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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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Change at the top of Lear

16 Nov 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Auto seating and electrical specialist Lear Corporation has announced Matt Simoncini will retire as president, CEO and director on 28 February, 2018, replaced by Ray Scott (52), currently an executive vice president and president of seating. Simoncini will remain in an advisory role until the end of 2018.


Edmunds expects incentives-propelled Black Friday

16 Nov 2017 | Dave Leggett

Edmunds says that US car shoppers will find some of the best deals in years on new vehicles this Black Friday (tomorrow, November 17).


Delphi appoints new Aptiv board directors

16 Nov 2017 | Dave Leggett

Delphi Automotive PLC, which will become two new stand-alone companies, Aptiv PLC and Delphi Technologies PLC, ahas nnounced that Frank Dellaquila and Colin Parris have been named to the Aptiv board of directors, effective with the final date of the spin-off. 


Fleet capacity utilisation to soar under car-sharing

15 Nov 2017 | Chris Wright

The majority of vehicles used by car-sharing schemes will have utilisation rates above 50% by 2020 - up from around 5% now, according to Fujitsu America.


Lincoln puts Continental's DMD tech HUDs in production

15 Nov 2017 | Dave Leggett

Ford premium brand Lincoln is putting Continental's head-up display with digital micromirror device (DMD) technology into production for the first time.


LA AUTO SHOW - Toyota FT-AC concept world debut

15 Nov 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Another world premiere for the LA auto show has been named: the Future Toyota Adventure Concept (FT-AC).


Mercedes-Benz R&D North America opens Digital Hub in Seattle

15 Nov 2017 | Dave Leggett

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America (MBRDNA) will be opening the doors to their sixth R&D lab this year.


Delphi board approves Delphi Technologies spin-off

14 Nov 2017 | Simon Warburton

Delphi says its board has approved the record date, distribution date and distribution ratio for the spin-off of its Powertrain Systems segment into a new publicly traded company, Delphi Technologies.


NVIDIA records Q3 net income up 55% to US$838m

14 Nov 2017 | Simon Warburton

NVIDIA has posted third-quarter net income up 55% year on year to EUR838m, along with record revenue of US$2.64bn, a rise of 32%.


Faurecia opens new tech centre in Silicon Valley

13 Nov 2017 | Simon Warburton

Faurecia has opened a new technical centre in Silicon Valley to strengthen its relationships with automakers, startups, universities and companies in the mobility sector.



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