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Sir Nick Scheele's career highlight - in his own words 21 Jul 2014

Dave Leggett

Tributes are flowing in for Nick Scheele who has passed away, aged 70.


Mercedes basks in German World Cup victory 16 Jul 2014

Simon Warburton

Mercedes-Benz has wasted no time in basking in Germany's reflected glory of winning the World Cup on Sunday night and becoming the first side since reunification to lift the golden trophy.


Hyundai's empty Genesis convoy 10 Jul 2014

Glenn Brooks

We can forget just how amazing some of the technology in the latest production cars is. This video from HMA is a terrific reminder.


Toyota i-Road leaning car - the video 30 Jun 2014

Glenn Brooks

TMC continues to promote Japan's Ha-Mo car sharing scheme via its own i-Road commuter model. The latest promotional video is worth a look.


'Last mile mobility' 20 Jun 2014

Dave Leggett

Thoughts are turning to future mobility today. There's an event on this subject in London next week that I will be attending on Wednesday.


Opel/Vauxhall Corsa pics hit the web 19 Jun 2014

Glenn Brooks

Opel and Vauxhall will issue images and details of the next Corsa to the media on 9 July. But as often happens, some papped shots have already appeared.


The 'Chinese Hummer' 13 Jun 2014

Graeme Roberts

You learn something new every day in this business.


Toyota working on hover cars 11 Jun 2014

Glenn Brooks

Speaking at a Bloomberg summit in San Francisco, a Toyota engineer has disclosed an advanced engineering project for cars which would hover just above roads.


DIY Caterham assembly 10 Jun 2014

Dave Leggett

It's around this time of the year that I get envy attacks when spotting Caterham drivers enjoying themselves in the open air.


Euro NCAP crash tests quadricycles 4 Jun 2014

Graeme Roberts

If you drive a quadricycle like the Renault Twizy, I can only suggest: look away now.


Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupé: tilting suspension tech explained 3 Jun 2014

Glenn Brooks

As the first version of the new S-Class Coupé goes on sale in Germany, Mercedes-Benz has revealed technical details of the car's revolutionary suspension system, which allows the car to lean into bends.


The secret to Alan Mulally's success at Ford 23 May 2014

Dave Leggett

I was at the SMMT headquarters in London yesterday for a small media round table with outgoing Ford CEO Alan Mulally.


Lockdown in St Petersburg 23 May 2014

Simon Warburton

It's perhaps no huge surprise security is taken so seriously at this year's Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, but the sheer scale of the precautions is overwhelming.


Maintaining clearness in St Petersburg 21 May 2014

Simon Warburton

I'm not sure if I expected icebergs floating down the river in St Petersburg in May, but what I certainly didn't bank on was a 30C wall of heat ahead of this year's International Economic Forum (SPIEF), which I'm attending for the first time this week.


Bloggers blow Copen's cover 20 May 2014

Glenn Brooks

It's been a long time coming but the second generation of Daihatsu's Kei-class roadster is nearly here.


Bottled exhaust water, courtesy of Honda 16 May 2014

Dave Leggett

Okay, there are some issues with hydrogen fuel cells as a viable automotive powertrain fuel.


An aftermarket innovation impacting JLR 13 May 2014

Dave Leggett

Well, it is maybe not an innovation for people to be all that pleased about.


Handling's a bit wooden 8 May 2014

Graeme Roberts

What do you do if you're retired from VW and apparently got too much time on your hands?


Urban mobility 7 May 2014

Dave Leggett

As the population of the world decamps from the countryside to work in factories in emerging 'megacities', how the evolving city functions and how goods and people move around sustainably (and without gridlock) are sure to be constant accompanying themes.


UK car sales data, by nation 7 May 2014

Dave Leggett

I know people around the world sometimes find this a bit confusing - and understandably really - but the UK currently comprises four constituent countries: England, Scotland (deciding later this year whether to be independent), Wales and Northern Ireland.


FCA, what's the thinking? 6 May 2014

Dave Leggett

Okay, we're digesting today's announcements, analysis of the five-year strategy for Fiat-Chrysler is in the works.


An unusual momento from Ford's Mulally 2 May 2014

Dave Leggett

While writing a comment piece on Alan Mulally's Ford legacy earlier, I was reminded of my meeting with him in his office a few years ago.


Brand 'trust' for premiums 30 Apr 2014

Dave Leggett

Some interesting thoughts here from Tokuo Fukuichi, head of Lexus, on brand trust and where Lexus is compared with the Germans.


Watch self-driving Volvos in Göteborg 30 Apr 2014

Glenn Brooks

Volvo Cars is moving forward with its testing of self-driving cars in its home city of Gothenburg. Prototypes are on the roads now, and these will be followed by 100 customer cars in 2017.


From the green state to the gas state 29 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

Lovely irony about Toyota's planned US headquarters move from Texas to California, as pointed out by Green Car Reports.


Outlook webinar 25 Apr 2014

Dave Leggett

If you missed the 2014 outlook webinar that we did a few weeks ago, don't fret.


BEIJING MOTOR SHOW: every new model 21 Apr 2014

Glenn Brooks

What might well be the most comprehensive guide to AutoChina 2014 has been updated on just-auto.com, so do take a look.


Spring issue of Lotus Engineering's proActive 14 Apr 2014

Dave Leggett

The latest issue of Lotus Engineering's proActive is out.


About those US octane ratings... 14 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

Interesting comment about my earlier blog on US octane ratings from our Brazilian correspondent Fernando Calmon.


An octane boost for US petrol? 10 Apr 2014

Graeme Roberts

Ever been bemused at the low octane ratings of US petrol? Pull up to a pump and you get options like 87, 89, 93.


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