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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...

COMMENT: The emerging challenge for the car...

The future for this industry is bound up in the emergence of mega-cities, the continuing growth of vehicle demand in rapidly motorising emer...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with BASF Performance Materials 12 Nov 2013

Matthew Beecham

BASF’s Performance Materials division focuses on industries such as automotive, construction, electrics and electronics. Here, Matthew Beecham talked with Bernhard Rosenau, Segment Management Automotive, Engineering Plastics Europe, BASF SE about some of the division's most recent PA and PU automotive applications.


INTERVIEW: Martin Leach, Magma CEO 16 Jul 2013

Dave Leggett

Martin Leach, the former head of Ford of Europe, Mazda and Maserati, now runs Magma - a multi-faceted automotive industry consultancy and service provider. Dave Leggett recently caught up with him in London to hear his views on the current state of the automotive business and the challenges ahead.

Latest News

Next gen Smart fortwo and forfour shown 17 Jul 2014

Dave Leggett

Daimler has revealed its next generation 2015 Smart brand models - the fortwo and forfour - developed under a new engineering architecture shared with Renault.


Alliance and Daimler announce Mexican JV plant 27 Jun 2014

Graeme Roberts

One day after production of engines for Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti models started in a new joint venture factory at Nissan's Dechard, Tennesee site, the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler announced joint development of premium compact vehicles and joint production in a 300,000-unit plant in Mexico.


Toyota and Panasonic put home controls in car 9 Jun 2014

Tony Lewis

Toyota and Panasonic plan to launch a new cloud-based in-car system to monitor and operate home appliances before the end of the year.


Torotrak secures V-Charge technology grant 9 Apr 2014

Simon Warburton

Torotrak has been awarded a grant of GBP205,000 (US$343,000) through the Technology Strategy Board's Smart Scheme to develop an application-specific, production-intent version of its V-Charge technology.


Daimler takes over Evonik EV battery operations 1 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

Daimler and Evonik Industries are restructuring their electric vehicle activities in in Kamenz and Kirchheim/Teck, as a result of "changed market conditions".

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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