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Mobis invests in AR HUD company in UK

8 Oct 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

Hyundai Mobis Company said it had made a significant investment in a leading UK based technology company, as it looks to expand its range of next generation mobility technology.


FEV joins European Clean Hydrogen Alliance

8 Oct 2020 | Simon Warburton

FEV has joined the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance to support the development of a competitive hydrogen industry on a transnational scale.


Hyundai delivers seven FCV heavy trucks in Switzerland

7 Oct 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Hyundai has delivered the first seven units of its Xcient Fuel Cell, the world's first mass produced fuel cell electric heavy duty truck, to customers in Switzerland, with 50 due on the roads there this year.


West European car market shows sluggish trend in Sept

7 Oct 2020 | Dave Leggett

The West European car market grew by just 0.1% in September (versus last year) and underlying demand slipped according to data released by LMC Automotive.


Tata Steel joins ResponsibleSteel

7 Oct 2020 | Simon Warburton

Tata Steel has joined global steel-making standards organisation,  ResponsibleSteel.


Plastic Omnium joins Startup Autobahn

7 Oct 2020 | Simon Warburton

Plastic Omnium has joined the international Startup Autobahn platform.


Hitachi launches heavy duty automated park brake

7 Oct 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Hitachi Automotive Systems is introducing a new heavy duty automated parking brake (APB HD) designed for pickup trucks, vans, SUVs and light commercial vehicles.


AD Plastik secures EUR14.1m in deals

7 Oct 2020 | Simon Warburton

AD Plastik has secured new deals worth EUR14.1m (US$16.6m).


Renault appoints Francois Provost as Development SVP

7 Oct 2020 | Simon Warburton

Groupe Renault has appointed François Provost as SVP, International Development & Partnerships.


GS Caltex acquires Vietnamese car wash chain

7 Oct 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

South Korean oil refiner GS Caltex Corporation, a 50:50 joint venture between US oil giant Chevron and the local GS Group, this week said it had signed an agreement to acquire a stake in Vietnamese aftermarket services startup VI Automotive Services.


Japan sales fall 14% in September

7 Oct 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

Japan's new vehicle market continued to decline in September 2020, by over 14% to 469,705 units from strong year earlier sales of 548,209 units, according to registration data released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association.


US light vehicle sales surge in Q3

7 Oct 2020 | Bill Cawthon

To appreciate US light vehicle sales in the third quarter, it's more important to compare them to the results in the second quarter of this year than the third quarter of 2019.


Russia September car/LCV sales rise 3.4%

7 Oct 2020 | Simon Warburton

September sales of new cars and light commercial vehicles in Russia increased by 3.4% compared to last year or by 5,041 sold units, amounting to 154,409 cars, according to the AEB Automobile Manufacturers Committee (AEB AMC) in Moscow.


Vayyar hails radar sensors for vehicle interiors

20 Oct 2020 | Dave Leggett

Israel-based manufacturer of sensors Vayyar claims its 3D sensors can provide a detailed look inside the car, extending to key information about driver and passengers. It says the 3D image radar sensor tech it has developed doesn't use optical image capture and is also better from a privacy perspective than cameras.


Mercedes quarterly sales back in positive climb

6 Oct 2020 | Graeme Roberts

The recovery of worldwide retail passenger car sales by Mercedes-Benz continued in the third quarter despite ongoing challenging conditions. Global sales of 613,770 passenger cars in the period of July to September were higher than in the prior-year quarter for the first time this year (+3.9%) due to the positive development in China and rising customer demand in many other markets.


Mercedes-Benz sets out new strategy

6 Oct 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz has announced a new strategic course that will pursue profitable growth in the luxury segment and target leadership in electric drive and car software.


2020 China automaker profits up

6 Oct 2020 | Graeme Roberts

China's auto manufacturing sector rallied in the first eight months of 2020 as the auto market maintained its recovery momentum, industry data cited by China Daily showed.


China becoming global car export base - BMW

6 Oct 2020 | Graeme Roberts

China is expected to have a closer relationship with the global market, as carmakers are making the country a production base for exports, a senior BMW executive said recently.


APC makes senior appointments

6 Oct 2020 | Simon Warburton

Britain's Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has appointed Philippa Oldham and Jo Evans to realise its vision to place the UK at the forefront of the global transition to net zero emissions, through clean transport and mobility solutions.


ZF outlines Wabco acquisition benefits

6 Oct 2020 | Simon Warburton

ZF says it is accelerating the development of its product and systems portfolio to enable intelligent commercial vehicles following the recent acquisition of Wabco.


Toyota-Panasonic JV to build batteries for hybrids

6 Oct 2020 | Dave Leggett

A Toyota-Panasonic batteries JV has said it will build batteries for hybrid cars at a plant on Japan from 2022.


South Korean sales jump 25% in September

6 Oct 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

Domestic sales by South Korea's five main automakers combined increased by just over 25% to 138,530 units in September 2020 from 110,654 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the companies.


just-auto Plus only APRR launches Mango mobilites, its service brand

6 Oct 2020 | just-auto plus

On 1 st October 2020, APRR launched its service brand "Mango mobility" and is positioned as a major player in mobility,...


Hino starts fuel-cell trucks development plan

6 Oct 2020 | Dave Leggett

Hino in the US has announced 'Project Z', the company's development path to zero emissions vehicles, ranging from Class 4 to Class 8.


Jaguar Land Rover plants back on two shifts

6 Oct 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Jaguar Land Rover said its plants were back on two shifts after retail sales for the three month period to 30 September 2020 improved significantly versus the preceding quarter but continued to be impacted by COVID-19.


just-auto Plus only Hyundai Motor shares fuel cell commercial vehicle roadmap, launches XCIENT fuel cell truck at digital event

6 Oct 2020 | just-auto plus

Hyundai Motor Company will host a digital premiere event for the launch of XCIENT Fuel Cell, the world's first mass-produced fuel cell...


just-auto Plus only Kia Motors announces September global sales

6 Oct 2020 | just-auto plus

Kia Motors Corporation recorded total global sales of 260,023 units in September, a 10.3 percent increase compared to the same period last...


just-auto Plus only MG charges ahead with best-ever UK sales month

6 Oct 2020 | just-auto plus

Britain’s fastest-growing car brand and rapidly expanding EV marque is marking its best-ever month in the UK, having racked up 3,668...


Toyota, Hino to co-develop US fuel cell heavy truck

6 Oct 2020 | just-auto.com editorial team

Toyota Motor this week said it plans to develop a hydrogen fuel cell powered heavy duty truck for North America in partnership with its commercial vehicle subsidiary Hino Motors.


Suzuki chooses Hitachi stereo camera

5 Oct 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Hitachi Automotive Systems said its stereo camera, with night time pedestrian detection features, has been adopted by Suzuki for their Spacia series of mini passenger vehicles launched in August 2020 with enhanced safety features.

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