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THE WEEK THAT WAS: All eyes on Vienna

I've come off the bench this week, as just-auto news editor, Graeme Roberts, takes a well-earned sojorn in Shakespeare's home county, HQ als...

COMMENT: Nuclear talks to kick-start basic safety?

With all the hullabaloo surrounding the imminent nuclear talks deadline on 24 November - another one - between Iran and its suspicious Weste...

COMMENT: FKG keeps ears on the track in Gothenburg

Last week saw Scandinavian automotive supplier body FKG's Annual Forum in Gothenburg, bringing together more than 400 component producers, p...

COMMENT: Sweden looks to warm up emerging markets

It's as if the Cold War never went away....

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Faurecia deputy GM China Jingcheng Li 24 Nov 2014

Simon Warburton

China's astonishing growth rates of recent years is starting to ebb, but still represents a powerful performance that is the envy of most of the developed world. Simon Warburton talked to global component producer, Faurecia deputy general manager China Division, Jingcheng Li, about opportunities which challenges such as emissions control and lightweighting, present.


Q&A with Evolution Time Critical 2 Sep 2014

Matthew Beecham

The automotive industry is now using logistics in a more proactive way to provide the flexibility which is required due to diversifying model ranges. There is also the question of quality, of course. Components that have been acceptable in previous years are being failed by more stringent testing. Matthew Beecham spoke to Brad Brennan, managing director of emergency logistics specialist Evolution Time Critical.

Latest News

US: Alcoa rises on news of aluminium Lexus models 26 Nov 14

Glenn Brooks

The share price of Alcoa Inc has risen by 2% in New York after a report that Toyota is planning aluminium body panels for a new generation of Lexus models.


Jaguar Land Rover named "most trustworthy OEM" 26 Nov 14

Dave Leggett

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover has been named "most trustworthy OEM" in a survey of automotive suppliers conducted by IHS Automotive.


Delphi and Ottomatika partner on automated driving 21 Nov 14

Simon Warburton

Delphi says it will partner with Ottomatika, a company started by Carnegie Mellon University, which provides advanced automated driving software, to jointly develop technology that will help accelerate automated driving.


SKF opens expanded Cz Rep lubrication factory 21 Nov 14

Simon Warburton

SKF has inaugurated its expanded lubrication systems manufacturing facility in the Czech Republic.


Michelin opens Tweel US tyre plant 21 Nov 14

Simon Warburton

Michelin has opened its newest plant in North America, which will produce the Michelin X Tweel Airless Radial Tyre for commercial applications.


TRW shareholders approve acquisition by ZF 20 Nov 14

Simon Warburton

ZF Friedrichshafen and TRW say they welcome the decision by stockholders of the US supplier to approve the acquisition of the Michigan-headquarted company by its German counterpart.

Latest blogs

The just-auto Readership Survey 2014 7 Oct 14

Dave Leggett

We have just launched our first readership survey in two years.


Metering expectations 16 Jan 14

Simon Warburton

Huge sheets of ice are progressing in a stately manner down the Detroit River outside the Cobo and with forecast of snow this afternoon, it will feel more like Michigan in January than yesterday's almost balmy temperatures.

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