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Car makers think about future business models

16 May 2017 | Chris Wright

The writing has been on the wall for a few years now. The sudden realisation that learning to drive or owning a car was no longer the rite o...


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...


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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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FCA "disappointed" at US DOJ civil lawsuit

24 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

FCA US has said it was "disappointed" the US Department of Justice Environmental and Natural Resources Division had filed a civil lawsuit accusing it of illegally using software to bypass emission controls in 104,000 diesel vehicles sold since 2014.


Toyota explores 'blockchain' for driverless cars

23 May 2017 | Dave Leggett

The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) has announced that it is exploring blockchain and distributed ledger technology for use in the development of a new mobility ecosystem that could accelerate development of autonomous driving technology.


Honda refurbishes California proving centre

23 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Honda's US proving ground in Cantil, California, is back in full operation after refurbishment, the automaker said.


New Ford CEO will be Jim Hackett [biog]

22 May 2017 | Dave Leggett

Jim Hackett is to be named Ford CEO today, replacing Mark Fields.


Ford replaces CEO Fields with Jim Hackett

22 May 2017 | Dave Leggett

Ford has named Jim Hackett as its new president and CEO, replacing Mark Fields.


Ford shakes up senior management structure

22 May 2017 | Dave Leggett

As well as announcing that Jim Hackett takes over from Mark Fields as the company's new CEO, Ford has also announced a number of other senior management changes today.


FCA US files for new diesel emissions approval

22 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

FCA US said it had formally filed an application for diesel vehicle emissions certification with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for its 2017 model year Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 diesel vehicles. These vehicles have updated emissions software calibrations.


Four automakers announce Takata settlements in US

22 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

BMW, Mazda, Subaru and Toyota have announced agreements to resolve economic loss claims in the Takata multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the United States.


Ford to spend $350m at Livonia transmission plant

19 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Ford has announced a US$350m spend at its Livonia Transmission Plant, adding a new transmission as part of a plan to fortify its core automotive business.


Nissan shows first glimpse of redesigned Leaf EV

19 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Nissan Motor has released a first glimpse of the redesigned Leaf, what it calls "the next chapter in Nissan's Intelligent Zero-Emissions Mobility".



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