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Mobileye has ended its relationship with Tesla but the niggle continues

THE WEEK THAT WAS - Mobileye v Tesla

23 Sep 16 | Graeme Roberts

The spat between Tesla and Mobileye resurfaced again this week and was the most-read news item. Mobileye reiterated it had expressed safety concerns to Tesla regarding the use of autopilot hands-free and Tesla had confirmed that activation of autopilot would be "hands on". Despite this confirmation, autopilot was rolled out in late 2015 with a "hands-free" activation mode. Mobileye had made substantial efforts since then to take more control on how this project could be steered to a proper functional safety system, it said in a statement. Subsequently, after some to-and-fro the relationship between the two ended. That was just one of several automated driving articles we had this week.


The first model for Audi

Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

23 Sep 16 | Glenn Brooks

This, the first of two management briefing reports concerning the 2016 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile, offers a sneak preview of the confirmed and likely world debut cars and concept vehicles.


Ford wants to be well positioned for the challenges ahead - blending traditional car company strengths with new ones that play to emerging mobility opportunities

Ford charts path for long-term growth - Analysis

21 Sep 16 | Dave Leggett

At its recent ‘Investor Day’, Ford’s senior management set out its strategic priorities. The plan is to build on core strengths and grow in emerging opportunities. Dave Leggett describes some highlights and offers an assessment.


Shaun Mepham

Lighter, more efficient transmissions – Q&A with Drive System Design

20 Sep 16 | Matthew Beecham

Lightweight materials is a hot topic in automotive manufacture in the battle to reduce carbon emissions. Now a technical partnership between engineering consultancy, Drive System Design (DSD) and international chemical and advanced materials company, Solvay SA, is exploring the potential for large-scale use of plastic composites in transmissions and drivelines. To find out more, we spoke to DSD’s president, North America, Shaun Mepham.


Greg Turnidge

Blueprint Acoustics on next generation audio solutions

19 Sep 16 | Matthew Beecham

While the automotive audio market is dominated by some well-known brands, smaller technology firms are attracting interest from OEMs. In this interview, Greg Turnidge, CEO of Blueprint Acoustics (Bluacs) explains how a niche Australian company is developing audio solutions for next generation vehicle platforms.


Ford CFO Bob Shanks talked future Ford profits at this week

THE WEEK THAT WAS - Ford sets out its stall

16 Sep 16 | Graeme Roberts

A big event this week was Ford's Investor Day on Wednesday. I know when I'm beat so we called on our resident economist and just-auto chief Dave Leggett to do the preview followed by an interesting reports on profit forecast and exciting news of autonomous vehicle goals by 2021 which is only five years away. There's more to come, too.


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