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With PSA in frame, FCA-GM merger still no sense

16 Feb 2017 | Bill Cawthon

Since before the bailouts of 2009, industry and financial mavens have been calling for the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and General M...


AI and the future automotive experience

12 Jan 2017 | 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 ne...


Chrysler, Dodge & RAM future models - an analysis

16 Dec 2016 | Glenn Brooks

The seventh and final feature in the series concerning the future model plans of FCA Italy's and FCA US' brands is an analysis of what's com...


Jeep future models - a global analysis

14 Dec 2016 | Glenn Brooks

The penultimate feature in the series concerning the future model plans of FCA' passenger vehicle brands is an analysis of what's ahead for...


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Industry 4.0 more effective than low labour costs

11 Jan 2017 | 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.


Delphi CTO targets user cockpit experience

12 Apr 2016 | Dave Leggett

Delphi’s Chief Technology Officer, Jeff Owens, has told just-auto that the automotive battle for the Millennials is being played out in the user experience in the car cockpit.

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US market strong in January - Edmunds

24 Feb 2017 | Dave Leggett

Edmunds forecasts that 1,331,787 new cars and trucks will be sold in the US in February for an estimated Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) of 17.6 million. This reflects a 17 percent increase in sales from January 2017, but a 1 percent decrease from February 2016.


Visteon posts 2016 net income of US$75m

23 Feb 2017 | Simon Warburton

Visteon has unveiled full-year and fourth quarter net income of US$75m and US$2m respectively, while sales for last year totalled US$3,161m, a decrease of US$84m, primarily attributable to the sale of an interiors European facility in 2015.


BorgWarner HY-VO chains for Chevrolet hybrids

23 Feb 2017 | Simon Warburton

BorgWarner says it is supplying HY-VO chains for the Chevrolet Volt plug-in and Malibu hybrid models.


Flex to acquire AGM Automotive

22 Feb 2017 | Simon Warburton

Flex has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AGM Automotive (AGM).


Toyota/Shell to add fuel cell stations in Calif.

21 Feb 2017 | Dave Leggett

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has posted a Notice of Proposed Award (NOPA) outlining subsidies to support hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in California.


FCA US recalls AWD cars to replace propshaft bolts

20 Feb 2017 | Dave Leggett

FCA US LLC is recalling an estimated 69,298 full-size, all-wheel-drive cars in the US to replace their front propshaft bolts.


Cooper Tyre full-year 2016 net income of US$248m

20 Feb 2017 | Simon Warburton

Cooper Tyre & Rubber Company has recorded full-year 2016 net income of US$248m, compared with US$213m 12 months ago.


Ford nixes human intervention on driverless cars

17 Feb 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Ford, having noted engineers monitoring self-driving cars are dozing off, has decided to remove the steering wheel, brake and accelerator pedals from its driverless cars arriving in 2021, a media report said.


Toronto motor show - world debuts list

17 Feb 2017 | Glenn Brooks

There were just two world premieres at the 2017 Canadian International Auto show.


Government of Canada announces $18.2m for auto R&D

17 Feb 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Two Canadian companies – one in Lakeshore near Windsor, the other in Ottawa – have developed innovations that have the potential to make cars lighter, more fuel efficient and, in the case of electric cars, better performing due to a longer battery life and Navdeep Bains, minister of innovation, science and economic development, announced funding totalling C$18.2m for the two companies.



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