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Mercedes goes hybrid with hydrogen - the week

16 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

This week, Mercedes-Benz launched an electric vehicle featuring a hydrogen fuel cell and conventional plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV)...

Citroen 'Europeanises' the C5 Aircross with new rear seats

15 Nov 2018 | Graeme Roberts

When it reaches European showrooms early in 2019, Citroen's C5 Aircross C-SUV will be new to this market but not new to the world - as we no...

Has Audi created a new segment with the Q8?

15 Nov 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Once again, Audi is ahead of rivals in finding yet another market niche. This time it's for a big SUV-coupé, the new Q8 being lengthier than...

F90 M5 - BMW's first four-wheel drive M car

12 Nov 2018 | Glenn Brooks

With 441kW or 600 horsepower on tap, the latest M5 is the most powerful car yet from BMW's M division. Taming its 750Nm of torque meant the...

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How drivers with engineering expertise create a better user experience

15 Nov 2018 | Matthew Beecham

As vehicle quality and reliability has improved, OEMs are increasingly aware of the role user experience can play in the customer decision-making process. That user experience could be planned in during the vehicle development, demonstrated at the dealer or during the test drive. Providing drivers with engineering-led expertise for such scenarios is offered by UK firm ProTwo. We spoke to its founder Simon Poole about why OEMs, Tier ones and dealers are using its services to deal with changing consumer expectations.

Sydney Nash - SMMT senior policy manager on Brexit

26 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

As Brexit negotiations roil and foment in the corridors of Westminster in London, the Berlaymont in Brussels and as they continue to inflame passions on leave and remain sides in the UK, the SMMT's (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) senior policy manager, Sydney Nash outlined his thoughts on just where – or where not- Britain is headed post-March. Just-Auto caught up with him at the recent SMMT Regional Forum where Brexit was very much the theme of the day.

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VW Zwickau plant set to be e-mobility production centre

16 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

The Volkswagen brand is creating the production capacity needed for building more than one million electric cars per year throughout the world from 2025.

BMW 'preparing for no-deal Brexit'

16 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

BMW has said it is continuing to prepare for a so-called 'no-deal' Brexit, given ongoing political uncertainty surrounding the ratification of a terms-of-exit 'outline agreement' between the UK and the EU.

Opel signs with Segula for Russelsheim restructure

16 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

Opel and Segula Technologies have now signed an agreement on a strategic partnership. It is described by Opel as a major step towards securing highly qualified jobs in the research and development sector in Russelsheim and Dudenhofen for the long-term. 

JLR trials GLOSA technology for connected cars

16 Nov 2018 | Simon Warburton

Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled its Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory (GLOSA) system allowing cars to ‘talk’ to traffic lights and informing the driver the optimum speed as they approach junctions or signals.

Visteon expands Karlsruhe technology centre

16 Nov 2018 | Simon Warburton

Visteon has inaugurated its new expanded technology centre in Karlsruhe, Germany, which will drive advanced development of vehicle cockpit electronics, including information display, driver assistance, cockpit domain controller and autonomous driving.

Bosch unveils curved instrument cluster

16 Nov 2018 | Simon Warburton

Bosch has developed what it maintains is the world’s first curved instrument cluster in the cockpit of a mass-production vehicle.

SMMT says Brexit agreement 'a positive step'

15 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

An 'outline agreement' on the terms of the UK's exit from the EU in March next year has been described by the SMMT as a 'positive step'.

McLaren opens carbon fibre production centre

15 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

McLaren Automotive has opened its second production facility - the GBP50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) in Sheffield.

VW Emden/Hanover to become EV plants

15 Nov 2018 | just-auto plus Extended News

Following Zwickau, Volkswagen intends to change its plants at Emden and Hannover in Germany over to the production of electric vehicles. After Zwickau, Volkswagen is therefore establishing its second e-mobility centre in Germany in Lower Saxony.

BYD receives maiden ebuses order from Denmark

15 Nov 2018 | Simon Warburton

BYD has secured an order for 27 of its 12-metre pure electric buses in Copenhagen.

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