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just-auto Plus only Nissan unveils new Skyline with ProPilot 2.0 technology

16 Jul 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Nissan unveiled new Nissan Skyline, with updated styling and ProPilot 2.0 technology – the world’s first driver assistance...


just-auto Plus only Karamba Security inks production agreement with Alpine

16 Jul 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Karamba Security, a world leader in automotive and enterprise edge cybersecurity, announced the signing of a production agreement of its...


just-auto Plus only Honda US presents 2020 Insight

16 Jul 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Featuring a new Platinum White Pearl exterior colour, the 2020 Honda Insight begins arriving at dealerships with a Manufacturer's...


just-auto Plus only Ford Europe Q2 2019 sales down 3.4%

16 Jul 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Ford remains Europe’s No. 1 commercial vehicle brand as the top-selling single nameplate at of the end of June 2019. Euro...


just-auto Plus only Eicher e-buses complete one year of operations in Kolkata, India

16 Jul 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

An industry leader driving modernisation in commercial transportation in India and the developing world, VE Commercial Vehicles, completed a...


just-auto Plus only Covestro and Carbon to use 3D-printing process in mass production

16 Jul 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

3D printing offers unique opportunities to produce three-dimensional, often complex shaped parts in one single step. While predominantly...


BMW Group uses artificial intelligence in series production

16 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

BMW says it is using artificial intelligence (AI) in its quality control and monitoring systems in automotive production.


UK gov gives JLR GBP500m loan guarantee for EVs

16 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

UK prime minister Theresa May has signed off a GBP500m loan guarantee to help Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover build electric cars in Britain.


Knorr-Bremse and Continental complete truck platooning demonstrator

16 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Knorr-Bremse and Continental announced they had completed and shown some customers at testing grounds their truck platooning demonstrator operating.


Renault records H1 volume falling 6.7% to 1.9m vehicles

16 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Renault has posted first half volume down 6.7% with 1.9m vehicles sold, in a global market which fell 7.1%.


Tesla might retrofit full self drive chips

15 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Tesla which launched 'fully self-driving' computers last April and has already installed them in recently built  Model S, X, and 3 vehicles, reportedly might start retrofitting the chips into older cars.


ANFAC lauds Spain efficiency and labour harmony

15 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Spain is not playing a low-cost labour game to attract overseas OEMs and suppliers, says its automotive association, but is more concentrating on the efficiency of its factories and solid union agreements.


Porsche Engineering opens revamped Nardo Technical Centre test tracks

15 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Porsche Engineering, which has operated the facility since 2012, said the renovation of the 12.6km circular track and dynamic platform for car testing at the Nardo Technical Centre in Apulia, Italy, had been completed and opened officially.


CATL H1 profit surges on booming NEV market

15 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL), China's largest automotive lithium-ion battery maker, has forecast a 120-150% annual profit growth in the first half of 2019 amid a booming new energy vehicle (NEV) market.


Volkswagen redesigns group six-speed manual transmission

15 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen claims its new six-speed manual, the MQ281, saves up to 5g of CO2 per kilometre, compared with previous transmissions, depending on the engine-gearbox combination.


German minister visits Mercedes US plant, hails investment

15 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

As trade tensions between the US and EU simmer, a German government minister has visited Daimler’s US vehicle manufacturing plant at Tuscaloosa, underscoring the plant’s importance to the German engineering giant and the US economy.


Spain still attractive for suppliers - Sernauto

15 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Spain's supplier association is underlining why the country is proving so attractive to overseas and domestic producers, who are now grappling with the new challenges of CASE technologies and Industry 4.0.


just-auto Plus only Ricardo and Tata Power-DDL join on smart energy management in India

15 Jul 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Ricardo’s energy team has signed an agreement to collaborate with Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (Tata Power-DDL) - a joint...


NEVS using AutoX AD for robotaxi pilot in Europe

15 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Swedish EV manufacturer NEVS and autonomous vehicle start-up AutoX have agreed an exclusive partnership to use AutoX's AD technology for NEVS' new vehicle architecture.


SEAT Components making new gearbox for VW Group brands

15 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

SEAT Components, working with other company assembly plants in Martorell and Barcelona, has started production of the Volkswagen Group's new MQ281 gearbox.


PSA H1 sales down 12.7% to 1.9m vehicles

15 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

PSA has posted first-half sales down 12.7% to 1.9m vehicles with China experiencing particular challenges in the face of falling demand.


Toyota to begin autonomous vehicle testing in Brussels

12 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) said on Friday (12 July) it would begin testing automated driving (AD) technology on public roads with the launch of programme that will trial its in-house developed systems around the streets of Brussels, where the European distribution operation is based.


Ford and VW expand alliance to EVs; both to invest in Argo AI

12 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

Ford and and Volkswagen Group have announced an expansion of their alliance to include electric vehicles – and will collaborate with Argo AI to introduce autonomous vehicle technology in the US and Europe. The two companies said the expanded collaboration allows both companies to better serve customers while improving competitiveness and cost and capital efficiencies.


Toyota outlines future as a 'mobility services provider'

12 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

Toyota is aiming to build on its partnership with Softbank and the Monet JV to transform from vehicle manufacturer to mobility services provider.


China shines bright for Volkswagen Group sales in June

12 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen Group June 2019 sales rose 1.6% year on year to 974,400 vehicles, driven by China where volume rose 15%


Nokian makes first test tyre at Dayton facility

12 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Nokian has produced its first test tyre at its factory in Dayton, Tennessee, which has benefited from an injection of US$360m.


Daimler swings to loss and adjusts earnings guidance down

12 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

After posting a disappointing set of preliminary financial results for the second quarter, Daimler has revised its full-year 2019 results projections down.


Model changeovers cost Mercedes-Benz half year sales

12 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

After the first half of 2019, Mercedes-Benz claimed continued leadership of premium car brands "in a highly competitive environment worldwide" despite its recent an ongoing model changeovers.


just-auto Plus only Skoda global sales down 4.9% in June 2019

12 Jul 2019 | just-auto plus Extended News

Skoda delivered 620,900 vehicles to customers worldwide in the first half of 2019, meaning the car manufacturer is down 4.9% on last...


Bekaert appoints Taoufiq Boussaid as CFO

12 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Bekaert has appointed Taoufiq Boussaid as CFO succeeding Frank Vromant, who took on the role of interim CFO in November last year.

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