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ADAS technology partnerships shift up a gear

26 August 2016 | Matthew Beecham

Mobileye and Delphi stepped forward this week to announce their plans to jointly develop a complete SAE Level 4/5 automated driving solution production ready for 2019. This latest technology partnership is just one of a string of others announced this year alone in the race to offer fully autonomous cars.


Toyota's future model plans and platforms

24 August 2016 | Glenn Brooks

The imminent end of North America's 2016 model year sees Toyota winding up Scion division but retaining certain models and changing their brand. In China, in Europe, in Japan and elsewhere, the Toyota model range is also being expanded. This first of a two-part analysis examines current and future models, with a report on Lexus to follow.


THE WEEK - Wireless charging iPhone in Audi

19 August 2016 | Graeme Roberts

I was rather intrigued to see our story about Audi introducing a new wireless charging case for the popular iPhone 6/6S (iPhone 7 will be announced 7 September and go on sale 23 September, the techie media reckon) was the 'most-read' on just-auto this week.


Vehicle lightweighting solutions

16 August 2016 | Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE – this one takes a closer look at some approaches to vehicle lightweighting.


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Design and engineering drivers for Honda’s new NSX

10 August 2016 | Dave Leggett

Honda Vehicle engineering leader Jason Bilotta talks about new technology applications and the design principles for the new Honda NSX


Apollo Tyres vice chairman & MD on growth plans

8 August 2016 | Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with global tyre makers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Neeraj Kanwar, vice chairman and managing director of Apollo Tyres. Since its attempt to buy US-based Cooper Tyre, the company has become more focused on organic growth and currently concentrating on a greenfield expansion in Hungary. It is also targeting a share of the Malaysian replacement tyre market and Indian two-wheeler tyre market.

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‘nuTonomy’ first public trial of ‘robo-taxis'

26 August 2016 | Dave Leggett

A firm called nuTonomy, a developer of software for self-driving cars, has launched what it says is the first-ever public trial of a ‘robo-taxi’ service. The latest testing – which brings ride-hailing and driverless autonomous vehicles (AV) together - is ahead of the planned launch of a widely-available commercial robo-taxi service in Singapore in 2018.


just-auto Plus only General Motors to accelerate EV market in China

26 August 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

General Motors executive director for electrification Larry Nitz on 25 August 2016, shared in Shanghai the company’s technical strength and roadmap in the area of...


just-auto Plus only Evonik introduces low extractable fuel lines

26 August 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

With the multilayer tubing system (MLT) 4800, the world's leading provider of polyamide 12 for multilayer plastic tubing systems, Evonik Industries, Essen, responds to new requirements in the...


just-auto Plus only Continental adds new catalyst substrate for HCVs

26 August 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

At the 66th IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover (September 22–29), the international technology company Continental will present a solution for close coupled exhaust gas aftertreatment systems...


just-auto Plus only All-new Ford S-Series truck gets large fuel tank

26 August 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

The all-new 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty is the toughest, smartest, most capable and most productive Super Duty ever, an essential tool for work. Just one way in which it can accomplish this is...


just-auto Plus only Lada unveils six new Vesta concepts at MIMS 2016

25 August 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Lada brought a unique exposition to MIMS 2016. Lada booth became the largest in brand’s history, 2000 sq.m, it contains maximum number of cars-19 with maximum number of concept...


just-auto Plus only Continental to unveil its innovations at IAA 2016

25 August 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

With its innovations for commercial vehicles, international technology company Continental can achieve fuel savings of up to six litres per 100 kilometres. This value is a result of the systematic...


just-auto Plus only US agencies invest to develop vehicle technologies

24 August 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

On 16 August, as the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly adopted a second round...


just-auto Plus only Third generation Renault Megane on sale in the UK

24 August 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

The last ever produced third generation Renault Megane Renault Sport has rolled off the production line in Palencia, Spain and is now on sale in the UK at Arnold Clark Renault Dundee. The...


just-auto Plus only Britax introduces Anti-Rebound Bar for child seats

24 August 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Britax Child Safety, the leader in child passenger safety technology and manufacturer of premium car seats, recently announced updated versions of its Advocate ClickTight and Boulevard ClickTight...


Mobileye and Delphi team on automated driving

23 August 2016 | Simon Warburton

Mobileye and Delphi say they will partner to jointly develop an SAE Level 4/5 automated driving solution. 


IACMI teams on composite research project

22 August 2016 | Simon Warburton

America's Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), in partnership with DuPont Performance Materials, Fibrtec and Purdue University, has unveiled a project with a dual focus on decreasing the cost of manufacture and increasing design flexibility for automotive composites.


Toyota Tsusho to sell Ballard's fuel cell products

22 August 2016 | Dave Leggett

Toyota Tsusho has signed a distribution agreement with Ballard Power Systems, a leading global developer and manufacturer of hydrogen and oxygen fuel cells, to sell Ballard's fuel cell products in the Japanese market.


Ford adds pedestrian detection technology to van

19 August 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Ford is introducing car-like technology that enables vans to detect people in the road and automatically apply the brakes if the driver does not respond to warnings.


SAIC's MG Motor enhances UK test facility

19 August 2016 | Graeme Roberts

SAIC-owned MG Motor UK has spent GBP1.2m to install a fifth engine test facility and to further enhance the vehicle rolling road on-site at its headquarters in Longbridge, England.


Volvo and Uber join forces

18 August 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Volvo Cars and ride-sharing company Uber have announced they would jointly develop next-generation autonomous driving (AD) cars.


just-auto Plus only Hella’s plant rolls off ten millionth radar sensor

18 August 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

The light and electronics expert Hella has been producing radar sensors in the 24GHz narrow-band range for more than a decade. A few days ago, the ten-millionth sensor left the electronics plant in...


Ford aims for fully autonomous car in 2021

17 August 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Ford plans to have a high-volume, fully autonomous SAE level 4-capable vehicle in commercial operation in 2021 in a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service.


Audi launching vehicle to infrastructure services

17 August 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Audi of America in conjunction with Traffic Technology Services (TTS) will be launching the claimed first vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) technology called Traffic Light Information with some 2017 Q7, A4 and A4 Allroad models this autumn.


Changan eyes UK developed hybrid transmission

17 August 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Magnomatics has signed a collaboration agreement with Changan UK and consortium partners Romax Technology, CMCL Innovations and University of Sheffield to develop and evaluate Magnomatics’ Magsplit hybrid transmission for future Changan Vehicles.



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