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Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham looks at how the...
The rearview mirror has been transformed over the last decade into a high-tech electronic module, writes Matthew Beecham. Tomorrow’s mirrors...
| 11 May 2015
While the variation of roof systems continues to grow, the push for lighter cars has led to the adoption of carbon fibre and polycarbonate in roof design. Matthew Beecham reviews some trends in the roof system market.
| 6 Mar 2015
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. We had a full team on the ground while Muggins here managed the mother ship back in Blightly. Which, after hearing reports of the wifi standard at the show, suited me just fine.
| 27 Feb 2015
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 the international first drive event for Volvo's superb new XC90.
| 25 Feb 2015
Mercedes-Benz has struggled for 18 years to make profits from smart. Platform sharing with Renault may be the brand's last chance, writes Ray Hutton.
| 28 Nov 2014
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.
| 31 Oct 2014
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.
| 29 Jun 2015
Daimler's Smart brand is adding, er, smartphone integration to its 2016 model year line using MirrorLink. Orders open on 3 July and the first vehicles will be delivered in September.
| 11 Jun 2015
Daimler's small car brand has no plans to add an SUV, according to the brand's CEO.
| 11 Jun 2015
Mazda has recalled about 80,000 vehicles fitted with Takata airbags in Australia.
| 8 Jun 2015
Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars brand sold 151,135 vehicles in May worldwide, up 12.8% year on year.
| 3 Jun 2015
Researchers at Frost & Sullivan believe that an array of "smart parking" innovations are on the way to facilitate smart mobility in megacities.
| 8 Apr 2015
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.
| 7 Apr 2015
LG Chem is to supply Daimler with lithium ion batteries for the Smart EV due to be launched in 2016.
| 2 Apr 2015
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.
| 5 Mar 2015
Another European car brand is to depart from Australia.
| 16 Feb 2015
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.
| 15 Dec 2014
Semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies and United Microelectronics Corporation have extended their manufacturing partnership into power semiconductors for automotive applications.
| 2 Dec 2014
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.
| 18 Nov 2014
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.
| 14 Nov 2014
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.
| 5 Nov 2014
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.
| 22 Oct 2014
Daimler said it had reorganised its cooperation with Tesla Motors by terminating the share-price hedge it initiated in 2013 and selling its Tesla stake of about 4% without affecting the cooperation between the two on automotive projects.
| 3 Oct 2014
The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler enjoy a long-term and stable future, and all of their shared projects remain on track, the companies’ CEOs said in their annual media update at the Paris show.
| 10 Sep 2014
BMW's current German sales region chief Roland Krüger has been named president of Infiniti and SVP of parent company Nissan Motor.
| 17 Jul 2014
Daimler has revealed its next generation 2015 Smart brand models - the fortwo and forfour - developed under a new engineering architecture shared with Renault.
| 27 Jun 2014
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.
| 9 Jun 2014
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.
| 9 Apr 2014
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.
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