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Interior design and technology - Vauxhall Astra

12 January 2017 | Matthew Beecham

Inspired by the Monza concept, the seventh-generation Vauxhall Astra made its global debut at the 2015 IAA. As one of the UK’s best-sellers, Astra is a household name for British car buyers with almost three million sold in the country over the last 38 years. Built at the carmaker’s Ellesmere Port factory, the mid-size hatchback is based on a lightweight vehicle architecture with a new design, punchy powertrains and novel technologies. Continuing just-auto's review of interior design and technology trends, we borrowed one to take a closer look.

Briefing - HCCI engine technology

10 January 2017 | Calum MacRae

News that Mazda is hoping for a 30% fuel efficiency gain on an HCCI (Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition) engine to be introduced on the next generation Mazda3 in late 2018 brings this technology back into focus. Courtesy of just-auto's research service, QUBE, we provide a summary of HCCI technology and look at associated OEM activity.

Sales reports, CES and Trump tweets - The Week

6 January 2017 | Dave Leggett

The first week back after the holidays usually brings an interesting mix of news and this year was no exception.

Review of the automotive year, 2016 (Part 2)

23 December 2016 | Dave Leggett

The year 2016 certainly threw up one or two surprises (political developments in the UK and the US) with significant implications for the auto industry. And there were plenty of industrial points of interest for OEMs and suppliers. In short, it was another busy year. Seasoned observer Dave Leggett sifts through the just-auto archive month-by-month and offers a personal take on some of the year's most significant developments and experiences. Part 2 takes in the second half.

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Eden Games gears up for mobile devices

16 January 2017 | Matthew Beecham

The global gaming market is accelerating at a rapid rate. The sheer scale and reach has meant the traditionally conservative automotive industry is now embracing the opportunities for both revenues and exposure. In this interview, David Nadal, CEO and founder of Eden Games explains why these are exciting times for games developers playing in the automotive industry.

Industry 4.0 more effective than low labour costs

11 January 2017 | Calum MacRae

Johannes Roters is the CEO of Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, the vehicle interior giant created by the 2015 70:30 joint-venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim and Johnson Controls interior business (now Adient). just-auto's Calum MacRae was provided with an update to the company's strategy and progress at the 2017 NAIAS in Detroit.

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UK quits Single Market but leaves auto door ajar

17 January 2017 | Simon Warburton

British Prime Minister, Theresa May has confirmed the UK will not remain a member of the EU trade bloc's Single Market but will seek access to it through a Free Trade Agreement, which she says could see the automotive sector trading using Single Market "arrangements."

Weaker sterling pushes near-sourcing - GEFCO

17 January 2017 | Simon Warburton

Logistics provider, GEFCO, says one of the impacts from the UK's decision to quit the European Union (EU) has been an increase in manufacturers evaluating near-sourcing as a way to mitigate the weakening of sterling against the Euro.

Takata agrees settlement with US DOJ

16 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Troubled airbag supplier Takata Corporation said it had reached a settlement agreement with the US Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding previously disclosed issues related to the integrity of inflator validation testing and reporting.

Emissions probe likely to continue - Renault

16 January 2017 | Simon Warburton

Renault is reiterating its vehicles comply with domestic and European emissions regulations, following its opinion the French Prosecutor was likely to continue with its investigation into the issue.

just-auto Plus only Hella presents its energy efficiency innovations

16 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Hella, a global leader in automotive lighting and electronics, presented its most-recent innovations in the area of vehicle energy efficiency – an electronic Cooling Valve Actuator and a...

just-auto Plus only Freudenberg leveraging new technical capabilities

16 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

The sleek vehicle styling on display this week at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit is bound to generate excitement. But the sophisticated new powertrain technologies...

GEFCO pushes envelope as OEM needs evolve

13 January 2017 | Simon Warburton

Logistics provider, GEFCO, says one of its key challenges in the frenetically advancing world of new vehicle technologies is how to maintain its position at the head of the queue when it comes to OEMs or suppliers choosing its delivery systems.

Recaro group to supply CV seats for MAN

13 January 2017 | Simon Warburton

Adient's Recaro Automotive Seating product group has secured a contract with MAN Truck & Bus AG to increase annual production at the company's facility in Skarbimierz, Poland. 

Gestamp will open a new aluminum plant in Slovakia

12 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Gestamp, the Spanish multinational that designs, develops and manufactures metal parts and assemblies for the automotive industry, will open a new plant specialising in aluminium in Nitra (Slovakia).

Toyo Tyre North America expands R&D capabilities

12 January 2017 | Simon Warburton

Toyo its expanding research and development capabilities at its North America manufacturing facility, with expansion slated for completion this year.

just-auto Plus only New Ford GT to feature digital instrument display

12 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Like the glass cockpit in airplanes and race cars, the all-new Ford GT features an all-digital instrument display in the car’s dashboard that quickly and easily presents information to the...

just-auto Plus only Inrix integrates Amazon Alexa into OpenCar

12 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Inrix, the world leader in connected car services and transportation analytics, on 4 January 2017 announced the integration of Amazon Alexa, the intelligent cloud based voice service, into the...

Hella first-half auto sales up 1.2% to EUR2.4bn

12 January 2017 | Simon Warburton

Hella has posted half-year external auto sales up 0.6% to EUR2.41bn (US$2.6bn), compared to the previous year of EUR2.39bn.

just-auto Plus only Aisin Group introduces new transmissions at NAIAS

12 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Aisin Group, a world leader in the manufacturing and supply of automotive components and systems for nearly every global automaker, is using two exhibits to unveil new products and technology at...

GEFCO addresses myriad EV transport challenges

11 January 2017 | Simon Warburton

Logistics provider, GEFCO says rapid advances in powertrain technology are driving it to radically alter the way in which it addresses supply chain delivery.

BorgWarner announces new business and guidance

11 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

BorgWarner has announced its three-year net new business, guidance for full year 2017 and guidance for first quarter 2017.

Nexteer/Continental form joint venture

11 January 2017 | Dave Leggett

Nexteer Automotive and Continental have announced their agreement to form a joint venture focused on the advancement of motion control systems and actuator components for automated driving.

Nexteer and Continental announce joint venture

11 January 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Nexteer Automotive and Continental announced during a press conference at the Detroit show their agreement to form a joint venture focused on the advancement of motion control systems and actuator components for automated driving.

Tenneco clean air solutions to Daimler NRM engines

11 January 2017 | Simon Warburton

Tenneco is supplying the complete hot-end aftertreatment system for diesel applications, which includes the Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC), mixer and the SCR-Coated Diesel Particulate Filter (SDPF) with an SCR substrate in a module with sensors.

just-auto Plus only Schaeffler presents innovative solutions at NAIAS

11 January 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Reducing fuel consumption and emissions, increasing comfort and driving dynamics: hybrid drives play a significant role in these development goals. Mild hybrid drives with 48 V technology meet...

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