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Electrics, Frankfurt, GM, FCA - the week

18 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Our scrutiny of future Jaguar SUVs and electric models drew a lot of looks this week as did news of electric Ford Transits developed with DH...

ANALYSIS - is the future for Jaguar electric?

15 Aug 2017 | Glenn Brooks

Once in danger of going the same way as Saab or Lancia, Jaguar has been brought back to life via massive infusions of cash, intelligently sp...

Future models, waistlines, diesel deals - the week

11 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Our 'future models' analysis is always popular and, this week, we put Land Rover and Range Rover SUVs for the 2020s - not that far away - un...

How 900Nm and 48V make the Audi SQ7 TDI epic

11 Aug 2017 | Glenn Brooks

In the words of a friend who owns a Golf GTD and is a long time fan of multiple Volkswagen Group models, driving the Audi SQ7 would have to...

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User experience in the connected car

8 Aug 2017 | Matthew Beecham

With continuously improving connectivity in the car as we move towards autonomous vehicles, experts are predicting fast and vast improvements in the user experience (discuss). Continuing just-auto/QUBE's series of interviews with suppliers, we caught up with Harman’s head of advanced engineering and user experience, Rashmi Rao to learn about the possibilities and how car occupants will benefit.

DSD on the transmission engineering landscape

20 Jul 2017 | Matthew Beecham

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with suppliers, we spoke to Alex Tylee-Birdsall, co-founder and director of Drive System Design, about how the transmissions market is undergoing a period of change.

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Switzerland bans Porsche diesel registrations

18 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Switzerland's road agency has imposed a preliminary ban on new registrations of Porsche Cayenne cars equipped with manipulated diesel engine management software, a media report said.

Will Daimler and BMW combine car sharing services?

18 Aug 2017 | Chris Wright

Daimler and BMW are rumoured to be in talks to combine their car-sharing services Car2Go and DriveNow, the chief executive of car rental company and DriveNow partner Sixt hinted to the Reuters news service.

Drivers need convincing of automated car benefits

18 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Drivers fail to see that automated and driverless vehicles will deliver promised benefits according to a new study.

Trelleborg to build new facility in Denmark

18 Aug 2017 | Simon Warburton

Trelleborg has, through its business area Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, invested in a new production facility for sealing solutions in Denmark, relocating its current manufacturing facility in the country.

Autoliv/Seeing Machines to develop nextgen DMS

17 Aug 2017 | Simon Warburton

Autoliv is to collaborate with Seeing Machines to develop next generation driver monitoring systems (DMS) for autonomous vehicles.

Vauxhall expands passenger carrying Vivaro range

17 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

PSA Group's Vauxhall has announced two new up level, passenger carrying Vivaro van variants which make their debut at the Frankfurt show next month: the Tourer Elite and Combi Plus.

Chery to launch new brand, SUV, at Frankfurt

16 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Chery Automobile said it would start sales of passenger cars in Europe within the next few years under a new brand.

Honda Europe revises 1.6 diesel for Civic

16 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Honda Motor Europe has announced a comprehensively revised 120PS 1.6 litre i-DTEC diesel engine for its Civic range from March 2018, tested under new real world procedures.

FCA to join BMW, Intel and Mobileye on autonomous

16 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye announced today that they have signed a memorandum of understanding with the intention for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to be the first automaker to join them in developing an autonomous driving platform for global deployment.

IAA world debuts - Chery M31T prototype

16 Aug 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The IAA might be missing Alfa Romeo, DS, Fiat, Jeep, Infiniti, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot and Volvo, but one new brand will be making an appearance: Chery Auto will reveal an SUV prototype.

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