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COMMENT: TPP legacy as Obama's Grand Projet?

It's only natural to want to leave something behind, something tangible which indicates you've made a difference and which will endure for d...

Briefing: Innovative emission technologies

The main forces driving automotive emission technology are, of course, the ever increasing stringent emissions regulations worldwide. These...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Premium electric SUVs...

Electric powertrain technology comes with a number of drawbacks - mainly surrounding battery performance issues - but it is interesting to s...


The big news this week was that Jaguar Land Rover announced a plan to build a 300,000-unit capacity plant in Slovakia. We knew that a plant...

Latest Interviews

Q&A:Why digital modelling Detroit highways matters 17 Aug 2015

Matthew Beecham

As automakers increasingly use simulation to supplement their vehicle test programmes, Matthew Beecham spoke to Chris Hoyle, technical director at rFpro, the simulator software company which recently won an award for its new approach to producing digital road models.

Q&A: How Camber Ridge is reinventing tyre testing 11 Aug 2015

Matthew Beecham

Camber Ridge is a new tyre testing facility set to open in 2016 in North Carolina, US. It aims to offer tyre manufacturers, vehicle OEMs and Tier 1’s the opportunity to measure the dynamic properties of tyres in an environment that blends testing on real road surface with the controlled conditions found in development laboratories. Matthew Beecham spoke to Camber Ridge’s CEO, Dr James F Cuttino, about the centre and its plans.

Latest News

Bosch opens diesel factory at Bidadi, Karnataka 28 Aug 15

Graeme Roberts

Bosch has opened a new manufacturing plant at Bidadi, Karnataka, India.

BMW launches smartphone wireless charging 28 Aug 15

Graeme Roberts

A snap-in wireless charging adapter is now available as a BMW accessory. It also functions as a stable storage system for the mobile phone.

Continental supplies Toyota sensor module 28 Aug 15

Simon Warburton

Continental says it has supplied its integrated sensor module for Toyota’s safety system - 'Toyota Safety Sense C.'

Tenneco to showcase IAA emissions technology 28 Aug 15

Simon Warburton

Tenneco says it will showcase its Clean Air and Ride Performance solutions designed to meet global automakers’ demand for products reducing emissions, improve fuel efficiency and vehicle performance at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show from 17-27 September.

UAW voices Trans-Pacific Partnership concern 28 Aug 15

Simon Warburton

America's UAW labour body has added its voice to criticism of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) currently taking place between 11 countries in the region.

SRG Global opens expanded Mexcio plant 28 Aug 15

Simon Warburton

SRG Global has opened the expansion of its Irapuato, Mexico facility that will support the company’s continuing production of coatings on plastics.

Latest blogs

London's 'linear laboratory' for smart car technologies 19 Aug 15

Chris Wright

I have recently met a man with what you might describe as a bit of a job on his hands.

Wind, fire and then locusts? 4 Aug 15

Graeme Roberts

As one who has worked 'down in parts' in a previous life I have not a little sympathy for the warehouse and counter men and women at Hyundai Motor Company Australia's spare parts operation.

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