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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 ZF presents Innovation Truck 2016 at IAA

22 September 2016

ZF is further strengthening its position as a major technology supplier for the commercial vehicle industry by providing key technologies for autonomous driving. With these competencies, ZF products can enable commercial vehicles to see, think and act. This is...


just-auto Plus only ZF-EcoLife transmission to be tested on VDL buses

21 September 2016

Lower fuel consumption, lower noise pollution, greater comfort and performance, combined with a broad torque range put the EcoLife 6-speed automatic transmission into a class of its own. ZF Friedrichshafen demonstrates that it has even more to offer. A...


just-auto Plus only ZF wins new Traxon transmission orders

21 September 2016

Best-in-class efficiency combined with greater function and innovation, the modular design can be customised for almost any heavy commercial vehicle, making it attractive on a global level. Truck manufacturers to purchase the unique TraXon automatic,...


just-auto Plus only ZF introduces new PowerLine transmissions for CVs

21 September 2016

ZF is revolutionising the automatic transmission (AT) segment for medium-duty trucks, heavy-duty pickups and buses with its new ‘PowerLine’. With eight gears and a design principle adopted from passenger car systems, the newly developed automatic...


just-auto Plus only ZF introduces EcoTronic mid automated transmission

21 September 2016

ZF aims to meet the increasing global demand for automated transmission technology with its new EcoTronic mid product. The technology in the new transmission is based on the ZF-Ecomid, the company's proven 9-speed manual transmission technology for...


ZF increases public cash offer price for Haldex

19 September 2016

ZF has increased the price per share in its public cash offer for Haldex from SEK110 (US$12.86) to SEK120. The German firm has previously received full antitrust clearance in all relevant markets, allowing for a quick completion of the offer.


just-auto Plus only Haldex recommends shareholders to accept ZF offer

15 September 2016

The board of Haldex unanimously recommends the shareholders of Haldex to accept the increased offer by ZF and to reject the offer made by Knorr-Bremse. Background This statement is made by the board of directors (the board) of Haldex Aktiebolag (Haldex or...


just-auto Plus only Antitrust authorities approve ZF's offer to Haldex

15 September 2016

ZF was informed on 14 September, 2016, that its all-cash offer for Haldex Aktiebolag (HAldex) has been cleared by all relevant antitrust authorities. The unconditional antitrust clearance in all relevant jurisdictions has been obtained within just four...


just-auto Plus only ZF opens expanded shared service centre in Poland

12 September 2016

On 9 September 2016 ZF celebrated the grand opening of its new administration building in the southern Polish city of Czestochowa. The ZF TRW subsidiary has had its European accounting operations here for the last ten years. In the next years, the...


ZF purchases 40% stake in doubleSlash software

12 September 2016

ZF is to buy 40% of software specialist, doubleSlash to work in the field of vehicle networking.


ZF to establish first technology centre in India

9 September 2016

ZF Friedrichshafen has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with the government of Telangana to set up a new technical centre in Hyderabad, the first of its kind for the ZF Group in India.


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."

ZF news

just-auto Plus only ZF presents Innovation Truck 2016 at IAA

22 September 2016

ZF is further strengthening its position as a major technology supplier for the commercial vehicl...


just-auto Plus only ZF-EcoLife transmission to be tested on VDL buses

21 September 2016

Lower fuel consumption, lower noise pollution, greater comfort and performance, combined with a b...


just-auto Plus only ZF wins new Traxon transmission orders

21 September 2016

Best-in-class efficiency combined with greater function and innovation, the modular design can be...


just-auto Plus only ZF introduces new PowerLine transmissions for CVs

21 September 2016

ZF is revolutionising the automatic transmission (AT) segment for medium-duty trucks, heavy-duty...


just-auto Plus only ZF introduces EcoTronic mid automated transmission

21 September 2016

ZF aims to meet the increasing global demand for automated transmission technology with its new E...


ZF increases public cash offer price for Haldex

19 September 2016

ZF has increased the price per share in its public cash offer for Haldex from SEK110 (US$12.86) t...



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