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THE WEEK THAT WAS - Ford sets out its stall

16 September 2016 | Graeme Roberts

A big event this week was Ford's Investor Day on Wednesday. I know when I'm beat so we called on our resident economist and just-auto chief Dave Leggett to do the preview followed by an interesting reports on profit forecast and exciting news of autonomous vehicle goals by 2021 which is only five years away. There's more to come, too.


Diesel share of European car market falling

30 August 2016 | Dave Leggett

Data released by LMC Automotive shows that the diesel share of the West European car market is continuing to decline this year.


THE WEEK THAT WAS - VW and GM back in the news

26 August 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Two of the world's largest automakers - Volkswagen and General Motors - have been in the news again this week, neither for entirely good reasons. Let's start with VW and its supplier row.


VW fires warning shot across supplier bows?

26 August 2016 | Simon Warburton

Volkswagen's major row with two of its suppliers for the past week or so concerned a relatively small dispute with component manufacturers, but was still deemed sufficiently serious to attract the attention of the Economics Ministry in Berlin.


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Lighter, more efficient transmissions

20 September 2016 | Matthew Beecham

Lightweight materials is a hot topic in automotive manufacture in the battle to reduce carbon emissions. Now a technical partnership between engineering consultancy, Drive System Design (DSD) and international chemical and advanced materials company, Solvay SA, is exploring the potential for large-scale use of plastic composites in transmissions and drivelines. To find out more, we spoke to DSD’s president, North America, Shaun Mepham.


Blueprint Acoustics on tomorrow's car audio

19 September 2016 | Matthew Beecham

While the automotive audio market is dominated by some well-known brands, smaller technology firms are attracting interest from OEMs. In this interview, Greg Turnidge, CEO of Blueprint Acoustics (Bluacs) explains how a niche Australian company is developing audio solutions for next generation vehicle platforms.

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Faurecia homes in on weight loss to slash CO2

30 September 2016 | Simon Warburton

Faurecia says it is aiming for a 100kg weight saving per car as ever-stricter emissions legislation forces suppliers to pull even more technological rabbits from hats.


CLEPA closes in on new CEO appointment - Paris

30 September 2016 | Simon Warburton

Pan-European supplier association, CLEPA, says it has whittled down candidates for a new CEO to a short list as it looks to make an appointment by the end of this year.


just-auto Plus only ZKW opens new plant/logistics centre in Wieselburg

29 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

The ZKW Group is continuing to grow at the Wieselburg location: On 22 September 2016, the Austrian automotive supplier celebrated the opening ceremony for the new state-of-the-art production plant...


just-auto Plus only VW Europe selects TomTom services for Skoda Kodiaq

29 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

TomTom (TOM2), on 29 September, 2016, announced that Škoda has chosen TomTom as the traffic service provider for the new Škoda Kodiaq in Europe. TomTom Traffic service, already...


just-auto Plus only VW aims to lead among mobility services providers

29 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

The Volkswagen Group is systematically moving forward with its transition to the mobility world of tomorrow initiated by the "Together - Strategy 2025" programme for the future. The group...


just-auto Plus only Volvo Trucks select TomTom connected navigation

29 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

TomTom (TOM2) announced on 29 September, 2016, that it has been selected by Volvo Trucks as the connected navigation supplier for their new infotainment platform, launching first in Europe in 2017,...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki makes major launches at Paris show

29 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Suzuki Motor made two major announcements on 29 September 2016, at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. One was the European premiere of the new Ignis compact crossover, which aims to deliver a stylish...


just-auto Plus only Sumitomo inks collaboration agreement with Akippa

29 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Sumitomo Corporation has concluded a business collaboration agreement with Akippa, a parking lot sharing platform. Sumitomo Corporation and Akippa will work together to fully cultivate...


just-auto Plus only Renault/Waze join over driving/navigation solution

29 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Renault on 29 September 2016, announced a collaboration with Waze, the free, real time, crowd sourced traffic and navigation app, to bring better driving and navigation solutions to customers and...


just-auto Plus only PSA/MKB acquire a stake in Communauto

29 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

The PSA Group and Montreal-based merchant bank MacKinnon, Bennett & Company (MKB), on 28 September, 2016, announced that they have acquired a stake in the capital of Communauto, a major player...


just-auto Plus only PSA launches new Free2Move mobility brand

29 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

In response to the major shifts taking place in society and the emergence of new collaborative ways of using transport, the PSA Group has united its mobility and smart services offering under a new...


just-auto Plus only PSA deploys Push to Pass plan with new partners

29 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

In response to new mobility challenges, the PSA Group is continuing to deploy its Push to Pass plan by building an ecosystem of some 15 partners and developers, all of whom are attending the...


just-auto Plus only Mercedes-Benz E-Class exceeds Euro NCAP standards

29 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

The E-Class Saloon has achieved a full five-star Euro NCAP rating, significantly exceeding the standards the independent safety test requires a vehicle to attain in order to be awarded five...


just-auto Plus only MAN and Scania join over drivetrain development

29 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Under the umbrella of Volkswagen Truck and Bus, the MAN and Scania brands have determined clear principles for their joint development projects and have concluded a corresponding basic agreement....


just-auto Plus only Ineos introduces Novodur Ultra for car interiors

29 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Ineos Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, will highlight its new Novodur Ultra, an optimised laserweldable Novodur and its innovative composite StyLight at K 2016, 19 - 26 October,...


just-auto Plus only HERE presents next gen connected vehicle solutions

29 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

HERE, the open location platform company, on 26 September, 2016, announced next generation vehicle-sourced data services for the auto industry aimed at making driving safer and more enjoyable for...


just-auto Plus only Ford US issues safety/safety compliance recalls

29 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Ford Motor Company is issuing one safety recall and one safety compliance recall in North America. Details are as follows: Ford issues safety recall for certain 2014 Ford Transit Connect...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP scores Mercedes E-Class/Peugeot 3008

29 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Peugeot 3008 recently underwent Euro NCAP safety tests. Both cars received a five star rating. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class comes with AEB across the range, and...


just-auto Plus only BASF to build new acetylene plant in Ludwigshafen

29 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

BASF is building a world-scale production plant for acetylene at its Ludwigshafen site. The plant will start up at the end of 2019 and replace the existing plant. The new facility will have the...


Piston Group completes Takata trim unit buy

28 September 2016 | Graeme Roberts

As reported earlier, Piston Group has acquired Takata's Irvin Automotive Products, creating one of the largest privately-owned automotive supplier groups in Michigan.



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