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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Roasting in Kia's Mojave oven

Memo to self - be a little less facetious. Put 'off on a desert safari' in my Skype status to explain my absence and was greeted on return w...

COMMENT: Has ZF fired M&A starting gun with TRW?

Is ZF Friedrichshafen's mooted takeover of TRW Automotive a ploy to smooth the peaks and troughs of any future recession?...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Advanced tech drives the news

The boffins at Jaguar Land Rover revealed this week that they have come up with something akin to an on-board assistant built into your car....

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Assembly plant week?

OK, OK, I admit it - just-auto.com this week is looking a bit like Assembly Plant News.com...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Shell Lubricants' Richard Tucker 15 Nov 2013

Simon Warburton

Richard Tucker is responsible for the technology development for Shell's commercial and industrial lubricants and fuels. Prior to 2006, when he was appointed to the role, Richard held a number of marketing roles for Shell in the automotive and auto components industry. He talked to Simon Warburton at Shell's recent Energy and Technology Forum near Paris.


Q&A with ZF: Review of suspension systems 2 Jul 2013

Matthew Beecham

There have been some advances made to shock absorbers (dampers) which may be referred to as trends. To improve ride comfort without adding to cost, manufacturers are creating a longer shock absorber movement. Another clear trend in the shocks sector is integrating more electronics. Here, Matthew Beecham talked with executives of ZF about the challenges of developing vehicle suspensions for emerging markets, NVH improved dampers and adoption of electronic suspension technologies.

Latest News

ZF lenders OK higher TRW bid 17 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

ZF Friedrichshafen, moving to acquire TRW Automotive Holdings, has been told by lenders that financing is available for a higher all-cash bid which could value the US company at as much as US$13bn, Bloomberg News reported.


Renault Brazil updates Sandero and slashes prices 15 Jul 2014

Fernando Calmon

Life will become increasingly difficult for automakers in the hotly contested Brazilian market for compact hatchbacks. After all, there are no fewer than 32 models on offer, including five subcompacts, in this locally-made and imported sector which accounts for 53% of annual sales or 1.5m units.


ZF to show 'Innovation Truck' concept 11 Jul 2014

Dave Leggett

Bosch has introduced a new freight truck concept that it says highlights how OEMs, logistics companies, and truck drivers can benefit from the innovative integration of advanced transmission, steering, and telematics systems.


TRW receives takeover approach from ZF – report 10 Jul 2014

Dave Leggett

TRW has reportedly received a preliminary takeover approach from Germany's ZF Friedrichshafen AG.


TRW confirms non-binding acquisition proposal 10 Jul 2014

Simon Warburton

TRW is confirming it has received a preliminary and non-binding proposal to acquire the business, although it insists it is evaluating the possibility "as well as other strategic alternatives."

Latest blogs

Swish Cobo kicks off Detroit show 14 Jan 2014

Simon Warburton

My first Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA) Outlook Conference yesterday (12 January) afternoon in the renovated Cobo Center in downtown Detroit and a pretty impressive 150 delegates made the sessions lively and entertaining.

Company research

ZF Friedrichshafen AG - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

ZF Friedrichshafen AG - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

ZF Friedrichshafen AG - Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides a comprehensive insight into the company’s history, corporate strategy, business structure and operations. The report contains a detaile...

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Advanced Suspension System Trends

Advanced Suspension System Trends

Advanced suspension systems are relatively new electronically-controlled systems that enhance vehicle stability, road handling and ride quality. These systems use a lightweight material; as well as fa...

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Global All-wheel and 4-wheel Drive Vehicle Market 2014-2018

Global All-wheel and 4-wheel Drive Vehicle Market 2014-2018

TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global All-wheel and 4-wheel Drive Vehicle market to grow at a CAGR of 3.13 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market grow...

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