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RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of vehicle roof systems

While the variation of roof systems continues to grow, the push for lighter cars has led to the adoption of carbon fibre and polycarbonate i...

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...

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

Mercedes keeps on breaking records 8 Apr 2015

Graeme Roberts

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz seemingly cannot stop breaking records after hitting another new monthly high in March with 183,467 sales, up 15.7% year on year.


LG Chem to supply EV batteries to Daimler 7 Apr 2015

Graeme Roberts

LG Chem is to supply Daimler with lithium ion batteries for the Smart EV due to be launched in 2016.


Mercedes-Benz to continue model range expansion 2 Apr 2015

Dave Leggett

Daimler says that its Mercedes-Benz Cars division will continue to expand its model range this year as "four new vehicles without a predecessor model will be launched" in the first seven months of the year.


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.

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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