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THE WEEK THAT WAS: There's a ghost in the house...

Yes folks, there's a ghost in the house and the temptation is to say, it's the ghost of safety. Okay, that's a bit laboured in the week of H...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Recall axe falls at GM

There are 15 vacant desks at General Motors in the US today - the latest development in the debacle that saw a faulty ignition switch design...

Aftermarket growing again in Europe

Europe remains world's largest aftermarket according to data from research firm Frost & Sullivan. It's a big industry accounting for around...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: 'Boss-napping'

A dispute in France caught the eye last week. A couple of unfortunate Goodyear executives found themselves at the sharp end of an industrial...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Shell's Dr. Jens Sommer 11 Nov 2014

Calum MacRae

Dr. Jens Sommer has worked as Senior Transmission Expert in Shell Global Solutions in Germany since 2010. Currently, he is based at Shell's new Technology Centre in Shanghai to support local OEMs. As Senior Transmission Expert, Dr. Sommer is in charge of manual transmission and dry dual clutch transmission fluid development activities, which covers passenger cars as well as heavy duty applications.


Q&A with Federal-Mogul Motorparts 24 Jun 2014

Matthew Beecham

Federal-Mogul’s Vehicle Components division was recently renamed Federal-Mogul Motorparts. This business manufactures vehicle braking, chassis, sealing and other service parts. Here, Matthew Beecham spoke to Daniel Ninivaggi, CEO, Federal-Mogul Motorparts.

Latest News

Mazda recalls Mazda6 sedans over TPMS 26 Nov 14

Dave Leggett

Mazda Motor is recalling model year 2014 and 2015 Mazda6 sedans in the US as the tyre pressure monitoring system might fail to alert drivers to low tyre pressure, Reuters reported.


Pirelli signs MOU for expansion of Egypt ops 26 Nov 14

Dave Leggett

Pirelli Tyre and the Minister of Investment of the Arab Republic of Egypt have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the object of which is the evaluation of the possible expansion of the Alexandria Tyre (Atco), which is over 90% controlled by Pirelli and produces radial truck tyres in Alexandria, Egypt.


Honda failed to report 1,700 accidents in 11 years 25 Nov 14

Tony Lewis

Honda has admitted that it failed to report 1,729 accidents involving death and injury in its vehicles to US safety regulators since 2003 blaming errors in data entry and an "overly narrow interpretation" of its legal reporting requirements.


Chinese OEMs to recall cars on fuel pumps 20 Nov 14

Tony Pugliese

Three Chinese automakers have been told to recall a total of 560,000 cars because of fuel pump defects.


NHTSA announces national recall on Takata airbags 19 Nov 14

Dave Leggett

The US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that it is calling for a national recall of vehicles with certain driver's side frontal airbags made by Takata.


Michelin presents ‘Selfseal technology’ for tyres 19 Nov 14

Dave Leggett

Michelin presented its 'Selfseal technology' at Michelin Challenge Bibendum, Tyrepress reported.

Latest blogs

The just-auto Readership Survey 2014 7 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

We have just launched our first readership survey in two years.


An aftermarket innovation impacting JLR 13 May 14

Dave Leggett

Well, it is maybe not an innovation for people to be all that pleased about.

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