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JCI successfully addresses KPIs for R&D

Measuring the effectiveness of a company's R&D and innovation processes can be as difficult as quantum mechanics, writes Calum MacRae....

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Big fish eaten by bigger fish

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COMMENT: The UK's Scotland and EU parallels

The people of Scotland have had their say on independence and decided to stay in the UK. It was a close vote, but in the end the margin was...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Allison Transmission 13 Oct 2014

Matthew Beecham

Allison, the automatic transmission specialists, is rolling out FuelSense, a fuel-saving solution that automatically adjusts shift schedules, selects neutral and manages vehicle acceleration to maximise transmission fuel economy. Last month, Kenworth became the third OEM to adopt the package. Manlio Alvaro, director of EMEA Marketing, tells just-auto that testing indicates FuelSense has the potential to reduce fuel consumption by up to 20 per cent when compared to the previous generation of Allison Electronic Controls without these fuel saving feature


Q&A with Prodrive 8 Oct 2014

Matthew Beecham

Power electronics is being brought into sharp focus as OEMs look to improve the efficiency of electric and hybrid cars. Many of the energy losses in such systems occur in power electronic systems (such as DC-DC converters) which convert the high voltages from the batteries to the correct levels for the various systems in the car. Prodrive are exploring the use of silicon carbide based components which can operate at much higher temperatures and efficiencies. To find out more, Matthew Beecham spoke to Pete Tibbles, Prodrive programme manager – power electronics.

Latest News

Sweden auto should move faster with Iran: SIC 21 Oct 14

Simon Warburton

Swedish automotive companies need to act faster to take opportunities of business in Iran says one association with interests in both countries.


Ford announces new engine investment for Dagenham 20 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

Ford is to invest an additional GBP190m at its Dagenham London site to produce a new advanced technology 2.0-litre diesel engine for cars and commercial vehicles.


Iran car parc Scandi supplier potential: SIC 20 Oct 14

Simon Warburton

Improving Western relations with Tehran and a need to renew the country's ageing car parc present genuine automaker supplier opportunities says one Iran expert.


GBP5.4m fund to boost UK OEM parts sales 20 Oct 14

Graeme Roberts

Funding of GBP5.4m awarded today (20 October) by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) will help six local automotive suppliers win new business and close the skills gap.


JLR looks to increase home supply content 17 Oct 14

Simon Warburton

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) says it is working to return some component making to the UK as the Tata-owned company continues its highly impressive growth rate.


New Volvo shift triggers supplier boost: FKG MD 17 Oct 14

Simon Warburton

Scandinavian automotive supplier association, FKG, says Volvo's decision to add a third shift at at its Torslanda plant has already triggered the need for extra work for some of his members.

Latest blogs

Delphi visit 14 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

I've been visiting powertrain people at Delphi today, hearing about some of the fascinating stuff going on there to yield engine efficiency savings.


The just-auto Readership Survey 2014 7 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

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

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