced in Bremen by the end of this decade.


Mercedes-Benz presents X-Class pickup

26 October 2016

Mercedes has shown a new concept pickup that will provide the basis for a new premium mid-size pickup that will be launched in 2017 and made in cooperation with Nissan as part of its collaborative tie-up with the Renault-Nissan Alliance.


Daimler boosts Q3 sales and profits

21 October 2016

Daimler has posted record third quarter 2016 unit sales and EBIT adjusted for special items after boosting unit sales 5% to 754,100 cars and commercial vehicles worldwide.


Low-cost Hungary labour shortages worry automakers

20 October 2016

Reports of a growing labour shortage in eastern Europe have been reinforced by similar claims from Audi and Daimler of a worker shortfall in Hungary.


Daimler to offer bus electrohydraulic steering

20 October 2016

Electrohydraulic power steering (EHPS) developed in collaboration with Steyr is cutting Daimler Buses' fuel consumption, the automaker said.


Daimler buys site for Polish engine plant

13 October 2016

Daimler has signing a property purchase agreement for the site of a new engine plant in Jawor, Poland.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz September 2016 global sales up 12.1%

11 October 2016

Mercedes-Benz has managed the hat-trick: In September, in the third quarter and also in the first nine months of the year, the Stuttgart based company with the three-pointed star achieved three new records and is doing better than ever before. Last month,...


just-auto Plus only MBUSI’s statement on Eleventh Circuit decision

6 October 2016

Mercedes-Benz US International (MBUSI) applauds the decision this week by the US court of appeals for the eleventh circuit to reverse the National Labour Relations Board (NLRB) ruling on distribution of non-work materials at certain areas of our facility,...


Daimler’s car2go crosses two million customer mark

5 October 2016

The Daimler owned car2go car-sharing community has grown to exceed 2m. In September, the company crossed the 2m customer mark. The 2m customers worldwide include more than 1.1m in Europe, of whom more than 550,000 are in Germany.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz USA September 2016 sales up 1.7%

4 October 2016

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), reported best-ever September sales of 29,500 vehicles, increasing 1.7% from the 29,020 vehicles sold during the same month last year. Mercedes-Benz Vans also reported best-ever September sales with 2,970 units, up 28.2% and smart...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes C-Class earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

3 October 2016

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the latest winner of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick+ award. The mid-size luxury car earns good ratings in all five of the Institute's crash-worthiness evaluations - small overlap front,...


2016 Paris motor show - premieres list

30 September 2016

The Audi Q5, Citroën C3, Hyundai i30, Kia Rio, Land Rover Discovery, Nissan Micra, Peugeots 3008 & 5008, Porsche Panamera, Renault Alaskan and Škoda Kodiaq were the most important production models at the 2016 Paris motor show. As for design studies and prototypes, the BMW Concept X2, Generation EQ SUV from Daimler, Lexus UX, Renault Trezor and Volkswagen I.D. were the main show stoppers. Surprisingly, the BMW 5 Series, Infiniti QX50 and a mid-life facelift for the VW Golf did not appear.


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz unveils new electric mobility brand

30 September 2016

At the Paris Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz will unveil its new product brand for electric mobility: EQ. The name EQ stands for "Electric Intelligence" and is derived from the Mercedes-Benz brand values of "Emotion and Intelligence." The new...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz reinvents itself with new strategy

30 September 2016

At "Mondial de l'Automobile 2016," Dr. Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler and head of Mercedes Benz Cars, presented the company's strategy for the mobility of the future: "connectivity, autonomous driving, sharing and electric drive systems...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes Benz launches made in India GLC SUV

30 September 2016

The country’s largest luxury car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz, on 29 September, 2016, achieved yet another milestone for its world-class manufacturing facility, by adding the ninth product to its local production portfolio in India. By rolling out the GLC...


just-auto Plus only Daimler US recalls vans over seat belt issue

30 September 2016

NHTSA campaign number: 16V670000 Component(s): Seat belts Potential number of units affected: 271 units Summary: Daimler Vans US (DVUSA) is recalling certain model year 2016 Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles manufactured 1...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz E-Class exceeds Euro NCAP standards

29 September 2016

The E-Class Saloon has achieved a full five-star Euro NCAP rating, significantly exceeding the standards the independent safety test requires a vehicle to attain in order to be awarded five stars. The E-Class' occupant safety, child safety, pedestrian...

Mercedes-Benz news

Automakers plan Europe highway fast charge network

29 November 2016

BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen Group have announced plans for a joint venture to establish an...


just-auto Plus only Continental debuts MFST in Mercedes-Benz E-Class

23 November 2016

For drivers of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan, spare batteries, power banks and cable clutte...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes AMG GT orders opened in Germany

22 November 2016

Three new members of the AMG GT family are available to order now. The AMG GT and GT C Roadsters...


2016 LA auto show - world premieres list

17 November 2016

The following cars, light trucks and concepts were world premieres at the 2016 LA auto show. I...


Beijing Benz builds millionth Mercedes

17 November 2016

The millionth vehicle has been built at Beijing Benz Automotive Co (BBAC). This joint venture...


Valmet to hire 1000 employees for GLC production

17 November 2016

Valmet Automotive said it had started recruiting over 1,000 new assemblers and 'white collars...



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