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Lear and Dräxlmaier on auto wiring harness trends

Continuing just-auto's series of research snapshots - pulled from its automotive research platform, QUBE - Matthew Beecham talks to executiv...

Briefing: Tomorrow's steering systems

For many years, power steering technology was focused on hydraulic systems but demand is now favouring electric power steering mainly due to...

ANALYSIS: New Corsa VXR & future Opels/Vauxhalls

GM Europe's Mokka is one of the most successful B-SUVs in the region, but does that mean that few people are interested in a pricey Corsa? N...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Toyota's FCV cometh

Toyota's GB's 50th birthday announcement it would launch the Mirai this September attracted a lot of interest on just-auto this week, as wel...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Ricardo on future powertrain technology 3 Aug 2015

Calum MacRae

At the opening of Ricardo's new Vehicle Emissions Research Centre (VERC), Calum MacRae sat down to discuss future powertrain developments with Ricardo's Professor Neville S. Jackson who serves as the engineering consultancy's Chief Technology and Innovation Officer.

Q&A with Zircotec: Growing pains of an SME 3 Aug 2015

Matthew Beecham

Coatings specialist Zircotec recently announced that it had secured a number of new OEM contracts for both OE automotive and motorcycle exhaust coatings, marking a step change in the volumes its UK-based factory is now producing. Matthew Beecham spoke to managing director Terry Graham about the transition to volume manufacturing and challenges of supporting these new projects.

Latest News

ARRB to test driverless cars this November 4 Aug 15

Simon Warburton

Driverless cars will be tested on Australian roads for the first time in November this year says the country's national independent road research agency, ARRB Group.

Delphi ramps up acquisitions 30 Jul 15

Dave Leggett

As the automotive supplier sector sees increasing restructuring, Delphi has announced it is positioning for growth with new acquisitions and investments in key automotive technology and product growth areas.

Ricardo opens Vehicle Emissions Research Centre 28 Jul 15

Dave Leggett

Ricardo has opened a new "Vehicle Emissions Research Centre" (VERC) which it says will enable the development of next-generation of clean, low carbon vehicles.

GM to develop active safety at new Detroit centre 28 Jul 15

Simon Warburton

General Motors is to develop and test 22 active safety technologies across its 2016 model year US line-ups at its new US$14m proving ground near Detroit.

FCA recalls 1.4m for software security update 24 Jul 15

Graeme Roberts

FCA US is, reportedly under pressure from government, conducting a voluntary safety recall to update software in approximately 1.4m US vehicles equipped with certain types of radio after it was shown this week hackers could gain control of the car.

Honda shows updated R&D, Accord 24 Jul 15

Graeme Roberts

Honda has officially opened its new Silicon Valley R&D facility, using the occasion to unveil a facelifted 2016 Accord with its first application of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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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