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Briefing: Tomorrow's steering systems

For many years, power steering technology was focused on hydraulic systems but demand is now favouring electric power steering mainly due to...

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: Japan under attack from foreign brands

Glenn Brooks | 16 Jul 2015

Vehicle sales ended the first half of CY2015 down 11%, due mostly to a tax rise for Kei-models. Yet not every OEM is suffering. Mazda was up 47% in June, while multiple European brands are also enjoying high percentage gains.

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.

RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Tomorrow’s rearview mirrors

Matthew Beecham | 1 Jun 2015

The rearview mirror has been transformed over the last decade into a high-tech electronic module, writes Matthew Beecham. Tomorrow’s mirrors will feature even more, including lights, cameras, displays and controls.

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

Williams CEO eyes consultancy business expansion

Guest author | 20 May 2015

Mike O'Driscoll, Group CEO of Williams, leads a brand that is well known for its motorsports activity and Formula One participation. However, the firm is now eyeing more consultancy business and looking further afield for opportunities. Ian Adcock caught up with him to hear more.

Q&A with JATCO Ltd

Calum MacRae | 14 Oct 2014

Calum MacRae talked to JATCO's Yuko Fujita. JATCO holds 49% of the world CVT market. JATCO, 75% held by Nissan Motor Company, was exhibiting at the Paris Motor Show for the first time.

Latest News

Renault-Nissan Alliance RCI Banque boosts profits

Graeme Roberts | 30 Jul 2015

RCI Banque, which finances Renault-Nissan Alliance operations and dealerships, booked 2015 first half earnings before tax up 17.5% year on year to EUR422m.

Nissan boosts Q1 operating income

Graeme Roberts | 29 Jul 2015

Nissan Motor has boosted operating income sharply in its first fiscal quarter.

Alliance-Daimler JV to build and run factory

Graeme Roberts | 28 Jul 2015

Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance have formed a joint venture company to oversee the building and operation of the Mexican factory that eventually will build Mercedes and Infiniti models.

Kelly Blue Book calls July sales increase 2.6%

Graeme Roberts | 27 Jul 2015

New vehicle sales in the United States are expected to increase 2.6% year on year to 1.47m units in July 2015, resulting in an estimated 17.1m seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), according to Kelley Blue Book.

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.

Nissan opens regional parts distribution centre

Graeme Roberts | 20 Jul 2015

Nissan India has opened a regional parts distribution centre at Luhari in Gurgaon, Haryana.

Nissan to lift Japanese output/exports

Tony Pugliese | 17 Jul 2015

Nissan Motor plans to continue to increase production in Japan to take advantage of the extremely favourable yen:dollar exchange rate.

Nissan Europe sales up in first half

Graeme Roberts | 17 Jul 2015

Nissan Europe has announced record sales in the first six months of 2015, making it the top selling Asian brand in the region, after 384,726 units were sold in the first six months of 2015, an increase of 4.3% year on year.

GKN Driveline starts Thailand AWD facility

Simon Warburton | 16 Jul 2015

GKN Driveline has opened its new AWD manufacturing facility in Thailand.

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.

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).

Takata airbag causes Nissan fire, injury

Graeme Roberts | 10 Jul 2015

Nissan Motor has revealed a Takata air bag in an SUV had deployed with too much force and caused a fire in a light crash in Japan, the automaker's first such case in the country.

More Nissan Rogue output planned for Japan

Graeme Roberts | 9 Jul 2015

Nissan Motor will start producing the Rogue crossover (X-Trail in some markets) from spring 2016 at its production subsidiary in Kyushu, Japan, for export to North America.

Nissan warns on China stock markets turbulence

Dave Leggett | 9 Jul 2015

Nissan has warned that large falls on Chinese stock markets could negatively impact consumer confidence in the country.

Renault unveils D-Seg Talisman

Dave Leggett | 8 Jul 2015

Renault has shown its new D-Segment model, the Talisman, which replaces the Laguna and goes on sale in European markets at the end of the year.

Nissan US axes Pathfinder Hybrid

Graeme Roberts | 3 Jul 2015

Nissan has axed the Pathfinder Hybrid in the US.

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.

Toyota, Nissan and Honda agree hydrogen deal

Graeme Roberts | 2 Jul 2015

Toyota, Nissan and Honda have agreed key details of a new joint project to develop hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in Japan.

Low Russia ownership real potential: Bo Andersson

Simon Warburton | 29 Jun 2015

AvtoVAZ CEO, Bo Andersson remains confident Russia's relatively low car ownership still sees major potential for the country currently under the yoke of severe international economic sanctions.

Nissan to halt India Evalia production temporarily

Graeme Roberts | 26 Jun 2015

Nissan plans to temporarily suspend production of the Evalia - a passenger carrying variant of the NV200 - in India, owing to excess stock.

Toyota and Nissan expand Takata airbag recalls

Graeme Roberts | 25 Jun 2015

Toyota Motor and Nissan Motor Co said on Thursday they would expand a recall previously issued in North America to the rest of the world to replace potentially lethal passenger side air bag inflators made by Takata.

Renault-Nissan Alliance sells 250,000th EV

Graeme Roberts | 24 Jun 2015

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold its 250,000th electric vehicle: a white Renault ZOE to a French engineer.

Latest blogs

R.I.P. Nissan Cedric, 1960-2014

Glenn Brooks | 7 Jan 2015

The fantastically named Cedric, once hugely popular in Japan as a taxi, has been laid to rest.

Rule Britannia

Graeme Roberts | 6 Aug 2014

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.

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