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The Week That Was - August replenishes batteries

5 August 2016

August's dog days are well and truly on us up here in the Northern hemisphere and in the soporific heat of a British summer – well OK – it's warmish – industry tends to take a well-earned break and recharge the batteries ready for an autumn which will rapidly see the Paris Motor Show loom large.


January 2016, management briefing (Part 2)

26 January 2016

The second part of this month’s briefing reviews just some of the supplier autonomous driving innovations that caught our eye in the consumer electronics show (CES) and Detroit auto show this month. While they may not be household names, the likes of Autoliv, Bosch, Continental, Delphi, Denso, Magna, Valeo, Visteon and ZF TRW will heavily influence how your autonomous car will perform. Here, the tech talk is on sensor fusion (critical for self-driving cars), connectivity and vehicle-to-everything. In the meantime, semi-autonomous technologies are becoming more affordable thereby paving the way for mass-vehicle market growth.


THE WEEK THAT WAS - Where next?

8 January 2016

The global automotive industry stands on the brink of unprecedented change due to the impact of eight discrete megatrends, according to a new report from just-auto.


TWTW: VW admits size isn’t everything

30 October 2015

Volkswagen Group stayed very much in the news this week. The company posted a set of results that were dragged down by provision made for costs associated with ‘dieselgate’. I suspect it won’t be the last set of disappointing results to come out of Wolfsburg.

Latest interviews


Nexteer president and COO Laurent Bresson

19 January 2015

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 November 2014

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.


GKN all-wheel-drive technology update

7 October 2014

Interview with Rob Rickell, Senior Vice President Global Engineering, Principal Engineer, GKN plc. At the recent Paris Show, Calum MacRae caught up with him to discuss technology developments in the AWD market such as driveline disconnect and e-axles.


INTERVIEW: Anne Ruthmann, Citroën C4 Cactus PM

8 July 2014

Citroën C4 Cactus Chef de Projet Anne Ruthmann answers questions on key suppliers, lightweight technology, sales prospects and other topics.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only Haldex statement to shareholders on public offers

23 August 2016

Since there are currently two on-going public takeover offers to the shareholders of Haldex, Haldex would like to remind the shareholders that the board of Haldex has unanimously recommended the shareholders to accept the offer from ZF of SEK100 (US$11.95) per...


ZF unveils recommended Haldex public cash offer

19 August 2016

ZF Friedrichshafen has unveiled a recommended public cash offer to the shareholders of Haldex Aktiebolag to tender all their shares to the German supplier for SEK100 (US$12) per share.


just-auto Plus only JLR presents Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic

12 August 2016

For 2017, Range Rover, the world’s most successful luxury SUV with over a million sales worldwide receives a suite of advanced semi-autonomous driving technologies and the introduction of the new Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic. Epitomising Range...


ZF board member steps down

8 August 2016

After 36 years at the ZF Group, Rolf Lutz will retire in the fall of 2016.


ZF to start first India Technology Centre

5 August 2016

ZF is setting up its first India Technology Centre in Hyderabad, dedicated to software and mechanical engineering.


just-auto Plus only ZF US recalls over transmission control clusters

5 August 2016

ZF North America, (ZF) is recalling certain transmission control sensor clusters manufactured 1 May, 2013, to 15 July, 2014. These transmission sensor clusters, used in 9-speed automatic transmissions, may have insufficient crimps in the transmission wire...


ZF H1 operating profit increases to EUR1.1bn

4 August 2016

ZF has posted first half operating profit up to EUR1.1bn (US$1.22bn) while sales rose to EUR17.8bn.


just-auto Plus only Haldex recommends to reject SAF-Holland's offer

4 August 2016

The board of directors of Haldex unanimously recommends the shareholders of Haldex not to accept the offer made by SAF-Holland. Background This statement (the “statement”) is made by the board of directors (the “board”) of Haldex...


just-auto Plus only Four new supplier members join Auto-ISAC

3 August 2016

The Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (Auto-ISAC) welcomes Continental, Cummins, Harman, and ZF as original equipment supplier members. The four new members continue Auto-ISAC's recent expansion beyond automakers, as the organisation...


ZF drives autonomous push with 40% Ibeo stake

2 August 2016

ZF is continuing its push into autonomous driving with the acquisition of a 40% stake in lidar technologies specialist, Ibeo Automotive Systems for an undisclosed amount.


ZF TRW mulls 1-100m parts failure rate

26 July 2016

ZF TRW says failure rates of certain technologies could reach one in a hundred million as industry and consumers look to ensure the safety of ever-rising vehicle content.


Heat challenging as technology ramps up - ZF TRW

25 July 2016

ZF TRW says one of its key issues affecting the extra technology now prevalent on new vehicles is heat as ever-greater performance creates its own set of challenges.


ZF TRW still arrows in on affordable safety

25 July 2016

ZF TRW insists the former mantra adopted by its newly-acquired US supplier of 'affordable safety' continues to drive its business strategy.


