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We're digesting the news that TRW will be (subject to the usual approvals) acquired by ZF. Looks like ZF has paid top dollar.
Here we are again. September 11. On that day in 2001, I was in Frankfurt at the auto show.
In a pleasing variation of authority using cameras to spy on car drivers, General Motors has come up with a car camera that can be a nosey parker on the valet parker entrusted with the keys to your pride and joy.
With the Fiat-Chrysler merger now appearing to be on the final straight, this Non Sequitur cartoon about post-merger scenarios gave me a coffee break giggle.
The original 1960s fastback Mustang is one of my all-time favourite car designs.
A small but not insignificant milestone slipped by earlier this week, perhaps unnoticed by most industry watchers.
It really does get tiresome when some (deep breath, choose words carefully) 'uninformed' person tells me the UK doesn't have a car industry any more. We do, albeit mostly foreign owned.
With RHD Tesla cars only going on sale in the UK in recent weeks, it's way too early to be talking about the ownership experience. But in the US, it's a different story.
The product space just below the 'conventional car' is an intriguing one.
Ah, the old chestnut of the promise of the automotive brand, the core brand values and what the brand says about the driver.
Tributes are flowing in for Nick Scheele who has passed away, aged 70.
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.
We can forget just how amazing some of the technology in the latest production cars is. This video from HMA is a terrific reminder.
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.
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 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.
You learn something new every day in this business.
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.
It's around this time of the year that I get envy attacks when spotting Caterham drivers enjoying themselves in the open air.
If you drive a quadricycle like the Renault Twizy, I can only suggest: look away now.
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.
I was at the SMMT headquarters in London yesterday for a small media round table with outgoing Ford CEO Alan Mulally.
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.
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.
It's been a long time coming but the second generation of Daihatsu's Kei-class roadster is nearly here.
Okay, there are some issues with hydrogen fuel cells as a viable automotive powertrain fuel.
Well, it is maybe not an innovation for people to be all that pleased about.
What do you do if you're retired from VW and apparently got too much time on your hands?
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.
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.
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