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VEHICLE ANALYSIS: WRX & Subaru's SGP architecture

Infamous as the ATM ram raiders' getaway vehicle of choice, the WRX STI brings Subaru lots of welcome and unwelcome publicity. For all that,...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Minding the shop

This week it was, for once, my turn to stay back and mind the shop while colleagues scurried hither and yon to bring you news and interviews...

RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Review of front-end modules

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

COMMENT: BMW & Mercedes battle over self parking

With Daimler's head of R&D confirming that next year's W213 E-Class will be able to park itself, Mercedes-Benz seems keen to undermine BMW's...

Latest Interviews

Q&A: Volvo XC90 chief engineer Håkan Ivarsson 2 Jul 2015

Glenn Brooks

Volvo Cars' technical director for the 90 Cluster models opens up about the development of the XC90. Plus, what's coming for two VCC architectures: SPA for medium and large vehicles, and the smaller Geely-Volvo CMA.

Q&A with Intelligent Energy 16 Jun 2015

Matthew Beecham

The hydrogen fuel cell sector has caught the automotive limelight recently, notably Toyota's announcement of making thousands of hydrogen fuel cell patents available on a royalty free basis. Does this mean affordable fuel cell vehicles (FCEVs) could be on our driveways anytime soon? Matthew Beecham talked to James Batchelor of independent fuel cell specialist Intelligent Energy about the obstacles still to be overcome.

Latest News

Volvo sells component plant to Amtek Group 7 Jul 15

Simon Warburton

Volvo Cars today says it has sold its component plant in Floby, Sweden, to Amtek Group, a global manufacturer of automotive parts.

BASF and ContiTech develop plastic crossbeam 7 Jul 15

Simon Warburton

BASF and ContiTech say they have developed the first plastic transmission crossbeam in the rear axle subframe for the S-Class from Mercedes-Benz.

Glass Group Europe opens new headquarters 7 Jul 15

Simon Warburton

Guardian Industries' Glass Group in Europe, has opened a new headquarters in Bertrange, Luxembourg, with around 120 personnel relocating from their current offices at the company's production site in Dudelange.

IEE finalises All Circuits acquisition 7 Jul 15

Simon Warburton

Luxembourg-based sensing specialist IEE says it has finalised the acquisition of All Circuits, an electronics manufacturing service company with with plants in Europe and North Africa.

Michelin JV firm to build synthetic rubber 7 Jul 15

Dave Leggett

Inti Karya Persada Tehnik and Toyo Engineering have received contracts from Synthetic Rubber Indonesia, which is a JV between Groupe Michelin and Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk, to build a synthetic rubber facility in Cilegon, Indonesia.

Automated advances "pebble in the pond": ZF TRW 6 Jul 15

Simon Warburton

Mega-supplier ZF TRW says automated driving capability will rapidly expand in functionality as systems become ever-more refined.

Latest blogs

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.

Taxing questions in France 26 Jun 15

Simon Warburton

It's been an eventful week in French industrial relations - and that's a competitive field - as the country's hard-wired unionism exerts a summer push.

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