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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...


What could a Trump presidency mean for autos?

9 Nov 2016 | Dave Leggett

The Western political establishment has had another rude shock after the summer's Brexit referendum vote in the UK. The US has voted Donald...


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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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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.


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.


GM bringing forward $1bn US spend announcement

17 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

US media overnight reported General Motors will today announce around US$1bn in factory investment and job retention plans but the plans have long been in the works, would have been announced regardless of political pressure and come after several thousand jobs were axed recently.


Trump threatens German OEMs with 35% US tariffs

16 Jan 2017 | Dave Leggett

US president-elect Donald Trump has warned German OEMs that he will impose a 35% border tax on vehicles imported to the US.


Takata agrees settlement with US DOJ

16 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Troubled airbag supplier Takata Corporation said it had reached a settlement agreement with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding previously disclosed issues related to the integrity of inflator validation testing and reporting.


VW agrees settlement with US government

12 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen has agreed a US$4.3bn settlement with the US government over the diesel emissions-cheat scandal but is not off the hook yet as six executives have been indicted amidst US revelations of measures the automaker took to mislead regulators.


EPA hits FCA with violation notice over diesel NOx

12 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Increased government scrutiny following the Volkswagen 'dieselgate' has led to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issuing a notice of violation to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and FCA US for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act relating to NOx emissions from diesel vehicles. Promising a fight, FCA US in turn insisted its "diesel-powered vehicles meet all applicable regulatory requirements".


Investors want VW reforms, more transparency

12 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen investors have demanded greater transparency and reforms at the carmaker after it admitted to criminal offences in rigging U.S. emissions tests and U.S. prosecutors indicted six current and former managers over the scandal.


GM ignition switch crisis changed culture - exec

12 Jan 2017 | Graeme Roberts

The crisis that erupted over faulty ignition switches in 2014 changed General Motors' culture more than its bankruptcy five years earlier did, GM product development chief Mark Reuss said.


FCA to reveal 700hp+ Dodge Demon at New York show

12 Jan 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The first vehicle debut to be announced for April's New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) is FCA US' 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. While only a new variant of an old car and obviously developed to try to keep the Challenger selling, the Demon is to be even faster than the 707hp Hellcat.



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