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VEHICLE ANALYSIS: Mini JCW & future model plans

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COMMENT: ADAS rollout comes with human issues

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ANALYSIS: Autonomous cars and interior design

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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.


Briefing: Vehicle connectivity technologies (1) 10 Apr 2015

Cat Dow

The wave of advanced vehicle connectivity technologies coming to vehicles embrace a number of interlinked elements, from seamless personal connectivity, to driver assistance systems (and autonomous vehicle control), intelligent transport systems, on-board telematics and the changing human machine interface itself inside the vehicle. In this month's management briefing we talk to OEMs and examine key aspects of the connectivity revolution coming down the line. In this first instalment, Cat Dow speaks with Volvo Car's Petter Hörling about its priorities in the connected car area.

Latest News

More carmakers add Google and Apple systems 29 May 15

Chris Wright

Carmakers are moving quickly to follow Hyundai's lead in offer Google's Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay systems.


F57 Mini cabrio to be assembled by VDL NedCar 28 May 15

Glenn Brooks

A source within BMW Group has told just-auto that Project F57, the imminent next-generation Mini Convertible, will be manufactured by VDL Nedcar at its plant in Born. Production of the outgoing R57 series topless Mini has now ceased and the new model will soon be revealed.


Lamborghini confirms new SUV for 2018 28 May 15

Dave Leggett

VW Group-owned supercar brand Lamborghini has confirmed a luxury SUV as a third model to join its product range.


Daimler opens Chennai bus plant 27 May 15

Graeme Roberts

Less than three years after launching the BharatBenz brand in India, Daimler Trucks and Buses has opened a new bus plant at its Chennai site. The company also announced new bus and heavy duty truck models.


Finally, Ford's Mustang is 'official' for Europe 27 May 15

Roger Stansfield

The Ford Mustang has appeared in some 3,000 films and TV shows in its 51 year history but, in what was arguably its best-remembered and most defining role, in the 1968 Steve McQueen movie 'Bullitt', the car on screen was not actually a Mustang.


Bentley might introduce entry-level crossover 27 May 15

Graeme Roberts

Bentley might launch an entry-level crossover in future, Rolf French, board member for engineering, has said.

Latest blogs

Range Rover Evoque's Chinese clone 21 Apr 15

Dave Leggett

Jiangling brand Landwind is causing waves at Shanghai with its X7 SUV that bears a very strong resemblance to Land Rover's hugely successful Range Rover Evoque.


Brabus' STARTECH creates the Range Rover pick-up 16 Apr 15

Glenn Brooks

Somewhere out there are people who think what would really improve their Range Rover would be chopping the back out of it and inserting a pick-up load tray.

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