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COMMENT: A Tyre for all Seasons

We have quite a conundrum sat here in the north west European outpost of the UK, looking at our Continental cousins undertake the twice-year...

ANALYSIS: Hoegh Osaka saga: Knowns and unknowns

With news salvers working on the 51,000t Hoegh Osaka carliner could tow the giant ship back into the Port of Southampton next week just-auto...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Tipping point avoided...

One way or another, this first full working week after the festive break has been an eventful one....

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...

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

Harman lauds Redband acquisition as "great move" 6 Mar 15

Simon Warburton

Harman says the recent acquisition of software management technology provider, Redband, is a "great move" in the arena of ensuring cybersecurity.


GENEVA: Pirelli hails Cinturato launch reaction 6 Mar 15

Simon Warburton

Pirelli says the positive reaction it has received for the new Cinturato All Season tyre is in line with its expectations following the recent launch of the product.


GENEVA: Harman showcases sound technologies suite 6 Mar 15

Simon Warburton

Harman says it is the first in the industry to engage in road noise cancellation (RNC) as it demonstrated a suite of technologies at this week's Geneva Motor Show in tandem with Swiss think-tank, Rinspeed and on several OEM vehicles.


Harman predicts autonomous driving in ten years 5 Mar 15

Simon Warburton

Harman says it expects autonomous vehicles to be a reality in ten years as it mulls the opportunities for its infotainment systems on new transportation models


"Huge opportunities" with autonomous cars: CLEPA 5 Mar 15

Simon Warburton

European automotive supplier body, CLEPA, says its members will have a major role to play in the rapidly evolving sphere of autonomous driving.


Michelin to start Cholet CrossClimate in 2016 5 Mar 15

Simon Warburton

Michelin says it will start production of its new CrossClimate tyre for 4x4-type vehicles at its Cholet plant in 2016 and is stressing the improving efficiency of its operations.

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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