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Volkswagen withdraws from Paris motor show

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EC outlines measures to protect businesses in Iran

European Union (EU) leaders meeting in Sofia have authorised the Commission in Brussels to take steps to protect the interests of companies operating...

FCA value drops as diesel emission probe continues

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles shares fell late last week on investor concern about allegations made in court filings over alleged excess diesel emissions.

US and China call off trade war

China has praised a significant dialing back of trade tension with the United States, with the government saying agreement was in the interests of...

Martinrea opens new Michigan technical centre

Martinrea has opened its new technical centre located in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Toyota to sell GAC brand EVs in China

oyota Motor plans to sell an electric vehicle in China sourced from its local partner GAC Motor from next year, according to reports in Japan.

Japan Display targets automotive growth

Japan Display aims to double its automotive sales over the next five years as it looks to reduce its dependence on Apple and other...

just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales surge 10.2% in April 2018

The Volkswagen Group and its brands continued on their growth path in April. At 927,200 units, deliveries by the Group in April were 10.2% higher than...

VW Brazil to include five SUVs in 20 launches by 2020

Volkswagen's launch plan for Brazil and Argentina totals 20 new products of which five are SUVs, a segment in which the automaker has been weak in South America so far.

MEDEF sets up hotline for French companies with Iran business

French business confederation, MEDEF, says it has set up a hotline for companies nervous about what the implications of...

BMW warns of customs costs down the UK supply chain

BMW board member Ian Robertson has warned that any future trade agreement between the UK and EU needs to avoid adding...

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New 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...

All those in favour of AVs, say AI

We are hearing more about the opportunities for artificial intelligence (AI) in autonomous vehicles (AVs). Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of research snapshots, this one forms the first (of three) parts updating the levels of driving automation reached by automakers. Our second part turns the spotlight on supplier ADAS innovations while the third sets out a Q&A with powertrain engineering consultancy, Drive System Design. The lack of a driver in an AV re-writes the rules on many aspects of vehicle design, including the powertrain and driveline. This Q&A considers what the future might bring.

Nissan planning new models for future of Datsun

RSM Renault Samsung was the most recent division of the R-N-M Alliance to be looked at as part of just-auto's current...

What does the WLTP mean for the automotive industry?

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

How a new engine transforms the Honda Jazz

The Jazz has always had a reputation for being the car for people who aren't interested in cars. The styling was always...

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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...

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ZF’s vision of steering systems in AVs

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

Designing transmissions for autonomous vehicles

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

VW’s vision of car interiors – a mobile living space without a steering wheel

In today’s car interior, space in front of the wheel remains a priority with the explosion of added...

Interview - Avtovaz Renault Nissan Purchasing Organisation

Avtovaz Renault Nissan Purchasing Organisation's (ARNPO) scale in Russia is quite staggering in a...

Interview - VW Group Rus purchasing director Patrick Huseman

Volkswagen Group Rus says it has learned from the crisis years not to rely too heavily on imported...

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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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