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ANALYSIS - CD539 Ford Edge EcoBlue diesel

1 Jul 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Ford has sold some 70,000 Edges in the US so far this year. Not bad for a model that's been in production since 2015 and which competes in a...

Relief as Trump holds fire on auto tariffs - COMMENT

21 May 2019 | editorial team

News earlier this month that US President Donald Trump had decided to delay imposing tariffs on vehicles and automotive components for six m...

Is Tata Motors putting JLR on the block? - the week

10 May 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Is Tata Motors mulling putting Jaguar Land Rover up for sale and would PSA buy it to expand both its global manufacturing footprint and into...

Future looks bright for Rivian EV company after Ford invests $500m

1 May 2019 | Chris Bertenshaw

In a savvy move, Rivian and Ford have joined forces to share resources on EV platforms and architecture. For some time Ford has been creatin...

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CES - Q&A with Nissan on Invisible-to-Visible

9 Jan 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Tetsuro Ueda is a technology expert at the Nissan Research Center where the automaker "explores cutting-edge technologies and develops the next step in automotive excitement". Working with a small, dedicated team, Ueda's research focuses on connecting technology and humans in an enriching, seamless way. His latest development is set to create new insights through connected platforms and sensing technologies.

Delphi Technologies CTO talks powertrain and power electronics

16 Aug 2018 | Dave Leggett

When Delphi split earlier this year, the greater part of its operations were renamed Aptiv. However, the powertrain tech division retained the Delphi name. Dave Leggett recently caught up with Delphi Technologies CTO Mary Gustanski at the company's new London headquarters.

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Motorola Solutions acquires WatchGuard

16 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

Motorola Solutions has announced it has acquired WatchGuard, Inc., a manufacturer of in-car video systems.

German minister visits Mercedes US plant, hails investment

15 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

As trade tensions between the US and EU simmer, a German government minister has visited Daimler’s US vehicle manufacturing plant at Tuscaloosa, underscoring the plant’s importance to the German engineering giant and the US economy.

Tesla might retrofit full self drive chips

15 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Tesla which launched 'fully self-driving' computers last April and has already installed them in recently built  Model S, X, and 3 vehicles, reportedly might start retrofitting the chips into older cars.

Denso joins IVADO to enhance its R&D capabilities

15 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

Denso has announced it has become an industry member of the Montréal-based Institute for Data valorisation (IVADO).

New Polestar 2 to feature Öhlins adjustable dampers

15 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

DRiV, a Tenneco business and leading global aftermarket and OE ride performance supplier, announced that its Öhlins brand DFV (Dual Flow Valve) adjustable suspension dampers will be featured in a performance package for the new, all-electric Polestar 2 five-door fastback.

Nokian makes first test tyre at Dayton facility

12 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Nokian has produced its first test tyre at its factory in Dayton, Tennessee, which has benefited from an injection of US$360m.

Lucid opens new global headquarters in California

12 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Lucid has moved into its Lucid One new headquarters in Newark, California.

Woodbridge ploughs up to CS$100m in Ontario sites

12 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Foam technology supplier, Woodbridge is investing up to C$100m (US$77m) for creating and promoting innovation in Ontario, Canada.

Goodyear secures NC grant for tyre plant upgrade

12 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Goodyear has been awarded a Job Maintenance and Capital Development Fund (JMAC) grant by North Carolina authorities to support the upgrade and addition of manufacturing equipment at its Fayetteville tyre plant.

Toyota Alabama plant to make new crossover

11 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

Toyota has abandoned plans to build Corolla cars at a new joint assembly plant it is building with Mazda (Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA - MTMUS) in Alabama and will instead build a new crossover there.

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