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Kia Motors America - a "bit player" with ambition

Kia Motors America may be marking 20 years in the US this year but, despite 535,179 sales in 2013 (down 4% on 2012), the recent hit of 5m cu...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Interview time

We've been hearing from several key auto industry chiefs this week....

Management briefing: Geneva reflections (2)

In the second part of this month's briefing, just-auto's future products editor, Glenn Brooks, completes his reflections on the significant...

Suzuki OEM supply deal for India intrigues

I have to say I'm somewhat intrigued by today's news from India and Japan: Suzuki will build a new car plant of its own to supply Indian aff...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Aha: Analytical data from the Cloud 28 Jul 2014

Matthew Beecham

The IT industry has made much of the benefits of a Cloud infrastructure, offering better security and less complex networks in the workplace. Infotainment specialist Harman with subsidiary Aha claims its use in the car could be equally effective. It is now offering OEMs and service providers a chance to use the Cloud beyond downloading apps, navigation updates or music. Understanding what features are being used by the end customer, finding software bugs, removing unused features, reducing recalls or targeting specific customers with updates and advertising are just some of the ideas that Harman claims it can offer with its new Aha Cloud Platform Analytics and Updates Service. just-auto spoke to Siegfried Schuler, Director Centre of Competence Aha, about the service and find out what OEMs are most interested in.

Q&A with CAP-XX: Supercapacitors for stop-start 3 Jun 2013

Matthew Beecham

Australia’s CAP-XX Ltd is developing supercapacitors to provide high power support to automotive stop-start systems, protecting and extending the operating life of the car's battery in the process. Supercapacitors are lighter than a battery, can operate at low temperatures and be charged and discharged almost without limit. To find out more, Matthew Beecham talked with CAP-XX’s CEO Anthony Kongats and Pierre Mars, Vice President Applications Engineering & Quality.

Latest News

NHTSA announces national recall on Takata airbags 19 Nov 2014

Dave Leggett

The US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that it is calling for a national recall of vehicles with certain driver's side frontal airbags made by Takata.

Philippine sales jump 33% in October, 30% YTD 12 Nov 2014

Tony Pugliese

New vehicle sales in the Philippines increased by 32.6% to a new monthly high of 22,278 units in October, from 16,800 units a year earlier, according to member data released by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI).

Subaru to launch EyeSight driver assist technology 10 Nov 2014

Graeme Roberts

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) has announced that it will launch its unique EyeSight driver assist technology in the Subaru Outback on sale in Europe during 2014.

Cheap petrol fuels US October light vehicle sales 4 Nov 2014

Bill Cawthon

With US petrol prices falling to levels not seen in years, Americans flocked to dealer lots to buy crossovers, SUVs and pickups, driving October light vehicle sales to a healthy 1.28m units, 6.1% ahead of last October and 2.8% ahead of September 2014.

US Transport Department to review NHTSA 27 Oct 2014

Graeme Roberts

The US Transportation Department will conduct an internal review of the country's auto safety regulators in response to a series of safety lapses, including last week's reports of defective air bags, a senior administration official said over the weekend.

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Global electrified light vehicles market- forecasts to 2018

Global electrified light vehicles market- forecasts to 2018

This QUBE report from just-auto provides a comprehensive overview of the global electrified vehicles sector, major OEM developments, top 14 markets, technology trends and market projections. Use this...

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Automotive Semiconductor Trends

Automotive Semiconductor Trends

The report analyzes and presents an overview of Automotive Semiconductors market worldwide....

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Engine Valve & Piston Manufacturers (Global) - Industry Report

Engine Valve & Piston Manufacturers (Global) - Industry Repo

Plimsoll’s Engine Valve & Piston Manufacturers (Global) analysis is the most definitive and accurate study of the Engine Valve & Piston Manufacturers (Global) sector in 2013. The report is split into...

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