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ANALYSIS - Citroën future models part 2

21 February 2017 | Glenn Brooks

This is the third of five features in a series which examines the current and future models for Groupe PSA's passenger car brands. Following on from a look at DS, and then at the A-to-E segment sedans, hatchbacks and estates of the Citroën brand; the division's next electric models, SUVs and monospaces are explored below. Peugeot, the subject of the final two chapters, will follow in the coming days.


ANALYSIS - Citroën future models

16 February 2017 | Glenn Brooks

This is the second feature in a five-part series which examines the current and future models for PSA Group's passenger car brands. Following on from a look at DS, the focus now turns to Citroën. Peugeot, the subject of the final two chapters, will follow a second Citroën feature which looks at the brand's future SUVs, monospaces and electric vehicles.


Toyota doubles Prius PHV range

9 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts

And so, round two of Prius plug-in, a much improved, longer range, more distinctive, fully redesigned model dripping with new technology and yet I'm left with a tinge of disappointment - still would not be able to do the 42-mile round trip to the office without a recharge, something no PHV I've tried to date can manage.


COMMENT - IP and auto industry collaborations

7 February 2017 | Guest

As new business models and new entrants to the personal mobility space gather momentum, automakers are increasingly collaborating with firms outside of the auto industry's established participants. Legal adviser Russell Edson cautions that they should be wary of changing power relationships amid the rising importance of intellectual property (IP) in a dynamic new business landscape. 


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Nexteer on steer-by-wire and the EPS market

22 February 2017 | Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we spoke to executives of Nexteer about megatrends in the car steering market, steer-by-wire systems and growth of electric power steering (EPS) fitment in BRIC countries.


Continental on ADAS, sensor fusion and brakes

21 February 2017 | Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we spoke to Alfred Eckert, Head of the Advanced Engineering Department at Continental Automotive.

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BMW and Mobileye working on crowd sourcing sensor

22 February 2017 | Dave Leggett

BMW Group and Mobileye have announced they have signed an agreement to crowd source data for high definition maps that will be needed for autonomous driving.


Ficosa joins 5G Automotive Association

22 February 2017 | Dave Leggett

Spanish Tier 1 automotive supplier Ficosa says it has become the first Spanish company to join the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA).


Toyota introduces new exhaust purifying catalyst

22 February 2017 | Dave Leggett

Toyota has announced the commercial availability of a new, smaller catalyst that it says uses 20% less precious metal in approximately 20% less volume, while maintaining the same exhaust gas purification performance.


ZF/Porsche develop modular hybrid transmission kit

22 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

With an all-new 8-speed dual clutch transmission (8DT) as a basis, ZF and Porsche say they have collaborated to develop a modular hybrid transmission kit for sports vehicles, catering for current and future drive trends.


Toyota/Shell to add fuel cell stations in Calif.

21 February 2017 | Dave Leggett

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has posted a Notice of Proposed Award (NOPA) outlining subsidies to support hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in California.


Ford nixes human intervention on driverless cars

17 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Ford, having noted engineers monitoring self-driving cars are dozing off, has decided to remove the steering wheel, brake and accelerator pedals from its driverless cars arriving in 2021, a media report said.


Ford plans pothole plotter

17 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Ford claims costly car repairs could be prevented with the help of an ingenious, crowd-sourced virtual pothole map, which it is researching, with testing due to start later this year.


Hanon water-air condenser for Hyundai wins award

16 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Hanon Systems, a global supplier of automotive thermal and energy management products, has been named co-winner of the IR52 Jang Young-Shil Award with Hyundai Motor Company for its water-air cooled condenser for passenger vehicles.


Ford to build new wind tunnel complex in Michigan

15 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Ford is spending on a new aerodynamic testing complex that will house a next-generation rolling road wind tunnel and climatic chamber. The new facility will come complete with testing advancements that better match the technological development of both production vehicles and racing vehicles.


VW/Mobileye join to create navigation data

14 February 2017 | Dave Leggett

Volkswagen and Mobileye are planning to implement a new navigation standard for autonomous driving starting in 2018.


Hyundai hires ex-GM researcher to lead AD centre

14 February 2017 | Dave Leggett

Hyundai Motor Group has hired a leading former General Motors researcher to oversee an R&D centre dedicated to the development of fully autonomous vehicles.


Ford invests in artificial intelligence firm

13 February 2017 | Dave Leggett

Ford is investing $1 billion during the next five years in Argo AI, an artificial intelligence company, to develop a virtual driver system for the automaker’s autonomous vehicle coming in 2021 – and for potential license to other companies.


Survey shows Brazil auto executives ahead on tech

10 February 2017 | Fernando Calmon

International consultancy KPMG’s traditional Global Automotive Executive Survey (GAES), in its 2017 edition published late last month, revealed peculiarities related to the Brazilian market.


McLaren brings carbon fibre production in-house

10 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts

McLaren Automotive has announced the first details of its new Composites Technology Centre close to the campus of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) at the University of Sheffield, and built with support from Sheffield City Council.


just-auto Plus only Schaeffler expands its rolling bearing business

10 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

Schaeffler significantly expands its standard rolling bearing business with high investments in production capacities for FAG Generation C deep groove ball bearings. Improved product...


just-auto Plus only PPG enhances colour software and hardware tools

8 February 2017 | just-auto plus Extended News

PPG's automotive refinish business on 7 February 2017 announced that it has developed several key advances in its popular array of colour software and hardware tools. Denise Lu, PPG global...


Toyota and Suzuki progress partnership

6 February 2017 | Dave Leggett

Toyota and Suzuki say they have concluded a memorandum on beginning 'concrete examinations for business partnership'.


Daimler and Uber to cooperate on self-driving

1 February 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler and Uber said they would cooperate on the supply and operation of self-driving vehicles.


McLaren working with OEMs on 'new combustion tech'

1 February 2017 | Dave Leggett

McLaren Automotive has announced a strategic project to design and develop technology for the 'next generation of powertrains'.


GM and Honda establish fuel cell manufacturing JV

31 January 2017 | Dave Leggett

General Motors and Honda have announced the establishment of the auto industry's first manufacturing joint venture to mass produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system that will be used in future products from each company. 



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