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Q&A with Kamyar Moinzadeh, President and CEO, Airbiquity

7 Sep 2017 | Cat Dow

Airbiquity is the market-leading provider of connected services for automotive. It’s Choreo platform supports just under eight million cars in over 60 countries across the world and it has recently signed new vehicle subscriptions for Ford, Nissan, FCA, Infiniti and Alpine. Cat Dow caught up with CEO and President Kamyar Moinzadeh to talk about over-the-air updates and future connectivity.


ANALYSIS - Ford's future global SUVs and pick-ups

30 Aug 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Following on from a look at what Ford Motor Company is believed to be planning for Lincoln, the second chapter of a three-part series turned to future Ford cars and minivans. The final instalment below concerns the blue oval brand's next generation of SUVs and pick-up trucks. Each feature includes details of autonomous, hybrid, PHEV, EV and/or hydrogen fuel cell models.


ANALYSIS - Ford's future global cars and minivans

22 Aug 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Following on from a look at what Ford Motor Company is believed to be planning for Lincoln, the second chapter of a three-part series now turns to future Ford cars and minivans. The final instalment will be all about the blue oval brand's next generation of SUVs and pick-up trucks. Each feature includes details of autonomous, hybrid, PHEV, EV and/or hydrogen fuel cell models.


Honda & Acura NSX: better than an Audi R8?

18 Aug 2017 | Glenn Brooks

What could better demonstrate the strange situation that Honda UK and Honda Motor Europe find themselves in than the NSX? Even if you pay the circa GBP33,000 list price for what had been the brand's priciest model until recently, there is then a GBP110,000 leap from there to the cheapest NSX. How on earth do they market this supercar?


Will Ford sieze an electric opportunity for Lincoln?

17 Aug 2017 | Glenn Brooks

It has been just over a year since what Ford calls The Lincoln Motor Company was the subject of a just-auto in-depth analysis feature. China is still nowhere near being the brand's largest market but sales there are up by a staggering 92 per cent and that's even without a local manufacturing presence. With things good in the US too, it surely won't be long before Lincoln returns to being a make selling in excess of an annual 250,000 vehicles worldwide.


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BorgWarner announces OEM EV cabin heater supply deal

25 Sep 2017 | Graeme Roberts

BorgWarner said it was supplying its advanced high-voltage positive temperature coefficient (PTC) cabin heating technology for "a new electric vehicle (EV) for a globally known EV automaker".


Dana appoints Christophe Dominiak as SVP and CTO

25 Sep 2017 | Simon Warburton

Dana has unveiled Christophe Dominiak as new senior vice president and chief technology officer, replacing George Constand, who is retiring.


Eaton Cummins JV introduces first automated transmission

25 Sep 2017 | Simon Warburton

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies has introduced its new Endurant 12-speed automated transmission for heavy-duty applications.


Toyota Indiana plant builds 5m vehicles in 20 years

22 Sep 2017 | Graeme Roberts

When long-time Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana (TMMI) Princeton workers Sandra and Andres Chaparro saw the first vehicle roll off the line in 1998, they felt a sense of pride and accomplishment knowing they'd had a hand building it. Little did they know then they were to help build 4,999,999 more vehicles over the next 20 years.


Bosch e-axle for new hydrogen-electric truck

21 Sep 2017 | Graeme Roberts

By 2021, Nikola Motor Company will bring to market the One and Two, a class 8 hydrogen-electric truck line that will deliver more than 1,000 horsepower and 2,000 ft lb of torque – nearly double the horsepower of any semi-truck on the road – plus with "zero local emissions". The truck has a new commercial vehicle powertrain achieved thanks to a development partnership between Nikola and Bosch.


Google parent mulls investment in Lyft - reports

21 Sep 2017 | Dave Leggett

Google parent Alphabet is reportedly talking to rideshare services provider Lyft about investing in the firm, reports say.


Ford plans temporary shutdowns at five plants

20 Sep 2017 | Dave Leggett

Ford is planning temporary shutdowns at five plants this year as it looks to reduce inventories and adjust output plans according to market demand.


Volvo Cars to add 2nd line at US plant - report

20 Sep 2017 | Dave Leggett

Volvo Cars is reportedly planning to ramp up investment in its US production facility to add a second production line, reports say.


Grenzebach Maschinenbau to sell Ventech Systems to Goodyear

20 Sep 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has agreed to acquire Ventech Systems, a specialist in automated tyre inspection technology, from Grenzebach Maschinenbau.


Wabco completes RH Sheppard acquisition

20 Sep 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Wabco Holdings announced it had completed the acquisition of RH Sheppard, a supplier of steering technologies for commercial vehicles. This followed the successful conclusion of the required regulatory review.



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