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COMMENT: From the Russian shop floor

Last week Simon Warburton visited the Moscow Motor Show with Renault Russia and had the opportunity to talk with senior executives, as well...

COMMENT: Russian stoicism a valuable tool

Eating a stone's throw from Moscow's notorious Lubyanka was an unusual experience last week, but then as so much of Russia is unexpected, it...

COMMENT: 'Showing instruments' in West stand off?

There was no escaping it - the proverbial elephant in the room formed the backdrop to this week's Moscow Motor Show just as it had in St Pet...

COMMENT: What is normal in Russian maelstrom?

After weeks of what has seemed a phoney war of words between both sides, the stakes are starting to ramp up considerably between Russia and...

Latest Interviews

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.


INTERVIEW: Anne Ruthmann, Citroën C4 Cactus PM 8 Jul 2014

Glenn Brooks

Citroën C4 Cactus Chef de Projet Anne Ruthmann answers questions on key suppliers, lightweight technology, sales prospects and other topics.

Latest News

More NHTSA technology in-house: Potomac Alliance 18 Sep 14

Simon Warburton

America's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is increasingly bringing technical expertise in-house says a public policy expert advising TRW in Washington.


Supplier role better understood by DC: OESA 18 Sep 14

Simon Warburton

American supplier association, OESA, says a positive spin-off to emerge from the catastrophic downturn of a few years ago, is a better understanding of the component industry by Washington.


TRW stresses supplier global footprint support 18 Sep 14

Simon Warburton

TRW says it needs its own suppliers to support a global footprint as OEMs increasingly move to worldwide platform production.


Firm economic growth to underpin auto sales: OESA 17 Sep 14

Simon Warburton

Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), estimates what many are predicting will be US economic growth of 3% next year will sustain the current strong revival in American automotive sales.


Porsche SE acquires stake in INRIX 12 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

Porsche Automobil Holding SE has bought a stake of around 10% in the US technology company INRIX, a provider of real-time traffic information.


BYD, Daimler begin JV Denza production 10 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

Denza, Daimler's 'made in China, for China' electric vehicle, is now production line at Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology (BDNT).

Latest blogs

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.


Swish Cobo kicks off Detroit show 14 Jan 14

Simon Warburton

My first Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA) Outlook Conference yesterday (12 January) afternoon in the renovated Cobo Center in downtown Detroit and a pretty impressive 150 delegates made the sessions lively and entertaining.

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