Autonomous to drive massive fitment surge - ZF

18 July 2016

ZF says it sees a "huge increase" in sensor fitment rates as demand for driver assistance systems starts to ramp up.


just-auto Plus only ZF exhibits partially automated driving capabilities at Brest facility

15 July 2016

ZF is demonstrating advanced partially automated driving capabilities for customers and the media at its driver assist systems facility in Brest, France. Drivers will be able to experience a ‘highway driving assist multi-lane’ feature which...


ZF spends more on radar factory in France

13 July 2016

ZF has announced a spend of around EUR2.9m at its radar factory located in Brest, France. The money is being used for new equipment, tooling and components for the development of a new radar sensor as well as a 500 square metre expansion of the warehouse.


ZF and TRW combining aftermarket organisations

6 July 2016

ZF Friedrichshafen is taking another step in the integration of TRW Automotive by combining the two aftermarket organisations of ZF Services and TRW Aftermarket.


ZF sells fasteners and components business to ITW

4 July 2016

ZF Friedrichshafen said it had completed the sale of its global engineered fasteners and components business to Illinois Tool Works (ITW) for approximately US$450m. The business was part of ZF TRW, the active and passive safety technology division.


ZF respects UK Brexit vote as "sovereign decision"

1 July 2016

ZF says it respects the move by the UK to leave the European Union as a "sovereign decision."


Wabco/ZF develop collision avoidance for CVs

29 June 2016

WABCO Holdings has demonstrated the prototype of a claimed breakthrough collision avoidance technology for commercial vehicles.


ZF extends Stefan Sommer contract by five years

28 June 2016

ZF Friedrichshafen has confirmed the extension of CEO, Stefan Sommer's contract for another five years.


ZF starts making new eight-speed DCTs

17 June 2016

ZF has celebrated the official production start of its eight-speed dual clutch transmission (8DT), developed jointly with Porsche, at the Brandenburg plant. It's been developed as a modular kit so versions for 2WD, 4WD and hybrid can all be made on a flexible production line for which ZF spent EUR100m.


ZF opens new subsidiary in Iran

16 June 2016

Following the easing of economic sanctions at the beginning of this year, ZF Friedrichshafen is intensifying its business commitments in Iran. To this end, the company has opened up the ZF Pars SSK subsidiary, which will start to combine ZF’s business activities in the region.


KSPG seals five-year ZF Friedrichshafen deal

27 May 2016

KSPG, a member of the Rheinmetall Technology Group, has deepened its cooperation with ZF Friedrichshafen, inking a five-year deal with a lifetime value of around EUR66m (US$74m).


just-auto Plus only KSPG intensifies cooperation with ZF Friedrichshafen

26 May 2016

First-tier auto-industry supplier KSPG, a member of the Rheinmetall Technology Group, has recently intensified its cooperation with ZF Friedrichshafen. The companies signed a five-year agreement with a life-time value of around EUR66m (US$73.79m). Products...


ZF TRW eyes heated steering wheels production

19 May 2016

ZF TRW has announced that it will start production of its innovative heated steering wheel technology (conductor insert heating system, or CIHS) with a major European vehicle manufacturer in 2017.


ZF lauds TRW purchase as "milestone"

13 May 2016

ZF Friedrichshafen CEO, Stefan Sommer is lauding the acquisition as TRW Automotive as "a milestone in our Group's strategy," one year after its purchase.


just-auto Plus only ZF Germany recognised with a Automotive Innovations Award

3 May 2016

ZF promotes the gradual change from conventional drive-line technology to e-mobility: with the electrification of the drive-line, the technology company achieves higher efficiency and significantly reduced emissions. For its 8-speed plug-in hybrid...


ZF forms e-mobility unit with China focus

29 April 2016

ZF says it is bundling activities which will shape the future of e-mobility into its new ‘E-Mobility Division’ which will be focused on market opportunities in China.


Peter Lake to head booming ZF Asia-Pacific

28 April 2016

ZF board member, Peter Lake is to assume responsibility for Asia-Pacific, which has seen sales double in the region from around EUR3bn (US$3.4bn) to EUR6.4bn.

ZF news

just-auto Plus only Haldex statement to shareholders on public offers

23 August 2016

Since there are currently two on-going public takeover offers to the shareholders of Haldex, Hald...


ZF unveils recommended Haldex public cash offer

19 August 2016

ZF Friedrichshafen has unveiled a recommended public cash offer to the shareholders of Haldex Akt...


just-auto Plus only JLR presents Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic

12 August 2016

For 2017, Range Rover, the world’s most successful luxury SUV with over a million sales wor...


ZF board member steps down

8 August 2016

After 36 years at the ZF Group, Rolf Lutz will retire in the fall of 2016. As a member of the boa...


The Week That Was - August replenishes batteries

5 August 2016

August's dog days are well and truly on us up here in the Northern hemisphere and in the soporifi...


ZF to start first India Technology Centre

5 August 2016

ZF is setting up its first India Technology Centre in Hyderabad, dedicated to software and mechan...



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