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Ghosn, Brexit and a giant BMW grille - the week 18 Jan 2019

Column: From the Editor

As one of my colleagues remarked, the grille on the just facelifted BMW 7 Series is somewhat reminiscent of the front-end of a basking shark in full plankton filter-feed mode. I'm sure the Chinese will love it anyway (a staggering 44% of all 7 sales last year were in China - which explains the Shanghai roll-out). It was a lighter moment in a week that has had a more serious side on a number of fronts.


Ghosn, Brexit and a giant BMW grille - the week 18 Jan 2019

Column: The Week That Was

As one of my colleagues remarked, the grille on the just facelifted BMW 7 Series is somewhat reminiscent of the front-end of a basking shark in full plankton filter-feed mode. I'm sure the Chinese will love it anyway (a staggering 44% of all 7 sales last year were in China - which explains the Shanghai roll-out). It was a lighter moment in a week that has had a more serious side on a number of fronts.


CES – Harman on tomorrow’s 5G connectivity opportunities 18 Jan 2019

Column: Beecham's Tech-Talk

As vehicles and infrastructure become more connected, new revenue-generating possibilities for players across the mobility ecosystem are emerging. Following its acquisition by Samsung in late 2017, Harman is well placed to help enterprises make the most of those opportunities. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews at CES, we met with Gani Nayak, Senior VP Connected Car, Harman.


Sounds right – Q&A with Harman Car Audio VP 18 Jan 2019

Column: Beecham's Tech-Talk

A number of automotive trends were evident at last week’s CES, notably how Artificial Intelligence, smart audio and voice control systems are shaping the in-car user experience. To learn more, we caught up with Bill Wyman, VP - Global Marketing – Car Audio, Harman.


CES - Shifting gears from RPM to EPM with Harman 18 Jan 2019

Column: Beecham's Tech-Talk

Harman used the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week to showcase its expertise and latest innovations in connected car, audio and connected services technologies. The company says it is expanding the traditional measures of MPGs or RPMs to deliver what consumers today demand, namely Experiences Per Mile (EPM). Connected, personalised and adaptable experiences driven by technology, not horsepower, is the main differentiator of new vehicles, says the supplier. It further believes it is "democratising vehicle experiences" through solutions that enable smarter interactions, improve safety and security, and help automakers seamlessly scale offerings across car segments. To find out how, we met with Rashmi Rao, Senior Director Global Engineering, Advanced Product Development, User Experience, Connected Car, Harman.


CES – Harman’s Ignite cloud platform expands ecosystem 18 Jan 2019

Column: Beecham's Tech-Talk

We heard at CES last week how Harman is expanding its Over-the-Air (OTA) offering to allow OEMs to effectively tackle the ever-growing security complexity of their software supply chain’s components. We also learned how its smart, secure technology is advancing personalised mobility that satisfies individual preferences. Continuing just-auto/QUBE series of interviews, we spoke to Oren Betzaleli, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Connected Services, Harman.


Geneva motor show world debut list - BJA Renault Clio 18 Jan 2019

Column: Brooks On OEM Product Trends

Global debuts for the 2019 Geneva motor show are listed below. The latest addition to just-auto's roster of world premieres is the production version of Groupe Renault's BJA project: the new Clio.


Geneva motor show world debut list - BJA Renault Clio 18 Jan 2019

Column: Geneva Motor Show

Global debuts for the 2019 Geneva motor show are listed below. The latest addition to just-auto's roster of world premieres is the production version of Groupe Renault's BJA project: the new Clio.


Geneva motor show world debut list - BJA Renault Clio 18 Jan 2019

Column: Global Auto Show Coverage

Global debuts for the 2019 Geneva motor show are listed below. The latest addition to just-auto's roster of world premieres is the production version of Groupe Renault's BJA project: the new Clio.


ANALYSIS - Future models for SEAT and Cupra 17 Jan 2019

Column: Brooks On OEM Product Trends

Buoyed by a young model range and the addition of multiple crossover/SUVs, SEAT made 2018 its best year yet for vehicle sales, finally breaking a record set in 2000. Crucially, the company is making decent money too, something which had eluded it for a long time.


ANALYSIS - Future models for SEAT and Cupra 17 Jan 2019

Column: OEM product strategy summaries

Buoyed by a young model range and the addition of multiple crossover/SUVs, SEAT made 2018 its best year yet for vehicle sales, finally breaking a record set in 2000. Crucially, the company is making decent money too, something which had eluded it for a long time.


ANALYSIS - Audi A6 Avant 40 TDI 16 Jan 2019

Column: Brooks On OEM Product Trends

Volvo's success with the V90 proves there is strong demand for premium-priced estates in certain mainly northern European countries. Which is why Audi sees a worthwhile opportunity for its latest A6 Avant in not only Sweden and Germany but Britain too.


ANALYSIS - Audi A6 Avant 40 TDI 16 Jan 2019

Column: Product Eye

Volvo's success with the V90 proves there is strong demand for premium-priced estates in certain mainly northern European countries. Which is why Audi sees a worthwhile opportunity for its latest A6 Avant in not only Sweden and Germany but Britain too.


Subaru shoots for 700,000 US sales in 2019 16 Jan 2019

Column: Brooks On OEM Product Trends

Not content with having overtaken Hyundai and Genesis in 2018, Subaru of America has a new goal: selling 700,000 vehicles this year.


