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VEHICLE ANALYSIS: WRX & Subaru's SGP architecture

Infamous as the ATM ram raiders' getaway vehicle of choice, the WRX STI brings Subaru lots of welcome and unwelcome publicity. For all that,...

RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Review of front-end modules

Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham reviews some ligh...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2015 Mazda CX-5 & future CUVs

Updated for 2015, the latest Euro 6-compliant Mazda6 has also had a mid-life facelift. A policy of short life cycles for major models is one...

COMMENT: BMW & Mercedes battle over self parking

With Daimler's head of R&D confirming that next year's W213 E-Class will be able to park itself, Mercedes-Benz seems keen to undermine BMW's...

Latest Interviews

Q&A: Volvo XC90 chief engineer Håkan Ivarsson 2 Jul 2015

Glenn Brooks

Volvo Cars' technical director for the 90 Cluster models opens up about the development of the XC90. Plus, what's coming for two VCC architectures: SPA for medium and large vehicles, and the smaller Geely-Volvo CMA.


Q&A with Intelligent Energy 16 Jun 2015

Matthew Beecham

The hydrogen fuel cell sector has caught the automotive limelight recently, notably Toyota's announcement of making thousands of hydrogen fuel cell patents available on a royalty free basis. Does this mean affordable fuel cell vehicles (FCEVs) could be on our driveways anytime soon? Matthew Beecham talked to James Batchelor of independent fuel cell specialist Intelligent Energy about the obstacles still to be overcome.

Latest News

New Honda chief sets out vision 6 Jul 15

Chris Wright

Honda’s new president and chief executive officer, Takahiro Hachigo, has unveiled his future vision for the company with the advancement of a six region, global operation structure, including the start of production in Africa for the first time.


BMW testing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles 3 Jul 15

Graeme Roberts

BMW will begin testing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles this month.


OnStar wins magazine technology award 3 Jul 15

Graeme Roberts

General Motors' OnStar 'personal connectivity and service assistant', currently being launched by Vauxhall in the UK and Opel in Europe, has received an award from a top consumer magazine.


Mitsubishi launching smartphone link infotainment 1 Jul 15

Graeme Roberts

Mitsubishi Motors will roll out a newly-developed integrated smartphone infotainment system in coming months.


ZF acquisition to boost ADAS expertise 30 Jun 15

Dave Leggett

ZF Friedrichshafen says a new acquisition will boost its expertise in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).


Pure EV double decker bus heads for London tests 30 Jun 15

Graeme Roberts

What is said to be the world's first pure electric double decker bus is to be tested in London as mayor Boris Johnson steps up his battle against the capital’s air pollution.

Latest blogs

Newsflash! Our relationship with the motor car is evolving 30 Jun 15

Dave Leggett

It's a recurring theme. We seem to be on the cusp of big changes that will profoundly impact car manufacturers, technology providers, component suppliers and all of us who move around - especially city dwellers.


Now you can park the BMW limo by remote control 11 Jun 15

Graeme Roberts

Parking Assist? As of last night, so last decade. Now BMW has introduced remote controlled parking.

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