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VEHICLE ANALYSIS: MY2014 Peugeot 2008 1.2 VTi 82

PSA built the 100,000th Peugeot 2008 after just nine months of production at the Mulhouse plant in France. Now, a night shift has just been...

ANALYSIS: Mercedes-Benz future model plans

Today's media release from Daimler is official confirmation that the Mercedes-Benz passenger cars division will leverage multiple architectu...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Porsche Panamera 4S

The name is the same but Porsche's latest Panamera 4S loses its normally aspirated V8 and gains a biturbo V6 that's not only more powerful b...

COMMENT: Tesla's Musk talks a good game

The site for Tesla's big battery factory has been announced....

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Mentor Graphics 18 Sep 2014

Matthew Beecham

Mentor Graphics is a major supplier of software tools that help engineers design electronic systems and components. Headquartered in Oregon, US, Mentor generates annual revenues of some US$1bn. Its tools are involved in the design of almost every electronic gadget you can think of. To find out about its automotive business, Matthew Beecham spoke to Martin O’Brien, General Manager, Integrated Electrical Systems Division Mentor Graphics.

Q&A with Drive System Design 26 Aug 2014

Matthew Beecham

Though today’s new vehicle development programmes are more comprehensive than ever, using exhaustive virtual and ‘real world’ testing, issues can still escape into the market place. just-auto spoke to Mark Findlay of UK engineering consultancy Drive System Design about a new approach to reducing warranty costs.

Latest News

TRW Automotive demonstrates semi-automated driving 16 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

TRW Automotive has demonstrated its semi-automated driving capabilities at a test track event in Michigan.

Avtovaz to spend US$2.62bn on technology, models 16 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

Avtovaz plans to spend RUB100bn (US$2.62bn) modernising technology and updating its model range in the next three years, OAO Avtovaz president Bo Andersson told a business forum.

Opel shows OnStar at emergency call conference 16 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

Opel is demonstrating its OnStar connected vehicle service at this year’s 'eCall Days Germany' (16-18 September), the biggest international conference in Germany covering the European emergency call system for vehicles.

Toyota US says no discussions or plans with Tesla 12 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

Toyota has apparently distanced itself from comments made earlier by Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk that future collaboration between the two automakers cannot be ruled out.

South Korea probes engine technology leak 12 Sep 14

Tony Pugliese

South Korea has launched an investigation into the transfer of engine technology to a Chinese automaker by a local automotive contractor, according to local reports.

Kobe Steel develops new materials for fuel cells 11 Sep 14

Dave Leggett

Japanese steel giant Kobe Steel is reportedly working on a new generation of lightweight composite materials designed for fuel cell vehicles with a view to saving weight and improving the safety of hydrogen tanks in collisions.

Latest blogs

TRW and ZF 15 Sep 14

Dave Leggett

We're digesting the news that TRW will be (subject to the usual approvals) acquired by ZF. Looks like ZF has paid top dollar.

The 'vette that snitches on the valet 9 Sep 14

Graeme Roberts

In a pleasing variation of authority using cameras to spy on car drivers, General Motors has come up with a car camera that can be a nosey parker on the valet parker entrusted with the keys to your pride and joy.

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