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Investors beware, EVs are a slow train coming - COMMENT

19 Feb 2018 | Dave Leggett

Tesla is a fascinating company to watch. It's a start-up (not exactly new though), is still losing money, but is making cars that serve a se...


Subaru has been in the US for a half century

19 Feb 2018 | Graeme Roberts

From little acorns, big oaks grow. Yeah, yeah, it's a tired old cliche but it aptly describes the rise of Subaru of America (SOA) which just...


ANALYSIS - Tesla future models

12 Feb 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Tesla surprised analysts with its latest financials. Cash burn in the fourth quarter wasn't as bad as many had expected, even though the fir...


Oh no, it's FOMO!

8 Feb 2018 | Calum MacRae

I'm probably not alone in thinking that all OEMs are pretty much following the same strategic and tactical path at the moment. Nearly every...


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Gamification and the human role in Industry 4.0

26 Feb 2018 | Calum MacRae

Industry 4.0 is the hot topic among manufacturing companies right now. With the movement seemingly wrapped up in taking automation to extremes, attendant concerns about employment in manufacturing have come to the fore. Calum MacRae of just-auto talked to the CEO of leading2lean, Keith Barr, about their differentiated approach to 4.0 which seeks to put the human in the driving seat.


TomTom bangs the autonomous driving drum

30 Jan 2018 | Calum MacRae

TomTom, synonymous with satellite navigation systems, is making a big push into the autonomous vehicle area where it can leverage its mapping and UX expertise. At the 2018 CES in Las Vegas just-auto's Calum MacRae met with Willem Strijbosch, head of autonomous driving, TomTom to find out about their latest developments.

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Uber disabled death test car's emergency braking - NTSB report

25 May 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Uber had disabled emergency braking in a self-driving test vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona, last March, a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said.


Trump administration considering 25% tariff on imported vehicles

24 May 2018 | Dave Leggett

The US Trump administration is considering a plan that would impose new tariffs - as high as 25% - on vehicles imported to the US on national security grounds.


Apple does driverless vehicles deal with VW - report

24 May 2018 | Dave Leggett

Tech giant Apple has reportedly signed a deal with Volkswagen to adapt some of its T6 Transporter vans into driverless shuttles.


Hella joins eSync Alliance

24 May 2018 | Dave Leggett

The eSync Alliance has announced that Hella has become its latest member, joining existing Alliance members to "build an industry wide bi-directional pipeline to electronic devices in the automotive market".


Faurecia invests in the US startup Promethient

24 May 2018 | Dave Leggett

Faurecia has announced an investment in the US startup Promethient, reinforcing the group's ecosystem dedicated to thermal management technologies for future mobility solutions'.


Now what is Trump up to with "big news" tweet?

23 May 2018 | Graeme Roberts

US president Donald Trump, who has repeatedly pledged to revive American manufacturing, said on Wednesday "big news" was coming that would be welcomed by US auto workers.


GST Autoleather out of Chapter 11

23 May 2018 | Graeme Roberts

GST AutoLeather, a specialist in automotive leather components, and its subsidiaries exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy on 22 May under new ownership.


Consumer groups ask US agency to probe Tesla Autopilot ads

23 May 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Two US consumer advocacy groups urged the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday to investigate what they called Tesla's "deceptive and misleading" use of the name Autopilot for its assisted-driving technology, a news agency reported.


Tesla still has $35,000 Model 3 on hold - report

23 May 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Tesla is adding two top specification versions of the Model 3, suggesting those waiting for a 'base' version may be kept waiting for some time.


Lexus shuffles US exec deck

23 May 2018 | Graeme Roberts

David Christ has been named to succeed Jeff Bracken as Lexus group vice president and general manager, overseeing all aspects of US Lexus automotive operations, including sales, marketing, customer service and dealer operations.



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