DETROIT REPORT - Trucks and performance cars dominate NAIAS 16 Jan 2019

Column: From the Editor

As news of Ford and VW's tie-up dominated headlines from NAIAS 2019 in Detroit, the show halls amply illustrated the current product focus for North America's auto industry. Unsurprisingly, large brawny pickups and performance cars dominated.


2019 Detroit auto show - the world debuts 15 Jan 2019

Column: Brooks On OEM Product Trends

All the production vehicle and concept world debuts at the 2019 North American International Auto Show are listed below.


2019 Detroit auto show - the world debuts 15 Jan 2019

Column: Detroit Auto Show

All the production vehicle and concept world debuts at the 2019 North American International Auto Show are listed below.


2019 Detroit auto show - the world debuts 15 Jan 2019

Column: Global Auto Show Coverage

All the production vehicle and concept world debuts at the 2019 North American International Auto Show are listed below.


Cummins 1,000 lb-ft diesel for Ram HD pick-up 14 Jan 2019

Column: Brooks On OEM Product Trends

Fiat Chrysler US today announces not only replacements for its long-lived Heavy Duty Ram pick-ups, but also a Cummins in-line six-cylinder engine with a class-best 1,000 lb-ft (1,356Nm) of torque.


Cummins 1,000 lb-ft diesel for Ram HD pick-up 14 Jan 2019

Column: Detroit Auto Show

Fiat Chrysler US today announces not only replacements for its long-lived Heavy Duty Ram pick-ups, but also a Cummins in-line six-cylinder engine with a class-best 1,000 lb-ft (1,356Nm) of torque.


ANALYSIS - Kosmiq and other future Skoda models 14 Jan 2019

Column: Brooks On OEM Product Trends

Handsomely profitable and with a record 1.253 million vehicles delivered in 2018, the news only keeps getting better for Škoda. The Czech make has built solid foundations on a small number of category-busting cars, most of which sit outside the size norms of conventional segments and sell in big numbers. Its SUVs are now doing the same and more models on the way.


ANALYSIS - Kosmiq and other future Skoda models 14 Jan 2019

Column: OEM product strategy summaries

Handsomely profitable and with a record 1.253 million vehicles delivered in 2018, the news only keeps getting better for Škoda. The Czech make has built solid foundations on a small number of category-busting cars, most of which sit outside the size norms of conventional segments and sell in big numbers. Its SUVs are now doing the same and more models on the way.


2019 CES world debuts list 11 Jan 2019

Column: Brooks On OEM Product Trends

OEMs, tech companies and suppliers announced multiple vehicle and technology world premieres at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.


2019 CES world debuts list 11 Jan 2019

Column: Other Global Auto Shows

OEMs, tech companies and suppliers announced multiple vehicle and technology world premieres at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.


ANALYSIS - Future Volkswagen pick-ups and SUVs 11 Jan 2019

Column: Brooks On OEM Product Trends

Last year saw Volkswagen adding or replacing a large number of SUVs, especially in China and Europe. This second part of a series which looks at the Volkswagen Group's current and future models now collates what is already on sale with selected highlights of the VW brand's secret crossover, SUV and pick-up plans.


ANALYSIS - Future Volkswagen pick-ups and SUVs 11 Jan 2019

Column: OEM product strategy summaries

Last year saw Volkswagen adding or replacing a large number of SUVs, especially in China and Europe. This second part of a series which looks at the Volkswagen Group's current and future models now collates what is already on sale with selected highlights of the VW brand's secret crossover, SUV and pick-up plans.


CES – Harman ignites next era of car connectivity 10 Jan 2019

Column: Beecham's Tech-Talk

Just over a year ago, Harman International became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. Focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, the pair have since leveraged their combined teams and resources to drive future mobility forward. They are again using this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to reveal a variety of novel connected car solutions that support their joint mission to become the leader in connectivity and autonomous driving. We are at CES this week where Harman has taken over the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and filled its conference rooms with the very latest connected car and autonomous driving solutions. So let’s take a closer look at what’s on offer.


CES - Luxoft showcases concept for autonomous and shared mobility 10 Jan 2019

Column: Beecham's Tech-Talk

At this year’s CES, Luxoft, a global IT service provider, together with LG Electronics, Amazon, HERE and The Qt Company unveiled an autonomous mobility concept. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews at CES, we spoke to Mikael Söderberg, Senior Technical Director, Automotive at Luxoft to learn more.


CES – Visteon’s vision of how the cockpit will evolve in the autonomous era 10 Jan 2019

Column: Beecham's Tech-Talk

Visteon’s cockpit domain controller, known as SmartCore™ aims to improve every aspect of the cockpit experience, including graphic display resolution and security, and provide a compelling value proposition to OEMs. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews at CES this week, we spoke to Robert R. Vallance, Senior Vice President, Customer Groups, Marketing and Communications, Visteon to learn more about SmartCore™ , how its business is shaping up in China and addressing custmer demand for individualisation.


CES – Continental on tomorrow’s mobility solutions 10 Jan 2019

Column: Beecham's Tech-Talk

Continental is using this year’s CES to demonstrate its solutions and key technologies for future cities around the theme "Mobility at your service. Freedom to Live." To learn more, we spoke to Ralph Lauxmann, Head of Systems & Technology, Chassis & Safety Division, Continental and Dr. Karsten Michels, Head of Systems & Technology, Interior Division, Continental.

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