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VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Celerio and Suzuki's future cars

Don't let the vanilla styling make you overlook the importance of the Celerio hatchback for Suzuki in Europe. The days of this brand being a...

ANALYSIS: Future models for Volvo's new car plants

Not too long ago, Volvo had just two plants in Sweden and one in Belgium, plus a couple of small-scale SKD operations. By 2018, the firm’s m...

RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of vehicle roof systems

While the variation of roof systems continues to grow, the push for lighter cars has led to the adoption of carbon fibre and polycarbonate i...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: New BlueHDi tech for Citroën C4

The Peugeot 308 GT is not the only new PSA C segment hatchback to benefit from the group’s latest BlueHDi diesel engine technology. The Citr...

Latest Interviews

Williams CEO eyes consultancy business expansion 20 May 2015

Guest author

Mike O'Driscoll, Group CEO of Williams, leads a brand that is well known for its motorsports activity and Formula One participation. However, the firm is now eyeing more consultancy business and looking further afield for opportunities. Ian Adcock caught up with him to hear more.


Q&A with Libertine FPE 19 May 2015

Matthew Beecham

A new technology called Digital Piston Motion Control eliminates the crankshaft of a conventional engine and controls the piston movement using an ECU. To understand more about this novel approach and its potential benefits, Matthew Beecham spoke to Sam Cockerill, CEO of Libertine FPE.

Latest News

FCA orders noise cancellation tech from Harman 22 May 15

Dave Leggett

Harman says it has been awarded a contract from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to equip Fiat Chrysler vehicles with Engine Order Cancellation (EOC) technology, which decreases perceptible cabin noise.


THAILAND/AUSTRALIA: Details of next Toyota Hilux 21 May 15

Glenn Brooks

The eighth generation Hilux has been revealed to the media by TMT (Toyota Motor Thailand) and Toyota Australia.


FINLAND: Elektrobit Automotive sold to Continental 20 May 15

Glenn Brooks

Continental has paid EUR600m (US$677m) for the automotive division of Elektrobit Oyj. Elektrobit Automotive GmbH is a supplier of embedded software to BMW, Daimler, Ford, GM and Volkswagen.


ACEA calls for better emissions test measuring 20 May 15

Dave Leggett

European automakers' trade association ACEA is calling for a new and fully updated Real Driving Emissions (RDE) test needed to better measure NOx emissions of light-duty vehicles under normal driving conditions.


Toyota claims R&D breathrough for fuel cell stacks 19 May 15

Dave Leggett

Toyota claims that a breakthrough in the real-time observation of fuel cell catalyst degradation could lead to a new generation of more efficient and durable fuel cell stacks.


GM to invest $1bn in Warren tech centre 14 May 15

Dave Leggett

General Motors will invest US$1 billion in its Warren Technical Center campus, creating approximately 2,600 new jobs.

Latest blogs

Now that's how to do 'autonomous car' 22 Apr 15

Graeme Roberts

Here's a really heart-warming story about how some of the technology currently being used to develop autonomous cars was used to really make a former racing driver's day.


The 'drone taxi' and possible future Uber 'paradox' 9 Feb 15

Dave Leggett

Does it make sense for Uber to be very interested in the business opportunity presented by taking the driver out of the cab?

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