GERMANY: Opel hails assembly tools produced from 3D printer

Opel says that assembly tools produced by a 3D printer are an increasingly important part of the production process.

SWEDEN: New safety testing facility opens

AstaZero has opened its new SEK500m (US$72.3m) safety systems proving ground near Gothenburg, Sweden, the first full-scale facility for future traffic safety

US: Chrysler boosts Q2 net profit 22%

Chrysler Group said net income rose 22% to $619m in the second quarter of 2014 on sales up 14% to $20.5bn. Operating profit was also up by 22%, to $985m.

Q&A with Aha: Analytical data from the Cloud

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.

PARIS DEBUTS: Infiniti concept

The media preview days of the 2014 Paris Mondiale de l'Automobile will be 2 & 3 October. The following list continues to be updated as manufacturers announce world premieres.

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ANALYSIS: GM gets serious about Cadillac

Despite Cadillac being a serial underachiever outside North America, GM is investing heavily in its one would-be global luxury vehicle divis...

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Regulatory concerns grow in China

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COMMENT: What is normal in Russian maelstrom?

After weeks of what has seemed a phoney war of words between both sides, the stakes are starting to ramp up considerably between Russia and...

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Top Auto News

New safety testing facility opens in Sweden

Chris Wright | 21 Aug 14

AstaZero has opened its new SEK500m (US$72.3m) safety systems proving ground near Gothenburg, Sweden, the first full-scale facility for future traffic safety

Lexus latest to cut prices in China

Chris Wright | 21 Aug 14

Toyota in China is cutting parts prices for its luxury Lexus models in response to heightened regulatory scrutiny over anti-trust issues.

Hyundai Motor to merge three parts makers

Tony Pugliese | 21 Aug 14

Hyundai Motor plans to merge three South Korean manufacturing subsidiaries into a single unit in an effort to streamline operations.

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UK car output nudged up in July

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Malaysian vehicle sales down 12% in July

Opel hails assembly tools produced from 3D printer

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Hitachi Metal to buy Waupaca Foundry

Tesla opens new service centre in Antwerp

Latest Auto Interviews

Q&A with rFpro: Modelling the Nürburgring race track 12 Aug 14

Matthew Beecham

As automakers increasingly use simulation to supplement their vehicle test programmes, just-auto spoke to Chris Hoyle, technical director of rFpro, a UK company that has modelled the Nordschleife circuit at the Nürburgring, Germany, with unprecedented accuracy.

INTERVIEW: Tim Tozer, Chairman and Managing Director of Vauxhall 11 Aug 14

Chris Wright

The appointment of a non-GM person reflects the way the US giant is moving as is the way it has dealt with the recall crisis in the US.

INTERVIEW: Tesla UK country manager Georg Ell 31 Jul 14

Glenn Brooks

With a background in IT and start-ups, Georg Ell isn't your typical car company boss. But he seems a perfect fit in his role as UK and Ireland country manager for Tesla Motors.

Automotive Blog

Rule Britannia

Graeme Roberts | 6 Aug 14

It really does get tiresome when some (deep breath, choose words carefully) 'uninformed' person tells me the UK doesn't have a car industry any more. We do, albeit mostly foreign owned.

Tesla Model S reliability

Glenn Brooks | 31 Jul 14

With RHD Tesla cars only going on sale in the UK in recent weeks, it's way too early to be talking about the ownership experience. But in the US, it's a different story.

Exploring the 'sweet spot' between motorcycle and conventional car

Dave Leggett | 30 Jul 14

The product space just below the 'conventional car' is an intriguing one.

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Africa, the 'final frontier' for automotive growth

Car sales in Africa are, relative to the continent's population size, very low. The focus on emerging markets has been elsewhere. However, there have been signs lately of more interest in prospects for the automotive sector in Africa, with Nigeria's emerging economy (now Africa's largest) attracting automotive OEMs. However, industrial relations strife in South Africa also illustrates the challenges that come with economic development.

St Petersburg International Economic Forum 2014

Despite pressure from some Western capitals not to attend, this year's SPIEF attracted more than 6,000 delegates, mostly CEOs, but also laced with a sprinkling of Prime Ministers and Presidents. We group the round-up here.

General Motors grapples with recalls

General Motors is facing a crisis in North America as it struggles to deal with large recalls that have raised serious concerns over its safety processes and supplier relations in the 2000s.

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