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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Dawn returns again...

We heard this week that Toyota and Mazda are interested in working together in the future. Toyota is obviously the bigger player, but Mazda...

ANALYSIS: UK supplier industry perks up

There are signs of a revival in the UK automotive supplier industry, but a sense of perspective is needed, says Dave Leggett....

THE WEEK THAT WAS: New Hondas and the ship's up

Just back from what was my first ever Honda launch event to bring you news of the 2015 CR-V update for Europe, majoring, of course on a new...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Honda CR-V update

When you already have a vehicle that is a major success (outselling all car models in the US in December) and one of the most popular models...

Latest Interviews

Nexteer president and COO Laurent Bresson 19 Jan 2015

Calum MacRae

Nexteer, the former GM Saginaw steering division, has flourished under the ownership of China-based Pacific Century Motors its owner since 2011. Calum MacRae caught up with Nexteer’s president and COO Laurent Bresson at the recent NAIAS.


INTERVIEW: Shell's Dr. Jens Sommer 11 Nov 2014

Calum MacRae

Dr. Jens Sommer has worked as Senior Transmission Expert in Shell Global Solutions in Germany since 2010. Currently, he is based at Shell's new Technology Centre in Shanghai to support local OEMs. As Senior Transmission Expert, Dr. Sommer is in charge of manual transmission and dry dual clutch transmission fluid development activities, which covers passenger cars as well as heavy duty applications.

Latest News

Automated cars slash human error: Bosch Mobility 22 May 2015

Simon Warburton

Bosch says adopting automated driving systems could help avoid most accidents as such technology increasingly occupies the thoughts of consumers and legislators.


ZF completes TRW buy to create EUR30bn supplier 15 May 2015

Simon Warburton

ZF has completed its acquisition of TRW with the American supplier incorporated into its new German owner as a new division to be known as Active & Passive Safety Technology.


BMW local parts content now 50% 8 May 2015

Graeme Roberts

BMW has increased the amount of auto components sourced domestically to 50%.


ZF TRW buy could close in weeks after US clearance 6 May 2015

Simon Warburton

TRW says the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has cleared its proposed US$13.5bn acquisition by ZF Friedrichshafen.


TRW records Q1 net earnings of US$235m 5 May 2015

Simon Warburton

TRW has posted first-quarter net earnings of US$235m on sales up 7% to US$4.1bn, as it predicts a 17.4m unit market for North America this year.

Latest blogs

TRW and ZF 15 Sep 2014

Dave Leggett

We're digesting the news that TRW will be (subject to the usual approvals) acquired by ZF. Looks like ZF has paid top dollar.


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 (ZF) is an automotive company. The company manufactures and markets automotive parts for the automotive industry. Its products include transmission components, steering systems,...

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Global Off-Highway Hybrid Commercial Vehicle Components Market 2014-2018

Global Off-Highway Hybrid Commercial Vehicle Components Mark

The use of hybrid technology was prominent in passenger cars earlier; however, advances in technology have ensured its widespread adoption in vehicles other than passenger cars. Also, rise in fuel pri...

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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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