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Huge opportunities ahead in autos

3 August 2016 | Dave Leggett

A study by consultants AlixPartners suggests the automotive industry faces the "biggest challenge of the past 100 years" and predicts that in the next 15 years electric and hybrid cars could capture over half of the market. It also says connected and autonomous driving will open up new earnings potential while digitisation will enable double digit cost reductions.


Comment - VW 'dieselgate' opens the flood gates

17 May 2016 | Chris Wright

There's an old saying in the UK – you can wait for hours for a bus then two will come along together. It's an analogy that can be placed on many things. How often, for example, do you see or hear about something of which you have never come across before only for it to crop up again within a very short space of time? As soon as some scandal breaks there seems to suddenly be all sorts of people coming forward saying they have been affected.


Gloves off as UK poised to decide EU future

6 May 2016 | Simon Warburton

"Independence Day" is how Boris Johnson – recent Mayor of London – and star turn of the UK's so-called Brexit wing looking for an amicable divorce from Brussels - is describing the day after next month's British referendum on European Union membership.


COMMENT: Putin defies winter with Lada backing

30 October 2015 | Simon Warburton

As winter starts to really take hold in Russia – both climatically through the advent of the first real cold of this time of year – and equally with the country finding itself in a state of political deep freeze – this vast territory finds itself beleaguered on almost all fronts.


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Delphi Powertrain VP on compliance - Q&A

23 May 2016 | Matthew Beecham

With the powertrain world reeling from a series of emissions-related revelations, ‘compliance’ may seem a brave subject to choose for a keynote speech at the recent Vienna Motor Symposium. Delphi’s vice president engineering, Delphi Powertrain, John Fuerst tells just-auto why he believes this is the right time to take a deeper look at the topic.


INTERVIEW: Alain Uyttenhoven, Head of Lexus Europe

24 November 2014 | Glenn Brooks

Russia, Lexus' number one market in its European region, might be down, but UK sales are up strongly. On balance then, 2014 has been a good year, according to the brand's Head of Europe. Next, he promises more hybrids but no diesels. Why?

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Paper details extraordinary Takata airbag timeline

30 August 2016 | Graeme Roberts

The extraordinary sequence of events leading up to Takata's choice of ammonium nitrate-based airbag inflator propellant and its cost-saving appeal to automakers such as Honda and GM - now tied up with recalls of millions of vehicles as a result - was detailed by a New York Times investigative article at the weekend.


Volkswagen accepts South Korean test-rig rulings

30 August 2016 | Tony Pugliese

Volkswagen Korea, the German automaker’s South Korean distributor, confirmed it does not plan to appeal against the government’s recent decision to ban sales and cancel the certifications of many of its vehicle models sold in the country.


Volkswagen won't sue South Korea but Nissan has

30 August 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen reportedly has decided not to sue the South Korean government which last month suspended sales of most of its models and imposed a fine of KRW17.8bn (US$15.93m) on the automaker.


Allison to adopt US EPA/NHTSA emissions standards

19 August 2016 | Simon Warburton

Allison Transmission says it supports new standards issued by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Administration (NHTSA) regarding fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions for medium and heavy-duty vehicles.


Supplier alleged to have helped VW emissions cheat

18 August 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Robert Bosch began playing a key role in developing Volkswagen AG's emission-cheating technology as early as the late 1990s, lawyers for VW owners have said in a court filing cited by Bloomberg. It includes detailed allegations against the supplier.


Ford eyes autonomous car regulations - report

18 August 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Ford's aim to have a fully driverless car by 2021 will require big changes in federal and state laws to clear the way, according to a US report.


Steel dumping crisis forces EC to impose tarrifs

5 August 2016 | Simon Warburton

Brussels says it has imposed definitive anti-dumping measures on steel product from China and Russia.


Volvo Group agrees EU antitrust probe settlement

20 July 2016 | Graeme Roberts

The Volvo Group said it had reached a settlement with the European Commission putting an end to a long-running EU antitrust investigation.


US agencies talk future emissions and fuel economy

19 July 2016 | Graeme Roberts

The US Department of Transportation (DOT), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and California Air Resource Board (CARB) have taken the first step in a mid-term evaluation of the national programme for greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy standards for light duty cars and trucks with the release of a draft technical assessment report (TAR) for public comment.


Automakers call for TTIP common auto regulations

13 July 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Divergent auto safety regulations in the United States and the European Union drive up costs by as much as US$2.3bn annually on a bilateral basis, according to a new Center for Automotive Research (CAR) study, entitled Potential Cost Savings and Additional Benefits of Convergence of Safety Regulations between the United States and the European Union.


OESA cautions on lower revenue after Brexit vote

1 July 2016 | Simon Warburton

America's component manufacturing body says it expects lower revenue for its members following the UK's shock decision to leave the European Union (EU).


ZF respects UK Brexit vote as "sovereign decision"

1 July 2016 | Simon Warburton

ZF says it respects the move by the UK to leave the European Union as a "sovereign decision."


Shocked CLEPA to discuss Brexit in Madrid

27 June 2016 | Simon Warburton

European supplier body, CLEPA, says it is "shocked" by the UK's decision to split with Brussels after last week's (23 June) referendum, which saw Britain vote to leave the 28-State strong organisation.


"No trade barriers" says FKG amid Brexit fallout

27 June 2016 | Simon Warburton

Scandinavian supplier association, FKG says the UK's shock vote last week (23 June) to exit the European Union (EU)  should not trigger tariff impositions as the impact from the decision continues to reverberate around the Continent. 


VDA warns against post-Brexit customs barriers

27 June 2016 | Simon Warburton

Germany's automotive manufacturing and supplier body, VDA, is cautioning against any European Union (EU) imposition of customs barriers following the UK's decision to exit the Brussels association.


Nissan denies Korean emissions-cheat accusation

16 May 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Nissan has denied falsifying emission tests for diesel Qashqai models built in its UK plant and exported to South Korea.


Mitsubishi explains fuel economy con to ministry

12 May 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has detailed how it falsified fuel economy tests to Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) as requested.


MMNA says US vehicles unaffected by test rigging

29 April 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) last night (29 April) said vehicles sold in the United States were not impacted by the fuel consumption testing data irregularities the automaker has admitted to over the past two weeks.


MMC improperly tested fuel economy for 25 years

26 April 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Mitsubishi Motors reportedly has admitted improperly tested the fuel economy of its cars for the past 25 years, deepening a crisis that has already wiped out half its market value.


NSK confident of future PSA bearings relationship

20 April 2016 | Simon Warburton

NSK says it wants to continue its relationship with PSA Groupe, despite the French automaker pursuing a civil claim related to bearings cartel activity in tandem with several other suppliers.



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