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VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Volkswagen Golf R

With a zero to 62mph time of just five seconds, this is the fastest Golf yet. But does the 300PS (221kW), four-wheel drive R live up to the...

PLDB: Future Models - what's new this month

July has been a busy month for news updates on many future EV, hybrid, PHEV and fuel cell vehicle programmes, with some especially interesti...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: BMW X4

The sales target might be modest but there's no denying the ability of BMW's newest model, the Macan and Evoque-challenging X4....

Audi TDI tech is 25 years of age

High-tech TDI engines that provide economy and performance sit at the heart of the Audi brand's values and technological DNA. As Audi marks...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Aha: Analytical data from the Cloud 28 Jul 2014

Matthew Beecham

The IT industry has made much of the benefits of a Cloud infrastructure, offering better security and less complex networks in the workplace. Infotainment specialist Harman with subsidiary Aha claims its use in the car could be equally effective. It is now offering OEMs and service providers a chance to use the Cloud beyond downloading apps, navigation updates or music. Understanding what features are being used by the end customer, finding software bugs, removing unused features, reducing recalls or targeting specific customers with updates and advertising are just some of the ideas that Harman claims it can offer with its new Aha Cloud Platform Analytics and Updates Service. just-auto spoke to Siegfried Schuler, Director Centre of Competence Aha, about the service and find out what OEMs are most interested in.


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

Baidu apes Google with autonomous car project 30 Jul 14

Dave Leggett

Chinese search engine firm Baidu Inc, widely known as China's Google, is following Google and working on its own version of a self-driving car.


Driverless cars to be allowed on UK roads in 2015 30 Jul 14

Dave Leggett

The UK government has announced that driverless cars will be allowed on public roads in trials from January next year.


New alloy developed for new Jag 29 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

Tata Motors' Jaguar is continuing its drip-feed of XE saloon details with the latest being it will be the first car to use of a new grade of high strength aluminium called RC5754 developed specifically for the model.


Consumers want more connectivity in cars - survey 29 Jul 14

Dave Leggett

Some 80% of consumers expect the connected car of the future to provide the same connected experience they are used to at home, at work and on the move via their mobile phone, according to a survey carried out for telecom firm Telefónica.


GKN in deal for flywheel tech on London buses 29 Jul 14

Dave Leggett

GKN plc and the Go-Ahead Group have agreed a deal to supply a flywheel-based system to London buses that it is claimed will improve fuel efficiency by around 20%.


Cadillac adding wireless phone charging 28 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

Cadillac will add wireless charging of smartphones in the 2015 model ATS sport sedan and coupe launching this autumn. Compatible with Powermat and other in-phone wireless charging technologies, the feature eliminates the need for cords on board.

Latest blogs

Hyundai's empty Genesis convoy 10 Jul 14

Glenn Brooks

We can forget just how amazing some of the technology in the latest production cars is. This video from HMA is a terrific reminder.


Toyota i-Road leaning car - the video 30 Jun 14

Glenn Brooks

TMC continues to promote Japan's Ha-Mo car sharing scheme via its own i-Road commuter model. The latest promotional video is worth a look.

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