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Volvo’s safety trademark spelt out on the S60

21 July 2017 | Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto/QUBE's review of interior design and safety technology trends, we take a closer look at Volvo’s premium mid-size S60.  While the S60 is a solid, safe and sensible choice, it comes bristling with an appealing spec.


Manufacturers energise the solar car roof market

19 July 2017 | Matthew Beecham

Despite the fascination for clean tech, commercialising solar roofs have been weighed down by the extra cost and complexity. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of research snapshots, we take a look at who is doing what to energise the solar roof market.


Takata bags a buyer - ANALYSIS

27 June 2017 | Matthew Beecham

Since April 2013, when carmakers began recalling deadly faulty airbags supplied by Takata, the family-controlled parts maker’s fortunes have been in free fall. The massive recall resulted in an apology from the world’s second-largest supplier of airbags and it filing for bankruptcy.


Interior design and technology - Suzuki Swift

26 June 2017 | Matthew Beecham

Since the Suzuki Swift first appeared on the planet way back in 2005, it has attracted some 5.4 million buyers worldwide, 127, 000 in the UK alone. The automaker’s latest and third generation Swift swooped into showrooms dotted across the UK earlier this month with bosses predicting 12,500 units to fly off the shelves in the first full year. Continuing QUBE/just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we take a closer look at the new Swift.


Latest interviews


DSD on the transmission engineering landscape

20 July 2017 | Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with suppliers, we spoke to Alex Tylee-Birdsall, co-founder and director of Drive System Design, about how the transmissions market is undergoing a period of change.


Denso - digitalisation is transforming aftermarket

14 July 2017 | Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with tier one component manufacturers, we spoke to Ruslan Leontiev, product manager starters & alternators and wiper blades, and Alexey Bartashevich, senior manager aftermarket products, both Denso Aftermarket & Industrial Solutions.

Latest news


GKN records H1 profit before tax of US$516m

27 July 2017 | Simon Warburton

GKN Group has reported half-year profit before tax (management basis) up 14% to GBP393m (US$516m) (2016: GBP344m), helped by currency.


Adient Q3 net income rises to US$204m

27 July 2017 | Simon Warburton

Adient has unveiled third quarter net income increasing to US$204m, with adjusted-EBIT rising to US$336m.


Visteon posts Q2 net income up 42% to US$45m

27 July 2017 | Simon Warburton

Visteon has recorded second-quarter net income up 42% to US$45m, with sales of US$774m, up from US$773m


BorgWarner posts Q2 net sales up 2.6% to US$2.4bn

27 July 2017 | Simon Warburton

BorgWarner has unveiled second-quarter net sales up 2.6% to US$2.4bn, compared to the same period a year ago.


Lear Q2 profit up 10% to US$312m

27 July 2017 | Simon Warburton

Lear has unveiled second-quarter net income up 10% to US$312m with sales rising 8% to US$5.1bn.


Ingress Corp to list Thai auto parts subsidiary

27 July 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Thai component manufacturer Ingress Industrial Thailand plans to list its shares on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) in August through an initial public offering (IPO), according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only Solvay co-invests in MultiMechanics

27 July 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Solvay, Anzu Partners and Invest Nebraska are together investing a total of US$1.9m in MultiMechanics, whose virtual testing software enables to accelerate innovation in new materials. Solvay...


just-auto Plus only HERE launches enhanced Real-Time Traffic service

27 July 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

HERE Technologies announced the launch of the new generation HERE Real-Time Traffic service. It is the first global service on the market that integrates live vehicle sensor data from...


just-auto Plus only Denso selects Traveo devices for 2017 Toyota Camry

27 July 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Cypress Semiconductor announced that global automotive supplier Denso Corporation has selected Cypress’ Traveo automotive microcontroller (MCU) family and FL-S Serial NOR Flash memory family...


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores LDV G10 three stars

27 July 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Independent vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, has released a 3-star safety rating for the LDV G10 commercial van and people mover. The Chinese-manufactured G10 is the second LDV model...


Australian lawsuit seeks refund for Takata cars

26 July 2017 | Graeme Roberts

A lawsuit has been filed in Australia against Toyota, Mazda and Honda, seeking refunds for cars fitted with Takata airbags, according to local reports.


Michelin posts H1 net income up 12% to EUR863m

26 July 2017 | Simon Warburton

Michelin has unveiled half-year net income up 12% to EUR863m (US$1bn) , while volume rose 4.1%, dampened in Q2 by heavy buying in Q1 ahead of price increases.


just-auto Plus only Denso develops new safety sensors for Lexus LS

26 July 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Denso Corporation designs and develops the technology helping drivers safely navigate the roads. On 26 July 2017 the company announced two new products to be incorporated in the new 2018 Lexus LS,...


just-auto Plus only BASF participates in Startup Autobahn

26 July 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Why drive to the gas station when the gas station could come to you? That’s what the creative minds behind start-up POMP asked themselves. Their vision: a car that automatically informs its...


Toyota planning solid-state battery EV by 2022

25 July 2017 | Dave Leggett

Toyota is reportedly planning to launch an EV equipped with solid-state battery technology in Japan by 2022.


Qualcomm and Nichicon do wireless charging deal

25 July 2017 | Dave Leggett

Technology developer Qualcomm and Nichicon Corporation (of Japan) have announced that they have entered into a Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) licence agreement.


Autoliv posts Q2 consolidated sales of US$2.55bn

25 July 2017 | Simon Warburton

Autoliv has reported second-quarter consolidated sales of US$2.55bn, while organic sales increased 0.2%.


Autoneum records H1 net profit up 1% to US$65m

25 July 2017 | Simon Warburton

Autoneum has posted first-half net profit before special effects up 1% to CHF61.2m (US$65m) while sales rose 2.4% to CHF1.1bn.


Hitachi to supply ADAS ECU for Nissan X-Trail

25 July 2017 | Dave Leggett

Hitachi Automotive Systems has announced that its Advanced Driver Assistance System Electronic Control Unit (ADAS ECU) was selected for use in Nissan Motor’s partially redesigned X-Trail, which commenced sales in June 2017.


BASF polyurethane systems improved for interiors

25 July 2017 | Simon Warburton

BASF says it has improved the process for manufacturing Lupranol (polyether polyol) so car components which are made of its polyurethane systems emit an average of 20% less aldehyde.



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