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Monterey Week debuts list - Bentley Mulsanne W.O.

12 Jul 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Monterey Automotive Week, including the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, will take place on California's Monterey Peninsula in August. There will be various concept and new model world premieres, including a special edition of the Mulsanne as a way to generate fresh interest in this almost decade-old car.


Jeep Compass - Fiat and Chrysler's best collaboration yet?

14 Jun 2018 | Glenn Brooks

It's bounding up the sales charts in the USA and selling briskly across Europe too. After several days spent in the company of the Jeep Compass, the reasons for its rising level of worldwide popularity become clear. Could the MP project be the best yet mix of Fiat and Chrysler strengths?


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.


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 segment of the market set for major growth - battery electric vehicles. There is much to admire about Elon Musk's vision and execution, but let's not get too carried away.


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 celebrated its 50th birthday at its Cherry Hill, New Jersey (NJ) base.


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Honda NA production disrupted by Mexico floods

16 Jul 2018 | Dave Leggett

Due to the overflow of a river near Honda's auto plant in Celaya, Mexico, all auto and component production was suspended on 28 June. 


Baraja claims LiDAR breakthrough

16 Jul 2018 | Dave Leggett

Technology company Baraja claims it has developed a new class of LiDAR that solves scalability and performance issues plaguing existing systems that help driverless cars see.


Faurecia announces new Toledo facility

13 Jul 2018 | Dave Leggett

Faurecia has announced plans to open a new production facility in Toledo, Ohio. The new facility will create more than 100 new jobs and officially begin production activity in April 2019, ramping up to full production within a few months.


Cooper expands Starfire tyre lineup

13 Jul 2018 | Simon Warburton

Cooper Tyre has added to its Starfire line-up with the Starfire Solarus AS all-season brand pitched at a value price point.


Tesla makes 200,000 US sales, incentives to fall

12 Jul 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Tesla has delivered 200,000 electric cars in the US, triggering lower tax credits for future buyers.


Federal-Mogul develops new impact resistant textile sleeve

12 Jul 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Federal-Mogul Powertrain has launched new textile sleeving for crash protection and impact resistance which it said was "in testing with several global OEMs".


Nissan Canton manufacturing chief returning to the UK

12 Jul 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Nissan has announced that Steve Marsh, head of manufacturing at its Canton, Mississippi factory, will return to Nissan Manufacturing United Kingdom (NMUK) as vice president.


Top lawmaker urges talks as Trump ramps up China trade war

11 Jul 2018 | Dave Leggett

The US has said it plans another round of new import tariffs on Chinese goods, in retaliation for Beijing's response to new US tariffs that came into effect earlier this month.


Toyota and Servco launch car sharing services in Honolulu

11 Jul 2018 | Dave Leggett

Toyota is participating in the Honolulu (Hawaii, US) launch of a 'creative new mobility solution' called Hui – a round-trip, station-based car share service.


Bosch and Daimler select California for driverless shuttles test

11 Jul 2018 | Dave Leggett

Bosch and Daimler are speeding up the development of fully-automated and driverless driving (SAE Level 4/5) and the partners have chosen California as the pilot location for the first test fleet.



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