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Mahindra and Ford to explore India alliance

Nissan Brazil plant builds 150,000 cars in 3 years

Honda America begins mass production of new Accord

Management briefing - Frankfurt motor show review

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Magna opens new vision systems centre in Shanghai

Magna, which claims to be the global market leader in automotive mirrors, has opened a new engineering centre in Shanghai to bring its latest vision...

Wabco completes RH Sheppard acquisition

Wabco Holdings announced it had completed the acquisition of RH Sheppard, a supplier of steering technologies for commercial vehicles. This...

Ingress takes control of Indian parts JV

Thai automotive components manufacturer Ingress Industrial Thailand, 60% owned by Malaysia's Ingress Corporation, has taken full control of its Indian...

Tokyo show debuts: MMC e-Evolution concept

Mitsubishi Motors is the first manufacturer to announce a world premiere for the Tokyo motor show.

just-auto Plus only Renault powers up Kadjar with new engine options

Renault has strengthened its Kadjar crossover line-up with the addition of a new high power petrol engine and a new transmission option that are both...

just-auto Plus only Proterra/LG Chem jointly develop new battery cell

Proterra, the leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, and LG Chem, a global leader in lithium-ion batteries for automotive,...

just-auto Plus only Nikola/Bosch develop powertrain for CVs

Electrification is becoming bigger than you imagined. By 2021, Nikola Motor Company will bring to market the Nikola One and Two, a class-8...

ZF and Faurecia detail collaboration with Cockpit 2025

ZF and its partner Faurecia have unveiled the initial results of their collaboration, following the introduction of their new seat concept during IAA 2017.

Toyota promises variety of vehicle types as well as EVs

Toyota Motor president Akio Toyoda said the automaker would continue to make a variety of vehicle types even though...

Other transport modes 'partners not enemies' - VDA president

Germany's automotive industry association (VDA) president is urging carmakers to view other transport modes as operating...

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Punch Powertrain on a rapid growth track

Punch Powertrain is a transmission supplier that’s creeping up on the rails of the more established suppliers such as Aisin, JATCO and ZF and is providing them with stiff competition. Since 2013 it’s achieved average annual growth of around 50% and has plans to take its capacity from 1.2 million units at the end of this year to over 3 million units by 2020. It’s headquartered at Sint-Truiden in Belgium and is a major supplier of CVTs to Chinese domestic OEMs from its manufacturing plant in Nanjing, China. 

Management briefing - Frankfurt motor show overview

Did Mercedes-AMG win the battle of the clicks for news coverage from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA? The Project ONE hypercar...

Frankfurt (mostly) - the week

Of course, many eyes were either at or on the bi-annual Frankfurt show this week. Including ours.

New order: world in motion dances to China’s beat

It used to be the way that a trip to a major European motorshow was a good chance for the assembled press to have a good...

ANALYSIS - What the Giulia says about Alfa Romeo's future

Alfa Romeo is at long last on the rise. Across Europe and in the US too, Giulia sales, after a slow start, are accelerating. In many ways, this D segment sedan is good enough to be compared with the best in its class. However, there are areas of concern.

ANALYSIS - Suzuki architectures and future models [updated]

Often flying under the radar due to its small presence in Europe and China, as well as its withdrawal from the US...

Suzuki already planning to triple capacity at new Indian plant

Having opened its first car plant in the Indian state of Gujarat earlier this year, Suzuki Motor Corporation now says it...

Could VW axe the up! in Europe?

Small cars can be a headache for vehicle manufacturers. The problem is that model offerings have proliferated at the...

Hot issues


Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) 2017

It's Frankfurt's turn to host Europe's big automotive show this year. Our coverage is gathered together here.

The virtual world and automotive

The virtual world is edging closer and impacting the buying and driving experience. There are virtual reality headsets...

BMW Group future product strategy

BMW is pouring money into renewing both its global model range and trying to create sub-segments which it could dominate...

All change at Ford

Ford has changed its CEO and reshuffled its top management as it seeks a corporate reset in the face of falling profits...

Latest interviews


Magna CTO on autonomous drive platform technologies, new materials and processes

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we caught up with Swamy Kotagiri,...

Adient VP on interior solutions for future vehicle concepts

New forms of mobility such as autonomous driving, car sharing and electromobility were hot topics at this year’s IAA...

Samsung sets up $300m fund to develop autonomous cars, pushing $89m to TTTech

This year’s IAA saw Samsung and Harman launch an autonomous/ADAS strategic business unit and...

Tata Steel sees a sustainable future

Tata Steel recently published a whitepaper entitled "Charging towards a sustainable future?" which...

Tenneco comfortable with auto's electrification drive

At the 2017 Frankfurt IAA we spoke to Ben Patel, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer,...

Thought leaders


3M: Automotive Bonding

The latest addition to the Automotive Attachment Tape family - is a high performance tape that has the potential to simplify the attachment process while reducing overall costs and...

Boost Innovation With New Technology

Cutting solutions introduced to the market 10 to 15 years ago may still be reliable and productive, but they are not capable of responding to new market requirements, most notably...

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.

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

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

Research store


China New Energy Vehicle Report

China New Energy Vehicle Report

Published: Jul 2017

This up to date report responds, among other things, to the following questions: Who dominates the market currently and why? What changes can be expected or not? How difficult will it be for the various OEMs to meet the fuel saving targets and the NEV carbon credit quotas laid down by the government? What impact will changes of the regulation have and how will technology trends be affected? What are reasonable game plans of the OEMs in terms of model mix in order to achieve the regulation? Why might 48V and plug-in hybrids be the winners out of all this?


Global Automotive Brake Friction Materials Market 2017-2021

Global Automotive Brake Friction Materials Market 2017-2021

Published: Aug 2017

About Automotive Brake Friction Materials Friction materials are also known as brake materials or clutch materials.


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