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Volvo first to WLTP - the week

WLTP prompts responses from carmakers

ANALYSIS - Future models for Nissan

INTERVIEW - Ford Europe boss promotes safe cycling

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SPIEF 18 - Russia at start of electric road - Rena

Russia's startling paucity of electric vehicles means it is at the very start of its alternative fuel journey says the country's Renault operation,...

Glover replaces Hicks as MD of JLR UK

As part of what is described as 'a major restructure of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) global Marketing, Sales, Service and Public Relations functions',...

PSA takes another step in digital transition

Groupe PSA says it is stepping up its digital transformation with the creation of the 'Digital Factory'. This new facility brings resources and skills...

Volvo expands XC40 production at Ghent & Luqiao

Geely's Volvo Cars said it had received almost 80,000 orders for the new XC40 small SUV and was expanding production in Europe and China to meet...

Uber disabled death test car's emergency braking

Uber had disabled emergency braking in a self-driving test vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona, last March, a preliminary report...

Mitsubishi Indonesia begins Xpander exports

Mitsubishi Motors began exporting the Mitsubishi Xpander compact MPV from Indonesia to the Philippines this month after its successful launch at the...

just-auto Plus only Ford moves EV & AV development teams to Corktown

Marking its return to the Motor City, Ford is moving its electric vehicle and autonomous vehicle business teams into a refurbished former factory...

just-auto takes a Bank Holiday break

It's the second May Bank Holiday here in the UK on Monday, 28th May so we're taking a long weekend off.

SPIEF 18 - Russia rebound sees Gefco acquire 750 railcars

Logistics provider, Gefco says a strongly recovering Russian automotive market has led it to acquire 750 railcars to...

SPIEF 18 - VW Rus urges Moscow continue illicit trade fight

Volkswagen's Russia Group says the country itself does not have an issue when it comes to producing fake goods, but is...

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Volvo first to WLTP - the week

Volvo Cars' claim it was the first car manufacturer in the UK to homologate its entire model range under the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) was the most-read story on just-auto this week. Timely, as we have been scrutinising WLTP in two special, analysis articles: What does the WLTP mean for the automotive industry? and WLTP prompts responses from carmakers.

ANALYSIS - Future models for Nissan

Nissan is the eighth brand to be looked at as part of a series which examines the major current and future models of...

WLTP prompts responses from carmakers - ANALYSIS

From September 2018, all new cars registered in Europe, India, South Korea and Japan will have to report their official...

Nissan and Dongfeng planning Venucia EVs and SUVs

Dongfeng Motor and Nissan Motor's Venucia, a brand which concentrates on low-price vehicles for the Chinese market, is...

New B9 Audi Sport RS 4 Avant - powered by Porsche

Audi Sport must have some of the best margins of any car company division. A range of RS models sits under the umbrella of this GmbH (limited liability company), with the newest addition being the super-fast, super-exclusive, super-expensive fourth generation RS 4 Avant.

England to Ford's rescue again - the week

Once again, good old Blighty has helped out Ford's F-150 series across the pond. You're welcome. Few weeks ago, we...

Volkswagen withdraws from Paris motor show

The importer for France has confirmed rumours which had claimed that Volkswagen would not have a stand at the 2018 Paris...

Research snapshot – no shortage of ADAS technology to support AVs

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of research snapshots, this one forms the second (of three) parts focusing on the...

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Turkey snapshot

Turkey is literally and metaphorically at a crossroads between East and West, while its 80m population has an average...

Russian Automotive Forum 2018

The annual Russian Automotive Forum brings OEMs and suppliers together to discuss developments and progress for the auto...

Geneva 2018

It's March, which means spring and Geneva - the first big European auto show of the year. Our debut list, show news,...

CES and NAIAS 2018

January gets the new year started with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at Las Vegas - increasingly important in...

Latest interviews


INTERVIEW - Ford Europe boss promotes safe cycling

Steven Armstrong might be a car company chief but he thinks nothing of riding his bike for 300kms or 400kms around...

KYB is riding high on active suspension technologies

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with Tier 1 component suppliers, we spoke to Mike Howarth, Vice...

Yokohama expands European customer base

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with tyre makers, we spoke to Tetsuo Ikegami,...

ZF’s vision of steering systems in AVs

Although autonomous vehicles (AVs) are on the horizon, steering wheels will be fitted as standard to...

Designing transmissions for autonomous vehicles

The lack of a driver in an autonomous vehicle (AV) re-writes the rules on many aspects of vehicle...

Thought leaders


Webinar on demand: The Impact of Advanced Thermoplastic Insulation Systems on e-motors

Automotive experts James Bonnett & Chris Slowinski explore the challenges e-motor manufacturers are facing & discuss how advanced thermoplastic insulation can help meet the...

Renesas: Expert white papers

At Renesas, a leading supplier of automotive microcontrollers and SoC products, we aim to be a provider of total solutions in response to growing trends and market needs. Through...

If you thought AWD technology couldn’t deliver both efficiency and performance, think again.

Although AWD vehicles are known for improving safety and performance, they often create complexity, production cost, and fuel economy challenges for automotive manufacturers.

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Autonomous light vehicle market review and forecasts to 2032

Autonomous light vehicle market review and forecasts to 2032

Published: Apr 2018

New to just-auto this quarter, this report has been extracted from motor industry information and intelligence platform QUBE and provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging autonomous light vehicle sector, major suppliers, top 14 markets, technology trends and market size forecasts.


2018 Automotive Megatrends and Markets Report

2018 Automotive Megatrends and Markets Report

Published: Mar 2018

This report reviews developments in major automotive global markets - with a particular emphasis on growth opportunities - and also considers the new forces, the ‘megatrends’, that are reshaping personal mobility and the industry that provides that. As well as reviewing major car market developments, we give consideration to the next wave of emerging markets. If China has emerged as by far the world’s largest vehicle market, attention will start to turn to the places that will similarly emerge as major sources of automotive demand in the future.


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