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RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of instrumentation

Although there can be no doubt that tomorrow's drivers will be better informed, there remains some concern about information over-load. Matt...

ANALYSIS: The challenge of vehicle lightweighting

Vehicle designers and engineers are coming under unprecedented pressure to remove weight from vehicles wherever they can. As part of a new r...

Review of 2014 (1)

It's still 2014, but not for much longer. In the global automotive business, plenty happened in 2014. Seasoned observer Dave Leggett offers...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Another year races by

As someone said to me this week: "The older you get, the faster the years go by." He's not wrong. Where DID 2014 go? The year may be winding...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Peter Becker, Kumho Tire 26 Jan 2015

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with global tyre manufacturers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Peter Becker, Executive Managing Director, Kumho Tire Co Inc about trends in tyre development, modelling, labelling and run-flats.


Nexteer president and COO Laurent Bresson 19 Jan 2015

Calum MacRae

Nexteer, the former GM Saginaw steering division, has flourished under the ownership of China-based Pacific Century Motors its owner since 2011. Calum MacRae caught up with Nexteer’s president and COO Laurent Bresson at the recent NAIAS.

Latest News

Bain Capital acquiring TI Automotive 27 Jan 15

Graeme Roberts

Fluid management TI Automotive has agreed to be acquired by private investor Bain Capital in a deal that should be completed by mid-2015.


Dana ditches Venezuela unit 26 Jan 15

Graeme Roberts

Dana Holding said it had completed the sale of its Venezuelan operations, CA Danaven, to Manufacturing and Logistics Solutions, an independent and locally operated company.


Honda changes air bag supplier from Takata 26 Jan 15

Graeme Roberts

Honda appears to have defected from long time airbag supplier Takata for three planned new models following the inflator recall debacle.


ThyssenKrupp expands in Changzhou tech district 26 Jan 15

Graeme Roberts

ThyssenKrupp (China) is spending EUR75m (US$85m) on an automotive electronic power steering (EPS) system factory in the Changzhou National Hi-Tech District (CND) in eastern China's Jiangsu Province.


UK engine output back up in December 26 Jan 15

Graeme Roberts

UK engine manufacturing output returned to growth, up 6.7% in December. But output fell 6.2% over the year, following retooling at a number of facilities.


Grammer begins production in Tupelo, Mississippi 26 Jan 15

Graeme Roberts

Production has started at Grammer's new plant in Tupelo, Mississippi which began with suspended seats for Northern American trucks.

Latest blogs

GM recall: the engineer speaks 14 Nov 14

Graeme Roberts

Finally, a US newspaper has managed to talk to the engineer at the centre of the GM ignition switch recall crisis.


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.

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