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ANALYSIS: Mégane GT 220 & future Renaults

The GT200 Sport Tourer version of Renault's B32 series Mégane is that rare thing - a small estate that brings a smile to the driver's face....

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2016 Land Rover Discovery & L462

It might be more than a decade old but the Discovery is still one of the best four by fours that money can buy - constant development, inclu...

Briefing: Innovative emission technologies

The main forces driving automotive emission technology are, of course, the ever increasing stringent emissions regulations worldwide. These...

ANALYSIS: Honda's BR-V could be The Next Big Thing

Underlining Honda's increasingly smart move towards investing where populations and incomes are rising in Asia, the company has just reveale...

Latest Interviews

Q&A:Why digital modelling Detroit highways matters 17 Aug 2015

Matthew Beecham

As automakers increasingly use simulation to supplement their vehicle test programmes, Matthew Beecham spoke to Chris Hoyle, technical director at rFpro, the simulator software company which recently won an award for its new approach to producing digital road models.

Q&A: How Camber Ridge is reinventing tyre testing 11 Aug 2015

Matthew Beecham

Camber Ridge is a new tyre testing facility set to open in 2016 in North Carolina, US. It aims to offer tyre manufacturers, vehicle OEMs and Tier 1’s the opportunity to measure the dynamic properties of tyres in an environment that blends testing on real road surface with the controlled conditions found in development laboratories. Matthew Beecham spoke to Camber Ridge’s CEO, Dr James F Cuttino, about the centre and its plans.

Latest News

APMA urges Ottawa "not to relent" on TPP 26 Aug 15

Simon Warburton

Canada's powerful automotive supplier body, APMA, is urging its government stand firm in the face of intense pressure to ink the current Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, as criticism grows it forms part of President Barack Obama's wishlist of 'legacy' deals before he vacates office.

Auto investments offset sales and production gloom 24 Aug 15

Fernando Calmon

Production and sales results have been gloomy in Brazil all year but recent confirmation of four new auto investments provided some relief although all had been announced previously.

Porsche adds INRIX real time traffic information 24 Aug 15

Graeme Roberts

Porsche is adding real time traffic information to its models sold in Europe from September.

Lear acquires IP from Autonet Mobile 20 Aug 15

Dave Leggett

Lear has acquired intellectual property and technology from Autonet Mobile, a Santa Rosa, California based developer of software and devices for automotive applications.

Nissan works on EV pedestrian alert technology 18 Aug 15

Simon Warburton

Nissan says it has collaborated with ten other members in the creation of a potential next generation pedestrian alert technology.

Nexen to build US$7m tech centre in Richfield 18 Aug 15

Dave Leggett

Nexen Tyre plans to build a tech centre in Richfield. The company is expected to break ground for the US$7m facility by end of 2015 or early 2016.

Latest blogs

London's 'linear laboratory' for smart car technologies 19 Aug 15

Chris Wright

I have recently met a man with what you might describe as a bit of a job on his hands.

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.

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