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VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Kia electrifies its Soul

Kia Motors (UK) is taking a softly-softly approach to the launch of its first battery-electric car, targeting just 100-200 sales in 2015 thr...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: iOS (and Android) in the car

Perhaps not surprisingly, given our target audience, the most-read news item on just-auto this week was about a Geneva new product roll-out,...

PRODUCT EYE: Toyota rejoins C-segment wagon party

Olde England: 'estate car' or, if you are v posh, 'shooting brake'. US: 'wagon'. Australia/New Zealand: 'station (as in sheep) wagon' or jus...

PRODUCT EYE: Land Rover Freelander 2

Not only is is possible to spend forty thousand pounds on a Land Rover Freelander, lots of people are doing exactly that. Glenn Brooks tries...

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

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.


Hankook Tire to supply Mercedes-Benz Atego 14 Nov 2014

Graeme Roberts

According to Yonhap News Agency, South Korea tyre manufacturer Hankook Tire will supply two tyres for Mercedes-Benz Atego trucks under a new original equipment tyre (OET) deal.


JBL Smart system includes removable subwoofer 5 Nov 2014

Graeme Roberts

Harman announced it supplies JBL audio systems for Daimler's new Smart Fortwo and Forfour models, adding to the business it was already doing with the automaker.

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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