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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...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Roasting in Kia's Mojave oven

Memo to self - be a little less facetious. Put 'off on a desert safari' in my Skype status to explain my absence and was greeted on return w...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Driving the Swedish nanny state

Been lying awake at night wondering how plug-in cars are doing in Europe? Me, neither, but, having now evaluated a few - Vauxhall Ampera [ak...


It's now more than seven years since the Audi R8 went on sale, but the car's development by quattro GmbH is continuing right to the end of p...

Latest Interviews

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.

Q&A with Johnson Controls Automotive Interiors 8 Jul 2014

Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one manufacturers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Han Hendriks about consumer expectations of car interiors, JCI’s Interior Vision 2025 and their new operating model tailored at innovation management. Han represents JCI’s Interiors business worldwide and is the innovation leader of this business.

Latest News

Porsche expands Weissach R&D centre 21 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

Porsche has officially opened three new buildings at its Weissach development centre, marking the conclusion of the largest investment project in the centre's history.

Ghosn clarifies Nissan's autonomous cars timetable 17 Jul 14

Dave Leggett

After suggesting last year that Nissan would be in a position to offer fully autonomous cars to the market by 2020, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has offered further clarification on Nissan's planned rollout of autonomous drive technologies.

Opel starts on new powertrain engineering centre 16 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

Opel has started a major construction project at its Rüsselsheim headquarters, allocating EUR210m (US$285.89m) to construct a complex of buildings - the tallest seven stories high - on the south-west sector of the International Technical Development Centre (ITDC) premises.

Conti shows off better HUD 14 Jul 14

Graeme Roberts

Continental has announced a new augmented reality head-up display (AR-HUD) which supplements the exterior view of the traffic conditions in front of the vehicle with virtual information for the driver. Production starts in 2017.

JLR develops "self-learning vehicle" 10 Jul 14

Dave Leggett

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover says it has developed - with the help of the latest artificial intelligence technologies - a "self-learning vehicle" that can offer a "completely personalised driving experience".

UK: Technical details of JLR Ingenium engines 9 Jul 14

Glenn Brooks

Jaguar Land Rover has revealed further details of the Ingenium four-cylinder engines which it will begin manufacturing in early 2015.

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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