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Lear and Dräxlmaier on auto wiring harness trends

Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham talks to executiv...

Briefing: Tomorrow's steering systems

For many years, power steering technology was focused on hydraulic systems but demand is now favouring electric power steering mainly due to...

RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Review of road wheels

Continuing just-auto’s series of research snapshots – pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham reviews some tren...

COMMENT: Iran coiled spring bursting to unwind

It's been glacially slow in evolving, but could one of the longest-running sanctions sagas in modern times be about to draw to a close?...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Zircotec: Growing pains of an SME 3 Aug 2015

Matthew Beecham

Coatings specialist Zircotec recently announced that it had secured a number of new OEM contracts for both OE automotive and motorcycle exhaust coatings, marking a step change in the volumes its UK-based factory is now producing. Matthew Beecham spoke to managing director Terry Graham about the transition to volume manufacturing and challenges of supporting these new projects.


Q&A with Tata Steel 15 Jul 2015

Matthew Beecham

Reducing total cost of ownership and ensuring that new lightweight steels are strong enough to protect vehicle occupants in a crash are key challenges for materials and car designers alike. To find out more, Matthew Beecham spoke to Chris Wooffindin, Tata Steel’s product marketing manager for automotive.

Latest News

SMMT urges Calais crisis end as freight stuck 4 Aug 15

Simon Warburton

UK automotive body, The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is calling for the current crisis engulfing the Port of Calais to be resolved quickly as component supply becomes ever-more problematic.


Continental raises its guidance on strong H1 4 Aug 15

Dave Leggett

Continental has raised its forecast for 2015 profitability on strong first half earnings results bolstered by lower raw material costs.


Goodyear breaks ground for San Luis Potosi plant 4 Aug 15

Graeme Roberts

Goodyear has broken ground for its San Luis Potosi plant in central Mexico.


NHTSA investigates Harman car radios for hacking 4 Aug 15

Graeme Roberts

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating Harman car radios, following a recall by Fiat Chrysler of 1.4m cars and trucks due to a hacking vulnerability.


ARRB to test driverless cars this November 4 Aug 15

Simon Warburton

Driverless cars will be tested on Australian roads for the first time in November this year says the country's national independent road research agency, ARRB Group.


Bosch expands Abstatt centre with EUR70m injection 4 Aug 15

Simon Warburton

Bosch is to expand its development centre in Abstatt near Stuttgart with a EUR70m (US$77m) injection in the project.

Latest blogs

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.


Newsflash! Our relationship with the motor car is evolving 30 Jun 15

Dave Leggett

It's a recurring theme. We seem to be on the cusp of big changes that will profoundly impact car manufacturers, technology providers, component suppliers and all of us who move around - especially city dwellers.

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