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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Geneva by one means or another

So, did anything interesting happen this week? I seem to recall the odd vague mention of a motor show Somewhere in Europe. Geneva? That's it...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Hobnobbing with the A-listers

A highlight for the Z-list 'trade site' peasant this week was - courtesy of right place, right time - to sup down at the A-listers' table on...

ANALYSIS: Mercedes smart brand's last chance?

Mercedes-Benz has struggled for 18 years to make profits from smart. Platform sharing with Renault may be the brand's last chance, writes Ra...

COMMENT: Apple weighs a BIG decision

Apple is a very, very powerful brand. It is also a very, very big company with a market capitalisation of over $700bn ($740bn when I just ch...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Magna Closures 28 Nov 2014

Matthew Beecham

Magna Closures designs, engineers and manufactures a range of vehicle closure modules, systems and components for the automotive industry. In this interview, Matthew Beecham spoke to David O'Connell, Vice President – Global Engineering and R&D, Magna Mirrors & Magna Closures about the company’s SmartLatch, PureView sliding window and how it strikes a balance between providing a door which improves side-crash safety yet reduces overall vehicle weight.


INTERVIEW: Han Hendriks, Johnson Controls 31 Oct 2014

Calum MacRae

Calum MacRae interviews Han Hendriks, VP Advanced Product Development & Sales for Johnson Controls Automotive Interiors, to hear about the company's business strategy in the area of interiors.

Latest News

Another European brand calls it quits in Australia 5 Mar 2015

Graeme Roberts

Another European car brand is to depart from Australia.


Smart sets itself apart from Renault 16 Feb 2015

Roger Stansfield

Smart is now completing the European launch of its new generation Forfour, about six months behind the Renault Twingo with which it was co-engineered and is built at the French automaker's Novo Mesto plant in Slovenia.


Infineon and UMC extend semiconductor partnership 15 Dec 2014

Graeme Roberts

Semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies and United Microelectronics Corporation have extended their manufacturing partnership into power semiconductors for automotive applications.


Daimler tops off li-ion battery plant expansion 2 Dec 2014

Graeme Roberts

Daimler is expanding production capacity for lithium-ion batteries and plans to spend another EUR100m on its Deutsche ACCUmotive subsidiary which supplies lithium-ion batteries for the current Smart Fortwo electric drive and the hybrid Mercedes S-, E- and C-Class. It has delivered over 50,000 battery packs to date.


Honda shows fuel cell vehicle concept 18 Nov 2014

Dave Leggett

Honda has unveiled the Honda FCV Concept, a concept car for a future fuel cell vehicle (FCV) alongside the Honda Power Exporter Concept, a concept model for an external power feeding device that enables AC power output from the FCV.

Company research

Smart Glass 2014-2024: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts

Smart Glass 2014-2024: Technologies, Markets, Forecasts

Smart glass technology has received hundreds of millions of dollars in investment over the past few years. This has resulted in a rapid expansion of the production capacity globally. At the same time,...

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Smart Headlights Trends

Smart Headlights Trends

Smart Headlights, a prospecting offer, describes as to how technology is fast permeating the driving arena and why smart headlights are the answer to night time driving....

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Global Smart Transportation Market 2012-2016

Global Smart Transportation Market 2012-2016

TechNavio's analysts forecast Global Smart Transportation market to grow at a CAGR of 25.6 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this growth is the growing Global S...

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