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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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Ford lays out new US product plan and organisation changes

16 Mar 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Ford has announced a major strategy plan out to 2020 for the US market, claiming it will have the freshest lineup among all full line automakers with average showroom age dropping from 5.7 to 3.3 years as it replaces three-quarters of its range. It is also promising full connectivity ahead of over-the-air updates and the 'Transportation Mobility Cloud'.

Ford launches Co-Pilot360 driver assist technology

16 Mar 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Ford claims Co-Pilot360, the new name under which it will bundle such technology in the US from this autumn, is "most advanced suite of standard driver assist technologies among full-line brands" and "aims to help people around the world more safely and confidently face congested roads".

Toyota initiates new CASE pillar

16 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

Toyota in North America is creating a new CASE (Connectivity, Autonomous, Sharing and Electrification) 'pillar' to coordinate activities in fast-moving advanced technology areas and new industry business models.

Magna/Lyft to collaborate on self-driving systems

15 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

Magna and rideshare firm Lyft have announced a multi-year collaboration in which the companies will jointly fund, develop, and manufacture self-driving systems. In addition, Magna will invest US$200m in Lyft equity. The establishment of this partnership is subject to regulatory approval.

UPS to add plug-ins to fleet in US

15 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

In late 2018, delivery firm UPS will introduce a fleet of 50 plug-in delivery trucks in the US with the expectation of an even larger fleet in 2019. It says the cost of EVs relative to diesel is rapidly falling.

GM names new senior VP, global human resources

14 Mar 2018 | Graeme Roberts

General Motors has moved Kimberly Brycz from head of global purchasing to senior vice president, global human resources.

Nexteer Automotive 2017 revenue up 1% to US$3.878bn

14 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

Nexteer Automotive has reported financial results for its fiscal year ended 31 December 2017, with revenue reaching US$3.878bn, an increase of 1% when compared with 2016.

BorgWarner Eco-Launch solution selected for Ford FWD vehicles

14 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

BorgWarner has said it is providing Ford with its Eco-Launch stop/start solenoid valve and hydraulic accumulator. It is available on the Ford 8-speed, front-wheel drive (FWD), mid-torque transmission used for a variety of vehicles in North America.

NEW YORK AUTO SHOW - Cadillac XT4 and Subaru Forester world debuts

14 Mar 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The world premiere of the XT4, another SUV for Cadillac's expanding range, will take place at the New York auto show. Subaru too will have a new model: the fifth generation Forester.

GM planning peer-to-peer car rental - report

13 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

General Motors is reportedly planning to add a peer-to-peer Airbnb-style car rental service through its Maven carsharing platform.

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