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NA OEMs' progress on supplier relations stalls

Relations between vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers is a subject area that has always provoked debate. For all the talk of the benef...

Gloves off as UK poised to decide EU future

"Independence Day" is how Boris Johnson – recent Mayor of London – and star turn of the UK's so-called Brexit wing looking for an amicable d...

THE WEEK THAT WAS - Diesel developments

News from Ford of Europe of a brand-new, Euro VI-compliant diesel engine line drew most eyeballs of all just-auto stories this week....

RESEARCH SNAPSHOT - Moving closer to self-driving

While self-driving cars are not yet available to the public, more and more models across all segments now offer some form of advanced assist...

Latest Interviews

Delphi Powertrain VP on compliance - Q&A 23 May 2016

Matthew Beecham

With the powertrain world reeling from a series of emissions-related revelations, ‘compliance’ may seem a brave subject to choose for a keynote speech at the recent Vienna Motor Symposium. Delphi’s vice president engineering, Delphi Powertrain, John Fuerst tells just-auto why he believes this is the right time to take a deeper look at the topic.

Dayco on building aftermarket brand identity - Q&A 20 May 2016

Matthew Beecham

Dayco develops and manufactures engine products and drive systems, including timing belts, chain kits, belts and pulleys for the OE and aftermarket. Matthew Beecham caught up with Steve Carolan, national sales manager, Dayco Aftermarket UK to learn how its business is taking shape.

Latest News

Volkswagen nominates 55 FAST suppliers 27 May 16

Simon Warburton

Volkswagen has nominated a total of 55 partners for 61 fields of competence through its 'Volkswagen Future Automotive Supply Tracks' (FAST) initiative.

Continental expanding Romania factory 27 May 16

Graeme Roberts

Continental will spend EUR12m to expand its electronic car parts factory in Timisoara by over 7,000 sq m, a local media report said. The work will be completed by the end of this year.

Johnson Controls funds uni battery research 27 May 16

Graeme Roberts

Johnson Controls has announced two multi-year research projects at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) aimed at enhancing the fuel efficiency of start-stop and next-generation battery-electric vehicles.

Grupo Antolin opens India interiors plant 27 May 16

Simon Warburton

Grupo Antolin has opened a new manufacturing plant in Sanand (India) to reinforce its industrial presence.

KSPG seals five-year ZF Friedrichshafen deal 27 May 16

Simon Warburton

KSPG, a member of the Rheinmetall Technology Group, has deepened its cooperation with ZF Friedrichshafen, inking a five-year deal with a lifetime value of around EUR66m (US$74m).

Magna to build aluminium casting facility in UK 26 May 16

Dave Leggett

Magna International has announced it will build a new world-class aluminium casting facility in Telford, UK, to support Jaguar Land Rover.

Faurecia nominated FAST partner for VW Group 26 May 16

Simon Warburton

Faurecia says it has been nominated again as strategic partner within the 'Future Automotive Supply Tracks' initiative (FAST) of the Volkswagen Group.

Infineon and Imec team on sensor chip development 26 May 16

Simon Warburton

Infineon Technologies and Imec are to cooperate on CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) sensor chip development.

Brose manufactures five millionth seat structure 26 May 16

Simon Warburton

Brose says it has manufactured the five millionth front seat structure since the start of production in 2012 for a joint project between Daimler and BMW.

ST and Weifu colloborate in Testing Institute 26 May 16

Simon Warburton

STMicroelectronics and Weifu High-Technology, a Chinese provider of automotive electronic control systems, have unveiled ST’s participation in Weifu’s Researching and Testing Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Drive System and Solvay team on plastic composites 26 May 16

Simon Warburton

Automotive engineering consultancy, Drive System Design (DSD) and Solvay say they aim to make the large-scale use of plastic composites in transmissions a viable solution for future vehicles.

FMC triples lithium hydroxide production 26 May 16

Simon Warburton

FMC is to increase its production capacity of lithium hydroxide by 20,000 metric tons per year, effectively tripling its production.

Bridgestone to divest Venezuela arm to Corimon 26 May 16

Simon Warburton

Bridgestone Americas says it is to divest its business in Venezuela, Bridgestone Firestone Venezolana (BFVZ),to the Corimon Group.

UK engine making for local use surges 51% in April 25 May 16

Graeme Roberts

UK automakers built 231,628 engines in April, up 14.6% year on year. Domestic market output of 99,041 units was up 50.8%. Total engine output was up 6.2% for the year to date, to 899,516 units.

GKN wins plug-in AWD axle deal 24 May 16

Graeme Roberts

A series of new C-segment vehicles will offer the option of adding plug-in electric all-wheel drive using GKN Driveline’s latest electric axle drive (eAxle) technology. The eAxle is an evolution of systems developed for hybrid supercars that use electric all-wheel drive to boost performance and efficiency.

PSA to expand petrol line in Europe, spend on PHEV 24 May 16

Graeme Roberts

As part of the energy transition process and in line with the technological offensive spelled out in its Push to Pass strategic plan, PSA Group said it was firmly focused on diversifying its technological offering with plug-in hybrid petrol engines and next-generation electric powertrains, which will be used in particular to equip e-CMP, its future electric platform developed in partnership with Dongfeng Motors.

Toyota adds 1.6m US vehicles to Takata recall 24 May 16

Graeme Roberts

Toyota Motor has said it would recall almost 1.6m additional US vehicles for front passenger side Takata air bag inflators that could rupture.

Tesla chooses Mando for autonomous technology 24 May 16

Graeme Roberts

Tesla Motors and Mando Corporation have joined forced to develop autonomous drive systems for future models, according to reports in South Korea.

Kongsberg wins multiple OEM seating contracts 23 May 16

Graeme Roberts

Kongsberg Automotive said contracts have been secured from a wide range of customers including European, Chinese and Japanese OEMs. The combined value is estimated at EUR15m (US$16.83m) (NOK140m) over a supply period of three to eight years depending on car model.

Harman and Google team on audio technology 23 May 16

Simon Warburton

Harman says it is to collaborate with Google for its Ara modular mobile device, while both will also work on the latter's Technology and Projects Group (ATAP) on Project Soli, using radar to enable new types of touchless interactions.

Latest blogs

Upcoming LMC Automotive forecasting event and Brexit panel 6 May 16

Dave Leggett

LMC Automotive has a forecasting event with a very strong European focus coming up.

just-auto takes a break 29 Apr 16

Dave Leggett

It is raining and unseasonably cool here in the UK, a sure sign that a national holiday is imminent.

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