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China steals a march on rivals in growing Iranian industry

27 Apr 2018 | Calum MacRae

Since the lifting of sanctions on Iran in early 2016 the country’s automotive industry has recovered significantly with latest figures compi...

Briefing: Iran's auto industry (2)

31 Mar 2016 | Calum MacRae

Through a review of seven years of Iranian light vehicle production data, just-auto provides an understanding of the automotive industry’s c...

What potential does Iran hold for the global automotive industry?

24 Mar 2016 | Calum MacRae

Through a review of seven years of Iranian light vehicle production data, just-auto provides an understanding of the automotive industry’s c...

COMMENT - Iran on sanctions end brink as suppliers prepare

15 Jan 2016 | Simon Warburton

As I write this, the world could be just hours away from witnessing the end to one of its most extraordinary and long-running geopolitical s...

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Interview - Turkey ripe for major development - ODD

24 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Those robust enough to venture out onto Istanbul's choked roads might react with some incredulity to suggestions car penetration rates could rise substantially, but it's important to take Turkey's business and cultural capital as a one-off and not representative of the country as a whole.

Interview - Turkish Automotive Suppliers Association - Taysad

23 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Turkey today stands at something of a crossroads both literally and metaphorically as this enormous country of 80m people – whose average age is just 30 – looks to leverage its attraction as a manufacturing powerhouse and availability of a significant labour pool. Just-Auto Business Editor, Simon Warburton visited the Turkish Automotive Suppliers Association, Taysad in Istanbul to take the temperature of the country's most important manufacturing sector.

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Operations commence at new GS Yuasa plant in Turkey

24 Apr 2019 | Graeme Roberts

GS Yuasa has launched operations at the newly opened Inci GS Yuasa lead acid storage battery plant in Manisa, Turkey.

MediaTek and Autotalks team on V2X and telematics

22 Feb 2019 | Simon Warburton

MediaTek, a global semiconductor company enabling 1.5bn connected devices a year and Autotalks, a V2X (Vehicle to Everything) communication solutions company, are cooperating on integrating V2X and telematics.

BMW Group to open Technology Office in Israel

21 Feb 2019 | Simon Warburton

BMW is to open an office for trend and technology scouting in Israel.

Foresight’s QuadSight prototype evaluated by European OEM

3 Dec 2018 | Simon Warburton

Foresight Autonomous Holdings has delivered and installed its first QuadSight prototype system for evaluation by an unnamed European manufacturer of commercial vehicles.

Europe Foreign Ministers "strongly regret" US Iran sanctions

5 Nov 2018 | Simon Warburton

Three European Foreign Ministers have jointly condemned the reimposition of economic sanctions against Iran imposed by Washington today (5 November) and have pledged to find ways for business to continue trading with Tehran.

Volkswagen, Mobileye and Champion Motors to invest in Israel e-SAVs

31 Oct 2018 | Dave Leggett

Volkswagen Group, Mobileye and Champion Motors have announced plans to commercialise Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) with self-driving electric vehicles in Israel.

Harman opens new Israel headquarters

30 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

Harman has opened a new, 46,000 square feet facility, located in Hod Hasharon, Israel, which will serve as the headquarters for the supplier in the country.

EyeSight announces $15m AI computer vision funding

23 Oct 2018 | Graeme Roberts

EyeSight, a computer vision company, said it had closed a $US15m funding round to drive the expansion of its in-cabin vehicle AI computer vision system.

Volvo halts Iran truck assembly

24 Sep 2018 | Dave Leggett

Volvo Trucks has reportedly ceased truck assembly in Iran due to US sanctions which mean it cannot be paid for shipped parts and knocked down kits.

BYD sending more ebuses to Israel

4 Sep 2018 | Graeme Roberts

BYD has confirmed an order for the first ever pure electric buses for Jerusalem, Israel.

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