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David Nadal

Eden Games gears up for mobile devices

16 Jan 17 | Matthew Beecham

The global gaming market is accelerating at a rapid rate. The sheer scale and reach has meant the traditionally conservative automotive industry is now embracing the opportunities for both revenues and exposure. In this interview, David Nadal, CEO and founder of Eden Games explains why these are exciting times for games developers playing in the automotive industry.


Is HCCI the next big thing in engines as automakers strive for even more efficiency?

Shows, snow - the week

13 Jan 17 | Graeme Roberts

The start of the year usually has a pleasant familiarity to it - CES and Detroit shows and, in my case just this morning, often the first taste of winter snow. Also, in my case, hopefully the last sprinkle (it melted by lunch o'clock) as neither I nor the UK does snow. I always watch with amazement as friends in the US north east and midwest dig themselves out from up to eight feet of the stuff and carry on. We'd come to a grinding halt till about March and I'd move to southern California.


718 Cayman (300hp 2.0-litre turbo H4) costs from £39,878, while prices for the 718 Cayman S (350hp 2.5-litre H4) start at £48,834

ANALYSIS - The four-cylinder Porsche Cayman S

13 Jan 17 | Glenn Brooks

Emissions. Reading that word surely makes executives at Volkswagen Group divisions shudder. But sometimes its use is benign: the new 2.5-litre flat-four turbo in the Porsche 718 Cayman S is low on CO2, returns more than 35mpg in the real world and sounds like no other previous Porsche engine.


Toyota Concept-i comes with "Yui"- the AI agent - who appears on exterior door panels to greet driver and passengers as they approach the vehicle

AI and the future automotive experience

12 Jan 17 | Dave Leggett

The recent CES included a number of innovations and concepts pitched at the emerging world of autonomous drive. However, we also heard of new concepts that utilise artificial intelligence (AI) as part of the vision of the autonomous future.


Vauxhall Astra

Interior design and technology - Vauxhall Astra

12 Jan 17 | Matthew Beecham

Inspired by the Monza concept, the seventh-generation Vauxhall Astra made its global debut at the 2015 IAA. As one of the UK’s best-sellers, Astra is a household name for British car buyers with almost three million sold in the country over the last 38 years. Built at the carmaker’s Ellesmere Port factory, the mid-size hatchback is based on a lightweight vehicle architecture with a new design, punchy powertrains and novel technologies. Continuing just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we borrowed one to take a closer look.


Johannes Roters, CEO, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors

Industry 4.0 will drive more efficiency gains than low-cost country sourcing according to Yanfeng

11 Jan 17 | Calum MacRae

Johannes Roters is the CEO of Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, the vehicle interior giant created by the 2015 70:30 joint-venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim and Johnson Controls interior business (now Adient). just-auto's Calum MacRae was provided with an update to the company's strategy and progress at the 2017 NAIAS in Detroit.


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GM announces $1bn spend on US manufacturing

17 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors has announced an additional US$1bn spend on its US manufacturing operations, as heralded by earlier media reports.


UK to quit Single Market but leaves auto door ajar

17 Jan 2017 | Simon Warburton

British Prime Minister, Theresa May has confirmed the UK will not remain a member of the EU trade bloc's Single Market but will seek access to it through a Free Trade Agreement, which she says could see the automotive sector trading using Single Market "arrangements."


Weaker sterling pushes near-sourcing - GEFCO

17 Jan 2017 | Simon Warburton

Logistics provider, GEFCO, says one of the impacts from the UK's decision to quit the European Union (EU) has been an increase in manufacturers evaluating near-sourcing as a way to mitigate the weakening of sterling against the Euro.


Hyundai-Kia to boost US investment

17 Jan 2017 | Dave Leggett

Amid criticism from president-elect Donald Trump of some vehicle manufacturers' North American manufacturing investment strategies, Hyundai-Kia is stressing that it plans high levels of investment in its US operations over the next five years.


Iran stars as Renault powers to record 2016 sales

17 Jan 2017 | Simon Warburton

Groupe Renault has unveiled record sales for 2016, up 13.3% to 3.18m vehicles with Iran the stand-out market booming 110% to double its market share in a single year.


Audi-FAW JV to include EVs

17 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Audi plans to "significantly" the range of models produced locally at FAW VW and enter new segments, including electrified vehicles.

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