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New Audi Sport RS 4 Avant - powered by Porsche

21 May 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Audi Sport must have some of the best margins of any car company division. A range of RS models sits under the umbrella of this GmbH (limite...

England to Ford's rescue again - the week

18 May 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Once again, good old Blighty has helped out Ford's F-150 series across the pond. You're welcome. Few weeks ago, we learned the new three lit...

Volkswagen withdraws from Paris motor show

18 May 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The importer for France has confirmed rumours which had claimed that Volkswagen would not have a stand at the 2018 Paris Mondial de l'Automo...

Research snapshot – no shortage of ADAS technology to support AVs

17 May 2018 | Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of research snapshots, this one forms the second (of three) parts focusing on the ways in which the auto...

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ZF’s vision of steering systems in AVs

21 May 2018 | Matthew Beecham

Although autonomous vehicles (AVs) are on the horizon, steering wheels will be fitted as standard to new cars for a while yet. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with global automotive component suppliers, we spoke to Thilo Bitzer, Senior Vice President, Steering Engineering, ZF Active and Passive Safety Division, about steering systems for AVs as well as active front steering and dual-pinion electric power steering systems.

Designing transmissions for autonomous vehicles

18 May 2018 | Matthew Beecham

The lack of a driver in an autonomous vehicle (AV) re-writes the rules on many aspects of vehicle design, including the powertrain and driveline. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews, we asked Lee Sykes of powertrain engineering consultancy, Drive System Design, what the future might bring.

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Volvo UK claims WLTP testing first

21 May 2018 | Dave Leggett

Volvo Cars says it has become the first car manufacturer in the UK to homologate its entire model range under the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP).

French Ministers to debate automotive future in Paris

21 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

France's Finance Minister, Bruno Le Maire will participate at a meeting in Paris tomorrow (22 May) to discuss the future of the country's automotive sector.

New Millbrook kit meets WLTP rules

21 May 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Millbrook, once the Vauxhall Proving Ground, has been awarded Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) facility approval for its 4WD climatic emissions chassis dynamometer.

French Smart plant to build electric Mercs

18 May 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars is expanding its capacities for electric cars in Europe by using the Smart Hambach plant in France to produce a compact electric car for the EQ brand.

Continental increases its stakes in DigiLens

18 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

Continental is increasing its investment in DigiLens, the Silicon Valley-based holographic waveguide projection technology company.

Constellium expands operations at Decin plant

18 May 2018 | Simon Warburton

Constellium is expanding its operations in Decin, Czech Republic, to support increased demand for aluminium profiles.

Magna Steyr starts on Merc G-Class update

18 May 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Production of Daimler's updated Merc G-Class has started at contract assembler Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria.

BMW warns of customs costs down the UK supply chain

17 May 2018 | Dave Leggett

BMW board member Ian Robertson has warned that any future trade agreement between the UK and EU needs to avoid adding bureaucracy and additional admin costs that would be particularly burdensome for small companies further down the industry supply chain. He also told just-auto that the UK auto industry could be disadvantaged by stricter rules of origin that typically apply in WTO bilateral trade deals, should they apply in the future.

UK minister wants deeper UK-EU supply chains

17 May 2018 | Dave Leggett

The UK minister responsible for Business and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, has told an industry conference that the government appreciates the importance of UK-EU automotive supply chains and wants to retain frictionless trade to deepen cross-border trade relationships further. His remarks come amid mounting political tensions inside the government over the terms of the UK's separation from the European Union and pressure from Brussels to speed up negotiations ahead of the UK's exit from the EU in March of next year.

SMMT chief wants 'technology neutral approach' to fuel policy

17 May 2018 | Dave Leggett

SMMT chief Mike Hawes has told just-auto that he would like to see a clear statement from the UK government that diesel engines have a future in the automotive powertrain mix. He also favours a 'technology neutral approach' that would allow the industry to further refine technologies - such as diesel - in line with market demands and affordability.

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