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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

PHILIPPINES: Vehicle sales jump 32% in July 13 Aug 2014

Tony Pugliese

New vehicle sales in the Philippines rose by 32.1% to a monthly record of 20,730 units in July, from 15,689 a year ago, according to the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines' (CAMPI) monthly statistical report.

Toyota making best use of existing US plants 8 Aug 2014

Graeme Roberts

Toyota is trying to maximise use of its factories in the US without building any more new plants, a senior executive said on the sidelines of an auto industry conference in Michigan this week.

Harman books new OEM orders worth US$1.3bn in July 8 Aug 2014

Graeme Roberts

Harman said new orders from global automakers in July were worth US$1.3bn.

US summer sales sizzle 4 Aug 2014

Bill Cawthon

July US light vehicle sales were hot, rising 9.2% to almost 1.44m units, producing a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 16.48m. That’s a 720,000-unit improvement over last July and marks the fifth consecutive month the SAAR has been above 16m. However, that’s a bit below the 16.7m predicted by industry analysts.

Subaru plans to develop EV and expand hybrid lineu 16 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

Subaru plans to expand its hybrid vehicle range and develop an electric car.

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Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (7270) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (7270) - Financial and Strategic

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (7270) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compi...

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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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